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Kitty's Book Spot!

I enjoy many types of books and genres.  This blog will reflect the latest books, music, movies and any other forms of entertainment that reflect my passions and hobbies.

 

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Review
5 Stars
Release Boost - Still Brazen

 
Still Brazen by M. Malone & Nana Malone is available now! The duet is now complete!
 
 
 
 
How the hell did I, the perpetual bachelor, end up accidentally married in Vegas—to my client?As soon as I find out who’s trying to kill her, we’ll get a quickie divorce...or will we? I was never supposed to be married. I was never supposed to fall in love. I was never supposed to put her in danger. But now that she’s back in my life I wonder if some things shouldn’t stay in Vegas. To keep her I’ll have to fight for her. Good thing I’m brazen enough to do just that.
 
 
 
 

Still Brazen (Brazen Duet)Still Brazen by M. Malone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book #2, in the Brazen Duet series. This book is in continuation of the first in the series, Brazen, and should be read in order. My recommendation is to read the Brazen Duet together.

Oskar & Hailey's story continues with trying to figure out who is out to get her. Several attempts have been made on her life. Oskar just wants to protect her from harm and keep her close.

Hailey is shocked with the news they got about their time in Las Vegas. She is struggling to tell not fall for Oskar a second time. If he leaves her, she wants to be strong.

This story is very rich and suspenseful. I love the characters depth's and devotion to one another. This series is incredible and hits all the highlights. There was heat, heart, and helpless. I was especially grateful for the compelling storyline and the character development.



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

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Start the duet with Brazen now!
 
 
 
Forgotten Wife!
 
Vegas - 3 years ago. She's the one that got away. Now I have one more chance to show her what's meant to be. But the universe keeps throwing obstacles in our way. Especially the marriage vows neither of us remember! a second chance romance Wham, bam, thank you ma’am? That’s my motto. There’s no room in my life for anything more complicated than a one-night stand. But then the one-night stand I've NEVER been able to forget waltzes back into my life. As a client. Despite our explosive chemistry, we can’t go there again. What happened in Vegas, has to stay in Vegas. Except the marriage vows neither of us remember.
 
 

 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS:

 

NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education. Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times. She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.

Website: http://www.minxmalone.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minxmalone

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/minxmalone

 

USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone‘s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

Website: http://www.nanamalone.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nanamalonewriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NanaMalone

 

 

 

Cover Reveal - The Machine

 

The Machine by Stephanie Julian releases on April 4th!

 

Amazon -- https://amzn.to/2BKyaBA

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B&N -- http://bit.ly/2TZW0jU

Kobo -- http://bit.ly/2BLjDFP

 

 

 

He’s cool as ice and hot AF

 

Jake Mozik has fought his way back from a possible career-ending injury and has returned to the Redtails focused and ready to reclaim his former glory as half of the best defensive duo in the league. But his attraction to the fierce Faith is unexpected and distracting.

 

Faith doesn’t usually fall for overly confident, uber sexy jocks. But when she does, apparently she falls pretty damn hard. Jake is so not her type. Or so she thinks. Until he shows up to volunteer at the alternative school where she works and she sees a different side of the normally cocky athlete. He’s kind and patient and— Damn it, she is not falling for this guy. She’s rebuilding her life after a near-fatal accident and there’s no room for a man.

 

Jake is determined to make room in Faith’s life. And once he sets his mind on something, he doesn’t let go until he gets what he wants. And he wants it all…

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Stephanie Julian is a New York Times and USA Today best seller who writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers. Her books include sexy heroes (sometimes two!), smart heroines and emotionally engaging love stories. Her series include the best-selling Salon Games, Indecent and Magical Seduction. Stephanie is a slow runner, a reluctant cook, a lover of all things Joss, JJ and Disney. She's happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

 

Connect with Stephanie!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.StephanieJulian

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2M2Yj0J

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieJulian

Newsletter: https://stephaniejulian.com

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2M4vd0R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Reveal - The Boyfriend Experience

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The Boyfriend Experience, an all-new, sexy standalone from New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde, is coming March 19th and we have the sexy new cover!

 

 

The Boyfriend Experience Ebook

 

He’s the total package.

 

Except …

 

Eric Miller isn’t looking for a long term relationship. And he definitely isn’t thrilled when a friend signs him up for The Boyfriend Experience app behind his back. It’s not like he has a problem getting women on his own. But when he gets a notification that someone is in need of his . . . services, he’s intrigued enough to check out her profile and can’t resist the sexy, sassy little brunette who only wants him as a decoy for a family event.

 

Evie Bennett needs a boyfriend, stat. Someone who can accompany her to her family reunion so she doesn't have to explain that she's been recently dumped. Again. She’s perfectly happy being an independent woman, but what’s a girl to do when her new fake boyfriend starts to feel like the real deal?

 

 

 

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Pre-order your copy today!

 

 

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Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2GBIkJD

 

Cover Designer: Melissa Gill Designs

 

 

Meet Carly Phillips:

 

Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance . 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. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly?

Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

 

Connect with Carly:

 

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Blog: http://www.carlyphillips.com/blog

 

 

Meet Erika Wilde:

 

Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club Series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!

 

Connect with Erika:

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OLvHe9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikawilde1

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2Ply3lh

GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2MsZBqj

Friend Erika on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2PkVyKZ

Visit her author page: http://bit.ly/2vVITpY

Join her reader group: http://bit.ly/2OLuIut

Stay up to date with Erika by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2OJIsWE

https://www.erikawilde.com

 

 

 

 

 

Release Blitz - Offsides

 

Offsides by Kristen Hope Mazzola is a sexy sports romance that scores!

 

AVAILABLE NOW! Amazon -- https://amzn.to/2E1ZICZ FREE with #KindleUnlimited

 

 

 

There's always love in the air at weddings. Or is it just lust? Yea, it's probably just lust.

Ari & Logan don't know each other. Yet. They're thrown together at the singles table by the sheer misfortune of not having a plus one and quickly discover that champagne and tequila shots are just the excuse they needed to find themselves on the bring of the best – or worst – idea ever.

 

Logan's a running back for the North Carolina Hogs and isn't looking for a relationship. Ari totally agrees as she doesn't have time to integrate his busy schedule with her own. F*ck buddies it is. Simple and easy – no strings.

Sounds perfect, right? Or is it too good to be true?

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

 

Author Links:

 

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fQ2eZI

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eUz8P8 

Twitter: http://bit.ly/1gZdki8

Website: http://bit.ly/1dBeHku

Goodreads: http://bit.ly

 

 

 

 

Review
5 Stars
Release Blast w/Review - The Protector: MAC

 
He's going to fall hard for love...
MAC by Lisa B. Kamps is available now!
 
B&N (Nook) -- http://bit.ly/MACNook
 
 
The men never back down to danger, but always fall hard for love in the Cover Six Security series by USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa B. Kamps.
 
Gordon "Mac" MacGregor swore an oath to protect and defend--an oath he continues to uphold as a former Army Ranger. Now he specializes in dark ops private security with Cover Six Security where danger is a still constant companion--and one of the few things that make him feel alive. But he doesn't expect that danger to come in the form of the
 
Tabitha "TR" Meyers, the only woman who sees him for who he truly is--and the only woman he's ever sworn off. TR rarely abides by the rules, not when there's something she needs. And right now, she needs Mac. She enlists his help for one night, thinking she can simply walk away when it's over. But that one night is just the beginning, thrusting both of them into a dangerous web of scandal and cover-up with roots that run deeper than either of them expects.
 
When TR becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of deception and revenge, Mac will do anything to protect her--even if it means risking his own heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Protector: MAC: A Cover Six Security NovelThe Protector: MAC: A Cover Six Security Novel

by Lisa B. Kamps
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gordon "Mac" MacGregor is in the business of protecting others. It is more than just instinct. As a former Army Ranger, he has the training and experience to complete that drive to protect. Now, his biggest hurdle is resisting the woman he should be guarding.

Tabitha "TR" Meyers is a writer, who has stumbled across something sinister. She keeps getting messages that urge her to look further. Is that anonymous messenger a help or a hindrance? Should she bother to go into the dark? Maybe with Mac with her, TR can feel safe about wherever she is.

Well let me just take a breath and say - WOW! This new series hits the road running and does not take a brake for anyone. Let me just warn you .... this is seriously hot and sexy. Every page filled with angst, tension, & some hotter than hot sparks. I am literally on the edge of my seat now waiting for the next book, since I am so excited from this one I can hardly sit still. My instinct now is this author is getting added to my must have list.


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

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About the Author:

 

Lisa B. Kamps is a USA Today Bestselling Author who loves cheering loudly for her favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals. She came about the fandom honestly as she lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons (who are mostly sorta-kinda out of the house), one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.
 
While Lisa writes a lot of hockey - one such series, The Baltimore Banners, features "…hard-hitting, heart-melting hockey players…" [USA Today], on and off the ice - she also delves deep *ahem* into the heat with a series of hot and heroic firefighters who put more than their lives on the line in the Firehouse Fourteen series. She's recently introduced a whole new team of hot hockey players who play hard and love even harder in her Banners' spin-off series, The York Bombers. The Chesapeake Blades--a romance series featuring women's hockey--also recently launched with WINNING HARD. Her newest series, Cover Six Security, is launching now!
 
For more information, please visit: www.LisaBKamps.com
 

Connect With Lisa!

 

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ds8tff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorLisaBKamps

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lbkampsor

Email: LisaBKamps@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LBKamps

 

 

Release Blitz w/Review - Would Be King

 

I dare him not to fall in love with me... Would Be King by Kim Karr is available now!

 

Amazon -- https://amzn.to/2U5T4lS FREE with #KindleUnlimited

 

 

 

A dare turns into so much more…

 

All I want to do is get to work on time. But a Prince Harry look-a-like is trying to steal my cab, And I’ll fight for it to the bitter end.

 

In the midst of our verbal battle, I discover I lost my wallet. So I bargain—a free ride for a kiss.

 

What starts out as innocent quickly steams up the windows. His lips are soft, and when he tugs me closer, I press my entire body against his hard muscles, and practically strip him from his expensive suit. This is the best taxi ride of my life. Until it ends just as quickly as it began. Embarrassed over my behavior, I rush out without so much as a goodbye.

 

But fate, that bitch, Has us pounding on the same locked door. Already knowing I’m going to be fired, I curse my new boss and his new rules. The hot suit laughs, and dares me to tell my new boss what a dick he’s being. With nothing to lose, I accept.

 

Never in a million years could I have imagined he is my new boss. Arrogant. Sexy. And totally off-limits. Dating him is against the rules. His rules. He doesn’t seem to care. Until I dare him not to fall in love with me.

 

Even then he says that’s easy. That the only four-letter word he lives by is duty. But this would-be-king is about to fall hard…for a commoner.

 

ADD TO YOUR TBR -- http://bit.ly/WouldBeKingGR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would Be KingWould Be King by Kim Karr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gianna AKA "Gigi" meets a handsome stranger fighting to keep her cab right in the rain of the intense New York City. She is very late for her first chance at her new job and does not want to blow it. Even if he is a sexy devil tempting her with all his charms.

Prince Maximus AKA "Max" knows a good thing when he sees it. From the moment he meets Gigi, he finds her irresistible and cannot wait to have a taste. When he finds out he is her boss - he nearly walks away. If only he could stay away.....

This was such a charming and sexy read. I loved the characters right from the very beginning, and could not put the book down. Such a great adventure in an amazing location. Maybe we will get lucky all and they will make this for the big screen. I sure hope there are more to come because the characters in this book were such a joy.


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

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About the Author:

 

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

 

 

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

 

Link with Kim!

 

Website: http://www.authorkimkarr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKimKarr

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorkimkarr

Instagram: https://instagram.com/authorkimkarr/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6644044.Kim_Karr

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2k8QjDi

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/kimkarr_newsletter

 

 

 

 

Review
5 Stars
Heart
Still Brazen (Brazen Duet #2) - Minx Malone, Nana Malone

This is book #2, in the Brazen Duet series.  This book is in continuation of the first in the series, Brazen, and should be read in order.  My recommendation is to read the Brazen Duet together.

 

Oskar & Hailey's story continues with trying to figure out who is out to get her.  Several attempts have been made on her life.  Oskar just wants to protect her from harm and keep her close.

 

Hailey is shocked with the news they got about their time in Las Vegas.  She is struggling to tell not fall for Oskar a second time.  If he leaves her, she wants to be strong.

 

This story is very rich and suspenseful.  I love the characters depth's and devotion to one another.  This series is incredible and hits all the highlights.  There was heat, heart, and helpless.  I was especially grateful for the compelling storyline and the character development.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
5 Stars
Fast
The Fadeaway (Smart Jocks #2) - Rebecca Jenshak

This is book #2, in the Smart Jocks series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this great series in order.

 

Katrina is completely thankful that such a hot jock asks her out each week.  Is it crazy that she enjoys it?  It makes her feel pretty and helps her make it through.  When he really wants to take her out, what will she say?

 

Joel has wanted to take Katrina out since the very first time he asked her out.  The past and how they are both hurt definitely makes a difference on how they approach dating.  He never gives up and hopefully one day soon......

 

Such a great addition to an already very charming and yet sexy series.  The characters were just perfect for one another.  Even with such sensitive subjects discussed, I enjoyed and really devoured each page.  I am seriously eager for the next installment.  I give this story a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
4 Stars
Swoon
Would Be King - Kim Karr

Gianna AKA "Gigi" meets a handsome stranger fighting to keep her cab right in the rain of the intense New York City.  She is very late for her first chance at her new job and does not want to blow it.  Even if he is a sexy devil tempting her with all his charms.

 

Prince Maximus AKA "Max" knows a good thing when he sees it.  From the moment he meets Gigi, he finds her irresistible and cannot wait to have a taste.  When he finds out he is her boss - he nearly walks away.  If only he could stay away.....

 

This was such a charming and sexy read.  I loved the characters right from the very beginning, and could not put the book down.  Such a great adventure in an amazing location.  Maybe we will get lucky all and they will make this for the big screen.  I sure hope there are more to come because the characters in this book were such a joy.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
5 Stars
Stunning
The Protector: MAC (Cover Six Security) - Lisa B. Kamps

Gordon "Mac" MacGregor is in the business of protecting others.  It is more than just instinct.  As a former Army Ranger, he has the training and experience to complete that drive to protect.  Now, his biggest hurdle is resisting the woman he should be guarding.

 

Tabitha "TR" Meyers is a writer, who has stumbled across something sinister.  She keeps getting messages that urge her to look further.  Is that anonymous messenger a help or a hindrance?  Should she bother to go into the dark?  Maybe with Mac with her, TR can feel safe about wherever she is.

 

Well let me just take a breath and say - WOW!  This new series hits the road running and does not take a brake for anyone.  Let me just warn you .... this is seriously hot and sexy.  Every page filled with angst, tension, & some hotter than hot sparks.  I am literally on the edge of my seat now waiting for the next book, since I am so excited from this one I can hardly sit still.  My instinct now is this author is getting added to my must have list.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Release Blitz - Still Brazen

 
Still Brazen by M. Malone & Nana Malone is available now! The duet is now complete!
 
 
 
 
How the hell did I, the perpetual bachelor, end up accidentally married in Vegas—to my client?As soon as I find out who’s trying to kill her, we’ll get a quickie divorce...or will we?
 
I was never supposed to be married. I was never supposed to fall in love. I was never supposed to put her in danger. But now that she’s back in my life I wonder if some things shouldn’t stay in Vegas. To keep her I’ll have to fight for her. Good thing I’m brazen enough to do just that.
 
 
 
Start the duet with Brazen now!
 
B&N (Nook) -- http://bit.ly/2R7894g
 
 
Forgotten Wife! Vegas - 3 years ago. She's the one that got away. Now I have one more chance to show her what's meant to be. But the universe keeps throwing obstacles in our way. Especially the marriage vows neither of us remember! a second chance romance Wham, bam, thank you ma’am? That’s my motto. There’s no room in my life for anything more complicated than a one-night stand. But then the one-night stand I've NEVER been able to forget waltzes back into my life. As a client. Despite our explosive chemistry, we can’t go there again. What happened in Vegas, has to stay in Vegas. Except the marriage vows neither of us remember.
 
 
 

 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS:

 

NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education. Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times. She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.

 

 

Website: http://www.minxmalone.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minxmalone

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/minxmalone

 

USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone‘s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

 

 

Website: http://www.nanamalone.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nanamalonewriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NanaMalone

 

Excerpt Reveal - Ice Hot

 

Christian plays for keeps. But Serena won't be tamed. Keep reading for an excerpt from Ice Hot by USA Today bestselling author Tracy Goodwin! It releases March 5th.

 

 

RESERVE A COPY TODAY:

 

 

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Google Play → http://bit.ly/2WRFAvD

Kobo → http://bit.ly/2Sb9mNd

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN:

 

“I didn’t recognize you. Not until tonight. Seeing you, watching the crowd’s reaction to you and your teammates . . . one of my friends Googled you.”

 

This explains why she’s suddenly so nice. Another woman wanting the famous guy, the hot athlete with wealth. If that’s the guy she wants, who am I to disappoint?

 

“Page Six only writes half the story, typical for a cheap tabloid.” She smiles. Maybe she’s onto my antics, or not. Regardless, she’s a captive audience as I add, “It’s true that no woman ever says no to me. What they fail to mention is that no woman has ever regretted saying yes.”

 

Staring at me, she narrows her eyes, sizing me up again. There’s the cynic I met the other day. The woman who suspects I’m full of shit, but there’s a hidden meaning in her bright azure gaze. Her eyes—she sees right through me and I shift uncomfortably, blinking first, which is completely unlike me.

 

Leaning against the bar, she asks, “Do you want to get shot down?” Her tone is subtle and not the least bit snarky. Like she wants to know my answer.

 

Words escape me. Women talk to me, but never listen. Or they listen just long enough to reply. They’re interested in winning over the sports star and care about the promise of celebrity that being in my company can bring. I don’t remember the last time a woman asked me what I want. It’s . . . refreshing. Intimidating. Even for a guy like me who doesn’t get rattled often.

 

“Do I seem like the type to judge a man by a gossip column?” She seems sweet, says all the right things. “You told your team to fuck off, yet they’re watching us. Waiting for you to crash and burn. At least that’s my opinion.”

 

She distracts me. Her questions, her intense scrutiny, her take on everything. I down a gulp of my drink and grimace. Shit, that’s strong. She’s still staring, waiting for me to answer. “You’re right. One of my teammates struck out. They’re hoping I do the same.”

 

“But you’re their leader, right?” She makes it sound like I’m an alien in some sci-fi movie.

 

Scratching the short stubble on my chin, I correct her. “I’m their captain.”

 

“Okay, Captain. Do you want me to turn you down so you fit in with them?”

 

Her offer is thoughtful, but I’ve got something else on my mind now. “I’ve wanted your number since the gas station. If you think I’m giving up a chance to get to know you—”

 

“What’s your number?” She places her thumb against her iPhone, using the Touch ID to unlock the screen. Her cell is encased in a glittery rose gold. Sparkly, but not gaudy.

Though I don’t know her, I know enough to deduce that it fits her personality.

 

As I recite my number, her fingers type at a rapid rate. My cell immediately vibrates in my pocket. “I just texted you. Add me to your contacts. My name is Serena.”

 

She is so close now that her scent intoxicates me. More musk than floral, it’s a total turn-on. So is she. Especially when she plants her hands firmly on the fabric over my abs, then slowly, methodically, slides them upward, past my pecs, until her warm palms reach my neck. She leans into me even closer, her voice a raspy murmur as her breath fans my cheek. “Let’s put on a show. You’re a virile, hotter-than-hot sports star. You believe that your mere touch will ignite my lady parts, and why not? You’re Christian fucking Chase, right?”

 

To hear her say the word fucking sends my blood rushing straight to my cock. Her touch, her warm palms against my neck, causes my muscles to tense. My erection swells, in sync with my raspy breaths. Her full lips, so close to mine that I want to kiss them, upturn in a seductive grin.

 

“You with your brown hair, mesmerizing eyes a rich amber, chiseled jaw, and a rock-hard body to die for . . . who could say no to you, right?” Serena bites her lower lip and it sends a jolt of electricity through to my cock. “I hate to break it to you, baby, but I’m your first no.”

 

With her last word, her voice bellows through the bar as she shoves me aside. “Let me clarify. I’m saying NO in all caps. Those guys dared you to come over here after your pal was shot down. I know it, and so do you. The only reason my knee hasn’t made contact with your balls is because you have excellent fashion sense. Trust me when I say that Hugo Boss has saved you from a world of hurt tonight.”

 

Forget Hugo, Serena is a fucking boss. Even I believe her.

 

 

 

 

 

About Tracy:

 

Tracy Goodwin is a USA Today bestselling author. Throughout a career spanning a decade, she has achieved both traditional and indie publishing success. She is the author of the sexy New York Nighthawks contemporary romance series for Loveswept. In addition, she pens sweeping historical romances and vivid urban fantasies. Though the genres may be different, each story delivers her unique blend of passion, excitement, poignant emotion, humor, and unforgettable characters that steal readers’ hearts.

 

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Review
4 Stars
Blog Tour w/ Review - The Crush Collision

 

 

 

The Crush Collision 

by Danielle Ellison

(Southern Charmed #2)

Publication Date: February 18, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen: Crush



Haley Howell has had a hopeless crush on her brother’s best friend, Jake Lexington, for as long as she can remember. Too bad to him, she’ll forever be off-limits. But with senior year and acceptance to a college outside their tiny southern town of Culler, South Carolina, comes new confidence. Haley’s ready to get Jake to notice her—whatever it takes.

No one in Culler notices the real Jake anymore—to them, he’s nothing more than the star football player or the kid with the family tragedy. When one mistake lands him in community service, he’s shocked to find his best friend’s little sister there, too, looking cute as hell and threatening all his no-friends-with-benefits rules. But Jake isn’t ready to take a chance, no matter how crafty Haley’s willing to get to prove him otherwise… 

 

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The Crush Collision (Southern Charmed, #2)The Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is #2, in the Southern Charmed series. This can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Haley has been in love with her brother's best friend for years. When they have more in common during the school year - they end up spending time together. Can she keep it a secret from her own BFF who thinks she is in love with Jake?

Jake is finding this the worst year of his life. The only thing he looks forward to right now is spending time with his best friend's little sister. He wants to tell everyone but knows it will cut their time together short. Will he get the guts to tell all?

This series is so good. I love the couples and friendships. This is my favorite trope - no secret there - but I especially love when its done right. I loved the characters and how rich and deep they were. Considering all the touchy subjects touched on in the book this was a terrific way to read about them.


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

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Danielle Ellison is a nomad, always on the lookout for an adventure and the next story. In addition to writing, she’s the founder and coordinator of the NoVa TEEN Book Festival. When she’s not busy with books, she’s probably watching her favorite shows, drinking coffee, or fighting her nomadic urges. She is newly settled in Oklahoma (for now) with her cat, Simon, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

 

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Review
5 Stars
Aware
Rules of Engagement - Mika Jolie

This is book #3, in the Platonically Complicated series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand the series, I recommend reading these in order.

 

Lucas finds himself attracted to his best friend's sister.  He tries to hold out, since she is also his friend, but the thoughts just get more frequent and more dangerous.  When a mutual friend to them both suggests they get together, even fake, he has no idea what he is in for.

 

Kate is wishing she could go back in time.  To a place when she had no feelings for her brother's best friend.  Lucas intrigues her.  He also heats her up when he touches her anywhere.

 

Such a great series and this is a great addition!  The characters banter literally makes me laugh out loud.  I loved the friends and families and how close they are.  I also loved what a great father the leading man in this story is.  Such a joy to read!  I give this book  5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Review
4 Stars
Forbidden
The Crush Collision (Southern Charmed #2) - Danielle Ellison

This is #2, in the Southern Charmed series.  This can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Haley has been in love with her brother's best friend for years.  When they have more in common during the school year - they end up spending time together.  Can she keep it a secret from her own BFF who thinks she is in love with Jake?

 

Jake is finding this the worst year of his life.  The only thing he looks forward to right now is spending time with his best friend's little sister.  He wants to tell everyone but knows it will cut their time together short.  Will he get the guts to tell all?

 

This series is so good.  I love the couples and friendships.  This is my favorite trope - no secret there - but I especially love when its done right.  I loved the characters and how rich and deep they were.  Considering all the touchy subjects touched on in the book this was a terrific way to read about them.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
4 Stars
Helpless
Play to Win - Kelly Jamieson

Theo gets an unexpected visit from a relative.  Not sure what to make of the out-of-the-blue visit, he goes out to celebrate with some of his team friends.  That's when he meets the vision he wants to protect.  

 

Lacey is having a really bad day.  Her brother stole from her.  Then he sold her to some goons he owes money to.  What can she do without having to pay his debt?  Then she meets the handsome former hockey player with the sexy eyes.

 

This is a new series by a great author.  She is always a sure purchase author.  Hockey makes it all the better for me to read.  I loved the humor, the suspense, and especially the heat that jumped off the page with this couple.  Sexy and sweet, this book was a great read.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

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