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Blog Tour w/Review - Thank You For Holding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About THANK YOU FOR HOLDING:

 

Having it all is a fantasy, right?

 

Carrie Shelton thought her boyfriend was too good to be true. Her best friend's brother? A guy who loved antiquing? Who cuddled on the couch while watching foodie YouTube clips and talking about artisanal spices? Who helped her accessorize her outfits?

 

Right.

 

Fantasy.

 

So when he ran off with Kevin, the owner of an antique shop, right before his sister’s wedding, Carrie’s life went from fantasy to nightmare.

As maid of honor, she can’t back out of the wedding. And her ex is the best man - but now he has his own best man.

 

She needs a date. Stat.

 

Enter Ryan. Sure, he’s a hot male stripper at the O Spa where she works as junior designer, but he’s a few years younger and just, you know -- a friend.

 

Perfect. She needs a friend more than she needs a boyfriend.

 

A weekend of playing her boyfriend so she can save face is a lot to ask, but for some reason Carrie doesn't understand, Ryan's all in. Enthusiastic, even.

 

Especially when it comes to physical displays of affection.

 

Public kisses turn to private confessions, and pretty soon, Carrie can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

 

Because if Ryan's just pretending he's in love with her, then why does the chemistry between them -- and between the sheets -- feel so real?

 

Carrie can't settle for almost, though. She's already done that. She's not putting her life on hold anymore.

 

Turns out Ryan won't, either.

 

He's holding out for more.

 

Thank You For Holding is a STANDALONE in the On Hold series. You do not need to have read book 1 in the series, Our Options Have Changed, but after reading about Carrie and Ryan’s friends-to-lovers adventure, you’ll want to. ;)

 

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Thank You for Holding (On Hold, #2)Thank You for Holding by Julia Kent
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in the On Hold series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

Ryan has been in love with Carrie, since the first day they worked together. She was dating someone else, so he waited patiently for his chance. Now that it is here - he is afraid she will turn him down.

Carrie has been disgusted with her life lately. First, her ex dumps her over the phone. Then, she has to attend her best friends wedding, where her ex will be there with his new man. Can she pretend her way out of this?

This book felt a little whiny. I loved the characters. I enjoyed the humor, heat, and pace of the story. I was just very frustrated that the characters let so many things come before the love they supposedly have for one another. Just my opinion. I enjoyed the book overall.


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About Julia Kent:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

 

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About Elisa Reed:

Elisa Reed is a journalist-turned-fiction-writer whose snappy, irreverent prose combines with an irrepressible zest for the simpler, and often intimate, pleasures of life to produce fun(ny) contemporary romance with a focus on second chances. New England born and bred, Elisa Reed now lives, writes, and plays in New Orleans and along the sugar sands of the Gulf Coast.

 

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Cover Reveal - Locke And Key

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LOCKE AND KEY by Cristin Harber is coming May 2nd and we're so thrilled to share the cover with you! Check out the full cover below and find out more about LOCKE AND KEY!

 

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ABOUT LOCKE AND KEY (Releasing May 2nd):

 

THE STOIC SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR

 

There’s only one person to blame for darkening the last years of Locke Oliver’s military career: Cassidy Noble. And damn if he doesn’t have to save her from the side of a frozen mountain.

 

Even after the job is done, he can’t shake the woman from his thoughts. He blames her for the deaths in his Army unit so many years ago, and he’s not ready to let that go. It’s driving him to the point of distraction, and now his Titan Group boss says to get his act together or get out.

 

THE FEISTY, FALLEN REPORTER

 

Cassidy is a disgraced journalist, once accused of treason—Or she’s an American hero. It depends on who you ask. She’s on a mission to rebuild her name and started with a simple question but discovered a complex web of spies and possible human trafficking.

 

Titan Group believes in her.

 

Locke does not. Until he can’t deny the truth any longer about the past or what she’s uncovered in her investigation.

 

BECOME AN INSEPARABLE TEAM

 

Cassidy volunteers to go undercover. Locke would do anything to stay by her side as she slips into the network and is sold to the highest bidder. All is going right until everything goes wrong. Nothing is as they expect including falling in love with the woman he thought he hated.

 

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Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

 

 

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Cover Reveal - Confessions Of A Former Puck Bunny

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CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY by Cindi Madsen!

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY:
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Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I'm just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.

 

Confession #2: Ryder "Ox" Maddox's deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I'm powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.

 

Confession #3: I can't stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it'd be to cross lines with him.

 

Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.

 

Confession #5: If I'm not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I'll be totally pucked.

 

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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. You can visit Cindi at: www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter to get all the up-to-date information on her books. Follow her on Twitter @cindimadsen.

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4 Stars
Blog Tour w/Review - Harmless

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Title: Harmless
Series: Pier 70 #4
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, MM Romance
Published: March 28, 2017
He’s got a secret...
Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is, until he no longer has the option.

He’s got a secret, too...
Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is, until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.

Some secrets are too big to keep.
Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or -- thanks to the way the cards have been dealt -- will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?
 

 

 
 

HARMLESS (Pier 70, 4) Chapter One © Nicole Edwards 2017

Fourteen months ago
August
“CAN I BUY you another drink?”
Roan Gregory hoped he wasn’t sporting his who me look when he cast a quick glance up and to the left, startled by the offer from…
Well. Okay.
Not what he’d expected.
Standing before him was the sexy guy who’d been checking Roan out since he walked in the door. Discreetly, sure. But Roan’s attention had been unfocused at best. He’d noticed. And yes, this was the same guy Roan had fought hard not to sneak a peek at for the past hour.
The guy was totally his type back when he’d had a type. At least in the physical sense.
Blond hair, blue eyes, long and lean, with the perfect balance of muscles tossed in.
But that was the key. Roan didn’t have a type anymore. He was more interested in ignoring men for the duration.
Sexy Guy nodded toward the empty beer bottle in front of Roan. “Another?”
As though the guy wasn’t possibly talking to him, Roan continued to stare. Only this time, he was captivated by the seductive smirk on Sexy Guy’s smooth lips. Nice lips. Full, perfect … lips.
Obliterating the thought from his sex-starved brain, Roan dropped his gaze down to his beer. Yep, definitely empty. He must’ve drained it when he’d been lost in his own damn thoughts. Unfortunately—no matter what his little head was telling him—he wasn’t interested in company, sexy or otherwise, so he wanted Sexy Guy to go sit back down at the table by the wall where he’d come from.
“I’m good.” Shaking his head, Roan avoided the man’s eyes, hoping he would take the hint.
“I figured if you’re gonna drown your sorrows, probably should do it right.”
If Sexy Guy only knew.
Lifting his gaze once more, Roan met the determined steel-blue eyes still studying him. He bit back a retort. Didn’t the guy understand that he wanted to be alone? Seriously, what did he need to do? Hold up a sign that said, Personal Pity Party, No Company Wanted?
What the…?
Clearly Roan needed to improve his turn-down skills. Sexy Guy surely mistook his I’m good for sure, sit down and join me because, of course, Sexy Guy was now sitting at his table. And he hadn’t bothered to ask.
“I promise, I’m harmless.” To reiterate his point, Sexy Guy held up his hands in surrender.
Big hands. Nice hands. Perfect hands.
Son of a bitch.
Now that Roan thought about it, the guy didn’t look harmless. He looked like … well, hell, he looked like temptation.
Good thing he’d cut temptation from his diet long ago.
Leaning back, Roan tried to appear casual, not wanting to show that he was taken aback by the guy’s forwardness. He also didn’t want the incredibly handsome blond to see that Roan was discreetly attempting to check him out. Mainly, the way that snug charcoal-gray T-shirt stretched across his impressive chest and the way the corded muscles in his neck shifted inconspicuously when he lifted his arm.
How discreet he was actually being was anyone’s guess since there was only about three feet between them.
Not only was he at least an eleven, Sexy Guy also looked familiar. Eerily so. Only Roan couldn’t place him.
Roan shrugged off the thought and continued to stare the guy down.
For the past half hour, Roan had been nursing a beer while pretending to watch the baseball game playing on the television closest to him. He wasn’t really paying attention at all because his brain was inundated with how shitty he’d allowed his life to become. In fact, he’d been paying so little attention he had noticed that the handsome man now sitting across from him had been staring his way every so often.
After the guy signaled the waitress for two more beers, he turned back to Roan.
Bold move considering Roan had already told him he wasn’t interested. Or that had been his meaning anyway.
“Colton Seguine,” Sexy Guy said smoothly as he held out his hand.
Roan detected an accent, but he couldn’t quite place it. Canadian, maybe?
“Not interested,” Roan grumbled, ignoring the introduction, hoping the guy would get it through his thick skull that Roan wasn’t…
Wait.
Did he say…?
The name registered and Roan’s gaze slammed directly into the big guy.
Wavy blond hair, a thin scar running through one of his thick eyebrows, pale blue eyes with the perfect balance of gray running through them, a slightly crooked nose, and a jaw that looked as though it had been carved from stone, not to mention sharp cheekbones and those lips…
Holy shit.
The harmless temptation sitting across from him was none other than a fucking hockey player.
Harmless. Right.
“You’re Colton Seguine,” Roan muttered, feeling stupid.
The guy’s lopsided smirk transformed his face from sexy to … hot as fuck. “That’s what they tell me, but everyone calls me Seg. Unfortunately, I don’t recognize you, so…”
Roan held out his hand seeing that Seg’s was resting on the table as though waiting for this moment. “Roan Gregory.”
“Nice to meet you, Roan Gregory.”
Yes, it was.
Seg’s hand was strong, his grip firm. And holy fuck. This was Colton Seguine. Seg.
Roan briefly forgot all of his problems as he stared at the defenseman for the Austin Arrows hockey team. He knew the man was big—he’d read his stats a few dozen times—but up close and personal, he was ginormous. Six foot four, two-twenty, if Roan remembered correctly.
The waitress interrupted their staring contest when she delivered their beers, and for a few seconds, Roan was caught up in those smoky blue eyes, unable to look away.
It no longer mattered that he’d been wallowing in self-pity, trying to get over the fact that nearly four months ago he’d professed his love for his best friend. He no longer felt the chest-constricting pain that had engulfed him as soon as he realized Cam had fallen in love with someone and they were incredibly happy. The pain hadn’t come from the fact that Cam and Gannon were happy. As far as he was concerned, that was a good thing. It came from the fact that Roan had been insecure enough to think he would lose his friendship with the most important person in his life.
Only right now, the fact that he’d blurted out that he loved his best friend seemed unimportant—not to mention, completely untrue.
Nope. None of it mattered because his brain was misfiring; the only thing he could think about was sex. Sex with this incredibly sexy hockey player. Dirty, rough, highly-erotic sex.
And wasn’t that a kick in the nuts? Roan wasn’t the sort to succumb to insta-lust. It usually took him some time to warm up to a guy. A hell of a lot longer than a brief introduction anyway.
Roan took a long pull on his beer, breaking the eye contact.
This was insane.
Why the hell would this guy even be over here? It wasn’t like he was…
Nah. No way was this guy gay.
Plus, if he was—which he wasn’t—there was no way Seg would know Roan was gay. Seriously. How would he know? They weren’t in a gay bar. And it wasn’t like
Roan was wearing his I’m out and proud T-shirt today.
The thought had Roan staring at Seg thoughtfully.
Did he know Roan was gay? Was it something he broadcasted without realizing it?
After glancing around the room cautiously, Seg leaned in and lowered his voice. “What do you say after this beer, I take you back to my place and we have a drink there?”
Okay, so maybe along with some finely tuned gaydar, Seg was gay.
Not openly, obviously, since Roan distinctly remembered a recent article about Seg and some model chick he’d been dating as of late. Yes, in case there was any confusion, Roan was a fan of the Austin Arrows. Huge fan.
Maybe Seg was bisexual?
Roan let that thought roll around for a few seconds. He didn’t do bisexual. He had absolutely no intention of being with some guy who would wake up the next morning, crying and whining because he was so fucking confused about his life. Pussy or dick, it wasn’t that hard to figure out which you preferred.
Not to mention, Roan didn’t need that shit on top of everything else he was dealing with.
Leaning closer, mirroring Seg’s posture, Roan shook his head. “I’m pretty sure”—he tilted his head toward the waitress—“she’s more your type.”
Seg leaned even closer. “I’m pretty sure … you’re dead wrong.”
Roan sat up straight, taking another pull on his beer as he studied this man.
Here was a guy Roan had watched play for years. A guy who was as masculine as they came. A guy who was now sitting here, in this sports bar, coming on to him.
He was coming on to him, right? Roan had been out of the game a long time; maybe he was imagining it.
He instantly thought about Cam. About how Roan had damn near fucked up their friendship because of his momentary lapse in judgement. His stupid freak out had nearly cost him the most important person in his life.
Then he thought about his sister and her fucking drug problem.
And his father, who was beside himself on how to help her.
His stepmother, who had threatened to leave his father if they didn’t find a way to get Cassie some help.
A fucking mess was what his life had been reduced to.
No way should Roan add fucking a hockey player to that long list of screwed-up bullshit.
Clearly Seg sensed Roan was considering the idea. “One night. No strings.”
Nope, no mistaking that come-on.
Roan considered it.
No-strings sex. Was there even such a thing?
Roan adjusted his position, trying not to give the idea the merit it deserved, but unable to help himself.
A one-night stand with a hot hockey player.
Who could really say no to that? More importantly, who would?
His world was crumbling down around him, and this guy was offering him an opportunity to forget about it for a little while. An opportunity he’d be stupid to pass up.
“One night?” Roan confirmed.
Seg nodded.
“Tomorrow we pretend this never happened?”
Another nod.
Downing what was left of his beer, Roan reached for his wallet, pulled out a couple of twenties, and slapped them on the table before getting to his feet.
“I’ll follow you,” he told Seg.
The grin on Seg’s face made Roan’s dick jump to life.
​Oh, yeah. This was definitely a good decision.
 
 
Harmless (Pier 70, #4)Harmless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #4, in the Pier 70 series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, without the spoilers, I recommend reading in order.

Roan has a past with Colton AKA Seg, a past he wants no one to know about. Aside from the pain and humiliation it brings, it could be detrimental to Colton's career. Roan knows that nothing short of a miracle would change things. He also knows he has too much on his plate now to look back.

Colton has never wanted anything the way he wants just a chance of a future with Roan. One that does not seem to be mutual. Can he change the man's mind before it's too late?

There is so much to this story. I was eagerly turning pages. This book has rich characters with serious heart. The story also calls for some heat. Really good read with characters you can enjoy again and again. This will be one I add to my permanent shelf.


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Blog Tour - His To Seduce

 

His to Seduce by Stacey Lynn Publication Date: March 21st, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Loveswept

 

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Synopsis:

 

An honorable man who’s lost his way . . . A career woman who hides behind her button-up suits . . . Unexpected romance is the specialty at the Fireside Grill as Stacey Lynn’s captivating series comes full circle.

 

Becoming an ER doctor had been David McGregor’s mission ever since he could remember. But after tragedy strikes at his hospital in Chicago, David runs away from the guilt—all the way back to Latham Hills, Michigan, where he takes a job tending bar at his childhood friend’s restaurant. That’s how he meets Camden Reed, and the way Camden refuses to give him the time of day should be a turnoff. Instead, he’s drawn to her tough, tightly wound exterior, and soon David realizes that he has a new mission: to see her tightly wound beneath him.

 

Camden’s fighting tooth and nail to resist the desire she feels for David. Growing up dirt-poor, raised by a single mother, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today, and she doesn’t have any patience for the kind of guy who’d give up a decent paycheck to sling drinks. But when the sexual tension finally combusts between the sheets, Camden discovers that people aren’t always what they seem. As David pushes her past her limits, Camden begins to loosen up—and to trust that, when she falls, there will be someone waiting to catch her.

 

 

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“Please,” I whispered, and leaned into his palm now cupping my cheek. His hands were strong. Long, tanned fingers that had made me think of naughty things like this for months.

 

In the darkness, I saw a flash of his white teeth. “I like it when you beg. When you need me.”

 

Tonight’s need was selfish. A moment to forget the loneliness. A moment to take what I’d been too chicken to go after for months even though it was right in front of me.

 

He’d been right before my eyes, flirting relentlessly and trying to break me down. Tonight, I was tired of fighting the pull I’d felt for him despite how wrong I knew he was for me. This was one night. A moment of wildness I didn’t usually indulge in, but who didn’t enjoy getting laid at a friend’s wedding? It was almost a requirement.

 

His hands dropped to my knees, spreading them wide so he could step in between them.

 

His fingers teased my thighs, running up and down my bare flesh until I shivered from the softness of his touch.

 

My eyes were half-lidded when I forced myself to look at him. I saw only his lust for me, and my heart rioted against my rib cage.

 

Damn . . . he wanted me. It was as thrilling as it was terrifying.

 

One of his hands left my leg and cupped the back of my neck. He pulled me to him until our foreheads touched.

 

“I want this,” he said, his voice thick and gruff. “Tell me you want this.”

 

“I want it.”

 

“Tell me you want me.”

 

I couldn’t. A long time ago I swore to myself I’d never be vulnerable again. I certainly wasn’t about to make that admission when all I currently wanted was a night of pretending and forgetting.

 

“Camden, I want you to know that when I sink into you, when I push your panties to the side and run my fingers through your wetness, this isn’t a one-time thing for us. This is the beginning.”

 

I shivered again. From his words, his promise—something I so desperately craved but was too terrified to take hold of.

 

I shifted my hips, pulling him to me until his erection brushed against my center.

 

“Tonight.” I gasped as he rubbed against me in the perfect spot. “It’s all I can promise.”

 

He chuckled, moving his mouth against my cheek, down to my jaw and my throat. “We’ll see about that.”

 

 

 

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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

 

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Release Blitz - Living With Him

 

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Title: Living with Him

Author: J.L. Ostle

Cover Designer: Kennedy Kelly of K Creative Designs

Release Date: March 27, 2017

 

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I am your typical good girl, I work hard, I don't drink and I have never been with a guy.

I am invisible to those around me, and I like it that way until one bad night leads me to run away from my dark past and move in with the campus bad boy. Jackson McKenzie. Jackson oozes sex appeal and intrigue. Girls surround him wanting to be the next girl he charms into bed. He either is playing in his band or being the college Casanova. But he treats me differently from the other girls, he's kind to me, treating me like I'm fragile, being my everything. We need each other, in more ways than I ever could imagine. He teaches me how to be happy, smile and have fun but will it be me who teaches him how?  

 

 

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J.L. Ostle was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, now living in Carlisle, England. J.L. Ostle is a full time mother looking after her cute, active little boy. When she she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing, she's watching movies, or doing activities with her friends and their children.        

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Other books by J.L. Ostle:

 

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4 Stars
Hurt
My Strongest Weakness - Brighton Walsh
Mason & Tia have secrets. Some for them together, some for themselves. With the attraction intensifying, can they find a future together?

Tia has been hurt before. Mason has the power to hurt her even more. Should she take a risk or run away?

This was such an amazing story. I loved the character interaction. There was some serious story-line, heat, humor, and more. I truly absorbed each page.


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4 Stars
Heat
Bossed - Sloane Howell

Ethan falls for Jenny right away.  They literally run into one another on the sidewalk.  After that, it is all banter and heat.

 

Jenny knows she needs this job.  How can she work for a man who makes her feel defensive?  If only she were not attracted to his hot and bossy ways.

 

This book was full of fun!  There was sarcasm, banter, humor, heat, heart, and more.  I found myself feeling all of the feels.  I laughed and cried and enjoyed every page.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
4 Stars
Music
90s Playlist (Romance Rewind) (Volume 1) - Jennifer Blackwood, Rebecca Grace Allen, Amy Jo Cousins, Audra North, Brighton Walsh, Lorelie Brown

This is an anthology of six stories, based on songs from the 90's decade.  I chose My Strongest Weakness by Brighton Walsh, for my review.  I highly recommend reading this fascinating book full of great stories!

 

Mason & Tia have secrets.  Some for them together, some for themselves.  With the attraction intensifying, can they find a future together?  

 

Tia has been hurt before.  Mason has the power to hurt her even more.  Should she take a risk or run away?

 

This was such an amazing story.  I loved the character interaction.  There was some serious story-line, heat, humor, and more.  I truly absorbed each page.  I give this anthology a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Blog Tour - Collision
 
 
Title: Collision (Serial Killer Unit Book 2)
Author: Allie Redman | @allie.redman.au
Release Date: March 25th 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Rebel Edit and Design
Cover Models: Amanda Joan & Jonny James
Photographer: Kruse Images and Photography
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shane and Macy have found each other and now have a chance at happiness and love at last......
 

 

But when the killer that took Shane's wife shows himself again on their doorstep it is a race against time.

 

 

 

Shane already lost his wife, will he be able to keep from losing everything again?

 

 

 

Macy is home at last but the ghosts of her past are never far behind. She has spent a lifetime hiding but she could never hide from Shane.

 

 

 

Now with a race against a killer who is stalking them all and Macy's past catching up its a race against time.

 

 

 

When ghosts of the past chase you how far can you run from the Collision?  
 

 

 
 
 
Available on #KU for #free and on several other Amazon sites
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collision (Serial Killer Unit Book 2)
Text Copyright © 2017 Allie Redman
All Rights Reserved
 
 “Shane, you can’t see the future. You are human. We all know the risks of being in this line of work but we also know the rewards that come with it. Shane what we do, what you do is amazing. We protect those who can’t protect themselves and sometime Shane we are going to get hurt and sometimes we lose people but the important part to remember is that we win Shane, we get to see how this ends, we get to end it.”
 
Shane looked deep in to my eyes and let out a sigh, “How do you do it baby? How do you live through what you lived through and still see hope? How is it that you can look at the world and see so much and hope? And not only do you see hope but you spread it baby. You make me believe that there is a better tomorrow and that the world isn’t just shit. You are my light darlin.”
 
I couldn’t help the tear that fell down my cheek. I know Shane thought I was his light but he was mine and he was the one that showed me that the world can be a beautiful place. He is the one that showed me what love is, he showed me a world that I didn’t think existed.
 
“You know more and do more than you think Shane. You don’t even see how truly amazing and perfect you are.” I leaned over and kissed him gently on the lips, forgetting about my banged-up face. I flinched when Shane put his forehead on mine, I tried to hide it because I knew he needed this closeness but he saw right through.
 
“Shit baby I’m sorry. Let me take a look.” Shane inspected my face and made a growling sound from deep in his throat. His eyes filled with so much anger, I could feel it coming off him in waves. I placed my hands on his.
 
 
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Thinking Out loud - Ed Sheeran
Christina Perri - Human
Christina Perri - Arms
Natalia Kills - Devils Don't Fly
Kip Morre - Hey Pretty Girl
Avril Lavigne - Keep Holding On
 
 
 
 
 
 Double Take (Serial Killer Unit Book 1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dawson Freeman led a simple, small town life. He was beginning his career as a police officer in his hometown when tragedy struck and his sister was murdered….
 
 
 

 

10 years later Dawson is still chasing a murderer who disappeared without a trace but a call at 3 am changes all that.
 
 

 

Now Dawson is in a race for his life and the people around him trying to stop a psychotic killer hell bent on destroying him. Then just when he thinks he is on the right path a blast from his past comes back in the form of the sexy bombshell Sam.

 

 
 

 

Will Dawson be able to keep the people he loves safe or will a murderer slip through the cracks once again?
 
 

 

 
 
 
Allie is 33 year old mother of 3. She was born and raised in the Central interior of British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys life in the outdoors and when she isn’t writing she is out working on her farm.
 
She has been a book nerd at heart and always loved the escape of a good book. From Jane Austin to Stephen King she loves them all. She welcomes all her fans to come join her on her Facebook, Twitter and Amazon account where there will be lots of fun and giveaways and you can interact with her.
 
 
 
Twitter: @allie.redman.au
 
 
 
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Review
3 Stars
Static
Flawed - Tracy Wolff

This is book #4, in the Ethan Frost series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend you read this great series in order.

 

Miles and Tori have always had at least a bit of animosity between them.  To admit to the attraction, would have been taboo.  Something happens that lets them get closer.

 

Tori has had the worst day of her life.  What will she do with no shoes and no job?  Where will she go?  Can she find her way with the help of friends?

 

Totally unexpected is what this book is.  This series already leaves you kind of on the edge of y our seat.  This story makes me wish this series was on TV.  Characters from earlier books in the series are here as well.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Review
3 Stars
Heart
Behind His Lens - Beth Michele

Jake AKA Sean has had heartache.  What he doesn't know is he will soon want more with a man who is unsure what he wants.  Soon he will know for sure.

 

Colt was trying to please his girlfriend with Sean.  Trying something he has been curious about since high school.  Wanting something he never knew he could have.

 

This book was short and sweet.  I loved the characters.  I loved the heat.  Seriously fun read even though I wished for more.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Review
4 Stars
Reboot Tour - Pier 70

Thats right!

 

The Nicole Edwards Pier 70 series has a SEXY NEW look!!! 

 

Why? 

 

Because the final book is almost here! 

 

And we are celebrating the completion of this HOT M/M series with some FIRE!

 

If you haven't started this sereis yet, you have plenty of time to read the first three books before the final book hits your eReader on March 28th
 
Are you ready to see the new covers and re-explore The Pier 70 Series?
 
 
BOOK 1 - RECKLESS
 
 
 
 
Reckless (Pier 70, #1)Reckless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gannon Burgess met Cam Strickland when he and his assistant walked into Cam's place of business. They wanted to hire a boat to go out for a couple hours team building. Gannon and Cam are attracted from the first look.

Gannon has not cared to have a personal life in some time. He has been busy with his company and getting out top level video games to the market. Most love interests cannot compete with that, nor do they wish to. Owning your own business takes more time than most people think. Then he meets Cam, and his priorities start to shift. He wants to spend all his time with him.

Cam feels the same way. He owns a business with his partners that takes just about every day to run. With very little time off, he has not had an interest in a long term partner. He does not mind playing the field. After meeting Gannon, that all changes.

I loved this start to the new Pier 70 series. It has something for everyone. I loved the characters warmth, dedication to their jobs, friends and each other. I loved just about everything about it. I do not want to spoil the book for you - but the HEA in this one jut made me feel darn good!


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

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BOOK 2 - FEARLESS
 
 
 
Fearless (Pier 70, #2)Fearless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book # 2 in the Pier 70 series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. If you plan to read the series, however, read it in order. There are spoilers in later books.

Noah and Dare have known one another from their younger years. They were a couple once upon a time. Before the break up, that is.

Dare is setup at the wedding of a friend. To his surprise, Noah is the man he is set up with. He cannot escape from him or his feelings on this ship.

Can they get over the past and find one another again? This is a great story of love and loss. I found it very compelling. The characters were fun and the book has a lot of heat.


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

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BOOK 3 - SPEECHLESS
 
 
 
Speechless (Pier 70, #3)Speechless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Pier 70 series. The Pier 70 boys are back! You can read this book as a standalone novel. It will however, have spoilers from previous books if they were not read in order. As always, I recommend reading series book in the order intended for reader enjoyment and understanding.

Hudson and Teague work together and see each other most every day. Lately, the tension between the two could be cut with a knife. Could it be there is more going on in the shop then just repairs?

Teague has a hard time trusting. He also does not believe that anyone could love him. His own parents didn't. When Hudson and their friends try to convince him of his worth.... will he take the time to listen?

Such a sincere and sweet book with some serious HOT inside! This is a great story that winds you up and gets you going. Hudson and Teague are great together!


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

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AND COMING MARCH 28th, 2017....
 
 

HARMLESS!

 

 The final book in this HOT MM Romance!

 
 

 
 
 
Harmless (Pier 70, #4)Harmless by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #4, in the Pier 70 series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, without the spoilers, I recommend reading in order.

Roan has a past with Colton AKA Seg, a past he wants no one to know about. Aside from the pain and humiliation it brings, it could be detrimental to Colton's career. Roan knows that nothing short of a miracle would change things. He also knows he has too much on his plate now to look back.

Colton has never wanted anything the way he wants just a chance of a future with Roan. One that does not seem to be mutual. Can he change the man's mind before it's too late?

There is so much to this story. I was eagerly turning pages. This book has rich characters with serious heart. The story also calls for some heat. Really good read with characters you can enjoy again and again. This will be one I add to my permanent shelf.


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

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Pre-Order your copy AND read an excerpt HERE!

 

 

Direct Pre-Order links here: 


Be sure to join Nicole Edwards on her Facebook Fan Group & her Author Page on release day for all the fun, excitement and knowing her, giveaways!!!

 
 
Review
4 Stars
Hip check
Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology - Misty D. Waters, Andie J. Christopher, Susan Scott Shelley, Xio Axelrod, Katie Kenyhercz, Kate Meader, Kimberly Kincaid, Angi Morgan, Lena Hart, Kim Golden, Robin Covington, Avery Flynn, Nana Malone, Virginia Nelson, Christi Barth, Heather Long, Robin Kaye, Desiree Holt

This is an anthology of Hockey stories, centered around a championship team.  I chose Deep Check by Kimberly Kincaid for my review.  These books can be read as a standalone novel, but are more fun when read together.

 

Finn and January have a history.  One that goes back to high school.  The last time they saw one another, their friendship was ruined.  Then tragedy struck.  Can they repair the pain and move on?

 

January wants to forgive Finn.  It was not his fault she has been hot for him for years.  She does not want a repeat of last time.  Maybe they have both grown enough to make a better future.

 

This story was so bittersweet.  They are both missing their buddy.  These characters have so much heat and heart.  I was truly excited to turn each page!  I give this anthology a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

Review
4 Stars
Blog Tour w/Review - Hard Justice

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

 

  HARD JUSTICE - cover

 

Grab your copy of HARD JUSTICE here!

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About HARD JUSTICE:

 

Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…

 

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage, and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she’s sweet and intriguingly innocent. It’s a risk-free assignment, until he’s required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

 

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it’s not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that’s real, raw and absolutely against the rules…

   

 

Hard Justice (Body Armor, #2)Hard Justice by Lori Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment, unerstanding, & to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Justice is to guard Fallon as she attempts to feel more like a normal adult. Her parents shelter her after a stressful loss. Now she must learn to find her way in the world.

Fallon is trying to be a better adult. She knows she must forge her way, but it is not until she meets Justice that she learns being a woman has more to it. He is hotter than any other man in her life. Could he ever want her?

This was a great addition to the series. I loved their banter. The pace & mystery in the story make it exciting and hard to put down. Warning! Hot men are inside! I loved this and cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out.


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

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And don’t miss the first book in the Body Armor Series!

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***If you missed my review of UNDER PRESSURE, you can CLICK HERE to read**

 

 

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Lori Foster’s HARD JUSTICE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

 

March 13th

A geordielass' honest blog on reviews – Review

Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Crystal's BookWorld – Review & Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review

 

March 14th

ALL THINGS DARK & DIRTY – Excerpt

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Cara's Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review

Love Between The Sheets – Review

Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

 

March 15th

Barbara's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Ebook Indulgence – Review

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review

Literary Gossip – Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt

 

March 16th

A girl and her books – Review

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt

Marieke's Books – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

 

March 17th

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review

Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

 

March 18th

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt

For the Love of Books & Alcohol – Review

Jen's Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

Nicole's Book Musings – Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Socially Awkward Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

 

March 19th

Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

Books & Boys Book Club – Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Excerpt

Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Review

Vera is Reading – Excerpt

 

March 20th

Bookish Wanderlove – Review & Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Fic Central – Review

Reading Reality – Review

Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt

The Heathers' Blog – Review & Excerpt

 

March 21st

OMGReads – Review & Excerpt

Reading away the days – Review

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Reese's Reviews – review & Excerpt

Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

The Smut-Brarians – Review & Excerpt

 

March 22nd

BookWorm221 – Review

Debbie's World of Books – Review & Excerpt

EBookObsessed – Excerpt

I'm A Book Shark – Review

Jennifers Taking A Break – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

 

March 23rd

Curvy and Nerdy – Review & Excerpt

Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

 

March 24th

*** Kitty's Book Spot! – Review & Excerpt ***

NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Shannon's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Sheilas Book Corner – Review

Travels N Reads – Review & Excerpt

 

March 25th

Abibliophobia anonymous book reviews – Excerpt

Book reviews by lexi – Review

G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm – Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Review

Winchester Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

 

 

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About Lori Foster:

 

LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance.

 

For more about Lori, visit her website at LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster. You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.    

 

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Blog Tour - Unforgettable
 
Title: Unforgettable
Series: The Finale, Book 5 in Siri's Saga
Author: Jessika Klide
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: March 10, 2017
 
 
 
Unforgettable, The Finale, Book 5 in Siri’s Saga.
 
Maximus Aurelius Moore and Siri Wright arrive in Vegas to combine their complicated lives, and to give the Alabama crew a bachelor party they will never forget, but before Siri’s last performance as Seary, the dark side of Sin City claims her.
 
What happens next is ... unforgettable!
 
Everyone has secrets. Some are better at hiding them.
 
 
“This last of the series is so full of passion, love and what it means to actually find your soulmate. . . The whole book is perfection…” ~5 Star Goodreads Review (Lisa R.)
 
“Jessika Klide is an amazing storyteller that sucks you into the book and makes you feel like you are a part of it!! An absolutely phenomenal book and series!!” ~ 5 Star Goodreads Review (Vera M.)
 
Jessika Kilde writes amazing romance, there is a heat and passion to her stories that are so good, they hook you in and means you can’t put the book down.” ~5 Star Goodreads Review (Sara)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I reach inside my jacket for my gun, but a heavy hand grabs my arm with steely force before I feel the cool metal of my security. I glance down to look at the hand before I try to snatch my arm away. It has a skull and cross bones ring with rubies for the eyes. Perfect! A bonafide Badass! I lift my foot a few inches, then stomp my heel on the asshole’s boot at the same time I jerk my arm away. My heel slides off the heavy leather without harm and the grip only tightens. I look up to see who is laughing at me, but he is wearing a black hoodie and his face is hidden. "You Son Of A Bitch!" I spit. "Get your fucking hand off me!" My hair fans out as I try to shake him off.  A deep, low, menacing chuckle is the only response I get. Then I see the knife.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jessika Klide burst onto the romance scene in 2014 with her bestselling series, Siri's Saga. It has steadily risen to the top of Amazon's erotic romance list and has made her a favorite among fans who enjoy full length novels. 
 
Whether it's Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, military men make her swoon. Her alpha male hunks are heroes who they fall for her confident, smart, and sexy heroines. She believes in modern day fairy tales where love and lust form perfect unions, and the stars do align for true love. She also guarantees more than one happy ending. 
 
She is fun and flirty like the heroines she writes. 
 
"Jessika Klide is my pen name. I'm from LA ... Lower Alabama. The Deep South. Since my mind is super slutty, it's just better to use a pen name. Trust me on this! ;)"
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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