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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming, #1)Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Returning Home to Find Love Stars
Reviewed by Franci Neill


This is another great addition to the Bad Boy Homecoming series with this one being written by Carrie Ann Ryan. Grayson was the boy that left high school and no one knew why but he's really made something of himself and won't his classmates be shocked. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Kate who was the girl that appeared to have it all, but life handed her different outcomes so she had to learn how to acclimate to her new reality.

When these two meet up at the reunion there's an immediate attraction and they're both adults so why not take advantage of being in the same place at the same time and have some fun...until hearts and emotions get involved that is.

This book was perfectly executed by Ms. Ryan as it has all the elements I've come to expect from her books. There's a bit of emotional turmoil, a sexual chemistry that can't be denied and an overall swoonworthy hero in Grayson These novellas are perfect poolside reads and I'm thoroughly enjoying each and every book!

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Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3)Prom Queen by Katee Robert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Homecoming Stars!!!
Reviewed by Franci Neill


What a great read this book was. This one is really the epitome of the second chance romance when the star football player comes back to town and runs into his high school girlfriend that really was the "mean girl." But as you might suspect, time has changed Jessica and she really doesn't want to go to her reunion because she's afraid of how people will treat her.

I just loved how Katee Robert wrote this book. We get all her sassiness and sexiness and oh my talk about having to fan myself!!! These two together are on fire!! This novella is part of the Bad Boy Homecoming series and it can be read as a standalone although if you're like me you'll want to read them all since the characters are all somewhat intertwined.

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Writing Mr. RightWriting Mr. Right by T.K. Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Hilarious Stars!!!
Reviewed by Franci Neill


I just love when T.k. Leigh steps outside of her dark suspense writing cave and gives us something laugh out loud funny that makes me swoon, snort laugh and gives us the book that just makes everything better!

Writing Mr. Right is this book. Right from the beginning I knew we were in for a great ride. How you ask? Because this book takes place in the book world! Molly is a romance novelist with a pseudonym so only a couple people know what she's writing and she's having a devil of a time writing her new book. So what does any good author do? They research, research and more research...and this is where the antics begin!

Let's just say, she's got her work cut out for her and boy does she have some fun and sexy times while she's doing this research. I can't give too much away, but let me leave you with this.... T.k. has once again given us a book that lets the reader escape from their everyday world and live in the head of a romance author and have a rollicking good time. You'll laugh till you cry and then you'll swoon because if there's one thing we can always count on from this amazing author is a hot, sexy and swoonworthy hero!

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A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.

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Tap That
By Adam Rock
Blurb :
Mimi Fletcher needs $50,000 to rebuild the youth hall where she volunteers. Insurance won't pay and she's out of ideas. Until the day scorching hot Jasper Collins lounges in her office doorway and her friend wonders out loud what's under his overalls. Sexy and clever, Jasper quickly tricks Mimi into dating him in return for his help getting the rest of his crew to take their clothes off for charity.
When he demands certain conditions be attached to his help, Mimi soon discovers he has a plan to win her over and finally take her to bed. But does she want to be another notch on this hot fireman's bed post? Should she let her guard down and have a bit of fun, knowing he'll soon move on to his next conquest?
Can Mimi and Jasper join forces and raise the money they need, without Mimi's heart melting from the heat between them?
If you love sexy books that also make you laugh, this is the book series for you. Follow the members of this community as they go about their daily lives, working, playing, fighting and falling in love. No cliffhangers, only happy endings that have you reaching for the next book. Each one can be read as a standalone and you can read them in any order you discover them.
**There are sexy, steamy and explicit scenes in these books as well as swearing. If you do not enjoy reading about those things this book series might not be for you.**
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Snippet 1:
“We’re in trouble,” Mimi burst through the door of the fire station, startling the crew who sat around the lunch table in various states of undress. “Oh, I’m sorry!” She blushed a deep red as Jasper came toward her.
“What’s wrong?”
“Can I talk to you in private, please?”
She backtracked past reception, stopping to glare at Kelly who’d happily let her go into the lunchroom. “Thanks for the warning that they were half-dressed!”
Snippet 2:
They stared at each other, electricity crackling across the table between them. Mimi was glad he had dropped her hand when he sat back because contact with him right now may have been her undoing. She wanted to say no to this deal—dating Jasper was a bad idea that could only lead to more heartbreak. So what if he had saved some money? So what if he helped old ladies navigate heavy doors? Who cared that he was good with children and loved cats?
A voice whispered in her ear, You care, Mimi. You're dying for a repeat of that night and the chance to spend more time with him. You want to know him better. Admit it to yourself, if no one else.
“I already told you: I'm not interested in being one of your conquests.”
Author Bio:
I’m Adam, and I write hot romance featuring everyday men in the prime of their lives. The ones you work with or call when you need a home repair. Maybe they’re the guy you make eyes at on the train each day. These are the men you’re likely to meet in real life. Trust me. We exist!
No billionaires here, ladies. No fancy cars or private jets. Come on, – you know it’s mostly old dudes that have that stuff, right?
I’m not old. I’m in my prime, and I’m also going to give you books that show you how that hot lead guy is feeling and what he’s thinking. No more books from just the female perspective. I think you, dear reader, should know if the heroine makes her man hard, just by licking her delectable lips.
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Today we are sharing the incredible covers for The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez. Check them out below, along with the blurbs for each title. The first book in this contemporary romance duet will be released on July 13th! Be sure to follow Aly's newsletter to be notified when the books are up for pre-order.

     

The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #1)

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience. “You’re pregnant.” “It’s a boy.” “Your son needs a heart transplant.” Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky. “He’s gone.” For ten years, the darkness consumed me. In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise. “Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2)

Coming July 27th

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Bullshit. Words destroyed me. “I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.” “Daddy, he can’t breathe!” “There’s nothing more we can do for your son.” Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me. Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness. “He’s gone.” In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise. “Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person. She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.    

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Sometimes bad isn’t good enough…

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.

But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.

Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.

But sometimes love has a price.

And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?

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Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love …

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Julie - J Kenner Author PhotoJ.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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