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Review Blitz: THE UPSIDE OF FALLING by Meghan Quinn

So thrilled to share The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn today – this book is an absolute MUST READ! I loved this book and Colby stole my heart, be prepared for one hell of a cliffy but it’s worth it!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

 

 

Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

Well, Meghan Quinn just completely wrecked my heart, oh my Colby!! I adored him, totally fell in love with him and now I need MORE! I need to know what happens! I have been a huge Meghan Quinn fan for a while now, I love her ability to make me laugh and swoon, but this book brought it to a whole new level of feeling! This is an absolute must read but prepare yourself for the cliffy, it’s intense!

Colby has always had one goal and he’s determined that nothing will distract him from reaching that goal, that is until Rory walks into his life and something changes, right then. He knows she dangerous to his plan but he cannot stay away from her and just maybe they can make it work together.

Colby owned my heart in this book, he has such a wonderful heart despite what he’s been through. He had a rough childhood but has used that pain and hurt to become the strong, determined man he is now. He opens his heart to Rory, she finds a way in despite his initial attempts to keep her away. These two fall hard and it’s amazing and beautiful and happy until reality hits. HARD. Colby is graduating, achieving his dreams of becoming a pilot, but that means being transferred. Rory has ties that keep her home, leaving isn’t really an option for her. Choices have to be made.

Yes, there is a cliffhanger, yes it will break you but it is completely worth it! I fell in love, I laughed, I cried and I am so ready to see what happens in the second book. I currently have certain opinions and am wondering how much they will change and what direction things will go. I have no idea what to expect but I NEED it! A definite must read!

 

 

Head turned down, pushing the sleeves of his white Henley up his arms, he swaggers toward me. His jeans hang low on his hips, held up by the same brown belt he wore the other night. His narrow waist directs my eyes to the center of his jeans, and I can’t help wonder what might be behind the crotch of his pants.

And then there is his chest. Barrel like, broad and prominent. His thick biceps showcase his strength, and the fabric of his shirt stretches over his shoulders and forearms. Having spent a lot of time at the gym, I’ve seen every body type, but Colby’s is different. He’s strong, built, but not like a body builder. His body seems to suggest the only kind of weight he’s been lifting is his own body, pushup after pushup. I can’t imagine there being barbells in his workouts, but I can imagine logs, cadets, and heavy machinery. He has working muscles, the kind you earn from hard, dedicated work on the field. In a word? Impressive.

Walking up to Stryder, he grips his friend’s shoulder and says something into his ear. A smirk crosses Stryder’s face before he moves over to our side of the bowling alley and takes Colby’s place.

Is he leaving? Already?

Might as well at this point. It’s not like he’s going to talk to me, not after my pathetic attempt at a bet. I should have known I was going to hang out in the gutter all night. It’s where I usually am when I’m bowling. I blame the ball. The thing has a vendetta against me.

Sighing, I prop my chin in my hand and watch Stryder expertly toss his ball down the lane, getting a strike . . . once again. And just like every other strike, he pumps his arm up in the air and celebrates. We get it, you’re good, no need to—

“Hey.”

That voice . . .

Stunned, eyes wide, not able to move, not wanting to scare him away, I keep my eyes trained forward, soaking in that beautifully deep voice of his for a brief moment before saying, “Hey.”

“Can I sit here?”

Still keeping my eyes trained forward, I say, “Sure.”

My body tingles with awareness of how close he is to me, that fresh laundry scent invading my senses, prickling the little hairs on my arm. My body leans toward his, wanting a little more, searching for anything else he might give me. I don’t know why he’s choosing to engage me in conversation, but I’m sure as hell not moving while he does.

“Sorry about tonight,” he says and he actually sounds sincere.

“Why are you sorry?” I mumble.

Reaching around, he takes my cheek in his hand. The callouses on his palm rubbing against my skin is a welcome sensation. As I’m turned toward him, I steady my breathing. I’m having a hard time slowing my heart rate because of his close proximity, and the unexpected touch shooting a wave of heat through my veins.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get to ask me any questions. I didn’t think you were going to suck that bad.” A playful smile tugs at his lips, and my heart sinks to the floor. Oh God, he’s so gorgeous, especially when he smiles.

Matching his smirk, I say, “I didn’t think I was going to suck that bad either.”

“I feel bad.”

“You should.” That garners a laugh, deep and throaty, the sound cloaking me like a shield, protecting me from the outside world, bringing me into a little bubble where we are the only two that exist.

“Ask me a question.”

Shocked, I swallow hard and say, “Really?”

He nods and holds up his fingers. “You get three.”

“Oh, three? Wow, I feel like you just gave me the key to your soul.”

Rolling his eyes, he adjusts his stance on the barstool and leans back, giving us some space, our knees still knocking into each other. “Easy killer; it’s just three questions.”

“Yeah, three questions I didn’t have before.” Tapping my chin, I try to think of good questions, but now that I have him willing and waiting, nothing comes to mind. I wasn’t prepared for this, he caught me off-guard, and now I feel I can’t be strategic about my probing. “Hmm . . . what do you like to do on the weekends?”

“Jump,” he answers.

Searching his eyes, lips quirked, I say, “Uh, you’re going to have to be more specific than that. What kind of jumping are we talking here? Like jump roping? Because that seems kind of weird to do on the weekends, and if you tell me you’re in some kind of jump-roping club at the academy, I’m not going to believe you.”

His lips curve up as he scratches the side of his jaw. “Jump out of airplanes.”

Oh.

Oh.

That’s . . .

Uh, that’s really hot.

“So you just casually jump out of airplanes?”

“I’m part of the Wings of Blue, the academy’s parachute team. We jump every day, at least two to three times a day after class and before dinner, depending on wind and ceiling limits. On the weekends, some of the guys, including Stryder and me, go to Springs East Airport and do civilian jumps. The more jumps we get in, the higher the chance we’ll be considered for big demonstrations, like parachuting into football games and major sporting events for the Rockies and Broncos.” Ummmm. Did anyone else just hear how many words he gifted me? And seriously? Does the man have no clue how incredibly sexy he is when he talks about something he loves? The expression on his face . . .

“Wow, that’s . . . that’s really hot.” I chuckle. “Sorry, I don’t mean to fangirl over your parachuting, but I guess I wasn’t expecting that answer. You just jump out of planes?”

He slowly nods. “Every day.”

“Anything to get you up in the clouds, huh?”

“Yeah,” he answers shyly, rubbing his jaw. “Okay, next question.”

 

 

 

 

 

THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE – July 5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Review Tour: Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1) by Jay Northcote

 

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Length: 54,000 words approx.
 
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
 
Blurb
 

Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?



When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe–bar.



Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man—only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.



The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.



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

Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

 

Rainbow Place is a great start to a new series! It’s not an overly angsty read but it’s got a lot of feels! Seb is new to town, he’s out and proud and thanks to his new friends he’s planning to open a LGBT friendly cafe. Jason has lived in that town his whole life and has worked hard for his career as a builder even if it means hiding who he really is. When these two meet there is definitely chemistry but can they turn it into more?

 

I think Jay does a good job brining reality into this book! I didn’t always like Jason’s decisions but felt like I understood them. He was struggling and not intentionally out to hurt anyone. I also understood Seb’s feelings about the situation. Their journey felt true and sometims that hurts a bit! I loved the way it all comes together, how they work it out and yes Jason totally stole my heart! I really liked these guys and their friends and I’m excited to see where this series goes!

 



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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.



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Review & Blog Tour: Made In Portugal by Ana Newfold

 

 
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 68,000 words approx.
 
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
 
Blurb
 

At 10 years old Joel was uprooted from his home and everything he knew in Portugal to start a new life in the States. At 26 he finds himself returning for the first time in thirteen years. So what if looking into the eyes of his childhood best friend again still makes his heart race out of his chest?

Living in sunny, laid-back Portugal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For David, dreams of being a pastry chef come second to working in his family’s café where his renowned custard tarts draw in the crowds. Seeing Joel brings old feelings back. Feelings he’s not sure he’s brave enough to acknowledge to anyone other than himself.

With the inspiration of an old travel journal, the two friends embark on a real journey through memories in a country where looking back into the past runs as deep as the blood that courses through their veins.

Falling in love was never meant to be a stop along the way, but maybe inevitable when you have the adventurous spirit and courage to pursue what you want, make love under the stars, and even figure out how to jumpstart an old Citroen 2CV in the middle of the Alentejo countryside.


Jenn Review

4 Stars

Second chance, friends to lovers on holiday story, yes please! This is my first  book by Ana Newfolk but it definitely won’t be my last! I really enjoyed this story of finding a well deserved happily ever after for Joel and David! Two great guys who grew up as friends but end up countries apart who have always shared part of their heart and soul finally find their way back to each other.

I loved these two and their journey together, even in the rough moments. Joel and David were best friends in Portugal as children. Their mothers had been best friends as well and they carried it on together. That is until Joel moves to America and only sees David during the summer, until that ends as well. Years later these two come face to face again and David and Joel have to really be true about their feelings.

I thought this was a wonderful story, one that really makes you feel! These two are so close and yet there are gaps and they have to learn to fill those gaps. There is definitely love and passion but there’s more to their story and even more they have to figure out if they stand a chance at being happy together. This is a story about family and friendship and love and I totally fell head over heels!

 



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Ana Newfolk was born in Portugal where she grew up surrounded by sunshine and countryside. She has always had a deep love of reading, and ever since she can remember her favorite presents and treats have always been books. She would often be found in her not-so-secret spot reading her favorite adventure books (when she was younger) and romance novels (when she discovered boys). At 20 years old she moved to the UK where she has lived since.

In 2015 Ana stumbled across her first MM romance novel by chance, and she was hooked. She loves reading about men falling in love, hard, fast and ever so sweetly. This new found love for LGBTQ+ romance has opened a new world for Ana, and in 2017 she decided to finally listen to the voices in her head and write them down.

In addition to the time she spends reading and writing Ana has a full-time job that involves meeting lots of people with interesting stories to tell. She also loves baking as much as she loves watching people eat what she creates, much to the delight of family, friends and work colleagues alike.

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Release Blitz & Review: Frankie – Unforgettable by Felice Stevens

 

Title: FrankieUnforgettable

Series: Man Up #3

Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Release Date: June 7, 2018

 

Blurb
Frankie
No one understands why I love him. 
Why I need him. 
Why I took him back. 
But they don’t have to.
I know. 
Despite the hurt and the heartache, I see beneath his skin. 
And I’m different now. 
No more Flirty Frankie. 
My dreams have changed, and so have I.
I’m stronger. 
I believe in myself.
And I’m a hell of a lot smarter than a year ago. 
Now it’s his turn to show me the man he really is. 
To prove it. 
I’ve always loved him. 
But that’s not enough.
I need to learn to trust him.

 

Aaron
No more excuses.
No more chances.
I make this right or lose him for good.
I have to do this.
No one has ever believed in me but him.
No one has ever wanted me but him.
I can’t let him down.
I won’t.
I can’t let myself down.
I’m trying, but it’s so damn hard.
No matter what they throw at me, I’m stronger. 
And I’m going to make it. 
I’m on my way.
With Frankie by my side. 
I can see the future.
I have a future.
Us. Together. 
Forever.
Jenn Review
4 Stars
I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and was really excited about Frankie’s story! It wasn’t quite what I expected but I definitely enjoyed it and totally fell in love with Frankie! I love a second chance story and Felice Stevens certainly delivers!
After getting to know Frankie in Austin and Rhoades’ books and really wanted to see him find happiness! I do have to admit that it took me a little while to warm up to Aaron, he wasn’t my favorite guy at first! He definitely did grow on me though, I loved seeing him grow and learn and become the person he was supposed to see. I really appreciated Frankie’s strength too, he’s been through some rough times and comes out stronger.
Love isn’t always easy or pretty and I think Felice Stevens does a great job of telling a story that deals with the harder parts. Aaron has made mistakes but isn’t bad and Frankie sees the good in him and is willing to give him a second chance. What these two build together is a healthy and happy relationship and loved seeing these two figure it out! A fantastic series to fall in love with!
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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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New Release 5 Star Review: In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec

Oh my gosh you guys, I am so excited to share this book, In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec! I loved everything about this book, it is an absolute must read!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he’s a grump with a secret and an extra room…can love find a way?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places – the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?

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Jenn Review

5 Stars

This is the first book I’ve read in this series but definitely not the last! I LOVED these characters so hard and I seriously want to be friends with them! Belle is a hot mess in the best possible way, but she is determined to get it together and be a strong, independent woman! Beast, aka Vincent, is growly and broody and oh so much more. These two together made me laugh and swoon and it was just perfection for me.

Belle runs the local library but it’s about to be closed down, funding and all that fun stuff. She’s determined to save her library though and despite her lack of skills when it comes to men and flirting she’s going to become a stripper to help save the library. Vincent comes to her rescue when he finds her sleeping in the library without a place to stay. He has some secrets though, and he’s trying to protect Belle and help her out. These two have great chemistry, even if Belle is a bit on the goofy, fact rambling side.

I loved everything about this book, from Belle’s weird encyclopedia of a brain to Vincent’s growly nature. These two just work together, but there’s always a twist in the fairy tale and I really liked how it all came together for these two. The relationship that builds between these two is a great journey, but there’s also a fantastic supporting cast to fall in love with too. I definitely need to play catch up with the first book, but as a total Beauty and the Beast nerd girl this will always be a favorite for me. I think Tara Sivec has worked her magic again with this story, making me laugh and feel and totally fall in love. A definite must read!

Tara Sivec

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She writes in a wide range of genres including Romantic Comedy, Romantic Comedy/Mystery, Romantic Suspense, New Adult Drama, Contemporary Romance and Psychological Thriller. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted Best Indie Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2014.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Release Blitz: Out, Proud, and Prejudiced by Megan Reddaway

 So thrilled to share Out, Proud, and Prejudiced by Megan Reddaway! I really enjoyed this book and it’s push and pull angst! I hope you enjoy my review and don’t miss the great giveaway!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 85,000 words approx.
Blurb
 

One’s proud, one’s prejudiced, and they can’t stand each other.

Quick-tempered Bennet Rourke dislikes Darius Lanniker on sight. Darius may be a hotshot city lawyer, but that doesn’t give him the right to sneer at Bennet, his friends, and their college. It doesn’t help that Bennet’s restaurant job has him waiting at Darius’s table. So when his tutor recommends him for an internship at Darius’s Pemberley estate, Bennet isn’t sure he wants it. He’s also not sure he can afford to turn it down.

Darius is a fish out of water in the small college town of Meriton, but something keeps pulling him back there. He’s helping out a friend with business advice, nothing more. If he’s interested in Bennet, it’s not serious. Sure, Bennet challenges him in a way no other man has. But they have nothing in common. Right?

Wrong. Their best friends are falling in love, and Bennet and Darius can’t seem to escape each other. Soon they’re sharing climbing ropes and birthday cake, and there’s a spark between them that won’t be denied.

But betrayal is around the corner. Darius must swallow his pride and Bennet must drop his prejudices to see the rainbow shining through the storm clouds.

A standalone novel—a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Note: contains mention of past abuse.

 

Jenn Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

Phew – I really enjoyed this book, from start to finish but oh the push and pull between these two! I liked both Bennet and Darius right from the start, they are both strong and stubborn men and it made for an entertaining and angsty story! So much stubborn male!

These two are at odds right from the start, they do not like each other and it only gets more difficult when their best friends Jamie and Tim fall for each other. There is great sexual tension between Bennet and Darius despite their dislike and I really enjoyed it! It was clear that these two felt something but neither man seemed to know what to do with it. Yes this story is filled with miscommunications and misunderstandings and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath but I loved it!

There are some real, darker issues that these characters have to face and there are a few I just didn’t like, but it made the story real. I don’t have to like all of the characters. I did find humor in this story as well, there are moments of sweetness and honest feeling between these guys. For me, my favorite part of this book is when Bennet reflects back on the person he things Darius is, the conversations they’ve had and sees them in a different light. These two are not perfect, their stubbornness really never leaves them, but in the end they are perfect for each other. I also really enjoyed the side story with Tim and Jamie – I just adored them!

Overall, I thought this was a very enjoyable read! It’s a slow burn push and pull and I was hooked right from the start!

About The Author

MEGAN REDDAWAY lives in England and has been entertained by fictional characters acting out their stories in her head for as long as she can remember. She began writing them down as soon as she could.

Since she grew up, she has worked as a secretary, driver, barperson, and article writer, among other things. Whatever she is doing, she always has a story bubbling away at the same time.

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New Release Review: Home Skillet by Cate Ashwood & Sandra Damien

Happy Monday! Today I’m excited to share Home Skillet by Cate Ashwood & Sandra Damien! This was a fun read and flash back to the ninties! I hope you’ll check out the book and my review!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Title: Home Skillet
Series: Culinary Kings
Home Skillet is the first book in Culinary Kings, which is a series of foodie-related books, however, they are all standalones with no overlapping characters or storylines
Authors: Cate Ashwood & Sandra Damien
Length: 50,000 words
Genre: m/m contemporary historical romance (set in the late 90s in New York/New Jersey) Release Date: May 31, 2018

Blurb:

Sometimes the only way to move forward… is to go back.

JAMES
I don’t know what’s more shocking—the sudden end to my marriage, or the fact that I’d married a woman at all. But now I’m broke and homeless, kicked out of my Upper West Side apartment while my ex-wife walks away with everything we’ve ever worked for.
So what’s an executive chef stripped of his dignity gonna do?
Go back to Jersey with his tail between his legs, that’s what.

BEN
I can’t say that spending a decade pining after my best friend was the best use of my time. While I’d pretty much become an expert at the whole unrequited love thing, I’d resigned myself to the fact that Jimmy and I were never gonna happen. But when Jimmy turned up on my doorstep in his hour of need, I jumped at the chance to offer him my bed—er, couch. I mean, what are friends for, right?
Now that he’s released from the shackles of matrimony, I can’t wait to show him exactly what he’s been missing out on all these years.
What I didn’t anticipate was him showing me that maybe I’d been missing out too.

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Jenn Review

3.5 – 4 Stars

Home Skillet is a second-chance, finding yourself kind of story! Ben and Jimmy have been best friends for years but in the last five or so years they’ve drifted a part a bit. Ben has always known who he is and doesn’t hide it, he’s also been in love with Jimmy for pretty much as long as he’s known him. Jimmy has always known who he was professionally, but personally – he’s been hiding that. He has spent the last 5 years in a marriage that looks good on paper, but there’s no real love between him and his wife. It’s more of a business relationship, and when she decides she’s done Jimmy is left with nothing. He calls Ben looking for help, and of course Ben is there for him, but everything between these two is about to change. Jimmy has to figure out who he really is and Ben has to finally admit his feelings.

Jimmy, Jimmy, let’s be honest, he’s a bit of a hot mess! Professionally and personally he really doesn’t know what to do with himself and I can understand why it made Ben a bit crazy. I really liked Ben, I thought he had such a great heart and it’s clear it’s always belonged to Jimmy. I enjoyed watching these two figure it out together, it’s not always easy but Jimmy really does learn how to finally be himself, and to love Ben like he’s always deserved. Ben is a rock, I loved how he supports Jimmy through the tough times and shows him that he’s been there all along and isn’t going anywhere.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and the food, a lot of the moments at Bucks made me laugh/cringe picturing that restaurant. I really liked the way this story came together and felt like the end was perfect for these two! I’m definitely looking forward to more of this series!

Cate discovered her love for books of all kinds early on, but romance is where her heart truly lies. She is addicted to the happily ever afters and the journey the characters take to get there. Currently residing in White Rock, B.C, Cate loves living just a stone’s throw from the ocean. When she’s not writing, she can be found consuming coffee at an alarming rate while wrangling her children, her husband, and their two cats.

Sandra Damien

There’s two sides to Sandra Damien: some days she’s utterly hilarious (at least in her head), and there are times her dark twin reigns. Her stories reflect both, but the one thing that unites them is, of course, love.

Cover Reveal: The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland

 A new Vi Keeland book is coming soon and we are so excited to share this cover reveal! I can’t wait!!

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A Standalone Second Chance Romance Novel

By: #1 NY Times Best Selling Author, Vi Keeland

RELEASE DATE: Monday, July 23, 2018

Synopsis:

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed.

Or so I thought…

Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch.

My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance.

And that was the good part of my day.

Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook.

A man who I’d only just begun to move on from.

A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about.

A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy.

Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare.

Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done.

But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client…was there?

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Photo Credits: Mondadori Portfolio/Paolo Stella

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Model: Simone Bredariol – D’men – www.dmanagementgroup.com

Cover Designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

**Watch out for a special excerpt sneak peak of The Naked Truth on July 18th!!**

 

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About the Author:

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Other books from Vi Keeland
Standalone Novels

Sex, Not Love
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Beautiful Mistake
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Egomaniac
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Bossman
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The Baller
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Life on Stage series (2 Standalone Books)

Throb
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Beat
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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

MMA Fighter series (3 Standalone Books)

Worth the Fight
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Worth the Chance
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Worth Forgiving
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Worth It All (Complete Fighter Series)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Fx1g6H

Serials

The Cole Series (2 Book Serial)

Belong to You
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Made for You
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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Co-written Novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HGMjVw

Cocky Bastard
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JIy7HT
iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

Stuck-Up Suit
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KvRMfE
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57
B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Playboy Pilot
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HFAtec
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
B&N: bit.ly/2caXPEK
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1

Mister Moneybags
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HFgHzm
iBooks: http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq
B&N: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m
Kobo http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

Dear Bridget, I Want You
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iBooks: http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi
B&N: http://smarturl.it/o780mb
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a

The Rush Series (2 Book Series)

Rebel Heir
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iBooks: https://goo.gl/iG6fmD
B&N: http://smarturl.it/ubjd6b
Kobo: https://goo.gl/iU76VK

Rebel Heart
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KuY8Me
iBooks: https://apple.co/2oleXyJ
B&N: http://smarturl.it/ew2ggj
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2H7FRCm

 

Cover Reveal: Knowing You (Cursed #2) by Rebecca Donovan

Happy Friday! Today we are excited to share the cover reveal for Knowing You (Cursed #2) by Rebecca Donovan!

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Knowing You (Cursed #2) by Rebecca Donovan
Release Date: June 27, 2018
Genre: Young Adult

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Under suspicion for a crime she watched him commit, Lana will pay for her silence. Her new lawyer strikes a deal, sending her to a boarding school in Vermont. It’s supposed to be a second chance. An escape from a dead-end life in Sherling. Except Lana doesn’t want to leave those who depend on her behind.

Lana is convinced she has nothing in common with the sons and daughters of celebrities and politicians who attend Blackwood School. But she soon finds out, that they’re all delinquents… just like her. Theirs is a world of contrived headlines and publicity facades, and Lana’s unabated honesty is a keen contrast to their lie-filled lives. She finds herself with new friends, just by telling the truth.

But not everyone is welcoming. Someone is out to destroy Lana, and she has no idea why. The longer she stays at Blackwood, the more dangerous it becomes for her and everyone she cares about. And it will only get worse when Lana discovers the truth.

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Read Book 1, If I’d Known
US Only
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Meet Rebecca:

Optimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe that what’s supposed to happen… will! In that regard, I don’t know how to give up; it’s not part of my biological make up.

I’m a passionate (and some would say, overly enthusiastic) person. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times that I’d like to admit), but I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do – fail or succeed.

I think this is evident when I write, leaving nothing behind and spilling it all out on the pages. I give it all to my readers – love it or hate it.

The path I’m on is very often my own, veering off the beaten path at the sight of something more interesting or captivating, getting caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty and intrigue others often pass by. And I always meet the most interesting people along the way…

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Review Tour: REBEL HEART by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

RUSH – that is all! We are thrilled to be a part of the review tour for Rebel Heart by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland! Rebel Heir and Rebel Heart are absolute must reads – I hope you’ll check out my review!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

 

 

Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check.

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check.

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.

 

 

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland just rocked my world, and my heart! If you haven’t read Rebel Heir – you must read that first, plus it’s fantastic because Rebel Heart picks up right where that book ended.  Right into the action and drama and ANGST! I’m trying to do this spoiler free but man this one got to me! I felt like I spent half this book holding my breath, just waiting to see what was going to happen.

I love these characters, Gia and Rush own me! I understood their struggles and the push and pull, their situation is rough for sure. These two are so strong though and so is their love. I was rooting for this couple and I loved the way it all came together. I loved both of these books and their journey, Gia and Rush are amazing and prove how strong love can really be. The perfect amount of laughs, tears and angst! Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have written some of my favorite stories and I’m adding Rush and Gia to that list!

REBEL HEART AVAILABLE NOW

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How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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