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Monday, September 19, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW πŸ”– Two for the Show by Skye Warren

Two for the Show by Skye Warren 

Release Date: September 13, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Pregnant. Alone. And heartbroken. The only thing Eva Morelli knows for sure is that she wants this baby. She learned how to depend only on herself a long time ago. 

The father, however? He made his position on marriage and children very clear. 

Finn Hughes has fought his fate for years, but it’s finally catching up to him. Duty took away his choices. How can he hope for forever? He already knows how this ends. 

There’s only one thing worse than having a family. 

Losing them. 

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty... The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors. 

WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...

My Review:

Warren delivers a sizzling continuation in the One for the Money Trilogy, Two for the Show will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end.

The story picks up right where it left off in One for the Money, where a turn of events truly turns the lives of Eva Morelli and Finn Hughes upside down. No matter how much Finn wanted to avoid any thought of having kids or getting married, his worst nightmare is coming true when he finds out that Eva is pregnant with his baby. Finn is used to knowing what his future is going to look like and has seen firsthand what his family’s inherited illness can do. So it pains him to know that he won’t have a lot of time with his child once the illness catches up with him. For Eva, knowing that Finn doesn’t want anything to do with their child breaks her heart and that makes her even more protective of the baby. No child of hers is going to feel the pain of being unwanted. Eva will have to make the choice of fighting for a future with Finn or walking away altogether.

The story just keeps getting better! Warren has written a story that will captivate you from beginning to end, this being the second book in the trilogy truly dives into the biggest hurtle that the main characters have to go through. Both are equally loyal to their families and they are aware of their responsibilities. For Finn, he has the tremendous responsibility to keep his family’s company going and he is still responsible for his younger brother. So when he finds out that Eva is expecting, he wants to protect her even more. Yet, there is a huge part of him that doesn’t want to allow himself to find happiness and the hope that Eva is bringing to his life. I throughly enjoyed the second characters and cameos from characters in the Midnight Dynasty world. I would highly recommend checking out this story, you will not regret it! :)

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

My Rating:

About the Author 

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her books have sold over one million copies. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW πŸ”– The Watcher by Melanie Moreland

The Watcher by Melanie Moreland

Release Date: September 15, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

To the world, I’m Damien DeSalvo, businessman. 

I own a security company, ensuring the safety of my clients.
But behind the scenes, I’m known as the Watcher.
I stay hidden, overseeing the secrecy of Hidden Justice—
those who rid the world of its scum, one bad guy at a time.

Until the day she stumbles into my path and one kiss changes everything.
Stalked and terrified, Raven Bailey needs my protection.

I need her.

Can I find the man threatening the woman I love before he finds her?
We’re playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

And I’m determined to win.

My Review:

The Watcher, the fourth book in the Men of Hidden Justice Series by Melanie Moreland is a steamy suspenseful romance that will keep you at the edge of your seat until the very end. A definite must-read!

As the owner of Elite Security, Damien DeSalvo has worked really hard to make his security firm a very successful business. On the outside, he is a businessman planning to expand Elite Security’s clientele and staff. But behind the scenes, Damien uses his skills to run all the programs and servers for Hidden Justice. A secret agency that works to get rid of those that have committed serious crimes. Although Damien is no longer part of the crew, he works in the background to facilitate their success and has been given the name of The Watcher for that. So there is no surprise when he rushes to a woman in need, looking wet from the rain and terrified. She begs him to play along with her and kisses him. Taken back, Damien kisses her back and a part of him doesn’t want to let go. He knows that he needs to earn her trust and immediately tells her about his security firm and how highly trained he is to keep her save. Raven reveals that she’s been stalked and Damien knows that she needs his protection. Yet, the more he learns about Raven, the harder it gets to not be around her. He has never felt that way before, there is an undeniable pull that keeps bringing them together and Damien will not stop until her stalker is out of the equation for good. Nevertheless, his world is dangerous and he can’t put Raven at risk, not when he is starting to fall for her.

After a devastating break up, Raven Bailey made the decision to move to a new city and start over as a teacher. Yet, being alone made it difficult to make new friends so going into a website for other singles in the city looking for a potential friendship didn’t turn out the way she hoped it would. From one innocent meet up, her date slowly started to become more possessive and stalkerish. Running into the bar and kissing the mysterious stranger was the best decision she would have done. No one has paid attention to her concerns the way Damien is, he treats with respect and truly wants to protect her. But no matter how much she wants to lean into his help, Raven doesn’t want him to get hurt. It would take a turn of events to threaten a chance at a potential future together.

I loved reading The Watcher, Moreland always knows how to deliver a great story with alpha heroes ready to protect their heroines at all costs. Damien and Raven’s connection is instant from the very beginning and it just progresses after that. He knows that he is the best man to protect her with his skills and knowledge. We get to know him in previous books in the series and now we got see a cameos from previous lead characters as well. They are all in when it comes to protecting their loves on and the men of Hidden Justice come to help when Damien is in need. Raven is smart, caring and the last thing she wants is to put anyone else in danger. But she learns to trust in Damien and he doesn’t let her down. Filled with plenty of steamy and romantic scenes, the story also brings in a lot of mystery and suspense to keep you wanting for more. I would highly recommend checking out The Watcher as well as any other books in the series, they will not disappoint. :)

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

My Rating:

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

πŸ”– RELEASE BLITZ πŸ”– Two for the Show by Skye Warren

Two for the Show by Skye Warren 

Release Date: September 13, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Pregnant. Alone. And heartbroken. The only thing Eva Morelli knows for sure is that she wants this baby. She learned how to depend only on herself a long time ago.

The father, however? He made his position on marriage and children very clear.

Finn Hughes has fought his fate for years, but it’s finally catching up to him. Duty took away his choices. How can he hope for forever? He already knows how this ends.

There’s only one thing worse than having a family.

Losing them.

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty... The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.

WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...

About the Author

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her books have sold over one million copies. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW BLITZ πŸ”– Rookie's Regret by Gina Azzi

Rookie's Regret by Gina Azzi 

Release Date: September 8, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

Lioness. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I see the brilliant redhead selling cupcakes at the hockey arena.

With the soul of an artist and the spirit of a nomad, Bea Turner is gorgeous, quirky, and refreshing.

She’s also my teammate’s little sister.

As the Tennessee Thunderbolts' Rookie, I should steer clear. I’m here to play hockey and provide much-needed financial security for my family. To do that, I need to avoid distractions.

Bea doesn’t just distract me; she flips my world upside down.

One bad joke has me pursuing her. One date and I crave more. Calling her mine? Well, now I’m dreaming of a future.

The life of a hockey player — trades, travel, uncertainty — isn’t for the heart of a creative. Bea desires adventure and possibility, not early morning skates and strict exercise regimens.

When I’m thrust into a situation at odds with Bea’s dream career, I know I can’t hold her back.

If we’re meant to be, we’ll make it work. But what if we’re not?

What if my greatest regret is letting my lioness go? 

My Review:

In Rookie’s Regret, the third book in the Tennessee Thunderbolts, Azzi delivers a relatable and swoon worthy sports romance that will leave you wanting for more!

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Beatrice “Bea” Turner, who after receiving an art degree in Nashville, she is moving back home to take care of her grandmother. With the vision to start her own pottery business, her brother Beau who happens to play for the Tennessee Thunderbolts, is able to get her a job selling cupcakes at the arena. Beau quickly warns her to not get tangled up with a hockey player, but she tells him that no one is going to be interested in a quirky person like herself. She would usually be covered in clay and dust, it’s her happy place and what keeps her centered. There are hopes and dreams that Bea has for herself, but her family is her priority so coming back home is what she feels that she need to focus on now.

Until one day she meets Cole Philips, the minute he walks up to the Primrose Sweets pop-up stand, Bea is immediately taken by him. He is funny and telling her jokes that make him stand to her. There is something genuine about him that Bea likes and quickly finds herself telling him all about her. Yet, things change the minute she finds out that he is actually a Thunderbolt player. Their chemistry keeps pulling them together so much so that they decide to give their relationship a shot. But it’s Cole’s inability to communicate with her that starts to become an issue and when she gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Bea needs to decide if continuing a relationship is worth it or not.

For Cole Philips, playing for the Tennessee Thunderbolts has allowed him to be able to help his family financially. After losing his parents, it was his uncle who raised him and Cole wants to be able to provide for his uncle and cousin. Hockey became his world growing up and it gave him an outlet to be free and taught him to never lose focus. It’s for that reason that he has never been a romantic relationship before and avoids confrontations at all costs. But the gorgeous curly redhead selling cupcakes has his attention right away. He is attracted to her and her personality. Although he has a strict routine, Cole makes it his mission to win her over even if it means stopping by the pop-up everyday to buy a cupcake from her. Which it doesn’t take long, it’s easy to talk to Bea, they have a lot in common. Yet, the more he talks to her, the more Cole wants to start a future with her. Hockey has always been at the top of his priority list and he has to learn how to let Bea into his world before it’s too late.

I throughly enjoyed reading Rookie’s Regret, Azzi does a great job telling a relatable story with lovable characters. It’s evident that they both have a lot to learn, they are still finding their way and once they are able to trust each other, they are able to lean on one another after that. We get some cameos from previous characters in past books as well. I really loved all the jokes and how the story wraps up at the end. It fit the characters so well and there is hope for them to start a future together. I would highly recommend checking out this story and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :)

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

My Rating: 4.5/5

Meet Gina Azzi:

I’m Gina Azzi, a book-obsessed, coffee-drinking, globetrotting, mama of soon-to-be three! I write sweet with a dash of spicy New Adult and Contemporary Romance full of good men putting in work to win the hearts of even better women.

A total Jersey girl at heart, I struggle with insatiable wanderlust and currently reside in Ontario, Canada with my family.

When I’m not dreaming up storylines or writing all the words, you can find me hanging with my littles, attempting to bake, or planning my next adventure.

Connect with me on social media or at I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!



Tuesday, August 30, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW BLITZ πŸ”– Second to None by K.A. Linde

Second to None by K.A. Linde

Release Date: August 30, 2022
Pages: 275
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

First love can't come second.

A stand alone second chance grumpy sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved.

And the only one to break my heart.

I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated.

Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began.

When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on.

Except I’m no longer okay with that idea.

I’ll prove to him that I come second to none. 

My Review:

Linde delivers all the emotional angst in Second to None, the third book in the Coastal Chronicles Series. This best friend’s brother second chance romance will leave you rooting for the characters until the very end.

After living in LA for the past decade, Josephine Reynolds is not used to the Savannah summers. But coming back to the home Josie used to spend every summer growing up brings her memories of her life before she got her big break. To those closest to her she is still Josie, but to the whole world she is an Emmy-winning actress whose hit teen supernatural show Academy has brought her wealth and a huge fan base. After the show ended on its eighth season, fans were ready to finally see the last chapter of the very successful show.

That is exactly what ultimately brings Josie to Savannah, to start filming the movie, knowing full well that she’ll be seeing Maddox Nelson again. She’s always liked him growing up, but being her best friend’s twin brother, Maddox quickly became off limits to Josie. Then everything changed the minute they crossed the line of no return and gave in to their feelings. Only to end things badly for them and for her life to completely change in one night. They were very different growing up, while Maddox was a total introvert, Josie was his complete opposite. She has always been the life of the party and still is. Yet, no matter how successful they both are, they still can’t get one thing right and that is to find the love of their lives. As for the past decade there has been a push and pull between them, always bringing them together only to bring them apart just as quickly. They’ve been through a lot, but there is something different this time around. Something that gives Josie hope of winning Maddox’s heart once and for all.

I throughly enjoyed reading Second to None, while the story is mainly written in Josie’s POV, Linde does a good job giving us enough details to fully get the whole picture. The storyline does switch from past to present as we slowly get to know the characters and their story. We get cameos from previous characters as well making the story a delight to read. We have two complete opposite characters whose attraction towards each other is undeniable, making it hard for them to fully move on from each other. They will always be connected in one way and that brings them together in the end. Ultimately, Josie finds the strength to go after what she wants with Maddox’s encouragement and the twist at the end was highly unexpected. I would highly recommend checking out this book as I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :)

***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.

Visit her online at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @authorkalinde.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW BLITZ πŸ”–Second Chance Rival by M. Robinson

Second Chance Rival by M. Robinson

Release Date: August 23, 2022
Pages: 242
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes an enemies to lovers, arranged marriage, second chance standalone romance.

The only thing I was looking forward to more than marrying my enemy…

Was seeing her pregnant with my baby.

But I guess that’s why I’m the bad boy of my family—but she’s always played the good girl.

If they only knew the things she begged me to do all those years ago, when I was sneaking in through her bedroom window. 

Before I left.

Before I broke her heart.

Before she hated me.

She doesn’t have to love me.

Hell, she doesn’t even have to like me. She just has to marry me to merge our feuding families…

Best part of our contract is we have to produce a bloodline heir.

My reasons for agreeing to an arranged marriage have nothing to do with claiming our inheritance…

And everything to do with claiming the woman I love.

My Review:

The generational rivalry between their families should have kept them apart, but it only brought them closer for a very short time. Now they are reunited, will they take the second change they’ve been given? In Second Chance Rival, the fifth book in the Second Chance Series, Robinson delivers the ultimate enemies-to-lover romance filled with banter, sizzling scenes and sweet moments to keep you wanting for more!

As the only grandson of the CEO of Hawkins Industries, Tristian Hawkins, grew up knowing that he would one day inherit the family business. But no matter how much of himself he has given to make the company a billion dollar success, his grandfather has made a decision that would ultimately change Tristian’s life forever. Tristian isn’t getting any younger and his playboy ways have to end, according to his grandfather. So, he is giving Tristian the chance to merge corporations with their biggest adversary. To end their rivalry once and for all, all he has to do is marry Belle Montgomery. Tristian doesn’t take the news well, he hasn’t seen Belle in twenty years and he doubts she would give him the time of day. He once hurt her in the past and it’s his job now to convince her to give them a chance as well as give their grandfathers a bloodline heir. Yet, there is something that Belle still doesn’t know and Tristian doesn’t know how she is going to react when she finds out what truly happened all those years ago.

For Belle Montgomery, being the only granddaughter in her family only meant that she was protected and sheltered at all costs. Her family is basically royalty in their town, making them wealthy and powerful. She has always been expected to follow her grandfather’s expectations and demands. From a young age, Belle has known the Hawkins as her family’s rivals. Until she meets Tristian for the first time when she was just 16 yrs old that everything changed in her life. He was her everything until he left her for good. It’s been twenty yers since the last time she saw him, so when he shows up at her office she wants nothing to do with him. Tristian hurt her the minute he walked away and their arranged marriage contract completely takes her by surprise. She has worked really hard to become the COO of Montgomery Enterprises and will do whatever it takes to be the next CEO, even if it means marrying her enemy.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Second Chance Rival, the tone in the story felt different than the last books in the series. Robison gives us all the alpha male vibes in this book and I couldn’t stop reading it. We have two characters who are supposed to be enemies, but have a lot in common. They are brought together in order to merge companies and produce an heir. But there is so much more to their story and they have to learn to leave the past behind in order to give themselves a second chance. It’s full of steamy and romantic moments, would highly recommend checking it out!

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

My Rating: 4.5/5

Meet M. Robinson:

M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.

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Friday, August 19, 2022

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– The Reckless Union by Monica Murphy {REVIEW}

The Reckless Union by Monica Murphy

Release Date: August 16, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Our marriage may look like a fairytale, but outside forces threaten to tear us apart. Don’t they realize that nothing will keep me apart from Charlotte? Not my family. Not hers either.

What started out as a relationship in name only has evolved into something much more. Something deeper. And when Charlotte is taken from me, I launch into action, determined to rescue her.

She's mine. Nothing is going to stop me from being with her.

Not a damn thing.

My Review:

Murphy delivers a sizzling and page-turning conclusion to the Arranged Marriage Trilogy. The Reckless Union will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. A must-read trilogy!

After the suspenseful cliffhanger at the end of The Ruthless Groom, the story picks up right where it lefts off with the kidnapping of Charlotte Constantine. Just as her relationship with Perry was starting to change for the better, an old threat has come back. This time, Seamus McTiernan is not going to back down until he has Charlotte once and for all. But Charlotte quickly realizes that being the outcast in her family means that no one is coming after her. She needs to find the strength to believe in herself if she wants to make it out alive. There is hope that if Perry truly cares for her that he might find her, but there is a possibility that he might think that Charlotte went with Seamus willingly. In the very short months that they’ve known each other, Charlotte has been able to see the protectiveness and easy going nature of Perry. He has become a constant in her life that her feelings for him have begin to change as well. If only he felt the same way.

They have an arrange marriage, but in the very short time that Perry Constantine has come to know Charlotte, it feels a lot more real than ever before. By Seamus taking Charlotte, he doesn’t realize that the Lancasters and Constantines would unite in order to save one of their own. Charlotte is his and no one else’s. Although there is a part of him that wonders if Charlotte is happy to be reunited with Seamus. They have to stop him once and for all. But a new twist in events is set to alter their lives forever, he just needs to convince his wife that they might just have a shot at a happily-ever-after before it’s too late.

I loved the conclusion in the trilogy, we get to see character development in Charlotte and Perry as they become their own. After being thrust into a marriage that neither wanted at the beginning, they slowly started to trust in one another and they started seeing a future together. But facing Charlotte’s past isn’t easy and they have to learn to rely on each other if they want to end things with Seamus for good. The very end was sweet and romantic. We get to see Perry’s caring personality in action and his love for Charlotte truly shows. I would highly recommend checking out this trilogy and any other books in the Midnight Dynasty world, you will not regret it! :)

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

My Rating:

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both a traditionally published author and an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

πŸ”– REVIEW BLITZ πŸ”– Just One Kiss by Carly Phillips

Just One Kiss by Carly Phillips

Release Date: August 16, 2022
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

It was supposed to be one fun night of hot sex.

It turned into a second. Then a third.

Now Mother Nature is having the last word—with a secret baby surprise!

Jade Dare has done everything in her power to overcome her mother’s unstable influence. Changed her name. Became a success. Vowed never to risk passing on the potential for inherited pain. What has it gotten her? One fiancΓ© who wanted her for money. A second who cheated on her with his brother’s wife.

Now she's sworn off men. Or at least off serious relationships. But when the chance to indulge in a one night stand with a man she’s secretly fantasized about arrives, she jumps in. Only to land heart-first into a case of the feels she can’t bring herself to trust.

Knox Sinclair always suspected he liked his brother’s fiancΓ© a little too much, that’s why he kept his hands to himself. But with ties broken and Jade all too willing, a no-strings-attached night sounds like a damned good idea.

Except one night isn’t nearly enough. But while Knox is busy convincing Jade they have a chance at forever, the past is planning one last parting shot. 

My Review:

It’s through similar circumstances that brings the owner of a football team and an event coordinator together in Phillips’s sixth book in The Kingston Family Series with Just One Kiss. This sizzling and steamy romance will leave you wanting for more!

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Knox Sinclair, owner of a football team, the New York Warriors. Ever since his dad left him the team, he has working really hard to make it successful. But that lead his full attention to the team and was unaware of what his ex-wife was doing behind his back. Although he is over his ex, Knox still carried a grudge against what she did to him. Being surrounded by all-things bridal is not what he expected to be, but since his younger sister is getting married, he’ll do anything to be for her. Even if it means facing the event coordinator that their brother let down.

There was always a part of him that liked Jade Dare, but she was off-limits while she was with his brother and Knox was married. Yet, neither of them are attached and he suddenly finds himself wanting to spend time with her. There is so much to Jade that not everyone knows about, there is also an attraction that neither of them can deny. But she is a one night with no-strings-attached agreement that Knox quickly is starting to hate the more he gets to know her better. She is it for him, he just needs to convince her to give them a fair shot.

As the event coordinator at the Meridian Hotel, Jade Dare, is in charge of overseeing every single event that the hotel hosts and that includes weddings. She gets to spend time with brides, knowing that she might get to have that experience one day. After her fail attempts at happiness and her latest relationship ending the way it did. Jade has made a point to go on a man fast. No more relationships while she tries to get to know herself better. Who she was’t expecting to see again is Knox Sinclair. He is handsome as always, but there is interest in his eyes when he looks at her. Spending one night with him should have been enough, but it isn’t. She is falling for him, but she is afraid of how he is going to react with her news and their future together.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Just One Kiss, Phillips manages to deliver a great story that brings attention to mental health and how the characters deal with it in the book. Both of the main characters have been hurt and they are trying to move on as best as they can. But brought together by a wedding and now Jade has to face the attraction that she has always had for Knox. Her past has left her with abandonment issues, while Knox takes his time to understand her and what her needs are. Until a turn of events alters their lives and they are faced with their past once again. I loved the ending, as always we get a tease of what the next book in the series is going to be about and I can’t wait to read 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

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Friday, August 12, 2022

🌟 RELEASE BLITZ 🌟 The Virgin Next Door Lauren Blakely {REVIEW}

The Virgin Next Door  Lauren Blakely

Release Date: August 12, 2022
Pages: 318
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Raise your hand if you’ve ever done this. Written a racy message and sent it to—oops—the wrong person
Yeah, me too. Except, I sent my latest Tales of a Naughty Virgin column detailing my fantasies about my hot, charming, thoroughly bangable next-door-neighbor to…MY ENTIRE COMPANY.

Did I mention I’m a children’s book editor?

Well, I was.


At least the column goes viral, but I’m still the gal who gets fired for her not-safe-for-work thoughts about the so-called “Mister Sexy Pants.”

Now I need a job stat, so I jump on the first opportunity. And I come face to face with my new boss.
Mr. Sexy Pants himself.

Item number one on my to-do list? Make sure my boss never finds out his alter ego…since all of New York knows I want Mister Sexy Pants to punch my virgin club card.

Contents Include: A sexy and clever romp of an MF, dual-POV, mistaken identity romantic comedy, complete with dating mishaps, sizzling sexual tension, a hot nerd of a boss hero, a chaotically delightful heroine, an awkward incident with glitter, and a virgin’s NSFW to-do list.

My Review:

In the first book in The Dating Games Series, Blakely delivers a light hearted and steamy romance in The Virgin Next Door. This entertaining read will leave you wanting for more!

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Veronica Valentine, editor at McGee Whitney Books for Young Readers. She loves working for the publishing world and has her eyes on a promotion that would ultimately make her one of the best editors at McGee. But that dream is quickly crushed the minute she sends out the wrong email to the whole staff. Now they know that Veronica is behind, The Virgin Column and she is horrified. In her latest post, she details how she met Mister Sexy Pants, but doesn’t see him again. Unfortunately for her that also means the end of her job as an editor and Veronica doesn’t know what to do. She has to find a temporary job while she finds another job in publishing. Then the unexpected happens and she finds a job as a florist manager for Bikes and Blooms, in which the owner happens to be Mister Sexy Pants himself. It’s clear that there is a connection between them from the very start, and no matter how much Veronica wants to keep things professional between them, fate keeps bringing them together.

As the owner of Bikes and Blooms, Milo want’t expecting to see Miss Polka Dot again after meeting for the first time at a restaurant. It’s now a month later and they happen to bump into each other again as she takes her dog for a walk. She unexpectedly flashes all of New York city and he is taken by her right away. But ever since his last relationship did not go as well as he hoped, Milo has decided to not date anyone for a while. His sole purpose is to make his business a success and that also means hiring a new florist manager. Thought his thoughts keep going back to the mysterious woman that he can’t stop thinking about. Until she comes back into his life again to apply for the new position, she is smart and funny. While the job is only temporary, Milo finds himself thinking of the possibly at a future together if only he can get her to see that they might just be meant for each other.

I loved reading The Virgin Next Door, there were lots of sweet and highly entertaining moments as well. What made the book stand out to me were the main characters’ pets. They are important to the story and they just make the story that much cuter. Veronica is not afraid to go for what she wants and I loved the fact that she kept pushing through when it came to her job. Milo truly compliments her so well and they need each other in order to give their relationship a fair shot. The ending was adorable and it perfect lead to the next book in the series. I would highly recommend checking out this book and I cannot wait to read the next book as well. :)

***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 sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes 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 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

🌟 RELEASE BLITZ 🌟 Chosen by a Sinner by Michelle Heard

Chosen by a Sinner by Michelle Heard

Release Date: August 8th 2022
Series: Sinners #4
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Mafia

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michelle Heard, a new standalone, full-length Italian Mafia Romance novel.

My family rules the world, and I always get everything my heart desires.
Well, almost everything.
Okay, so there’s one thing I can’t have.
Luca Cotroni.
Rude, arrogant, and demanding as hell, he’s the man I lust after and despise more than anything.

After a wild birthday party where I clearly had too many drinks, I wake up next to Luca wearing his ring.
A wedding ring.
Who accidentally gets married to the head of the Italian mafia?
Me. A bratva princess.

Our fathers insist we remain married for six months before we’re allowed to consider an annulment.
Six months.
I have to live with him. Sleep next to him. Be a wife to him.
It’s fifty-fifty whether we’ll kill each other or give in to the lust.

STANDALONE: An Italian Mafia Romance full-length novel.

About the Author:

Michelle Heard is a Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She resides in South Africa with her son where she's always planning her next book to write, and trip to take.