My One Despair by Claudia Burgoa

My One Despair is a new standalone from Claudia Burgoa. It takes place a fe1b673-my2bone2bdespair2bebook2bcoverw years after My One Regret, featuring the now adult Tess Hades, and Gage Rodin, teacher/barista/bartender and dreamer of being a musician. They meet at the bar where Gage is working, when a guy brought Tess seemingly on a date but in reality to get her to see his band and tell her father, famed rock star Kaden Hades, about them. Tess quickly figures out she’s being used and Gage looks out for her. They meet again later when her biological mother is harassing Tess’s younger sister in the middle of the school where Gage teaches. He stops her and drives them home. Tess and Gage fight their attraction – she’s in college in San Diego and he doesn’t want her to think he’s using her to get to her dad.  Eventually they begin their relationship, she continues her studies, his music career explodes, and life is beautiful for them.

Until it suddenly isn’t. Unexpectedly in the middle of the night, everything changes.

Six years later they meet again. Tess is still heartbroken but there is someone who needs her and she can’t walk away. But then she discovers the truth about what happened that night six years ago, what even Gage’s brothers did not know, and suddenly all their lives are changed again. But can Tess and Gage find their way back to each other?

What I liked: I loved grown-up Tess. She has come such a long way from the teenager of My One Regret. It was so nice to visit with the Hades family again, too, and see the relationships the girls have with Sadie now. I also liked Gage. He was more mature than many romance heroes, and that is refreshing. He is sure of himself and of Tess, even when she is not. His brothers are great, too. And of course, since all of Claudia’s books take place in the same world, I loved the ever so brief Decker appearances. And the reveal at the end was intense.

What I didn’t like: Besides Gage’s boneheaded decision that ruined everything? Nothing. This is a very well written book that draws the reader in from the beginning.

Overall: Get this book. It is out tomorrow, November 1, and you can get it on Amazon here 

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


New release + review: Way To My Heart by Barbara C Doyle

Title: Way To My Heart

Author: Barbara C. Doyle

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: October 23, 2018


There was nothing wrong with being the crazy cat lady.

At least that’s what I told myself after twenty-three years of being blatantly single.

A girl’s self esteem could only take so many hits before carbs, Netflix, and cats became her sole loves in life. After all, cats didn’t judge how much pizza you could eat in one sitting.

But then Caleb Winters had to wedge his way into my life by bribing me with chocolate and my cat with toys. And before I knew it, my cat was too attached to let him go.

And, okay, maybe I wasn’t keen on the idea either.


My review:

I kept going back and forth on this book. It was good overall. Paisley and Caleb have good chemistry and their banter is amusing. I liked Iris a lot. But while I enjoyed this book, it didn’t stick with me as Amazing.

What I liked: Paisley’s name. Mashed Potato the cat. Caleb (mostly). The epilogue.

What I didn’t like: Paisley’s immaturity. I get it, she has low self esteem, but she was a bit self-sabotaging. There were also some misused words that jarred me out of the story – a “beat red” face, and especially the neighbor’s dog referred to as a shiatsu instead of a shih tzu. One is a dog, one is a massager. The two are not interchangeable.

Overall, this isn’t a bad book by any means. It’s quite enjoyable. But it just didn’t wow me. Rating: ♥♥♥ 1/2

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There were only a few things that I considered necessities in my life. Reese’s cups, classic rock, and destroyed skinny jeans. Not really in that order, but all important nonetheless.

Unfortunately, the more Reese’s I ate, the less likely I’d be able to keep fitting into my skinny jeans. I refused to buy a bigger size, so I made sure to shake what Mama gave me to classic rock anytime I wasn’t shoving my thighs into spandex workout pants to exercise outside of my two jobs.

Did I love my body? Not all the time. In fact, I would love to shed a few pounds, trim my thighs, and get rid of the small rolls that folded over my stomach. But I loved chocolate more, specifically chocolate that covered creamy, delicious peanut butter. Therefore, the thighs stayed.

At least they were good for catching fallen food. And that, well, that happened way too often. Light colored jeans? Forget it. My parents jokingly bought me a month supply of Tide To-Go pens for any occasion. I’d gone through two of them since they’d given them to me two months ago. Was I going to admit that to them? Nope.

Just as Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” came on, the washing machine ended its cycle, alerting me to switch the load.

It wasn’t until I was bent down grabbing the last full laundry basket from the floor when I felt somebody else in the room. Assuming it was one of my coworkers, I didn’t think much about it. Between the song I was dancing along to and the laundry I was prepping to put into the dryer, I just ignored whoever was standing behind me. Everyone who worked at Lakeview knew that I usually had music blaring while I worked. It made the time pass faster.
Of course, ignoring whoever it was wasn’t easy, with my backside on fire from somebody staring at it. Looking over my shoulder, I caught a man I’d never seen before looking at my ass with a smirk on his irritatingly attractive face. One of his dark eyebrows, ones that matched the color of his dirty blond hair, was raised and his icy blue eyes shone brightly.
“Would you like another few minutes to look at my ass or are you done?” I snapped, lips twitching. I stood up, turning to him, and brushed my frizzy brown hair out of my face to get better look at him.
My reaction caused his other eyebrow to go up, and now his smirk was more like an amused grin. And I hated to admit it but seeing him smile like that made him more attractive. Even if he was a perv for watching me while my ass was in the air.
“Actually,” he said casually, “I wouldn’t mind another few minutes.”
I gaped at him for a split second before gathering my bearings. “Guests aren’t allowed to be in here. If you’re looking for help, you need to go to the front desk.”
He didn’t say anything. In fact, he pressed his lips together like he was trying to suppress an even wider smile. It gave me time to note how tall he was. I guessed six-three or six-four, his head almost grazing the top of the door jamb where he stood at the step of the maid’s closet. Being five-two, I didn’t have that problem.
I put a hand on my hip. “Do you need help finding the office? It’s not that difficult to find, you know.”
He chuckled. “Is this usually how you treat paying customers?”
“Only the ones who blatantly stare at my ass like they have nothing better to do.”
“Don’t be offended, sweetheart. It’s a nice ass, hence why I was staring at it. I mean, it was hard to miss being all up in the air like that. And I’m a man. I notice things like that. Take an interest in it quite frankly.”
“Staring at girls’ asses? Or mine?”
He leaned his shoulder against the door frame, the white t-shirt he wore stretching around his impressive biceps. He worked out. He had to. Even his clean-shaven jawline was defined in a way that was…
I snapped myself out of the stare down, because he was still there watching me check him out. Was I drooling? I wouldn’t put it past myself. All those muscles—

Ugh. Sometimes life wasn’t fair. It shouldn’t be legal for guys to look like him. And this guy clearly didn’t need his ego stroked.
“Women’s asses,” he answered, face blanching. “Girl’s asses make me sound creepy. Your ass specifically interests me in this case though.”
Was this guy for real? “You are a creep. Staring at anybody’s ass is weird. Regardless of the age.”
“You’re feisty, huh?”
“More like annoyed.”
“Well it works for you.”
I rolled my eyes. “I’ve got a job to do, and it’s not talking to pervy men. So, if that’s all, I’d like to get back to work. If you need help, the front desk is in the office down the driveway. Just go through the red door between the rocking chairs on the front porch.”
He had the nerve to scope me out, his eyes travelling from the top of my head—messy bun and all—to my painted orange toes. I’d never been checked out knowingly before. The way my body warmed up and tingles shot through my arms and legs was a foreign feeling. When our eyes locked again, my toes curled in my flip-flips.
“You’re…” I cleared my throat. “I don’t care if you’re a paying customer or not. If my boss finds out anybody is harassing staff, she’ll kick you out.”
The amused grin was back on his face. “I never said I was a paying customer.”
My eyes widened. “You do realize that just makes you sound creepier, right?”
He went to say something, but before he could, Iris walked up beside him, playfully boxing his arm like she was Sylvester Stallone in Rocky. She looked between us, a chipper expression lighting her face.
“You met!” she cheered, bouncing next to the guy and bumping their shoulders together. Her five-one frame was amusing to see next to him, because she only came half-way up his chest. Despite being vertically challenged, she was one of the most terrifying people I knew.
I snuck a peak at him, noticing the familiarity of his eyes when I glanced back at Iris. They shared the same round shape, thick lashes, and crystal blue color.
“Uh…not really.” I frowned, shifting uncomfortably from one foot to the other.
Sensing my discomfort, Iris slapped his arm. “Caleb, what did you do to her?”
Caleb? Why did that sound familiar?
Then it struck me. Their resemblance and sarcasm were too much alike to be a coincidence.
“What makes you think I did something, sis?” Caleb asked innocently.
Iris looked at me apologetically. “I’m sorry, Paisley. My brother can be an ass sometimes, but he means well.”
Caleb’s interest piqued at the announcement of my name, which could only mean that Iris mentioned me to him. After all, she was trying to set us up.

I had the uncanny ability to attract men like him—the overconfident and arrogant. People accused me of being too picky when it came to dating, but they hadn’t met the past boys who drove me to being the cat lady. Caleb Winters would only be number six. Just a number.
“So, this is Paisley?” Caleb inquired, looking at me again like he was seeing me for the first time. I wondered what he saw. My freckled cheeks? Pointed nose? Porcelain skin?
I deadpanned. “No, I’m Jessica. Your sister just likes calling me random names sometimes. Livens things up a bit.”
He tilted his head back and laughed. It was deep and throaty, and the way his chest rumbled made his muscles more prominent through the tight material of his shirt.

Abs. He had freaking abs.

“Yep, she was right. I like you.”
I crossed my arms on my chest. “Yeah? And what if I don’t like you?”

Iris sighed heavily. “Seriously, Caleb. I left you alone for, like, five minutes. How much damage have you already caused?”

He shrugged. “She caught me staring at her ass. If it makes you feel better, I said it was a nice one.”

Iris shook her head. “You’re an idiot, but I guess I knew that already.” She turned her focus to me. “Excuse my brother, he’s such a guy. He’s right though, you have a nice ass.”

I felt my cheeks redden. Traitorous bitch.

“Well…” I fidgeted with a few fallen strands of hair. “Thanks, I guess.”

Caleb answered. “You’re welcome.”

I eyed him. “I wasn’t talking to you,” I informed him coolly.

Iris frowned. “Paisley, Caleb is—”

Caleb cut her off. “Awesome. Sometimes socially awkward. Usually the latter is just around pretty women. That’s a compliment, by the way.”

Iris snorted. “You didn’t need to point that out, dumbass.”

His head bobbed from side to side, contemplating his reply. “I’ve been called worse. The point is, I like you. You listen to decent music, you’re a smart ass, and you have a nice ass. Total package.”

“What if I’m really a raging bitch?” I quipped, narrowing my eyes.

“Iris wouldn’t try setting me up with a raging bitch. Or any type of bitch. She likes you. She said I’d like you.”

I grimaced, eying Iris. “What else have you said about me?”

There weren’t many good attributes that men deemed sexy about me. I tripped over my own words, my feet, everything. My middle name shouldn’t have been Marie, it should have been awkward. Half the time I preferred the company of my cat over most human beings, I was addicted to chocolate like it ran through my veins, and when it came to any refined carbs, I gained ten pounds just breathing near them.

She gave me a reassuring smile. “Nothing bad. Just that you can cook, you have a great sense of humor, and you’re mature for your age. He’s right, I did say I liked you and think you two could work. I wouldn’t put so much effort into trying to set you up otherwise. Hopefully, my hard work hasn’t been ruined by this moron.”

I couldn’t understand what was wrong with him that made her think we’d work.
Caleb laughed. “Thanks, sis.”
“I’m being honest,” she replied.

“Never said you weren’t.”
I just stared between them, not knowing what to say. My playlist was still playing in the background, now blasting Journey’s “Who’s Crying Now”.

“Well…” I turned toward my phone, shutting off the music app. “I need to finish this laundry before I head out. But it was—”

I stopped myself, not willing to lie. I wasn’t going to say it was nice to meet him. Nice to stare at his muscles sure, but that was about it.

Iris snorted, shoving her brother again. “I can’t believe you messed this up in less than five minutes. That’s a record for you.”

Caleb just grinned, like it didn’t bother him. I knew guys like him—arrogant. He loved the chase. It didn’t matter if I wanted to be chased or not, I was a challenge.

And the thing about challenges and me? We didn’t get along, just like I was sure Caleb and I wouldn’t. He was going to hurt me like the others. While I was just as much to blame for the past failures that plagued my conscious, it still hit me hard.

I turned toward Iris. “Thanks for thinking of me, but I’m not interested in being set up.”

Her face screwed. “With Caleb or in general? How long has it been since you’ve been la—”

“Whoa!” I cut her off, eyes cutting to her brother. His lips wavered, like he was trying to hold back laughter. But there’s obvious interest in his eyes.

“Don’t stop on my account,” he pressed, crossing his arms across his chest. “How long has it been, Paisley?”

My brows pinched when he said my name. It rolled off his tongue in a way that had my palms clammy, and I hated it. I hated the prickling tingles in my fingertips when our eyes locked and how hollow my stomach got. Feeling like I was going to cave to the old version of myself made me worry about everything I built to become who I am now. Strong. Cautious. Independent.

Glaring at him, I said, “That’s none of your business.” I look back at Iris. “I have to finish this, so we’ll talk later?”

She blew out a breath. “Yeah, okay. Come on, Caleb. I’ll go introduce you to everybody else. Don’t make an ass of yourself any more than you already have.”

He chuckled as she pulled him back. She was tiny compared to him in every way possible. But he let her drag him away with little fight despite the foot height difference between them.

“I’ll see you later, Paisley,” he purred, winking at me.

I straightened my spine. “Don’t count on it.”

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Hey! I’m Barbara Celeste Doyle, although my middle name should be awkward. My life is a romantic comedy gone wrong, so I’ve become obsessed with four-legged felines and chocolate—not necessarily in that order.

My love for the written word led me to obtain a bachelor’s degree in English and soon a master’s in education to teach college classes.


New release + giveaway! Reclaiming Brave by Gina Azzi


Title: Reclaiming Brave
Series: The Kane Brothers #3
Author: Gina Azzi

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 29, 2018


It was supposed to be one night. But then it became so
much more. She’s pregnant. 
I never anticipated the two pink lines, the shock of pregnancy, from one night with Denver Kane. Sure, I’ve been hot for him since before he realized I existed. But that
doesn’t mean he’s about to become a family man. Even if I’m having his baby. 
She was off-limits, my little sister’s best friend. Until I crossed the line, not knowing it would change everything. Now she’s pregnant and my future looks different. I want to
share in her sunny optimism and believe in new beginnings. Except I’m not cut
out for it. Not anymore. 
But I can’t walk away from her, from them, and the crazy thing is, I don’t want to. 


My review:

Sierra and Denver have both been interested in each other for several years. She thought he hated her, and he thought she was off limits and kept pushing her away. Finally they end up having one night together when Sierra visits his sister Daisy. Then she finds out she’s pregnant.

She lives in New York City, he lives in Georgia. She has family money, he has none. But despite all their differences, they are good for each other. They believe in each other.

And then The Conflict happens. Although I can understand where the one person does what they do, it’s gone about the wrong way. Thankfully it doesn’t last long, and we get the happily ever after.

The one thing I didn’t like isn’t really a big thing. Being vague to avoid spoilers, when there is a threat, it’s built up pretty significantly. The Threat could affect everyone involved. But then, nothing happens. It’s like the threat just fades into oblivion. Why build it up so much to have nothing happen?

Overall, an enjoyable book. This was third in a series and I’m looking forward to reading the previous two and learning the stories of Denver’s brothers. Also the next book, Daisy’s book, will be promising.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Gina Azzi
loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences,
internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create
the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate
reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with
her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.
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New release: Mr Casanova by Lila Monroe



Title: Mr. Casanova

Series: Billionaire Bachelors #5

Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Hot TV star Luke Rafferty is Hollywood’s newest bad boy… at least,
according to the tabloids. He’s been steaming up the screens as Dr. Casanova
for ten years, but thanks to his ex-wife, some tricky contract negotiations,
and that incident with the stethoscope (don’t ask), he’s suddenly on an
extended vacation – with his heartthrob career on the line.
Enter Stella Hartwick. 
A Hamptons local, she’s trying to get her home renovation company off
the ground; winning the job for Luke’s new beachfront retreat would be her big
break. And when she just happens to overhear his agent
suggesting a fake relationship to give his reputation a swoon-worthy makeover,
Stella sees the perfect solution to both their problems. 
What’s a little fake smooching between friend(ly professionals)?
Stella is determined to keep her eyes on the prize renovation and her
hands OFF the hunky actor wandering shirtless through her construction site.
But Luke has other ideas. Midnight skinny-dipping ideas. 
If only he wasn’t so heart-stompingly, panty-twistingly handsome… 
Soon, sparks are flying, and they’re both forgetting their kisses are
just for show. But can this fake relationship weather a very real tabloid
storm? Or will past betrayals and the Hollywood spotlight drive them apart before
their romance has even begun? 
Find out in the new hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today
bestselling author, Lila Monroe! 
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy 
3 Wild Card 
4 Man Candy 
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man (March 2019)


My review:
Luke and Stella seem like a case of opposites attracting. She is a general contractor, and is no stranger to getting her hands – and the rest of her – dirty. Tired of losing out on contracting jobs because of her ex-husband’s competing business (the fact that he’s *not* a female general contractor seems to make people forget Stella is the better qualified), she proposes a crazy win-win scheme when she overhears Luke and his manager talking about his situation. And like the blurb says, they hit it off and sparks and drama ensue.
What I liked: Even though they are opposites, Luke and Stella seem to complement each other well. She brings him down to earth, and he softens her a little. They have a really good connection, and she’s disinterested in the glitz and glamour enough to not care about who he knows or what he can give her.
What I didn’t like: I’ve mentioned this before, but big pet peeves for me is when the conflict isn’t handled well. It bugs me when it’s either a huge conflict that’s brushed over to get to the happily ever after, or when it’s a small, simple misunderstanding that would be resolved with a five minute conversation normally that gets blown up and dragged on for the sake of drama. The latter is the case for this book. Luke would know better, after his experience of late, to trust anything in the tabloids. And he should know Stella enough by that point to believe her when she tells him the truth. Instead he throws a rich-boy temper tantrum and disappears on her.
All in all, it was a good book. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥



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“This is a classic Lila Monroe story with so much humor,
heat and heart you won’t be able to put it down till the very end… If you are
looking for a funny, lighthearted and smexy romance, get this! You won’t be
disappointed!!” – Bibliophile Chloe’s
“I loved Mr.Casanova from start to finish: it was a fabulous
read, full of great moments that really brought a smile to my face.” – Goodreads reviewer
“My favorite book in the series! There’s nothing like a good
romance that makes you laugh and swoon at the same time.” – Reading Keeps Me Sane Blog
“I loved it! Lila Monroe always delivers the fun flirty
banter, great characters, and a lot of good times.” – Goodreads reviewer 
Author Bio
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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Cover reveal: Melt With You by J. H. Croix



Title: Melt With You
Series: Into the Fire #8
Author: J.H. Croix
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Yoly Cortez, Cormar Covers

Photo: Eric Battershell

Release Date: November 27, 2018

A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That’s how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché – a second chance.
A year later, I’m about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & sexy as hell Max
shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He’s a billionaire tech investor. I’m a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
I never thought I’d see him again after the hottest night of my life.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
When our paths cross again, we break every rule.
And set each on fire.
Harlow May tests every limit I have and makes me want to break every damn rule she creates.
She’s a temptation I can’t seem to resist.
She fits no category. She’s strong & sassy and a firefighter to boot.
She fights the fire between us.
Once I have a taste, no one else will do.
I’ll fight for her and for us.
I only want one woman. Harlow.
*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.


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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the
historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix
writes steamy contemporary romance with sassy independent women and rugged
alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky
small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing.
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Kate by Jennifer Hanks – new release + giveaway!


Title: Kate
Series: The Dimarco Series #5
Author: Jennifer Hanks
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 26, 2018

Disappointment.  Rejection. Loneliness.
Feelings that have been suffocating single mom Kate Miller for years. 
Moving to New Hope to raise her six-year-old son is supposed to be a fresh start, a way
to put her past in the rearview mirror and focus on the road ahead. She isn’t looking for friendship or a relationship, especially with one very sexy detective who won’t stay out of her life or out of her mind.
No matter how hard she pushes him away.
Luke Dimarco is a man who’s faced his mortality.
After surviving a shooting, in which he was the target of revenge, he understands life is fleeting.  When Kate explodes into his world, showing him a glimpse of a future filled with all the things he craves, he makes the decision to grab a hold and not let go.
Even if it means sacrificing what he already has.
However, a darkness still surrounds the small town of New Hope and they will learn the only way to keep each other safe is to stand together.  Luke will need to show Kate that trust is not just a word, but given to the right person, a promise.
But is it a promise he can keep?


My review:
This was the first book in this series of standalones that I’ve read, and I was not at all disappointed. Kate is a strong, feisty single mom who has learned from her past mistake and isn’t putting up with much anymore. She keeps her days full with working two jobs, and what time she has off she spends with her six year old son Andy and their newly adopted puppy Cookie. She doesn’t have time to even make friends, much less start a relationship. Luke is a police detective, and they meet when he pulls her over for running a stop sign when she’s having a very bad morning. They meet again later when he is with his family at the bar where Kate waitresses on weekends. She is still angry over being pulled over, but the entire Dimarco clan is taken with her and basically decides they’re her family now, especially when they learn it’s just her and her son in town with no support.
Luke wants a relationship with her, but knows she’s not there yet. He works on being a friend to her and showing her that she can trust him. Kate is afraid that if she and Andy get too attached to Luke and his family that they’ll be left behind again like they were with Andy’s father, and she wants to shield her son from that potential pain.
What I liked: Kate is a fiery badass. The scene in the bar on band night is fantastic. Luke is an all around good guy, and good for Kate and Andy. Andy is an adorable little boy who steals the scenes regularly. I also was impressed by the balance of this book. It’s hard to find a book in this genre that isn’t either too “easy” (I hate instalove), or too heavy on the drama for drama’s sake. There was nothing easy about Luke and Kate’s relationship at all. But even though there were issues, and a bit of suspense, it wasn’t cartoonish or overly done.
What I didn’t like: There is only one thing that bugged me in this book, and it’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Apostrophes are not for pluralization, ever. Never ever. It wasn’t consistent, but happened way too many times throughout this book.
In short, this was a great book and I can’t wait to go back and read the previous four so I can experience the stories of more of the Dimarco clan.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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is the author
of The Dimarco Series as well as The Elite Securities Series. Her stories are
contemporary romance and romantic suspense, all with the underlying message of
the power and strength in love. She’s also a sucker for a Happily-Ever-After.
Her love of reading and books in general started at a very young age and has
steadily grown into a love of writing as well. She admits to being addicted to
all things romance and has no plans of quitting her habit. Jennifer lives in
Pennsylvania with her two children. When she’s not reading or writing, she can
be found with her kids at their various activities. Her house is frequently
filled with any combination of her children’s friends, nieces, nephews and a
variety of pets.
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Huge sale! The Walsh Brothers box set by Kate Canterbary

unnamedThe bestselling family series from Kate Canterbary that’s been featured on Buzzfeed, Hypable, and USA Today is now available in a boxset with an all-new exclusive extended epilogue, deleted scenes, and bonus content.

This smart, steamy three-book collection introduces the brothers Walsh — Matt, Patrick, and Sam — and their quest to keep their family’s third-generation architecture firm going. Between demolition and restoration, they take unexpected tumbles into love.

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Cover Reveal: The Bad Boy Issue by Jessica Hawkins

Title: The Bad Boy Issue
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: By Hang Le
Photo: Nomi Ellenson
Models: Jonathan Cannaux & Romane Recalde
Release Date: November 28, 2018


issue with bad boys? I’m not one
—but I’m not about to put a stop to the rumors.
My taste for fast cars, late nights, and beautiful women helped get me to the
top of a leading New York magazine known for its tongue-in-cheek humor and
over-the-top masculinity. But after an industry exposé maligns me as a
womanizer, the reputation that made me is suddenly threatening to end my
career. Damage control comes in the form of a pretty, pint-sized “fixer,” but
from the moment I meet Georgina Keller, I can’t help thinking she’s eager to
land the final blow—and maybe even my job.
issue with bad boys? They run right over good girls like me.
But after
a confidence-shattering breakup, I’m determined not to let anyone at my new
workplace push me around—not even the brooding Sebastian Quinn, who’s made it
clear I’m the enemy. I’m ready to help Modern
shed its bad reputation, but to do that, I’ll have to start at the top
. . . and no amount of rakish charm or inconvenient attraction is going to
distract me.
it’s true what they say—there’s a thin line between love and hate.
And it
cuts right through the middle of our office.

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Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling
author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts
hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers
for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of
fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.
She writes
romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler
who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup.
She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook,
Instagram, and her mailing list.
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The Fall Before Flight by LM Halloran


I finally read The Fall Before Flight yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it 0a0c7-the2bfall2bbefore2bflight2bebook2bcoversounded interesting. I was skeptical of a relationship  between a doctor and patient, but this didn’t feel skeezy at all. Mia (Amelia) is a troubled woman, who hadn’t been the same since the death of her mother and younger brother when she and her twin brother were kids.  She engaged in a lifetime of risk taking and danger, nearly dying more than once. Finally, after driving her car off a cliff, her father and brother admit her to an exclusive inpatient psychological health center for 30 days. Dr Leo Chastain is her therapist, and she finds him attractive from their first session. But because this is not a facility for mentally healthy people, she pushes his buttons, fights him, and tries to use her sexuality to break him. He resists, and eventually gets her to trust him.

This book takes place both during the thirty day inpatient period, and then afterwards once Amelia is released. She rebuilds her relationships with her family, and fosters new friendships. She and Leo do have a relationship after she is no longer his patient, but the best part of this for me was seeing Amelia’s path to healing. She had suffered not just the loss of her mother and brother, but also another huge loss she had repressed. She has to reconcile that loss with her new life, and also learn *how* to have relationships with people. She had never really done that except with her twin brother.

This was an intense book, with a beautiful ending. L.M. Halloran did a fantastic job with this one.

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Now available: Whisper Me and Roar by Bri Stone

Title: Whisper Me and Roar
Author: Bri Stone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018


Melinda Charles was the woman I’d always wanted—the woman I finally got.

And the one I lost.

She walked away from me on our wedding day without an explanation.

I told myself I didn’t need her. She might have broken part of me when she left, but I’ve put myself back together, chased away her memory with my own fame and success. Today? I’m Pete Buchanan, NFL star and small-town hero.

Now that she’s back? Maybe the promise of a second chance could prove stronger than the pain of losing her.


I’ve always been tough. As the youngest attending Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Memorial Hermann, and the only female African American specialist in that role, I’ve always had more to prove than everyone else. I’ve always had to have a reserve of strength no one else needed.

But when fate brings me back to the only man I’ve ever loved, fifteen years after I left him at the altar, I’m not strong enough to leave him again.

I still love him.

But am I strong enough to convince him to take me back?

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Bri Stone is happy to be a contemporary romance fiction
writer; creating anyone and anything in the romantic world of sins and secrets,
lies, and scandal. If she isn’t writing, she is probably reading, binge
watching anything on Netflix, or imaging crazy scenarios in her head that will
probably never happen. When she is not spending time with her imaginary book
friends, she is buried in her English classes at the University of Iowa, and a
happy English major.

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