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Review Blitz: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

 

We are excited to be a part of the review blitz for Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan! This a great start to a new series full of sexual tension and alpha hotness! I hope you’ll check out the book and my review.

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan…

 

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

 

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

 

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

 

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9th.

 

 

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4 Stars

What a great start to a new series from Kendall Ryan! This book is packed with sexual tension and passion and has an intense push and pull feeling that captured me right from the start.

Emma is recovering from an abusive relationship and is working on getting her life back together. She sees the same tall, dark and handsome man in the coffee shop everyday and when one day he leaves behind a business card her whole world changes. Meeting Gavin Kingsley, the CEO of Forbidden Desires, does not go as she expected and without realizing it she enters a world she knows nothing about.

I really enjoyed this story, getting to see it from Emma, Gavin and his brother Cooper’s perspectives. It definitely adds to the layers of what is happening between these people. These characters are intense and strong and I loved being pulled into their world. I don’t want to give much away about the story, I really think it’s best to just experience without spoilers, but it is definitely worth your time! The Kingsley brothers are certainly interesting, their story so much deeper than just the business they run. I loved the mysterious, erotic feel to this story and am so looking forward to the next book! I can’t wait to see more of Emma and Gavin and where their story is headed. Overall this was a great read that always had me wanting MORE!

 

 

 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Release Blitz & Review: Living Out Loud by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee

We are excited to be a part of the release blitz for Living Out Loud by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee! This was a great read with wonderful characters – Ben and Xavier are so loveable! I hope you’ll check out my review, some fun teasers and the great excerpt!

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LIVING OUT LOUD

NYRAE DAWN & CHRISTINA LEE

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 09.08.17

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Ben Emerson has lived by his minister father’s rules most of his life. Born into an ultra-conservative church community, he’s finally brave enough to break free and move to San Francisco. Distancing himself certainly helps create a new mindset, but living as an openly gay man takes some getting used to. When he reaches out to Xavier, a childhood friend who lives in the city, Ben isn’t sure how he’ll respond given their thorny history. Ben hopes the familiar connection will help him right some wrongs as well as provide the solace he’s been craving.

Xavier Ramos is who he is, and he doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks. Whether it’s eyeliner, nail polish, tattoos or his love of hooking up, he uses his body as a form of self-expression but doesn’t let anyone get too close. When Ben reenters his life, Xavier helps him experience the city and feel comfortable in his own skin. Seeing the world through Ben’s eyes, he begins to wonder if he’s also not living as freely as he thought.

When Xavier challenges Ben’s beliefs about sex, it becomes explosive—for both of them. Xavier breaks apart Ben’s sheltered world and shows him what it’s like to live out loud. The more time they spend together, the more Xavier begins to long for Ben in a different way—one that both surprises and scares him. But real life doesn’t fade into the background, so when Ben’s past comes knocking, old habits are hard to break. Testing the foundation of their deepening connection will take a trust that will either bind them…or tear them apart.

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**Ben is from PAINT THE STARS and Xavier is from A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS, but LIVING OUT LOUD can be read as a complete standalone.

 

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4 Stars

I’m a huge fan of second chance romances and Living Out Loud is the perfect example of why! This is a story of two childhood friends who lost touch as teenagers and after many years have the chance to reconnect. I loved Ben and Xavier, they are both such sweet, wonderful guys who definitely deserve happiness.

Ben comes from a very religious family, his father is a minister in a very conservative small town church. They have a strict set of beliefs that they force on Ben, making him think he is wrong and sinful to be attracted to men. Xavier’s dad and step mother don’t really care what he does, they throw money at him but not love. Ben and Xavier are friends as kids, that kind of friendship where you really know that other person, like know one else does. But one day when Xavier acts on his attraction to his friend and kisses him Ben rejects him and in that moment everything changes.

Years later, Ben has moved to San Francisco to finally try to live the live he wants, out and proud. He knows Xavier lives in the city and reaches out to him, hoping to re-connect with his friend. Xavier is shocked to hear from Ben for sure, his rejection still stings but the two start talking and their friendship comes back naturally. Ben is naive and inexperienced, still trying to let go of the awful things his father and his church did to him, and when he finds out that Xavier is all about the pleasures of life, he asks for his help. The two start out with the intention of keeping it all physical but both men quickly find themselves feeling more than they ever expected.

I loved these two together, even with their issues Ben and Xavier seem to bring out the best in each other! Xavier gives Ben the confidence to be who he really is and express himself, while Ben softens Xavier and brings love into his life. These guys definitely have smoking hot chemistry, but they have a gentleness and sweetness together too. I loved seeing these two heal and grow together, embracing all the good together. I really enjoyed their journey, Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn have delivered a wonderful, touching story with so many FEELS! Great characters that I fell in love with and story of healing and love and acceptance that definitely is a must-read!

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“Get your ass down here.” He frowns and I pat the floor beside me. “I’m serious, B. Get your ass down here. You can take it off when I’m done if you don’t like it. How do you know if something’s your style if you’ve never done it?”

I blow on my fingernails trying to get them to dry. Ben doesn’t move right away, but then he slides down to the floor beside me.

My pulse kicks up a notch. I don’t know why I want this so much for him.

He puts his hand on the table and I paint the first nail.

“I feel stupid,” he tells me.

“Do you think I look stupid with it?”

“Hell no. You look hot but—”

“But nothing. Be quiet and let me work.”

He chuckles. “You’re bossy.”

“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” I reply before getting back to work on his nails. His fingers are long, thicker than mine. His hands are beat up from his work, rough and abused with little scratches on them. “I can’t wait till you can touch me. I love rough hands.”

“Oh shit,” he says with a thickness to his voice that tells me he’s getting turned on again.

I finish the first hand before saying, “Now, the other.” He sets that hand on the table, but I grab it, suck one of his fingers into my mouth, even though I hadn’t planned to touch him again tonight.

“Fuck, Xavier,” he says and his eyes roll back in a way that really gets me hard.

“Good?”

“Yes.”

“You’re trembling,” I tell him as his hand gently shakes.

“That’s because I’m really turned on right now.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nyrae Dawn

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Nyrae Dawn can almost always be found with a book in her hand or an open document on her laptop. She couldn’t live without books—reading or writing them. Oh, and chocolate. She’s slightly addicted.

She gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh too. She’s a proud romantic, who has a soft spot for flawed characters, who make mistakes, but also have big hearts.

Whether she’s writing young adult, new adult, or adult you can always count on a healthy dose of romance from her books. She likes to tackle tough subjects, and believes everyone needs to see themselves in the stories they read.

Nyrae is living her very own happily ever after in California with her gorgeous husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two incredibly awesome kids.

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Christina Lee

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Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a wardrobe stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.

Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.

I write Adult, New Adult, and M/M Contemporary Romance. I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

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Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Survivor by TM Smith

We are excited to be a part of the blog tour for Survivor by TM Smith! This is a wonderful story about healing and love! We’ve got some great teasers and a playlist to share along with my review and an amazing giveaway you definitely want to get in on!
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Title: Survivor
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2017

Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.

Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.

A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier.

A note from the author…

I hope you enjoy Frank and Taylor’s story. It’s been a long road to get them settled, but I’m happy with where this story has taken them. When I started this book, the intent was to write a stand-alone story, but that has changed. Characters continually evolve throughout the writing process, and there are several characters in the book that want to tell their story. I’ve grown especially fond of Rory and I can’t wait to write his book, which will take us back to when he first joined the Bureau, and continue on to his happy ever after.

Please be advised: This is a May/December romance, and as in life, there are sexual situations that take place prior to the main characters finding their way to one another. This is not gratuitous; it is meant to show character growth and self-realization. There is absolutely no cheating.

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4.5 Stars
I feel like I have to start by talking about this cover, I am absolutely in love with it! There is something so very beautiful about it, but something that evoked a lot of feeling for me before I even started the story! And oh what a story, I think TM Smith did a great job with this book, it is filled with emotion and love, and while there is pain the love is what wins.
The prologue absolutely got my attention and sent a chill down my spine. I knew immediately I was going to be hooked on this story. Taylor is only 13 when his parents are brutally murdered while he was hidden away in the attic. The police officer who finds him, Frank, waits patiently for Taylor to feel safe enough to come out of his hiding spot. The two form a bond then and it grows as Taylor grows up with Frank always a part of his life. This story alternates between Frank and Taylor’s POVs and starts when Taylor is still a teen. I really liked the early chapters as Taylor grew up, I really felt like I got to know him. As Taylor graduates from college he knows it’s time to confess his true feelings for Frank, and at the same time Frank is thinking the same thing and both men scarred that it could ruin the friendship they already have.
I absolutely adored Frank and Taylor together, once they finally confess their feelings it’s just so natural and loving between them. They have a shared past, one that includes a lot of pain but deep down they know each other so well and have loved each other for so long that their relationship is natural. It may seem like insta-love but I liked it – these two are just meant to be. Just as things settle between Frank and Taylor though the past comes back to get them and the truth comes out about what really happened the night Taylor’s parents were murdered.
There really was so much to love about this story, the bit of mystery surrounding the murders, the deep love between Taylor and Frank and also the wonderful supporting characters. TM Smith does a fantastic job of mixing in humor and sweetness into these characters. Frank’s partner Caleb and his wife are just pure awesomeness and Taylor’s adoptive parents are great, so loving and supportive. I felt like this was an honest story, Taylor struggles with what happened but he has a wonderful support system around him and he has Frank. Overall this was a great read that I could not put down! I love Taylor and Frank and their beautiful, healing love. I’m definitely excited to see what TM Smith is going to do with Rory!!

 


A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel. 

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!


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New 5 Star Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

I’m so excited to share my 5 star review of Fallen Heir by Erin Watt! If you have not read the Royals series you really should, this is an absolute must read! Erin Watt now gives us Easton’s book and oh my, just brace yourself! I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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~Jenn

 

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These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

 

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5 Ruined Stars!

Erin Watt has done it again – completely ruined me! I was so very excited to get more of the Royals, especially Easton and I was definitely not disappointed. There is something about their writing, the ability to put a knot of angst in my stomach even during the light moments, I just know something big is going to happen and holy hell that something big was delivered! This book had me guessing what the bombshell would be until the very end and then BOOM – rocked my world!

Easton Royal is something else, he’s cocky and popular and wild and doesn’t take no for answer, so when the new girl at school doesn’t want to give him the time of day he sees it as a challenge. Hartley Wright doesn’t have time for someone like Easton, but he is hard to ignore, considering he manages to be everywhere she is, she knows she can’t give in completely but agrees to be friends with him. Easton still sees Hartley as a challenge but also finds her friendship means more to him than he ever expected.

I’ve been hoping for Easton’s story since the very beginning and Erin Watt delivered! He’s not 100% loveable, he can be a bit of an entitled jerk sometimes, he’s impulsive and thinks of himself first, but then he turns a corner and is just so freaking loveable that it makes my head spin. He’s young and rich and there aren’t always real consequences for the things he does, until he meets Hartley. Her life is a bit of a mess right now and she’s trying to put it back together. Easton tries to help but learns that throwing his Easton charm at something doesn’t always work.

Fallen Heir was different than what I expected, but I loved every bit of it. There are a lot of moving parts to this story and a lot of build up but it’s all worth it! There is a massive cliffhanger at the end of this book but I hope it doesn’t deter, this was a fantastic read! I am already counting down to the next book because OH MY GOD that ending, but another wonderful, angst filled read that I could not put down!

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About Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Maybe This Time by Annabelle Jacobs

Today we get to share in the release blitz and review tour for Maybe This Time by Annabelle Jacobs! I’m excited to share my review and this great giveaway! And can I just say how much I love this cover!!

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 60,000 words approx

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Moving into a new home starts with a bang when Ryan Blackwell celebrates turning thirty. Being hungover means he’s bleary-eyed and clumsy the next day, but even in that state, he can appreciate how sexy and fit his neighbour is.

Matt Thomas isn’t looking for anything long-term—one and done is usually his life rule. Why settle down early, like his sister, when casual relationships are so easy? With Ryan living in the same building, chance encounters are inevitable. When one night together becomes two, a friends-with-benefits deal seems a natural progression.

There’s only one problem: sex with no strings relies on matching expectations, so Ryan can’t help worrying. His huge heart always wants more, but Matt’s been clear about his limits. As passion leads to caring, they’ll have to make some tough decisions—maybe this time, breaking some rules will be worth it if that means they’ll get to share a future.

 

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4 Stars

This is a wonderfully fun story of Matt and Ryan, two adorably clueless men who completely fall for each other while insisting they are ‘just friends.’ I really liked these two, they were sweet and charming and their story had a nice, laid-back feel to it. Maybe this time is the kind of story that puts a smile on your face right from the start and it pretty much stays there to the end.

Matt and Ryan are to pretty regular guys who meet when as Ryan is moving into the same building where Matt lives. They don’t get off to the best start, but soon find a connection and strike up a friendship. Matt doesn’t do relationships, one and done is how he operates but after a hook-up with Ryan he seems okay wit the idea of friendship and maybe some extra benefits too. Ryan likes Matt and is trying not to get attached, he doesn’t do the whole friends with benefits thing all that well but he’s determined to make it work to keep his friendship with Matt. The two men start spending more and more time together and realize they enjoy their time together and actually are looking forward to it.

Again, these two are just adorably clueless and it makes for a fun read. It’s sweet to see Matt come to the realization that he’s not only allowed space for Ryan to be his friend, he actually wants more with him. Ryan too spends so much time convincing himself he’s good with the way things are that when it comes time to come clean about feelings it surprises him. I really enjoyed this story, it’s low-angst but filled with heat and sweet. There were some great funny moments and I loved how genuine Matt and Ryan are, I’d definitely want to be friends with them. Overall this was a very enjoyable comfort read that I have no doubt I will go back to when I want that happy heart smiley feeling!

 

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Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells

We are excited to be a part of the review tour for Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells! I really enjoyed this sweet story and hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome giveaway!

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Buy Links: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 62,991 words

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Blurb

Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

 

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4 Stars

Well this is just a wonderful, sweet story about two men who are just supposed to be! I really loved the tenderness K.C. Wells brings to this story and these characters. Christian was horribly injured years ago and it left him with some bad scars. He’s spent the last eight years living in isolation, not wanting people to see him. When Josh, a handyman he’s watched working in the area ends up being the one to do some work on his apartment, the two end up face to face and it’s not what either man expected. Josh doesn’t see a disfigured monster and Christian doesn’t want to hide from him.

I really enjoyed this story, it’s a slow burn without the overly dramatic angst, but it’s a sweet story. One of healing and friendship and love. I loved getting to know Christian and Josh as their relationship progressed. They have great personalities and I wanted to be friends with these two. This is one of those reads that just makes your heart happy – it’s one of those books you read when you want to feel good with fantastic characters who truly deserve to find that real, forever love.

 

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Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: The Bones of Our Fathers by Elin Gregory

We are excited to be a part of the review tour for The Bones of Our Fathers by Elin Gregory! This was a fun read and I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome giveaway!!

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Length: 80,000 words approx

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Cover Design: Michelle Peart

Blurb

Malcolm Bright, brand new museum curator in a small Welsh Border town, is a little lonely until – acting as emergency archaeological consultant on a new housing development – he crosses the path of Rob Escley, aka Dirty Rob, who makes Mal’s earth move in more ways than one.

Then Rob discovers something wonderful, and together they must combat greedy developers and a treasure hunter determined to get his hands on the find. Are desperate measures justified to save the bones of our fathers? Will Dirty Rob live up to his reputation? Do museum curators really do it meticulously?

Answers must be found for the sake of Mal’s future, his happiness and his heart.

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4 Stars

This was a fun read – I loved the setting and the characters and the story as a whole. Elin Gregory delivers an entertaining tale with Mal and Rob and their adventure. Mal is an archaeologist who has just moved to the history rich town to run the local museum. He quickly meets Rob, the digger driver and the two have an instant connection. When a discovery is made on a building site that has some major historical value, the town and Rob and Mal are tested.

I think Elin Gregory does a fantastic job of creating this world, these characters feel very authentic, the good and the rough. I loved the way they were all connected with each other and their history. Mal is the newcomer in this community and there are some challenges for him, understanding the significance of the family ties is important and unfortunately tests his budding relationship with Rob more than once. But these two are so right for each other, they are good at finding their way back together. I loved the relationship between them, they definitely made me smile! Their relationship is sweet and just meant to be.

There is a good mix of quirky characters, sweet love and a very interesting discovery. There’s a bit of drama but nothing overly angsty, just added to the story. Overall, this was a fun read that I enjoyed from start to finish.

 

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Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and works in a museum in a castle built on the edge of a Roman Fort! She reckons that’s a pretty cool job.

Elin usually writes on historical subjects, and enjoys weaving the weird and wonderful facts she comes across in her research into her plots. She likes her heroes hard as nails but capable of tenderness when circumstances allow. Often they are in danger, frequently they have to make hard choices, but happy endings are always assured.

Current works in progress include one set during the Great War, another in WW2, one set in the Dark Ages and a series of contemporary romances set in a small town on the Welsh border.

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Blog Tour: Ebb and Flow by Andrew Grey

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We are excited to be a part of the blog tour for Ebb and Flow by Andrew Grey! I hope you’ll check out my review and this great read!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Ebb and Flow

Title: Ebb and Flow

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Love’s Charter (Book 2)

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Aug 18 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

To achieve happiness, they’ll have to find the courage to be their own men.

As first mate on a charter fishing boat, Billy Ray meets a lot of people, but not one of them has made him as uncomfortable as Skippy—because he’s drawn to Skippy as surely as the moon pulls the tides, and he’s almost as powerless to resist. Billy Ray has spent his life denying who he is to avoid the wrath of his religious father, and he can’t allow anyone to see through his carefully built façade.

Skippy is only in town on business and will have to return to Boston once he’s through. But he doesn’t count on Billy Ray capturing his attention and touching his heart. After all, his father has certain expectations, and one of them is not him staying in Florida.

Billy Ray doesn’t realize just how much he and Skippy have in common, though. They’re both living to please their fathers instead of following their own dreams—a fact that becomes painfully obvious when they get to know each other and realize how much joy they’ve denied themselves. While they can’t change the past, they can begin a future together and make up for lost time—as long as they’re willing to face the consequences of charting their own course.

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Review

4 Stars

Ebb and Flow is the second book in Andrew Grey’s Love’s Charter series and my first book in this series. I haven’t read the first one yet, and while I felt like there was a story there from some of the other characters I didn’t feel like I was really missing anything when it came to my feelings about Skippy and Billy Ray. (Although, I definitely want to read the first one!!) I really enjoyed this story and these characters and felt for what they both went through with their fathers.

Skippy and Billy Ray definitely don’t seem like a natural fit, Skippy is a successful lawyer and Billy Ray has lived in this small town his whole life and works on a fishing boat, but these two have a connection right away and soon find out they have more in common than they ever would have expected. I really liked these two together, they totally worked for me! Both of these men struggle with fathers who do not accept them and yet they spend their lives trying to be what those fathers want. When these two meet, it’s like something clicks for both of them and they realize there is more to life than their fathers opinions.

I liked Skippy but it was Billy Ray that really got to my heart. He is such a sweet guy but has experienced so little love and care in his life. I really loved seeing him grow and embrace his relationship with Skippy. He becomes so much stronger and is a great match for Skippy, showing him what is really important.  Overall, I really did enjoy this book and the characters and am really looking forward to more of this series!

 

**** 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”. *****

 

Andrew Grey

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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Review Blitz: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

A new absolute must read from Penelope Ward – Drunk Dial is now available. Oh man I loved this book – just fantastic! I hope you’ll check out the book and my 5 star review.

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

 

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

 

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5 Stars

I absolutely loved this book! Penelope Ward once again delivers a story that is fun, sweet, sexy and all around fantastic. Second chance stories are a favorite for me and this is at the top of that list – I love the slightly different take on their second chance! I think Drunk Dial is an absolute MUST READ!

Landon and Rana were friends when they were kids but were separated when Rana’s family moved out of the apartment they were renting from Landon’s parents. Both had different accounts of that experience, but even after all these years they still remember each other. One night, Rana drunk dials Landon (best drunk dial EVER) and it leads to a hilarious reuniting of these, and eventually so much more.

There were so many layers to this story, there were times when it totally made me laugh, seriously swoon – I mean what kind of awesome guy mails a date, and there were times when it grabbed my heart too. Both Landon and Rana have their flaws, neither are easy characters and Penelope Ward does a great job creating that angst and struggles. It feels read and raw and it’s all a part of their journey. I love how everything was handled in this story, the good, the bad and the painful and as it all comes together so beautifully.  Landon and Rana are perfectly imperfect and their journey together is one of my favorites!

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Mack Daddy:
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Neighbor Dearest:
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Stepbrother Dearest:
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RoomHate:
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Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Sins of Sevin:
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Jake Undone (Jake #1):
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Jake Understood (Jake #2):
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My Skylar
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Gemini:
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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Gabriel (The Second Legacy) by RJ Scott

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

Length: 55,000 approx

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Legacy Series

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Blurb

Trapped in darkness, can an escort find a man to help him into the light?

Gabriel Reyes never gave in. He fought and was hurt, was abused but escaped with his life. He made his way in the world using the one thing he was good at: sex. He earned a place with a man who controls everything but Gabriel is safe; he’s made it.

Cameron Stafford hires Gabriel for a night, needing nothing more than a pretend boyfriend to get his dysfunctional family off his back. With the money he has in the bank and his own hotel, why won’t they just leave him alone? It doesn’t matter that a degenerative disease has stolen his vision, or that his last boyfriend was a bastard who tried to steal from him; for now he has purpose.

When Gabriel and Cam fall for each other, can they find real happiness and, maybe, a forever that will save them both?


A new story set in the world of Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes and the Double D Ranch, Texas.


Please be aware: emotional and physical abuse are depicted on the page in this book.

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4.5  Stars

RJ Scott delivers another heart-wrenching yet beautiful story, this one featuring Gabe and Cam. This is definitely not the easiest story to read, Gabe goes through a lot of emotional and physical abuse, and it’s hard to read but it’s a part of his story. I felt for him, I hurt for him and I was angry for him. Cam and Gabe’s journey certainly isn’t easy or lighthearted but it’s a journey of healing and finally understanding what love really means.

I adored these two men so much, both of them struggling but in the most unlikely of situations they find each other. Gabe is so broken, just about at rock bottom, his life is basically pain. Cam has a degenerative disorder and is almost blind, he is strong and capable and independent but his family does not see him or treat him that way. Cam hires Gabe to be his ‘date’ for an evening to try to get his family off his back and prove his independence and it’s not love at first sight, but there’s a connection between these two, one that will change both of these men.

This is a powerful story and there are many times when the actual relationship building between Cam and Gabe isn’t the focus. A lot of this story is about Gabe escaping Stefan and the abuse, physical and mental. It’s raw and it hurts but as Gabe comes out of it he finds Cam there to support him and it totally made my heart melt. I absolutely loved what these two built together and how it all came together. Again, not the easiest read but it was so very worth it, another amazing and emotional story from RJ Scott that I won’ t soon forget!

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Author Bio

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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