Books I’ve read in September 2019

I have read 28 books in September, some of those are re-reads. https://www.google.com/search?biw=1517Click on the cover and it will send you to Goodreads, so you can add it to your TBR list https://www.google.com/search?biw=1517

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Cover Reveal “Rush” by L.A. Cotton

RUSH: A BLACK HEARTS STILL BEAT PREQUEL


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The sweetheart of Country is about to show the bad boys of Rock, it only takes a single beat for everything to change.

Evangeline Walker knows how quickly everything can change. 

But nothing can prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter.

Intense gray eyes.

Wicked smile.

Tattoos inked on his skin just begging to be touched. 

Those aren’t the reasons Eva should stay away from him though.

The fact he’s the bassist for America’s hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never look back.

Everyone knows the greatest love stories all start somewhere.

… this is their beginning.

Rush is a 50,000 word Black Hearts Still Beats prequel novel. Rise (BHSB: pt. one) and Rule (BHSB: pt. two) are coming soon!

 
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Release Blitz “Gavin’s Song” by Jamie Begley

Gavin’s Song
Road to Savation: A Last Riders Trilogy #1
by Jamie Begley
Release Date: October 11, 2019


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Have you ever wondered what happens to two souls destined for each other before they even meet?

Well, this is it…

Gavin had believed himself untouchable. There wasn’t an inch of his body that hadn’t been taught to eliminate any threat, both to himself and others, as a Navy SEAL.

Not only had he been trained to be a warrior, but a strategist who could accomplish any mission that he was given…

Until the day he was blindsided by a brother with his own agenda and was forced to accept that everything he had believed in had been an illusion.

An illusion that he was capable of love.

An illusion of the woman who had kept him sane during his darkest days.

An illusion that The Last Riders would always have his back.

Now he was being forced to accept the man they had created. A man who didn’t care about anything or anyone, living a life without reason, joy, or peace. A soul so broken that it couldn’t be fixed, searching for the one reason to keep himself breathing.

How was he supposed to know it was a song?


Confessions: “Bailey” By Ella Frank

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 Confessions: Bailey

By Ella Frank

  

Black and white. Right and wrong.

That’s how Craig Bailey has always lived his life.

The son of a fallen, decorated police officer, 

he’s had no choice but to follow the rules.

Until he met the ultimate bad boy 

and decided to follow him instead.

 

Henri Boudreaux is everything Bailey never knew he wanted.

Mysterious, sexy, and hiding more secrets than friends.

He’s exactly the kind of man Bailey knows could break his heart.

 

But there’s a vulnerability to Henri that calls to Bailey. 

A longing for a connection that Bailey is unable to resist.

And while Bailey has always lived his life on the straight and narrow, he is now beginning to understand that falling in love is never so black and white.


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The Play (Briar U #3) by Elle Kennedy

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Title: The Play
Series: Briar U #3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Romance
Release date: October 7th, 2019
Page Count: 422 pages
Rating: 4 / 4,5 stars

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A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series!

What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things.

But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her.

Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.

And she’s making a play for me.

Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.

Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

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I love Elle Kennedy’s writing style and I adore her sports series. The “Off Campus” series, is definitely one of my favorites and this spin-off is turning out to be one as well 😉 I had a blast finally reading Hunter’s story and I happy to say that Elle found the perfect girl for him !!

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Those of you, who have read the previous book, know all about the “fuck up” that was last season. Hunter, being the team captain of “Briar U”, is taking things very seriously and personally… So he vowed that there would be no more distractions, and his solution…celibacy !!

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I must say, that Hunter really did do his best, his balls were as blue as a smurf, yet he persevered. Things were pretty much going his way….until he met Demi that is. 

Demi is Hunter’s new partner in a class project. She is absolutely awesome. She beautiful, smart and funny …but most importantly, she has a boyfriend. She is perfectly “safe” for Hunter to be friends with, and so they do. They become very good friends. But what happens when the boyfriend is no longer around and Demi starts opening her eyes to all that is Hunter !!! 

All bets are off !! And so the chase begins. It was awesome seeing things from a different view for once. Usually, we have a man chasing the woman, but this time it was the woman doing the chasing and I must say…she really did give it her all 😉 

I has a wonderful time reading this book, though I do advice to read the others in this series, before starting this one. I really can’t wait to read Connor’s story. I have a feeling his book is gonna top all the others for me. He is already a personal favorite 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

I highly recommend this series !!

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All for Wesley (Pineapple Grove #2) by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliot

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Title: All for Wesley
Series: Pineapple Grove #2
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: October 4, 2019
Page Count: 235 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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A B&B owner takes on a posh hotel developer in this enemies-to-lovers story with plenty of South Florida heat.

The grudge match is set to get nasty.

Wesley and Nathan are willing to pull out all the stops to achieve their dreams.

They just never expected the heat between them to carry over to the bedroom.

After one reckless night burning up the sheets, Wes and Nathan can’t stay away from each other.

But is there any hope of them having their happily ever after when it means someone has to give up his dream?

All For Wesley is a standalone enemies-to-lovers MM romance with sneaking, spying, family troubles, helpful movie stars, one poorly timed hurricane, and all the feels.

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This is the second book in the wonderful Pineapple Grove series, but, even though there are some recurring characters, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. This time it is the sweet B& B owner’s turn…Wesley.

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Wesley owns and runs a lovely little B&B, which caters mostly to the LGBT+ community. It is important for Wesley to offer them a place where they can feel safe and welcome. So when a big-time multi-million dollar investor comes sniffing around, wanting to buy his little B&B to make room for a hotel… Wesley naturally freaks out… He will sell his precious B&B .. over his dead body !!

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Nathan has his own (personal) reasons for wanting to put his hotel up…and he is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out. I can’t say I agreed with Nathan’s reason but…who am I to judge 😉

Nathan believes he will eventually convince Wesley….everyone has a price, right ?? Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell… It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. 

He is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out, though. Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell…It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. But everyone has a price right, he just has to find Wesley’s.

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This book definitely had all the ingredients to make a wonderful “enemies to lovers” story. No matter how much they hate or annoy each other…there is no denying the delicious chemistry between them…which makes for some awesome steamy scenes.

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With the two of them falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit’s hole…the question that remains is…. who is gonna give up his dreams ??!!

Even though I enjoyed reading this book, and the previous one, very much,  …. I have to confess that I still like “The Unbreakable Bonds” series better. I am just a huge action and mystery fan, and this series reads a bit sweeter.

So if you want to read a sweet and fun story about two enemies falling in love…you should definitely give this one a go. I can’t wait for the next one…Lincoln and Jamison’s story…. it sounds like they might turn out to be my favorite couple in this series. 

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Release Blitz “Best Man” (Close Proximity #1) by Lily Morton

 

Check out this awesome first book in Lily Morton’s new “Close Proximity” series !! Read my review and an Excerpt.


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Title: Best Man
Series: Close Proximity #1
Author: Lily Morton
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: October 3rd 2019
Page Count:  241 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.

The product of a disorganised and chaotic childhood, Zeb likes order and control, and as the boss of his own employment agency he can give that to himself. Life runs along strict lines and he never mixes business with pleasure. Everything in his life lives in neat, alphabetized boxes. Until Jesse.

Jesse Reed is Zeb’s complete opposite. He’s chaos personified. A whirling cyclone of disorder. He’s also charming and funny and a very unwanted distraction.

Which is why it comes as a complete surprise to Zeb to find himself asking Jesse to pose as his boyfriend for a few days in the country at a wedding.

Zeb doesn’t do impulsive, but as the time away progresses, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the merry and irreverent Jesse. But can he bring himself to break the hard-won lessons he’s learnt in life? And even if he can, how could Jesse be attracted to him anyway? He’s so much older than Jesse, not to mention being his boss.

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages and Finding Home series comes a warm and funny romance about one man’s fight for control and another man’s determination to circumvent it.

This is the first book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone. 

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Goalie Interference (Hat Trick #2) by Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn

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Title: Goalie Interference
Series: Hat Trick #2
Author: Avon Gale / Piper Vaughnn
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: 30th October 2019
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 3,5 / 4 stars

 

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It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn…

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom is looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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I absolutely love this series because…hot guys and hockey…what more could you possible want !!?? And after reading and loving the first book in this series, Off the Ice, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. 

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Now we’ve met Ryu in the previous book, but even if you haven’t read that one, you can read this one as a stand-alone….though why you would want to do that is a different question altogether…

Anyways… Ryu and Emmitt don’t really get off on the right foot when they meet. Which isn’t so surprising since they are both fighting for the same starting position on the team…goalie !! Would you embrace your competition ?? That aside, they are also complete opposites… restrained versus wild … So many tropes in this one !! 

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All their differences and resentment aside, they can’t deny the major chemistry sizzling between them. Best to do something about it and why not be “friends with benefits”. 

But we all know how that always works out….right 😉

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Even though I really enjoyed reading this one, I have to admit to loving the first book much more. For some reason, Tristan and Sebastion showed way more personality and the chemistry between them was almost palpable… It just did not get that same feeling with Ryu and Emmitt. I also didn’t get a real HEA for them…I needed an epilogue or something !! I like my closure 😉

I am sure we will get more of these two in the next book, but it isn’t the same for me. That said, I am very much looking forward to the next couple, bring it on !!!

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Blog Tour “Perfectly Adequate” by Jewel E. Ann

 

“Another brilliantly written winner. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you will not regret it.” —Kate Stewart, USA Today bestselling author

Perfectly Adequate, an all-new must-read romantic comedy from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!


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Title: Perfectly Adequate
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Genre: Romance
Published: 29th September 2019
Page Count: 308 pages
Rating: 4 stars

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Dr. Elijah Hawkins needs … something.

After his wife jumps headfirst into a midlife crisis, he’s left with his young son, Roman, and a lot of unanswered questions.

That something turns out to be a someone—Dorothy Mayhem, nursing student, patient transporter, reckless driver, and emu owner.

Dorothy studies humans, the neurotypical kind, through books and television. Then she emulates their behavioral patterns to fit in with her peers.

But nothing can prepare her for Dr. Elijah Hawkins.

Single dad.

Brilliant pediatric oncologist.

And the sexiest doctor at the hospital.

When his failed attempts at asking her out turn into a string of playdates with his son, Dorothy finds herself unexpectedly enamored with the boy and his father.

And that’s a problem, a huge one, because Elijah’s ex-wife is a famous plastic surgeon—and Dorothy’s idol.

Perfectly Adequate is a beautiful, hilarious, and heart-felt journey along the “human” spectrum.

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Cover Reveal “Moonlighter” (The Company #1) by Sarina Bowen

Check out this awesome cover and amazing blurb for “Moonlighter” by Sarina Bowen !!


Title: Moonlighter
Series: The Company 1
Author: Sarina Bowen
Genre: Sports Romance
Release date: October 22th, 2019

 

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Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.

Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.

But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.

So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?

It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed. 

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Promise Me, by Rebel Hart

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Title: Promise me
Series: Diamond in the Rough #2
Author: Rebel Hart
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Page Count: 292 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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CRUEL INTENTIONS meets AFTER

Find out what happens in Rae and Clinton’s love story


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The previous book left me hanging on a major cliff !!! So, of course, I couldn’t wait to jump into this one and see what was gonna happen next. I definitely started this one on the edge of my seat already… Normally there is a bit of a build-up, but with where the previous book left us, I didn’t expect anything less… 

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Things did calm down though and I think with all that has happened in the first book, that it wasn’t so bad to have a bit of a slower pace in this one. I also very much enjoyed getting to know certain characters more…especially Cecilia and of course Clint. I also wouldn’t mind for certain characters to be pecked to death by chickens…like Clint’s dad !!

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Clint and Rae have come a long way already and they have definitely grown…relationship-wise and personality-wise. But of course, things can’t just stay as they are… And so we are left with another cliffy that makes me want to pull my hair out !!

The next book is already up for pre-order so the wait shouldn’t be too long…

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Cover Reveal #Fate, by Cambria Hebert


#FATE by Cambria Hebert (GearShark, #6)

Publication date: November 4th 2019
Genres: M/M, Contemporary, Romance

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What’s meant to be will always find a way.

Perfection isn’t an illusion.

I met it, held it in my hands.

But then it slipped right through.

Perfection isn’t an illusion.

It’s elusive, cleverly evasive, and, in many ways, a horrible tease.


I’m not a man to be toyed with.

Quiet, thoughtful, and even sometimes careful,

but never someone to taunt.

Even the most controlled men have a breaking point.

I just met mine.

Why mess with perfection?

You don’t.

Unless perfection messes with you.


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Release Blitz “The Game You Play” by L.A. Cotton


The Game You Play by L A Cotton is live!!!

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Title: The Game You Play
Series: A Rixon Raiders Novel 
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 17th September 2019
Rating: 4 stars

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way … The Raiders are back!


 

1f3c8Felicity Giles has a list.


Lose her virginity.

Meet her knight-in-shining-armor and fall in love.

Have the best senior year a girl can have. 

The only problem? Her knight isn’t a saint, he’s a villain, and she’s pretty sure he’ll destroy her before ever handing over a piece of his heart. 

Jason Ford has a plan.

Win State and go down as one of the most successful Quarterbacks in Rixon Raider history.

Head off to college and pursue his dream of being drafted to the NFL.

Avoid the girl under his skin. Felicity Giles, his stepsister’s best friend and perpetual pain in his ass.


She’s annoying as hell.

Quirky.

She’s a game to him, nothing more.

Until his arch rival comes after him and the few people he cares about … and Felicity gets caught in the crossfire.

And suddenly hating her feels a whole lot like falling in love. 

The Game You Play is the second book in the Rixon Raiders series but can be read as a standalone.

 
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Blog Tour “Fighting Absolution” by Kate McCarthy

She’s a combat medic. He’s SAS, and her best friend. They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Fighting Absolution, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today Bestselling author Kate McCarthy is LIVE!


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At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn’t need anyone.

Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.

Until he’s not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear in the dusty plains of a war-torn country. No longer the boy she once knew, Bear is now a man: big, bearded, and SAS—one of the army’s elite.

Soon Jamie finds herself not only fighting against her enemies, but her feelings for a man who left her once before. Can she risk losing him all over again?

Fighting Absolution is a friends to lovers romance and features characters from Fighting Redemption, but is written as a standalone.

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Release Blitz “Sinful Like Us” by Krista & Becca Ritchie

SINFUL LIKE US (Like Us #5) by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: September 10th


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Dating an American princess comes with a massive amount of baggage–all of which I’m willing to carry strapped on my back in quicksand and through seven hells.

 

But Jane Cobalt’s baggage, I’m unprepared for. It comes in the form of her five equally famous and notoriously hard-to-please brothers.

I want Jane.

Completely.
Unconditionally.

But when there’s a trip scheduled that I can’t be a part of, I only have one option. It’s immoral.
Something I’d never consider until now.

But, hell, there’s got to be some perks to being a twin. So I’m doing it. I’m switching places with my brother.

Done and done.

It should have been easy.

There were little consequences.

Until the storm hit.

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