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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Leap of Faith by Jackie Keswick

 Today we’ve got Leap of Faith by Jackie Kesiwck, an action packed story about two tough men working for a top notch security firm! I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner | KOBO | B&N

Length: 41,600 words

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh


Blurb


Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.



When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.



Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?


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3.5 Stars

This is one of those reviews that’s a little tricky, overall I did enjoy this story and the characters but there some challenges for me too. The story and the characters are strong and I found myself totally immersed in the action. I really liked Kieran and Joel, their strong personalities and yet tender feelings towards each other that both try to hide. They definitely both cared so much for the other and it takes some near death moments to finally be open about the truth.

I felt like a lot of this book, given that it’s book 1 in the series, was spent on set-up – getting to know the security company, the major players and the situation they’ve found themselves in. I definitely felt like I got to know the background very well and that the foundation for this series has been established.

Joel and Kieran are partners at Fireworks Security, they have a close bond and work well together. Both men have baggage though, and after a hostage situation gone wrong, they are trying to work through some of it when they end up in the middle of a whole other mess. Joel is injured, nearly killed in an explosion, it’s Kieran who rescues him and the drama really begins. Someone is after them and they have to figure out who it is and why before it’s too late.

There’s a lot of action and mystery in this story, the group trying to sort through the pieces of this puzzle and keep each other safe. Add in Joel’s doctor, Marius, a former military man and it really starts to get interesting. He is a great addition to this group and it definitely feels like he will be a part of this series in the future. Also in there is the relationship between Joel and Kieran. I loved the chemistry between these two from the beginning. It felt very natural and even when they were trying to hide their feelings you can tell that the feeling is there. Once it’s admitted I adored the way these two took care of each other.

Overall I liked this story, but there were times when I felt like there were holes, sometimes transitions felt abrupt and I’d get a little lost. The romance side sometimes felt like it was more minor than the suspense side, but I still enjoyed it. I am very curious to see what happens next for this group because the ending didn’t feel complete, not like a cliffhanger, but yeah I want more.

*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review

 

Author Bio
 

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don’t follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.


And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.


For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places:

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Goodnight My Angel by Sue Brown

 
Happy Friday! Today I’m excited to be a part of the review tour for Goodnight My Angel by Sue Brown. I absolutely love Josh and Cal and this is a fantastic addition to their exciting journey! I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome giveaway too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover: Meredith Russell

Angel Enterprises Series

Morning My Angel (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Callum Ross has a tough decision to make. After years of working for the covert ops agency in the UK and owning his own security firm in the US, he’s forced to choose between the business he loves, and the new fragile relationship with his partner, Josh Cooper.



A bottle of whiskey and almost being killed by a motorbike helps Cal make the decision, and he moves to the UK with plans to set up his own security consultancy. Then the head of the covert ops agency where Josh now works asks Cal for help. Agency operatives and their families are being injured or killed, including Cal’s friends.



Cal is asked to investigate with Josh’s assistance. As the number of victims increase, they’re aware either of them could be the next target for the killer. Josh wants Cal to back away from the investigation in case he gets hurt, but Cal refuses, putting a strain on their relationship.



Then they discover the motorbike incident wasn’t an accident. Who tried to kill him, and why?

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4 Stars

Josh and Cal are back! I loved Good Morning My Angel and totally fell for Josh and Cal and I was definitely excited to dive back into their story. This book wasn’t exactly what I expected, but I did enjoy it! It was intense and action packed and I’m ready for more.

When this story begins Josh and Cal are living far apart, Josh in London and Cal in Seattle, unable to work together and be together. Cal knows he has some decisions to make but a near death experience for Josh sends him back to London, decision made. It’s not just an accident or a one time thing, the lives of those connected to them and the agency are now at stake!

This story hooked me from the start and I couldn’t put it down! I loved the pace and the action and of course Josh and Cal. I love the way these two are together, their connection and love, and of course the pet names! But, I don’t want to give anything away about the story, so I’ll just say I need more! I didn’t know this was going to be a longer series but I can freely admit that I’m excited about it! There is something so special about these characters and their story and they’ve just stayed with me. So MORE please!

*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review



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April 5 – Making It Happen, Keysmash, The Way She Reads

April 7 – The Geekery Book Review, MM Good Book Reviews

April 10 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

April 12 – Bella’s Blog, Bayou Book Junkie, Bonkers About Books, Padme’s Library, Love Bytes

Author Bio

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Stealing Blue by D.P. Denman

Today I’m excited to be a part of the review tour for Stealing Blue by D.P. Denman. I have absolutely loved this series and the journey of Blue and Brady! Today we have my review, a great excerpt and an awesome GIVEAWAY you don’t want to miss!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Title: Stealing Blue
Series: The Blue Series: Book 4
Author: D.P. Denman
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2017
When a hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.
The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. With the battle for Blue’s affection on, Brady must find a way to bring him home or lose him to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.





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4 Stars

Oh man! I have loved Blue and Brady and their journey together so very much and have to admit I was a little nervous about this book. And yeah, emotionally this one put me through the wringer and pretty much kept me there until the end! I would definitely recommend that these books be read in order, they are not standalones.

Brady and Blue have been through and dealt with so much together over the years, but they still have their issues, and when a young hot shot musician shows up it just makes all those issues come to the surface. Blue’s career is taking off and this is a big chance for him but his client is a big flirt and wants Blue. This is a whole new challenge for Blue. At the same time Brady is struggling as well, and this just sends his jealousy through the roof.

I understood what happened with Brady and Blue and their issues, but I have to admit this story was a little hard for me. I’ve become so attached to these two and this part of their journey made my heart hurt! It’s not to say this wasn’t a good read, it was, just much more angsty and heartbreaking. I was frustrated with many of the choices these two made and spent a good amount of this story wanting to throw something! I had to know what was going to happen though, I couldn’t put it down. For as much as I felt as broken as Blue and Brady during most of this story, I loved the end and the way it all came together even if it did happen quickly.

This story had real struggles and raw emotions and while it may not have been my favorite part of Brady and Blue’s relationship, I understood it’s a part of their journey. I don’t know if this is the end of this series, I sure hope that it’s not, but I ended this book with a smile and sigh of relief. Stealing Blue was a powerful and emotional story for Blue and Brady!

Brady Halverson sat in a dark leather chair in the living room with a glass of wine, listening to the chatter that had continued all through dinner. Blue was right. C.K. could keep a conversation going without any help.
Their dinner guest was a stereotypical teenager, energetic, excitable, and overconfident in places. He assumed they were seeing C.K.’s polite side. A kid raised with the kind of money and power that accompanied Freeman’s reputation had to be used to getting his way, and no doubt used to people kissing his ass. Brady wondered how many of Blue’s friends would join the queue before the album was finished.
Brady had noticed something else during the last couple of hours. C.K. was a flirt and his obvious target that night was Blue.
C.K. sat on the couch, closer to Blue than he needed to be, laughing at everything Blue said. He’d been playing that game all night. Using amusement as an excuse to touch Blue. Shoulder bumps. Playful shoves. Affectionate pats in random places.
Brady watched C.K. chuckle at a comment, giving Blue a gentle shove complete with a shy look from under his lashes. That was sixteen in the past hour. Had Blue and C.K. been alone the kid would have made a move already. That knowledge lit a cinder in Brady’s chest. He cooled it with a drink of wine.
Brady wasn’t fond of flirts. He was less fond of the kind who hit on his man. The only thing keeping him from pulling C.K. off the couch and shoving him into the vacant chair on the other side of the coffee table was his reluctance to look like the jealous, over protective type he was. So he sat and smiled and pretended not to see C.K.’s fingers rested on Blue’s shoulder.
Seventeen.
Blue didn’t seem to care, and Brady was struggling not to see it as proof Blue liked the attention. He couldn’t afford to start being paranoid that early. Blue and C.K. would spend the next several days locked in the upstairs studio, working alone together. Unless Brady cleared his schedule to sit up there with them, he would have to trust Blue to ignore C.K.’s advances. That or lose his mind and make a scene he wasn’t sure Blue would forgive.
That album was a big deal. It would either launch Blue’s new career as a producer or kill it. He didn’t want to be the reason the project failed.
Brady sat and pretended not to notice the kid encroaching on his territory, all but climbing in Blue’s lap.
Eighteen.
Nineteen.
Twenty.
Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.


In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Bedside Manner by DJ Jamison

 

Today I’m excited to share Bedside Manner by DJ Jamison, this was a sweet and fun read with a May/December romance featuring two hot guys I totally fell for. I hope you’ll check out my review and there’s a great GIVEAWAY too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK



Length: 56,000 words



Blurb



Dr. Paul Johnston can’t get a set of dark, somber eyes out of his head, and the timing couldn’t be worse.



The last thing he needs is to fall for a patient. Not now, when he’s been put on paid leave pending review of a formal complaint. One that most likely accuses him of sexual harrassment or impropriety of some kind. It’s possible he let his newfound freedom as a divorced, out-of-the-closet gay man go to his head, but he’s certain — mostly — he didn’t do anything wrong. Now, he’s struggling to handle the reality that his job is in danger and the only guy he wants should be off-limits.



Zane Kavanaugh is floundering, and there’s only one man who soothes the storm inside him.



Reeling from an assault that landed him in the hospital and the painful estrangement from his family since coming out, Zane is trying to get his feet under him and find his independence. He moves in with a roommate and searches for a job, all while recovering from a fractured arm and cracked ribs. None of that hurts as much as the emotional damage he’s suffered. When he connects with Dr. Paul Johnston outside of the ER, he’s drawn to the man’s calm, collected manner. It doesn’t hurt that Paul’s lack of experience with men is sexy as hell, and so are his over-the-top responses when Zane gets his lips on him.



There’s no right time to fall in love.



Paul is afraid to start a relationship, and Zane can only handle so much more rejection. Will these two find their perfect moment, or will they realize you can’t choose when and how you fall in love? If Paul can’t take a risk, he may have to choose: the career he loves or the first man to capture his heart.



Bedside Manner is Book 1 of the Hearts & Health series. This is a spin-off series from the book Heart Trouble and includes characters from that novel, but it can be read as a standalone.

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4 Stars

I enjoyed this sweet read from DJ Jamison! Paul and Zane are great characters, a bit broken and in need of love but definitely likeable guys! I was glad that I had recently read Heart Trouble because we get a lot of Ben and Gage too and knowing their story helped me feel connected to Paul and Zane’s journey together.

Paul is a recently divorced and newly out doctor who lives for his job – he’s a great ER doctor even if he flirts a little bit. Zane is a college student who is recovering from a brutal beating from his step-father. These two shouldn’t connect but they do and neither man can seem to deny it no matter what is on the line.

I liked Paul and Zane, and I liked them together. Their age difference never bothered me and I think it’s because DJ Jamison does a great job of connecting these two. Both of these men have been hurt and have never really had a healthy, loving relationship with a partner before so they pretty much have to learn together. I loved Zane’s attitude and willingness to fight for Paul and what they shared. Paul’s a bit slower, but he with his career in jeopardy he has to be. Their relationship felt very real, with the sweet tender moments, the chemistry together and the struggles.

I really did enjoy this story from start to finish and found myself pretty attached to these two. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series – I’m hooked!

*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review



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March 16 – Diverse Reader

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March 27 – Making It Happen, Book Lovers 4Ever, Urban Smoothie Read

March 29 – MM Good Book Reviews

March 31 – Southern Babes Book Blog, Becca The Bibliophile, Bayou Book Junkie, MJ’s Book Blog & Reviews, The Geekery Book Review, Jim’s Blog

April 3 – Love Bytes

 
Author Bio
 

DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.



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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Patience by Helena Stone

 

Buy Links: Pride Publishing (Early download)



Pre-Order: Amazon US | Amazon UK  (March 28)



Cover: Emmy Ellis



Length: 62,945 words



Publisher: Pride Publishing



Blurb



Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long?



While Xander Ekman’s dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he can’t be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment.



Troy Moriarty doesn’t have time for love. He’s too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others.



When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xander’s month of celibacy, Troy’s trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin.

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4 Stars

Patience is a story I really enjoyed and found myself totally invested in – it’s a slow burn story of two men who have both been burned in the past trying to figure out if they can find real love. I really enjoyed Xander and Troy’s story and am already looking forward to more in this series.

Xander is a successful artist, living his dream professionally, personally not so much. He lives in an endless string of one night stands and when his best friend Eric calls him on it the two men make a bet – Xander has to be celibate for a month. Troy is struggling to make his business a success after his business partner leaves him high and dry after Troy set up the business. He doesn’t trust easily anymore and doesn’t want to get hurt again. When Xander walks into his tattoo shop to get a special tattoo the two seem to click right away. But, both men are hiding secrets that threaten to destroy anything they may be building together.

I really liked these characters, I felt like I really got to know them and understand what they were feeling. There is a slow, hesitant burn between them that can definitely be felt. There’s a lot of push and pull, Xander has the bet though and Troy resistant for his own reasons. Their attraction is undeniable though. I loved that they got to know each other though, it wasn’t insta-sex that takes over the story. It really is about the build up between them.

This is the kind of story where you really get to know the characters and their journey and I really enjoyed it! Xander and Troy are so easy to love as are their best friends Lorcan and Eric. This was a fun, romantic story that gets right to the heart. I really enjoyed it and definitely look forward to more in this series, and yeah, I’m really hoping for a Lorcan and Eric story, I felt just as invested in them by the end as I was in Xander and Troy. Definitely a great start to a new series.

*I received an advanced copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.

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Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.



The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.



Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.



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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Misfits by Garrett Leigh

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share this book with you today, it’s been on my TBR for a while and holy crap am I glad I finally read it! It was AMAZING! This is a wonderfully written story about love, finding it and making it yours! Tom, Cass and Jake are stunning characters and Garrett Leigh beautifully gives us their story! I hope you’ll check out my 5 Star review and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Urban Soul Series

Misfits (Book #1) 

Strays (Book #2)  Out March 27

Buy Links: Riptide | Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | B&N | Smashwords

Length: 70,200 words

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh at Black Jazz Design

Blurb


Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.

Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.

Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.

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5 Stars

This is one of those books that just makes you go WOW! I have to admit I was a bit hesitant when I started, menage stories tend to make me nervous but THIS is how you do it! This story was amazing, it was emotional and intense and I absolutely loved it. Tom, Cass and Jake are beautiful characters, broken but beautiful. Their relationship is something very special.

Tom and Cass have been together for years and their love for each other is strong and deep, but they have an open relationship, they are allowed to sleep with other people. It’s unconventional but it works for them and doesn’t change how they feel about each other. When Tom meets Jake at a pub, the waiter makes an immediate impression on Tom. They hook up, it’s great, but Tom can’t leave it at that and Cass can see it too. The three form a friendship but it’s clear there are deeper feelings involved.

It’s not easy for these three though, each of these men has their own issues and the real beauty, and pain, of this story is the journey to discovering what they all mean to each other and what it means to be whole. Cass and Tom love each other so much, there’s no denying that, but as a couple they have their problems. Jake struggles to figure out where he fits in that at times and doesn’t want to be what breaks them.

I loved this story, it was intense and so full of emotion. Tom, Cass and Jake got right to my heart and I fell completely in love with them. The love in this story is so strong I could feel it. This really is a journey of finding love, keeping love and making your own. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read more from Garrett Leigh!

 
Finalist: Best Gay Romance in the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards!
 
 
 

Author Bio

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

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

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

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


Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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sweetrivRyder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

 

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4 Stars

Friends-Enemies-Lovers – Sweet Rivalry is a fun, steamy read with great characters, we’ve got a sassy heroine with killer heels and a bearded, tattooed sweetheart of a guy. I really enjoyed Ryder and Harper’s story. It’s a short, quick read that will definitely make you smile without angst or drama.

Ryder and Harper knew each other in college and just when their chemistry really starts, it ends in one moment. Years later while bidding on the same job, the two are reunited and the competiveness they shared is back in full force but so is that chemistry, stronger than ever.

These two are so great! Harper is adorable in every way, she’s beautiful and successful but she’s got a bit of derpy side to her. Ryder is all confidence and beards and tattoos but he’s got a sweet heart and a definite thing for Harper, even after all these years.

Sweet Rivalry is an easy-going, high chemistry read then you’re looking for that feel-good read. There’s no angst really, just two people finally reconnecting in a great way. I really enjoyed this story from start to finish!

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Work first. Reward sex next.

That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern

California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.

 

 

 

HeadShot ColorNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

 

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Imago by N.R. Walker

Butterflies, bow-ties and true love! I am so thrilled to share my review of Imago by N.R. Walker! I loved this sweet story and definitely recommend it! Make sure to check out the awesome GIVEAWAY too!
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~Jenn
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Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

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4-4.5 Stars

Imago is an adorable heart-warming read and I absolutely fell head over heels in love with Jack and Lawson. They are such wonderful, endearing characters and their story is fun and wonderful. I’m a big N.R. Walker fan and this is definitely a new favorite for me. The focus is on Jack and Lawson and their journey together, sweet and pure, not with unnecessary angst or drama. Sometimes you just need that book that reminds you how great in can be to fall in love.

Jack is outdoorsy and loves his job and his community, he’s adjusted to small town life perfectly. Lawson is a genius, he studies butterflies and loves it but his social life is a bit lacking. He tends to say what he thinks and runs on logic. When Jack and Lawson meet on a flight, it’s not necessarily love at first sight but when Jack offers to help Lawson when he’s stranded in the airport things change quickly for these two and they discover a strong connection despite their differences.

I loved this story, adored Jack and Lawson and even the science in this story. Lawson is so wonderfully nerdy with his technical terms and literal views of the world and then there’s the bow-ties. LOVE THEM! These two bond quickly and realize that they have something so very special together, something neither man can let go of. The writing is alive and will make you feel like you are a part of the story, right there with Jack and Lawson. I adored their sweet journey and can’t wait to see what is next for this beautiful couple. As always, N.R. Walker has delivered and sweet and hot story that goes right to the heart!

 

February 25 – Foxylutely Books
 
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N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

 

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Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Heart Trouble by DJ Jamison

Happy Friday! Today I’ve got a sweet, feel-good romance to share – Heart Trouble by DJ Jamison. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it when you’re looking for a fun story of true love to put a smile on your face. I hope you’ll check out my review and there’s an awesome GIVEAWAY too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn
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Length: 166 pages
 
Series
Changing Focus (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Source of Protection (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Rewriting His Love Life (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Winter Blom: Holiday Novella (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Hard Press (Book #5) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Chance For Christmas (Book #7) Amazon US | Amazon UK 
 
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When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s not an adrenaline junkie.



Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben’s ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.



The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben’s lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give his heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?



This is a m/m romance. It is Book 6 in the Ashe Sentinel Connections series, but it can be read as a standalone.

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4 Stars

This is a very sweet romance that will make your heart happy! Hot nurse and slightly clumsy teacher find happiness together when they least expect it. I really enjoyed this story and totally fell for Ben and Gage. They are both very likeable guys with a real-life feel that made me really want that sweet HEA for them.

Ben is an ER nurse who’s been burned in the past. He doesn’t want a relationship, convinced that he’ll only end up hurt. Gage grew up in the foster system and hasn’t really had a good, loving relationship in his life, but when he meets Ben after a motorcycle accident he sees an opportunity with someone very special. Both men have issues with trust but agree to fun series of dates to get to know each other and when things start to get real, their tender relationship is tested.

Again, this was a sweet story and I loved these two together. They are absolutely adorable even when being slightly hard-headed. Ben and Gage share a connection that is undeniable even if they have to fight for it sometimes. Ben and Gage both had to let go of their insecurities and be honest with each other in order to really be together, and they both learn that for the right person it’s definitely worth it. These two have great passion and love for each other and this story with definitely leave you with a happy heart and a smile.

February 20 – Hearts on Fire Reviews
 
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DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.

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Review Tour, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones

If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, drama and off the charts passion this is the series for you! I’m thrilled to share Damage Control (Dirty Money 2) by Lisa Renee Jones, I hope you’ll check out my review, the awesome excerpt and there’s an amazing GIVEAWAY too!

Happy Reading,

~Jenn

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The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

 

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.

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4 Stars

Shane and Emily are back! Damage Control is full of secrets, lies, passion and love! This book starts right where the first one left off, getting the reader right back into their story. This really is a great series full of suspense and drama and I was totally consumed by their story. I love the drama without over the top angst.

Shane wants answers from Emily, he has enough family drama without Emily’s secrets in the mix. He’s convinced they are tied to his family and he’s not going to let her run. She tries, but Shane and the pull she feels towards him are too much. When she finally tells the truth he sets out to protect her and his family, even though Emily was trying to protect Shane. I love these two together, they want to save each other.

There are great twists and turns in this story and a lot of mystery about what is going to happen to the Brandon empire as well as Emily and the past she is running from. I love the suspense of it and trying to sort through everything. There is a lot that happens so be prepared for the ride. This book is part of a series though so don’t expect to get all the answers the happily ever after bow yet, we are still in the middle of everything. Even with the cliffhangers I really enjoy this series, each book giving me pieces of the puzzle and leave me wanting and needing MORE! I love the family drama, the passion and the possibilities for Shane and Emily! I’m already looking forward to the next book!

If you haven’t read Hard Rules, you definitely need to start there – this series must be read in order but it’s worth it, this is a must read series.

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EXCERPT

“You make me remember I need to be good and right in my choices.”

“Do you ever question doing what is good and right?”

“There have been times when I felt like my hand was forced.”

“When you were a lawyer?”

“No,” I say. “I manipulated the law, as does every attorney, but I never broke it. I’m talking about when I’m with my family.”

“Did you go where they lead?”

“Not so far.”

“That sounds like you might.”

“I don’t want to be them.”

“You aren’t them. You don’t have to be them.”

“I know that,” I say. “But you just keep telling me so I don’t forget.” Her legs hit the bed frame and she grips my arms.

I lean into a kiss and she pulls back, her hand pressing on my chest. “Wait. Now it’s my turn to say talk to me. Are you okay?”

“Death happened. The one thing I can’t control. It’s not the night to push me to stop protecting you. Not tonight. Can you do that?”

“Yes. We can.”

“We,” I repeat, “and that word sounds as good on my tongue as I know you’re going to taste. I’m going to make love to you properly. The way I plan to many times in our future.” I reach down and untie her robe, letting it fall open; my fingers sliding underneath just far enough to tease her nipples. They pucker beneath my touch, and her lashes flutter, settling on her cheeks. “But when it’s over, I’m going to fuck you hard and fast again.”

I tug gently on her nipples and she bites her lips. “Look at me,” I order gently.

She opens her eyes, and there is desire in their depths, but there are shadows there too,. I do not think she intends for me to see doubt or uncertainty that wasn’t there before. That I do not like or wish to know ever again. I want it gone. Now. Tomorrow. Forever. I reach up and rip the silk tie from her robe, wrapping it around my hand, before I reach up and caress the robe off her shoulder, letting it tumble to the ground.

“Give me your hands,” I order, but it’s really a question: Does she still trust me?

She studies me for several beats, her eyes narrowing ever so slightly, and I do not know what she sees in mine, but she offers me her hands. I wrap the silk around her wrists then lean in close to her, my cheek against her cheek, my body touching her nowhere else. “Now you’re at my mercy.”

“Yes,” she agrees. “I am.”

“How do you feel about that?”

“Warm.”

My lips curve with the answer that is every bit the combination of sweet sexy honesty I’ve come to expect from her. “I’m going to make you warmer.”

“Promise?”

I go still with that question, which on the surface is innocent, but I wonder if it truly is or if it’s about those shadows in her eyes. “I promise,” I say. “And you know, I never—”

“Make a promise you don’t keep.”

“Exactly,” I say, and her reference to my previous words tells me that I am not the only one on a mission of trust, and I intend to deserve hers.

I bring my hands to just above her shoulders, letting them lightly touch her before beginning a slow caress downward. She makes a soft little sound that has my cock thickening and my blood running hot, but I won’t rush this. My lips follow, tracing a line down one of her arms, then the other. I lean and caress my lips over hers, a feather light touch that teases me, if not her.

I take her hands in mine, pressing them behind her head. “Hold them there, for me, so I can see all of you. Understand?”

“You intend to tease me incessantly,” she says, without so much as a hint of hesitation. “Yes. I understand.”

I wrap my arm around her waist and pull her naked body against me, my free hand on hers above her head, our mouths a breath apart. “I intend to lick every part of you, and then do it again, so yes. If that’s the definition of incessant teasing, then yes. I am going to tease you incessantly.” I close my mouth down on hers, my tongue licking into her mouth, a deep, hungry tasting I force myself to end far too quickly. “That was the beginning. Should I could continue?”

“Yes. Please.”

“Please,” I say. “I like that.”

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

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 presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

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.

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