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Fire and Granite

Title: Fire and Granite

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Carlisle Deputies #2

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance/Law Enforcement

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: July 10 2018

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

The heat is growing from the inside, but danger is building on the outside.

Judge Andrew Phillips runs a tight ship in his courtroom. He’s tough, and when he hands down a sentence, he expects to be obeyed. So when a fugitive named Harper escapes and threatens his life, Andrew isn’t keen on 24-7 protection… especially not from Deputy Clay Brown. They have a past, one that could cause problems in their careers.

But with Clay assigned to Andrew and the two of them together every minute, there’s nowhere to hide from their attraction—or from the fact that there’s much more than chemistry blooming between them. As the threat intensifies, Clay knows he’ll do anything it takes to protect the people who are taking their places in his heart: Andrew and his young niece and nephew.

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Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

Another Andrew Grey book I absolutely fell in love with! I love his style and the way he delivers a story that just goes right to my heart, and Andrew and Clay definitely did just that!

Clay is a Sheriff’s Deputy who wants to protect, Andrew is a judge who doesn’t put up with any nonsense, what he says goes. But when a crazy and dangerous criminal escapes, he starts making threats towards Andrew and Clay is assigned to protect the prickly judge. But at these two start to spend time together, Clay quickly sees Andrew isn’t as prickly outside the courtroom. The two get close as Clay does everything he can to protect Andrew and make him feel safe but just as things start to feel okay, another bombshell is dropped in their laps and now Andrew is taking care of his niece and nephew while trying to hide from the crazed wanted man.

I thought this story was exciting and sweet and I couldn’t put it down. The chemistry between these two is great, but there is also genuine heart and caring between them. I loved seeing both guys with the kids, learning how to care for them. There was the perfect mix of action and romance and once again proved why I adore Andrew Grey’s books! I enjoyed the twists and turns, just enough to keep me guessing and finally a perfect ending! A definite must read!

**** Disclosure of Material: I received a final and/or advanced reader copy of this book from RBTL Book Promotions and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I will leave my Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that… My Opinions. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”. *****

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“Thank you, Sheriff. I appreciate you providing some security,” Judge Andrew Phillips said into the phone, still sitting in his hotel room, getting ready to go to the courthouse just down the street.

“Deputy Brown will meet you in your courtroom in half an hour. He’ll provide protection while you’re at work, as well as at your home. You’ll need to have a room he can use while he’s there.”

“Brown.” Andrew thought a minute and pursed his lips. He remembered this particular deputy. An impatient control freak. Just great. “I know him.”

“Yes, I’m sure you do.”

“Isn’t there anyone else?” Andrew wasn’t sure he wanted that guy in his house.

“Clay is a superb deputy, and he’ll protect you to the best of his ability. With three deputies out because of the attack, and our regular duties, I’m short on personnel. He’s willing to do the job, which is 24-7. That’s a lot to ask of anyone. You could hire your own security.”

Damn him for the veiled threat. Andrew was smart enough to know he wasn’t going to get a different answer, and he needed some protection. He’d been up all night, jumping at every sound, hoping it wasn’t Harper Grange coming to get him.

“All right. Thank you.” He ended the call. There was no point in prolonging it, and he needed to get over to the courthouse.

Andrew got his things together, checked out of the hotel room, and took his bag along with him as he walked across the street with the others heading to the court. He kept looking over his shoulder the entire time until he was inside past security. He went right up the stairs to his courtroom and into his chambers, closing the door and breathing deeply, his heart racing.

“Judge Phillips. I’m here to provide security until Harper Grange is apprehended.”

He turned, recognizing Clay. God in heaven, the man got more stunning every single time he saw him. How in the hell was that possible?

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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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Blog Tour: Leaning Into Forever by Lane Hayes

We are so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Leaning into Forever by Lane Hayes. This is a great read, all the happy feels! I have really enjoyed this series and this book is a great addition. I hope you’ll check out my review, the excerpt and the giveaway too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

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M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 06.26.18

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Geordie De La Rosa is a legend among wine lovers in Napa
Valley. His ultra-fabulous style paired with a penchant for leading impromptu sing-a-longs has
made him a star attraction at Conrad Winery. Co-owning a well-respected winery was never
Geordie’s aspiration but he likes the niche he’s made for himself. He won’t deny that his job and
his friends have helped ease his heartache and grief after the death of his longtime partner.

Levi Yeager excels at the art of reinventing himself. He’s been a
minor league baseball player, a college coach and now a restaurant owner. The problem is he
doesn’t know anything about the food business. And when his chef quits unexpectedly, he’s
afraid his new venture is doomed. But Levi isn’t a quitter. It may be the only thing he has in
common with the beautiful, sassy man from the neighboring winery who agrees to help get his
new business up and running. Neither man counts on their fast friendship or the wild attraction
they feel for each other. However, they know they won’t stand a chance until they let go of the
past and lean into forever.

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Jenn Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

This Geordie’s story and I have really been looking forward to and it definitely did not disappoint! I’ve enjoyed Geordie in the previous books, his flamboyance and fabulousness but it was clear he needed someone in his life. And Levi is the perfect match for him, it certainly may not seem that way initially but there is something so very wonderful between these two, right from the start. This is the sort of read that is just good for my heart!

Geordie is still mourning the loss of his love Mike, not ready and unable to move on, but when Levi shows up he challenges Geordie and doesn’t hide from his feelings. He doesn’t let Geordie push him away. They start spending time together and Geordie feels happiness again, genuinely enjoying Levi and what he brings to his life. I adored these two together. Yes, they have some things to work through and Geordie has to come to terms with the fact that he will always love Mike, but there just might be room in heart for Levi too.

I really liked the way this story progressed, these two start out working together and their friendship develops. It takes time for these two, but it’s a great pace. Their relationship never felt forced or one-sided, even during their challenges. This is exactly the journey I had hoped for Geordie and it made my heart so very happy! It’s one of those books I wanted to start over as soon as I finished just to feel it again. Definitely a must read book and must read series!

 

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EXCERPT

“I can’t decide what to sing. The Sound of Music is always a winner,
but perhaps I should try—”
Grease,” Levi suggested out of the fucking blue. He chuckled when I jumped, and
then he handed me a napkin to clean the burgundy liquid that sloshed over the rim of my
wineglass.

“Where the hell did you come from? And why are you always sneaking up on me?” I asked
irritably as I wrapped the napkin around the stem of my glass.
“I didn’t sneak up on you. You asked for a music suggestion, and I gave you one.”
“I wasn’t asking your opinion,” I huffed without heat. “I was talking to myself.”
“Again?”
“I’m always talking to myself.”
I lifted my glass to my lips to hide my involuntary hum of approval. Damn, he cleaned up nicely.
His slicked-back hair and close-shaven hint of a beard went well with his white oxford button-
down shirt, houndstooth blazer, and snug designer jeans. And holy hell…cowboy
boots.
“People are gonna think you’re weird if you keep that up,” he singsonged playfully.
“I hope so. Weird is the ultimate badge of honor.” I raised my glass in a mock toast then gave
him a lascivious once-over that was too flirty to be taken seriously. “You look very handsome. I
wouldn’t think to pair a sophisticated jacket with ranch chic and yet, somehow you’ve made it
work.”
Levi crossed his arms and leaned against the wall with a slow-growing grin. The latent sensuality
in the lazy upturn of his full lips fascinated me. Or maybe it was the cowboy boots.
“Thanks. I think.”
“Anytime. I should go.” I shoved my glass into his free hand then flung my yellow scarf over my
shoulder and pinched my cheeks to add a touch of natural color before bowing theatrically.
Adieu. My audience awaits.”
“Hang on.” He stepped in front of me before I could escape. “I want to talk to you for a second.”
The billowy sleeves of my black tunic fluttered as I motioned for him to hurry. “What is it?”
“I didn’t have a chance to thank you for helping me out today. The stuffed jalapeños were a hit.
And they went well with the wine.”
“You’re welcome. I know my peppers, and I know my Pinot. You were smart to print out a
sample menu for La Vid. The font was all wrong, but it was still a nice touch,” I enthused. “Now
excuse me while I—”
Levi grabbed my elbow to stop me. “La Vid?”

“It’s just a suggestion, of course, but I think a touch of Spanish flair would be well-received.
Every other business in this town has the word vine or wine in it. La Vid would stand out. Think
about it.”
“I will. What was wrong with the font?” he asked, furrowing his brow.
I grabbed my drink from his hand and took a small sip. “You used Helvetica, Levi. That’s almost
as boring as Times New Roman.”
It didn’t seem possible, but his forehead creased a little more as his frown deepened. “At no
point in my life did I ever think I’d ask this question at a party but…what font would you
suggest?”
“Andale or Century Gothic. Or better yet, Monaco,” I replied without hesitation. “Something
classy yet understated and sophisticated. That’s what you’re going for with your restaurant,
correct?”
“Yes. Exactly. Wes told me you’re responsible for the overall aesthetic at Conrad Winery. Are
you a budding designer on top of being a cabaret singer?”
I grinned at his teasing tone. “Yes and no. I have zero training in either endeavor, but I’m pretty
damn good at both if I do say so myself.”
“And modest too,” he quipped.
“Modesty will get you nowhere. If you want something, you’d better speak up before someone
else swoops in.”
“Agreed. I want something.” Levi inched closer, seeming suddenly larger than life. His shoulders
were broader, and his expression was more intense.
“What do you want?”
“You.”
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Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best.
Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early
age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These
days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years
ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and
subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow
Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern
California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: TIGHT QUARTERS (Out of Uniform #6) by Annabeth Albert

“Sexy, sweet and heartfelt, Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series is a fresh take on Navy SEALs that will delight and entertain romance readers.”

–Layla Reyne, author of the Agents Irish and Whisky series.  

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Title: Tight Quarters by Annabeth Albert

Series: Out of Uniform  #6

 

Publisher: Carina Press

 

Release Date: ebook: July 9, 2018 | print: July 31, 2018

 

Subgenre: M/M Contemporary Military Romance

 

Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

 

Book Synopsis: Petty Officer Bacon, a navy SEAL and ace sharpshooter, has been on the front lines of more than his fair share of dangerous ops. Yet when a minor injury relegates him to the beta team, he’s tasked with what may be his riskiest assignment yet: the silver fox journalist he’s babysitting is the hottest, most charismatic man he’s ever encountered.

Award-winning journalist Spencer Bryant may have been named one of Pride magazine’s most eligible bachelors of the year, but he’s not looking to change his relationship status. He’s a consummate professional who won’t risk his ethics or impeccable reputation by getting involved with a source. Even a sexy-as-hell military man. But while Spencer can resist his physical attraction to Bacon, he has less control over his emotions—especially when the mission goes sideways and the two men are trapped alone.

Getting out of the jungle alive turns out to be easy compared to facing the truth about their feelings for one another back in the real world. And whether or not they can build a future is a different story altogether.

This book is approximately 82,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

 

Jenn Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

I am such a fan of Annabeth Albert and this series and this is a fantastic addition! I loved these characters and their slow burn journey to happiness! I felt like I really got to know these guys and I loved that!

Spencer is a well known journalist with strict professional boundaries. He is out and proud but not looking for a relationship. Bacon works hard as a SEAL, but he has a secret, he’s pan, but it’s really no one’s business. When Spencer lands an assignment that has him embedded with the SEALs, Bacon is the one assigned to him. These two don’t even know what’s coming for them!

Spencer and Bacon are just fantastic together! They have such great conversations and banter and they just click together. I liked the differences between these guys too, not just age but personality and experience. These guys really get to know each other, there’s as much of an emotional connection as there is a physical one. This story was full of feeling, the lighthearted moments, the sweet ones and some ones that get you in the heart, and it’s a wonderful addition to this series.  Overall a great journey and I have to say I loved loved the way it all came together!

 

Excerpt 

“Came because I didn’t have anywhere else I’d rather be.” Bacon’s voice lowered, became more mournful. “And trust me, I’m every bit as pissed about that too. Fuck you for getting under my skin. Everything on base is too damn quiet right now. And I’m too…itchy. You make me itchy, Spencer, and I hate it.”

“I’m—”

“Don’t you dare say sorry.” Bacon’s mouth was millimeters from Spencer’s when he paused. Held. Gave him a chance to escape, but even though it was the height of stupidity, Spencer wasn’t going anywhere.

“I hate it too,” he whispered, right against Bacon’s mouth a split second before Bacon claimed his mouth in a punishing kiss. Spencer was used to being the aggressor with kissing. It was just how he was wired—he’d always been the one to take the lead in bed. But Bacon left no space for him to take over. In fact, all he could do was cling to Bacon and hope they didn’t burn the damn hotel down with the force of their passion.

It was like they’d been longing for this for years, not days, and like they were both longtime lovers reuniting and mortal enemies enraged at their attraction. Bacon kissed like he operated in the field—with deadly intent and utter precision as he systematically took Spencer apart, lick by lick, nip by nip, breath by breath. But really, who needed air with kisses like these? Bacon kept up the aggressive assault, body pushing him against the wall, mouth ensuring his compliance.

Finally, Bacon proved himself mortal after all and pulled away to gasp for air. “Fuck.”

“Still mad?” Why Spencer was goading him, he really couldn’t say, other than he wanted more of this wild, unleashed, more-than-a-little unhinged man.

“Very.” Bacon bit at Spencer’s ear, which made him shiver like a teenager in a backseat for the first time. God, he was putty for this man, absolute wet clay for him to mold and use. “So damn pissed.”

But he belied his words by sinking to his knees, as graceful as any dancer Spencer had worked with. He went straight for Spencer’s waistband.

“Wait.” Spencer had to regain a little control here, assert himself, not simply get caught up in the Bacon express train of lust and anger. “Still don’t know your name.”

 

About Annabeth Albert:

 

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.  The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ  romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series.

To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: www.annabethalbert.com or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two active children.

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Blog Tour, Review & GIVEAWAY: The Best Worst Honeymoon by Andrew Grey

 I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Best Worst Honeymoon by Andrew Grey! I had the opportunity to meet Andrew Grey at RT last month and he was such a delight! He was so kind and generous and talked books with me as I tried not to superfan! It was such a great experience! So today, I hope you’ll check out this great read and don’t miss the giveaway!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

Title: The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever  
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: House Line DreamSpun Desires | #60
Genre:  M/M
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19 2018
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?

Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.

Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.

 

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

This was such a fun and sweet read and I absolutely fell head over heels for these characters! Tommy and Grayson and Petey just won my heart! This is the perfect read when you’re looking for something without too much drama and a just wonderful, meant to be love!

Tommy is all set to get married, he thinks he’s found the one, until the one decides he just can’t go through with it and leaves him the day of the wedding. Tommy is ready to crumble but his best friend Grayson is there by his side, ready to help him. Grayson even convinces Tommy he should go on his honeymoon and enjoy the vacation and in turn Tommy convinces Grayson to come too, and to bring his adorable son Petey. The three of them head off together and it’s a trip that changes everything.

I just loved this group together, not just the romance between Tommy and Grayson but the family unit they are with Petey. Tommy and Grayson have been friends for years, both men harboring secret crushes on each other but the timing has never been right for either man. But there, on that beautiful island together Tommy and Grayson sort through their feelings, about past relationships and for each other. These two just felt right together, even as Tommy works through what his craptastic ex did him, the love between him and Grayson is evident.

I really enjoyed this story from start to finish! Grayson’s constant strength is the perfect match for Tommy and his self doubt and workaholic tendencies. These two grow together and become a beautiful family. There’s just enough drama to keep it exciting, a wonderful read all around!

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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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Blog Tour: My Unexpected Love (Beaumont The Next Generation #2) by Heidi McLaughlin

 

Welcome to our stop on the My Unexpected Love blog tour!! Once again Heidi McLaughlin blew me away with her words and storytelling! Elle Powell-James is struggling to find her way, and her best friend Ben wants to be her happily ever after in this beautiful angsty story. I loved it and am loving returning to the Beaumont characters I love and falling for these kids all grown up. Check out my review, some teasers, and a GIVEAWAY too!
Happy reading! ~ Amber
Title: My Unexpected Love
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #2
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations
Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.

From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller they’ve been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom and finally moving to California for college.

However, after the almost tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle’s life hasn’t been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.

One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle’s relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.

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5 Stars

Prepare for the emotional ride that was Ben and Elle. Heidi McLaughlin returns with the Beaumont Next Generation series in My Unexpected Love.

These characters drew me in, frustrated me and made me love them all at once!

Elle is so messed up after her sisters near death that she’s drowning in her own pain. Everyone around her sees it but doesn’t know what to do, including her best friend. Ben is so good, so kind and so in love with Elle. This pair I swear, I wanted to strangle them both, all the while rooting for them to find their way to the other.

So many angst filled moments. So many sighs and cries and tears. The scenes with Elle and her siblings, with Elle and her parents – all brought me both tears and so much love for these people. Harrison and Kaitlyn are the best kind of parents! I loved them all the more! 💜

Heidi did such a fantastic job of portraying Elle’s journey to acceptance. To realize that while life is fragile, you can’t hide away and numb your feelings. To realize that sometimes love is unexpected, but sometimes it’s been with you all along if you just look.

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

 


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Blog Tour, Review & GIVEAWAY: Leaning Into The Look by Lane Hayes

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RELEASE DATE: 03.23.18

 

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Grant Kostas made a career based on his looks before joining his family’s real estate firm. He may not love his job but he’s better at sales than he thought. And when he’s poised to bring in the biggest account of the company’s history, even his father is impressed. Unfortunately, the extra attention highlights Grant’s personal life. His parents accept that he’s gay. They just wish he’d meet a nice Greek man.

Miles Harrison is a fabulous red head going through a rough patch. Between getting dumped by his long-term boyfriend and finding a new place to live in the city, he’s nearing his wits end. He’s not sure why he thought rooming with his boss’s friend was a good idea. Miles has had a crush on Grant for years. However, he knows attractive people aren’t always pretty on the inside. As the two men grapple with external problems, they form an unexpected bond of friendship and trust that feels like the real thing. The only way to know for certain is to let go of fear and lean into the look.

 

Jenn Review

4 Stars

This was a fun, sweet read about two very different guys who are just perfect for each other even if it takes a bit for them to figure it out! I really loved Grant and Miles, and I have to say the it was Miles who really made this story for me! Even though it’s told from Grant’s POV I adored Miles and his quirks and light and just everything!

At first these two seem like total opposites and they are in certain ways but they work so well together, they compliment each other! Grant certainly has his own issues with his father and business and having Miles in his life seems to make those harder, but he still wants him around. Miles has had it rough lately, struggling with a breakup and his emotions and he promises not to fall in love with Grant. It’s clear though that their friends with benefits relationship carries more for both guys.

My favorite part of their journey together is seeing who they become together! The strength they find in each other, that calming force, so perfect for these two! I really enjoyed this book, especially the way the story comes together, when Grant and Miles finally admit their feelings, that went straight to my heart! I highly recommend this book and series!

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“You and I are opposites. You like quiet and order, and I thrive on chaos. I want everything you have and more. The boisterous family with the ancient traditions and food for days. I can’t even watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding without getting jealous. And that’s your real life.”

“Times ten,” I agreed with a half laugh.

Miles chuckled. “Humans are a mystery. Why are we never happy with what we have?”

I lowered my hand to his waist and hooked my fingers through his belt loop. “We don’t see well. We don’t know when to speak and when to listen. We don’t understand the nuances in taste and touch. Take your pick.”

“Mmm. Personally, I think we rely too heavily on looks. Physical appearances and perceived appearances. It takes patience and effort to really see the person under skin and bones. The scars and insecurities. To sift through their baggage while they do the same to you and cross your fingers, hoping like mad that you pass the test. It’s so…hard.”

“I’ve heard if you find the right partner it’s worth it,” I said softly.

Miles sighed and leaned heavily against my side. We fell silent for a moment, letting the squawk of seagulls and the medley of tourists’ voices mix with the occasional bark of a sea lion. We were part of a crowd and yet separate enough to hear our own thoughts.

“Thank you for today,” he said after awhile.

“I didn’t do anything special.”

“Sure you did. You took me on a date.”

“It wasn’t a real date. I can do better,” I assured him with a wry grin.

“No complaints here. Oh, except you made me walk three miles and—”

“Hey, at least I avoided the steeper streets.”

Miles snickered. “You were probably afraid I’d get tired and demand a piggyback ride.”

“Yeah, that did cross my mind,” I agreed sarcastically. “How about if I buy you a coffee for the walk back to the car?”

“Make it a hot chocolate and promise to hold my hand the whole way, and you’ve got yourself a deal,” he countered with a straight face.

My smile was so big it hurt. I enveloped him in a giant bear hug and pulled back to kiss his forehead. “Deal.”

I laced my fingers with his and pulled him through the crowd to the boardwalk. And I didn’t let go. Block after block through familiar city streets and eclectic neighborhoods, I kept him close, marveling at how right it felt just being with him. I noted his shy, pleased smile and cautioned myself not to read too much into the look. I didn’t want to ruin the mood by saying too much. But I knew it was a matter of time before I lost myself to Miles completely.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…
Title: Murder Notes
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Lilah Love #1
Release Date: March 27, 2018
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…
As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.
Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?
Jenn Review
4 Stars
Wow – Lisa Renee Jones creates another jaw dropping, can’t stop reading, must know what happens book! Lilah Love is an FBI agent who ends up back in her hometown investigating a series of murders, and to say things are crazy is an understatement! She doesn’t want to be there, to open old wounds but doesn’t have a choice! And this woman, she’s intense and strong, she thinks like a killer, but what happens next is enough to shake her!
I really enjoyed this story, it kept me guessing with all the twists and turns. So many secrets, so many lies and so many bodies! This is a must read romantic suspense with an awesome female lead. She’s definitely not hearts and flowers, but she’s fantastic and I loved being in her head! This story has a great pace, fascinating characters and I so ready for MORE! Murder Notes is one of the reasons I absolutely love Lisa Renee Jones and the sexy, mysterious worlds she creates!
I scan the ocean, expecting it to turn to blood, but it simply crashes to the shore.
I turn to the house and take a step, then stop abruptly, a shadow flickering by the house. A shiver runs down my spine. There it is again. Another shadow. Someone is there. It’s then that I flash back to being on this very sand, with Kane grabbing my arms and saying, “I’ll take care of it.” And I let him, and did so without asking questions, until it was too late to change the outcome. Because I was weak that night and he was strong. But I am not weak anymore.
I pull my weapon and start running for the house, wind in my hair and face, my heart thundering in my ears, and I don’t stop until I’m staring at the blood splattered all over the patio glass, some kind of note pinned in the center. Adrenaline surges through me, but I am in my Otherworld now. I retain my cool. I walk to the patio door, using the end of my shirt to open the door, and then I systematically search every inch of the house. When I know I’m alone, I walk to my bag, pull on gloves and then walk back outside, yanking the note off the door. Returning back inside, I lock the door and pull the blinds and then I open the note. At the top is the alphabet, pasted in paper letters, with an X across the letter A. The note reads:
A is for the Apple a day that keeps the doctor away. But a doctor couldn’t help him, could he?
 
I KNOW.

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Title: Murder Girl
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Lilah Love #2
Release Date: July 10, 2018
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones returns with the second book in her electrifying series featuring Lilah Love, an FBI profiler who doesn’t fight her dark side—she embraces it.
It’s Lilah Love’s job to inhabit a killer’s mind. The unapologetically tough FBI profiler is very comfortable there. But her latest case is making her head spin. It’s a string of brutal assassinations carried out across the country, each tied to a mysterious tattoo. Body by body, she’s followed the clues all the way back to her hometown. And every step of the way, the killer has been following her.
Here, beneath the glamour of the privileged Hamptons community, is a secret long buried but never forgotten. It’s bigger than Lilah. It’s powerful enough to escape the reach of the FBI. And it’s more personal than anyone can imagine. Because it’s hiding in Lilah’s own past. To fight it, she’s forced to turn to her lethally tempting ex, Kane Mendez. He’s an expert at bringing out Lilah’s darkest impulses. If she plans to survive, she’s going to need them.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

Blog Tour: Only You by Melanie Harlow

Good evening! We are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Only You by Melanie Harlow! I really enjoyed this book and totally fell in love with Emme, Nate and adorable Paisley! This was a sweet, emotional read and I hope you check out my review  and the great excerpt!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Only You, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is LIVE!

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Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall-a different one every time-and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.

As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.

As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.

We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit-he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.

But it’s a mistake.

Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.

I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.

I want to be the one he asks to stay.

 

Jenn Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

Only You is a sweet read, one that goes right to the heart with all the feels! Nate and Emme have been neighbors and friends for years, but never anything more. He tends to come to Emme’s rescue pretty often, and it’s actually how their story begins. They don’t cross that line though, Nate is a confirmed bachelor, never wanting more than a night of pleasure from the women he brings home and Emme is a huge romantic with dreams of her happily ever after. But then the crazy happens and a baby is left at Nate’s door, it’s his daughter. Now he’s left to care for Paisley on his own and Emme is there to help. As he tries to be a father, with Emme supporting him he starts to see life a little differently. Emme sees Nate with his daughter, opening up to her and wonders if there is more to him and them.

For me, I kind of felt like this was Nate’s story more than Emme’s. I enjoyed her POV but she’s a pretty solid character, even when she’s reconsidering her taste in men she really doesn’t falter on who she is. Nate on the other hand has to re-evaluate how he views life and love and relationships on every level. After a devastating loss as a kid he’s taught himself that loving someone only leads to pain, but as he opens his heart to his daughter and to Emme, there is a battle between fear and love. I loved his journey and witnessing him grow, that’s the part of the story that really got to my heart!

This is the kind of story that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and I really enjoyed it! Great characters to totally fall for even when they’re a bit dense and a great story line. I definitely enjoyed this story from start to finish, it made me laugh and smile and swoon and there were some tears too!

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“So did you mean what you said last night? About me?”

He grimaced, his eyes closing briefly. “I’m sorry about that. I shouldn’t have said it.”

“But you think it, right? That I’m a little girl living in a fantasy world?”

“No.” He put a hand on my shoulder. “I think you’re an optimist. I think you see good in people they don’t even see themselves. You build people up—especially me.”

“You?” I laughed a little. “You don’t need me to build you up.”

“Hell yes, I do. You think I’d have been able to handle this whole fatherhood bombshell if you hadn’t been here? If you’d said, ‘That’s what you get for fucking around, asshole. Good luck.’

I shook my head, a strand of hair coming loose from my bun. “I’d never have done that.”

“I know.” He tucked the strand behind my ear and moved his hand to the back of my neck. His eyes dropped to my lips. “But I would have deserved it.”

I held my breath. Things seemed to be happening in slow motion. His forehead came to rest on mine. And then our noses touched. Our eyes closed. An eternity passed, his lips a whisper from mine. Either one of us could have initiated a kiss. A slight lift of my chin. A little drop of his head. The question—will we or won’t we?—hung there between us, even as his closed lips brushed mine, eyelash soft.

I wanted nothing more than to wrap my arms around his neck and fit my body flush against his, but my wrists lay inert on the edge of the sink. Suddenly he spoke, his breath warm against my mouth.

“You know that dream you have, the one where you really want to do something, you’re desperate to do something, but you’re paralyzed?”

“Yes,” I whispered.

“I think I’m having that dream right now.”

“Me too.” And then I felt it, the gentle pressure at the back of my neck, pulling my head toward him.

It was all I needed. Our mouths came together firmly this time, our lips opening, and I angled my body toward his, throwing my arms around his neck. His hands explored my back while his tongue explored my mouth, and he backed me into the corner, his hips pinning mine against the hard stone counter. He kissed with a fervor and intensity that surprised me, his mouth traveling down my neck, his fingers threading through my hair, pulling the pins loose, his body giving off heat that mine hungrily absorbed. I wanted to get closer to him, wished I could feel his skin against mine. I rose up on tiptoe to press against him, my back arching to fit the question mark curve of his body.

He felt big and strong and reassuring, exactly how I wanted him to feel. I wasn’t even sure what it was I wanted reassurance about… My desirability? Our chemistry? Something new and different happening between us? He swept his lips to the other side of my throat, a necklace of soft, insistent kisses that warmed my blood. When his mouth returned to mine, the kiss grew hot and frantic. He reached down and hiked the hem of my skirt to my waist, and I immediately jumped up, wrapping my legs around him. His hands moved under my ass and he carried me like that into the living room, never lifting his mouth off mine. When he reached the couch, he knelt on it and tipped me backward, stripping off his shirt and stretching out above me.

My hands moved lightning fast over hot skin, solid muscle. Chest and arms and back—I couldn’t get enough. His hand stole beneath the T-shirt I wore and I arched my back so he could reach underneath me and unclasp my bra, then moaned softly at the feel of his palm over my breasts. Moving down, he shoved the shirt and bra up to my neck and put his mouth on me, his lips, his tongue, his teeth, my nipples hardening into tight little peaks that begged to be licked, sucked, teased, tortured.

What are we doing? What are we doing? What are we doing? screamed a voice in my head.

I ignored it, hooking my arms beneath his and pulling him up so I could kiss him again. I didn’t care what we were doing.

It felt way too good to stop.

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About Melanie:

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Blog Tour: One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

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Welcome to The Geekery Book Review’s stop on the One Last Time Blog Tour!! I loved absolutely everything about this book! I especially liked the fact that Corinne didn’t make me emotionally stabby or want to throw my kindle reading it! That was a first!! lol! Check out my review (5 Stars!) and an excerpt of when Kristin meets Noah for the first time. So much love!!

Happy reading! Laters ~ Amber

 

One Last Time by Corinne Michaels
Release Date: February 26th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.

I’m getting really good at cutting my losses.

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed.

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him.

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses?

What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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amber review    5 Stars

Corinne Michaels writes characters I wanna root for! I loved Kristin and Noah! There is something about the way Michaels tells a story; it’s always real and raw and full of so many emotions. One Last Time was no exception. Such a beautiful story about two people finally finding a true sense of self and in each other happiness.

When we meet Kristin she’s come finally to the realization that she can’t stay in the marriage she thought was to be her forever. After fourteen years of heartache and feeling not good enough, she leaves for herself and for her kids. Her ex was just vile. Now, Noah? Noah was swoony, dreamy and everything everyone wishes for in a man. This woman never stood a chance in resisting Noah! I loved every swoony moment!!

Though I haven’t been thru a divorce, I have experienced what it’s like to have someone tear you down with words. I thought Corinne’s writing of Kristin’s feelings and the way she reacted so many times was so realistic. I felt her anxiety. I hurt for her and encouraged her. Kristin’s kids were amazing, Finn is feeling so many emotions with the divorce and changes to his life; and Aubrey was just a ray of happiness and animals and glitter. Throw in the amazing tribe of friends and the story just got richer. I loved that Noah was willing to give Kristin what she needed, all the while going after what he wanted. He told her time and again he was going to win her heart. He definitely won mine!! But he wasn’t without his own worries and fears.

Excerpt:

Before I can make a move either way, the glass door slides open and Noah walks through the threshold.

My legs start to quiver as his eyes meet mine. All I can think about is how I’d like to climb him like a tree and shake his coconuts. I thought he was hot in the photo, then he was better through the window, but up close, he’s otherworldly.

“Hi.” Noah’s throaty voice floats around me. “You must be Kristin.”

Instead of speaking, I stand here with my mouth hanging open. Some small sounds that could be words escape, but they aren’t coherent.

Kill me now.

“Noah, this is my best friend, Kristin. Who we told you about.” Heather elbows me.

“Yes. Me. Hi. Kristin. I. You. Hi.”

Smooth. Someone should video this because I’m sure it’s highly entertaining.

“Right.” Noah flashes a blinding smile. “I hear you’re a reporter?”

Okay, Kristin, you have to speak in more than one-word increments or grunting noises.

I grab Heather’s glass she just poured and hope it’ll act as a talisman. “Yes, for a small blog, but I’m that. A reporter. For a blog. I write.”

And a bumbling idiot.

Noah’s green eyes are filled with humor. He moves a little closer and places his hand on top of mine. “Eli filled me in a little. I’m happy I came.”

I’m pretty sure I just came. At least we’re all coming.

“Me, too.”

His lips turn up as his eyes rake my body. “See you out there.” He winks and walks back out.

My ovaries have officially disintegrated.

I turn back to Heather, who bursts out into a fit of laughter. “Oh, that was epic. You all said I was starstruck when I met Eli? You should’ve seen that!” Heather continues to laugh at my expense. “Yes. Me. Um. Blog. Er—” She mocks.

 “Shut up.” I laugh—because, really, what else can I do—and bump her hip before moving around the bar and grabbing a glass. “Now, pour me a shot before I drink straight from the bottle.”

There’s only one way to get through tonight.

Alcohol.

Lots of Alcohol.

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Meet Corinne:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Blog Tour: Poison Kisses Part One, by Lisa Renee Jones

A sexy STANDALONE novel featuring Seth from the Dirty Money series! It is not necessary to read the Dirty Money series prior to enjoying this book. POISON KISSES will be released as three novellas in back to back weeks on Feb. 6th, 13th, and 20th!
Title: Poison Kisses Part One

Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Amanda Skye made me want her. She made me trust her. She made me love her. Then she betrayed me. And now, a madman brings us together again and before our battle with him is over, I will make sure that she never forgets my name: Seth Cage. The Fixer for The Brandon Family Empire, but to a covert CIA operation, I will always be The Assassin. And to Amanda, I will be the man who made her moan, sigh, and beg. And I will make her beg.
Jenn Review
4 Stars
I’ve been excited about Seth’s story and oh man Lisa Renee Jones is setting it up to be exciting! It’s sexy, fast paced and intense! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this all going to unfold.
In this first installment Seth receives an assignment from the CIA that puts him face to face with an agent he’s worked with in the past, an agent he fell in love with and who he is now determined to kill. Amanda was the one he gave his heart to only to be betrayed by her and now he needs her for one last mission, then it ends. Or does it?
GAH – I love these two together, the passion/tension is off the charts and you can’t quite tell if they are going to have crazy wild sex or murder each other. This is one of those stories where are three sides to everything, his, hers and the truth and I can’t wait to discover what really happens here. Major cliffhanger but the other pieces are coming quickly and I CAN’T WAIT! Definitely a LRJ must read!
Title: Poison Kisses Part Two
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: February 13, 2018
I loved her. She left me. She betrayed me but now it’s time to open the closed doors. I’ll tell her my secret if she tells me hers. Our history, is more than lies. It’s our story, and I will do whatever it takes to reveal it all. I’m the Assassin, She’s The Poison Princess. We’re going to kill the bad guys, but we’re still deciding if we’re enemies. The one thing for certain, is we’re both going to strip down and get bare.
Title: Poison Kisses Part Three
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Those you love, know how to hurt you. Those you love, know what to hide, because they know what is unforgivable to you. Now that I know what Seth hid from me, I want the secret to be the lie. I don’t want to kill him. I don’t want to leave him. I guess that’s why they say there is a fine line between love and hate. I love and hate that man with such passion, that it damn near hurts. But now, as we face down our shared enemies, as we are lead right back to an explosive discovery about my family, and to the night Seth and I parted ways, we will both be exposed in every way. And it’s time for me to decide if I plan to love Seth Cage for the rest of my life, or kill him, before he kills me.
“I hate you, Seth Cage,” she proclaims in what I know to be an out-of-character emotional outburst that tells me I’ve rattled her.
And earns her my cool reply. “There’s a fine line between love and hate, sweetheart,” I say, but I don’t want her to hate me and it pisses me off. What is it about this woman that makes her my weakness? “I wonder if I missed the taste of poison on your lips, or did I just choose to ignore it?” And I need to know that answer. I close my mouth down on hers, my tongue sliding into her mouth, rough, angry, but she doesn’t respond. She doesn’t even touch me, and I won’t allow her that win. I fold her against me, cupping the back of her head, my tongue licking against hers until she finally fucking moans, and responds.
And damn it, she still tastes just as good as she did, just as right when she’s wrong, but at least I know now. Everything right about this woman will always be wrong, including the moment she bites my lips, drawing blood. “I still hate you,” she hisses.
Wiping my lip, I’m wildly aroused by what just happened, which proves how fucked in the head this woman makes me. And while I’m certain we’d both be more than comfortable with the idea of me pulling her skirt up and fucking her right now, and letting her think she’s manipulating me again, that has to wait until I have her someplace to myself. I release her, snatching up her gun and shoving it under my jacket, inside my holster. “Meet me at the south exit. If you aren’t there, I’ll kill you and then move on to Plan B and kill Franklin. And yes. This is a test. Pass it or you’ll be in my bed, in handcuffs for the rest of your life.”
“You said you’d kill me.”
“After I cuff you to my bed.”
I move to the door and exit into the staff hallway, and then the main school hallway, the scent of her, sweet jasmine, clinging to my skin. Damn it, I used to love that smell.
I’m halfway to the exit when suddenly she’s beside me. “As I know you know from whatever file they gave you on me,” she says without looking at me, “I watched people die because of that man in China seven years ago when he set off poison gas in the subway. I’m not sitting back while he does it again.”
I don’t reply. I just keep walking, but now she’s by my side again, as she was for three solid months, three years ago. Her words and actions are reminding me of what I’d found so damn appealing about this woman: her conviction and her moral compass that were greater than mine, that made her too good for me, and yet, made me want her all the more. Only, it was an act, a façade maintained even now and well. She’s an enemy in an uncomfortable alliance. I don’t believe a word she has said.
We reach the exit and I pause with her directly to my right, my eyes capturing hers. “You’re with me now and no one gets to take you from me. And I’m the only one who gets to kill you.”
“You’re so damn romantic,” she says. “No wonder I missed you.”
“You missed me, sweetheart?”
“That wasn’t literal.”
My lips curve. “And yet you kissed me like you missed me.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.