Out today: My One Despair by Claudia Burgoa + giveaway

Title: My One Despair
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: November 1, 2018

 

Blurb
Once, they shared one soul. Can hope heal years of
despair and broken dreams?
Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame
and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I’m
on the road and can’t sleep? Googling her. Tess Hades, the
girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics.
She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes
guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep end of her beautifully
broken soul. When we were together, life was simple. When my life got
complicated, she did what she thought was the right thing. She let me go.
While she’s been out saving the wild creatures of the world,
my muse has fed on the memory of our life together. But now everything in my
world is shifting again, and not in a good way. I’m not certain I have the
strength to bear another devastating loss, so I find myself reaching for
something as rare and elusive as the perfect song lyric.
The one woman who never gave up hope…

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Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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The Rival by Megan Green – Review + Giveaway

 

Title: The Rival

Series: Washington Rampage #3

Author: Megan Green
Genre: Standalone Sports Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Blurb
I love her. But she loves him.
I’d known Avery Grant was the one for me since the moment she bossed me
around on the playground. After over a decade of friendship, I’m still biding
my time, waiting for the moment she realizes everything she’s ever wanted is
standing right in front of her.
Then one white envelope sends my world spiraling.
A wedding invitation, announcing Avery’s engagement to the one man who
could never deserve her: Miles Johnson.
Miles is the worst kind of human — and my biggest rival. Everything I
can do, he thinks he can do better, including being the best rookie pitcher the
MLB has seen in decades. But if he makes her happy, who am I to interfere?
But when Avery shows up on my doorstep, devastated and heartbroken from
Miles’s betrayal, I can’t help but open my doors for her.
The timing is all wrong, but I won’t miss my shot.
This time, I refuse to strike out.

 

My review:
Carter and Avery have been best friends since third grade, when they were both 9 years old. They are inseparable all throughout school, except when Avery starts dating Miles their senior year. They are still best friends, but it kills Carter who had realized years ago he was in love with Avery.  Both Carter and Miles are drafted into the MLB, with Miles staying in Wyoming with Avery and Carter going to the Seattle team.
Finally, Carter gets his chance to tell Avery how he feels about her when Miles betrays her and she shows up at Carter’s door. She doesn’t see how he really feels until his teammates’ girlfriends point it out at a party, and Avery realizes she has felt the same way for a long time. Things are great, until one incident happens.
What I liked: Carter and Avery’s friendship. He would do anything for her, including pretend marry her at recess every single day of elementary school because she loved weddings. They have a strong foundation to build on, and it shows. I also liked the little twist about Carter. I don’t want to spoil it because it’s something rarely seen for the male lead in romance books, but common in female lead characters. It’s a nice change. I also liked Carter’s friends on the team, and their partners. Brandon’s talk when Carter had been an ass was priceless, too. I also liked the last chapter and the epilogue. So sweet.
What I didn’t like: Carter’s gross overreaction and the actions it caused. Really dude?
Overall, this was a fast, enjoyable read with a very sweet couple. I look forward to checking out the previous two books and reading their stories now.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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Author Bio
Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam.
When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle.
Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee.
Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!