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About NO RESERVATIONS:

New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed.

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…

 

 

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“I don’t love blind dates,” I remind my friend Kat for the fourth time since she picked me up at my place twenty minutes ago. “You really didn’t have to set me up with anyone.”

“I think you’ll like him,” she says with a shrug.

“Why are we meeting them there?”

“Because Mac just finished up with work, and having him come home to get me and then go back downtown seemed unproductive.”

I nod and take a deep breath. It’s not that men as a species make me nervous. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a man that gave me butterflies, which I guess is a sad commentary on the state of my love life.

“You do like men, don’t you?” she asks with a raised brow and glances over at me. Kat is one of the most colorful women I know. She has deep red hair, a full sleeve of beautiful tattoos, and the outfits she wears should land her on the cover of a pin-up girl calendar. She’s super pretty.

“Yes,” I reply with a laugh. “I’m into men.”

“Perfect.” Kat smiles and pulls into a parking space at a trendy sushi restaurant near the waterfront. “And there’s no pressure. If you don’t like him, no harm done.”

“True.” I nod and exit the car, meeting her on the sidewalk. “If nothing else, I get to spend some fun time out with you and Mac.”

“Atta girl,” she says with a wink and opens the door for me, following me into the restaurant. I immediately see Kat’s husband, Mac, sitting at a table in the back of the restaurant. His friend’s back is to me, but it looks familiar.

When Mac stands with a smile to kiss his wife like he hasn’t seen her in a month, his companion stands and turns around with a smile, and all I can think is, f*ck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 

 

 

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Hunt Me Down

A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson’s brand-new Fight for Me series…​

 

 

 

“I love this story. It was short, sweet and hot and felt like a full novel to me!” – Two Book Pushers

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Ahh, you guys! I’m thrilled to bring HUNT ME DOWN to you!! It was a blast writing this novella. It was originally a part of the GLAMOUR Anthology, and now is officially a part of the FIGHT FOR ME series of stand-alones. So go ahead, sink your teeth into something sexy and sweet.

Blurb: 

Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .

 

Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.

 

Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.

 

When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.

 

Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.

 

Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 

 

Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before or after Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.

 

 

 

 

 

Review:

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~ 5 I Always Get What I Want Stars ~

Hunt Me Down was a great little novella to add to the Fight For Me series by A.L. Jackson.

This is a quick but entertaining read that will only take you a couple hours to read. It is told in Dual POV and is completely a standalone novella. This is an enemies to lovers type story and because of the length of the story you could characterize it as an insta-love. I found I didn’t mind the insta-love aspect because it worked for this storyline.

As I said this this a standalone and no other book needs to be read before enjoying this little gem!! We are introduced to Broderick in Show Me the Way (Book 1). But truthfully I didn’t even remember meeting him in that book and I still enjoyed this story. We do have a small cross over character in this novella but it won’t spoil anything for Book 1 in this series.

In this story we follow Broderick and Lillith.  Broderick is trying to buy the building that houses Trindall’s Thimbles, which is near and dear to Lillith’s heart….so of course she is trying to stop the sale. There is no live loss between these two…that is until they meet face to face…then the sparks fly. Still fighting an attraction, Lillith will do everything in her power to not fall for Broderick. Will Broderick win and get the building?? Will he win over Lillith?? Read this story to find out.

If you are a fan of enemies to lovers this is a perfect read for when you have some spare time and can’t commit to a long read. All fans of Ms. Jackson’s should read this novella. This is a great introduction to this great series!!!

 

 

 

 

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

 

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Be sure to check out her newest series, Fight for Me. The first novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, is out now.

 

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Numbers.
They complete me.
Nothing makes sense without them, the building blocks of logic.
A math teacher by day, a statistics doctorate student at night, my obsession to solve problems is constantly fed.
I’m exactly where I want to be in life, no unknown variables or unsolved formulas.
Until I meet her.
Lyra.
The woman beyond the numbers.
How can I stay away, when everything about her draws me in?
But how can I fall in love, when she won’t promise me eternity?

About Erin Noelle USA Today Bestselling Author

 

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two
young daughters. While earning her degree in History, she rediscovered her love for reading  that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current,Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels.

Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and a sporting event of some sorts on television.

 

 

Title: Once Upon A Rock Star
Authors: J.L. Berg, Kathy Coopmans, Molly McAdams, Erin Noelle, Jessica Prince, Yessi Smith, Rachel Van Dyken, Jennifer Van Wyk & Kristin Vayden
Genre: Rock Star Romance

Rockstar: a deliciously addictive person, who doesn’t follow the rules and is devoted to a life full of mayhem, sex and danger.
Some men aren’t meant to be tamed. Or so they think.

In this collection of short stories from 9 authors, you’ll laugh, cry, and watch the pages heat up while you find your happily ever after between the sultry pages of these sinfully sweet tales of rock stars and the only one who can bring them to their knees.

All proceeds from this anthology will go directly to G-Pact, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting patients and their families affected by Gastroparesis.

Contributing authors include J.L. Berg, Kathy Coopmans, Molly McAdams, Erin Noelle, Jessica Prince, Yessi Smith, Rachel Van Dyken, Jennifer Van Wyk & Kristin Vayden.

 

 

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The Realtor and the Rock Star by J.L. Berg: Finally making it big in the music industry means only one thing for Kennedy Kade — a coastal dream come true. Hell bent on finding the Malibu home of her dreams, she hired top realtor to the stars, Ryan Rhodes. He’s arrogant, hot as sin and has Kennedy wondering just what she’s gotten herself into. A rockstar and a realtor? Crazier things have happened!

The Right Direction by Kathy Coopmans: “Our someday will come soon, Joslyn.” Those words were the last words I heard from Roman Nixon before I walked away. After years apart, our opposite worlds collide. This time, we may get our someday. But first, we have to find a way to steer us in the right direction.

Rebel by Molly McAdams: The rock star who frequented my dreams and haunted my sheets.
The boy who vowed to be my forever.
The man who shattered my world.
I hated him.

Rocking the Racer by Erin Noelle: A second chance encounter between rock star Ashlynn Templeton and F1 driver Milan Barcelo leads to sparks flying even hotter than their first rendezvous, this time racing the clock and the chance of getting caught.

Play Me by Jessica Prince: I was the responsible one, the care taker, the girl who made all the right decisions. Until I met Maddox Sheppard. Now he’s turned my world upside down, and I’m loving every minute of it.

What About Us? By Yessi Smith: We were a fleeting moment that passed too quickly.  A spark, a sizzle that faded with her.  When chance brings us back together, I’m set on showing her sometimes life does give us a fairy tale.

The Song by Rachel Van Dyken: Even rockstars have tender hearts–especially when it comes to building a family.

To Feel Loved by Jennifer Van Wyk: One look at her and I knew one night wouldn’t be enough.
One look at him and I desperately wanted something I lost long ago… to feel loved.

Cardinal Sins by Kristin Vayden: Cardinal has many sins.
Wrath: Because she stole what belonged to him.
Envy: For every other man that’s known her touch.
Greed: For wanting her back—against his better judgment.
But even the wicked can find redemption—and sometimes it starts with revenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* A review copy was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review *

This is an Anthology written by 9 various authors. All of them focus on a Rock Star Romance. I always find it hard to write reviews for anthologies, so I will provide a small review for of the short stories as I read them. 

 

The Realtor and The Rock Star by J.L. Berg
~ 4 Stars ~

This is a perfect way to introduce readers to J.L. Berg’s writing. I have been a fan of hers since the beginning and I loved this little story. I actually hope she takes this short story and expands on it someday in the future to give us a full story for Ryan and Kennedy.

Kennedy is the Rock Star in this story and she is looking to finally making all her dreams come true by buying a new house in California. She only wants the best and that is Realtor Ryan Rhodes. This is a sweet story about chance meetings and where things go from there.

I will say that by the end I really just wanted more of this story!!! I think things were just getting interesting 😉

This was worth the read and like I said will give you a taste of J.L. Berg’s books and hopefully start you on your enjoyable journey that her books take us on.

 

 

 

 

 

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EL SANTO BLOG TOUR
FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON

I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.

I killed.

I tortured.

I loved…

I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.

If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.

If you weren’t with me, you were against me.

Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.

Not for me.

For them.

For anyone.

Only for her…

She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.

A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.
Except, I didn’t choose this life.

It. Chose. Me.

 


 

 

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4.5 “Muneca” Stars!!

Wow!! As much as I love the seriously ALPHA BAD boys, this story still seemed to shock me at times. M. Robinson’s stories ALWAYS make me want more, even when I know how screwed up it is. LOL!! And just like all her other stories, I seriously devoured El Santo. Every chapter had me wanting more, from the very beginning. And there was no easing into the crazy with this one, the author slaps you right across the face with it, from the very start.

“Nothing would ever go back to the way it was between us after that night.”

El Santo is Damien and Amira’s story, and it’s a wild one. It starts when both their worlds are forever changed. This then sets the stage for the lifelong and seriously screwed up mess called Damien and Amira. The drama made me crazy, but also made me devour every page of their story. And when I say drama, I am talking sad, funny, infuriating, and screwed up.

“His silence. His coldness. His distant hollowness. Were all weapons I had no artillery for.”

This story is not for the soft hearted, though. It should come with a warning! But if you are down for murder, alpha men, and foul language, just like I am, grab it up right now and let me know what you think 🙂

 

USA Today Bestselling Author of El Santo, Ends Here, Keeping Her Wet, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol’ Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.
M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. All time favorite books are The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons.

 

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German shepherd mixes, a Wheaten Terrier and a Tabby cat.
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Title: Nightshade
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

 

 


She is chaos. She is poison. And she is the one thing I crave.

The heart-stopping final installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

My life has never been my own. From the time I could walk, I was trained to be the mob’s hardened assassin. To be a monster. I’ve been told what to do, when to kill, and who to love. The minute I strayed, I lost everything.

Then I met Jessica.

She swept into my life like a storm of heartache, seduction, and intrigue. She’s everything I hate, but with one look, I can’t stay away. With one touch, she ignites a craving unlike anything I’ve ever known.

But her secrets threaten to destroy everything closest to me. Including her…

Together we’re poison. A destructive combination of darkness and chaos. And I want to savor every drop in my veins.

***The Redemption series is a series of romantic suspense standalones***

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The muscles in Kieran’s jaw ticked, and the anger rolling off his body suddenly felt like a living thing. But his stare never wavered from mine as I soundlessly opened the knife at my side.

“Or did I hit a little too close for comfort last night?” I asked, my voice both seductive and mocking as I took another step closer to him and then another. “Could you just not satisfy her?”

“Enough.”

My brows rose at the growl behind his demand. “Is that right?”

His eyes held so much warning as I took the last step to press my body against his.

My body trembled and begged to get closer still, but I forced myself not to move.

I hated him for the way he felt.

I hated him for the way my body craved more and betrayed me.

I hated him for everything he was and for making me want him in a way I’d never wanted a man.

I hated him.

“Who knew the mob’s feared assassin was lacking.”

One second I was in front of him, staring into those wild eyes, the next I was pressed face-first to the wall with Kieran’s hard body caging me against it. His strong hands were pinning mine to the wall. My knife was gone.

His chest moved roughly against my back, his breath made my hair dance along my cheek and lips, and I ached to push against where I could feel his hardened length in his jeans.

Oh God.

What is wrong with me?

I tried to force a wild laugh from my lungs.

I tried to taunt him.

But there was nothing.

“How long?” he demanded, his voice hoarse.

I curled my hands against the wall and shivered beneath him when his body moved closer and he pressed our hands harder to the wall.

“What?” I asked breathlessly.

“How long have you been watching us?”

“Wouldn’t you like to know?”

A huff tumbled from my lips when his mouth met my ear. The sound ended on a whimper when the movement forced my butt against his erection.

I needed the heavy, sickening feeling weighing my body down. I needed the disgust and hatred at having a man so close. I needed the reminder of who I was and why I did what I did.

But all I could smell was the subtle hint of his soap.

All I could see was his tattooed arms twisting over mine.

All I could feel was his lean muscles crowding around me in a way that felt so foreign and good.

And I wanted more . . .

Weak. So weak.

“How long?”

My body tensed.

If he had yelled the question, it might have been easier. But there was something truly terrifying in the soft tenor of his voice. And for the first time, I was afraid to be in the same room as him.

But I wasn’t scared for my life.

I was scared for my soul.

I slowly looked over my shoulder and forced myself to hold his disturbing stare. “Nearly half my life.”

 

 

 

* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Chaos Stars ~

WOW!!!! I don’t even know where to start with this review. I am left absolutely speechless after reading Nightshade.

This was another amazing read by Molly McAdams. I will be honest…..this book was a little harder for me to read than Blackbird and Firefly. Nightshade I felt was much more darker, grittier and more raw than the first two books. There were times I had to stop reading to catch my breath before I could continue on with this story. But this series is definitely a different side of Molly’s writing and I think this is her at her best.

But what would a reader expect when you have two very dark and tortured souls that come together. Can Kieran and Jessica find their way out of the dark??

Nightshade is the third and final book in Molly McAdams Redemption Series. Although each of these books are standalone novels and don’t have to be read in order. My recommendation is you at least read Firefly before reading Nightshade. You meet Kieran and get some of his background in Firefly. Also a lot of the storyline in this book is connected to things that happen in Firefly. I do think that Molly does a good job filling in all the blanks for those who haven’t read Firefly first, but I still think reading Firefly is the best option.

As with the other books in this series I won’t be discussing the storyline at all, because this story needs to unfold by itself for every reader. You need to go in blind to truly feel all the emotions that this story invokes. Nightshade is a complete standalone and is told from Dual POV. I thought this was a perfect ending to an amazing series. She wrapped everything up nicely in this book.

I was kept on the edge of my seat for the entire book. My emotions were all over the place. Like I said earlier….I had to take breaks and step away a couple times just to get back into the right headspace. This book consumed me!!!! This book, as well as the whole series, is so well written and sucks you in from the very beginning. What I am always impressed with in Molly’s books is the amount of research and planning she puts into her stories, so that the reader can feel everything her characters do. You can’t help but get sucked into their lives and experience all their ups and downs right along with them.

I know this review is vague and really doesn’t tell you much but I don’t feel I can do this story or series justice. You truly just need to experience these books for yourself. READ THIS BOOK!!! You won’t be sorry.

This is another one I can add to my Best of 2017 list.

 

 

 

 

A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

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A captivating romantic suspense that will keep you breathless until the last sentence.

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Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

 

 

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

 

 

 

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.

Caged.

Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

 

 

 

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Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Release Date: November 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.

As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.

Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.

Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

“Are we going to have another ‘about last night’ conversation?” I asked.

“If you want to.”

What did I want to say? Everything. but mostly, I wanted to tell him how much I liked kissing him and how conflicted I was. I wanted to demand answers immediately and give him space at the same time.

All the words tried to jump forward, but when he stopped at a light, our eyes met in the rearview. The words landed in a tangle, unsaid.

He tapped the steering wheel when he turned it, using both hands for the first time since I’d gotten in.

“Hey,” I said.

“Yeah?” He briefly looked at me in the mirror.

“What happened to your hand?”

“Burn.” he brushed his left hand over the bandage at the top of his palm, right where you’d burn it if you were picking up a hot pot handle. He caught my eye in the rearview again.

I didn’t know if I believed him.

“What were you cooking?”

“Breakfast.”

“And you still went to get a Danish?”

He rubbed his upper lip with his left hand and tapped the wheel with the bandaged one.

“I burned my eggs.”

Right. Hot pot. Burned hand. Smoke-filled kitchen.

“You know what’s funny?” I said.

The Three Stooges.”

“I don’t know anything about you. You could live in your mother’s basement.”

“That’s just where I bury the bodies.”

Blatant avoidance. It had been cute before; now it was getting on my nerves.

“Are you married?”

“No!”

He could have been lying, buy lying liars always lied. There wasn’t a thing I could do about that except make sure I asked.

Something was wrong. We’d kissed twice, and twice he’d shut down. I should have been the one shutting down. I was the one with all the ex-boyfriend baggage. Why was I the one who was always so willing?

But there he was in the front seat, driving with both hands on the wheel, glancing at me once in a while to make sure I wasn’t choking on my tongue in the back seat. Discomfort radiated out of him.

Here I was with my hands in my lap thinking about ways to kiss him again.

He pulled into the little lot and wedged into a space. He turned off the car, popped his seat belt, and stared at the wheel for a split second too long. I was about to open the car door myself when he turned all the way around, arm over the back of his seat, bandaged hand on the back of the passenger side.

“Kissing you…” He stopped and looked at my lips so intensely I folded them back and bit them. “You’re dangerous. I can’t even see your lips, but I can taste them. I couldn’t brush the taste of you out of my mouth this morning. Right now. The honey. I can taste it but not enough. I want to kiss you again, and I can’t. I lose my shit around you. I can’t do it. My job is control. Do you understand what I’m saying?”

My jaw loosened, and I let my lips go.

“No, I don’t. I’ve met bodyguards before. You’re a stoic bunch, but you’re not all celibate. And if you think this is easy for me, you’re wrong. I’m afraid too. I’m afraid you’re going to get hurt because of me. last night…” I put my fingertips to my lips as if that would keep the choking sob from coming. I kept it back. “Last night he showed me he’s back, and if he’ll hurt me, he’ll hurt you.”

If I thought seats would be a barrier between us, I was wrong. He launched himself between them and placed his lips on mine. Our third kiss was unexpected, uncomfortable with him stretched between front and back. I wove my fingers in his hair, giving him my mouth, and taking his.

I wanted that kiss to tell him it was all right. He could lose control. He could bemore than a protector. He was as safe with me as I was with him. But I couldn’t without lying to both of us.

He yanked his lips away.

“Trust me.” He leaned his forehead against mine.

 

 

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~ 5 Tiny Dancer Stars ~

Bodyguard is the second book in CD Reiss’s Hollywood A List Series. These books are complete standalone novels and don’t have to be read in any order.

This book has to be my favorite so far. As much as I enjoyed Bombshell (Book 1) Bodyguard just sucked me in and didn’t let go. This book was the perfect mix of romance, suspense, drama, steam. Nothing overpowered the story so it was an easy read that will sweep you away.

This book is fairly predictable, but there was enough suspense and questions raised throughout the story to keep my attention and had me turning the pages as fast as I could. It is told in Dual POV and is a complete story with NO cliffhanger. I have to say that I am really liking this side of this authors writing. These books are so different from her other work…I say this is the easier side of her writing. The stories are entertaining but won’t take anyone out of their comfort zone.

What I have loved the most from this series of books, is that she has given us interesting and relatable characters. And the storylines are also something people can connect with. Especially this one, you’ll understand more as secrets are revealed in this story as to why I think many will connect with this story. I felt the pace and flow of this story was perfect. Nothing was rushed and it wasn’t lacking for anything. This is the type of book that is perfect for that afternoon escape!!!

In the Bodyguard we are introduced to Emily and Carter. Emily is a professional choreographer for her life long friend Darlene. Emily used to be like Darlene until an injury put her on the sidelines. What Emily wasn’t expecting was to have a stalker who wouldn’t take NO for an answer. Said stalker being an ex boyfriend. In comes Carter….Carter is a bodyguard who normally tails Darlene, but when things start happening to Emily, Darlene puts Carter in charge of covering her friend. Which in turn causes a conflict of interest since Carter is attracted to Emily and doesn’t feel he can do the job to his ability. Will Emily and Carter cross that line?? How will Carter handle being her bodyguard?? What happens when Emily learns all of Carters secrets?? Find out all of these answers and so much more by reading this book.

I would recommend this book to everyone. I think it has a little bit of everything so many will enjoy this book. I truly hope she continues to write books in this series.

 

 

 

 

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CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

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Title: One Shot

Series: Chances #1

Author: BJ Harvey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 16, 2017

Boy meets girl, boy wins girl, boy nails girl—boy’s gone by morning.


I think for sure it must’ve been a dream because there’s no way a guy could look like that, touch me like that and be so in tune with me on every known level, and disappear, leaving me with nothing but a good story to tell my friends.

 

When he walks into my bar three months later, everything I thought I knew and what we’d had disappears in the blink of an eye and the blinding light of the three-carat diamond on his fiancée’s hand.

 

It seems what I thought was a dream is now my most complicated reality, and I’ve got absolutely no idea how to fix it – or if I even want to.



Present Day
 
 
I have tingles, and not the kind that feel great in all the right places. The ones I’m feeling right now are the hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck, someone-walking-over-your-grave kind of feelings that you get when something bad is about to happen.
 
Unable to ignore them any longer, I turn around from my stock take sheet and come face to face with my worst nightmare.
 
Lana fucking Mason, childhood best friend turned high school nemesis and arch enemy, and…
 
A man stands beside her, his eyes as wide as mine and—if I’m not mistaken—he looks kind of pissed off. At me.
 
And just like that, this moment has just gone from bad to worse.
 
Hold on! I’m the one who should be annoyed, with him. It wasn’t me who did a disappearing act three months ago, and now he’s here, standing with her. Of all the fish in the sea, he had to go for the smelliest, rottenest one.
 
“Kenzie,” she says, all saccharine sweet, like she wouldn’t choke on the first dick that came close to her perfectly-made-up lips. “Long time no see.”
 
Forever wouldn’t have been long enough, Lana.
 
“We were in town running errands and thought we’d stop by. I wanted to let you know what I’ve been up to.” Without preamble, she holds out her hand as if she’s the Queen of Sheba and I’m a lowly minion at her bidding. But that’s the last thing I care about, given that I’m being blinded by a huge, shiny rock on her ring finger.
 
What in the ever-loving fuck?
 
I don’t get a chance to hide my surprise, or the fact that my eyes dart to Millen, his jaw twitching like crazy, his grey eyes that I remember turning molten with lust now blazing with some unreadable emotion.
 
Why is he angry at me when he must’ve known that I’d be here?
 
Lana turns her head and beams at him all doe-eyed and vomit-inducing, reaching out her arm to Millen before returning her attention to me, positioning herself to deliver the final death blow.
 
Then she says them. The words I don’t want to hear—let alone believe.
 
“I have amazing news. First, my daddy just bought this place. And second, meet Millen, my fiancé…”
 
Yep. Dead. Done. The see-ya-later, don’t-let-the-door-hit-your-ass-on-the-way-out kind of done.
 
Then Drew walks through the front door. Drew who warms my bed most nights. Finally, a friendly face.
 
However, one look at Lana’s expression and I know this moment has just gone from bad to plain awkward. It’s like the universe is making a joke at my expense.
 
Drew’s already big smile grows impossibly larger when he spots the two people standing in front of me.
 
“Mills!” he says, pulling Millen into a man-hug the likes of which I’ve never seen Drew hand out before. He turns to the she-bitch and wraps his arms around her too. “Lans.”
 
Lans?
 
“What are you guys doing here?” Drew asks.
 
“You know them?” I blurt out, my brain unable to engage quick enough to care about putting a filter in place.
 
Millen’s eyes snap to Drew then back to me. “You know Drew?” he asks at the same time as Lana juts a hip to the side and asks Drew, “You know Kenzie?”
 
“Millen is my best friend from college,” Drew happily informs me, and his smile falls at the same time that all of the blood rushes from my face.
 
Awkward, meet Mortifying. Also here are Shame, Embarrassment, Anger, Disgust, and over in the corner there is Complete and Utter Confusion and her friend I’m Going to Have to Move to the States and Join a Women-Only Commune with Cats and Unlimited Batteries.
 
With nothing else to say—at least, nothing that wouldn’t take a bottle of Jack and a whole lot of time—I decide to just go with the flow and revert to my old trusty auto-pilot because seriously, what else is there for me to do?
 
“Soooo, would anyone like a drink?”

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~ 5 Fight For Your Happiness Stars ~

I have loved BJ Harvey’s Books since I first found her writing. And now she is an automatic read for me. After reading One Shot it still rings true.

I was pretty anxious when I started this book because I was nervous where she was going to take this story. After reading the blurb I knew it was going to touch on a hard limit for me and it did but in an acceptable way. Meaning I understood why it happened once everything was explained. But let me tell you the angst it caused….WOW!! If you love an angst filled romance you don’t want to pass this book by.

This book and characters were so well written, Ms. Harvey had me overlooking an aspect I normally don’t. When an author can do that for a reader, you know it has to be a GREAT book. The flow and pace of this story was spot on and all worked well together. I loved the majority of the characters we meet in this story. There is always the ONE character who I can’t stand….you’ll know who it is once you read this book.

One Shot is the first book in BJ Harvey’s newest Chances Series. It is a complete standalone and is told solely from Kenzie’s POV. I want to believe the other books in this series are going to have interconnecting characters so I think reading this one as soon as it comes out is the best move. There is NO cliffhanger so no reason to wait!!

In this story we follow Kenzie and Millen’s story. Theirs is one of chance meeting. What happens when you meet the person you know you’re meant to be with but families, secrets and loyalties get in the way?? Can Kenzie and Millen find their true HEA?? Read this book to find out.

But be prepared to have your heart taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. You will laugh, cry, swoon and definitely want to throw your kindle. But just know you’ll end up with a huge smile on your face in the end.

I would 100% recommend this book to any reader who loves ANGST!!! This was a different side to BJ Harvey’s writing and I am interested to see if she keeps it going. If you like a story that takes hold of you right from the start and doesn’t let go until the very last word, then this is the book you should read!!!!

 

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.

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Respect – An Infidelity Stand-alone Novel

 

“The making of a man”

Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn’t and too old to imagine that it couldn’t be.

The already hefty accumulation of my successes and failures, bravery and fears, and rewards and suffering, had brought me to this point. It was hard to contemplate the things I’d done, and yet, in reality I’d only begun to learn the possibilities.

I suppose that’s how it was for me at twenty-nine years of age on the brink of all I’d ever wanted without fully realizing the price I would pay. Yet in that moment, I knew there would be no cost too great or sacrifice I wouldn’t make. I had no idea how far-reaching that moment of self-discovery would be; because as the congregation’s murmurs quieted, bleeding into silence and allowing the thump of my heart to be the only sound I heard, I was a man filled with love and adoration, emotions in stark contrast to those I needed in the world I’d built or the one I was about to enter.

Angelina Costello was my dream and now my reality. I’d worked diligently to move beyond the actuality of being a dockworker’s son to becoming a self-made, successful entrepreneur, all in an effort to earn the right to call her my own. I’d overcome servitude to others, collecting their paychecks and lowly praises, to being the one who signed the paychecks and offered the accolades when they were rightfully earned.

The world was my oyster and walking toward me on the arm of her uncle was my pearl. I’d found her amongst the empty shells life had offered. There was no need to pry open another possibility. Angelina was all I wanted. Yet my path was uncharted. There was more for me to earn, lose, and willingly give.

The top of that list was respect.

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From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel based from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes on new meaning and even the inhabitants are suspicious of the next chapter.

 

 

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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