Scoring the Keeper’s Sister by Delancey Stewart

 

Title: Scoring the Keeper’s Sister

Series: Mr. Match #1

Author: Delancey Stewart
Genre: Sexy Sport Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Blurb
ERICA:  
Signing up for a matchmaking service was not my idea. But when Andrew the hand model dumped me, my brother suggested I try Mr. Match. And I figured it couldn’t hurt–as it was, I’d never get away from meathead moron soccer players (since my brother plays keeper for the South Bay Sharks and I manage PR for the team.) 
But Mr. Match is a moron too because he matched me with a guy I see at work every day. A guy who has a different girl on his arm at every turn. And a soccer player. Fernando Fuerte, the “Fuerte Fire,” is one guy I can assure you is NOT my match. 
FERNANDO:
Getting girls is not a problem. Getting girls who care about something besides my status as the South Bay Sharks star striker, my salary, and my social status? Yeah. That’s the problem. So when my buddy Max tells me he’s actually Mr. Match–the secret proprietor of San Diego’s hottest matchmaking app, I let him convince me to try it. 
And Erica Johnson is not actually a bad match–only she doesn’t seem to agree. And then there’s the small matter of her being in the middle of trying to save the team (and me) when the owner’s ex brings to light some, ahem, unsavory accusations about me… and then there’s her enormous and disapproving twin brother…and there’s something about cheese, too. 
But if I have my way? Erica will definitely be my match. 

My review:

This was a fun book. Fernando is a professional soccer player who has a reputation as a player, but it’s all an act. He takes care of his mother and helps with the kids’ soccer team that gave him his start in the sport. Erica is the team’s PR person and twin sister of one of Fernando’s teammates. They seem to have a mutual dislike of each other. When they are matched by the Mr Match dating site, they both balk at the idea. Then when Fernando is falsely accused in a scandal involving the team owner’s ex wife, Erica has to fix the problem.

I did enjoy this book. I especially loved Fernando’s relationship with his mom, and Erica’s closeness with her brother. They have the same “us against the world” bond after a family tragedy. Erica and Fernando have a good connection, too. Once they stop making assumptions about each other, they bring out the best in each other. I was so disappointed when this book ended! I am looking forward to more in this series for sure.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Author Bio
Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes romantic fiction
with humor and heart.
Stewart has lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns. She’s been a
pharmaceutical rep, a personal trainer and a wineseller.

A wife and the mother of two small boys, her current job titles include pirate
captain, monster hunter, Lego assembler and story reader. She tackles all these
efforts at her current home outside Washington D.C.

 

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A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico by CE Flores

AtoZ2019BookTourToday I’m reviewing another book for the A to Z Challenge Book Review Tour – A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico by CE Flores This book is different than most books I read. This is a fairly fast read, with 26 different chapters each describing a type of disaster and how to survive. The main idea of the book is that the rural Mexican community of La Yacata is the best place to survive any disaster, so all the chapters conclude with reasons why La Yacata fits the need.

The disasters outlined range from the common – blizzard, drought, hailstorm, wildfire – to the absurd. I highly doubt we are in danger of a zombie apocolypse or a UFO invasion. Political upheaval is responsible for a few of the chapters so some of these are plausible, too.

The book contains many good ideas for emergency preparedness, something that many families lack. Some are common sense, some are things most people don’t think of until it is too late. Many of the chapters also have brief history lessons that were interesting.

While I normally would not have read this type of book since I am not even remotely a “prepper,” I did learn of some things our family can implement to be better prepared for emergencies that could happen in our area. And while it is not feasible for everyone to travel to La Yacata to survive an apocalyptic scenario (especially since a larger population would destroy most of the reasons why it is a good place to survive a disaster), the book does give insight as to what types of environments are potentially safer than others if someone was worried about that sort of thing.

 

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Author Name: C.E. Flores

Year the book was published: 2018
Age category: Adult
Book’s genre: Non-Fiction
Book’s title: A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico
Brief description of the book:
The A to Z reasons why La Yacata is the Best Place to be in Any Disaster discusses common natural and man-made crisis situations found in Mexico. Not only will you read about which disasters you may encounter while in Mexico but you will learn strategies to both prepare and survive these SHTF incidents. Armed with this information you will be better able to determine if Mexico is your ultimate bug-out destination when things go bad in the U.S.
Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was “given life”?
Seemed like a fun thing to do!
Why did you start blogging?
To share my adventures since moving to Mexico.
Any other books coming out soon?
Yes, there are several in the works.
What other books do you have available? 
Brief tip on writing: 
Do something interesting to write something interesting.
Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
Mexico is a hard country to live in. These are common disasters that a little preparation might be in order.
How is this book different from others in your genre?
Thank you for asking! While it shares some similarities with other Prepping books, my book is focused on common disasters or events that could happen in Mexico, which aren’t covered in your typical Prepper book. Additionally, since our family lives in Mexico, the book includes information about how we personally have prepared (or not) for each disaster along with general survival tips.
What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
I have several books in the Surviving Mexico series to complete this year.
As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read? 
interest in the topic, relevancy to my life
What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What is the one most basic survival tip you have for living in Mexico?
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Cover Reveal: A Model Fiance by Nikky Kaye

 

 

Title: A Model Fiancé
Author: Nikky Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creation

 Release Date: March 14, 2019

Blurb

 

There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t ask Audrey to pretend to be
my fiancée. For a start:
1.    She’s my best friend’s sexy little sister.
2.    She’ll have to travel around the world with me.
3.    The paparazzi will eat her alive.
4.    So will I. 
But I also have a million followers on social media who think we’re
already engaged, and there are millions of dollars at stake. 
So what have I got to lose?

 

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Excerpt
I sighed heavily as I freed my toes from the death trap heels. “Men have it so easy. You don’t have to put up with this kind of torture. No hair, no make-up to do.”
Dev shrugged. “What can I say? I roll out of bed looking like this.”
My mouth went dry as I pictured him rolling out of bed. In my imagination, he was
wearing a lot less than he was now. 
By the time we reached the door to my room, I realized I was running out of time to proposition him. I dropped my shoes to rummage through my purse for the key card. Didn’t I just have it, to show the
guard at the elevator bank? Yeesh.
Dev waited patiently beside me. He even bent down to pick up my shoes for me. The movement of his head near my waist made me pause. Gah.
Trying to ignore the tingling feeling in my stomach, I kept searching. Blindly
I felt a few things, but funnily enough I couldn’t find my card—or my courage.
Oh wait, there it was. It was in the side pocket, along with a ton of sexual tension.
I cleared my throat and tried to sound casual. “Uh, do you want to come in? We could
catch up… or something?”
“Audrey.”
Something in his voice made me look up from the depths of my bag. His eyes were like obsidian in the light lining the never-ending corridor. When he stepped closer,
my back went up against my door.
“Forget I asked,” I murmured.
He ran his thumb over my jaw, and I reflexively tilted my head up to him. He said my name again, his voice even rougher and deeper than before. My bare toes curled
against the carpet.
Still buried in my bag, my hand closed around my key. I was running out of time.
Without really thinking about it, I popped up on my tiptoes and pressed a kiss
to the beard-roughened space between the corner of his mouth and his jaw.
“Thanks for the escort.”
Somehow he moved even closer, because as I went back down on my heels, I found myself flat against the door and his body pressed against mine. It was hot and hard and… oh!
“Audrey?”
“Hmmm?” Was this like Beetlejuice? If he said my name three times in a row, would I come? I looked up to see him lick his lips. He didn’t need his body to pin me to the door—his gaze did the job well enough.
“Give me your damn key,” he growled.

 

 

Author Bio
Nikky Kaye writes funny, sexy romance about sassy women in fabulous shoes and the alpha heroes who sweep them off their feet.
In real life, Nikky has dipped her toe in a lot of careers, but her twin boys always
come first. When not writing, you may find her brandishing puns and power
tools, or wandering through the dollar stores of western Canada.
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Flirting With The Frenemy by Pippa Grant Cover Reveal + Giveaway

 

 

Title: Flirting with the Frenemy
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: Lori Jackson

Photo: Wander Aguiar

 Release Date: March 1, 2019

Blurb

 

Mission: Survive my best friend’s wedding, where I must play
nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend.
Strategy: Bring the hottest fake boyfriend on the planet.
Target: Grady Rock. Master Baker. Dimples. Muscles. The
unicorn of fake boyfriends.
Complication: Wyatt Morgan. My brother’s best friend. My
sworn enemy. Military man. Sexy as hell single dad. The man I let into my
panties for one night of hot hate sex after my ex dumped me before my life fell
apart. 
And the man who just scared off that perfect fake boyfriend.
By pretending to be my real boyfriend.
I can roll with this though. What’s the harm in Flirting
with the Frenemy if it helps me get the job done?
Complete my mission and move on.
Or so I thought.
Until Wyatt kisses me again and I start feeling things
I shouldn’t.
The thing about weddings…nothing ever goes as planned.
Flirting with the Frenemy is a rollicking fun romantic
comedy featuring a single dad military man, an irritatingly attractive blast
from his past, pirates, cursing parrots, and a wedding gone wild. It stands
alone with no cheating or cliffhangers
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Author Bio
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.

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Blog Tour: Text Me Baby One More Time by Teagan Hunter

I am so excited about TEXT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME, a new laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy from Teagan Hunter. Be sure to grab your copy today!

Read my review here

About TEXT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME

I love you, he said.
Forever, he said.
Turns out, he lied.

When he leaves me high and dry after a cross-country move, I push him out of my life as much as I can, which is hard to do when the guy who broke your heart also happens to be the most famous dude in town.

After a disastrous year, he’s aiming to rehab his reputation, and I just so happen to be aiming for a promotion at the paper.

So, we strike a deal, and it’s a win-win all around.

Besides, what’s the harm in a few dates to charity galas anyway?

He’s arrogant, a total jerk. There’s no way I’ll fall for him…again.

I used to love him. Now I hate him…I think.

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EXCERPT

Cinnamon. He smells like cinnamon. I fucking love cinnamon.

“It’s my gum,” he says, and I realize I’ve said it out loud.

Shit.

I don’t realize he’s reached out to me until his fingertips graze softly over my exposed hip, the touch causing me to jump.

“Does it hurt?”

“Huh?”

“The bruise—does it hurt? I saw you hit your hip on the corner of your desk when you attacked me.”

I glance down at where his fingers are resting against my skin, and for the first time, I notice there’s a purple mark forming. He’s right, I did hit my hip, but I was so caught up in the moment that I didn’t care. Then during the hour-long car ride here, I was so focused on trying not to stare at him in his insanely hot baseball cap that I stared at my phone the whole time and forgot my hip was throbbing.

“I forgot about it. I didn’t realize it was starting to bruise.”

“You’ll have to save this dress for one of our later events so it can heal.”

I find his gaze again and turn my face toward his. He’s no longer staring at my hip. His swirling green and brown eyes are locked onto my own.

“You look beautiful, Denver.”

There’s something in the way he says it, something that grabs at my heart and tugs on the strings. I don’t know if it’s the way he uses my full name—something he hardly ever does—or if it’s the fire in his eyes that’s sending his words straight into my chest.

“I…”

My lips are his sole focus now. I could recite the phone book for him and I don’t think he’d ever look away. Worse? I don’t think I’d want him to.

“How’d you know?”

“What?”

“How’d you know this dress was going to be the one?”

With reluctance, he draws his eyes up to mine.

“If you think for a second that while you spent the last five years hating me, I’ve been blind to your body…” His hand trails down my hip, dipping way too close to my ass.

God do I hate that I want him to keep going.

“To these curves…” He moves his touch upward, his fingertips teasing me at the base of my back. “To your sheer fucking beauty…”

Light, feathery touches dance up my spine. Goose bumps break out along my skin, though I don’t think he notices.

I don’t realize he’s inched me closer to him with each dance of anticipation along my body until I feel his arousal pressed against my thigh.

His fingers curl around my neck, the touch hard and soft and everything I never knew I wanted, particularly from him.

“I’m not blind, especially when it comes to you, Bucky.”

I watch as his mouth descends toward mine, and I do nothing to stop him.

“Oh, miss! That one is stunning ! The young man has a good eye. He—”

The saleswoman pops up out of nowhere just before our mouths make contact.

Thank god.

“Oh my, I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt, Mr. Clark. I-I—”

Shep pulls away, unwinding his arm from around my back, and I miss his warmth more than I’ve ever missed anything in my entire life.

I take three healthy steps away from him, smoothing down the front of my unwrinkled dress, and try to get my breathing back to normal, refusing to look over at him for fear I’ll try to climb my way back into his arms.

Treacherous body.

 

Don’t miss the other books in the Texting series!

Let’s Get Textual | I Wanna Text You Up | Can’t Text This | Text Me Baby One More Time

 

About TEAGAN HUNTER

TEAGAN HUNTER is a Missouri-raised gal, but currently lives in North Carolina with her US Marine husband, where she spends her days begging him for a cat. She survives off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. She enjoys cold weather, buys more paperbacks than she’ll ever read, and never says no to brownies. For more information, please visit http://www.teaganhunterwrites.com.

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Nice and Easy by Erin Nicholas

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Nice and Easy, an all-new sexy standalone in the Boys of the Big Easy series from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas available now!

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A hot firefighter who just wants to take care of her and her little boy? Sign her up.

Moving in with him and his little girl who already has a huge chunk of her heart? Very nice.

Roommates with benefits? Yes, please.

Convincing this take-charge alpha to let her take care of him too? That’s not going to be as easy.

My review:

This was an okay book. Lexi and Caleb are both single parents who have an arrangement to watch each other’s kids while the other is working (she’s a nurse, he’s a firefighter). They have chemistry and attraction, but Caleb recognizes the power difference between them and doesn’t want to take advantage of that, and Lexi thinks he doesn’t see her that way.

I liked this book fine, but didn’t love it. I will say one part that made me laugh out loud was Caleb and his friends starting a book club to figure out what their women wanted – it was adorable and so funny. There were some poignant moments, too. Caleb is realizing that Shay will have some long term disabilities and struggles and he has to reconcile that reality with the one he thought she would have.

Caleb and Lexi as a couple didn’t quite resonate with me, though. I think it’s because despite Caleb stating many times that he and Lexi never really talked outside briefing on the kids when they’d trade off, and not knowing much about her life outside the four of them, they both went straight to the “I love you”s almost as soon as they decided to give a relationship a try. They literally hadn’t done anything outside Caleb’s house together without the kids with them, not counting the single parent support group.

Bottom line: It’s fine. I won’t reread it but I don’t feel like I lost a couple hours of my life. I am interested in the next book in the series, though. I liked the brief interaction we saw between those two characters in this book and I think their book will be really good.

Rating: ♥♥♥

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Excerpt:

Lexi could feel Caleb’s breath on her lips, and his bunched muscles under her palm were hot and hard. She stared at his mouth. He stared at hers. And she decided that if he wasn’t going to look at her breasts, looking at her mouth like he was starving and she was a grilled BLT—his favorite food in the world—was just fine with her.

Being compared, even in her own head, to a grilled BLT might not seem sexy, but in her mind, it so was. Caleb devoured those sandwiches. He’d do almost anything for one. He made sexy moaning sounds when he first tasted them. And he’d proclaimed that hers were the best he’d ever tasted. Yeah, put that way, along with the schnapps still coating her brain, it was strangely sexy.

“Caleb.”

She watched his pupils dilate and his jaw clench.

Her hand went to the front of his shirt and she bunched it in her fists, watching his eyes. He didn’t try to stop her. Then she tugged, urging him forward.

And he came, the hand next to her hip pressing into the mattress as she tipped her head to one side. Their lips touched. Softly. Briefly. But she felt it all the way to her bones. Heat, want, relief. She suddenly had to have more. She made a little almost-a-sob sound and licked her tongue along his lower lip.

“Lex.”

Her name was more of a groan than a word. It was the sexiest thing she’d ever heard.

“Caleb,”she breathed.

Then the next groan became the sexiest thing she’d ever heard. It was a combination of hunger and resignation, and she felt like he’d just set her nerve endings on fire.

Suddenly, Caleb’s hand came up to cup the back of her head, his fingers diving into her hair. And he took over.

His mouth opened over hers and his tongue stroked deep and hot. Every glide of his tongue felt as though he was running a finger over her clit. Some were firmer, some softer, some longer, some shorter, and her need ratcheted up with each one.

She ran her hands over his chest to his shoulders and up the sides of his neck, loving the hard muscles and the heat under her palms. Then she slid her hands down his sides to the bottom of his shirt. She slipped her hands underneath, moaning as she met hot, bare skin. He sucked in a quick breath and she smiled against his lips, loving having an effect on him.

And suddenly she was on her back and Caleb was moving over her. Her hands slid to his back, the muscles there bunching as he braced himself above her, still kissing her like it was his job. Instinctively, she slid her legs apart and he settled between them. The comforter was between them, but she felt him hard and hot and deliciously heavy against her. The feel of his cock pressed against her made her ache. She’d done that to him. She’d made him hard.

Hallelujah.

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About Erin Nicholas

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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Sing It, Sam by Jennifer Ryder Review + Giveaway

 

 

Title: Sing It, Sam
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 12, 2019

Blurb
Jane Rhynehart has a cosy shack in the pumpkin-obsessed town of Willow Creek, and a new job—if only she was able to write like the other women in the local writers’ group. But how can Jane write the perfect romance when she’s never experienced love? After a lengthy stay in hospital, budding singer and songwriter Sam Marshallends up as a resident in Willow Creek Nursing Home. Jane soon becomes his
guiding light. But how can he be a man for her when he relies on so many others
day-to-day?

Will Sam turn out to be the perfect muse to help Jane write her epic romance?
Will Jane be the one to teach Sam how to truly live? Does love truly know no
barriers?

 

My review:

This was a beautiful story. When Jane starts her job as activities coordinator at a nursing home, she is shocked to find that the resident of room 10 is close to her age. Sam is known for being surly and uncooperative, and keeping to himself in his room. Jane makes it her mission to get him out of his room and socializing with other people. They develop a friendship, and slowly fall in love.

I truly loved this book. Jane is an incredible person – she loved her job of bringing life and happiness to all the residents of the nursing home. Sam really responds to her and opens up about his recovery and his plans before his illness and what he can do going forward. They have a special relationship, a real once in a lifetime kind of love. Jane also helps mend the relationship between Sam and his brother Ben.

This is a book you definitely need to read. Not only is it an incredible love story, it is an eye opening book on life in a resident nursing home that many of us don’t see.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Excerpt
I link my fingers behind Sam’s neck. “He cares about you, Sam.” 
“I’m tryin’ to move forward, get somewhere, be somebody. I just feel like he’s holding me back.”
I look down at our feet and back up to meet his frown. “You seem to be moving ahead just fine to me.” 
“I’m no ballroom dancer.”
I press my lips against his. I delight in a long-lasting kiss until Sam moans in the back of his throat. Reluctantly, I pull back. “Then lucky for the both of us, because I
don’t want a dancer. I want you.”
The song finishes, but we continue to sway, locked tight in each other’s arms. The young girl nods to Shaun and walks offstage as a lady with wild ginger hair in a ruffled denim dress and cowgirl boots takes her place. The woman, who looks to be in her forties, adjusts the microphone to her height, and then plucks the strings of a
mandolin. Her voice crackles as she sings about writing a song, and her tears.
Sam’s arms stiffen around me. “Of all the frickin’ songs, she picks this one by Willie Nelson?”
The lady continues on about sad songs and waltzes. It’s kind of depressing. Ironic, really. I shift my arms around Sam’s waist. 
“I hate country music,” he growls in my ear. 
“The song’s not that bad,” I lie. 
Sam’s mouth moves to my ear. The heat of his breath sends a flood of warmth to my lower belly. “I just wanted this one moment. She’s killin’ me.” 
I tighten my hold around him. “Forget about her.”
Sam grinds his teeth. “How can I? It’s all I can hear.” 
“Then listen to me instead.” I press one hand to the centre of his chest. “We made it, Sam. We made it here to this very spot.”
A lazy smile curls at his mouth. “Now’s not the time to make me weak at the knees, Janie.”

Author Bio

Jennifer Ryder is a bestselling author of the Spark Series and Surfers Way Series. She loves to write about boys on dirt bikes, detectives and strong females who
aren’t afraid to fight for what they want.
Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best
of city and country. Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration,
and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don’t see fences as barriers, keep
life more than interesting.

 

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