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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Over and Back by Andrew Grey

Happy Saturday! I hope the weekend is off to a great start! Today we are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Over and Back by Andrew Grey. I just love his books and definitely enjoyed this one – great characters, some suspense and great love!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Over and Back

Title: Over and Back

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Bronco Boys Book 5

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: DreamSpinner Press

Release Date: April 9 2019

Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Sequel to Round and Round

Opposites attract on an overseas holiday, but trouble has hitched a ride.

While Bronco’s nightclub is closed for renovations, the owners invite the staff on a trip to Italy. Bartender Hank needs a roommate, and he’s had his eye on waiter Grant for a while, even if he’s had to keep his distance. But sharing such close proximity means sparks are sure to fly….

Grant has a problem saying no, and it’s led him into some less-than-healthy relationships. While he’s determined not to repeat his mistakes, it’s clear Hank is different.

They’re both willing to take it slow and explore the feelings building between them, but even in a foreign country, their pasts are catching up, and that could hurt more than just their budding romance.

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4 Stars

Over and Back is book 5 in this series, but can easily be read as a standalone. I thought this was a fun and intriguing read, one that has a bit of everything. There’s great chemistry, a bit of angst, sweetness and some good suspense. Oh and the scenery is incredible as well. This book is another example of why Andrew Grey is a go-to author for me.

I really liked Grant and Hank, they are both a little bit broken from previous relationships and leery about getting involved with anyone again, but this trip to Italy throws them together and their attraction to each other is undeniable. It takes some time but they start to open up to each other, getting to know the good stuff and the rough stuff too. Even with their fears, something special develops between them.

One of my favorite things in this book was the open, honest relationship that develops between Grant and Hank. I felt like they really brought out the best in each other and it was easy to see the real love that existed between them right from the start. Grant sees himself as weak and as a pushover, but Hank sees the strength in him and is quick to tell him he sees it. I think there was just the right amount of angst and stresses for this group too, it kept me reading, needing to know more but it wasn’t too much. I absolutely adored the way this story came together for Hank and Grant. I really like this group and would definitely love to spend time with them!

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

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Hank couldn’t believe he had actually agreed to have Grant as a roommate for this trip. Not that he didn’t like the guy. In fact, that was sort of the problem. His first instinct had been to say no and try to figure out how to go alone. Danny would have a fit if he found out Hank was going to be rooming with Grant. Still, how in the hell could he say no? Hank knew from Zach that Grant needed a friend. Hank sure as hell knew what that felt like, and in the end, he’d agreed. After all, they were only going to be roommates. And they’d be an ocean away from Danny and his jealousy. Hank would just need to make sure Danny didn’t find out.

But it was too late to worry about that now. He’d made the decision, and the more he thought about it, the more he realized that he actually felt pretty good, maybe even kind of excited.

He pulled into Bull and Zach’s driveway and parked behind Harry’s Tahoe. Zach had called together a trip-planning meeting so they could go over everything, including the day tours that they’d already booked. Hank was met at the door by Bull, who hugged him and ushered him inside. He seemed to be the last to arrive, and he got hugs from everyone but Grant, who stood off to the side, looking nervous, seemingly interested in the shoes he was wearing.

“Hey, Grant,” Hank said gently.

Huge blue eyes met his for a second. “Hi, Hank.” His voice was really soft, but he gave Hank a little crooked smile. “This is kind of exciting.”

“Okay,” Zach said as he returned from the kitchen, placing trays of small sandwiches on the coffee table. Bull followed with a tray of drinks and set that down as well. “Help yourself to munchies,” Zach said as he passed out a spreadsheet printout. “I went ahead and put together a schedule for the things we’ve already taken care of. But one thing we still need to look at is getting train tickets to Newark. The flight leaves late, so we should be able to take the same-day train from Harrisburg.”

Hank sat down, and Grant took the seat on the sofa next to him. The kid was wound as tight as a drum. If he’s like this the entire trip, it’s going to be one hell of a good time, Hank thought, sarcasm rolling through his head. Grant reached for a can of Diet Coke and sipped from it. Hank grabbed a beer, because right now, he needed one.

“We fly directly to Rome, and we’re booked into a hotel on the outskirts. There’s a subway station not too far away, and we can get into the city that way. We have nothing planned for our first day. It’ll give us time to just rest up for what’s ahead. On Wednesday we have a guided tour of some ancient Roman ruins and the Colosseum in the afternoon, so we can sleep in if jet lag is a problem. On Thursday we have a private group tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s in the morning, and then I thought we could walk to the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon after lunch.”

“This looks really great,” Hank interrupted. “What’s with Saturday?”

“There’s no need to go over everything that’s already on the sheet,” Bull told Hank gently. “Saturday is Zach’s event. There’s an anime conference, and Zach is signing autographs and meeting fans. He and I will be there most of the day. And we thought that everyone should have some time to do what they wanted.” He squeezed Zach’s hand.

“On Sunday we have a train to Florence, where we’ll spend three full days,” Zach continued. “I put together a schedule based on when things are open. You can look at that. I didn’t know if everyone wanted to go together or on their own. It’s up to you. But I did make reservations for us to climb the cathedral dome on Thursday morning before we leave.”

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Andrew Grey (1)

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert

Blog Tour Spotlight: Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert

Series: Frozen Hearts, #1

Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)

Release Date (Print & Ebook): eBook: Monday, April 1, 2019 |Print (mmp): Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Length (Print & Ebook): eBook: approx. 95,000 words| Print: 384 pages

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Male/Male Romance

Warnings: Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.

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Book synopsis:
Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.

He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.

Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…

River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.

With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.

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

Jenn Review

4 Stars

I really do love Annabeth’s books and definitely enjoyed this one, the setting is absolutely stunning, the characters are complex and their journey is emotional! Griffin and River couldn’t be more different, Griffin is former military and gruff and tough and River is a former male model. They have a few things in common, an intense attraction and a whole lots of issues! These two come packed with serious baggage!

I really liked these two together, even from the start it’s clear there is something special between them. This story touches on some serious issues, addiction and eating disorders, and I think Annabeth Albert does a good job with it. It’s not a quick fix, everything is okay thing, these guys struggle and it takes time. There is love and healing and the way it all comes together is what makes my heart happy!

 

About the author: Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series include the #OutOfUniform, #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat, #RainbowCove and #PerfectHarmony series.

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

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Check out this teaser: The mountain man scowled at River. The older guy next to him was the one splashed all over the website— well-known photographer Roger Barrett—with the sort of craggy features that suggested a long life lived in the sun. He smiled at River, shaking his hand, and telling him what a fan his sister-in-law and nieces were of his book. But it wasn’t the old guy who held River’s attention at all. No, that was all reserved for Mr. Tall, Dark, and Cranky, who clearly didn’t share Roger’s good opinion of River, but good heavens, the man certainly made all those rumors about mountains and fresh air resulting in larger-than-average humans seem true.

He totally looked the mountain man part too— shaggy brown hair, the sort of tan that River’s friends would pay good money to emulate, hazel eyes that re- minded River of the greenish brown stone of a mosque he’d visited in Istanbul. And muscles for days. Big, broad shoulders stretching the fabric of a denim shirt, thighs like tree trunks, and that scowl. This was a guy who would be at home playing the sheriff in some old west drama. Or maybe a gunslinger…

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New Release Review: Copper Creek (Sawyer’s Ferry #3) by Cate Ashwood

Happy Saturday! I hope the weekend is off to a great start! Today I’m excited to share my review of Copper Creek (Sawyer’s Ferry #3) by Cate Ashwood! I absolutely love this series and this was a wonderful addition – Frankie is everything! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Title: Copper Creek

Series: Sawyer’s Ferry: Book 3

Author: Cate Ashwood

Release Date: March 29, 2019

Genre: Contemporary m/m romance

Length: 50,000 words

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood

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Blurb:

Frankie: 

My life sucks.

After spending a year jobless and on the edge of becoming homeless, I’d officially reached a level of desperation that, even if I wasn’t completely broke, retail therapy couldn’t fix.

While Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska, is the last place on earth I’d ever want to visit, when my best friend, Holden, begs me to fly out and plan his wedding, I can’t say no.  What I didn’t expect was to stumble into the administrative chaos at Copper Creek Brewing—or its too-hot-to-be-legal owner.

Clearly the man needs my help, and I’m willing to go above and beyond.

Way beyond.

Barrett:

I am screwed.

Six months after my assistant up and quit, I’m not any closer to finding a replacement, and things at the brewery are starting to fall apart.

And then in walks Frankie. He’s not the typical guy you’d find in these parts, and he brings with him a world of confusion. Because as much as I need his help, I can’t seem to keep my eyes—or hands—off him.

He’s supposed to be getting my life in order, but instead there’s a chance he could turn everything upside down.

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

YES – we get Frankie’s story! I have really enjoyed this series and have been wanting to more about Frankie from the first book and I have to say I think Cate Ashwood really delivers! This was such a fun read and I really loved Frankie and Barrett so much!

Frankie’s life has been a bit of a mess since the downfall of his former boss, he hasn’t been able to find a steady new job, he’s living with his cousin and that has an expiration date. When Holden wants him to come to Alaska to help plan his wedding, it’s not exactly Frankie’s dream trip, but maybe it will help him sort out his life. What he definitely doesn’t expect is Barrett, the brewery owner who is dead sexy and makes Frankie want all kinds of new things. Barrett has a successful career, his brewery has really taken off, but his personal life is a bit lacking. His wife left Sawyer’s Ferry to follow her dreams, but Barrett realized his dreams are right there in Sawyer’s Ferry and couldn’t follow. Everything changes when fierce and sassy Frankie shows up, ends up helping him with the admin side of his business and shows him what true love is.

There is so much to love about this book, the location, the characters, the chemistry, the sass and of course the love. Frankie and Barrett are two incredibly different men, but they are perfect for each other. The connection is there right from the start, even if Barrett struggles to make sense of what he is feeling, and it’s great to see them grow and open up to each other. As fun as I thought this was, it has it’s emotional moments too as these guys struggle with how they really feel about each other and what the future could possibly hold for them. And I loved it, from start to finish, I just adored them and their journey. It’s also a bonus to catch up with the characters from the previous books. This is definitely a must read book and series!

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Release Blitz & Review: The Coincidence by Felice Stevens

I’m so excited to share this Release Blitz today – I loved this book! The Coincidence by Felice Stevens is now available and it’s a must read! I hope you’ll check out my review and the great giveaway we are sharing too!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Title: The Coincidence
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: March 21st
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Nice guys always finish last, and Coby Epstein is sick and tired of being last. After his boyfriend dumps him, Coby vows to take it slow and not jump into another relationship, no matter what his ninety-five-year-old great aunt says. When Coby sees his ex has moved on, he goes on a series of disastrous first dates and swears off men, determined to be alone. His best friend disagrees and finds the “perfect man” for him online and arranges a date. The only problem? Coby has no idea what she’s done.

Since childhood, Eli Kaplan has been his father’s greatest disappointment, a fact he’s reminded of at every opportunity. For years, he’s struggled with the knowledge that dating women doesn’t work for him. A late-night confession to his brother changes everything and Eli realizes, maybe, just maybe, he can come out, find himself, and find love. Eli takes the plunge and creates a profile on a dating website, not knowing what to expect. One night he chats with an intriguing man, and despite his nervousness, they arrange to meet for coffee. No big deal. They’ll probably never see each other again.

On the day of their first date, nothing could surprise Coby and Eli more than to discover that they live in the same apartment building, on the same floor. In a city of eight million people, coincidences don’t get crazier than that. But as the two men begin to weave their lives together with cautious optimism and hope for a future, they find an even greater thread holding their families together—one born from the ashes of a final solution that couldn’t destroy their ancestors’ courage, leaving scars that remain almost a century later. Past lives torn apart can be pieced together by a future no one could have ever imagined, where love is more than fate or coincidence. It’s meant to be.


Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

The Coincidence is exactly why I love Felice Stevens so very much! This is a unique and beautiful story about two men who truly deserve happiness and love and their journey finding it together. I immediately fell in love with both Coby and Eli and that only grew as their story went on. And oh what a story it is, it felt real and raw and there were so many layers of emotion. Be prepared to believe in fate!

Coby’s heart is still recovering from his last boyfriend and he’s over the dating scene. He doesn’t think he’s ready for a new relationship, but his best friend steps in and sets him up online – it worked for her so she’s determined! Eli is finally coming to terms with his sexuality and what he wants, but he’s just not sure how to go after it, so online is where he starts. The connection between them is there right from the start, but these two have a bit of a slow burn at first. Coby doesn’t want to rush into a relationship and well for Eli, this is his first relationship. But, what develops between these two is a beautiful love that is just meant to be.

I felt completely invested in these guys and their happiness, I loved them so much! The title of this book is absolutely perfect and makes it’s point more than once. This story doesn’t just focus on Eli and Coby and their love, but also on family and their love as well. The Coincidence made me laugh, made me feel and made my heart so freaking happy! Definitely a must read from Felice!

 

 

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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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Borrowed Heart by Andrew Grey

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We are excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Borrowed Heart by Andrew Grey! I so love his books and can add this one to the great list! I’m sharing my review, plus we’ve got an excerpt and a great giveaway!

 

 

Title:Borrowed Heart

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: DreamSpinner Press

Release Date: Mar 12 2019

Edition/Format: 1st Edition/Format ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Robin, the recipient of a brand-new heart, knows he can’t give it to just anyone….

Robin’s been through his share of upsets recently, from heart transplant surgery to a brutal breakup. But his experiences have taught him life is short, and he’s ready to seize the day and start anew. A job at Euro Pride Tours is just the kind of adventure he’s looking for. He gets to see the world and live a little, but love isn’t on his radar screen. He isn’t sure his heart can endure that again.

Johan might’ve disappointed his family by striking out on his own, but when he meets Robin, he has no intention of letting him down. Each man is just what the other needs to feel whole again, and while Johan might not be the man Robin originally thought he was, he’s exactly what the doctor ordered to make Robin’s borrowed heart beat faster. As the tour through Germany progresses, they grow closer, but when Robin’s ex joins the tour, he could bring their blossoming love to a dramatic halt.

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4 Stars

 

I feel like I need to start by gushing about how much I loved the scenery in this book! I felt like I was on that bus and one of the tourists! I got lost in the scenery as much as I did the storyline! Andrew Grey has such a fantastic ability to create deep, amazing characters and Robin and Johan are definitely fit the bill!

After a lifetime of heart problems, Robin received a transplant years ago and he knows how precious life is and after enduring a bad breakup he is determined to live his life. He’s known Johan for a while, he’s a bus driver for the tour company, but on this trip everything is different. Johan has cleaned up his appearance and Robin just can’t resist him. It gets complicated though when his crap-bag ex ends up as one of the passengers on the tour.

There really is so much to enjoy about this book, the scenery, the history and of course the relationship between Robin and Johan! The connection between these two is great, it’s sweet and sexy! Johan totally owned my heart though, his view on Robin’s situation, his protectiveness, he just made me swoon! I really enjoyed this book, it’s a feel good read for sure! Another great journey from Andrew Grey!

 

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The bus door opened, and Johan stepped out. Robin’s mouth went dry and he looked longer than was necessary, but he couldn’t help it. Gone was Cousin It with the beard and super long hair. Hello clean-shaven, black hair flowing down to his shoulders, god among men. Robin had no idea what the hell had happened, but one thing was for certain: all the guys, and Lily, turned and gaped as Johan strode off the bus.

“Are you ready for me?” he asked in a soft voice, and it took Robin a second to get his mind out of the gutter.

Robin nodded and swallowed once again. “All the luggage is tagged and ready to be loaded.” He pointed to the line of bags, and Johan nodded, walking over to heft two bags to the bus and load them into the luggage compartment underneath. Robin turned away from where Johan worked and stood by the door to the bus. No one moved, the guys enthralled by Johan, watching him work. Robin cleared his throat, and they seemed to come back from whatever fantasies had gripped them. Not that Robin didn’t understand. He suddenly found himself with his own fantasies, and they weren’t professional in the least.

One by one, Robin checked off each of his tour members as they got on the bus. Javier got on first, half leaping into the bus, then pausing at the top with a sigh as Oliver climbed in more slowly. The ladies all followed, and then the others filed on, with Kyle and Billy bringing up the rear, chatting a mile a minute.

 

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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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New Release Review: Arrange Me by Katy Regnery

A new must-read from Katy Regnery – Arrange Me!! I totally loved this book, it was so much fun and I really hope you’ll check it out. It’s original and swoony and just so easy to fall in love with!

~Jenn

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My name is Courtney Jane Salinger…

and I’m sick of games.

Sick of the Friday night bar-scene-cum-meat-market.

Sick of the boy-girl, man-woman, mars-venus, flirtation-without-expectation, game-playing nonsense.

Sick of awful dates and one-night stands, booty calls and guys who don’t call back, mixed messages or NO messages and—and—and…I’m sick of all of it.

I’m done.

I just can’t do it anymore.

It’s too hard, and worse: little by little, it’s making me hard.

It’s breaking my heart.

What DO I want?

That’s easy.

I want a house in suburbia with a white picket fence.

I want babies to buckle into a minivan.

But most of all, I want to be married.

I want a husband.

So I’ve made an important decision: I’m making my escape from the dating world and the single life.

I’ve filled out my application on ArrangeMe.com and I’m putting my fate into the hands of experts.

Is it a little scary?

Sure.

I mean, I have no idea who I’ll end up with. After all, I’m planning to marry a complete stranger.

But between you and me?

I can’t wait.

Being arranged can’t possibly be worse than being single.

Can it?

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Jenn Review
4.5 – 5 Stars
This was such a fun and unique read, I loved it! I was intrigued by the idea of this book, a woman tired of the dating world, ready to get out of the game and get married and deciding to go with an arranged marriage, and I have to be honest and say I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did. Katy Regnery does a fantastic job of bringing these characters and this story to life. I’ve definitely enjoyed many of Katy’s books and I think this is my favorite, although I need book 2 NOW!
I don’t want to spoil anything about this book, it’s all part of the fun. Though I will say that I loved Courtney and really everyone in this book. I fell in love so hard and I couldn’t put it down, I had to know what was going to happen! It is a must read, it made me laugh and swoon and fall in love and everything along the way. I’m so ready for the second part of this story!
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Review Blitz: When August Ends by Penelope Ward

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What do you do when a sexy, older man moves into your family’s summer rental?

Well, apparently, you make a fool of yourself—over and over. Things didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Noah Cavallari. Our first encounter was embarrassing, to say the least.

But despite that, I found myself waking up every day with a newfound energy. Nothing exciting ever happened on the lake—not until Noah moved into the small boathouse on our property. He’d booked it for the entire summer…and I was still trying to figure out why.

When my mother became ill, I inherited the responsibility of making sure our guests were well taken care of. I should have been in college. Instead, I was living my best life…as a maid.

Dark, handsome, and mysterious, everything about Noah screamed forbidden.

I knew he was just passing through town for the summer.

I knew he was probably too old for me.

Yet, I was drawn to him.

Not to mention, he tried to save my life when he mistakenly thought I was drowning.

I wanted him and made no secret of it.

His own attempts to warn me away soon gave way to late-night moonlight chats by the lake. We were slowly easing into a friendship that was gearing up to explode into something I might not recover from.

Because he’s leaving at the end of the summer.

And I have no idea what I’ll do when August ends.

 

Jenn Review

4 Stars

Penelope Ward has such a great ability to tell a story and this another great example of that talent! Heather and Noah have quite a unique journey, one that made me laugh and made me feel and definitely surprised me! I really felt like this story shows that true love can come in unexpected ways!

Heather is young and working hard to support her mother who suffers from depression. She’s given up a lot to take care of her mom and she’s a pretty awesome person! To help with income they rent out the boat house by the lake and when she meets the man who rented it, everything changes! Noah is hot and smoldery and everything Heather could want, too bad he seems to want nothing to do with her.

Over the summer these two get to know each other and build a friendship, there’s attraction but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. There’s an age difference and life experiences between them but Noah has some secrets about why he at the boathouse and it changes everything.

I don’t want to spoil anything about this book, but this one definitely surprised me! I absolutely adored Noah, there is so much heart in this man and the things he goes through, oh my heart! Heather, she’s quirky and something else, sometimes she made me a little crazy but I couldn’t help but love her too. These two don’t always seem like the couple you’d imagine together but in the end, their love is a thing of beauty! I definitely enjoyed this book and fell in love with these two, and the way their story comes together is perfection! Another great read from Ms. Ward!

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About the Author:

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

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor.

Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over one-point-five million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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Love Online Ebook

Love Online:

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Gentleman NineGentleman Nine

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Drunk Dial

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Mack DaddyMack Daddy

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Neighbor Dearest

Neighbor Dearest

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Jaded and Tyed

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Sins of Sevin

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Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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My Skylar

My Skylar

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Gemini

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Cocky Bastard

Cocky Bastard

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British Bedmate

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Blog Tour: Gage by JM Dabney

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GAGE

TRENTON SECURITY BOOK 3

J.M. DABNEY

M/M ROMANCE/SUSPENSE

RELEASE DATE: 01.29.19

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The forbidden is the sweetest lure.

Trenton Security’s Public Relations go-to was Hayden Gage. He loved his job, and it kept him distracted from the demons haunting his nightmares. His past wasn’t up for discussion, and Hayden wouldn’t allow it to intrude on his future. Yet, that was easier said than done when his best friend came to him desperate for help, and it put him right on the path to his one weakness.

Young didn’t equal lost.

Derrick Thorpe lived in the shadow of his father’s mistakes. Although he was adopted by Linus Trenton, he wanted to prove that he wasn’t like his biological father. When he was asked to go undercover to help at Trenton Security, it put him in close quarters with Gage. Being Gage’s was only an act, but when lines blur, what happens when the operation ends?

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Jenn Review

3.5 Stars

Oh man, this was a tough and emotional read! I feel like I have come to expect that from this author but it still gets me. Gage and Derrick have always felt something for each other but age and life have always kept them apart. That is until they have to team up to find a missing girl, then it’s time for all those feelings to finally come to light.

The angst, the damage and the love – its all there! Plus some daddy kink (which isn’t always my favorite but this author makes it work). This read was intense and passionate and kept me on the edge, needing to know what was going to happen next. Definitely not the easiest or sweetest read but it packed full of feels and action!

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Dishes rattled, and the low murmuring of conversations filled the interior as the lunch rush started to slow down at Heidi’s Diner. Typically, Gage ate alone before returning to the office, but today, he hadn’t turned out to be so lucky.

“How about I buy you dinner, Gage,” the confident young man across the table from him asked.

He stared at the boy as if he’d lost his mind. He slowly closed his laptop and calmly leaned back in the booth. The first time he’d seen Derrick Thorpe the kid was skin and bones, skittish from years of abuse by Derrick’s homophobic and racist father, the former Sheriff of Powers County, Georgia. The last time he’d allowed himself to be in the same space with Derrick, he had graduated from college. His boss, Linus, adopted Derrick and his toddler brother after the death of their father and, well, the mother hadn’t fought Linus when the man demanded she sign over custody.

Today Derrick was a man in his mid-twenties, and even with the pale blond stubble, he was still as pretty as the last time he’d seen him which had occurred Christmas a year ago. He’d made his excuses and went to stay with friends for the holiday. Fighting any of the Crews to get out of a family function always turned into a lost cause, and he’d found it easier to escape.

Gage forced a chuckle and a good-natured smile at the eager boy in front of him, but he felt neither of those actions. Because his greatest hell sat across from him and there was no way he’d ever allow the boy close to him.

“Not going to happen, kid.”

“Why not?” Derrick looked offended.

He wasn’t fucking around with some boy with Daddy issues. No matter how much he wanted to find out what his handprint looked like on the boy’s ass. Derrick wasn’t for him. Age difference aside, with Derrick’s history, he wouldn’t let the young man find out how interested he was.

“Go find someone your own age, Derrick.”

“What’s this got to do with age? I’m an adult, and I think I’m old enough to know what I want.”

He felt the muscles in his jaw clench. He didn’t like telling people no twice. When he made a decision, it was final. This little boy was asking for a spanking. A vision of Derrick over his knee came to mind, and he banished it as quickly as it appeared. This was getting out of hand. That’s why he’d avoided anything that had to do with seeing Derrick.

“And I said it wasn’t happening. I don’t like to repeat myself, Derrick.”

Derrick’s chin lowered to rest on his chest. There was a deep breath, and then Derrick looked up, his dark brown eyes shimmered with indignation.

“Yes, sir,” Derrick pushed the words through clenched teeth.
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J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.

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Release Boost & Review: Quick N’ Dirty & Quick Start by Aden Lowe

I’m a big Aden Lowe fan and am thrilled to share new reads from him – The Quick Family Ranch! I really enjoyed Quick N’ Dirty and am so excited about this series. I hope you’ll check out my review and these great brothers!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

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Titles: Quick N’ Dirty and Quick Start
Series: Quick Family Ranch
Author: Aden Lowe
Genre: Western Romance

Quick N’ Dirty

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Jake, his brothers, and their dad are slowly starving, and drowning in a pile of dirty laundry since their grandmother’s death. They can’t give the Quick Ranch the future their grandmother wanted if they can’t even feed themselves. Sick of frozen pizzas and no clean shirts, Jake’s dad orders him to hire a housekeeper, and do it quick. He has no idea where to start and doesn’t have time on top of his ranch work, but the local minister has the perfect candidate. Jake hires Ande as soon as he hears her story, and vows to do anything, no matter how dirty, to keep her and her two small children safe. Now, he just has to hope he can keep his hands to himself and not ruin this for his family.

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Jenn Review

4 – 4.5 Stars

This is a sweet, quick read that I really liked from start to finish! I love that feeling when I can start a book and finish it in an afternoon and still feel like I got a great story with characters I love – and Aden Lowe definitely delivers! I loved how these two families came together and Jake and Ande just made me swoon!

For me, these are characters that are just easy to love! Jake, his brothers and his dad, while rough around the edges are awesome and Ande and her two kids, my heart broke for what she has been through but I loved that she finds her happiness. Both families need a little help and they find that they are just perfect for each other.

I really do love Aden Lowe’s ability to tell a story and this is definitely one of my new favorites from him! It made my smile, it made my heart happy and I definitely want more of the Quick brothers!

 

Quick Start

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Sam Quick watches his older brother leave for his honeymoon, relieved now that one of them is married and ready to carry out Gramma’s wishes for the family and ranch to grow. Now all he has to do is get Ande’s little boy safely into the truck and back to the ranch, and he can get back to work. At least, that’s the plan, until the girl from his dreams runs her shiny BMW right up under his battered old Dodge truck. She doesn’t hesitate to let him know what she thinks about cowboys and their dirty trucks. Giving her a hard time is the most fun he’s had in years until he finds out the spoiled little rich girl is actually a shy, innocent woman on her own for the first time. He signs on to help her find her inner strength and hopes like hell he doesn’t fall head over heels for her at the same time. Either way, he’d better get a quick start.

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Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: His Uptown Guy by Felice Stevens

Happy Friday! Today we are thrilled to share the Release Blitz for His Uptown Guy by Felice Stevens! This is a fantastic read with so much heart and love! I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome giveaway!

Title: His Uptown Guys (The Landmarks Series)
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: MM Romance

Release Date: January 24, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

When Jesse Grace-Martin loses his father on 9/11, his charmed life is gone forever. People look menacing, and the streets no longer seem safe. After experiencing a brutal mugging, Jesse retreats to his apartment in the landmark Dakota building. Five years later, his first attempt to walk outside those famous gates again is a disaster—except for meeting the gorgeous maintenance worker who helps him through his crushing panic attack. Jesse can’t stop thinking about the guy but hesitates to reach out, knowing he has little to offer.

Dashamir Sadiko has big dreams. Money in the bank tops his list, and his peek into the life of the uber-wealthy at his job at the Dakota is all the incentive he needs. Struggling to work full-time and go to college, Dash desperately wants to break the cycle of poverty his parents had hoped to leave behind in Albania. When the two men become friends, Dash isn’t sure what to expect but can’t help his growing attraction to sweet and sexy Jesse. It’s nice to see how the other side lives, but his affections can’t be bought; Dash wants to be his own man.

Defying the Dakota’s co-op rules, the two share lunches, their hopes and dreams, and ultimately their hearts. Jesse slowly regains his courage, but he’s worried he’ll never be the person he once was and that he’s not good enough for Dash. And Dash isn’t convinced the son of poor immigrants’ has a place at the table with a blue-blood, trust-fund man. Jesse needs to realize that money can’t buy happiness and love, while Dash must learn to trust that what they have is real, that he’s more than Jesse’s walk on the wild side with an uptown guy.–

Jenn Review

4.5 Stars

This is such a seeet read from Felice Stevens, it is heartfelt and touching and I loved it! Dash and Jesse are such amazing characters that owned my heart right from the start! I felt like this was one of the least angsty books I’ve read from Felice but it does deal with serious issues.

After losing his father on 9/11 and suffering a mugging, Jesse hasn’t left his apartment in over 5 years. His agoraphobia has taken over his life but he’s also tired of living that way and wants to try, even if it’s a trip to the courtyard. Dash and his family have never had money, but he’s working hard to change that, putting himself through school and saving what he can. Even if that means working as a porter for a luxury apartment. A chance meeting and a panic attack bring Jesse and Dash together for a beautiful journey of discovering themselves and real love!

I think Felice Stevens does a wonderful job of telling this story in a very real and raw way. My heart broke for Jesse and everything he struggled with but also soared at his bravery and his heart! Then there’s Dash, he’s so supportive and encouraging of Jesse. Both of these men learn and grow together, finding happiness and love together! An amazing read that I highly recommend!

 

 


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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