New Release – The Harder You Fall by L.A. Cotton

The Harder You Fall Release Day Blitz! 

𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗿𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆.𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 … 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆!!!!

The Harder You Fall by L A Cotton is LIVE!!!

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𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸:

𝗠𝘆𝗮 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘇 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘀.

The kind that run deep and leave marks.

Rixon is only supposed to be a temporary place to hide, but it’s quickly becoming something more. 

She’s almost certain it has nothing to do with the blond-haired, blue-eyed football player who makes her laugh. Who makes her believe in fairy tales again.

Even if she knows her life is destined to be nothing more than a tragedy.

𝗔𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘀.

Not the scandalous kind, but the ones that fester, slowly eating away at your soul.

On the face of it, he’s Mr Popular, always down for a party and causing a little mayhem. 

But on the inside, he just wants someone to see him. Really see him. Too bad the one girl who sees past his facade has already friend-zoned him. 

It’s probably for the best though.

She’s different.

A fighter.

She’s everything he wants but can never have.

Until Mya’s past and Asher’s present collide in ways neither of them saw coming.

I 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗲.

ABOUT LA COTTON:

Angsty. Edgy. Addictive Romance

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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New Release – Wait For Me by Tia Louise

WAIT FOR ME

By Tia Louise

Release Day: December 17

Blurb

Dear Taron,
I should have told you this before…

Dear Taron,
Is there a time-limit on forgiveness?
If there is, I haven’t reached it… 

Dear Taron,
I still love you… 

Taron Rhodes was my brother’s best friend.

He was sexy as sin.

But he was more than that…

He was ponytail-pulling, ice down your shirt teasing, throw you in the lake screaming… 

Strong, tanned arms and bright green eyes over a heart-stopping, naughty grin… 

Did I mention his tight end? 

I gave him my first real kiss, my heart, my everything.

I said I’d wait for him…

I’m still waiting, because Taron Rhodes is still the man of my dreams,

And I have a secret that has his bright green eyes.

Noel LaGrange stole my heart when she was only eighteen—pushing me off a flatbed and calling me a city slicker. 

Her brother Sawyer would kick my ass if he knew how many times we made out that summer, how close we got.

Everything changed when Sawyer and I joined the military.

We were honorably discharged, but I didn’t go to her.

Instead, I went back to the city… where no amount of money, no amount of pills can heal this wound.

Only her whiskey eyes and dark hair, her slim arms and her sweet scent, give me hope. 

I broke her heart just as surely as I broke mine, but I’m going back to make it right.

If she’s still waiting…

(WAIT FOR ME is a STAND-ALONE small-town, second-chance romance with a guaranteed HEA. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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Will be Free in KU on December 18th!

About the Author:

Tia Louise is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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REVIEW: Rules by Anna B Doe

Title: Rules

Series: Greyford High

Author: Anna B. Doe

Release: November 8, 2019

Genre: Mature YA/NA Sports Romance

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/RulesTBR

Blurb:

Senior year.

Three girls. Three guys.

Truth and consequence. 

Broken trust and shattered hearts.

Lost innocence and new experiences. 

One more year before running away.

One more year to save her. 

The countdown begins.

When Maximillian Sanders moved to Greyford, he had three goals: mend the broken relationship with his sister, keep her safe, and get into a division one college, playing hockey. There he meets the girl who breaks his heart and turns his world upside down, and it’s her best friend who helps pick up the pieces.

Brook Taylor learned the hard way that in order to survive this ugly world, she needed to live by her own rules. Then she meets Max and for the first time, she’s tempted to break them. He’s off limits, and she has a plan that doesn’t include a hot hockey player. 

He says he wants her, but she can see the truth in his eyes. She should have just followed her rules and guarded her heart. 

Those three little rules were supposed to save her, until she broke them all.

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Praise:

★★★★★ “I don’t have the words to say how great this story is! It’s raw, it’s heartbreaking and it’s so beautiful! It’s not a light read by any means but that’s how Max and Brooks’s story was supposed to be.” – SCBookAddict

★★★★★ “This book will break you, heal you, make you fall in love with characters, and their story. You will cry with them, and for them. You will love with them, and cheer for their happy ending. I won’t spoiler the story, I will just say you HAVE TO, no, YOU NEED TO read this book.” – @tinatejt

★★★★★ “Wonderful book and addictive series.” – A Naughty Book Fling

In the Series:

Lines (Greyford High #1)

Habits (Greyford High #2)

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Review

Rules is the third and final book in the Greyford High series. Can I just start off with OMG!! Boy what a story. I had no idea what to expect starting this story, but boy did it turn out to better than probably anything I would’ve expected. 

Brook Taylor is a survivor. She’s Amelia’s best friend. But she keeps a lot to herself which is understandable considering she hasn’t had the best of lives. Her mother isn’t going to be winning the mother of the year award anytime soon. No father. She doesn’t like bothering people with her problems, so she rather just try to fix them all by herself. Keeping everyone at a distance and not letting anyone get to close.

Max Sanders is new to Greyford. He is Jeanette’s twin brother. A bad boy hockey player. Who really is a sweetheart with a huge heart. He’s just trying to finish his senior year, fix his relationship with his sister, and get accepted into a division one college. In love with a girl who doesn’t feel the same from him. 

But one drunken night changes things between these two. Leading for a story full of angst and growth Secrets are revealed. Some shocking ones that I never would’ve thought of. These two are completely different. Yet both broken. Can they both get past their pasts and move on? 
It had me on an emotional roller coaster complete with all the turns and loops. I just loved this series. It was raw and heartbreaking. Just simply beautiful. A page turner from beginning to end. Filled with struggles, love, and loyalty. This is one must read. 

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio:

Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood. 

She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

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New Release & Review- Hitching the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

By Kennedy Fox

Release Day: November 12

Blurb

Wedding bells are the last thing on twenty-two year old Riley Bishop’s mind, but that’s exactly what he hears after waking up in Vegas next to a woman he just met—his new wife.
He never saw her coming, but she might be worth the risk.

Zoey Mitchell is high on life, free spirited, and adventurous. However, learning she married a rowdy cowboy after a night of partying is not what she expected—even for her.
She’s risking it all, gambling with her heart.

Deciding to give their instant marriage a chance, Zoey moves from her big city life to a small town Texas ranch. She has to know if their connection is based on more than just a wild one-night stand before announcing to her family that she got hitched.

One moment changes everything—for better or worse—and a secret could destroy them both.

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Review

I absolutely love stories about the second generation. Being back at the Circle B Ranch and with the Bishops once again is just the greatest thing. Love getting to see all the babies grown up and finding their own ones. I just don’t know how these two do it. They get me so captivated in these stories that I finish them before I even know it. I absolutely love it.

Riley Bishop is River and Alex’s son. He is such a sweetheart. Confident and determined. He works on the family ranch. I absolutely love his friendship with Diesel. They are hilarious together.
Zoey Mitchell is the black sheep of her family. She feels invisible. Always trying to please her parents. She’s a more go with the flow kind of girl. Not wanting to follow in her family’s footsteps of living the grand life. She has instead gone and become a hairdresser. 

These two meets in a Vegas and bam instant connection. Spending the rest of the night partying and living it up. A dare later and these two wake up the next morning married. When they wake up the next morning realizing just that they both decide to go their own ways and leave it up to fate. But a few months later Zoey shows up at the Circle B Ranch wanting to give their marriage a chance. I guess the saying what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas didn’t quite go for these two. Riley of course agrees trying everything to make Zoey fall for him. Can he do it? 

This book is sweet. An amazing read. Focusing on these two getting two each other and grow as a couple. Of course, there is some obstacles/drama. A real page turner. Can’t wait for the next book.

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

About the Author:

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

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BLOG TOUR – Defying Gravity by K.K. Allen

Their greatest risk was the one they never took …

 

Defying Gravity, an all-new emotional sports romance from USA Today bestselling author K.K. Allen is available now!  

 

 

It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared.

 

Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.

 

Not now. Not here. Not him.

 

But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.

 

The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.

 

Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.

 

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Excerpt:

 

“Where can we find the best view in Los Angeles?”

I had to think about that one. Every trail I’d hiked in the area ended with a gorgeous view, but I didn’t think a hike was what he’d had in mind. That gave me an idea. “Griffith Observatory has some nice views. Not sure how parking is this time of night.” I was still thinking. “Or there’s always Canyon Lake Drive.”

The look he gave me next wrapped a string around my heart and tugged gently. “Somewhere you haven’t been with a dude.”

Forcing back my smile, I grabbed his phone. “Drive. I’ll program the directions so I can enjoy the ride.”

I tried to ignore the pleased look on his face when I blushed at his request, but it was almost impossible to ignore him when I handed back his phone and my fingers accidentally brushed his. Our eyes connected on a beat, the electricity so charged between us that I felt the vibration throughout my body.

We rode the rest of the way in silence, like we both knew the conversation to come was a big one. Besides that, neither of us was a fan of small talk. Maybe that was why we’d always gotten along so well. We preferred hours of comfortable silence to awkward conversation. It made each moment we were together meaningful.

“Almost there,” he said once we were on Western Canyon Drive. “Where should I park?”

“You’ll keep going up the hill. Park on West Observatory Road. You’ll see the line of cars. I usually find a spot up close, but—” I made a face as I looked around his truck. “My car is three times smaller than this.” I grinned at him. “You might want to park about a half mile away.”

He chuckled. I didn’t understand why until he continued driving past where I recommended and almost reached the top of the hill, when he slowed. Just then, like fucking magic, a large truck was pulling out of a parallel parking spot, leaving it vacant.

“You are kidding me.”

He laughed again and parked with ease. Growing up in Malibu didn’t give us many opportunities for parallel parking, but I was certain he’d had his fair share of chances to get it right in Chicago.

I hopped out of the truck just as he made it to my side. “So impatient to hang out with me.”

I rolled my eyes. “Keep dreaming, James.”

He rolled his head back, grinning. “You realize there are women out there dreaming about a night just like this, right?”

I hoped he could feel the heat of my glare. “You don’t say.”

His lips pressed together like he was biting back a smile, then he took my hand in his and tugged me forward. “Let’s move. We have to make it before sunset.”

This time, silence didn’t fill our gaps. It dissipated with the first view we encountered before ever reaching the observatory.

“Wow.” I tugged away from him and walked to the balcony of the outlook.

As I stared out over trees and rock mountains, I had an epiphany. Taking Tobias here conveyed an unspoken promise that I’d never shared the same space with another man. I hadn’t even questioned the intimacy of what that meant, because it felt natural, just like everything with Tobias, even when the world was trying to pull us apart.

My choice had always been Tobias, even when he wasn’t around for me to choose. My heart still belonged to him.

A breeze whooshed by, tossing my hair. I breathed into the wind as it continued to beat against me, like the week hadn’t been enough for me to endure. And then strong arms wrapped around me from behind as my insides softened to putty. It had been only a week of knowing Tobias was back in town to stay, and I already knew I was in trouble.

Neither of us dared a word as he held me there, the hills of LA a beautiful sight before us, but it was his touch, his breath, his nearness that stole my focus. We’d never even made it to the observatory, but I knew what his mission was in wanting to take me somewhere with a view.

It was reminiscent of the one we’d shared in Big Sur, and I couldn’t ignore the rush of those memories that surfaced in the moment.

We stood in silence for a long time while Tobias held all of me—physically, emotionally, and metaphorically. His presence grounded me in a way that only my soul could feel. He owned me. All it took was the admission, and for the first time in a very long time, I felt at peace.

Once upon a time, Tobias had called me his moon. His rock. His strength. The one he reached for when the waters got rough. As risky as it was to admit it, I still wanted that to be true.

“Should we keep going?”

I knew Tobias was referring to the observatory, but my response was to a different interpretation of the question.

“Yes.”

 

 

Meet K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author and interdisciplinary arts and sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt contemporary romance stories that are as real as they are inspiring. K.K. is a Hawaiian girl who was raised in Seattle, and currently resides in central Florida. She works full time as a digital producer for a leading online educational institution and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.

 

K.K.’s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.’s love for inspirational and coming-of-age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BLOG TOUR- Lies by Kylie Scott

Lies, a steamy, fast paced standalone filled with the perfect blend of heat and humor from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is available now!

 

Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.

 

Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.

 

Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.

 

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Excerpt:

 

“You’re going to break his heart.”

“No, I’m not,” I say. “That’s sort of the whole point. If I really thought leaving him would break his heart, then I probably wouldn’t be leaving him in the first place.”

My best friend, Jen, does not look convinced.

Boxes fill a good half of the room. What a mess. Who knew you could accumulate so much junk in only twelve months? At least we weren’t together so long that I can’t remember who owns what. One year is about the sweet spot for this issue in relationships, apparently.

“The fact of the matter is, we’re not in love. We have no business being engaged, let alone getting married.” I sigh. “Have you seen the packing tape?”

“No. He’s just such a nice guy.”

“I’m not debating that.” I climb to my feet, then head up the stairs to the second bedroom. Thom’s unofficial workout room/home office. Not a room I normally go into. But it only takes a bit of rummaging to find what I’m looking for. Whatever else might be said about them, insurance assessors are organized. The bottom drawer of Thom’s desk has a neat stash of stationery. I grab a couple rolls of thick tape.

“And leaving him this way…” Jen continues as I head back down.

“How many times have I told him we need to talk? He’s always putting it off, saying it’s not a good time. And now he’s away again. I’ve been messaging him for the last week and he barely replies.”

“You know he has to drop everything once a job comes up. I realize he’s not the most exciting guy, Betty, but—”

“I know.” I smack down a line of tape with extra zest, sealing the lid of the last box. In this Operation Abandon Ship Posthaste, I know I’m definitely slightly the bad guy. But not totally. Say sixty/forty. Or maybe seventy/thirty. It’s hard to tell to what degree. “I do know all of that. But he’s always busy with work or away on some business trip. What am I supposed to do?”

A sigh from Jen.

“When you realize you’ve made such a monumental mistake, it’s hard to sit and wait to fix things. Nor is it fair on either of us to keep up the pretense.”

“Guess so.”

“And the fact that he’s yet again made no effort to prioritize our relationship and make a little time for me in his busy schedule is just further proof that I’ve made the right choice in ending this now before it gets any more complicated. End of rant.”

Nothing from her.

“Anyway, you’re supposed to be on my side. Stop questioning me.”

“You wanted to get married and have children so badly.”

“Yeah.” I sit back on my heels. “I blame it all on playing with Ken and Barbie’s dreamhouse when I was little. But it turns out that being in a relationship with the wrong person can be even lonelier than being alone.”

Jen and I have been friends since sharing a room in college. We’ve witnessed the bulk of each other’s dating ups and downs. For some reason, I’m the type of girl who guys will go out with, but don’t tend to stick with. Apparently, I’m fuckable—just not girlfriend material. Maybe it’s my smart mouth. Maybe it’s the whole not fitting current societal expectations of beauty i.e. I’m fat. Maybe I was born under an unlucky star. I don’t know; it’s their loss. Like anyone, I have my faults, but all in all, I’m awesome. And I have a lot to give. Too often in the past few months, I’ve had to keep reminding myself of this fact.

“There are just so many jerks out there,” Jen says. “I was happy that you’d found a good one.”

“I think I’d prefer a jerk who was genuinely into me than a nice guy phoning it in.

Honestly, I’d rather go adopt a dozen cats and settle into old age and isolation than be with someone who treats me as if I’m an afterthought.”

She looks at me for a long moment, then nods slowly. “I’m sorry it didn’t work out.”

“Me too.”

“Time to start filling up the cars. Boy, do you owe me.”

I smile. “That I do.”

Jen stands and stretches before picking up one of the boxes labeled kitchen. “I just didn’t want you to do something you’d regret, you know?”

“I know. Thank you.”

Alone in the two-bedroom condo, everything is silent. My parting letter sits waiting on the coffee table with his name written on the front. A slight bulge in the envelope betrays the shape of my engagement ring. It’s a sweet, simple ring. One small diamond perched on a band of yellow gold. My hand feels wrong without it. Naked. They say there are different love languages and you have to take the time to learn your partner’s needs. It’s like he and I never quite got there. Or maybe I’m just crappy at relationships.

The bridal magazines I’d collected are in the trash. Perhaps I should have taken them into the florist shop where I work so someone could get some use out of them. But this feels more symbolic, more definite. My family are a couple of states away, and I have only a few of what I’d classify as good friends. Being an introvert makes it hard to meet people. A boyfriend, a husband, would mean I’m no longer alone. Someone cares about me and puts me first. At least part of the time. Only Thom doesn’t any of the time, so here we are.

I tighten my ponytail of long dark hair. Then, in a rare display of dexterity that my yoga instructor would be proud of, I stack three boxes in my arms and head outside into the hot afternoon sun. Jen’s Honda Civic is parked at the curb, the trunk standing open as she moves things about inside. My old Subaru sits in the driveway waiting to be filled. Birds are singing and insects chirping. It’s your typical mild autumn day in California.

That’s when the condo blows up behind me.

 

 

 

About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

 

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REVIEW: Fight Dirty by Emily Goodwin

Fight Dirty

 

Blurb

Owen Dawson is one of Eastwood’s most eligible bachelors. He could have any woman he wants, but when it comes to settling down, he only has eyes for Charlie Williams, and he blew his chance with her years ago. 

While Owen is busy trying to convince everyone—and himself—that the playboy life is for him, Charlie is trying to put her life back together.After discovering her fiancé was cheating on her, Charlie packs her bags, leaves her fancy New York job, and goes back to the one place she never thought she’d return to: home. 

Determined to start over and stay far, far away from men, the last thing Charlie needs in her life is her first love, Owen…and the old feelings that come rushing back the moment she lays eyes on him.While Charlie swears to avoid romance of any kind, Owen is willing to do whatever it takes to prove he’s a changed man and win Charlie back…even if it means fighting dirty. 

**FIGHT DIRTY is a second chance romance and can be read as a standalone novel.**

Quotes

  • “I had no idea how fast I’d fall for her. How deeply I’d love her. How she’d become my whole moon and stars and reason for living. until she was gone.”
  • “I want this. But I shouldn’t. It feels good when it should feel wrong.”
  • “Maybe …. maybe I’m already dead. I haven’t been living just surviving and she’s the only one who can revive my non-beating heart.”
  • “It’ll be too easy to fall back to old habits, and Owen would be a hard one to break.”
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    Review

    Ahhhhh did you all hear my scream. I can’t believe that the Dawson family series is over. Like I’m over here all emotional right now. But enough about me let’s start on the book. This is a second chance at love story that I fell in love with at first read.

    Owen in the past broke up with Charlie something he regrets deeply. He has lived the playboy life ever since and is the twins with Logan.

    Charlie is living in New York with her fiancé. Wanting to become a prestigious lawyer. Sadly (well maybe not for all) she returns home after finding out her fiancé was in fact cheating on her. Who knows what may come of her being back home?

    These two were high school sweethearts until Owen decided to end it. But yet they never fully got over each other. Yet fate has a way with things and these two seem to be back in each other’s lives. Can they make it work this second time around? Or are the destined to never be again?

    All I have left to say is ajdnfiiiwbehve . Which in other words is my emotions after reading this book and knowing it’s the last of the series. Like Emily are you sure there isn’t some lost long Dawson member who was in like France or something.

    *Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

    Cover Reveal- Lies by Kylie Scott

    Lies, a fast paced and sexy standalone filled with the perfect blend of heat and humor from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is coming July 21st and we have the sexy cover!

     Blurb

    Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.

     

    Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.

     

    Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.

     

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    Cover Designed by Hang Le

    Photographer: Brian Kaminski

    Model: Terry Dormer

     

     

     

     

    About Kylie Scott

    Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

     

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    New Release- Fight Dirty by Emily Goodwin

    Fight Dirty, an all new standalone romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Emily Goodwin is live!

    Blurb

    Owen Dawson is one of Eastwood’s most eligible bachelors. He could have any woman he wants, but when it comes to settling down, he only has eyes for Charlie Williams, and he blew his chance with her years ago. While Owen is busy trying to convince everyone—and himself—that the playboy life is for him, Charlie is trying to put her life back together.

    After discovering her fiancé was cheating on her, Charlie packs her bags, leaves her fancy New York job, and goes back to the one place she never thought she’d return to: home. Determined to start over and stay far, far away from men, the last thing Charlie needs in her life is her first love, Owen…and the old feelings that come rushing back the moment she lays eyes on him.

    While Charlie swears to avoid romance of any kind, Owen is willing to do whatever it takes to prove he’s a changed man and win Charlie back…even if it means fighting dirty.

    Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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    About Emily:

    Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.

    She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.

    Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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    REVIEW : Pitcher by Kristy Marie

    Pitcher

     

    Blurb

    No one needs that many hookups! 
    Not even soon to be major league pitcher, Theo Von Bremen.
    So, I help him by routinely thinning out his contact list—because I’m the best roommate ever. And he’s optimal baby daddy material. 
    For me—not Amanda 1, 2, or 3.
    But since the man can’t take a hint; I’ll continue to spray his sheets with my perfume and accidentally leave my panties in his laundry. 
    That has to be enough to break a man eventually. Right?

    Quotes

    •  ” I’m going to be devastated. Devastated. The kind you never recover from.”
    • “I hate that he makes me crazy. I hate that I care if he goes out with other girls. I hate that I love him and I’m not sure he feels the same.”
    • “She just signed a deal with the devil. Anniston McAllister is mine. All. Mine.”
    • “This friendship is either going to be a huge disaster or one of the best mistakes I’ve ever made. Turns out, it’s both.”
    • “I scare off her dates, and she deletes mine. We’re petty like that. We’re in love like that.”
  • Review

    Pitcher is the prequel to Anniston and Theo’s story in Commander. A quick sports romance read.

    Theo is a complete alpha. Charming and cocky. A huge jerk at times especially when it comes to other guys trying to get with Anniston.

    Anniston is sassy and fierce. Hasn’t had the best of childhoods. But she still overcame all those obstacles thanks to Theo being there for her.

    These two have been friends since they where fourteen. Both not giving in completely to the feelings that they both have for each other. Will these two finally give in to their feelings? Or will they just give up and move on?

    I went through a roller coaster of emotions with this book. Moments I laughed with them others I cried and times I wanted to slap them both on the back of the head. A good start for a first time reader. Can’t wait to read more of her work.


    *ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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