New Release Review: Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

I’m excited to share my review Sarina Bowen’s Lies & Lullabies, I really enjoyed this book and totally fell for Kira and Jonas!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Blurb

Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details. 

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.

Jenn’s Review 

4 Stars

I’m a sucker for a second chance story and this one is a great combination of second chance and hidden truths. I really fell for Jonas and Kira and their journey to finding happiness together. 

As suggested by the title, there are definitely secrets and lies happening, some I understood and some I struggled with a bit, but that’s life! Kira and Jonas first encounter each other during a summer where Kira has returned home after a traumatic experience and Jonas is looking for an escape from being a famous rockstar. He keeps his identity a secret from Kira, just wanting to have a friend and enjoy their time together. There’s a great connection between these two though and one moment at the end of their summer changes everything. 

Years later, Jonas is looking for that peace again and returns with his band. He sees Kira again and realizes that connection is still there, but things have changed over the years and Kira has one heck of a big secret to share with Jonas. 

For the most part I understood why these two had the secrets they did, and I appreciated that everything was out on the table relatively quickly. I really felt like this story was really about these two reconnecting, rebuilding the trust and ultimately discovering the love that exists between them. With just the right amount of angst and sweet, I really loved the balance of this story, it definitely captured my heart! 

 

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Excerpt

I watched Kira ride off, wondering what the hell had just happened. Sure, she probably guessed that I wrote that song about her. But she’d only heard the first few bars before sprinting away like I was the devil himself.

Spinning around, I located the lodge’s bike shed. I rolled a bike out and hopped on. The seat was too low for me, so I had to stand up on the pedals. 

But no matter. I rode off after Kira, my first time on a real bike in years. 

The road curved around to the left, and Kira’s house soon came into view. She was sitting on the front steps. She didn’t look all that surprised to see me biking toward her, but the look of pain on her face was so vivid that I could feel it in my gut. Something was wrong, and I still didn’t know what.

“Feel any better?”

She shook her head, and I thought I saw fear in her eyes.

“Kira,” I said softly. “I know you want me to leave you alone right now, but I can’t—our conversation isn’t over. In twenty-four hours I’ll be back on that bus. Honestly, you’re scaring me. When I last saw you, things seemed like they were on the upswing for you. When I said I think about you all the time, I didn’t mean to be a creeper. I meant that I was picturing a happy ever after for you.”

“Mama!” a little voice called from beyond the screen door.

At the sound of it, Kira’s whole body went rigid. And then tears spilled down her cheeks.

I heard little footsteps pounding onto the screened porch. And then a small set of hands became visible against the door just behind Kira. Quick as a flash, Kira leapt to her feet and spun around, darting through the door. It closed with a bang behind her.

“Whoa,” a man’s voice said. “Deep breaths, Kiki. What did he say?”

The hair stood up on my neck. I dropped the bicycle and covered the distance to the stoop in three paces. Leaping up, I opened the screen door. A little girl stood there, with fair, curly hair and blue-green eyes. I was no good with kids’ ages. She wasn’t an infant, but she wasn’t school-aged either. There was a babyish fullness to her face. She was three? Four? Five? I looked up at Kira.

“I’m so sorry,” she squeaked.

That’s when I finally understood. And I almost couldn’t draw breath to speak again. “I… She… What the fuck, Kira?” 

“That’s a very bad word,” the little girl said, accusation in her voice.

“Sorry,” I said automatically. I raised my eyes to Kira’s. “You… She…” 

I couldn’t think. There was pressure in my ears, and my pulse was ragged. Dizzy, I thought, absently, putting one hand on the door jamb for support.

“Breathe, man,” the guy behind Kira said. He wore a bright pink polo shirt and an expression of concern. “Sit down. Seriously, before you crash.”

I bent over and grabbed my knees. “Oh my God.” The only thing I could hear was my own ragged breathing and Kira’s choked sobs.

“Mama!” a little voice said, full of alarm. “Don’t cry!”

The scary moment stretched on, until I heard yet another bicycle approaching outside. A moment later, another male voice called out, “Knock-knock!”

The pink-polo-shirt guy answered him, his voice full of false cheer. “Hi, Luke!” Under his breath he added, “Wow. It’s raining men.” Then he scooped the little girl up in his arms, stepped around me, and walked out the screen door. It closed behind him with a bang.

I just stood there, staring at my shoes, trying to catch my breath. Kira’s shoes moved into my visual field, but I wasn’t ready to talk to her yet. Not until my head could clear. Which would probably be sometime next week. 

We stood here, awkward and quiet for a couple of long minutes. There was some low-key chatter outside, and then I heard the sound of the bicycle departing. 

The guy in the polo shirt came back inside, alone. 

“You’re her brother.” I coughed, trying to reconstruct the world into a rational place.

“Yup,” the guy said. “Uncle Adam.”

“Where is Vivi?” Kira asked, her voice raw.

“Luke is taking her for a little bike ride. There may be ice cream involved.”

“Really, Adam?” Kira moved quickly to peer through the screen. “But that’s awkward.”

“Oh, honey. We have first class tickets on the HMS Awkward today. And the ship has sailed. Luke even had a pink helmet for her, Kiki. Just go with it, okay? I told him you were having a moment.”

I straightened up. “She’s having a moment,” I spat out. “Is that what this is?” My pulse was still pounding in my ears, but now from anger instead of shock.

Kira was as pale as a sheet. “I was going to tell you today.” She pulled a photo out of her pocket. “Here. I was trying to find a way.”

I snatched the picture from her hand. “She’s, what, four?” The photo shook as I tried to look at it. The little girl smiled up at the camera, a stuffed animal in her hands. It was purple. Somehow this detail made it all the more real. The little girl in the photo was clutching the purple cat I’d won at the fair all those years ago.

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Blog Tour: STORIES OF SEPTEMBER Anthology

We are so excited to share the Blog Tour for STORIES OF SEPTEMBER! This is a great collection of stories to absolutely love and for my review I focused on K Webster’s contribution. I loved this story with every bit of my heart – it’s a must read! 

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

  STORIES OF SEPTEMBER ANTHOLOGY

Release Date: September 22nd  

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54139840-stories-of-september-anthology  

Grab this ALL-NEW collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love today, for ONLY $2.99 DURING RELEASE WEEK!!! All new. All standalones. Guaranteed to make you swoon. This collection will feature brand new stories from: Fiona Cole Willow Winters Meghan Quinn Skye Warren Ella Fields Jade West K. Webster Amelia Wilde Trilina Pucci Meagan Brandy

   

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Blurb: Before the school bell rang on September 1st, we were already falling in love. Stories of September is a collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love. Authors included are: Fiona Cole Willow Winters Meghan Quinn Skye Warren Ella Fields Jade West K. Webster Amelia Wilde Trilina Pucci Meagan Brandy    

Jenn’s Review

5 Stars

I’ve enjoyed this anthology, but I want to focus my review on K Webster’s contribution, He Made Me Stay. I want to give all the stars to this story! Holy hell, I don’t know how she is able to pack so much emotion into a short story but damn, ALL THE FEELS! It is a very heart wrenching read (at one point I had tears streaming down my cheeks but couldn’t stop) that ends so very beautifully. Jasper and Kit – oh my heart. Jasper is broken and about to give up, Kit enters in a whirl of color and sass and together these two just may save each other. 

The biggest thing that stood out to me about this story – you really never the impact one person, one moment can have on another person. It’s a heart squeezing reminder of that, the difference a smile, a hello and a bit of care can make. I absolutely freaking loved this! 

 

Teaser Reveal: LEFT FOR WILD by Harloe Rae

Happy Friday! We are excited to share the Teaser Reveal for LEFT FOR WILD by Harloe Rae today! This has my attention, I’m definitely looking forward to this book!

LEFT FOR WILD by Harloe Rae Release date: October 22nd   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54364039-left-for-wild   Sign Up for a Live Alert: https://shor.by/LFWLiveAlert

✔️ Strangers to lovers ✔️ Ultra protective hero (cue the swoon!) ✔️ Set in a winter climate ✔️ A bit of suspense ✔️ TOTAL standalone

* FULL BLURB COMING SOON

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 best-selling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.

She’s a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. There’s nothing quite like an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.

Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, the #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, the Silo Springs series, and Left For Wild. These titles are available on Amazon.

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Release Blitz: Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

 

We are excited to share the release of Sarina Bowen’s Lies & Lullabies! I’ll be sharing my review this week and so far I’m really loving this book! Make sure to check out the excerpt! 

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Blurb

Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details. 

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.

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Excerpt

 

I watched Kira ride off, wondering what the hell had just happened. Sure, she probably guessed that I wrote that song about her. But she’d only heard the first few bars before sprinting away like I was the devil himself.

Spinning around, I located the lodge’s bike shed. I rolled a bike out and hopped on. The seat was too low for me, so I had to stand up on the pedals. 

But no matter. I rode off after Kira, my first time on a real bike in years. 

The road curved around to the left, and Kira’s house soon came into view. She was sitting on the front steps. She didn’t look all that surprised to see me biking toward her, but the look of pain on her face was so vivid that I could feel it in my gut. Something was wrong, and I still didn’t know what.

“Feel any better?”

She shook her head, and I thought I saw fear in her eyes.

“Kira,” I said softly. “I know you want me to leave you alone right now, but I can’t—our conversation isn’t over. In twenty-four hours I’ll be back on that bus. Honestly, you’re scaring me. When I last saw you, things seemed like they were on the upswing for you. When I said I think about you all the time, I didn’t mean to be a creeper. I meant that I was picturing a happy ever after for you.”

“Mama!” a little voice called from beyond the screen door.

At the sound of it, Kira’s whole body went rigid. And then tears spilled down her cheeks.

I heard little footsteps pounding onto the screened porch. And then a small set of hands became visible against the door just behind Kira. Quick as a flash, Kira leapt to her feet and spun around, darting through the door. It closed with a bang behind her.

“Whoa,” a man’s voice said. “Deep breaths, Kiki. What did he say?”

The hair stood up on my neck. I dropped the bicycle and covered the distance to the stoop in three paces. Leaping up, I opened the screen door. A little girl stood there, with fair, curly hair and blue-green eyes. I was no good with kids’ ages. She wasn’t an infant, but she wasn’t school-aged either. There was a babyish fullness to her face. She was three? Four? Five? I looked up at Kira.

“I’m so sorry,” she squeaked.

That’s when I finally understood. And I almost couldn’t draw breath to speak again. “I… She… What the fuck, Kira?” 

“That’s a very bad word,” the little girl said, accusation in her voice.

“Sorry,” I said automatically. I raised my eyes to Kira’s. “You… She…” 

I couldn’t think. There was pressure in my ears, and my pulse was ragged. Dizzy, I thought, absently, putting one hand on the door jamb for support.

“Breathe, man,” the guy behind Kira said. He wore a bright pink polo shirt and an expression of concern. “Sit down. Seriously, before you crash.”

I bent over and grabbed my knees. “Oh my God.” The only thing I could hear was my own ragged breathing and Kira’s choked sobs.

“Mama!” a little voice said, full of alarm. “Don’t cry!”

The scary moment stretched on, until I heard yet another bicycle approaching outside. A moment later, another male voice called out, “Knock-knock!”

The pink-polo-shirt guy answered him, his voice full of false cheer. “Hi, Luke!” Under his breath he added, “Wow. It’s raining men.” Then he scooped the little girl up in his arms, stepped around me, and walked out the screen door. It closed behind him with a bang.

I just stood there, staring at my shoes, trying to catch my breath. Kira’s shoes moved into my visual field, but I wasn’t ready to talk to her yet. Not until my head could clear. Which would probably be sometime next week. 

We stood here, awkward and quiet for a couple of long minutes. There was some low-key chatter outside, and then I heard the sound of the bicycle departing. 

The guy in the polo shirt came back inside, alone. 

“You’re her brother.” I coughed, trying to reconstruct the world into a rational place.

“Yup,” the guy said. “Uncle Adam.”

“Where is Vivi?” Kira asked, her voice raw.

“Luke is taking her for a little bike ride. There may be ice cream involved.”

“Really, Adam?” Kira moved quickly to peer through the screen. “But that’s awkward.”

“Oh, honey. We have first class tickets on the HMS Awkward today. And the ship has sailed. Luke even had a pink helmet for her, Kiki. Just go with it, okay? I told him you were having a moment.”

I straightened up. “She’s having a moment,” I spat out. “Is that what this is?” My pulse was still pounding in my ears, but now from anger instead of shock.

Kira was as pale as a sheet. “I was going to tell you today.” She pulled a photo out of her pocket. “Here. I was trying to find a way.”

I snatched the picture from her hand. “She’s, what, four?” The photo shook as I tried to look at it. The little girl smiled up at the camera, a stuffed animal in her hands. It was purple. Somehow this detail made it all the more real. The little girl in the photo was clutching the purple cat I’d won at the fair all those years ago.

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Release Blitz & Giveaway: Falling into You by A.L. Jackson

Falling into You
A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson
Available Now on Amazon and Free with Kindle Unlimited

“This moves to my #1 standalone this year, and definitely goes on my favorite book list! A.L. Jackson’s writing is so gripping and deep…I need you to run to this book & read it. You have no idea what you’re in for.”
-Queen of the Pages
“Falling into You is another masterful heartwrenching story by AL Jackson. When I finished it I wished I could re-read it. Richard and Violets’ redemptive journey of love is perfection.” 
-Claudia Burgoa, USA Today Bestselling Author

DETAILS:

TITLE: FALLING INTO YOU

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020

Synopsis

Richard Ramsey is the guitarist for the world’s hottest new band.
Gifted. Charismatic. Hot as sin.
Lend your ear, and he’ll steal your heart.
Nah, you can’t have his considering he left it in his hometown years ago.

He knows better than going back. But it’s his younger sister’s wedding, and there’s no way he can say no to that.

He should have known she would be there, invading his senses and making him thirst and hunger for what he wants most.

Violet Marin hates him for what he’s done. He left her emptyhanded with their wreckage strewn all around. She’s picked up the pieces and is living her life the best way that she can.

But their connection is fierce.

Their attraction unending.

It only takes one glance for their worlds to collide.

One touch to set them on fire.

But she doesn’t know the dark secrets he keeps. If he had understood the true price of fame, he would have known he’d sold his soul and this debt is something he cannot repay.

Letting her go is impossible, but will loving her cost it all?

A sensuous, captivating contemporary stand-alone romance in the Falling Stars series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .


“This book is one of those stories that stays with you, one that you can’t stop playing over in your mind, one that leaves you with the biggest book hangover and one that will be on your Top Reads List just as it is on mine!”

-Melissa, Book Addict Fanatic


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Win a signed paperback set, mug, and $50 Amazon gift card!


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Her latest novel is FALLING INTO YOU, a stand-alone, second-chance romance that is not to be missed!

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Blog Tour & 5 Star Review: Screwed by KM Neuhold –

We are so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Screwed by KM Neuhold today! I have loved this series and absolutely adored Ollie’s book! I’m sharing my 5 star review, plus there’s a great excerpt to check out!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Screwed

Four Bears Construction Series, Book Four

KM Neuhold 

M/M Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: 09.02.20

 

Blurb

I’ve had my fair share of less than proud relationship moments, but waking up married to my brother-in-law’s best friend is a new low. 

A drunken wedding to a man who already rejected me once? Check. A hefty bet about how long it will last? Check. My feisty new husband, determined to make our friends pay up? Double check. 

I’ve never managed to make a real relationship last nearly a year, there’s no way Daniel will stick around long enough to win this bet. The only problem is the longer he stays, the more the lines blur between what’s real and what’s for show. Does he feel it too, or am I totally screwed?

***Screwed is a woke up married, faking it to their friends but also totally hooking up, sweet, STEAMY love story that happens to be the fourth book in the Four Bears Construction series. There are no bear shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

 

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/Screwed

5 Stars

I have been waiting for Ollie’s book throughout this whole series and I have to say I am so freaking happy with it! Ollie and Daniel are a great match, as different as they are, they are just perfect for each other. They made me laugh and gave me feels, I really did love their story.

Ollie has a thing for love, he loves being in love, the problem is, he doesn’t pick the best guys to fall in love with and his multiple failed marriages prove that. Daniel is just the opposite, he doesn’t believe in ‘the one’ or falling in love at all. But, one drunken night is Vegas and these two wake up married. Ollie’s partners and brother can’t help but tease him about another doomed marriage, when Daniel steps in, unable to see them tease Ollie, and announces the marriage is real. A bet follows and now Daniel and Ollie have to sell this marriage for 8 months. 

One of my favorite things about this story really was the way it all came together. Yes, I enjoyed the whole book, but for me I was waiting on the HEA for Ollie, and it was exactly what had been waiting for. Those moments when Daniel and Ollie figure it out are what made this a 5 star read for me. It owned my heart! These two definitely have great chemistry, holy moly it’s hot, but I loved seeing the love side grow. Daniel really is so protective of Ollie and his sensitive self! These two don’t really make it all that easy on themselves, but it is so worth it! 

I have truly enjoyed each book in this series and fell in love with every couple along the way, but I will say that Ollie has a very special place in my heart. I am really looking forward to more of this series, it has been so wonderful! 

Excerpt

“What am I going to do?” he asks once he finishes drying his face. I take a second to look at his face, being careful not to touch it in case it is something contagious. 

“Have you eaten anything weird? Or rubbed a plant all over your face? Oh my god, do you think you could’ve developed an allergy to Cole’s spunk?” I ask, horrified. Ren’s eyes go wide with terror that matches my own. 

“Is that a thing?” 

“How the hell should I know? I’m a paralegal, not a doctor. I’ve had sex with a handful of doctors, but I don’t think that’s going to help us here.”

“For the love of god, please focus. I look like I walked into a beehive,” he complains, looking at himself in the mirror helplessly. 

“First, try to calm down, because you might have hives from stress,” I tell him. “Let’s go lay down and try to relax for a minute.”

“Are stress hives a thing?” he asks, following me out of the bathroom and into the sitting area of the suite. I guide him over to the couch where he flops down and starts fanning his face. 

“Again, not a doctor,” I remind him, and when I see the panic rising on his face all over again, I rush to reassure him. “But Ollie’s on a mission to find some Claritin and cream, we can try.”

“Okay.” He takes a few deep breaths, but that doesn’t seem to do anything for the rash, not that I really expected it would. 

“So, are you nervous about your wedding night? Being the blushing virgin you are and everything,” I tease. Ren swats me but smiles. 

“We couldn’t have picked a better place for the wedding. Have you gone down to the beach yet? It’s amazing.”

“Not yet. Yesterday, Ollie and I were busy with the parents getting all the last minute things squared away for today. I’m glad we had the foresight to stay for a week after the wedding, because otherwise there wouldn’t have been much time to enjoy everything.” 

“I want to go snorkeling,” he says. 

“Not until your face won’t scare the poor sea turtles.”

“Oh my god, I hate you,” he complains. 

The door to the room creaks, and Ollie cautiously pops his head in. “I come bearing Claritin.”

“Give.” Ren greedily reaches for it, tearing the package open and downing two of them. 

“Ouch, that doesn’t look great,” Ollie says, eyeing Ren’s face with concern.

“Jeez, way to make the poor guy feel better,” I joke.

“I didn’t mean—” he rushes to soften the statement but Ren cuts him off.

“I know, I look like shit,” he says. “And I’m seriously going to need one of you to look up whether an allergy to cum is a thing because I’m going to freak out if that’s what made me look this way.”

Ollie’s eyebrows shoot up, and I snicker as I type it into Google. 

“Oh shit, it’s totally a real thing. Sorry, dude.”

About the Author

Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.


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Audiobook Review: PRETTY IN PINK by Jay Northcote

 

 

Narrated by Hamish Long – Length: 5h 44m

Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy—and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes—normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest—first with themselves, and then with each other.

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

 

4 Stars

I have really enjoyed this series and this group of guys and I can add Ryan and Johnny to the list of guys I’ve fallen for in this group! They definitely don’t seem like a likely pair but I liked these guys and I liked them together. Listening to the audio book, I really think Hamish Long adds a lot to this story, bringing these characters to life! I liked the way he captured their personalities and always knew which character was speaking. I definitely enjoy his narration! 

Ryan has always identified as straight, although he admits being attracted to guys sometimes. Then he meet Johnny, with his long blond hair and androgynous look and he can’t resist. Johnny is all game for hooking up, but no commitments and when he meets Ryan and it leads to an awesome hook-up he thinks he’s got a perfect no-strings go-to. The two pursue a physical relationship together and it seems like what both men want, sex with no expectations.

I really liked these two together, they obviously had great chemistry but I feel like I would have liked more of their story outside the bedroom. There is a lot of sex with these two and it’s hot but I felt like I wanted a bit more from them, I wanted to get to know them a little better. I absolutely loved the way this story came together though, it was great! These two both finally learn about who they really are and who they are supposed to be, together. Overall, I did enjoy Ryan and Johnny and totally fell for them and their story.

 

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. 

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since. 

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her. 

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Release Blitz & Giveaway: Garrett Leigh’s Skins Box Set




We are excited to share the Release Blitz for Garrett Leigh’s Skins Box Set! I’ve read enjoyed all of these books and now they are available in one set! Make sure to check out the great giveaway too!

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The bestselling SKINS series.


“I can’t get enough of this gorgeous series. Heartfelt and beautiful, I’m totally addicted.”


Dream

When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he’s found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy—where a night of insane NSA fun with former ballet dancer Angelo brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.


Friends to lovers, hurt comfort, angst.

Whisper

Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast.

Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.

Friends to lovers, hurt comfort, horses, forced proximity.


Believe

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat. Their connection is instant. As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.

Friends to lovers, first times, men in uniform.

Crossroads

Angelo Giordano and Dylan Hart are more in love than ever. As the end of a tough year approaches, they reach a crossroads. Dylan returns to Cornwall for Christmas and Angelo can’t imagine watching him leave again. Can the love that surrounds them on Whisper Farm show them the way home?

Christmas novella, favourite characters, found family.
 
 
Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Paint by Number by Andrew Grey

So, due to some birthday surprises this weekend, I’m running a bit behind on posts – I truly apologize for the delay! But, I am definitely very excited to share the Blog Tour for Paint by Number by Andrew Grey! I’m a huge fan and this gorgeous story is a new fave for me! I hope you’ll check out my 5 star review, plus there’s a great giveaway!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Title: Paint by Number:

Author Andrew Grey
Series: Standalone
Genre:M Contemporary Romance Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: Sept 8, 2020 Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print Blurb/Synopsis: Can the Northern Lights and a second-chance romance return inspiration to a struggling artist? When New York painter Devon Starr gives up his vices, his muses depart along with them. Devon needs a change, but when his father’s stroke brings him home to Alaska, the small town where he grew up isn’t what he remembers. Enrique Salazar remembers Devon well, and he makes it his personal mission to open Devon’s eyes to the rugged beauty and possibilities all around them. The two men grow closer, and just as Devon begins to see what’s always been there for him, they’re called to stand against a mining company that threatens the very pristine nature that’s helping them fall in love. The fight only strengthens their bond, but as the desire to pick up a paintbrush returns, Devon also feels the pull of the city.

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5 Stars

I’m a big Andrew Grey fan and one of the major reasons why is the emotion he brings to his characters and his stories and I really felt it in this book. This story has so many levels of passion and love and it’s definitely one of my favorites from Andrew Grey.

Devon is a successful artist in New York, seemingly living his dream, but it’s not as good as it should be. He’s lost his passion and it’s starting to show in his work. He’s concerned that when he gave up his vices he gave up his muse, but then he receives a call that his father had a stroke, asking Devon to come home to Alaska and help him recover. Going back to Alaska means confronting a whole other set of demons for Devon.

Returning to Alaska means facing his first love Craig as well as intriguing Enrique and what happens for Devon opens all kinds of new doors. He learns that what he felt for Craig may no longer hold the same kind of pull, and Enrique, well there’s a new pull toward him and the life he wants to show Devon. He connects with him, and the beauty of their surroundings and that passion reignites. They face some challenges though as they work to protect the land they love so much from some shady miners trying to take over.

There is a lot to this story as Devon rediscovers his passion for art, Alaska and Enrique and it is told so beautifully. The setting is gorgeous and I think Andrew Grey does a fantastic job of painting that picture for the reader (pun totally intended). I loved feeling like I was there and getting to know these characters. This story was passionate, emotional and powerful and I fell completely in love with Devon and Enrique! Definitely a new favorite for me!

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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward’s Cocky Hero Club

COCKY HERO CLUB
Release Date: September 13, 2020
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BRASH BOSS
BY A.S. ROBERTS
NICO
Ruthless, unstoppable, downright relentless.
I know what they say about me,
And they’re right. 
I’m Vegas, mafia royalty. I deal with business the only way I know how, arrogantly.
But, in life listening to the matriarch of our family is really all that matters.
However, settling down,
Getting married,
And playing it straight,
Just isn’t me.
But what Nonna wants,
Nonna gets.
BARBARA
The roll of the dice,
The flip of the cards,
I love it all.
The risk,
The chance,
The odds.
Which is why I’m here again,
In over my head,
Drowning in debt,
With no clear way out.
But when a sexy, commanding mob boss makes me an offer.
I can’t refuse.
After all,
It can’t be that hard being married to the Brash Boss. 
But deals struck over money should never involve the heart…
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BITTER EDGE
BY ARIANA ROSE
He was sent to put my body and dreams back together. Were they things I even wanted anymore?
Spencer Broten was a pain in my backside from the moment we met.
I was conned into going on a road trip with him. Within hours, I was realizing he wasn’t just my trainer. He was much more.
This unnamed, unplanned winding road turned into us getting to know each other as we truly were.
Two broken bodies, two broken souls finding out we were more the same than different.
The line between hate and love is a bitter edge.
Outside or Inside.
Where will we land?

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TOUGH CUSTOMER
BY ERIN ST. CHARLES

Dear Ida,
The arrogant man at the dry cleaners made my bad day worse.
So, the last thing I expected was for him to offer me a job.
I shouldn’t have accepted—not if I wanted to maintain my sanity.
But the allure of a big paycheck overpowered my reservations.
Now, I know he’s just as infuriating as a boss as he was the first day we met; yet, the sparks that fly between us are far more than on a professional level.
The more time I spend with him, helping him secure investors for his new restaurant chain, the harder it is to ignore the attraction between us.
Playing with fire, you’re bound to get burned.
And this man has seared himself into my soul.
Tell me, Ida, is there hope for our future, or is it impossible to really please this Tough Customer?

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ERIN ST. CHARLES

COCKY JERK
BY JANINE INFANTE BOSCO
It was just a typical manic Monday until the blue and red lights flashed behind my Harley. The cop who pulled me over was good-looking, if you’re into clean cut guys with expressive eyes. He was also cocky and gave me three tickets.

One for speeding.
Another for blowing a light.
And the third for not producing an insurance card.
Jerk.
When he finally let me go, I realized I was more than an hour late for my first day as an intern for the infamous advice column, Ask Ida.
So much for trying to be the only one in my family with a legit job.
Lucky for me, my new boss, Soraya, didn’t fire me on the spot. But that’s where my luck ran out.
A couple of weeks later, in between fetching coffee and finding the missing paperclips, I received a text message from my dad, the president of the Corrupt Hellraisers MC, ordering me to the compound.
Yeah, try explaining that to your new boss.
Hey, I’ve gotta go. Everyone in my family is a criminal and we’re all on lockdown.
You’re fired.
Sure enough when I arrived at the clubhouse, everyone was in cuffs and the jerk who pulled me over was the one ushering my father out of the clubhouse.

They say you never see the bad guys coming.
Well, I didn’t see the cocky jerk coming either.
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JANINE INFANTE BOSCO

MISTER DIMPLES
BY LINDSAY BECS
Is it possible to crush on a voice?
My favorite thing to listen to is Juniper Love’s podcast show, Go, Sports!.  Hearing her uninformed, teasing commentary on every game she watches makes me laugh—even when it’s my team she’s talking about.  I might be her biggest fan.
I thought Troy Tipton was just a nice guy with a gorgeous smile.  Until I learned he was a fan-favorite NFL star quarterback.  The same one gracing magazine covers with his irresistible dimples.  The same one I mock on my show.
When we start dating, the explosive chemistry we share is impossible to ignore. But can we keep our opposing careers from ruining what we have before we even begin?  Or will we let them destroy everything good that’s between us?
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ELIGIBLE EX-HUSBAND
BY MARIE JOHNSTON

The man in the magazine spread, the one dubbed the most eligible bachelor, is my ex-husband.
Six months ago, Simon’s company was never more successful, just like our marriage was never emptier. I was a stay-at-home mom with a sugar daddy who had no time to pass the sugar or be a daddy. I asked for a divorce and he let me go, just like that.
Now I’m mending my broken heart and finding myself while being a strong role model for our girls. But when my mom gets sick, I need help, and he’s there like a superhero in a tailored suit. And when my mom recovers, he’s still there, doing grocery runs and braiding our girls’ hair.
I don’t want to hang my hopes on my workaholic ex just because he’s suddenly wearing basketball shorts instead of designer threads, or because he’s giving me that look that melted my heart in college.
Chemistry was never our problem. I don’t want to trust that he’s changed only find out that once again I’m not worth fighting for. He needs to prove that he’ll be as ruthless about us as he is in the boardroom.
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BESTSELLING BASTARD
BY NICOLE RODRIGUES

The king and queen of romance–Jenna Watson and Lorenzo Graham. The “dirty duo” that makes you swoon, gets you hot and then melts your heart with the happily ever after.
Two newbie authors, one sketchy Instagram DM, a few phone calls, a drunken live video plotting out our next best seller and then BOOM!
Trending and on the radar of every publishing company in the industry, we make it–together. A best seller list, two literary agents and we’re cruising by for the next year…until we don’t.
Writer’s block hits and Lorenzo and I are forced to finally meet face to face, retreating to a cabin in the woods all weekend to bang out our next big hit. I don’t think our agents wanted us to bang out each other but that’s what happens. Over and over again on every damn inch of that cabin. Turns out those sexy scenes that Lorenzo writes have nothing on his real moves.
One weekend and then we’ll go back to being work partners, except nothing is the same. It’ll never be the same.
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NICOLE RODRIGUES

SEXY SEAMAN
BY PAIGE STEELE

I’m sick of following suit, doing everything my dad thinks I should. I’m my own woman, and I know just how I’m going to prove it. I went through six years of college to earn my master’s in business to please him, while I wanted a degree in interior design, so I worked my tush off and received my bachelor’s in that too. Now that I’m twenty-four, I’m going to do a one-eighty in my life and take a job I never saw myself doing, just to please me. It really can’t be too hard to serve food to people, make beds, and use a feather duster…can it? I’ll be sailing away and forgetting all my worries. Or so I think, until I look up to see the sexy captain, with his white hat on, step in front of me and I meet Reed Nichols.
Growing up while traveling the open seas made my decision to take over the family business the easiest one I’ve ever had to make. After four years in college taking accounting classes, I went after my true dream…a captain’s license. I always knew I’d follow in my father’s footsteps; I just didn’t think it’d be this soon. Right before he passed, he asked me to do just that and I’ve never looked back. Right now, my life is perfect, just the way I want it. I run the company my father founded and drive a million-dollar yacht every day. I pick and choose who lies in my bed, and I’ve never allowed anyone there for more than a night or two. No one has ever kept my attention any longer than that. Then I look down to see the long legs of a cabin stewardess walking toward my boat and I meet Maci Foster.
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RECKLESS REBEL
BY T.C. MATSON

Kenlyn
Trusting others means taking risks, and that’s hard for me to do.
I mean, when your mother abandons you as a child, you’re left with scars.
I’m not reckless.
I’m not wild.
I play by the rules.
It’s safer that way.
Or so I thought…
Catching my boyfriend cheating on me confirmed every reason I’d kept my heart guarded.
But being kissed by a sexy-as-sin stranger in front of him proved how little I was in control.
It was passionate, electric, and it rocked me to my core.
He stole my breath but replaced it with anger.
I stormed away without so much as a name exchange.
When our paths cross again unexpectantly, he refuses to let me go this time.
He inserts himself into my life so much, he becomes hard to ignore.
He makes me feel alive and pushes my limits.
He’s everything I’m not.
But he’s hiding something. And those secrets threaten to shatter me right along with the trust I’ve started granting him.
Asher
I’m a tattoo artist. My life is fast, hard, and exciting. Just the way I like it.
I’m reckless.
I’m wild.
I’m a rebel.
I live life on the edge.
My life was a revolving door of fun and women until a jaw-dropping beauty caught her man cheating on her.
All I could think about was making sure he realized his mistake…and rubbing it in his face.
I laid a kiss on her to rival all others.
But I wasn’t prepared for the kiss to knock me to my knees as she stormed off without giving me her name.
When I run into her again a few weeks later, I’m determined not to let her go.
The more I get to know her, the more I want her.
And the more she’s around, the more she realizes I come with secrets.
Ones I share with no one. Ever.
Her trust issues won’t allow me to keep things to myself.
It’s either bare my secrets or risk losing the only thing that makes me truly happy.
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HEARTLESS BASTARD
BY TONYA BROOKS

A past shrouded in secrets.
Memories tainted by lies.
One look and Ford Hammersmith was mesmerized,
Haunted by amethyst eyes.
Obsessed with a woman he doesn’t remember… yet can’t forget.
The mysterious Callie Rose holds the secrets to his past,
The key to his future happiness.
His soul ravaged by the echo of love lost,
The heartless bastard will stop at nothing to reclaim her heart.
A cruel twist of fate brought them back together,
Will a decade of pain and betrayal keep them apart?
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