Monday, January 24, 2022

RELEASE BLITZ & 5 STAR REVIEW: Temptation (Temptation #1) by T.K. Leigh

It was supposed to be a typical business trip to Hawaii.

During the day, I’d promote the new location of my bakery. At night, I’d relax on the lanai while sipping a glass of wine.

But that all changes when I meet him.

Sexy. Intriguing. Haunted.

And easily fifteen years younger than me.

I should walk away. The last thing I need after turning forty is a middle-age crisis in the form of an Australian Adonis.

But something keeps drawing me back to him. 

So I make a proposition.

One week. No last names. No expectations.

It’s the perfect plan…

Until I learn the true identity of my vacation fling.

They say temptation can be dangerous.

I didn’t realize it could be so deadly. 


My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.

I absolutely LOVE Julia and Lachlan! This is an older woman, younger man story and it's delicious! The two meet on the beach after Julia gets stung by a jelly fish. He gives here some tips on how to deal with the sting and they go their separate ways. 

Of course their paths cross again and that leads to a no strings attached, week of sexy times. They even give each other fake first names. Julia needs to let loose and Lachlan is more than willing to help her out. It takes a little time for her to get over the idea of hooking up with someone much younger than her, but once she does....WHEW! Their chemistry was off the charts, in and out of the bedroom. The two of them just connected on a level that surprised both of them. I just love them so much!

I am so happy that TK is giving us Julia's story! We met her in the Possession Duet (reading that isn't necessary to read this series, but it is definitely worth the read) and without giving anything away, I will say is that Julia definitely deserves a happily ever after. 

This book does end on a cliffhanger! So if that is not your thing, I would wait until the whole series is out. I cannot wait for the next installment! 

About T.K. Leigh

T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or keeping her daughter entertained.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Just About Over You by Carrie Aarons

What’s the worst thing you could hear your best friend, who you’ve always secretly been in love with, say? That would be telling another girl he could envision her being his wife.

I just about died when Gannon Raferty, the boy who used to borrow my pencils in elementary school, said that to the lead of the reality dating show he was cast on. Though he didn’t win her heart, he’s now a bona fide sensation when he returns to our college and moves back into the off-campus house we share.

The torch I carry for him has always been one-sided; I’m head-over-heels, soulmate-level into him while he views me as a lovable kid sister. So I decide this school year will be the one where I move on, where I finally attempt to open my heart to another. After all, if he can make declarations of undying love to someone he just met, but not to me, that’s the biggest wake-up call I could ever receive.

Until one night early on in the semester, when we accidentally sleep together. Because of course he’s going to confess his feelings now, when I was ready to give up on there ever being an us.

But just as Gannon starts admitting exactly what I’ve always wanted to hear, I get devastating news. And suddenly, I don’t want to risk losing him as a best friend. I’ve already lost too many people I love, and am on the brink of adding one more to that list.

If our romance goes south, I don’t how I’ll ever come back from it. Not only the crushing heartbreak, but the fact that we can never go back to how we were again.

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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

We met Gannon and Amelie in Then You Saw Me and I was very intrigued by their story. They have been friends since they were kids and as far as Amelie is concerned, their relationship is one of unrequited love, but they always remained best friends. When Gannon, who has always wanted fame and success (we find out in this book that it is for really good reasons) ends up on a dating reality show, Amelie's heart gets broken. But now Gannon is back and things are about to get interesting. 

I really enjoyed this book! I honestly wasn't sure how Gannon and Amelie's relationship was going to play out. And with them being in college, there was a real possibility that there would be lots of drama, but that's not exactly how things played out.

Going in, I wasn't sure if I would like Gannon. In the previous book, he's not painted in the best light, but of course he turns out to be a wonderful guy. He truly cares about Amelie and when things got tough, he stepped up and was the person she needed. A big change from the person I thought we were going to get. 

If you like the friends to lovers trope, this is definitely worth a read!

(TW: cancer) 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Put Me in Detention by Meghan Quinn

"You got married on your divorce-cation?"

That would unfortunately be correct.

I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.

Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.

On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn't fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.

But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.

I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.

That's right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.

Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.


My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

I've always liked Cora and I'm glad that Meghan decided to write her story. I always thought that there was more to her than what we were getting. In previous books her past was mostly alluded to, but it's in this book, that we finally get to know her better. 

And it took me a second to remember who Pike was. It wasn't until Cora mentioned seeing him at the teachers' picnic at Arlo's house and I was like "Oh yes....that guy!" (I read a lot of books and my memory isn't great.) By the end of this book I absolutely LOVED him. But I kept waiting for the other shoe to fall. Pike was holding on to a pretty big secret and I couldn't help but wonder if he just came clean to Cora, she probably would have understood. 

I loved Cora and Pike as a couple. In the beginning Cora was trying everything to discourage Pike and force him to divorce her, but he was a trooper and stuck it out. It was clear that the two were compatible and once they realized that, the book took on a playful, but sexy tone. It was great!

Overall I really enjoyed this book, but I must admit that I am not a big fan of Keiko and she is in a lot of this book. I found myself skimming over the parts she was in, which is a bit unfortunate. And Arlo still gets on my nerves...I just don't like him. 

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ & 5 STAR REVIEW: The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary is now live!

Eight weeks of forced proximity is a long time to hate someone you're trying not to love.

Sebastian Stremmel doesn't need another headache. He has enough of his own without Sara Shapiro, the noisy new reconstructive surgeon, stomping all around his surgical wing with her chippy, chirpy cheerfulness. 

But Sebastian doesn't usually get what he wants. 

No one gets under his skin like Sara - so much so a heated "debate" and an exam room left in shambles later, they land themselves in eight weeks of hospital-mandated conflict resolution counseling. Now they're forced to fight fair...which quickly leads them to playing dirty when no one's looking. 

They know it's a mistake. 

They promise themselves it will never happen again. 

They swear they got it out of their systems.

They didn't.

Author's Note: Grumpy/recovering people-pleaser sunshine. Introverts attract. Enemies-to-lovers in the workplace. Banter, bicker, and button-pushing foreplay. Don't tell the friend group, get jealous when the friend group tries to fix her up.

Heat: rip her clothes off before you get the front door open.

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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

First things first....while you don't need to read the previous book in this series, it may help you understand Stremmel a bit more. He's a complicated dude and I feel like if you are going in knowing nothing about him, you may not like him. But that's just me. 

Stremmel, you grumpy bastard. I love him so much. I've been waiting for his story for so long and it's finally here and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Gahhhhhhhhhhh! Just inject the grumpy sunshine trope into my veins because it gives me life!

Sara and Stremmel cannot have a conversation without their voices raising and/or some kind of destruction occurring. And that is why they find themselves in the work version of couples therapy. On the surface every single one of their sessions seems to be a disaster, but it is what happens after the session that is the interesting part. (i.e. the ripping of her clothes off before they get the front door open.) 

The banter between Stremmel and Sara was A+. Stremmel had lots of interesting nicknames for her that had me laughing out loud. They had the whole "I hate you, but what I really want to have lots of hate sex to get you out of my system" thing down and it was AMAZING. And hot as hell!

Ugh! I just loved them so much. There is some heavy stuff that happens in this books (CW: past eating disorder that has resulted in current issues), but all those things do is show Stremmel in a better light. Being in a relationship is exactly what he needed. 

Stremmel may be one of the grumpiest characters I've ever read, but he is also one of the most loyal. Despite his immense crankiness, the Walsh clan has adopted him into their family and he's begrudgingly accepted. When he has a problem, he goes to Nick and Erin. They seem to know exactly what he needs, when he needs it. I just LOVED that aspect of the book. 

This book is a MUST read for anyone who is  fan of Kate's Walsh series and this spin offs. You will not be disappointed. 

Now about O'Rourke........

USA Today Bestseller Kate Canterbary writes smart, steamy contemporary romances loaded with heat, heart, and happy ever afters. Kate lives on the New England coast with her husband and daughter.
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Monday, December 27, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Tangled Up by Tia Louise

Tangled Up by Tia Louise is now live!

By Tia Louise
“Bayside Heroes” - Beck

He’s broody, he’s driven, and he’s coming back to claim what’s his.

“First, do no harm…”
It’s the start of my oath as a doctor, and breaking that oath is how I began my career.
Only I didn’t just do harm, I watched a man die right in front of me.
And not just any man—a man I hated.

I thought his death would bring me peace, but it haunts me to this day.
Every close call sparks memories of what I did to him, to me, to her.
I have to go back and face what I’ve done or end my career.

Seeing her hits me harder than the regret.
She’s still so beautiful with long, dark hair, bright amber eyes, luscious curves.
She still dominates my heart, my mind, my bed.
But she’s different now—stronger, bolder, unafraid.

We’re a mess, tangled up in a web I created.
But I’m determined to heal these wounds, to fix this break.
One thing is certain, I won’t say goodbye to her again.

(A STAND-ALONE “Bayside Heroes” novel. Small-town, second-chance doctor romance with a touch of suspense. No cheating. No cliffhanger.)
The Bayside Heroes series is a set of four interconnected STAND-ALONE medical romance novels that will have you panting, faking an injury for medical attention and begging for more.⁣

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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

This is my favorite book in this series! I love a good second chance romance and this is a great one. We've been getting little nuggets of information about Beck throughout the previous three books and it was just enough for me to be REALLY curious as to what his story was. 

Turns out that someone from his past was brought into the emergency room and that triggered something in Beck. He decides to go home to try to work through things and ends up running into the one person least expected to see, Carly, his first love. 

Back in the day, Beck and Carly loved each other with all they had, but they went their separate ways. Now they find themselves back in the same place, at the same time and they have a lot to work through. There are lots of unresolved feelings and now that she is back in his life, Beck has to decide on whether to tell her something that may send her right out of his life again. 

I loved Beck and Carly so much! Their relationship needed to be rebuilt a bit since they've been apart for seven years and Carly wasn't willing to let him in right away. Beck found himself having to put in some work and I love when there is some "wooing" to be had. Watching them reconnect and work through their past just meant that their current relationship was going to be much stronger. 

Tia Louise is the USA TODAY best-selling, award-winning author of super-hot and sexy romances. All her heroes are alphas with hearts of gold, and all her heroines are the smart, sassy ladies who love them.

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