Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Release + Review - Mum's the Word - Staci Hart




THE TIME HAS COME!! Mum's The Word is available NOW!

I cannot even with these brothers, and I am so sad to see the series end! This twist on Pride and Prejudice is sure to spark an obsession, and now that the final book is live, you can binge the whole series! Don't walk, RUN, and snag this brand new book from Staci Hart today!

Johnaka's Review 
“the most serious Bennet, 5 stars”


Marcus is the most serious of his siblings and he will do whatever he needs to do for his family business to thrive once again. Bower though is willing to fight dirty to make that never happen. When Marcus is literally hit with love, he didn’t expect her to be the enemy’s daughter. Star crossed lovers and all that jazz. But soon Marcus realizes you cannot bury your feelings no matter how hard you try.

Ugh! I want to equal parts shake Hart and hug her. I loved Mum’s the Word! I love how once Marcus says screw it, he really is all in. Maisie his heroine is absolutely perfect for him and fits in so well with him family. I floved the Bennet Brothers series and I’m ridiculously sad to see it go even though I know Hart will give us the last two siblings love stories in a different series.

Harts one of those trusted one-click authors for me and once again she didn’t disappoint. I hope you love Mum’s the Word as much as I did.

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




Mum's the Word (Bennet Brothers #3)- Available NOW! 


Binge the series! 
Coming Up Roses (Bennet Brothers #1)

Gilded Lily (Bennet Brothers #2)


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Release + Review - Frat House Confessions: Brody - Bethany Lopez




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She’s looking for someone with a rich character, not bank account…
Emma’s life has not been easy. Rather than using her disadvantages as a crutch, they have fueled her passion for helping others. She believes in working hard, loves her brother unconditionally, and has no time in her busy life for a certain cocky playboy who has obviously never been denied a thing in his life.
He’s searching for something, but isn’t sure what…
Brody may come across as a fast-talking rich boy with a sweet car. He’s secured a position in the hottest frat on campus and has the attitude of a guy who’s never known what it’s like to go without. So, yeah, it’s a pretty accurate description. But there’s more to the youngest Temple brother than meets the eye.
When Brody keeps showing up in Emma’s world, her initial assumption is that he’s still playing games. As his confessions come to light, Emma starts to see beneath the surface. Will it be enough to change her perception of him? And will she be able to teach Brody that love is worth more than all his money can buy?

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Johnaka's review 
“The youngest Temple meets his match, 5 stars”


Brody can admit it’s a little awkward having feelings for someone whose brother your frat booted. But they had their reasons and they were all legitimate even if Emma doesn’t see it that way. When Brody takes on a new role for the frat, he gets to spend more time with Emma. His feelings become stronger, the question is, is her opinion of him changing for the good?

Brody is everything Emma hates... or so she thought. When she finally gets to know the man, he is she can’t help but fall for him. Will they last or are they doomed from the start? How will her brother handle this change in development? Only one way to find out.

I loved Brody and Emma. They were similar yet opposite. Lopez reminds us not to judge a book by its cover in Frat House Confessions: Brody. I hope you enjoy this group as much as I do and I cannot wait to see what Lopez does next in this series.

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



AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre. 
When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. 
Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!


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Release + Review - Piper Rayne - A Royal Mistake




He’s not your average Joe from the corner bar.
He’s the heir to the crown.

I should know, I’ve followed him for years. 
Not in a stalkerish way. Magazines and online gossip blogs are fair game when you’re royalty.
But I do know every detail about him, down to the brand of boxer briefs he wears. 

All my studying  of the man who plays a starring role in my dreams pays off when I win a dinner with him. As if that wasn’t enough, he barters a deal with me that has him moving into my spare guest room.

I forgot that fairytales don’t exist though because just as I’m about to get everything I want, including the prince, I find out there’s someone in Prince Adrian Marx’s life I don’t know—his fiancĂ©e.



Johnaka's Review 
“A prince and the reporter, 5 stars”


Prince Adrian would rather be anywhere but here about to meet the woman who won a date with him. Then he sees Sierra, gets to know her, and she captivates him. He’s never wanted his title but Sierra really tempts him to walk away from it. The question is will he? Is he just enamored with her or is this thing between Sierra and him the real deal?

Okay so Sierra might have a tiny thing for Prince Adrian. It’s mainly because he intrigues her though. First impression? Not great. The second though she could see it. A reluctant date turns into so much more than she could have ever imagined. When things start to get serious will Sierra pull back like she’s done in past relationships? Or will she actually give the prince a shot?

I enjoyed A Royal Mistake. The banter between the two was awesome. The Rooftop Crew totally embraced Adrian and made sure to push Sierra when she needed pushed. Piper and Rayne weaved a story that sucked me in and then spit me out at the end. I cannot wait to see what they do next. If you love a good royal story about a prince who doesn’t fit the mold look no further.

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


Louise's Review
A Royal Mistake is book 2 in ‘The Rooftop Crew’ Series; i couldn’t wait to get my hands-on Adrian and Sierra’s story.


Win a date with a Prince every girls fantasy, until you meet the Prince and he isn’t at all what you thought. Adrian was not interested in this date until he met Sierra and got to know her; he never wanted to be King especially if that meant he had to marry someone he didn’t love his parents being a shining example of that. Giving up everything for true love without putting his siblings or anyone he cares about in a position they don’t want might be the hardest choice he has ever made.

I personally really enjoyed this story, after meeting Sierra in book 1 she has redeemed herself and we finally get the real Sierra. I am looking forward to reading book 3 ‘The Rival Roomies’; Dylan & Rian’s story.

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




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About the Author:
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Release + Review - Through the Water - Shannon Myers




Ten years ago, I saved his life.

The daughter of a megachurch pastor, I always assumed that the walls were there to protect me. Now, I see that they're meant to hold me captive. My father's followers were my family, his church my home, and his teachings my law.

When Killian re-entered my life, I was nineteen. A lost soul in need of a savior. He started out as a distraction. A distraction that quickly grew into compulsion. I tried to stay away, but he stirred up something within me that was more real than anything I ever experienced inside the church.

What happens when a girl from the inside falls in love with a boy on the outside?

He's a baseball player, known around the entire world, and I'm—well, I'm nothing more than a hostage of my faith.

Killian.

Perhaps it's fitting that his name means church as he is my sanctuary.

Ten years ago, I saved his life. If only he could save mine.

Johnaka's Review 

“I can’t even, 3 stars”


Let me start off by saying that Through the Water was in no way bad. I just don’t think I was in the right mind set when I read it which is why it gets a three. I enjoyed the characters and their dynamic. I liked the twists and turns. I just didn’t love it. But like I said that could just be me and the mood I was in when I started it.

Killian is all about baseball. When he gets hurt and ends up in rehab he didn’t expect to his soulmate. Ariana is the quiet obedient daughter of a mega-church pastor who is in the rehab center after a bad car accident. She’s never clicked with a man before and for her to do so with Killian is…uncomfortable. He pulls her out of her shell. But when her family’s secrets come to light and Killian’s baseball career is put on the line will these two be able to weather the storm?

Plot-3/5 Characters-3/5 Heat-3/5 Writing style-3/5 Overall-3/5






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Meet Shannon Myers:
Shannon is a born and raised Texan. She grew up inventing clever stories, usually to get herself out of trouble. Her mother was not amused. In junior high, she began writing fractured fairy tales from the villain's point of view and that was the moment she knew that she was going to use her powers for evil instead of good.

In 2003, she moved to Denver and met the love of her life. After some relentless stalking and a few well-timed sarcastic remarks, the man eventually gave in to her charms and wifed her so hard. They welcomed a son in 2007 that they named after their favorite Marvel superhero, Spiderman.

Sick of seeing beautiful mountains through their window every day, the three escaped back to the desolate landscape of the west Texas desert in 2009. She welcomed her second son not long after and soon realized that being surrounded by three men was nothing at all like she'd imagined in her fantasies.

After an unplanned surgery in 2014 and a long pity party, she decided to pen a novel about the worst thing that could happen to a person in order to cheer herself up. She's twisted like that. Thus, From This Day Forward was born and the rest, as they say, is history.

Not only does Shannon enjoy stalking people, she also has a fondness for being stalked. Find her on your favorite social media site to keep up with the latest schemes and shenanigans.


Connect with Shannon Myers:
Website: https://www.shannonshaemyers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shannonmyersauthor
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Release + Review - The Model - Harlow Layne



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The Model by Harlow Layne is LIVE! This is a hot and sexy reverse age gap (younger man/older woman ;) office romance that will steam up your Kindle! #OneClick today!

The moment I heard Ryder’s voice I was a goner.

As a photographer, I was used to working with beautiful people, but Ryder Williams was the most perfect male specimen that had ever stood before me. I knew without a doubt it would take no time at all for him to be the next big thing... or for him to steal my heart.

Model and photographer, we shouldn’t cross that line, but there was no stopping the passion we felt. Nothing else mattered. Not the age difference. Not that he was a client. Not even our pasts.

After my assistant caught us together, he was gone. I tried to put him out of my head, until fate threw him back into my life and my bed.

Time and time again we’re brought together, should I keep fighting or finally accept what my heart wants?

Louise's Review 
The Model is a standalone age gap romance that makes you fall in love with these 2 characters.


Lexie is a well-respected Photographer, when she comes face to face with the model she is taken back by him, never feeling this must instant chemistry with someone before. When Ryder’s career takes off thanks to Lexie’s amazing photography skills he still cant get her out of his head, they end up meeting up and starting something neither of them want to admit to more to each other. When a picture tells a thousand words everything falls apart leaving them both wondering how they got to this point.

Can they get the truths before its too late?

I personally really enjoyed this story, Layne is a new to me author and has done an amazing job with Lexie and Ryder; their chemistry was on point and I thoroughly enjoyed the age gap troupe.

I can’t wait to read more from Layne in the future.

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






PURCHASE LINKS 
Amazon Universal ➜ https://books2read.com/HLTheModel




GIVEAWAY
To celebrate The Model’s release, Harlow Layne is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.

Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.

When Harlow's not writing you'll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.




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Release + Review - Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire - Pippa Grant




Never borrow pants from your brother. Especially if he’s a size smaller than you are, because all that pressure in the junk will short-circuit your brain.

And you’ll lie to a woman in a club about your real name.

Leave her unsatisfied after making out in a bathroom.

Then find out that she’s the one thing standing in the way of your dreams. And she very much doesn’t like being lied to.

Now I have to convince Lila Valentine—the woman I can’t stop thinking about, my biggest regret, and my new boss—that I’m what’s best for the baseball team she’s inherited.

If we can’t work together to save the Fireballs, the commissioner’s forcing a sale and moving them across the country.

I’ll do anything to save my home team.

But the one thing I can’t do?

Keep my hands to myself. 

Which would be fine, if she hadn’t been telling me lies this whole time too.

Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire is a rocking fun romance between a single dad obsessed with baseball, an heiress with secrets, baseball pants, a rundown team, and rabid ducks. It stands alone and comes with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.

Louise's Review 

Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire is book 3 in the Bro Code series; a great story that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.


Tripp is a single overprotective Dad that in trying to find balance, when the opportunity comes up to be part of something he loved as a child he jumps for it, but who would have thought that it could railroaded by a baby chipmunk. Lila is thrown in the deep end taking on a failing Baseball team and a pair of ducks that have take up residence in 1 of their dugouts.

I personally love this story, Grant continues to create hilarious stories, with very cute random animals throughout that make you want to throw adulting out the window and read all day. I really enjoyed catching up with previous characters from books 1 & 2.

I look forward to the next install from the Bro Code series.

Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5
 
Johnaka's Review 

“Single dad meets his match, 5 stars”

Oh, how Grant can make me laugh! Grant has this way of writing things that are so ridiculous that you cannot help but picture them happening. Those things that you have to see to believe. Well true to her writing style she managed that in Liar Liar Hearts on Fire. I loved Tripp, Lila and gang. Do yourself a favor if you need a laugh and scroll up and one-click.

Tripp needs to do something for himself instead of channeling all his energy into his kids. But since his wife died, he’s taken their well-being extra serious. The night he met Lila he could take a break and step back. What he didn’t expect was to ever see her again. Will the one woman whose made him feel since the loss of his wife give him a second chance?

Lila didn’t expect Tripp the first time she met him or the second. Can she condemn him for his secrets when she has some of her own? He’s OCD and maybe slightly neurotic but she wants him. The question is will he still want her when all is said and done? Is she willing to step up and be in his kids live where she’s never thought about it before? I mean its normal to want to hold on and protect other people’s kids right?

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


 
 
 
PURCHASE LINKS
 
 
Free in Kindle Unlimited
 
Also available in paperback: https://amzn.to/2whwVKD
 
 
EXCERPT
 
The squawking erupts again nearby and saves me. There are no visible chickens on the field, and it gets louder as we approach the dugout on the first base side.
Louder and more intense.
Very intense.
Like, are there chicken police? Because we might need the chicken police.
I drift directly behind Tripp while we approach the noise, shameless in using him as a human shield if this is a chicken uprising. What's that movie? The one with the apes that rebel and take over the world? That's what this sounds like, except with feathers and clucks instead of chest-pounding and grunts.
"Should we call security?" My self-defense classes didn't cover protecting yourself from rabid chickens.
"That'd be a foul," he murmurs. And then chuckles to himself, and oh my god.
"Foul—fowl? Like a bird-fowl? Did you just make a dad joke at a time like this?"
"A time like this? You mean a random Tuesday night at a deserted ball field?"
"At a time when the chickens are gathering for a ritualistic sacrifice of one of their own."
His shoulders shake, and he seems to be struggling to cough.
"Oh, god, did you inhale a feather? Is that how this starts? They shed their feathers to choke us to death?"
"Please don't talk about chickens and choking in the same sentence."
"That was not a dad joke."
"No, it was—oh. Duck."
I squat low, spinning to see what I'm ducking from.
Tripp flips his flashlight on me. I squint and cover my head. "Stop! I can't see! What's coming?"
"Lila. Ducks. Ducks. Not chickens. It's mating ducks."
He swings the flashlight to the dugout, and—oh.
Oh.
"Is it...supposed to be that violent?"
There are two ducks under the bench in the dugout, one flapping its wings and chasing the other, who's squawking so loudly she could wake the dead.
And— "Ohmygod, I did not need to see that!"
Duck penis.
Duck penis.
Oh my god. Duck penis. Duck penis should not look like that.
Tripp's bent double laughing.
"Where's security?" I demand. "Hello? Security? Security? I'll give whoever removes this duck a ten-thousand-dollar bonus. Right now."
No one comes running for ten grand, because no one can hear me.
The squawking. It's a cry for help.
"It's nature," Tripp says. He's wiping his eyes now, he's laughing so hard. "Give 'em a few. They'll finish up."
The girl duck is racing back and forth under the bench.
The boy duck is chasing her with that thing.
And I am not having it. "Shoo. Shoo!"
"Lila!" Tripp calls, but I'm already gone.
Flapping my arms. Yelling. Charging the dugout and the ducks.
Why are they even here? There's no pond here. Winter's coming. They should be flying to the Caribbean for Mai Tais and sunshine.
And instead, they're ruining the sanctity of my ballpark.
"Shoo!" I yell again.
I hit the stairs down to the long covered bench, and the boy duck suddenly seems to realize I'm coming at him.
He turns, pointing that thing at me, flaps his wings, and gets this evil glint in his eyes that means I really should've thought about what I was doing before I came in here.
"Woo her nicely," I snap.
He squawks—no, quacks at me.
Crap.
I need to go back to kindergarten to learn my animal sounds again. I'm a city girl. We don't do farm animals.
"And put that thing away!"
"Lila." Tripp's laughing so hard he's wheezing. He grabs my elbow and tugs. "Let the ducks be."
"I'd let it be if he wasn't attacking her."
"Maybe that's how ducks have sex."
"Then maybe ducks shouldn't exist."
"QQQUUUUAAAACCCCCKKKKK!" the boy duck yells.
It's like a Braveheart yell, and I realize I'm asking the wrong question.
I shouldn't be asking why is the duck assaulting the other duck in a dugout?
I should be asking what have humans previously done to this duck because he's going to kill me?
It charges, wings flapping.
I scream and take off running. Tripp mutters a well-timed, oh, fuck and runs with me. "The other dugout," he shouts, pointing to the dugout on the third base side.
Another light flashes up in the stands.
"Security!" I yell. "Arrest the duck! Arrest the duck!"
It's gaining on us. Quacking louder. And it can fly. It can fly.
It's going to swoop over us, poop on our heads, and whack us with that—that—that mutant penis and then scoop us up in its talons, and—"Aaah! It got me. It got me!"
It bit me on the butt.
"Don't fuck with nature," Tripp grunts.
 
 
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AUTHOR BIO
 
Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
 
 
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