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Blog Tour: Misadventures with a Manny by Toni Aleo



Welcome to The Geekery Book Review’s stop on the Misadventures with a Manny Blog Tour!!! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest in this fun, smexy series, as this is my fifth or sixth that I’ve read. I’m sharing my review below, but trust me when I say that Lincoln Scott was all I had hoped he’d be!! Vera and her boys were fantastic as well, and I cheered for this happy ending for Vera and Lincoln! Make sure you grab this one during it’s release week thru Sunday the price is $2.99!!!

Happy reading! ~ Amber


Misadventures with a Manny by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Toni Aleo

Release Date 9th October

Genre: Contemporary Romance 


Vera Woods is at her wit’s end.
Her husband has run off with the nanny, leaving Vera with a broken heart, three very angry sons, and even less time to juggle the demands of family and her career. After her boys scare away a sixth replacement nanny, Vera is out of time off from work and desperately out of options. Still nursing an aching heart, she turns to an unlikely source for help―a manny.
Lincoln Scott is no stranger to family chaos. But rather than grow jaded, he has thrown his natural talents into building his own business―providing live-in childcare for families as a manny. The money is great and the perks are a blast, but when his family of six years moves to Germany and their plans to bring him along fall through, Lincoln is suddenly unemployed and aware of how much of himself he’s given to other people’s families.
Brought together by circumstances, Lincoln and Vera’s mutually beneficial business arrangement becomes complicated by the undeniable chemistry they share. Vera needs a manny and Lincoln needs a job, but they both may have found the very thing neither one had realized they needed―a whole lot more.
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

amber review  5 stars

I’ve only got one question- can Lincoln be my manny?! I mean hell-to-the-O, and he delivered plenty of those!!! He’s hella hot, hella sweet, hella swoony and just hella awesome!! This Misadventures installment has definitely landed on my favorite in this series list!! It’s aThe story of Vera kinda broke my heart and I related to her in some ways, after her douche of an ex rattles her sense of self. She’s an amazing, hard working mom with the sweetest boys. But man her ex…he made me and Vera stabby and I totally wanted to crack his skull repeatedly! But Vera and Lincoln were just everything you could want. Hot hot hot! I mean really hot! I loved how Lincoln was with the boys and how he treated Vera like a treasure. Toni Aleo got this misadventure all kinds of right!!

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My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!
I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.
While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.
When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.
I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.
Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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Review Tour: Lock by Molly McAdams


A stand-alone romance novel in the Rebel series – a Redemption series spin-off

The next thrilling installment in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’s REBEL series.

I’ve waited for him for over a decade.

Loyalties kept us apart. A death set us free.

Our passion unleashed, nothing could stop us.

Until my world was rocked—my greatest failure leaving me with my greatest heartbreak.

Now Maverick is baring his soul to me, begging me to let him in. God knows I want to, but I love him, and that means I’ll do anything to keep him from the pain haunting me. Even if it destroys us both.

Someone has been waiting for this perfect moment to strike.

Watching me. 

Studying me. 

Waiting for me to be too consumed with hurt to notice he was there.

Someone who knows me.

I’m Einstein . . . like the genius, only smarter and with better hair.

There’s nothing I can’t hack into, crack open, or figure out. Well, almost nothing.

And if I can’t beat his sinister game, it won’t just be my heart that stops beating.

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5 Stars


Well that was one hell of an emotional roller coaster and I LOVED it! This is Einstein and Maverick’s story and it is heartbreaking and intense and fantastic! There is so much push and pull, so much backstory that I just became entranced by this book! This was one of those reads where I just had to know what was going to happen! (I’m pretty sure I spent a good amount of time holding my breath!)

I loved the connection between Einstein and Maverick, as much as it’s fought in this book, it is there and undeniable! These two just have a bond that cannot be broken. This is a must read – Molly McAdams will take you for an addictive ride that you just have to experience!

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Release Blitz, 5 Star Review & GIVEAWAY: James Uncontrollable By Felice Stevens

New favorite alert!! I absolutely loved this book (well the whole series really) and am excited to share the Release Blitz for James Uncontrollable by Felice Stevens! Make sure to check out the giveaway too!

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Title: James- Uncontrollable (Man Up, #5)
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre:M/M Romance
Release Date: October 2, 2018
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It’s time to travel with James and Malcolm through their twenty year history as they battle each other and struggle to hold on to a lifetime of secrets.
Never good enough.
Not the real son.
I will prove him wrong—prove everyone wrong.
I am someone.
I will succeed.
I don’t need my brother to help me.
I don’t need anyone.
My enemy holds my secret.
He teases me.
Taunts me.
Follows me with his eyes.
Our hot, angry kisses keep me up at night.
I don’t want him.
I hate him.
But I can’t stop thinking about him.
That there’s more to him
I want to discover him.
The truth is unexpected.
My enemy might not only be my friend but the love I never thought to have.
Live, love, laugh.
Life is too short to worry when you don’t know how long you’ve got.
I want every day to be my best.
Like it’s my last.
My friends see what I let them.
Not the real me.
Only one man has ever crawled beneath my skin.
He drives me crazy.
Makes me wild.
Makes me care.
A night of bad decisions changes the course of my life.
Everything I’ve known no longer makes sense.
My enemy now stands by my side.
I’m no longer running.
I want to stay.
I want a future.
Hate has changed to something new and wonderful.
Something terrifying.

Jenn Review

5 Stars

I have so loved this series from Felice Stevens (okay, I love all of her books) and I’ve been waiting for James’ story since we first met him and holy moly does Felice deliver! This book has that enemies to lovers plot to perfection, there is so much passion and I think this really is my favorite of the series!

We finally get to learn about James, who has remained pretty mysterious throughout this series. He’s tough and no-nonsense but he’s also generous and clearly cares about the people around him. He has a hell of a backstory though, and oh did my heart break for what he experienced as a kid. I also loved getting to see the younger Rhoades as well! We also get to see his history with Malcolm and finally get the full picture of the sniping between these two.

Their story is passionate, it’s intense and at times it was a bit heartbreaking and I loved every bit of it! James is broken and has been for most of his life and the last person he expects to heal him is Malcolm, but once these two learn to open their hearts to each other, well holy swoon time! This book was everything I had hoped for and more with the sass, the healing and the love! What a fantastic series that I know I’m going to re-read multiple times!

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, Her characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.
Felice has written over twenty books in the gay romance genre. Her books been translated into German, French and Italian. Her novel. One Call Away, part of her Soulmates series, was mentioned in Buzzfeed as one of the best “Out for You” gay romances of 2017.
Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. She recently retired from the practice law and now daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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New Release: Crave (The Gibson Boys #3) by Adriana Locke

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Happy release to Adriana Locke!! Her newest addition to her Gibson Boys series went live this week!! Have you met any of these boys? Machlan looks pretty yummy. I’ve got this on my tbr list and if you read Kindle Unlimited you are in luck because it’s included!! We have a snippet to share with you today, so enjoy!!

Happy reading as always. ~ Amber


Title: Crave

Series: The Gibson Boys #3

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Contemporary Romance



Hadley Jacobs is over Machlan Gibson.


Sure, she’ll always be a little weak to the dimple in his right cheek and the way his five o’clock shadow makes him ruggedly handsome. But that’s not enough to cover every other thing about him because they all drive her nuts. Like how he’s won’t admit he’s wrong even when he knows it and how he drives his stupid car a million miles an hour on wet asphalt. As she rolls back into town and takes a seat at Crave, she won’t take the bait. She’s over him. Mostly.


Machlan isn’t over her.


It’s not because he hasn’t tried. He reminds himself over and over that she’s not the girl for him. After all, she drives him insane with her sassy attitude and the way she calls him out on everything. She beats him at poker, even though she doesn’t know the difference between a straight and a flush, and when she looks at him with her bright, blue eyes, it’s unnerving. When she climbs onto that bar stool and orders a drink, he puts it in front of her and ignores the sparkle in her eyes.  He’s not over her, but she won’t know that.


But she does know that. And he knows she’s not as over him as she’s pretending to be. When life forces their hand this time, there’s more on the line than a pile of poker chips. It’s their forever.


Crave is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke. Join readers everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson Boys.

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“Oh my God.” A rush of wind escapes my lungs as the evening air ushers me away from the bar. I’m intoxicated, and I didn’t even drink. That good-looking bastard does this to me every time.

I bend down to tie my shoe. My fingers fumble with the laces, a hold-over from the adrenaline that’s starting to taper off. With each second that passes, I feel a little better about my first interaction with Mach.

There was no real fighting. No bloodshed. No tears.

No sex.

“No,” I groan as I stand. “I’m not going there. That is not a part of the plan.”

“So there was a plan?” Machlan stands, hands tucked in his front pockets, forearms flexing a few feet in front of me. It’s a casual posture that any bystander would read as a guy having an easygoing conversation with a woman. That person would be wrong.

The way his deep brown eyes are almost black and the way the little lines form between them tell me all I need to know. There’s nothing casual about this.

My heart skips a beat as the scent of him rides the breeze and tortures me. It wasn’t as noticeable in the bar. Out here, he’s picking me apart without even trying, using his stupid cologne to unlock me like a puzzle.

His body this close to me is the equivalent of drinking three glasses of wine. I’m hot. Bothered. And the struggle to remember I have a brain and am responsible for my behavior is a real thing.

“Why did you follow me?” My words are smooth, void of emotion, and for that, I’m glad. I don’t know which emotion would come through if any were attached. I want to tease him, fall into the banter we do so well, but that’s not going to help the point of this visit. That’s not going to help me become less attached. 

“It’s okay for you to pop in Crave, but it’s weird for me to follow-up?”

“There’s nothing to follow-up.”

“I beg to differ.” He starts to smile but catches it before it really breaks. “Why are you here, Had?”

“I’m not. I’m leaving.”

“Will you stop fucking with me?”

“I’m not fucking with you.” I move deliberately in hopes it exudes a confidence I don’t own. He stands between me and the handle.  “Will you move, please?”


“You know what?” I say, wedging myself against him and the door. “You’re making this easier than I thought it would be.” Gripping the handle, I lift. It opens, but there’s not enough room to pull it wide because he. Won’t. Move.

I don’t look at him. I’m way too close for a move that dangerous. Instead, I tug again. The metal edge digs into his side, burying itself in the fabric of his black T-shirt, but it’s not enough to make him step away.

“What is it you’re trying to do?” he asks.

“Right now, it’s open a door.”

His chest bounces around with a deep chuckle. “Fine.” He makes an exaggerated step to the side. It’s just enough room for me to pull open the door. “I’m telling you—if I hear you met up with that asshole—”

“Oh, no,” I say, turning around. “Don’t start your shit with me.”

“It’s not shit, sweetheart.”

Despite knowing the term of endearment wasn’t used with any endearing wishes, my heart flutters. I bite the inside of my cheek to keep focus.

“And I didn’t start it,” he continues. “You’re the one who came into Crave. I didn’t come looking for you.”

“I didn’t come looking for you either.”

It’s a lie, and we both know it.

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She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.


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RELEASE BLITZ, Excerpt & Review: Fragments of Ash (Inspired by “Cinderella”) Collection: A Modern Fairytale by Katy Regnery

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today we are excited to share the Release Blitz for Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery! This is a modern day Cinderella story and I definitely enjoyed it! I’ve included my review of this book as well as a great excerpt!

Happy Reading!


Title: Fragments of Ash

(Inspired by “Cinderella”)

Collection: A Modern Fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018


From New York Times bestselling author Katy
Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale,
My name
is Ashley Ellis…
I was
thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier
Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I
turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark
plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he
expected me to do.
With the
help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin
sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at
nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or
Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this
book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection:
contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

The Vixen
and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let
You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy
Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak
(The Little Mermaid) – available now
Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
of Ash (Cinderella) – available now
Swan Song
(The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon

Jenn Review
4 Stars
I fell in love with this cover and was really excited about this story and Katy Regnery delivers in this unique Cinderella story! The beginning of this story hooked me right away and while it does have some darkness to it, it’s impossible not to fall for sweet Ashley!
Ashley certainly hasn’t had an easy life and after the unexpected death of her mother it’s not going to get any easier. Her step-father is a monster who has horrible plans for her, but with the help of the priest from her Catholic School, there is a plan to get her away. Her wonderful godfather Gus and his partner Jock are providing her a safe place to stay. This is where Ashley meets bristly Julian who wants nothing to do with her, but as he gets to know her and her story he finds himself wanting to protect her.
This is an emotional story and it’s not always easy, but it’s got a lot of feels! There are some great twists and turns along that way that definitely keep the story moving. Ashley is so sweet and naive and there were times when it just made my heart hurt! I really enjoyed getting the back stories for both Julian and Ashley, it really made me feel for them and what they have both experienced. Despite their hard start, I loved Ashley and Julian together! Ashley wants to be loved and feel safe and Julian is the perfect man for her. I think I expected a little more drama from the step-father and his sons throughout but I think it all came together in the end. Overall a great addition to these great fairy-tale stories!


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Instead of going inside, I walk around the house, to the backyard, to see if I can help bring in any dirty dishes, but the picnic table is empty. All traces of our dinner party have already been cleaned up by the Ducharmes siblings.

I look up at the midnight sky, at the dozens and dozens of stars, and I wonder if Gus is right. What he says feels right, but I feel very young and very small as I stare up at the universe. It’s not wrong to give yourself over to loving if the chance arises.
“We get amazing night skies up here.”
I look over my shoulder and find Julian, tall, barefoot, and beautiful, walking toward me.
“Yes, you do,” I answer, giving him a shy and tentative smile before I turn my attention back upward.
My skin prickles with awareness. My lips tingle, remembering the insistent pressure of his. And elsewhere in my body, I clench hard, willing those deep-set tremors not to start up again right now. I want to believe what Gus has told me—that liking and wanting a man isn’t wrong—but it’s new to me, and I need a little time to reconcile my desire and conscience together.
“When I lived in DC, it was what I missed the most, besides Noelle. More than the cheese. More than the beer. More than the skiing.” He stops, standing beside me, staring up at the firmament. “I missed Vermont’s night skies. And the millions of stars.”
“I can see why,” I say. “When I lived in LA, I never saw stars.” I giggle. “I mean, I saw the people kind, but not the sky kind.”
“Who’s the most famous person you ever met?”
“Hmm. Maybe . . . Gigi Hadid . . . or Bella? Hmm . . . Or Cara Delevingne? Kate Moss mentored my m—Tig for a while, um, and she knew Gisele, of course. Also—”
“Wait a second! Gisele? Did you ever meet Tom Brady?” he asks, his voice eager.
“Let me guess.” I glance at his face. “Patriots fan?”
“The biggest.”
“Tig went to their wedding, but I never met him. Sorry,” I say, giggling as he lays a hand over his heart and pretends to cry. “Speaking of the rich and famous, Noelle tells me you met the vice president while you worked in Washington.”
“She did?” His teasing expression disappears quickly as he straightens, dropping his hand. “Uh, yeah. Long time ago.”
“Not so long,” I say. 
“Yeah, well . . . I guess it just feels like a while ago.” I wait for him to say more, hoping to learn why he left Washington so abruptly, but he stretches his arms over his head and yawns. “I’m tired. You must be exhausted.”
“At school I was on the dining hall rotation, which meant cooking for one hundred souls regularly. Tonight was a breeze.”
“Your soup was amazing.”

“Thank you.”

“The steak too.”

“Thank you again.”

“And the tart.”

“That was your sister. Let her know you thought so.”

“And the kiss.”

“Thank—” I’m grinning at him, but my eyes widen at his unexpected compliment, and I immediately look back up at the sky. It’s dark out so he can’t see my blush.
His chuckle is soft and low beside me, and maybe I’m wicked for not feeling more guilty, but I feel my smile grow as I trace Orion’s belt. I don’t dare look at him, but I feel him step closer to me, the warmth of his chest radiating against my back. If I moved slightly, one step even, his body would be flush against mine, and the shiver down my arms has nothing to do with the night chill. I want him to touch me, but I know he won’t.
As though he can read my mind, he whispers, close to my ear, “Not unless you ask.”
I close my eyes and say a prayer for strength and virtue, which, sadly, works, because the next thing I hear is his footsteps receding.
“Good night, sweet Ashley,” he says to my back, his voice a low rumble.
My eyes open slowly to the glittering heavens.
“Good night, sweet prince,” I whisper to Julian’s stars.


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Author Bio
York Times
and USA Today bestselling author Katy
started her writing career by enrolling in a
short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first
contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of
the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling
Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and
Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~
series; and several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling
contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The
Vixen and the Vet
, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015
Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed
, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her
Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week
later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers
Boxed Set
, Books #1–4, became a New York Times e-book bestseller.
Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern
Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods,
and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten
create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories
begin at home.


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New Release: Not Until You by Corinne Michaels


Happy release to Corinne Michaels!! I was lucky enough to read this as an arc and once again fell completely in love with Corinne’s story telling and characters. So many feels, so much good stuff here and all with relatable characters dealing with real life struggles and worries. Check out my review, and make sure if you haven’t read other connected books from Corinne that you do that too!!

Happy reading! ~ Amber

Not Until You by Corinne Michaels

Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


I have two rules in life:
1. No relationships, falling in love or attachments.
2. No sleeping with clients of my interior design firm.

Since the last guy turned out to be married, they’ve been easy to follow.

Until him.

Callum Huxley is a ridiculously sexy Brit, and the connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would’ve ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.

Thinking I walked away from that night unscathed was stupid. Sure enough, at the biggest meeting of my career waits the CEO of Dovetail Enterprises—him. It might be the most embarrassing moment of my professional life. And breaking my no-client rule might just be the hottest moment of my personal life.

Learning to trust has never felt so good, but falling has never hurt so bad.


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amber review 4.75 Stars for Not Until You

So much to love about Nicole and Callum. Having read previous books that are interconnected to this one, I was already familiar with Nicole and her no holds barred attitude toward most things. When she and Callum meet, not only do fireworks ignite but everything that scares the crap out of Nicole happens! Watching these two connect (or in Nicole’s case trying to not connect), was so much fun to read!! From start to finish this book brought me along on a fantastic ride of emotions.

So here are a few of my favorite things about Not Until You.

1. Nicole. She’s just her. Sometimes she’s brash, no filters and loves to shock others. Sometimes she’s a somewhat insecure mess. She’s driven to make her dreams of success a reality. Always she’s an amazing friend.

2. This amazing tribe of women. Nicole, Heather, Kristen and Danielle. We all can only be so lucky to have a tribe this amazing!

3. Callum. I mean saying he’s a sexy, amazing Brit isn’t enough?! Ha! Seriously though he is definitely my favorite new Corinne hero! For all his ability to drop knickers, he has such an amazing heart. He meets Nicole and just knows that she’s special, that they are more than just business and more than a hook up. He romances her, which truthfully freaks Nicole out but he doesn’t give up. Sigh….

4. Reality. Let’s face it, we all read to escape our own daily stuff. We want the happy ever after within 25 chapters or less. But I also want characters that I can relate to emotionally, because that is what brings the FEELS. Corrine is fantastic at this! These aren’t 20-something millionaires; Nicole is 39 and never been married, never had a child and isn’t sure she wants any of it. Finding that person that turns all those things upside down, yeah I can relate. And I loved it!!

The only thing keeping me from giving five stars was a feeling of wanting more a couple of times. Not so much that the story was rushed, but that rather than summarizing an event it could have been experienced more fully. Maybe it was just me. Regardless, Not Until You is a fantastic book and well worth the time spent with these great characters!! Can’t wait for the next!


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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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Summer Nights (Cruel Summer #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Loved it! All of it! So good. So funny. So sweet. So swoony. So everything. It’s totally RVD and everyone needs iBooks so they can read it, because nothing ever made me want to go back to summer camp more than this Cruel Summer series! This is the final book and YOU HAVE TO READ THEM IN ORDER!!! Trust me you’ll love Ray and Marlo and Jackson and Jen and Brax!

Check out my review below!

Happy reading! ~ Amber


Summer Nights by Rachel Van Dyken

Series: Cruel Summer #3
Publication Date: September 27, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis: The final installment in Marlo and Ray’s story of revenge, love and the thin line between hate and passion. They’ll fight to the bitter end.

And now that everyone’s counting on them.

They’re ready for the final curtain call.

Break a leg… right?

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amber review 5 stars

What an absolutely fantastic ending to this fun, fun series from Rachel Van Dyken!! After the cliffy she left me with in book 2 I knew this final piece to Ray & Marlo’s story was sure to leave me breathless. I wasn’t wrong. I laughed, cried, fanned myself (bc seriously these two had chemistry for days! 🔥🔥), and swooned over and over! Seriously such a fantastic story and in true RVD style you’re guaranteed to have every emotion!!

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Meet the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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New Release: Small Town Sweetheart (Spring Grove #2) by Toni Aleo

Small Town Sweetheart by Toni Aleo is available NOW! Guys you most DEFINITELY wanna read this one!! I simply loved every word from beginning to end. Check out my review below. This is Toni Aleo at her best; sweet, funny, passionate and so much heart!! We’ve got buy links for both Sweetheart as well as book one in the series, Not the One. Btw, I loved Not the One too; so go read Theo and Gen’s story and stay in Spring Grove a bit longer!!!

Happy reading. ~ Amber


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Delaney Abbot has never wanted to live anywhere other than Spring Grove, Kentucky. She loves the town, the people, and the whiskey made right down the road at McElroy’s Distillery. If only she could find a man in her beloved small town worthy of all that love she has to give.

The first thing Reed McElroy did when he finished high school was get the heck out of Spring Grove, Kentucky. He’s happy with his life as a veterinarian in the big city, and he would just as soon never step foot in his small town again.

Delaney has had a crush on Reed since she was knee-high to a grasshopper, but he never looked at her the same way. Now that tragedy has dragged him back home kicking and screaming, Reed has no choice but to make peace with a past clouded by small-mindedness and judgment. He is forced to see his hometown through grown-up eyes, and everywhere he looks, he finds local sweetheart Delaney. It seems like everyone in Spring Grove loves her. So, why shouldn’t he?



amber review   5 Stars!!!

So absolutely perfect!! Delaney and Reed were everything I hoped and so much more!! Delaney is the ultimate small town sweetheart, everyone loves her and she loves her town. Reed however is back under duress, but seeing Delaney again makes things bearable. So what happens when the boy you’ve always loved returns as the man of your dreams? Well in Delaney’s case, he is just as intrigued by her. Their chemistry and dynamic, even when they were fighting was so good! The secondary characters and the town itself made the story so much more. And then you have all the animals, from the adorable Wilbur to the demon duck Gary. These two didn’t exactly make finding a happy ending easy, but it was sure fun and full of emotion! Toni Aleo I’m so proud of you and this small town series!! Now I need Cataway and Devin please!! Or maybe Holden and Ambrosia?!


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About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

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New Release Review: All He Ever Needed by Cate Ashwood

Happy Friday! Today we are excited to share this new release, All He Ever Needed by Cate Ashwood! This is a sweet friends to lovers story and I hope you’ll check out my review and this sweet book!

Happy Reading!


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Title: All He Ever Needed
Author: Cate Ashwood
Length: Short Novel
Genre: Contemporary m/m romance
Trope: Best Friends to Lovers
Release Date: September 21st
Some secrets are too heavy to hold on to forever.

For Ethan, pretending has become second nature. After all, he’s spent the last decade pretending to be straight, pretending to be happy, and pretending he isn’t desperately in love with his best friend. But in a single moment of raw honesty, all those lies come crashing down around him and he’s left wondering what to do next.

When Jase learns his best friend is going through a breakup, his first instinct is to come to Ethan’s rescue, and he knows just the thing to help. The cabin where they spent summers as kids is sitting vacant, and a week there is the perfect remedy to start healing a broken heart.

In the seclusion of the mountains, long-buried fears and emotions take their friendship into unexplored territory that will either bring them closer together… or tear everything apart.

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4 Stars
Cate Ashwood delivers a sweet, sexy friends to lovers story with All He Ever Needed. This was one of those feel-good stories that was fun to read, I totally fell for these guys and their relationship.
Ethan and Jase have been best friends for a long time, they have a great friendship and are always there for each other. That’s why Jase drops everything when he learns that Ethan’s long term relationship with Allison has ended. He’s there to rescue him from the breakup pain and the two head to the cabin his family owns, a place where they would spend summers together when they were younger. It seems like the perfect place to deal with things. As Ethan and Jase spend time together there, Ethan reveals the true reason for the breakup, he comes out and tells Jase he is gay.
I love the relationship between Ethan and Jase! Their friendship is great and for me I could just feel the love between them, even before things turn romantic. I have to admit that Jase’s quick interest in Ethan surprised me a little, it was like once Ethan reveals his sexuality it triggered something in Jase as well. But, it worked for me, I think Cate does a good job of building on the connection these two have always had.
There isn’t a lot of angst in this book, there’s a little drama that I expected and it’s a  natural part of their journey and I really liked how it was handled. I really loved both of these characters, as well as the supporting characters, Ethan and Jase made my heart happy. This is definitely one of my favorites from Cate Ashwood, I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading!

New Release 5 Star Review: More of You by A.L. Jackson

A second-chance, small town, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Jace and Faith’s story. Seriously, the BEST story! 5++++ Stars!”

~Lys, I Love Story Time
Are you ready for my newest romance?
SERIES: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel
RELEASE DATE: September 10th, 2018
My daddy warned me never to fall for a boy like Jace Jacobs . . .
The second I saw him walk through the door, I knew he was trouble.
A gorgeous rebel with a bad attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder.
My heart warned me. I didn’t listen. I saw something protective and good beneath the fierce, tough exterior.
I fell hard and fast.
He promised we’d be together forever, and then left me with a broken heart.
Now, ten years later, Jace Jacobs is standing at my door.
Sexier than he’s ever been.
Provocative and commanding.
Successful and powerful.
The man I always knew he would become.
But I promised myself I’d never lose my heart to him again.
Even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. One glance of his intense eyes, and I become weak. One
brush of his hand, and he brings me to my knees.
Little do I know, Jace holds the key to everything I’ve lost and everything that threatens my future.
Now he will either save me, or he will break me all over again . . .
More of You – a Confessions of the Heart second-chance, stand-alone romance


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5 Stars

More of You is a heart-wrenching second chance romance, this is why I love second chance stories! Young love that was supposed to last forever, but Jace walked away from Faith and changed everything. Years later, he’s back, standing right in front of her determined to keep her and her daughter safe. Faith vows not to let him near her heart again, she’s done with that pain, plus she has plenty she’s dealing with currently.

A.L. Jackson delivers an emotional, passionate and raw journey with this book. It was everything I’d hoped for and more and the surprises kept coming and I couldn’t put it down. My heart broke for both Jace and Faith and the life they should have had together, and then for the lives that they now live. The danger, the passion, and the love in this story was just the perfect combination. I adored the way it all comes together, still raw but beautiful and definitely one of my favorite books from A.L. Jackson! A fantastic start to a new series, I can’t wait to see what is next!



“Let me take care of you.” The words grated from my tongue.
She blinked at me. “Why did you really come here, Jace? After all this time? After all these years? What is
it you want?”
“I need to be here. I tri—”
The confession locked in my throat, and I swallowed hard, forcing it out between the constriction I could
feel baring down on every cell in my body.
“I tried to stay away. But I couldn’t. Not knowing what’s happening. Not knowing what you’ve been
Not knowing just how fucking deep Joseph had gotten. Not knowing the lengths those assholes might go
to. I was getting a better and better idea of what that might be.
Protectiveness swelled.
An anger so intense I saw black curled through my muscles.
I could feel it, a wire tripping somewhere inside me, one of those pieces I’d been trying to keep contained,
held back, ripped free.
No way in hell was I backing down from this. No way in hell was I walking away from her.
“I’m moving in.”
She reared back. “What?”
“You heard what I said.”
A heated anger rushed in to take over the helplessness. “Well, I thought I did . . . and what I think I just
heard you say was you’re movin’ in here, and that’s not goin’ to happen.”
“You need someone here to look after you. Besides . . . there are what? Eight rooms here? You will hardly
notice me, and someone needs to be here to watch over things.”
“And you think that job lands on you?” It was all a rushed horror as she pushed back her chair and
stumbled to her feet.
Energy flashed.
So intense my chest tightened.
Protectiveness pulsing out. Filling everything.
“I think that’s exactly what it is.”
Harsh, hoarse laughter rocked from her, and she was biting at her lip like she wanted to bite back her
“You are the last person I want movin’ in here. I already told you, all of this is too hard. It feels too
complicated. It’s hard enough you bein’ outside. You want to take up the inside, too?”
I edged closer, breathing in all that intensity.
Taking it on as my own.
Standing next to the girl felt like inhaling life.
Did she think this wasn’t going to be brutal for me, too?
My voice quieted, though it was hard as stone. “You aren’t safe here. You’re scared. You can’t deny that.”
I edged closer, and she edged back. She hit the wall behind her.
She was so close.
So damned close I wanted to take one step closer and feel all of her. What it was like to be against that
Her words were so rough she could barely force them out. “Then I’ll call my daddy to come and stay.”
My fingers were back to toying with a lock of her hair, my head angled to the side. “Let me take care of
you, Faith. Let me be the one.”
“Please . . . let me do this for you. I’m your family, whether you like it or not.”
“This is a terrible idea,” she whispered. Like it was her last plea.
“It might be the only good one I’ve ever had.”

Don’t miss the adorable giveaway for the More of You release! It’s a Fight for Me Bundle + the EXCLUSIVE products from my MORE OF YOU release boxes!

I hope you love Jace and Faith as much as I do. I’m so proud of this story, and am so thrilled to release it out into the world!

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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