Struck by Emma Louise

 

 

Title: Struck
Series: Flawed Love #3
Author: Emma Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2019

 

Blurb
Notorious
playboy.
Gym rat.
Womanizer.
I’ve been
called them all.
Until one-night
changes everything. Changes me.
Trying to
drown a broken heart in cheap whiskey and a willing body leaves me with the
last thing I ever expected.
All that
matters now is my son. There’s no room for anything, or anyone else.
Until her.
A free
spirit. A nomadic soul.
She
intrigues me. She excites me. She’s everything I never knew I needed.
In the end,
loving her was the easy part. It was letting her go that almost ruined me.
Struck
is a surprise baby/single dad romance and can be read as a complete standalone.

 

My review:

TJ is going through a tough time, and reacts by pushing away his family and spending his time drinking and fighting. After a wake up call, he finally gets himself together and focuses on his family and the gym he owns with his brother. Breeze is the youngest of her four siblings, raised by her older sister after losing both parents at young ages. She is a free spirit, working to save up money to travel the world like she’s always dreamed.

When his friends have a baby, TJ is at the hospital to visit when he takes a wrong turn and is confronted by a woman he doesn’t know. He learns that his one-night-stand wake up call was pregnant but died shortly after giving birth to his son, who he didn’t know existed. Suddenly his life has a new focus and he gives everything he can to being a good dad for his baby boy.

Bree is hired at Flex, TJ’s gym, as a yoga instructor and when she is so good with the baby, TJ also hires her as a part time nanny for him. They have been attracted to each other since meeting, but neither wanted to act on it for various reasons. Until of course they couldn’t help it.

This was a pretty good book. A couple times Bree’s age would show in her reactions, but TJ was mature enough to talk things through with her so they could work things out. The best part of this story though was all the interactions with baby Abel. They are both so good with him! TJ and Bree are good together, and their family and friends support system is  incredible.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Author Bio
A long time
lover of all things romance, Emma Louise is a book blogger turned debut writer.
She’s a die hard bibliophile, addicted to tea (Real British tea) and speaks
fluent sarcasm.
She lives
with her husband, three children and overgrown puppy in South Wales, UK.
Having been
an avid reader for as long as she can remember, she’s recently decided to try
her hand at writing a love story of her own.
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The Red Zone by Amie Knight

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The Red Zone, an all-new sexy, second chance romance from Amie Knight, is available now!

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They say the red zone is the hardest place to score.

But for me, those last twenty yards were my sweet spot.

They didn’t call me Lukas “Last Minute Lucy” Callihan for nothing.

I was at the top of my game…until life sacked me harder than any linebacker ever could.

Losing my mom was devastating and left me as the sole person responsible for my little sister.

Taking care of Ella and juggling my career was like playing the hardest game of my life.

My only saving grace was Scarlett Knox, Ella’s sexy, red-headed, no-nonsense teacher.

She loved Ella. She hated me.

She thought I sucked at this parenting thing, and she wasn’t wrong.

But whenever she was around I got the same earth-shattering, heart-stopping feeling I did when I was only twenty yards from the goal line.

She made me feel like I was back in the red zone, a place I’d never fumbled.

Until now.

 

My review:

Scarlett and Lukas were friends in high school when Scarlett was a freshman and Luk was a senior. She was his French tutor but they soon became close friends. Shortly before leaving town, Luk kissed Scarlett and then never talked to her again, breaking her heart.

Now ten years later, Luk is on a successful NFL team on their way to the Superbowl when he gets word his mother suddenly died. He moves back home to Alabama, guardian of his little sister Ella. Little does he know that Ella’s beloved teacher Ms Lettie is his Scarlett.

I loved this book so much! Luk is all about his family. He has adored his sister since she was born. But becoming her sole caretaker is another thing. He struggles with so much – his loss, being what Ella needs, his new team. And Scarlett is still the one who can help him. But she is afraid of letting him in again.

This book was so well written. The story is captivating and I felt like I was right there with the characters, experiencing things as they did. Luk and Scarlett are so perfect for each other, and I love how they created their own family.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Illusion On Ice by SR Grey

Title: Illusion on Ice
Series: A Boys of Winter Novel
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Confession time:
My name is Noel Sandlund and I play professional hockey—defense to be exact.
I lead a pretty good life. I’m not hurting for money and the ladies seem to like me.
And now things have gotten even better—I think I may have fallen in love.
See, while I was in Sweden playing in the world hockey championships this off-season, I met Maisie Troy.
And, man, she’s it for me.
Confession time:
I’m Maisie Troy.
This summer I met a man who’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more.
His name is Noel and he’s hot and sweet and plays amazing hockey.
I think he could be the one.
 
Too bad there’s one huge problem—I’m not who he thinks I am.
 
No, I’m just an illusion.
An illusion that’s about to shatter . . . like ice.
Illusion on Ice is the seventh standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

 
 

My review:

Maisie is stranded in Stockholm, Sweden, when a “girls trip” her mother lied to her about was in reality her mom running off with a new rich boyfriend. Noel is a hockey player at a tournament in Stockholm representing Team USA. Maisie, in her desperation to get home, had decided to take a page from her mother’s playbook and hook up with a guy to get a plane ticket home. But then they fell for each other.

I’m undecided about this book. You know that feeling when you know there’s going to be big time drama because a character did something huge? It’s unsettling when there is no consequence for the person’s actions. The story is entertaining, but Noel comes across a little naive. He and Maisie really do seem to love each other but I do hope she gets therapy to resolve her abandonment issues beyond just a brief epiphany while talking to Noel.

This isn’t a bad book. It’s entertaining, but doesn’t have a lot of depth. Neither of the characters have to work much to resolve problems.

Rating: ♥♥♥

“Hilarious and perfectly ‘played’ sports romance that I devoured in one sitting! I can’t wait to read more.” – #1 NYT Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
“The usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn’t back down,” Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.” – Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 30 Bestselling Author and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling Author. Check out her newest bestselling Boys of Winter hockey rom-com series. Each is a complete standalone novel, but the characters are interconnected and may pop up anywhere. 
Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller Lists, including the Top 100 several times. She is also a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes. 
 
Residing in Pennsylvania, when not writing Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams. Sometimes all at the same time!

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Faking Ms Right by Claire Kingsley

Title: Faking Ms. Right
Author: Claire Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary Rom/Com
Release Date: May 28, 2019



 

 

 

“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

 
Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit. 
 
Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.
 
His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.
 
Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance. 
 
Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.
 
And faking it gets all too real.

My review:

I first “met” Everly Dalton in a series of bad date shorts in Ms Kinglsey’s newsletters and loved her. (By the way, they have all been compiled into a free prequel book, Everly Dalton’s Dating Disasters. I highly recommend reading it. The stories are hilarious!)

Everly’s dating life may be a series of horrendous first dates, but at work she is the best assistant Shepherd Calloway has ever had. He usually scares them off within weeks but Everly has kept his life running for three years. When he finds himself in need of a pretend date, she is his first call. And after getting bad news about his father’s health, they continue the ruse with Everly moving into his home.

Everly and her boss aren’t friends, but she feels protective of him, especially with all the gold-digging women using him for his name and his bank account. She agrees to help him out. She is surprised by the side of Shepherd he keeps hidden, and he likes the color she brings into his life.

I loved this book. Everly and Shepherd are fantastic together, their families are lovely, and Everly’s besties Nora and Hazel are #bffgoals. I am so happy that Everly finally has her happily ever after.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 


“This story was perfection from the very beginning and a MUST READ book! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone and everyone! Claire Kingsley had the perfect mix have laughs, steamy and romance.”
~ Amy [The Little Bookworm]

“Shepherd is one of the best male leads that I have read in a RomCom in a while. I am definitely swoony thinking about him after finishing the book. READ THIS RIGHT NOW– I highly recommend it and know that you will not be disappointed.” ~ Ga Books LoverX

“Shepard and Everly are two of the most fun, entertaining and charming couples I’ve ever read! Faking Ms. Right was full of hilarious moments, a chemistry that you could feel jump off the pages and sexy times that…well…lit my Kindle on FIRE!!” ~ Kim, Sultry Sirens Book Blog

“I laughed plenty, awed and even teared a little. This book has it all. I don’t know how I’ve went this long without reading Claire Kingsley but she has a new fan now!” ~ Read. Review. Repeat.

“Poor Shepherd thinks he is genetically cold and closed off. Sunshiney, happy Everly is there to help him save face by following his crazy scheme. She shows him that she can be trusted with his true self and helps him melt that cold exterior.” ~ Tracy, Book Cravers Blog

 

Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
 
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
 
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

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Hammered by Pippa Grant + Lili Valente

 

 

Title: Hammered
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: May 28, 2019

Blurb

 

I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom.It was an accident.

Mostly…

At least I didn’t take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the
moment kidnapping. Does that count?

One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the
world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa
sidecar with his bride hot on our tail.

But I didn’t have a choice! I couldn’t stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be
blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping
between friends?

Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends…

And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up
early and had me on the rocks.

And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces.

If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine.

Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is
love—straight up, no chaser.

 

My review:

Olivia is known as the town hippie – she believes in auras and the healing powers of crystals and herbs. She also rescues lost things – and animals. She and Jace have been friends who flirt for a long time, and when Jace and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Ginger are definitely off, they hook up in his bar. Unfortunately for Olivia, Ginger turns up again pregnant with Jace’s baby, and decides to work it out with her for the sake of the baby. Being Happy Cat, Georgia, shenanigans ensue. Many shenanigans. The raccoon George Cooney is now joined by Chewpaca the alpaca and Princess the hedgehog.  Jace and Olivia are so good together, too.

Like the first book in this series, Hosed, we have an eclectic cast of characters who have a lot of heart. Happy Cat is small town life at its best. Don’t worry, though, if you haven’t read Hosed (and why  not??) the books are standalones and you won’t be lost if you read Hammered first.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Pippa Grant
Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to
escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning
toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading,
writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.

Lili Valente
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten
dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths
on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark
and lived to tell the tale. 
 
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut
water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

 

 

Hot Mess by R Linda

 

 

Title: Hot Mess
Series: Messy Love #1
Author: R. Linda
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 27, 2019
Blurb
There’s always that one girl who has all these dreams, yet she can’t reach them because she’s constantly tripping over her own two feet.
That’s me. I’m that girl. The unorganized, chaotic, hot mess.
 
I’m the struggling artist who refuses to give up my love for pizza just because society constantly shoves thin, perfectly toned bodies in my face saying that’s what women are supposed to look like.
 
Oh, and I’m filthy rich. On paper anyway. I can’t touch my trust fund just yet, so to get those nasty debt-collectors off my back I rent out the snazzy mansion my parents left me. 
 
Of course it has to be Tate Montgomery who moves in—the super sexy celebrity with three million, five hundred and twenty-six followers on Instagram. And of course I have to be the paint-covered walking disaster who falls for said famous tenant.
 
The problem? Tate and I, we’re not compatible…at all. He’s arrogant. I’m stubborn. It’s a train wreck waiting to happen.
 
Yet, I end up kissing him anyway.
 
Told you I was a mess.

 

My review:

This was a fun, easy read. Wren is an artist whose parents died unexpectedly and she can’t part with the house or their belongings, even though she is struggling to keep the bills paid. She finally decides to rent out the mansion while she lives in the pool house. Tate is a famous model who needs a place to lay low and let some bad publicity blow over.

Tate and Wren have incredible chemistry. Even their bickering is entertaining. Wren’s friend Eva is funny, too. I love Wren’s free spirit and ability to stand up for herself. Her joy in the simple things is very refreshing.

This is a low drama, angst-free fun book. It’s perfect for summer reading.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

 

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R. Linda
drinks wine and writes books.
A coffee
addicted, tattoo enthusiastic fangirl with a slight obsession for a particular
British boy band and solo artist, she is a writer of Contemporary YA/NA Romance
and Suspense, sometimes dabbling in Paranormal as well.
Renee lives
in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two sons. When not writing she can
often be found reading books to her children and cuddling up with them on the
couch to watch their favourite movies.
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Heat by Annie Dyer

Title: HEAT
Series: The Callaghan Green Series
Author: Annie Dyer
Genre: single dad, enemies to lovers, hot dad
Release Date: May 24, 2019

Steam isn’t just for the kitchen…
Hot headed, no social skills and she knew more swear words than a sailor. I was beginning to think I had a thing for my boss.
It didn’t matter that she barely knew the name of her employees or that she worked more hours than there were in a day running her restaurants, as soon as I knew she liked to dance, I wanted a taste of more than just her summer menu.
But what you want isn’t always what you get, and the courses fate had lined up weren’t guaranteed to be tasty.
 
Heat is a sexy single dad standalone in the Callaghan Green series.
Keep a fan handy.

My review

Simone is a Michelin-starred chef who owns two successful restaurants and is in the midst of opening up a third. She has kept the world – except for a very few friends – at arms’ length since her divorce five years previously, burying herself in her work. Jack is chef at one of her restaurants, single father to 15 year old Lauren.

A budding friendship and flirtation blossoms into so much more, but Jack and Simone each have their own baggage and insecurities. Not to mention a professional relationship that neither wants to tarnish.

I really loved this book. Simone has been through so much, and has closed herself emotionally to protect herself from further heartbreak. Jack has been a single father for 12 years, and looks after his brother from a distance. A threat to Simone brings them even closer together.

There is so much I liked here. The characters were well written. Lauren is incredible and I loved her relationships with both Jack and Simone. As the title implies, there is a lot of heat but there is also much heart and sweetness with a little mystery to round things out.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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