Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The one adjective used to describe my entire hockey career. I prefer to call it hard work, at least I did until my game went to complete crap. I haven’t scored in eight games and my team owner is talking about trading me.
I’ve never believed in superstitions. Never needed one. I suppose I was “lucky” in that way. But now the best way to refer to me is desperate. I’d wear the same socks for an entire year just to be the high-scoring center I used to be.
Imagine my surprise when after spending New Year’s Eve with a woman, I score a hat trick in the next game—that’s three goals in one game for you non-hockey lovers. Now, I have to track her down and bribe her to do it again before every game. Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about it.
I find her and when I get to know her better, I end up spending more time thinking about her than my game, but she’s made it clear she wants no part of me. She’s going to learn that I didn’t become a professional hockey player without having to fight for what I want.
“Superstitions, 5 stars”
When Aiden met Saige, he wanted her, but she was on a date with someone else. That night though, changed everything for him. Ever since his game has gone downhill, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get it back. Even if it means having his agent's girl throw a drink in his face.
Saige can’t deny that she’s attracted to Aiden, but she made herself a promise long ago that she wouldn’t date another athlete. When he comes to her asking for help though, she can’t say no, she just has to keep him at arm's length.
City to city the bond between these two grows along with the chemistry. Aiden can’t help but wonder, is she really taken or is she putting up a wall to protect herself? Saige can’t help but wonder, is Aiden worth the risk? Only one way to find out.
Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5
My Lucky #13 is the 1st book in the fresh new Hockey Hotties series; a different direction for Piper & Rayne and one that I couldn’t put down.
Number 13 is unlucky for a lot of people but for Aiden it was lucky; his career had been exceptional and when his performance takes a dive and his position in the team is questioned, maybe its time to find that superstition. Saige has been burnt before; athletes are her no go they will only leave you with a broken heart; but Aiden has shown her a side of him that she never thought existed. Is it all real or is she just a distraction?
I personally loved this story, Piper & Rayne are one of my all time favourite authors and their writing and story lines have just gotten better and better through the years and I am so excited for this series.
Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5
Meet Piper Rayne:
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.
This is the story of a man falling in love with a woman.
A man that was supposed to be a role model, and a woman that was just barely twenty-one.
A man who should’ve known better, and a woman that didn’t know that she was destroying his career word by word, innocent touch by innocent touch, smile by smile, until it had already imploded.
The world collapses around Absinthe ‘Sin’ Solomon, and the only thing he can do is try not to take her down with him.
The moment the inevitable happens, and the gavel bangs signaling that he will spend the next nine years in prison for attempted murder, Sin tries to let go. But Blaise Mackenzie has never, not ever, been one to give up without a fight.
Her military career might be over, but her career as a prison guard is just about to get started.
And her favorite prisoner? A pissed-off older man, a drill sergeant dishonorably discharged from the Army that tells himself daily that the new ‘Kitty Kitty’ female prison guard is not for him.
After following him around for years, watching over him from afar in any way she can, Sin is released early. And the first person that he’s going to see? A stubborn little blonde-headed female that should’ve known better than to trust a man like him.
“I love it! 5 stars”
I loved Sin and Blaise. When I read the blurb, I was instantly intrigued. When I read the sneak peek, I wanted more. Then once Kitty Kitty hit my kindle, I devoured it in one sitting. I loved how they met, how even after everything blew up they were loyal to one another, even though they had never crossed a line. Then once they crossed the line, it was fire. I wanted nothing more than for these two to get a HEA.
Everything about Kitty Kitty did it for me. I cannot wait to see what Vale gives us next.
Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5
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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.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Destined is the end of a Lair world (as far as I know) and it’s crazy to think about. We watched Shane and Alivia’s parents all fall in love. We witnessed their first kiss and then we get Destined. We watch their love really unfold. We watch them struggle as a young couple who want nothing more than to be together but also know they need to spread their wings a little before they can.
Destined will make your heart hurt at times. You will want to punch Shane and slap Alivia but then you will remember they are young. Don’t worry, they don’t do anything to jeporidize their HEA. And through it all you watch their parents guide them and honestly, I was here for it.
If you're looking for a New Adult Rockstar romance, look no further.
Plot-4/5 Characters- 4/5 Heat-4/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall- 4/5
Meet A.M. Madden:
A USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, A.M. Madden is also a Jersey girl whose addiction to romance started at twelve after reading Judy Blume’s Forever. As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to write fun, sexy, realistic love stories that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. She creates realistic characters and believes there’s no better compliment than when readers felt they knew the characters personally.
When not writing, she’s busy being a wife to her soulmate, and a mother to two boys who she believes are the most handsome men on earth. She loves to cook, hates to bake, and dreams about living at the beach someday.
A. M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Entangled Publishing.
Her debut novel was Back-Up, the first in the Back-Up series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character, Jack Lair, caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well as to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
Connect with A.M. Madden:
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Friday, June 25, 2021
𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭, the first book in 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 by Ginger Scott is LIVE! Buckle your seatbelt, it’s gonna be a wild ride!
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“An adrenaline rush of a romance that made my heart race and my soul shake. So HEADY. So HEART-POUNDING. So HEARTFELT. So YES!!!” – Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
Dustin Bridges has always had two things he could count on—his fearless instincts behind the wheel and the support of his two best friends, Tommy and Hannah Judge.
Dustin brought the speed.
Tommy, the brains.
And Hannah . . . she was the glue that held everyone together.
Together, they were unstoppable.
From the dirt tracks of their youth to the late-night drag races under a desert moon as teens, the Judge siblings pushed and watched in awe as their friend edged closer to his dream. Always racing, always running. That was Dustin’s gift and curse. And while his life at home was unbearable, his world with the Judges always seemed perfect.
Growing up with people makes for a special bond. But sometimes life has a way of testing just how strong a relationship is. And falling in love with one of your best friends, not to mention your other best friend’s sister? Well, that can be the toughest test of all.
Heartbreak doesn’t know what it’s up against, though,
because when there is a prize to be won, nobody bets against Dustin
Whew what a hot book! Shift is the first in the fuel trilogy. This book has many twists and turns that will leave you wondering how the heck we got to the end! It does end on a cliffy, but it's well worth it. I loved the racing aspect added in with the forbidden love. It made for an interesting adventure.
The plot of this book is great. The dynamics between Dustin, Tommy, and Hannah is written perfectly. I truly felt the anticipation and angst bleeding from the pages. The way the characters were feeling hit me in the gut and made me want to cry or get angry for them.
Needless to say, I cannot wait for book 2 to come out. I am in desperate need to see what happens next.
Wreck and Burn
(Books 2 and 3)
Wreck continues Dustin and Hannah’s story four years later, and book 3, Burn, completes their love story in their mid 20s.
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
After surviving severe trauma, Camden Walker has spent his life being trapped by labels. Now, at age twenty-seven, he’s fine being the gifted artist not wired for a world that’s left him scarred. All he wants is to break free and find the beauty that’s been stolen from him.
Olivia Price is used to being invisible and living in the shadow of her younger sibling. The fact that Olivia is secretly in love with her sister’s boyfriend is just another example of craving what Claire takes for granted.
But when Claire dumps Camden without a thought, Olivia can’t let go of the haunted green eyes she’s loved for so long—especially when they finally see her too.
Because maybe it takes the one not wired for this world to appreciate the one who’s been ignored by it.
Camden Walker: Apartment 8c is book 2 in the Wreck Me series, a story that is emotional and will have you wanting to fix everything.
Dumped and living in a horrible apartment, a job that is just getting him by, Camden only wants to create his art and put his past behind him.
Olivia has had a crush, one that she has kept hidden for years and now she has a chance to spill her true feelings and put her feelings first.
I personally enjoyed this story, it took my emotions for a ride that is for sure. I have loved every story that I have read of Aly’s and I cam looking forward to what comes next.
Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
“Kidnapping and training, 4 stars”
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Kobo: will send when live
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Meet M. Robinson:
M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world.
Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more.
She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.
When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.
Meet Rachel Van Dyken:
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she's been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience.
She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.
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Friday, June 18, 2021
Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter, son and Great Dane/Lab rescue.