Every Little Thing by Jordan Bates

 

Title: Every Little Thing
Series: The Ink Well Chronicles #4
Author: Jordan Bates
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 29, 2020

Blurb
The first time I shook her hand, I knew she was the one.But my breath stalled when I grazed the cool metal on her finger and when I
looked down at that fucking ring, my heart stopped.

Now, she’s back in town and after five years, I had no idea what’d happened.
Instead of her husband standing by her side, holding her hand, there was a
little girl.

I wanted to know their story.

Because when it came to Melanie, I needed to know every little thing.

My review:

I wanted to love this book. The premise had SO much potential, and for the most part the story itself is good. I will say that I absolutely loved all the interactions between Jack and Amelia, Melanie’s daughter. The father/daughter day at her school was especially sweet and made me tear up a little.  I actually started out not liking Jack at all, but how he treated Amelia and Melanie won me over quickly.

Now for the rest.

I decided to just copy and paste my notes because it was my honest, raw reactions as I read.

Ch 1- Jack spent less than 5 minutes with Melanie five years ago and barely had a conversation beyond introductions. WTF is he thinking, deciding he’s in love with her and hasn’t dated since? That’s insane.

Then in chapter 2 – “I’m not sure it’s called feelings right now since I barely know her.” NO SHIT

Then turns around and says he’s going to prove to her that she wants him as badly as he wants her.

NO. They had one conversation five years ago, and her husband died suddenly a year ago leaving her with a daughter. SHE DOESN’T WANT HIM.

In the beginning, Jack had a bit of a stalker vibe to him. I cringed at almost all of his narration. And since with the exception of the first chapter, the book is told from his POV only, there was a lot to cringe about. Like I said before, he did grow on me after a while and won me over. But in the beginning I was pulling for Melanie to run and never look back.  Also, Max, her brother. Yeah I get the protective older brother thing, especially since they are close and he helped her through the death of her husband, but I hate the whole forbidding friends from dating the sister cliche. If the guy is that bad, why are you friends? Jack is supposedly his best friend of over a decade!

There are more, but those can be summarized easily. The editing in this book is, honestly, horrendous. I was letting it go because ARCs are almost always unedited, and I figured all the errors would be corrected before publishing. Then I reached the end and saw a paragraph thanking her amazing editor. I’m sorry, no. My fourth grader would catch these mistakes in a heartbeat – how did a professional editor miss this, unless it’s the author’s best friend and she doesn’t want to hurt feelings. And if that’s the case, someone else needs to be editing the books for her. Some examples: “dually noted” instead of duly noted. MANY instances of extra words being in the sentence that don’t make sense, or missing from the sentence, as if the sentence was highlighted and retyped but all the words didn’t get selected so they are still in the sentence. Several times the wrong word was used instead of the similarly-sounding correct word. Also lots of punctuation errors – the teacher was consistently referred to as “Miss. White,” apostrophes used for pluralization, random commas in sentences. There’s even grammatical errors in the excerpt below!

Another annoyance that kept taking me out of the story is the timeline. Five years ago Jack and Melanie meet when Jack’s mother is interviewing her for a job in California, where she is moving with her husband in a short time. Five years later she is back in Atlanta with a five year old daughter who didn’t exist before, and she wasn’t pregnant when they moved. And it’s referenced so many times – did no one do the math? Especially when Amelia turns six years old six months after they are back in Atlanta.

In short, if this book was re-edited, it would be so much better. The story itself is really sweet and worth reading for Jack and Amelia’s relationship alone. But the multitude of errors that should never have made it this far, and the horrible beginning, take a lot away from what could have been a great book.

Rating: ♥♥♥

 

 

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Excerpt
“I loved reading about Greek mythology the most when I was
in high school.”

I turned toward Melanie who was staring at me. I wondered how long she’d been
looking on or more so. How long ago did she move her chair to the side of the
table, so we were sitting next to each other, rather than across from each
other?

“I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology myself,” I respond.

“You are?” Melanie cocked her head to the side. A look of disbelief crossed her
face and I tried not to laugh.

“I am. I loved studying about it in college. I took a couple of Greek mythology
classes between History and Literature. I even took a Latin class as well. The
culture intrigues me.”

“Same here. Anything I can get my hands on I love to read or watch about.”

“If that’s the case, I have a comic I’d love to show you. It’s about Persephone
and Hades.”

Melanie quickly put her drink down and placed her hand over mine.

“Wait!” There was a stunned look on her face as she reached into her back
pocket, bringing her phone out. It was only seconds before she was shoving the
device in my face, showing me exactly what I’d been about to tell her.

“You mean Lore Olympus?!”

“Yeah,” I laughed at Melanie’s enthusiasm and when she pulled the phone away, I
saw a genuine smile plastered across her face as she looked at me.

“It’s one of my all-time favorite comics and it’s not just the story but the
illustrations as well. It’s just so cool to see the story come to life in a
different way than just words or even so, the way most people read about it.”

“Exactly. We can see these Gods in our time and see them be almost human for a
second. It’s quite a refreshing rendition to the Greek mythology world.”

“Did you see it was being optioned for a show too?!”

“I had not but that sounds exciting. I wonder if it will be animated the way it
is in the comics or if they are going to change it.”

“I hope they’d keep it the way it is but if anything, seeing that story come to
life would be amazing to watch.”

“I hope you wouldn’t make me watch it alone.”

It was a long shot but I stuck the comment out there in the open, hoping with
how this coffee date was going, Melanie would sink into the words and move this
in the direction I wanted it to go.

“Smooth move there, Jack.” She shook her head and leaned in closer to me, just
like she had at the bar. “I said this wasn’t a date.”

“Yet here you are in a dress, sitting next to me, giving me the smile I’ve been
so desperately wanting to get from you.”

“My smile?” She moved her hand to her lips and looked down at her drink.

I reached out, tucking my fingers under her chin and lifting her head up.

“You’re smile, Melanie.” I gave her a small smile myself. “Since I’ve known
you, I’ve never seen the smile you give others directed toward me. Now, you’ve
given me a smile that I’ve never seen you give anyone else.”

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Author Bio
Jordan Bates is an up and coming romance author from
Florida, who is determined to write loves that last and are true to everyone
who reads them.
Jordan graduated from UCF with a degree in English –
Creative Writing. She has been writing since her freshman year in high school,
where she finished her first and second book. Since then, she has pursued
writing poetry, young adult novels, and romance novels.
When she isn’t working or writing, you can find her looking
for inspiration among the forests, and finding all the new food to eat. Because
what’s better than writing? Eating an amazing burrito.

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Sweet On You by KC Enders

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Everything is absolutely perfect for Layla Dupree thanks to her
successful patisserie and Raleigh Jacobs isn’t happy with his temporary assignment in NYC. Find out
what happens for these two neighbors when you mix together bubbly and grumbly. Readers will want to
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Lyla Dupree
She’s a bubbly, sugary sweet pastry chef. Living her best life in the
Big Apple. Luxury apartment. Successful patisserie. Everything is great–better than great. It’s absolutely
perfect.

 

Raleigh Jacobs
He’s grumbly and growly–and so very out of his element–working
on a temporary assignment in NYC. He wants to do his job and get out. Back to the clean air in the
mountains near Denver.

 

Throw them together.
Mix things up.
Turn up the heat and what you get is, quite simply,
alarming.

 

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in
love.

My review:

This was a cute, quick read. Raleigh is in NYC temporarily for work, subletting an apartment in 425 Madison for his stay. Next door is Lyla, a pastry chef with a malfunctioning smoke alarm. Tired of watching Raleigh be constantly in a bad mood and either working or in the apartment, Lyla decides to befriend him and get him out of the building. They eventually give in to their mutual attraction, even knowing Raleigh is only there for a short time.

I loved the scenes with Matty. Raleigh as a dad was a whole other layer to his character that we wouldn’t have been shown otherwise. Lyla’s employee Sam the First was both hilarious and awful – perfect for a book but would drive customers away in real life! I also really liked that there was no big engagement or anything like that at the end of this novella. In some of the others in this series it doesn’t bother me, because the characters have know each other for years and have a history. They didn’t in this case and that type of ending wouldn’t have rang true for me. Especially with Raleigh being a single dad.

Two things did bother me about this book, however. First is that Lyla got to know so much about Raleigh, but at the end, even after their relationship had been going on for weeks, he didn’t even know where she was from. And secondly, all throughout the book Lyla kept referring negatively to her relationship with her mother. The brief snippet we got of a phone conversation between the two of them, however, was completely different than we had been led to believe. Which is great for them as characters, but there was zero resolution anywhere to make that believable. Overall, however, the book was enjoyable.

Rating: ♥♥♥1/2

Excerpt 
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The door next to me swings open, and a giant of lean muscle,
scruffy cheeks, and deep dark brown scowling eyes steps out into the hallway, startling
me.
With a really unladylike gasp, I stumble backward until my back hits
the doorjamb. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” I squeak. “You scared me. Welcome. Kent emailed me that he’d sublet
his place for a couple of months, though he didn’t tell me anything about you. Not that he needed to, I
mean, it’s none of my business, really. I’m Lyla Dupree, it’s lovely to meet you.” I thrust my hand out to
shake, but he just stares, so I let it fall back to my side.
I’m rambling, and I can’t seem to stop. It’s my thing when I’m
nervous, but my roommate Sasha tells me it comes off as bubbly and kind of sweet. From the look on
this guy’s face, though, I wonder if she’s just been blowing sunshine up my butt because he looks pissed.
And that just makes me even more nervous, so the bubbly word vomit continues.
“You picked an amazing place to live while you’re here in the city.
Where are you from? Somewhere out west, maybe? I mean, not that I know. I already told you that, so
it’s just a guess, but with the flannel and the beanie…” Dear Jesus, now would be a perfect time for me
to shut up. “Anyway, I just finished testing a new recipe, I’m a chef. I don’t know if Kent mentioned that
when you talked about the sublet, but he should have. I mean, I do pastries, and my roommate Sasha
does more of the real food. Oh my God, she makes the best mac and cheese, truly she’s amazing. Kent
said it was a good thing he had to leave for this temporary assignment in London. Something about
gaining weight if he lived next to us for too much longer. I don’t know, though, I think something might
have happened between him and Sasha, you know? They both kind of started acting funny and then the
next thing I know he’s taking a job in England for a year. But, whatever. Do you like sweets? Cakes,
cookies, pastries? Any food allergies I should know about?”

 

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The Beach by Sarah Linley

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It should have been paradise. But it turned into hell…

It was supposed to be the perfect trip. Four friends, fresh out of university, backpacking around Thailand. But among the sun, sea and sand, something went horribly wrong…

In the years since, Holly has tried hard to push memories of that terrible summer from her mind. Now a schoolteacher, she believes her life is finally coming together when she meets Tom and his adorable five-year-old son, Jack.

But then, Holly starts receiving anonymous messages, showing photos which Holly was sure she destroyed years ago. Someone clearly knows the truth about what really happened. The only question is, how far will they go to get revenge?

My review:

This book captured me from the beginning. We first meet Holly leaving her boyfriend Tom’s house, after a lunchtime tryst and quickly learn she’s a schoolteacher in their village. On her way back to the school she witnesses a girl fall into the river and rescues her. The incident brings up memories of a tragic trip after college, and the story is told in alternating timelines – both present day, and also eight years ago in college and five years ago backpacking through Asia on their grand summer trip.

Holly finds herself with a stalker, suddenly receiving messages from fake accounts or burner phones, deliveries, letters left at her house, yet she is afraid of the consequences of the truth coming out of what happened on that trip so she keeps it quiet.

One thing that was different about this book than most other suspense novels is that we know who the stalker is from the beginning. But yet we still feel that chilling feeling of not knowing, because we don’t know what happened that night either.

There is so much sadness in this book – the horrific night five years previously broke up a group of best friends, destroyed lives, and left more than one family grieving the loss of their child. Yet there is also goodness – Holly’s rescue of Samantha, a family in crisis getting the help they so desperately need, a boy abandoned by his mother finding maternal love again, the support of a good friend.

The book is very well written. The descriptions were vivid without being wordy and burdensome, just enough to make me envision the scenery, feel the rain and the cold – or the heat in the case of the backpacking trip flashbacks. Ms Linley did a wonderful job of bringing these characters to life, and even causing us to feel compassion and empathy with the antagonist.

But then that epilogue…

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Sarah Linley lives in Yorkshire and works as a Communications Manager for a housing charity.
She spent two years backpacking around South-East Asia with her husband. Their travels inspired her debut novel, The Beach.
When she is not writing, she enjoys walking in the Dales with her dad and his dog.

 

All Geek To Me by Allie York

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ALL GEEK TO ME

Allie York

Welcome to Words for Nerds, the best comic book shop in the south, and the next
series from Allie York! Noralee was the ultimate nerd, she owned a comic book shop to
prove it and Wyatt’s life couldn’t be more hectic with being a cop and father. Does Wyatt
have what it takes to be Noralee’s real-life superhero? Fans of Teagan Hunter’s Texting
series will nerd out for this single dad, hot and fun romantic comedy.

Title: All Geek To Me
Author: Allie York
Release Date: February 13, 2020
Publisher: self-published
Series: Words for Nerds #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

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Synopsis:

I, Noralee Reynolds, lead the ultimate nerd life. I own a comic shop, have a great group of
geeky friends to work with and wear a different cosplay every day. Since inheriting the family business I’ve had no time for a personal life of my own. Even if hosting a speed dating event makes me wish otherwise.

I, Wyatt Collins, lead a hectic life. As a single dad, I’ve only got time for two things – raising my son and being a cop. I wasn’t looking to cuff myself to anyone. Then I crossed paths with a nerdy comic shop owner who made me think twice.
Things are great until a little self-doubt has Noralee wanting to run away.

Can Wyatt convince her that he can be her real-life superhero?

My Review:

I adored this book. Noralee owns the comic book shop, Words For Nerds, that her parents founded and passed on to her once they retired. Wyatt is a cop responding to a robbery in the shop next door to Noralee’s. After a few encounters, both of them try to deny their attraction to the other. Noralee is happily single and not looking, and Wyatt is focused on his career and his four year old son Cruze. When the shop hosts a speed dating event,  Noralee makes a bet with her friends that he won’t show up. But he does. He SO shows up for her, in every way.

This book is full of amazing nerd references – Noralee dresses up as Captain Mal! She watches  Doctor Who every single night to go to sleep! And btw Wyatt gets sucked in exactly the same way I did several years ago.

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She dresses up as all her fandoms and OWNS it. Both characters are so relatable, but I really connected with Noralee. And we can’t forget her friends, twins Greer and Tuesday, and Rae, a video game streamer. Seriously, these are my people. The chemistry between Wyatt and Noralee is amazing, and her clumsiness puts them into the most hilarious situations.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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“I’ll speed date if you need me, but I’d rather not. You three are the ones who need to find men. Aren’t you lonely?” Greer hasn’t heard from Neal in four days and we all know it, but none of us have the heart to be mean to her about it. It’s not worth her heartbreak.
“Me? Lonely?” I look at all three of them. “I can’t get rid of any of you long enough to be lonely.”
“Oh whatever. I saw you fall all over that cop. Literally.” Tuesday tosses her hair over her
shoulder.
“She isn’t wrong.” Greer gives me a look that says she’s on to me.
“No lies detected.” Rae pushes her glasses up on her nose with her forearm so her fingers can be used for whatever she’s playing on her phone.
“Oh! What if he comes to speed dating?” Tuesday straightens and grins like the Cheshire Cat.
“I can guarantee that he isn’t coming to speed dating at a comic shop.” I roll my eyes and lean to shut off the computer for the night. It’s almost closing time and everyone has cleared out except for a few lingering kids in the comic club. “There is no way he’s single,” I add stupidly. I should have just denied the fact that I think he is the hottest man I’ve seen outside a Marvel movie… or Aquaman.
“So, you admit that you want to check out what’s under that uniform?” Rae stops looking at her phone and blows another bubble.
“He’s been here three times now. What if he did come? Would you do it?” Greer crosses her arms over her chest and stares me down.
I am so sure of myself that I hold up my Mocking Jay salute. “If Officer Collins shows up, I’ll not only participate, but I’ll also buy you all drinks when we go out Saturday night.” There is no way in hell that man would ever show up for speed dating, much less at Words for Nerds.

About the author

Allie is a mom, wife, and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, coffee, and anything cute and furry
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His Last Ride by Marcie Shumway

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His Last Ride
Marcie Shumway

From small towns to the big city, Payton and Cody are not the same people they once
were. They will need to decide if what is between them is worth fighting for. Can a
childhood friendship become so much more? Readers will want to saddle-up with this
childhood friends romance from Marcie Shumway. The 425 Madison series is back with
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Cody
She was my childhood friend. The one person outside of my family that I could always count on.
Fate drew us apart, but when my life was turned upside down, it brought us back together. And, much like when we were kids, she made it right again.
Payton had a way of soothing more than just the wounds that were skin deep.
There’s one small problem, I’m not sure that I want to be just her friend anymore.

Payton
He was my childhood friend. The one who always accepted me for me.
For years, I didn’t realize my life was missing anything and, then Cody came back into it.
Just like when we were kids, he brought all the pieces back together. He made me feel things I didn’t know I could feel. How can I be his friend when I want so much more?

I won’t be his buckle bunny.

Adjusting to very different lives, Cody and Payton need to decide if what is between them is worth fighting for. From small towns to the big city, they’re not the same people they once were.

Can a childhood friendship become so much more?
Only time will tell.

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love!

My review:

Payton and Cody are childhood friends, spending summers together when Payton visits her grandmother. In high school, though, her parents send her away to a boarding school and they lose touch. Cody has followed his dream but loses his career in an instant and moves to NYC, getting an apartment in 425 Madison. Serendipitously, his friend and Payton’s roommate are dating and try to set up the two of them, not knowing they already knew each other.

These two have such a sweet relationship. They both had feelings for each other as teens, but were too afraid to act on it. Now as adults, they are all in but both have baggage from the years apart. He has a crazy, semi-famous ex who is desperate to be a star. She has issues from a lifetime of neglectful, unemotional parents.

This book was very enjoyable. I liked their friends Brian and Des as well. I’m hoping their story will be told too, because I’d love to read it.  And the grandmothers in the book are adorable!

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Excerpt

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“Come on, slowpoke!” I yelled at the brown-haired fifteen-year-old girl following me.
“Your legs are longer than mine, jerk,” she retorted on a huff. “Slow down.”
I turned and checked on her, she was climbing the hill easily behind me. Her face was
flush from our run up the lower portion, and her blue eyes sparkling. She looked more relaxed then I’d seen her all summer. Normally, Payton, or Pay as I called her, was as laid back as they came. This summer for some reason when she’d shown up, she’d been different. More reserved.
“If we don’t hurry, we’re going to miss it,” I chided, reaching my hand out for hers.
She looked up, and when she saw my hand, her cheeks turned a darker shade of pink. I
shook it with a ‘take it’ look on my face, with a roll of her eyes, she did intertwining our fingers. I picked up the pace again and brought her along with me.
A minute later, we reached the top and plopped down on the large rock. She broke the
connection of our hands and sat on hers. I missed it instantly, but let it go. As we’d gotten older, the simple things we used to do together turned a little weird. I wasn’t sure why. We were friends.
“I’m going to miss this,” she whispered wistfully, taking in the landscape.

We were sitting at the top of a hill that overlooked some of the pastures on my
grandparent’s property. It gave us the perfect view of the mountains and the sunset. On the last day of the summer, we would come up here and sit. We had flashlights in our backpacks for the walk back.
“Me too,” I agreed. “But there is always next summer.”
Payton had been coming to visit her grandmother every summer since she was five. The
two of us clicked immediately. Our grandmothers started this tradition of bringing us up here, we continued it on our own when we turned ten. Swearing we didn’t need them to babysit us. Since it was only a mile from one of the barns on our property, they hadn’t argued.
“Right,” she sighed sadly.
“Something you aren’t telling me?”
“Not that I know of,” Pay replied. “Mom is just acting weird when I bring up coming
back. Told Gram we would talk about it later.”
My breath caught. The idea of not seeing her made my chest hurt. I counted on summers
with Payton. Sure, I had friends in school, but there was something about her. I didn’t have to put on an act. I could just be me with her.
The sunset that night was beyond amazing. Purples, pinks, reds, and oranges swirled
together, putting on a show that I’d never forget. When the colors started to fade and the sun started to dip below the mountain in front of us, I felt Pay slide her hand back into mine. I looked over and saw tears leaving trails down her face. Squeezing her hand, I faced forward again and put up a silent prayer; this wouldn’t be the last time we did this.

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Marcie Shumway is a small-town girl, born and raised in Maine. She resides with her high school sweetheart on a family-owned farm just miles from where she grew up. Her hubby and their four furbabies are her first loves, but they are followed closely by her writing, apple pie, and chocolate.
Marcie started writing short stories in middle school for her classmates to enjoy. They were always love stories with happy endings and spurred her dream of being a published author.
Chasing that dream as an adult, she continues to write stories for her readers to love. An avid reader herself, Marcie thrives on the books of her favorite authors and when not writing, can be found curled up in her favorite spot with a good book in hand.
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Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

This season will feature some new authors as well as some of season one’s favs. Back for
season two is Allie York, Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Aubree Valentine, Lauren Helms, and Katy Ames. Plus a warm welcome to KC Enders, and Marcie Shumway!
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Puck Performance by Alley Ciz Review + Giveaway

 

Title: Puck Performance
Series: BTU Alumni #4
Author: Alley Ciz
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Release Date: February 10, 2020

Blurb
All’s fair in love and potatoes
Melody Brightly
Broadway Star.
Pink hair.
A smile that hits me harder than a slap shot.
Terrible taste in hockey teams.
Full of secrets.
The one woman I fail to defend my heart against
Jase Donnelly
Defenseman.
Charming.
Sexy as puck.
Makes my hormones give a standing ovation.
The one guy I can never be with, but can’t stay away from.
Our sexy as puck hero may have helped name The Coven but he’s about to meet his match in PUCK PERFORMANCE—BTU Alumni #4. He might exaggerate so much he’ll end up in the sin bin and there’s a chance she’ll burst into song, but they’ll have you laughing and speaking in shouty capitals. No potatoes were harmed in this HEA-guaranteed interconnected stand-alone.

My review:

Each book in this series gets better and better. Jase is twin brother of Jordan from the first book, Power Play. Being surrounded by his sister and their group of friends, both male and female, gives Jase a bit of a reputation, even though these women are like more sisters to him. Melody is put off by what she thinks is a player, but can’t deny her feelings for Jase. Jase is captivated from their first meeting. Their banter is funny and adorable and these two together are fire. But Melody has a big secret, and she doesn’t think they will survive its revelation.

If you haven’t read the other books in this series (and you should, especially if you have Kindle Unlimited!) there’s no need to worry about being lost. There is a handy list of text handles/nicknames in the beginning and you quickly learn who is who in the story. This is a large, crazy, loving family of their own creation. The Coven is one of my favorite things in a book, ever. Jase and Melody’s story is a perfect addition to this series and I can’t wait to read more.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
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Author Bio
Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances. She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb
lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair
she totally loves him a lot. 
When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be
found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances? 
Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff. She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.
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Doughn’t Let Me Go by Teagan Hunter

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DOUGHN’T LET ME GO
Slice Book 3
By Teagan Hunter
Release Date: February 6

It was just supposed to be one night.
No kissing. No feelings. A wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am tangle in the sheets and we go our own ways.

Only it’s a small town, and I was bound to run into the irresistible Porter Jones again.
I just didn’t expect it to be at my job interview…which he’s conducting.
Now the live-in nanny to his adorable seven-year-old daughter, I’m doing my best to avoid falling for his charms.

Except it’s much harder than either of us anticipated.
What’s a few romps between friends?
No kissing. No feelings. Just fun.
Sounds simple, right?

Right…

My review:

There is a very short list of authors whose books I will buy every single time, no matter what. Teagan Hunter is one of those and this book, Book 3 in her Slice series, does not disappoint.
We “met” Porter briefly in Book 2, I Knead You Tonight when he is in town visiting his friends, although we didn’t get to know anything about him then.

Porter is a dedicated single father to 7 year old Kyrie, who is freaking amazing. Seriously, I love that kid. Dory (not like the fish, thank you very much) is working hard to support herself and pay for college. She loves kids and wants to be a social worker. The nanny position would change her life in the best way possible. Of course things get complicated 🙂

This book was so very good. Highlights: Chapter 12. The entire chapter. Cha Cha Slide. Porter shopping in a tiara. Foster being an amazing uncle. Every word that came out of Kyrie’s mouth. Porter as a dad. Pancake Wednesdays.

This is another fantastic installment in the Slice series and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Also I really want some of these specialty pizzas that *need* to exist in my life.

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/31aBcL1
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Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3aZhOoK
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/38T0dwT
Free in KU

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About the Author:

I’m a Missouri-raised gal, but currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband and 9-year-old dog. I spend my days begging him for a cat, and I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.

Writing is my passion, and this is just the beginning of my journey.

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➜ WEBSITE www.teaganhunterwrites.com
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