Monday, June 1, 2020

Release + Review - The First Score - Amie Knight




There was something about that first score, and not just on the football field.

The First Score, an all-new, best friend’s brother romance from Amie Knight is available now!

I loved all of life's firsts, which was why I’d been saving mine for one girl, my older sister’s best friend—Hazel Jones.

She was tough and sarcastic with walls around her heart as tall as a football stadium, but I knew she was the one for me.

Desperate times called for desperate measures and I’d have done anything to make her mine. 

Like create a fake online persona. 
Lie about my age.
Pretend I wasn’t some naive virgin. 

And catfish the hell out of the love of my life.

Louise's Review 
The First Score is a standalone novel that is a slow building romance, Falling for your older sister's best friend.


From the moment Oliver met Hazel he knew she was special, as the years went on he fell more and more for her. When he sees an opening to finally get her attention, he takes it. When everything comes to light has it pushed her further away or will her reaction surprise not just him but her too.

I personally enjoyed this story, there was more than just a romance story; It touched on subjects that are real. Knight is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5




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Excerpt 

“Thanks so much for taking her home, Hazel.” Ollie nudged me to get my attention and I turned to look at him, not having much choice in the matter now. I couldn’t be rude. It was a mistake. The green of his eyes was deeper today, less brown. I knew it was the jersey. It was always that way. A bead of sweat slid down the side of his face and he ran a hand through his hair like he always did. I knew it was a habit of his, just like I knew so many other things about him.
            “You owe me.” I tried lightening the mood like I had with Scarlett. I nudged his shoulder but only came into contact with a pad.   
            Dragging his bottom lip into his mouth, he raked his teeth over the fullness and his eyes heated. He leaned his face close to mine. “You name it and it’s yours, brat.”
            My face flamed and my mouth watered. Lord, he was a terrible flirt and by terrible I meant amazing. I swallowed the saliva pooling in my mouth and stepped back.
            “Cut it out, Olls. Quit giving her a hard time. She came all this way so your ass would have a way home tonight.” Scarlett attempted to save me.
            He eyed me. “Oh, I haven’t even started giving her a hard time yet,” he said before walking backward down the stadium steps, hot eyes still on me. I was thanking whatever gods were listening that he was walking backward. Please, God. Spare me that ass. I couldn’t handle it after his damn lip trick.
            “You’re shameless, Oliver Knox,” Scarlett called down to him.
            She wasn’t wrong. Oliver flirted with all the women. I never could tell if he had a preference for a certain kind of girl. If it walked and had tits and a vagina, he flirted.
            “Bye, ladies,” Oliver said loudly and jangled Scarlett’s keys over his head before doing the most awful thing in the world to me—he spun around and gave me his ass. And God, was it a marvelous ass. Immediately my eyes ate it up. Was there anything better than a hot ass in some football pants? It was round and firm and high and I bet I could have bounced fifty quarters off of it. But I didn’t have any change. Damn. That was just my luck.
            I was being mesmerized by the twin all white globes when they stopped just barely and my eyes diverted up to see Oliver looking over his shoulder and smiling. Damn him. He gave me a slow wink before continuing down the steps at a trot.
            The tease. The bastard. He knew how good-looking he was. It didn’t matter a bit that he was my best friend’s brother or that he was a year and a half younger than me. Oliver Winston Knox was fine on a regular day, but in a football uniform he was the stuff dreams were made of. My dreams to be exact.

About the Amie
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma's books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn't reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to '90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can't imagine living anywhere other than the South.



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Release + Review - Finding Forever With You - S.L Sterling




My best friend Sophie was gorgeous, at times uptight and desperate.

Her biological clock was ticking and after yet another failed relationship she pulled me aside.

"Listen Chase, you know I adore you and you know I need you. Historically, you always come through for me." She swallowed hard while I listened. "It's no secret that I want a baby, the semi old fashioned way."

I nodded not really believing what I was hearing.

"I want you to do it."

"You want my swimmers?"

"Yes, through natural injection."

Sex with my best friend. The best friend I had once upon a time wanted in a bad way.

"Don't worry, I've got this covered," I assured her. She looked relieved and maybe even a little excited.

Seven Days, Six nights, and lots of sex. What more could I want?

Oh right. A way to turn this into forever so I could raise my child too. 

Louise's Review 
Finding Forever with You is part of ‘The Malone Brothers’ series, having not read any other stories in series I was worried that I would have missed something but this book can be read as a standalone.

Sophie knows what she wants, and is has no prospects on the horizon the help create the life she wants. When she sits her gorgeous best friend down and explains what she wants from him, he is left stunned. Can they create the life they both want, will they stay friends, find forever or lose each other for good?

I personally enjoyed this story; Sterling is a new to me author and I cannot wait to go back and read more.

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5




Buy Links:  (Kindle Unlimited)

Praise:
Goodreads Review - “Finding Forever With You is a truly wonderful heartfelt story of two best friends finding their happily ever after together 💗”

Goodreads Review - “From the moment I started reading until the end I was drawn in by Chase and Sophie's friendship”

Goodreads Review - “This was such a sweet read and exactly what I needed at the time.”

Giveaway: $20 GC



Author Bio:
S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs. 

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born. 

When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters. 

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.  

Social Media Links
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In the Series:
A Kiss Beneath the Stars
In Your Arms
His to Hold

Release + Review - Catch Me When I Fall - AL Jackson



A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson

“AL Jackson at her best. She’s a wordsmith. A magnificent storyteller. A poet and a romantic. Mix all of this with some page-turning suspense, and a climactic ending, in more ways than one, and you’ve got yet another must-read.” 
-USA Today Bestselling author, Lauren Rowe

"All you need to know is this is a must read. I loved it 1,000 times.”
-Books and Prime


Synopsis
A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

Sometimes trying to catch a star will light your whole world on fire…

Emily’s entire existence was wrapped up in touring with her country-rock band Carolina George.

What she never expected was to spend a passionate night with a gorgeous, tattooed stranger.

Their chemistry was combustible.
Their attraction irresistible.

It was never supposed to follow her into the light of day.
    
Royce’s night with the lead singer of Carolina George was the worst mistake of his life. He needs the band to sign on to his record label or his family will pay the price.

He knows falling for her will threaten his carefully laid plans.

Royce’s past is littered with mistakes and heartache—will he overcome or will his love for Emily just be one more tragedy…

Johnaka's Review 
“Be still my heart, 5 stars”


Ugh, once again Jackson gave me all the feels. She made me go through all the emotions, and I loved it. Royce and Emily belonged together, no if’s, ands or buts about it. I wanted to punch Royce in the face sometimes and then kiss it better, but that’s normal right? Emily, that girl if I could hug her I would. She was silently strong even when she should have asked for help and it was beautiful. I think Catch me when I Fall is one of those books if you take a chance on it you can’t help but love it.

Emily is struggling. Her band has the chance of the lifetime and she doesn’t know if she can take the chance. Her pain and secrets are starting to bubble over, will she be able to stay silent to protect those around her? When Royce comes into her life it’s incredibly messy, but she wants to trust him. The question is, can she?

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5



Amazon & Free with Kindle Unlimited: https://geni.us/CMWIFAmznB


GIVEAWAY
Win a Kiss the Stars signed paperback + a $50 Gift Card!


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Check out for her latest stand-alone, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited!

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Release - Forbidden Fate - Mary Catherine Gebhard




I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.
I broke it.
When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces...but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises. 
I refuse to let him lock me in a tower. 
I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me--another cruel prince.
Refuge in a man I loathe.
Rescued from the man I love.
I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.
But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden.
Our happily ever after will only end one way...in heartbreak.
 

 
 
 
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AUTHOR BIO
 
Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She's lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don't worry, she sends postcards.


 
 
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Release + Review - The First Score - Amie Knight


There was something about that first score, and not just on the football field.

The First Score, an all-new, new adult, sports romance from Amie Knight is available now!

I loved all of life's firsts, which was why I’d been saving mine for one girl, my older sister’s best friend—Hazel Jones.

She was tough and sarcastic with walls around her heart as tall as a football stadium, but I knew she was the one for me.

Desperate times called for desperate measures and I’d have done anything to make her mine. 

Like create a fake online persona. 
Lie about my age.
Pretend I wasn’t some naive virgin. 

And catfish the hell out of the love of my life.

Louise's Review 
The First Score is a standalone novel that is a slow building romance, Falling for your older sister's best friend.

From the moment Oliver met Hazel he knew she was special, as the years went on he fell more and more for her. When he sees an opening to finally get her attention, he takes it. When everything comes to light has it pushed her further away or will her reaction surprise not just him but her too. 

I personally enjoyed this story, there was more than just a romance story; It touched on subjects that are real. Knight is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5  Characters: 4/5  Heat: 4/5  Writing Style: 4/5  Overall: 4/5


 
Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/36wB4Ib

Add THE FIRST SCORE to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2RnBA5y




About the Amie
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma's books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn't reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to '90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can't imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Release + Review - Sweet Spot - Rebecca Jenshak




🔥🔥 NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥
Sweet Spot by Rebecca Jenshak is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

ABOUT THE BOOK
A hot-headed college golfer falls for her swing coach in this fun and sexy sports romance.

Lincoln Reeves may be a pro golfer and revered swing coach, but when I meet him, he is just one more person telling me I’m not good enough.
So, I do what any girl in my position would do. I tell him to get lost and take his arrogant, annoying smirk with him. I never expect to see him again. I certainly don’t expect to run into him that same night after one too many tequila shots.
Turns out that he’s kind of a big deal. Okay, fine, a really big deal. In fact, he might be the one person who can take my game to the next level.
Convincing him to help will be difficult.
Not throwing my club at his handsome face when he makes me work harder than I thought humanly possible will be excruciating.
But not falling for him will be the hardest thing of all.

Johnaka's Review
“can they find their sweet spot, 5 stars” 

Okay, I’m going to be completely transparent. I loathe, and I mean loathe with a passion of a thousand burning suns golf. I don’t understand it. It puts me to sleep. But I highly enjoy Jenshak’s books. So, when I saw Sweet Spot, I was lightly hesitant. I decided to go for it though and I’m glad I did. Jenshak made me question if golf was really that bad. I loved Lincoln and Kiera that much. You should totally take a chance on Sweet Spot. Besides who doesn’t love a good sports romance? Especially one with a slight age gap.

Kiera loves golf. She eats, sleeps, and plays. Guys are barely on her radar. When she meets Lincoln, her starting spot is on the line. She will do anything to be the best so even though its hard she takes his advice. The more they talk, the more they spend time together, the feelings grow. Will they be able to keep their hands off each other? One way to find out…

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

Jennifer's Review 
Sigh. That hit my Sweet Spot. Sweet Spot was an amazing experience. Seriously, I fell in love with this story. I wasn't too sure at first because well golf, but I was surprised with how much I loved it. I am so happy I took a chance on it.

The plot of the book is great. College student athlete needs a little help reaching her goals. Enter sexy former golf player who happens to run a company helping players. Fate? Destiny? Whatever you call it, it sets up an amazing little romance I couldn't put down.

The characters in this book were great. I really loved the way they each had noticing factors that clearly drove them to make the decisions they made. I love most the support the characters had. Not just the main ones, but the minor characters too. It was sweet and endearing.

There is plenty of heat and tension in this book. It is perfect for the story. I also loved the dual point if views and the way the author laid the story out. It kept me drawn in until the very last page. I cannot wait to see what's next!

Ratings: Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5

START READING TODAY!
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/SweetSpotGR

GIVEAWAY
The author is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card on her author page. Please direct readers there to enter: www.facebook.com/rebeccajenshak

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn't writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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Release + Review - Pride - Willow Aster




🔥🔥 NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥
Pride by Willow Aster is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

I was raised to be Jadon Safrin’s enemy.
My father was the king of Alidonia and wanted to rule all of the kingdoms, which meant trouble for Jadon when he became king of Farrow.
When war threatened to break out between our countries and I met Jadon face-to-face, I realized I could become his greatest weakness.
I could either do the right thing, or I could let him crash and burn, paving the way for my family to get their greatest wish.
But I’d never met a man like Jadon, pure of heart and unparalleled bravery, and when all was said and done, maybe in truth, I was nothing but a pawn.
He would be my demise.

Johnaka's Review 
“The end, 5 stars”


I loved the Kingdom of Sin series and I was seriously sad to see it come to an end. Pride is all about well pride. Jadon knows someone is after him and he has suspicion of who. But he refuses to hide and cower. Because that’s not what his people needs and well…he has way to much pride to do that. But when Jadon meets his match he’s willing to set aside his pride to get the girl. Only the enemy is drawing near. Are their lives at stake? Only one way to find out.

This series is the first series I’ve read of Aster’s and I’m impressed. I cannot wait to see what she does next. If made up royal stories are your jam, look no further. Pride is what you need.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5




START READING TODAY!
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/Pride-GR

Catch up on the Kingdom of Sins series today!
Book 1 - Downfall  (Luka & Eden) 

Book 2 - Exposed (Elias & Mara)

Book 3 - Ruin (Ava & Gentry)

GIVEAWAY
The author is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a signed set of the entire series on her Facebook page. Stop by to enter: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AUTHOR BIO & LINKS


Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and host of Living in the Pages podcast. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.





Listen to her Living in the Pages podcast:
                iTunes: https://bit.ly/2DzM9ZU
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/2SJE7bI