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Book Review: Enemy Dearest by Winter Renshaw

Enemy Dearest by Winter Renshaw
Enemy Dearest by Winter Renshaw
Enemy Dearest by Winter Renshaw
Enemy Dearest by Winter Renshaw

Title: Enemy Dearest (Monreaux Brothers #1)
Author: Winter Renshaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Rose girl by any other name is still a Rose, and if you are a Monreaux that might as well be the dirt below one’s feet. August Monreaux recognizes Sheridan Rose as the naked venus floating in his pool on a hot-as-hell summer night, but why she is there is anyone’s clue. He knows, and she apparently is aware of too, that Monreauxes and Roses don’t mingle. Enemy Dearest is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, and Meredith Hills plays the part of Verona. 

I enjoyed this story! There is a fair amount of rawness to Winter Renshaw’s storytelling that feels like she’s giving her character’s open-heart surgery. They don’t get to love easily; they really have to work for it. I can appreciate any story where the characters are put through their paces. 

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Book It, Contemporary Romance, New Release, Sports Romance

New Release: Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Title: Not My Match (The Game Changers #2)
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date:
19 January 2021

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl he’s sworn to never touch.

Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.

I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.

Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.

Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.

I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.

I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?


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Book It, Book Teasers, Contemporary Romance

Excerpt Reveal: The Invitation

The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 January 2021

Summary:

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.


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Book Teasers, Contemporary Romance

Teaser Reveal: Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely

Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely

Title: Good With His Hands (Good in Bed Series #1)
Author:
Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 December 2020

Summary:

A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream. 

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ+, Rocker Romance

Book Blitz: Starting from Somewhere by Lane Hayes

Starting from Somewhere by Lane Hayes
Starting from Somewhere by Lane Hayes
Starting from Somewhere by Lane Hayes
Starting from Somewhere by Lane Hayes

Title: Staring From Somewhere (Starting From #4)
Author: Lane Hayes
Genre:
Rockstar Romance, LGBTQ+, Opposites Attract, Age Gap
Release Date:
20 November 2020

Summary:

The guitarist and the geek…

Bobby J-

What can I say? I’m a man of many tastes. I know what I like, and I’m not afraid to go for it. And I like the adorable geek from the bar. A lot. He’s smart and sassy…and he doesn’t seem to know or care that I’m in a hot up-and-coming band. However, I just found out he’s the new intern at Scratch Records. Uh-oh, this could get tricky.

Cody-

Confession…I’ve flubbed my mission. My quest is to research cool things and interesting people before I start my job as aerospace analyst—not fall for a rock star. My internship won’t last long if I can’t control this infatuation. Bobby J might look like a bear, but he’s fun and sweet and…oh boy, I think I’m in over my head. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. After all, you’ve got to start somewhere.

Starting From Somewhere is a MM, bisexual romance with some rock and roll and a little nerdiness! Each book in the Starting From series can be read as a stand-alone.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, High School Romance, NA Romance

Book Review: Break Me by Meagan Brandy

Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy
Break Me by Meagan Brandy

Title: Break Me (Brayshaw High #5)
Author: Meagan Brandy
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
My rating:
5 of 5 Stars

Break Me is the best sort of fan service.

Brielle Bishop is supposed to be a pawn in Royce Brayshaw’s plans for payback. That would work if she didn’t shake his world up five minutes after meeting him.

Okay, peeps, this book put me through the wringer. I laughed. I got pissed off. I cried my ever-loving eyes out. Royce has always been a mess, and his book could not be anything other than a love story of epic messy proportions. You love him, and you know he is going to eff it up from the start.

I didn’t understand the animosity between Royce and Bishop that sets up the plot, but you need to have some crisis to have a story. Still, I loved Brielle, and she is a unique character to this series, very different from the earlier heroines. It’s nice not having an in your face female. Something softer for the most in your face Brayshaw is a plus. But watching Royce fight himself while all the previous MCs pulled for him and tried to get him to disengage his head from his bottom was ironic.

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Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Good With His Hands by Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely

Good With His Hands by Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely

Title: Good With His Hands
Author:
Lili Valente and Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 December 2020

Summary:

A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream. 

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, Contemporary Romance, New Release

Release Blitz: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Title: Happily Letter After
Author: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 20 October 2020

Summary:

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them.

My love story all started with a letter.

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months.

So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far.

While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father.

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally.

Like when I showed up on their doorstep.

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Corporate Romance, Friends to Lovers Romance

Book Review: Twisted Love by Piper Lawson

Twisted Love by Piper Lawson
Twisted Love by Piper Lawson
Twisted Love by Piper Lawson
Twisted Love by Piper Lawson

Title: Twisted Love (Modern Romance #3)
Author: Piper Lawson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Piper Lawson, and this book is classic Piper Lawson.

Daisy and Ben are besties. They met in college, and they have had one another’s backs since way back in the day. Their friendship is like the US Postal creed sorta, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these two Fortnite players on a Friday night. But what these two don’t know and their friends suspect–is about to come to light when they play boyfriend and girlfriend for a month. These two want one another.

I really loved this one. Twisted Love was pretty typical, but the characters were great. The corporate world-building was fascinating. I especially loved how Piper Lawson showed that it was a small elite world of movers and shakers. And Ben’s mom is a hoot–a tragic hoot but a hoot all the same.

I highly recommend this for anyone how enjoys Lauren Blakely.

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, College Romance, Contemporary Romance, NA Romance

Book Blitz: The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan

The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan
The Flame Must Burn by Beena Khan

Title: The Flame Must Burn (Forbidden #1)
Author: Beena Khan
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date:
22 September 2020

Summary:

The hottest summer brings the first flames of love.
Love is dangerous. It collides with culture, and culture is defied with rebellion.

She promised herself to me.
Ryder is the small town’s local college boy.
It’s summertime, and he’s at the beach when he sees a young, college girl.
Their eyes lock together.
Intrigued by her, he wants to approach her but she quickly disappears.
Disappointed he returns home, but he sees her the next day in his summer class.

Good girls don’t fall in love. They only obey.
From a traditional Middle Eastern family, Cyrah is a young foreign-exchange student.
She’s studying abroad in a summer program of the small-town.
Intimidated by her beauty, Ryder begins writing love letters to her.
She is flattered but tries to steer clear from him.
But then an incident happens that draws these two star-crossed lovers together.
Slowly, she begins breaking all the rules and reciprocates the same feelings.
But summer doesn’t last forever though, and Cyrah has to leave. 

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