Ear Candy by ME Carter and Andrea Johnston

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Blurb:

He’s the plot twist she didn’t hear coming.

Becoming a book narrator was never my goal. But if your deep voice tempts romance listeners to swoon and throw their proverbial panties at you, plans change.

When an unexpected chain of events rockets my easy-going and chill life in a completely different direction, I tackle it like I do everything—with humor, wit, and a little bit of my “Hawk Weaver” charm.

That’s not a hardship, though, because it means establishing a friendship with erotic romance author, Donna Moreno. She’s a game changer. In all the best ways.

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As an over-thirty single woman who writes erotica for a living, you would think I spend my days fighting off every handsome, dirty-mouthed billionaire in a twenty-mile radius. I don’t. Sure, I have a checklist for my ideal man who I write in my books. I just haven’t found “the one” in the real world.

Todd Chimolski may not check all the boxes on my current list, but there’s something to be said for a friend who makes you laugh and puts on a suit to make all your fantasies come true.

Hearing him bring the words I’ve written to life is nothing short of an eargasm, and that’s a box I didn’t know I needed checked.

What happens when the woman who writes sexy romance and the man who narrates it build a friendship that quickly turns to more?

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My review:

I really enjoyed this book! Donna is a successful erotica author who is frustrated with her work and with her dating life. She wants to write a different kind of romance novel, and she wants to find a decent man to date. Her dates all look good on paper but seriously lack in the personality department.

At a book convention, she meets Todd, the best-friends-like-siblings friend of fellow author and good friend Adeline. They have a good conversation at the airport, but then they fly to their respective homes states apart. When Adeline suggests a girls’ vacation together to try to beat both of their writers’ blocks, Donna readily agrees. Turns out the cabin is owned by Todd, who is the sought-after audiobook narrator of Adeline’s books.

When a winter storm traps Todd and Donna together and her fiance’s medical emergency keeps Adeline away, sparks fly. But it’s so much more than that.

I think what I loved the most about this is that Todd is a normal guy. He is successful enough with his real estate company to have people working for him and he can work when he wants to, but he doesn’t flaunt his money. He drives an ancient car, lives in a run down apartment while owning multiple homes, and wears tacky shirts proudly, because they are handmade by the cashier at the local small-town grocery store who needs the extra money to feed her family. He helps Donna relax and enjoy herself more than she has in a long time.

“I love you because you tick off all my boxes… But I’m in love with you because you add so many more boxes I didn’t know I had.” – Donna

This quote – THIS is why I love this book. Romance novel heroes are fine, and we enjoy the fantasy. But every once in a while it’s so great to read about someone real, to remind us that love comes in many packages and that is what makes it beautiful. We don’t always need the erotica – sometimes we need the sweet, slow burn.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Johnston and Carter

M.E. Carter and Andrea Johnston are romance writers who share a love of the written word. Combining their sense of humor, beliefs in love, and sarcasm, this writing duo has joined forces to create the Charitable Endeavors series. With the sole purpose of bringing laughter and love to their readers while tapping into their charitable hearts, a portion of the release proceeds will be donated to charity.

 Ear Candy is the second book in the Charitable Endeavors Series by M.E. Carter and Andrea Johnston. Each story is somehow related to the indie book community and is guaranteed to be a contemporary romantic comedy and fade to gray (no gratuitous sexy times when we’re donating to charity) PLUS a portion of each book’s release will be DONATED to charity!

Title: Ear Candy

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Charity: The Guardians Foundation, Inc.

https://www.theguardiansfoundation.org/

As you all know, with the Charitable Endeavors series, we have committed to releasing each book with a significant portion of the release month proceeds being donated to charity. With the release of Ear Candy, we have chosen THE GUARDIANS FOUNDATION. TGF is a non-profit located in north Idaho and was founded by Michael Shaw, a SSG in the Idaho National Guard. The mission of TGF is to utilize resources within the community to support veterans and their families to bring comfort, offer hope, and provide immediate assistance. TGF assists veterans in the state of Idaho and parts of Washington with shelter, emergency and unexpected expenses, transportation, education and job opportunities, and an outdoor sportsmanship program. We are honored to support such an amazing organization that supports veterans.

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Don’t forget to check out The Breakup Bet by Cat Carmine!

Read my review here

Title: The Break-Up Bet
Author: Cat Carmine
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 31, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Never make a bet with a man who plays to win… 

 

 

 

Especially not a man like handsome, arrogant Connor Pratt.
AKA the huge PITA who’s currently crashing in my spare room.
AKA my brother’s best friend since they were about six.
AKA the one guy who still makes me feel like an awkward tongue-tied loser.
But when Connor moved in, I got a glimpse of another side of him. Because, like me, Connor’s going through a nasty break-up. And, like me, he’s just doing whatever he can to get through it.
Unfortunately, his method involves drinking alarming amounts of whiskey and watching a lot of, um … movies … that make every inch of my skin flush.
I’m just trying to be helpful when I tell him that he should try my way: copious amounts of baked goods, sappy romantic comedies, and late nights spent whining with girlfriends.
But I should have known Connor would take that as a challenge.
Now, he says he’ll try my way of dealing with a break-up … but only if I agree to try his. Six months rent to the person whose method works best.
We call it the break-up bet. And I’m going to win. Except right now, it feels like there’s a whole lot more at stake than just rent money…

 

 

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Cat Carmine writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy.
She also happens to like drinking wine, eating cake, buying too many books, and
snuggling with her elderly cocker spaniel (oh, and her husband too.) She loves
— and writes — books with sweet and sarcastic heroines and strong, sexy heroes
who like a little bark with their bite. She thinks witty banter is the best
kind of foreplay, and she tries to infuse all her stories with heart, humor and
heat.
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Times Like These by Julia Wolf

 

Title: Times Like These
Series: Blue is the Color #1
Author: Julia Wolf

Genre: Contemporary/Rock Star Romance

Release Date: February 8, 2019

 

Blurb
Nick Fletcher has the voice of a god and a tongue as sharp as a knife.
His words can cut, and this time, his quick temper has earned him an intruder
in his life and on his tour.
Dalia Brenner looks like a grown-up Annie gone bad, but he wants
nothing to do with her pin-up worthy curves and smart mouth. His method of
dealing is to keep his head down, get through the tour, and then he’ll never
have to see her again.
Dalia has no intention of having heart-to-hearts with Nick. They share
a bus and sleep three feet apart every night, but that doesn’t mean she can’t
ignore the scowly, grumpy lead singer.
Except she can’t seem to deny the annoying instinct to “fix”
the pain and grief behind Nick’s sea glass eyes, even though she definitely
knows better.
And Nick, well, he’s getting tired of denying Dalia…period.
Dalia has plans though, and none of them involve being a rock star’s
girlfriend. Too bad Nick couldn’t disagree more.

 

My review:

Dalia’s younger sister is a HUGE Blue Is The Color fan. Dalia, not so much. So she’s already not happy about being at the concert that her sister spent too much money on. She does think there is something about the lead singer Nick, but before they get more than 2 songs into the concert one of the band members passes out on stage and the show is over. Dalia caught it on video, and in her anger for her sister tweets the video with a message about the musician being too drunk or high to play. This draws lots of negative attention to her, including the lead singer who simply calls her a “see you next Tuesday.” The musician who collapsed reaches out to her to explain what happened, and she goes to visit him at Nick’s house so apologies can be made all around.

The band’s manager ends up hiring Dalia for the summer since the negative attention from the Twitter scandal cost Dalia her job. Nick is not happy about it, but there isn’t much he can do except ignore her. But Dalia worms her way into the band family without even really trying, just by being herself. And ignoring her isn’t easy.

I really liked Dalia. She doesn’t fit into anyone’s box of what she should be – she looks like Annie, but has a mouth like a proverbial sailor. She’s hoping to get a job at a bank to support herself and her sister better, but is also a good web designer. She also knows her own worth and won’t accept less than she deserves, from a client or from a lover. Nick isn’t as bad as everyone thinks he is – he’s just broken. He is reeling from a tragic loss two months before, as is the rest of the band, but he feels the need to keep everyone else going at his own expense.

When these two finally get together, it’s fire. They are so good together, but they are even better after being apart. Dalia and Nick both needed to figure some things out.

And I really hope Malka gets her own book! I loved her.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Author Bio
Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to
sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.
Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories
her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s
putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have
been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!
Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids
and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one
book at a time.

 

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