Thursday, April 29, 2021

Release + Review - The Screw Ball - Samantha Lind

 


Lucas

My dreams of making it to the big league had finally come true,

But one wild night in a strip club which was clearly a mistake

Landed me squarely on the team’s bad boy list. 

 

The PR manager is supposed to smooth it all over,

Too bad all I wanted was to get in trouble with her. 

 

I wasn’t really the playboy they thought I was, 

I just needed to find the right woman to set me straight. 

Now I just have to prove I’m not what she thought.

 

Carmen

I have the career I’ve always dreamed of,

Even if I have to deal with players who can’t seem to keep out of the news. 

What’s more infuriating is the one player I want to hate the most I can’t stop thinking about. 

The one whose voice makes me want to drop my panties at his feet. 

 

I know all about his playboy ways, 

But I also know the press can spin things to fit their narrative. 

 

Is he really as innocent as he claims to be? Or will he throw a screw ball I never saw coming?



 

Buy Link:

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Meet Samantha Lind:

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Release + Review - Savage Hero - Logan Fox

 


Kick-ass assassin. Deadly drug lord. It's a match made in hell. 
 
Nyx Gray
 
Bryan Domingo wasn't the first person I've been paid to assassinate.
But he was my first failure.
I'd been staking out the Dom of the Colombian cartel for weeks.
Everything was lined up perfectly...until the heir to his empire walked in.
Deadly, fierce, and hot as hell, Caesar 'Savage' Domingo ruined everything with one look.
Now I'm his captive until he decides what he wants to do with me.
For now, it seems tormenting me and treating me like his toy are his only interests.
There's no way he'll let me escape now that I'm his.
But even if I could...would I want to? He's as vicious and brutal as his namesake. But I'm drawn to him, like a moth to a flame.
Lines are blurring.
Rules are being broken.
If we're not careful, we'll both get burned.
 
Savage Hero is the first book in the Crime Family Affair Series, a dark cartel romance series. This book ends on a cliffhanger and contains scenes of graphic violence, murder, and other mature content.
Reader discretion is advised. 


Louise's Review

Savage Hero is book one in the new A Crime Family Affair; Fox is a new to author and this book has so many feels; leaving this story on a cliff hanger was brutal!

Nyx had a job to do and when it doesn’t go down as planned she left being held hostage by a man that she has no right to have feelings for. Caesar aka Savage is playing with fire, he is breaking rules and there is serious consequences if he falls flat on his face but he cannot stop himself.

I personally enjoyed this story, it was intense and that cliff hanger left me on the edge of my seat, I cannot wait to get the next instalment.

Star Ratings; Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Heat: 3.5/5 Writing Style: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.5/5

 
 
 
 
 
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EXCERPTS
  
Nyx is heaven. And only good men go to heaven.
I am not a good man. I'm a savage beast. A criminal. I’ve destroyed more lives than anyone my age should be able to lay claim to. I don’t deserve even a brief moment of happiness.
But I don’t stop kissing her.
I can’t.
I know I’m going to hell when I die. Who can blame me for stealing a slice of heaven?
 

 
COMING SOON
 
#2 Wild Angel
 
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
 
Hailing from the notoriously sunny South Africa, Logan Fox writes deliciously dark and twisted romance. Her books feature gruff, grumpy alphas that, although broken, can almost always redeem themselves to their feisty heroines. Her couples have enough chemistry to fog up an ice rink, and her stories the kind of the grit and grime she loves reading herself.
 
 
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GIVEAWAY
 
There is a giveaway for a signed paperback of Savage Hero
 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Release + Review - Wright with Benefits - K.A. Linde

 


A feisty stand alone friends with benefits romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde. With new characters set in the bestselling world of the Wrights, this is a perfect jumping on point for new readers!

I shouldn’t have hooked up with my one night stand... again.

To be fair, I was having the worst day of my life. I was sure that nothing else could go wrong.

Then in walks Jordan Wright.

We have a heated history, and I’ve been avoiding him. Not least of all because he’s a hundred percent my type with those big brown eyes, a ripped body, and his blisteringly broody charm. I said I’d never go near him again.

But he’s there for me when I need him. And well, old habits die hard.

Only problem?

I’m leaving in a matter of months, and nothing is going to change my mind.

Maybe in the meantime, I can still have my Wright...with benefits.


Johnaka's Review
“Second chance, 4 stars”

Jordan and Annie had sparks flying when they met. They knew the score that it would be one night. What they didn’t realize at the time is they would both end up wanting more. Only misunderstandings and pure stubbornness kept them apart for a while. Once Annie lets her walls down, it's game on.

Wright with Benefits gives us everything we expect from Linde. We also get to see some of the Wright family as well that we have all come to know and love. If you love a good second chance romance that will make you want to yell, get it together, then look no further!

Plot-4/5 Characters- 4/5 Heat- 4/5 Writing style- 4/5 Overall- 4/5


Louise's Review 

Wright with Benefits is part of the Wright series, I have read this one as a standlone and it’s a good 2nd chance story.

Jordan and Annie have their own prequel, showing their original connection. Jordan and Annie have chemistry there is no denying that, they both have their own situations going on which leads to them not connecting for a long time. When the walls come down they ignite and its game on.

I personally enjoyed this story, one thing I know for sure is that you cannot go wrong with a K.A. Linde romance; it has all the feels leaving you wanting more.

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

 

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Narrated by Erin Mallon and Joe Arden:

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Meet K.A. Linde:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

 

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Release + Review - Reckless - Adriana Locke




 

"Locke is back and at her best with another heartwarming Mason brother to fall in love with." -- K. Bromberg New York Times bestselling author

 

Reckless, an all-new swoon-worthy standalone romance in the Mason Family series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is available now!

“How did you get in here?”  

That’s not what you want to hear when you’re staring into the sea-green eyes of the hottest man you’ve ever seen. Yet I suppose it’s a fair question, considering I’m an uninvited stranger standing in Boone Mason’s kitchen. 

If you think that’s bad—just wait. It gets worse.   

This charming and wealthy playboy, who can’t pay his bills on time or find his way to the grocery store (but we all have flaws, right?), is sweet. Confident. Playful. He’s almost perfect. And, to make matters worse …   

He’s smitten with me. 

I know what you’re thinking. You’re rolling your eyes. You’re assuming this is some opposites attract situation—or that maybe we can be friends who turn into something more.  

How can this be a bad thing?  

Well, it’s simple. I’m not the kind of girl you fall in love with. Just to be sure, the universe reminds me of that in an unforgettable, in-your-face kind of way.  

I might have broken into Boone’s house, but I won’t let him break my heart. I won’t break his either. There’s too much on the line to be that reckless.  

****

Louise's Review 

Reckless is book 3 in the Mason Family series; a book I was very much excited to read; Boone’s story has all the feels.

Catching a woman breaking and entering your house is not something that happens everyday especially when the woman is gorgeous and is the ultimate game changer. Boone is the playboy, he is funny and can be immature at times; he has also learnt that work is not for him. Jaxi is trying to start fresh and Boone Mason is not part of that, she has to survive 1 week but then one phone call changes everything turning Jaxi’s life upside down.

I personally really enjoyed this story, Boone and Jaxi’s chemistry was off the charts and kept me wanting more. Siggy is my favourite character; I cannot wait for Oliver’s story in Relentless leaving us hanging like that was not fair!!

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

 

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About Adriana Locke

USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket. 

 

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Release + Review - Bad Crush - Rebecca Jenshak

 

Reasons not to crush on Adam:
He's my best friend's brother.
He's my neighbor.
He's the captain of the hockey team.
He's a serial monogamist who's sworn off dating.

Reasons not to fake date Adam:
See above.
He has no idea I actually like him—like really like him.

But do I listen to any of those really great reasons? Of course not.
Now, thanks to my amazing and convincing acting skills, one fake date ends with him being my fake fiancรฉ (oops!).
My bad crush has gotten me in way over my head.


Johnaka's Review
“Best friend's brother, 5 stars” 

Reagan has been in love with Adam since she met him. But he’s a serial dater and well, he doesn’t see her. Not until she plays the fake girlfriend role perfectly. When he finds himself in need of a fake girlfriend again, she’s the perfect candidate. What he didn’t expect was to want to turn their fake relationship into a real one.

When Adam gives Reagan a chance, she takes it. And she may have taken it too far. But she couldn’t help herself! What happens though when her past comes calling? Will she be able to keep up or will she cave under the pressure? Only one way to find out.

Jenshak killed it with Bad Crush. I absolutely adored this couple and the friend group. I cannot wait to see what she does next. And as far as I’m concerned, it won’t be soon enough.

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

 
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Meet Rebecca

Rebecca is a new adult romance author, sports lover, and caffeine addict. When she isn't writing, you can find her hanging with family and friends or with her nose buried in a book.
 

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Release + Review - Lesley Jones - Saving Ren

 


๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐—›๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ & ๐—š๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ-๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ!

#๐Ÿญ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

 LAUREN 

I met him on the most devastating night of my life.

After twenty-four years, I discovered there's more than one way to break your marriage vows. The life I thought would always be mine was over, and and I’m now about to face it as a single woman in her forties. 

I need a job, somewhere to live, and time to get to know this new version of me.

What I don't need is to be saved by Gabe, the gorgeous, thirty-five-year-old, blue-eyed God I met on a drunken girls' night out. 

Do I?

GABE 

The night I met her, something shifted inside me.

Burned and scarred in the past by a short-lived marriage, I like my relationships with women drama free and strictly confined to the bedroom. My focus and priority are on being a single parent to my daughter.

But I’m weary of the one and done life. I want something more, something real, with someone who sees past the way I look, beyond my reputation and doesn’t care about the worth of my family’s business. 

What I don’t need is to be fighting to prove to Lauren it’s not me, her ex, or her past she needs saving from…it’s herself.

But I just can’t stay away.

Note: this book is a rewritten and expanded version of the previously published title, Saviour, book one.

 

Louise's Review 

Full Disclaimer this book ends on a cliff hanger and I can tell you I was not impressed! I need to know what happens NOW!!!

Lauren had to make a change, but finding herself staying with Gabe the gorgeous man from the bar that is almost 10 years younger than her wasn’t where she saw her self when she made her plans. Gabe had an instant attraction but there was a whole lot of baggage that he didn’t seem to care about at all, willing to take the risk to find his forever.

I personally enjoyed this story; it was heart wrenching and shows that sometimes what you see on the outside is not what goes on behind closed doors. I am very much looking forward to the next book because I have so many unanswered questions.

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


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PURCHASE LINK

Universal: https://books2read.com/SavingRen

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Saving Ren, Lesley Jones has signed paperback up for grabs. Stop by her Facebook page to enter!

http://bit.ly/LJFBPAGE

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Lesley was born and raised in a small working-class town in Essex, just outside of East London. She’s married with three sons and in 2006 they all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about fifty kilometres outside of Melbourne, Australia.

Lesley is currently ‘a stay at home mum’, but in the past, she has worked at ‘good old Mark & Spencer’ for thirteen years and as a teacher’s assistant.As well as writing, Lesley loves to read and has been known to get through four or five books a week, when she’s not writing that is.

Her other interests are watching her boys play football… the round ball version. She’s happy to admit to being an addict of social media and owes a lot to her Facebook and Twitter family in promoting her book. Lesley is also rather partial to a glass or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being her favourite.

Being a born and raised Essex girl, she will happily admit being a big fan of spray tans, manis, pedis, and is regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although she doesn’t own a pair of white stilettos.  

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Release + Review - Inevitable - Jenna Hartley



 

When my dad asked me to intern for his best friend, I knew I should've said no. 

I had my own plans for the summer. Ones that didn't include revisiting my childhood crush. 

Sleeping with the boss? Probably not what my dad had in mind when he asked for my help. 

But from the moment I step foot in the office, I can think of little else. I still want Jonathan. 

Am I willing to gamble my relationship with my dad and my heart.


Louise's Review

Inevitable is a standalone story that has a age gap / forbidden / office romance; it has all the feels. 

Johnathan aka Wolfe is running a very successful business but a personal life is pretty much non-existent. When his best friend asks him to take his daughter on as a intern for the Summer he cannot help but say yes, but when Sumner walks through the door he knows he has made a mistake. Spending all Summer with the gorgeous woman that she has turned into is not going to end well. 

Wolfe and Sumners chemistry is off the charts, from the moment they saw each other it was on, it was only a matter of time before something happened leaving them wondering how they proceed without hurting the one person that means the most to both of them. 

I personally enjoyed this story, there was so much emotion throughout I was extremely envious of the relationship they both grew into. 

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


 

Buy Link:

https://mybook.to/inevitablehartley

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Meet Jenna Hartley:

Contemporary romance author, Jenna Hartley writes about strong, independent women and the men who dare to love them. Her characters aren’t perfect; they're authentic. Her passion is to make their stories feel as real for readers as they do to her, infusing each one with sexy, sweet, and laughable moments that reflect real love.

When she's not writing, Jenna spends her days chasing after a hilarious and imaginative toddler, as well as hunting down new allergy-friendly recipes for them to cook together. She lives in Texas with her family and loves nothing more than a good book, good chocolate, and Topo Chico.


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Newsletter: https://bit.ly/JennaHartleyNews

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Release + Review - Just One Night - Carly Phillips

 



She’s the woman he can’t live without.

The one he can’t risk screwing up their relationship by sleeping with her.

Linc Kingston doesn’t accept anything less than perfection. Not in his billion-dollar business or in his personal life. He has it all. Except one thing. His personal assistant and best friend in his bed, moaning his name. No matter how much Linc wants her, she’s completely off-limits.

Jordan Greene grew up the daughter of the housekeeper at the Kingston estate, where she met and bonded with Linc at a young age, despite their economic differences. But no matter how close they are now or how much their attraction simmers beneath the surface, they’re still from two different worlds. Besides, Jordan isn’t about to risk losing her best friend for one sensual night.

Jordan might be the only woman who can handle Linc and his domineering, bossy attitude, but beneath that gruff exterior is a vulnerable man who, despite his wealth, has had a less-than-charmed life. And when Linc’s father dies, she’s there for him—unwavering in her friendship.

Until one night of passion and a positive pregnancy test changes everything.


Louise's Review 

Just One Night is the 1st book in the new ‘The Kingston Family’ series, a best friend to lover’s romance that had all the feels. 

Linc has grown up with all the extras, he now runs a very successful business but the only thing he has not achieved is winning over his best friend & assistant. Jordan grew up in Linc’s house, she was the maid’s daughter and she was always told she was not good enough. But one moment changes everything. 

I personally enjoyed this story, it has one of my favourite tropes and I am looking forward to reading Just One Scandal.

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

 

Buy Links:

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AUDIO - Connor Crais and Mckenzie Cartwright!

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Amazon Audio: https://smarturl.it/OneNightAmzAudio

 

Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

 

Connect with Carly Phillips:

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS

Release + Review - Chaotic - K.L Savage

 




One, two, three, four…
I declare a deadly war.
Five, six, seven, eight…
I can't keep my mind straight.
Nine, ten…
I'll hunt her down and make her mine again.
I'm not the kind of man to take dares lightly.
They tend to make me more… insane.
And someone made the biggest dare of all.
They took Chloe.
She's in the place I escaped from.
And my mania is on overload.
I'm frantic. I'm reckless. I'm murderous.
My mind is chaos.
I can feel her, sense her, and scent her.
Her fear. Her madness. Her need.
My instincts are on overload.
And I'm not the type of hunter that uses a gun.
I reap havoc.
I'll rip my prey to shreds.
I'll bathe in their blood.
I'll screw on their bodies.
I won't stop.
Her love…
Our love…
Is a dangerous, unhealthy, addictive…
Chaotic mess.
I can't live. I can't breathe. I can't think without it.
Eleven, twelve, thirteen…
I'm going to make you SCREAM.


Johnaka's Review
“Chaos, 4 stars” 

Chaotic was just that, chaotic. Chaotic is the continuation of Zain and Chole/Jessica’s story. It’s action packed all throughout. Zain is protective and all things alpha that we love. Chole/Jessica is something else. The heat between Zain and the girls is undeniable. One thing I can say for sure about this story is it brings awareness to mental health issues that often get overlooked because they make people uncomfortable.

If chaos and stepping outside of your comfort zone is your thing, then look no further. You will probably enjoy Chaotic. Also, who wouldn’t love seeing small bits and pieces of our favorite bikers at the same time?

Plot-4/5 Characters-4/5 Heat-4/5 Writing style-4/5

 
 
 
 
PURCHASE LINKS
 
 
Free in Kindle Unlimited
 
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
 
#1 Lunatic
 
 
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AUTHOR BIO
 
K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.
If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.
 
 
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Release + Review - Quit Bein' Ugly - Lani Lynn Vale

 




There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.

He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.

At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.

Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.

It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.

How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?

***

Croft doesn’t know what happened.

One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.

No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.

At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.

The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.

But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.

That’s his plan, anyway.

Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.


Johnaka's Revew
“Second chance, 5 stars”

Croft and Carmichael gave me life! Vale has done it once again, giving us a story thick with love and suspense. These two should have started their HEA a lot sooner, but a misunderstanding derailed it. When weird things start happening, these two can’t help but drift toward each other. The question is, will they get together or will they keep each other at arm's length?

The chemistry between these two is perfection. At times I wanted to punch not one but both characters for missing what was right in front of them. But in the end I was satisfied. I cannot wait to see what Vale has up her sleeve next.

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


 

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THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN SERIES

HISSY FIT: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 1

He is the one that never looks her way.

He is handsome and strong.

He is rough around the edges and mean.

He is everything she’s ever wanted.

He doesn’t even know she exists.

Her life is a joke.

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She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.

She laughs at inappropriate times. 

She talks when she shouldn’t.

She is clumsy and trips on air.

She is finally on his radar.

God help her now.

 

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LORD HAVE MERCY: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 2

Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.

Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

 

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

 

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

 

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