BLOG TOUR POWER PLAYS & STRAIGHT A’s by Eden Finley & Saxon Jame


Release Date: June 29, 2020

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Genre: M/M College Sports Romance


SYNOPSIS

FOSTER:
“Look out for Zach and don’t hit on him.”

My brother’s request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself.

Easy.

Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I’ve always thought was cute, I don’t have the time to think with my … stick.

There’s only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that’s my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract.

The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off the ice.

Only, keeping to the rules is harder than I thought it would be.

ZACH:

People confuse me.

And no one more than Foster Grant.

I’ve barely spoken two words to him in the whole time I’ve known him, but the second I step foot on campus, he’s impossible to shake.

I can never anticipate his next move. And whenever we’re together, my next move is a total mystery as well.

I want to give in to him, but that might mean coming clean about something I’ve never been bothered about before.

I’m still carrying my V-card.

And I think it’s time to turn it in.

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Blog Tour “Classified” by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

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Classified, the thrilling conclusion to the action-packed contemporary MM The Elite Series from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, is available now!

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Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.

They train to serve their country.

They strive to be the best.

But only a select few can be…

The Elite

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MATEO MORGAN

CALL SIGN: SOLO

Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Kick everyone’s ass.
  2. Do whatever it takes to win.
  3. Do your best to distract the competition.
  4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

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GRANT HUGHES

CALL SIGN: PANTHER

Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Keep it safe in the air.
  2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
  3. No distractions. Stay focused.
  4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.

With passion this intense, the question remains:

Who’s gonna come out on top?

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𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗭 “Rule” by L A Cotton

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Rule: The Finale by L A Cotton is LIVE!!! 
Read the conclusion to Eva and Rafe’s story today, and fall in love with Rafe Hunter and the boys from Black Hearts Still Beat.

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Eva and Rafe’s story concludes in this emotional, angsty, rock star romance from the bestselling author of the Rixon Raiders series

Rafe Hunter thought he was destined for two things in life: playing guitar, and keeping his brother on the straight and narrow.

Until Eva.

She makes him want to be better. Makes him dream of life after the band. But Black Hearts Still Beat is all he’s ever known.

Rafe wants a future with Eva but when you’re choosing between your heart and head, fame or the future, nothing is ever simple.

Music saved them, but is it finally time for Rafe to let his heart rule? Or will love be the ultimate downfall of Eva and her Black Hearted boys?

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This is the last book in Rafe and Eva’s trilogy and we finally get to see what will happen to the band, now that Rafe has chosen Eva over everything else…

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I figured with the ending of the previous book that this one would be chockful of angst but turned out I was wrong on that count… Eva and Rafe finally get to be who they want to be… a couple in love. No more hiding, no more pretending.

It also means a little adjusting for Levi though. I actually wanted a bit more on that front, to be honest. It all felt a bit too easy maybe.

From the very beginning, which means the first book, I have been a Levi fan and that hasn’t changed. So even though I enjoyed reading about Rafe and Eva and even though I wanted them to have their hea… I wanted to read about Levi more.

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This book did feel a bit like the intro to his story so I can only hope it is gonna be awesome and he will find the love he so hugely deserves.

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Release day Review “Obsessed” (The Protectors #13) by Sloane Kennedy

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I wanted him from the moment I laid eyes on him and from that point on, the question wasn’t if I’d have him but when


Thirty-five-year-old Matias de la Vega is good at one thing and one thing only. Though he doesn’t officially carry the title of killer when it comes to his role in an underground vigilante group, he’s got no problem getting his hands dirty if it means getting justice for those who can’t get it on their own.


Such is the case when single dad Sam Wittier is confronted by a stalker bent on murder. While neutralizing the threat is all in a day’s work for Matias, what comes after is anything but. Although Matias isn’t particularly surprised by his attraction to the older Sam, his inability to walk away from the still-grieving widower is a complication.
An unexpected and dangerous complication…


Nothing about the mysterious Matias makes sense to me. The emotionally distant soldier says what he means and takes what he wants. And for whatever reason, what he wants is me. That should have me running for the hills. It should, but it doesn’t…
For forty-eight-year-old Sam Wittier, life is as good as it’s been since he lost the man of his dreams more than two decades earlier. After handing the reins of his successful business over to his older son, Sam is happy to settle into the quiet, simple life of being a full-time single dad to his newly adopted little boy.


Unfortunately, life didn’t get the message. After nearly losing everything to a deranged stalker, Sam finds himself face to face with a man who is anything but quiet and simple. There’s no reason he should want the unpredictable, take-no-prisoners Matias in his life or his bed, but just like life, his body isn’t getting the message.
One night with Sam is all I need to get him out of my head for good. One night will be enough to end my obsession with him. It has to be…


While Sam and Matias share a white-hot chemistry that neither has ever known before, that’s about all they have in common. But as one passionate encounter leads to another and the line between obsession and need begins to blur, will Matias and Sam find that maybe they aren’t so different after all? And what will that mean for the ghosts of the past that have haunted each man for so long?


The ghosts that are willing to be buried as well as the ones that aren’t…
 

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Everyone that knows me, also knows that Sloane Kennedy’s “Protectors series is one of my all-time favorite series….that along with all the other amazing spin-off’s she has written. I can’t believe this is already the 13th book in the series!! 

And I still hope there will be many many more…

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I do want to give some advice to those of you planning to read this book (and you should). I am normally a pretty reckless reader…meaning, I don’t care about reading orders and all that, I just do what I want…

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..But when it comes to this series, I do recommend to read all the books in order, and in this case, to also read the novella, Protecting Elliot. If you don’t, you might feel like you have jumped into an ongoing story and you could get a bit confused.

Protecting Elliot is about Cruz and Elliot. Cruz is Matias‘ brother and Elliot is Sam‘s son. Matias and Sam are the main characters of this story. They meet through a horrific ordeal at the end of novella 9,5 and their story picks right up in this one. 

We get a bit of an age gap, which I always think is yummy and there is plenty of hurt/comfort for those graving it… It also wouldn’t be a Sloane Kennedy book without the delicious steamy scenes 😛

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As is the case with most of the main characters in this series, both men carry some substantial emotional /psychological baggage. But no worries…they will work it out together in plenty of ways 😉

That said, I am gonna be honest and admit that this one was not my favorite of the series. I think this is mostly because I feel nothing for the “dead spouse” trope. I usually skip these kinds of tropes, but we are talking Sloane Kennedy here and there is no way I was gonna skip this book. So…this one not being my fave..it’s a personal issue and I think most won’t have that problem and are gonna love everything about it. 

Besides, even I can’t love them all the same, and I did still enjoy reading it, even though reading, for me in these hard times, is not the same. I find the most comfort in my golden oldies right now and so… 

I think it might be time for a “Sloane Kennedy series” re-read ….

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Pre-release day review “Foreseen: Lex”, by Sloane Kennedy

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Title: Foreseen: Lex
Series: The Four #2
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: 17th March 2020
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Even if I wasn’t losing my sight, I never would have seen him coming…
I’ve known my fate for years, but I wasn’t willing to accept it. But as the light in my eyes dims a little more each day, I have no choice but to adapt.

Or not.

The secluded cabin in the north woods of Maine is supposed to be an escape… a place where I can figure out how to move forward with my life… to find out if I even can.

But then he shows up and suddenly I’m facing a new fight…

GIDEON
He wants to be left alone? Fine by me. But I’m not going to watch him just give up…
Wanting to be left alone, that’s something the guy and I have in common. But that’s about it. As far as I’m concerned, he’s just another rich city boy playing at living off the grid for a while. He’s got no idea what it really means to be alone.

My job is to take care of the cabin he’s staying in and that’s it. It doesn’t matter that I can’t stop thinking about why he looks so damn broken or wondering why he stirs something inside of me I thought long dead.

But try as I might, I can’t stay away from him, just like I can’t watch him give up on himself. He may be losing his sight, but I won’t let him lose himself.

I won’t let him become like me…

***Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone***

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3,5

This is the second book in the “The Four” series, which is a spin-off of the awesome “Protectors” series. It can be read as a stand-alone but maybe it will be more enjoyable after also reading the first book “Forgotten: Luca“.

It has been some time since I got to read a “new” Sloane Kennedy book, so of course, I was over the moon when I found out about the release of this one.

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This time we get Lex’s story, and I have got to admit I didn’t remember a single thing about him until I started reading, and then parts of it came back to me. For some reason, I have always been drawn mostly to King and so he was still the freshest in my mind from the first book. 

The reason I didn’t remember a whole lot about Lex, also had to do with the fact that he didn’t play a really big part in the first book. The reason why will become fully clear after reading this one. 

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Lex has been dealing with an extreme complication of his diabetes. Having lived with diabetes since he was young, he knows the struggles of dealing with this disease. Unfortunately, this disease can also cause some major side effects and Lex will now have to deal and accept and turn parts of his life completely around.

He has decided to do this away from his over-protective brothers, who still don’t know anything about what is going on…well except for King that is… 

Lex has tucked himself away in some remote cabin in Maine, where he will try to come to terms with the repercussions of his diabetes. So far he is NOT dealing…and he is not okay. 

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This is where Gideon comes in. He is the caretaker of the cabin that Lex is staying in and even though their meeting could have gone a bit better, they soon become “friends” of sorts and even learn to rely on each other. Of course, their “feelings” don’t just stop at “friendly”, which is especially shocking for Gideon who has only ever seen himself as straight. No worries though… he is pretty accepting of the fact that he is attracted to a man… We get some nice “exploratory” steamy scenes. 

But both of these guys have a ton of inner demons they are fighting… So… it was a bit of a bumpy ride

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I am gonna be honest and say that Lex is not one of my favorite “Sloane Kennedy” characters. I know he had it hard but his running away and overreacting to certain situations (even though logical) got on my nerves a bit. Miscommunication, or in this case, non-communication really bothers me and leaves me yelling at my book!!

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I also felt a bit disappointed with the lack of “Lex’s brothers” in this one.  I would have liked a bit more about them, instead of Gideon’s family. For some reason to me, it felt like Gideon’s family was more important, while we (or I at least) still know how hard things where for Lex’ brothers in the previous book, especially Luca. This book made me feel as though the brothers are really growing apart and that makes me a tad bit sad. 

So this one didn’t leave me with the satisfying feeling I normally have when closing one of Sloane’s books. I did, however, appreciate the little snippet we got at the end about Lex and Gideon going to Vegas to check on Con. It gave me some hope when it comes to Lex and Con’s brotherly bond… 

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Now, we can’t love them all the same and I am particularly a fan of badass alpha men. So I have this feeling that I am gonna absolutely love Con and King’s books. They have been my two favorites since they were first introduced. With the little hints given in this one….and I hope I am right about those… King’s book should especially rock!! 

That said, I am sure all the hurt/comfort lovers out there are gonna be all over this book !! 

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PS: I want to give 10 extra stars to Brewer…he deserves them!!!


Pre-release day review “Tough Guy” by Rachel Reid

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Title: Tough Guy
Series: Game Changers #3
Author: Rachel Reid
Genre: Gay sports Romance
Release date: January 13th 2020
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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They have nothing in common—so why does Ryan feel most like himself whenever he’s with Fabian?

Pro hockey star Ryan Price may be an enforcer, but off the ice he struggles with anxiety. Recently traded to the Toronto Guardians, he’s determined to make a fresh start in the city’s dynamic LGBTQ Village. The last thing he expects to stumble upon in his new neighborhood is a blast from his past in the fabulous form of Fabian Salah.

Aspiring musician Fabian loathes hockey. But that doesn’t stop him from being attracted to a certain burly, ginger-bearded defenseman. He hasn’t forgotten the kiss they almost shared back in high school, and it’s clear the chemistry between them has only intensified.

Fabian is more than happy to be Ryan’s guide to the gay scene in Toronto. Between dance clubs and art exhibits—and the most amazing sex—Ryan’s starting to feel something he hasn’t experienced in a long time: joy. But playing the role of the heavy on the ice has taken its toll on his body and mind, and a future with Fabian may mean hanging up his skates for good.

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3,5

I am a huge fan of this series and the second book, Heated Rivalry is definitely one of my all times faves. I have fallen head over heels on love with Ilya and I don’t think I will be recovering anytime soon 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 I don’t even want to !!

So, of course, there was never any question about me reading this third book in the series, which by the way can be read as a stand-alone. I don’t know why you would want to do that since I just told you about Ilya and his awesomeness… but you could.

Now as much as I enjoyed this one, it just wasn’t the same. I knew that before I even started it that it would be. All these three books are pretty different from one another. This one was a bit heavier on the hurt/comfort/emotional side. 

Now it isn’t that this book wasn’t good, it is just that the second book left such a huge impression on me, that my expectations for this one were maybe a bit too high. I know that isn’t fair because they are completely different books…but I can’t help how I felt either. 

Ryan and Fabian were definitely sweet together…and did I mention HOT… they were definitely HOT as well 😉

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Also, there are some awesome appearances from my all-time favorite Russian hottie !!

So even though this book did not surpass the previous one (it is gonna be hard to top anyway) I did still enjoy reading it and I am very curious what is gonna be next from this author 😉 

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Release Blitz “Rush” by L.A. Cotton

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The first book in a brand new emotional and angsty new adult romance series from L A Cotton is live!!!


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Title: Rush
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #1
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: Romance YA
Release date: November 26th, 2019
Page Count: Novella
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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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.

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RUSH: The Beginning (Black Hearts Still Beat #1)

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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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Blog Tour “Kiss me Not” by Emma Hart

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What do you do when you’re the reigning kissing booth champion but the only person you want to kiss is your best friend’s brother?

Kiss Me Not, an all-new hilarious brother’s best friend romance from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!


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Let me make this clear right here, right now: I, Halley Dawson, do not care that Preston Wright is kissing other women.

Not a lick. Not at all. Nuh-uh-freakin’-uh.

I do care that he’s doing it six feet away from me behind a gaudy velvet curtain—making him my competition in this year’s kissing contest.

Why do I care, you ask? Because I’ve had an unfortunate crush on the insufferable idiot since I was sixteen years old, but I also know it’s never going to happen.

He’s the Creek Falls bachelor to die for, and I’m the Creek Falls racoon lady who puts peanut butter sandwiches out for them every night.

I’m not going to let him break my four-year-long reign—no matter how many times he breaks the rules and slides the curtain across to do the one thing he’s not allowed to:

Kiss me.

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When I read the blurb, I knew I had to read this book. It sounded all kinds of fun…I mean we are talking about a “kissing booth” here !!

I can gladly say that I definitely had a good time recording this one. The heroine was all kinds of “sassy” and there were plenty of “laugh out loud” moments.

Now, what would you do if you were the reigning “kissing booth” champion and you would be getting new competition….in the form of the hot guy you have had a crush on for like forever. Having to listen to him kissing all these other girls !!

Thankfully, Preston was also a great hero…so no worries 😛

If you are looking for something light, fun and romantic, I definitely recommend this book. I myself can’t wait for the next one, and I will also be checking any other books by this author, since I am a bit late to the party 😉 

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‘Play With Me’ (Diamond In The Rough Book 1) by Rebel Hart

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Title: Play With Me
Series: Diamond in the Rough
Author: Rebel Hart
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: August 22th, 2019
Page Count: 287 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Clinton Clarke has everything a high school boy could want. A motorcycle between his legs. Cheerleaders on each knee. A posse behind him students and teachers alike are done fussing with. He rules the school, and everyone in it.

Except for one person. Rae Cleaver.

He’s determined to make her life a living nightmare. Only because he can.

He’s determined to have everyone in that school afraid of him. 

He’s determined to prove he’s not the one to be messed with.

When he says jump, everyone in that school should ask him how high. 

He’s determined to get under her skin.

The only issue? She’s about to wiggle her way under his.

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I have been on a real winning streak when it comes to the YA and NA genre this year. So when I got an invite to read and review this book, I jumped on it…especially after reading that awesome blurb 😉 

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What I did not know, however, was that there was gonna be a major cliffy at the end !! Oh, how I hate cliffies… but I have to say that I am starting to get a bit immune. That’s how many I have already been confronted with this year !!! I am starting to get used to them … Must be a cold day in hell 😛 

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Anyways, about the story… Rea and Clinton have a bit of an “opposites attract” story going on as well as an “enemies to lovers” one. 

They both go to the same high school but they have very different backgrounds. Where Clinton has all the money in the world, yet no one to really love him, Rae has a mother who loves her…but almost nothing to support them, except for her mother’s abusive boyfriend. 

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Rae,  being where she is from, and who she is, is definitely the schools “outcast”. She doesn’t much care though since she is tough as nails, and she has 2 awesome friends who are loyal as hell. 

Both Rae and Clinton have it hard at home, but it is Clinton who takes his own hurt and projects it on others….specifically Rae. She becomes his most favorite target. 

But what when a night of loneliness and heartache shows them that they aren’t so different. And more importantly…that they hurt less when they are together…

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I really enjoyed this one, though, in the beginning, I felt like I was being dropped in the middle of an ongoing story. I would have liked to read more about Rae’s past … both in her home life as in this particular high school. I wanted to know how she was treated in school in the past and how she met her friends.

I also wanted to know more about her mother’s boyfriend. I know it is all just background details… but I am greedy like that, especially when I like a story. 

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Thankfully there is more to come. I just hope we won’t have to wait too long…especially with that major cliffy !! I need to know what happens…. NOW PLEASE !!!

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Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy

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Title: Bad Apple
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 13th August, 2019
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! 

One night with him will change her life… 

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four times a year. But when she shows up at the hotel expecting to hop into bed with one man, she accidentally ends up with another—Ben Barrett, Hollywood’s most notorious bad boy. 

Ben, determined to lay low after another scandal, just wants some much-needed sleep. What he gets is a scorching make-out session with a gorgeous, naked redhead. He won’t accept her apology, but what he will accept is a place to hide out…and if there’s some hot, no-strings sex involved, why the heck not? 

But Ben soon discovers that one week with his sassy, bed-hopping waitress is definitely not enough. He wants more. A lot more. 

Now he needs to convince relationship-averse Maggie that a bad boy might be oh so good for her—and the best thing that’s ever happened to both of them. 

* Previously published in 2008, Bad Apple (formerly Midnight Encounters) features almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. Enjoy this new version of an old favorite!

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I don’t know why I didn’t read this book when it was first published in 2008 as ‘Midnight Encounters’, but I am guessing it has to do with my ever-growing TBR list. That and the fact that my only free time to read in 2008, was when I went to the bathroom 😛 

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Anyways, I am glad I got to read it now, with all the new content.

This was definitely one of those “feel good” reads and I really needed one at the moment, so lucky me 😛 I had plenty of “laugh out loud” moments, that’s for sure.

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Maggie and Ben were absolutely great together, and I am glad to say that I liked both of them very much. Maggie especially was a very refreshing heroine in my opinion. 

If you’re in the mood for a sweet but funny and light romance, then you should definitely give this one a go.

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Release Blitz “Saint” by Chantal Fernando

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons and Cursed Ravens MC series comes sinners, saints and secrets…


Title: Saint
Series: Knights of Fury MC #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Cont. Romance
Release date: July 1, 2019
Publisher: Carina Press

Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Dear Skylar,

Five years. That’s a long time to go without talking to somebody, especially someone who was such a huge part of your life…

A letter from my first kiss and my childhood everything…from prison.

He may be nicknamed Saint, but this sweet, sexy biker most definitely has a wild streak. Hearing from him draws me right back into the Knights of Fury motorcycle club—the people I’ll always think of as family.

He’s still the only man I’ve ever wanted.

Each good, old-fashioned letter from my “prison pen pal” has my heart racing. Which is nothing compared to how I feel when Saint surprises me in person, as a free man.

I was just a kid the last time we saw each other, but the connection between us now is anything but innocent.

He’s the type of man who would do anything to protect his woman. And with my world crashing down around me, that’s exactly what I’m going to need.

This book is approximately 67,000 words
Please note: This book is part of the Knights of Fury MC series but can be read as a stand-alone.

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I love biker books…and so I had to give this new MC series by Chantal a try. I am glad to say that I enjoyed it very much and I will definitely have my eye out for the second book. 

Skylar is the youngest of 6 and also the only girl. She is also the only one from a different father, though her mother won’t tell her who her real father is. That’s okay though because she has an awesome stepfather. Hammer is the president of The Knights of Fury MC and a great father to Sky, and that’s a good thing because her mother is pretty much the opposite of great…

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Which she proves, when she takes Sky away from everything and everyone she has ever loved, when her relationship with Hammer does not work out. 

Sky is devastated when she has to say goodbye to the only father she has ever known…and to Saint, the only guy she has ever loved. She has had a crush on Saint for as long as she can remember and even though she is 5 years younger than him…he never made her feel like she was unwanted or a burden. He didn’t mind hanging with her. 

After her mom took her away, she never heard from any of them though…It seems like they just forgot about her and didn’t really care. 

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Now 5 years later, a letter from Saint is gonna show her that things aren’t always as they seem…and her mom is a bigger bitch than she thought. 

I really liked Saint and Sky together, they were pretty sweet and hot. That said…I could have done with a bit tougher and feistier heroine, but that is just my personal preference. Maybe the next book will give me my perfect heroine…you never know 😉

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Once Upon a Bad Boy, by Melonie Johnson

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Title: Once Upon a Bad Boy
Series: A Sometimes in Love novel
Author: Melonie Johnson
Genre:  Romance
Release date: June 25th, 2019
Page Count: 384 pages
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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NEVER SAY NEVER
Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE
Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

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Sadie is about to have her dreams come true when she is offered a big movie role. There is just a little bump in the road…that being that the stunt coordinator is her ex

I like “second chance” love-stories and this one was very entertaining. 

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Sadie and Bo were childhood sweethearts, but he broke her heart and left her. Now they might have a second chance to find love again…together.

These two are not the same people they were years ago and maybe…they can work things out. The sparks are certainly still there 😉 

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But in order to finally be together again, they will need to work through their issues and their secrets.

This was a very nice second love story and I liked both main characters, though there were also some parts that had me grinding my teeth.

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The Doctor’s Secret, by Heidi Cullinan (Copper Point Medical #1)

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The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.

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Title: The Doctor’s Secret
Series: Copper Point Medical #1
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: April 23rd, 2019 
Page Count: 337 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 

 

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Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.

Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules. 

But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?

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When I saw that Heidi Cullinan was releasing a brand spanking new series I jumped on it. She is after all the author of my “all-time favorite” Carry The Ocean, and let’s not forget “hot as balls Dirty Laundry. All the reasons for me to give this one a go 😉

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Now as much as I enjoyed reading this story, it didn’t blow me away like “Carry the Ocean” did. I don’t think anything ever will, so I am just gonna accept this fact. What I did love about this book was the “hospital setting“. I devour hospital series like crazy and so this was right up my alley.

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Hong-Wei is a new surgeon (read wonder doctor) at the hospital where Simon works as a nurse. It is pretty much love at first sight. I am not a huge fan of “insta-love” but I tried not to let it bother me too much.

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I am very curious about the next book and I will definitely read it !!

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Release day Review Under the Northern Lights by S.C. Stephens

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Title: Under the Northern Lights
Author: S.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: April 30th, 2019
Page Count: 460 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves, Mallory fears the worst—until she’s rescued by Michael Bradley, a mysterious mountain man living in self-imposed exile.

Mallory is grateful for Michael’s help but desperate to return home to let her family know she’s alive. Unfortunately, neither of them can leave Michael’s secluded cabin until spring. Mallory’s stuck with a stranger for months.

As Mallory recovers, a deep bond begins to form between the pair. Mallory is convinced that fate brought them together, but Michael is buried in his past, unable to move forward. Undaunted, Mallory tends to Michael’s heart as tenderly as he cared for her wounds—but will her love be enough to heal him?


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Mallory is a wildlife photographer facing one of my own biggest fears…Every year she travels through Alaska to take pictures of the animals. This year though, the plane she is flying herself (how kickass is that !!) goes down. 

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Michael has been running from his past and living a secluded life in Alaska for the last 5 years.  Mallory (literally) crashing into his life forces him to change his ways. She is depending on him to keep her safe…

This was definitely an adventurous read and there were times I was sitting at the edge of my seat. The romance part was a bit too slow burn for me though… It wasn’t anything like the “Thoughtless” series. That’s not to say that it wasn’t good…just very different.


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Michael was a great guy, though he had his own hang-ups to deal with. All in all, I enjoyed this story but it didn’t blow me away like I hoped it would.


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