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Blog Tour w/Review - Code Name: Tiara

 

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Code Name: Tiara by Sawyer Bennett

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I joined Jameson Force Security for three reasons: the missions, the danger, and the money. I definitely didn’t join the team to be an overpriced babysitter for a spoiled princess. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you Jackson Gale is an adventurer through and through. Yet here I am, halfway across the world, watching over Princess Camille of the House Winterbourne. Even her name sounds stuck up.

 

After arriving in Bretaria, I realize that Princess Camille is nothing that I expected. Beautiful, smart, and sophisticated, Camille is the very picture of elegance and grace. But under her perfect façade, she is funny, adventurous, sexy as hell, and impossible to resist. And that is a dangerous combination.

 

The closer Camille and I become, the more obvious it is that while she and I are compatible in many ways, our destinies are not. She has a duty to the monarchy, and I’m just an average American who’s fallen for a princess. Everyone says we can’t be together, but how does one walk away from the other half of their heart?  

 

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Code Name: Tiara (Jameson Force Security #7)Code Name: Tiara by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book # 7 in the Jameson Force Security series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To enjoy the series, and to avoid any spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.

Jackson thinks he will be basically babysitting a spoiled brat when he gets the assignment to watch over Princess Camille. She turns out to be a pleasant surprise. What he does not expect is to be so hot and heavy over her he is willing to do anything she asks.

Princess Camille is not happy with being left in the dark with whatever the latest threat on her family must be. She is preparing as best she can to take over her father's duties when he is ready. Now she has the sparks between her and Jackson to contend with.

This is a very good story from the characters, the heat, the pacing, and so much more. Lots of familiar characters for fans of the series to be happy as well as plenty of surprises to keep you wanting to turn that page also. I did not want to put it down!


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3 Stars
Release Tour w/Review - The Austrian
 
Title: The Austrian
Series: Men of the World Series
Author: J.O Mantel
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Cover Design: Dana Leah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twelve countries. Twelve men. Twelve million dollars!
 
The game of reality TV hasn’t been an easy road for former Hollywood A-Lister, Deacon Brady, but he’s playing to win.
 
This time in Salzburg, Austria ...
 
When a global pandemic forces the entire cast and crew into lockdown, things get complicated. For the first time in television history, Tainted Love goes live online, making the game interactive and oh so interesting.
 
Former Navel Officer, Fynn, is the next bachelor in a long line trying to capture Deacon’s heart. The catch— he’s never even heard of Deacon Brady, so Fynn doesn’t give a damn about the competition.
 
But what is Fynn really hiding?
 
Just when Deacon thought he’d seen and heard it all, the show’s producer, Dante, does what he does best, and drops yet another plot twist. It wouldn’t be good reality TV without a little drama ... or a lot!
 
Has Deacon Brady finally met his match?
 
The hills are alive - Salzburg, Austria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Austrian (Men Of The World, #8)The Austrian by J.O. Mantel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn. The dislike appears to be mutual. Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player. When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play. Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word. I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book. Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.


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3 Stars
Slowly
The Austrian - J.O. Mantel

This is book #8 in the Men Of The World series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

 

Deacon does not get a long with the latest bachelor, Flynn.  The dislike appears to be mutual.  Putting on a show in the middle of a Pandemic is one thing, a dating show is even worse that imagined.

 

Flynn does not see the point in trying to woo a bachelor who is obviously a player.  When they both agree to not being interested in one another, it seems that acting will come into play.  Then the dating takes an unexpected turn..........

 

This was a slow burn in every sense of the word.  I felt like this story was too wordy, and the characters did not feel real to me for the first half of the book.  Then it started to pick up and the so did the heat.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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3 Stars
Blog Tour w/Review - Love & Other Trouble
  
Title: Love & Other Trouble
Author: Jackie Walker
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Cover Design: Kim Bailey, Bailey's Cover Boutique
Photographer: Reggie Deanching of RplusMphoto
Cover Model: Aidan Stewart
 
 
 
 
"Jackie Walker has another winner in this book. I love that CJ and Archer are both in their 40's and are mature characters who can have a relationship without childish drama. You want to read this book" - Judy Lynn Loves Books
"Jackie did it again with another HILARIOUS romcom that was also full of spice, emotion and super swoon worthy moments that yanked at these heartstrings of mine." - Michelle, GoodReads Reviewer
"I want to be an Amos-hole!" - Debbie, GoodReads Reviewer
"This is the fourth book in the Amos family saga and it is the best! I have actually said this after the last two, but they just keep getting better." - Lisa, GoodReads Reviewer

 
I’ve always been textbook people pleaser with third-degree middle child syndrome.
Putting everyone else first with a smile on my face was working out pretty well for me when out of nowhere, Archer Bliss — a growly single dad — drops a bomb on my carefully constructed happy life.
It seems my boyfriend has been cheating on me with Archer’s girlfriend. Even worse? She’s my coworker and secret archnemesis.
 
The old me would have forgiven them and wished them the best.
 
But the new me has had enough.
 
So, I do the (ir)rational thing and dump my lunch all over the backstabbing cheaters. Then I plant a kiss right on Archer’s very kissable lips right in front of both of them.
 
That’s right — I started a war by serving up a dish called revenge, which is best served with lips and lo mein.
 
And now, I’ve somehow teamed up with this hunky beast of a man to get even with our cheating exes.
 
At least it started that way, but now it’s an excuse to spend time together… some of which is horizontal.
 
The catch? He’s got three kids who need him, and I’m still trying to figure out who I am. Starting a romance with each of us fresh out of a messy breakup is only asking for trouble.
 
But the new me likes trouble.
And Archer Bliss is trouble with a capital T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love & Other Trouble: A Single Dad Rom ComLove & Other Trouble: A Single Dad Rom Com by Jackie Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is technically a stand alone novel. Please use caution if you have not read the author's works for the Amos Family. Just wanted to warn potential readers that this is child #3, in the Amos family.

CJ cannot believe what she has heard! She has been cheated on. When she learns that she was the fool, she dumps the cheater and kisses the messenger. With an exciting start, this story continues with hijinks, humor and revenge.

Archer is a single dad of 3, and very attracted to the amazing CJ right from the start. It took a while for me to really get into this story. I found it to be a bit wordy and more like diary entries. Once I got over my issues the story moved right along and made me laugh plenty. While I had issues with the beginning, this is a fun read.

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One day during the COVID quarantine (a.k.a. the dark time), Jackie was reading yet another laugh a minute rom-com by Lucy Score or Pippa Grant, and she thought to herself - hey, I can do that. And so, she did and it turned out even better than even she thought possible.
 
Jackie is a fresh face on the romance author scene destined to shake things up with her signature blend of light-hearted comedy, over the top characters and romantic heartwarming moments. A voracious romance reader herself, Jackie writes stories featuring the four S's: Snark, Swoons, Steam and Sarcasm. Her heroines are bad-ass and her heroes are easy on the eyes and heavy on the charm.
 
When she is not writing funny stories about swoony heroes and the women who get to play with them, she is reading all types of romance novels or taking care of her army of cats and her teenage son (who also speaks fluent sarcasm).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: Rogue Royal
Series: Club Royal #1
Author: Elouise East
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Club Royal, where your deepest desires are no longer a secret...
 
Douglas is the spare heir, and he chafes at the restrictions placed on his extra-curricular activities. He wants nothing more than to lose himself in someone else, but too many people are out for what they can get from him, including a membership at the exclusive and highly confidential Club Royal.
 
Maverick was given the role of social media manager to Douglas as punishment for showing up his boss two years ago. Try as he might, he has not been able to get a transfer, though it could be because he is too damn good at his job. Despite being given the exclusive membership to Club Royal, he doesn’t use it...it’s just not his kind of thing.
 
When Douglas figures out Maverick’s weakness, he wants to be the one to teach Maverick everything, and it sends them on a journey neither had anticipated.
 
Can Maverick trust his body to a man who can have anyone he desires?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Teach me,” Maverick whispered, eyes lowered.

Douglas inhaled shakily, overwhelmed by the trust Maverick was showing in him. Lifting his hands, he skimmed his middle fingers of each along Maverick’s skin from wrist to the end of his finger, receiving a tremble in return.

“It will be my pleasure.”

Reining in his libido because he knew what needed to be done first, he cupped Maverick’s chin with his forefinger and lifted his face to his. “Maverick, we have things to discuss before this can go any further.”

“Mav.”

Maverick’s eyes were heavy-lidded, and it took everything in Douglas to keep from closing the gap. Douglas blinked a few times and frowned. “Sorry?”

“Please, call me Mav.”

Douglas licked his lips and pulled back, releasing Mav. “Okay. Mav, take a seat. We have things to talk about.”

“Yes, Your Highness.”

Maverick—Mav—stumbled over to the sofa opposite, which was much farther than Douglas wanted him to be, but a suitable distance to allow Douglas to think properly. When Mav sat, Douglas took a breath.

“Before we go any further, we need to decide what it is you want from this relationship. What do you like? What don’t you like? And safe words are a few questions.” Mav cleared his throat, but Douglas held up a hand. “Let me ask you one at a time, and you need to think before you answer. I will take whatever you say as truthful unless your body language says otherwise.” Mav nodded. “I think I have an idea, but tell me, what don’t you want?”

Mav gripped his own hands, rubbing the thumb of one over the back of the other as he contemplated Douglas’s question. “I don’t want to be hurt. Pain for me is just that, pain. I don’t have a high pain threshold, I don’t think.”

“I beg to differ.” When Mav raised his eyebrows in silent question, Douglas continued, “You manage to continue working when you have a migraine. Now, I’ve never suffered from them before, but I know they can be debilitating. If you have the strength to work through those, then your pain threshold is higher than you think.”

Mav tilted his head, and Douglas could see his brain whirling. “Regardless, though, I don’t like pain. I don’t find it sexy. I don’t find it arousing. I find it painful. It’s why I’ve shied away from BDSM in the past. I thought it was all about pain.”

Douglas narrowed his eyes. “What made you decide to research?”

Mav’s cheeks darkened until red stained his cheeks and neck. “After thinking about the massage and what you did, I was curious.” Douglas wasn’t sure if Mav was aware he was skimming his fingers across his own palms as he spoke, but the action heated Douglas’s blood.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am Elouise East but feel free to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo stories under the name Elouise R East.
 
Books that tell the stories where friendship and family are the focal point - be it blood family or chosen - is very important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and abilities as I believe a story needs, or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most of the time, I do not have any say in the matter!
 
My characters come to life on the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
 
I write books that are emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.
 
Who am I? A single parent to two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy.
 
Who’s in?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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4 Stars
Heartburn
When Sparks Fly - Helena Hunting

Avery loves her life and the business she works with her sisters.  Well, she loves it most days.  With her best friend as her roommate it can be a good thing in the best way.  When tragedy strikes, however, things can change in an instant.

 

Declan doesn't know how much his best friend really means to him until it is literally almost too late.  Now he wants to to spoil her as best he can.  When the sparks start flying they both have to lean how to live with the heat turned up.  Can they compromise on the feelings that have begun?

 

I loved this story and I already wish for it to be on the big screen!  These characters were such a joy to read.  They author really brought them to life for me.  I enjoyed all the will they and won't they, and the heat does get turned up.....all the way!  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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4 Stars
Audio Blitz w/Review - Rules Of Play

 

Title: Rules of Play

Series: The Script Club #2

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator: Alexander Cendese

Publisher: Lane Hayes

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins

Genre: Romance, Brother's Best Friend, Geek/Jock, Friends to Lovers, Bisexual-awakening, Contemporary MM Romance

 

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Synopsis

 

The genius, the mechanic, and a new playbook…

George-

My brother’s friend is hot. If you’re into flannel-wearing lumbersexual former jocks who eat donuts for dinner and still scribble to-do lists on their palms. I’m not. I’m a serious scientist in my final of grad school. Okay, I admit I have few quirks of my own. I also have a broken truck and a boss who thinks I can help him find love. I’m in over my head. Help!

Aiden-

A few quirks? Really? George the weirdest dude I know. He wears capes in public, brings a book everywhere he goes, and loves all thing spooky. He’s also the smartest person on the planet—who somehow thinks I can help him write a How-To-Get-A-Date playbook for his boss. Yeah, that sounds suspicious. I know baseball; I don’t know anything about love. But I can’t say no. I’ve always had a soft spot for George. I just didn’t count on falling for my best friend’s nerdy brother. This is against the rules, isn’t it?

Rules of Play is an MM bisexual awakening story where opposites attract and shenanigans ensue!

 

 

Excerpt

 

“The Script Club?”

I grimaced. “Well, yeah. That name came later.”

“You really are a little weirdo, aren’t you?”

The twinkle in Aiden's eyes and his affectionate tone paired with an unlikely term of endearment were exactly what I needed to pull me from my infatuation-induced awkwardness.

I smacked his biceps playfully, then leaned against his side, staring up at the crescent moon in the twilight sky. “I am weird and I am proud.”

Aiden chuckled. “I like that about you. I like your idea too. It’s a good one. I should get in on that and collect a few new experiences before I quit the garage and move on to my next venture.”

“What would you do? I mean, what would you want to try?”

“I don’t know. Maybe something will come to me.” He set the half-eaten container of meatballs down and reached for his beer. “As for your boss…he needs a rule book.”

I shifted to face him. “What kind of rule book?”

“A dating rule book. It would be the equivalent of a sports playbook…a list of strategies and a backup plan if things go awry.”

“Okay, that makes sense. Step one, ask for a date.”

Aiden shook his head. “No. Don’t go in hot. Gotta practice a little finesse. It’s better to get to know someone—ask about their interests, share yours, and see if there’s anything there. Theoretically, that’s how I think it should work.”

“You’re right. They have to build a rapport.” I squinted. “He’s going to need an icebreaker.”

“Yeah, that makes sense. Hit me with your best shot.”

“Uh…what do you mean?” I stammered.

“Pretend you’re into me and you want to get to know me.” Aiden quirked a brow and wiggled his fingers. “Ask me something.”

“What are your interests?”

He made an obnoxious buzzer noise and rolled his eyes. “Wrong. That’s a date question. A lame one, too. Would you really walk up to someone and ask them what they’re into?”

“No, of course not.”

“Redo. You’re trying to get to know me, but you can’t be too forward, and you can’t make assumptions. Got it?” He waited for my nod of agreement and continued. “Pretend we’re standing at the coffee machine at work on a Monday morning. And…action.”

“O-kay…what did you do last weekend?”

Aiden smiled. “Good one. And my answer…not much. I went to that college ball game I told you about last week, watched a lot of basketball, made arrangements to schlep your Bronco here, and played pool with Kenny and a couple of high school buddies. You?”

“I studied and hung out with my friends.”

He stared at me long enough for me to wonder if I had meatball between my teeth.

“If that’s all you have to say, you just killed this conversation,” he deadpanned.

I chuckled. “I did not. It was your turn to ask me something. That’s how it works in real life. I’m not that big of a dork!”

“But what about your boss?”

Good point. “Newton is a big dork. Very big.”

“Right, so this is where rules come into play. You have to pay attention and take hints and clues to heart. Almost everything I mentioned about my weekend had a theme…sports. I told you what I’m interested in without announcing, ‘I like sports.’ If you really wanted to get in my pants, you’d ask me a sports-related question.”

I shot to my feet, whirling my cape like a true badass. “Who said anything about getting in your pants?”

Yes, I was entirely in favor of the idea, but I was pretty sure I hadn’t said it aloud.

“Isn’t that the end game?” Aiden flashed a devilish grin my way.

“No! I mean, maybe for you, but not for Newton. I don’t think he’s hoping for sex.”

“Then what’s the point?”

“Love!”

Aiden widened his eyes comically. “What’s that?”

“I don’t know,” I sighed in defeat, reclaiming my spot on the stoop next to him. “That’s why this is complicated.”

 

 

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This is book #2, in The Script Club series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading in order intended.

George is a scientist who drives an older vehicle that wants to die. Aiden comes to his rescue however, and makes sure he can get a little more time out of the vehicle. In the mean time - they find they have some things in common.

Aiden has always liked George and has just recently discovered what that meant and how much. Choosing to spend more time together, they find a comfortable friendship that soon turns out to be so much more. The future for both is suddenly looking very bright.

I thought these characters were very sweet. I listened to this and found myself hoping we will see this couple again. The narrator made it an even better story as I was able to lay back and relax and just enjoy the book.


***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

Meet the Author

Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, and 2018-2019 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a not quite empty nest.

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Did you miss book 1 in the series? Get Following the Rules at Amazon

The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules…

 

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4 Stars
Regal
Code Name: Tiara (Jameson Force Security #7) - Sawyer Bennett

This is book # 7 in the Jameson Force Security series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To enjoy the series, and to avoid any spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.

 

Jackson thinks he will be basically babysitting a spoiled brat when he gets the assignment to watch over Princess Camille.  She turns out to be a pleasant surprise.  What he does not expect is to be so hot and heavy over her he is willing to do anything she asks.  

 

Princess Camille is not happy with being left in the dark with whatever the latest threat on her family must be.  She is preparing as best she can to take over her father's duties when he is ready.  Now she has the sparks between her and Jackson to contend with.

 

This is a very good story from the characters, the heat, the pacing, and so much more.  Lots of familiar characters for fans of the series to be happy as well as plenty of surprises to keep you wanting to turn that page also.  I did not want to put it down!  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for the honest review.

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3 Stars
Shame
Robb Starr - J.A. Howard

Mia had a crazy crush on Rob, just like everyone at her school.  Their mom's are best friends so they basically grew up together.  When tragedy strikes and he notices her, she feels like it is the time to make the most of it.

 

Rob, to his credit spends a lot of time with her.  She has no idea why and worries about it a lot.  Mia does not feel worthy of him - but still he comes back around again and again.  Is it even possible to wish a future into happening?

 

This story was quite wordy.  I felt the pace went fast and I felt lost several times while reading.  This was more of a coming of age book to me than young adult.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

Review
4 Stars
Audiobook Review - Rules Of Play
Rules of Play - Lane Hayes

This is book #2, in The Script Club series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading in order intended.

 

George is a scientist who drives an older vehicle that wants to die.  Aiden comes to his rescue however, and makes sure he can get a little more time out of the vehicle.  In the mean time - they find they have some things in common.

 

Aiden has always liked George and has just recently discovered what that meant and how much.  Choosing to spend more time together, they find a comfortable friendship that soon turns out to be so much  more.  The future for both is suddenly looking very bright.

 

I thought these characters were very sweet.  I listened to this and found myself hoping we will see this couple again.  The narrator made it an even better story as I was able to lay back and relax and just enjoy the book.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

Release Day - Love & Other Trouble
  
 
Title: Love & Other Trouble
Author: Jackie Walker
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Cover Design: Kim Bailey, Bailey's Cover Boutique
Photographer: Reggie Deanching of RplusMphoto
Cover Model: Aidan Stewart
 
 
 

 
I’ve always been textbook people pleaser with third-degree middle child syndrome.
Putting everyone else first with a smile on my face was working out pretty well for me when out of nowhere, Archer Bliss — a growly single dad — drops a bomb on my carefully constructed happy life.
It seems my boyfriend has been cheating on me with Archer’s girlfriend. Even worse? She’s my coworker and secret archnemesis.
 
The old me would have forgiven them and wished them the best.
 
But the new me has had enough.
 
So, I do the (ir)rational thing and dump my lunch all over the backstabbing cheaters. Then I plant a kiss right on Archer’s very kissable lips right in front of both of them.
 
That’s right — I started a war by serving up a dish called revenge, which is best served with lips and lo mein.
 
And now, I’ve somehow teamed up with this hunky beast of a man to get even with our cheating exes.
 
At least it started that way, but now it’s an excuse to spend time together… some of which is horizontal.
 
The catch? He’s got three kids who need him, and I’m still trying to figure out who I am. Starting a romance with each of us fresh out of a messy breakup is only asking for trouble.
 
But the new me likes trouble.
And Archer Bliss is trouble with a capital T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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One day during the COVID quarantine (a.k.a. the dark time), Jackie was reading yet another laugh a minute rom-com by Lucy Score or Pippa Grant, and she thought to herself - hey, I can do that. And so, she did and it turned out even better than even she thought possible.
 
Jackie is a fresh face on the romance author scene destined to shake things up with her signature blend of light-hearted comedy, over the top characters and romantic heartwarming moments. A voracious romance reader herself, Jackie writes stories featuring the four S's: Snark, Swoons, Steam and Sarcasm. Her heroines are bad-ass and her heroes are easy on the eyes and heavy on the charm.
 
When she is not writing funny stories about swoony heroes and the women who get to play with them, she is reading all types of romance novels or taking care of her army of cats and her teenage son (who also speaks fluent sarcasm).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5 Stars
Double Play
Winning With Him - Lauren Blakely

This is book # 2 in the Men Of Summer series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to get full enjoyment - I recommend reading the series in the order intended.

 

Declan has a new team and its far away from the love of his life.  When he runs into Grant its almost like their strangers.  Will he give him a second chance?

 

Grant knows he must focus and be the best he can be for his team.  He makes a point to get to know his teammates and be a better friend.  At night he still longs for the man that makes him whole.  Is it worth it to try again?

 

Grant is moving on. Declan is moving on. Can they find the courage to be together again?  This is an amazing installment for their story.  I cannot wait for the next book that is coming out soon.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Review
3 Stars
Revenge
Love & Other Trouble - jackie walker

This book is technically a stand alone novel.  Please use caution if you have not read the author's works for the Amos Family.  Just wanted to warn potential readers that this is child #3, in the Amos family.

 

CJ cannot believe what she has heard! She has been cheated on.  When she learns that she was the fool, she dumps the cheater and kisses the messenger.  With an exciting start, this story continues with hijinks, humor and revenge.

 

Archer is a single dad of 3, and very attracted to the amazing CJ right from the start.  It took a while for me to really get into this story.  I found it to be a bit wordy and more like diary entries.  Once I got over my issues the story moved right along and made me laugh plenty.

While I had issues with the beginning, this is a fun read.  I give it a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

Review
4 Stars
Educational
The Introvert's Guide to Online Dating - Emma  Hart

The author starts a new series with a ton of humor and a lot of sexy.  If you have not yet picked up Colton & Tor's story, I would encourage you to do so.  Just like other books from Emma Hart, this one is a 1-click wonder.

 

Colton and Tori are part of a large friends group, where they basically act like they hate each other.  With the lines of love and hate blurring, the couple sneaks around and thinks that no one has taken notice.

 

Tori is starting to acknowledge her feelings and this enemies to lovers trope does not disappoint.  Colton makes a great book boyfriend.  The heat between these two is off the charts hot and a great read!  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Teaser Reveal - My Only Defense

 

Today we have an teaser reveal for Leigh Lennon’s My Only Defense! Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

 

 

Title: My Only Defense

Author: Leigh Lennon

Genre: MM Romance

Release Day: August 19th

 

About My Only Defense:

 

 

Garrison

 

Love sucks! There I said it. I've never looked for it, nor do I want it. All it seems to do is cause open wounds. I already suffer from the guilt of a horrific accident. I won't let love suck me down the rabbit hole. But Murphy's Law is a diva out to destroy my life. Someone sees me for more than just a one and done and though I've pushed men away for years, he's refreshing. But remember that diva I told you about, she's sort of a b**** too. Yeah, love more than sucks but since I can't use the words I want, I'll just stick to that because the man I want has a connection with me, no one knows about.  

 

Lawson

 

I met a man. Sure he's a little detached and cynical. Though, try telling my heart he's all wrong for me. I've been over it with this particular traitorous part of my body. And, I do the one thing I never do with my hook-ups. I give him a way to reach me. But it's more—I almost beg him to call me after my next deployment. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention, I'm in the military and am shipping out. I want him to be my welcoming party, when I come home, yet, when I unravel every complicated part of Garrison Fisher, I find more and more I should run from. But I can't. He's broken, but after my time in the military, I'm broken too. Can we fix one another and heal the wounds that may very well tear us apart?

 

Pre-Order Your Copy Today!

 

 

Read the Stand-Alone Series:

My Only Reason

My Only Regret

 

About Leigh Lennon:

I am a woman who loves to share all my imaginary friends with the world. My characters become as real to me as those I call family. I am a girl, who loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Coffee and wine call to me daily, depending on the time of the day. I am a mom first and foremost and my kids are the breath of my life. I met my husband while serving in the military and I am proud to say he's kicked cancer's ass! I write real life issues that reflect a little of my own little world. My family tolerates the seventh member of our family, my computer, as I lug this vital piece everywhere I go.  

 

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