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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Special Delivery (Always Satisfied #5) by Lauren Blakely

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Always Satisfied #5)
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject:All I want for Christmas
All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner.

Instead, I'm stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet.

Who thought that was a good idea?

Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.)

And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.)

As long as I can make it through the holidays I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

SPECIAL DELIVERY by Lauren Blakely Release Date: November 11th Genre: Contemporary Romance Cover Designer: Helen Williams

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes her first ever holiday romance! This sexy, feel-good novella will fa la la its way into your heart and jingle all your parts!

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This was a cute and sweet pre-Christmas snack. Really fast paced love story, where both leading characters meet at the wrong time but them being together feels just right!

There is not a lot of plot other than them being totally into each other, which is still good. Sex scenes are great, and their relationship is healthy from the start.

Quinn is a planner but there is no way she could have planned for what happened between them, their passion can’t be contained, and the consequences of it might be greater than what they could even imagine.



About the Author: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives on the West Coast with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind teenagers. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books.
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Trying to Score (Hot Jocks #3) by Kendall Ryan

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Hot Jocks #3.
Sex Scenes: Yes.

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check.

Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He's a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She's a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy!

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you!

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What would you do if something stupid you’ve done years ago, comes back to haunt you and threatens to destroy everything you’ve built for yourself?

Killing Teddy was not an option, but I’m sure it crossed Sarah’s mind, how could he be so dumb! And why would he still have the video?

Teaming up with his college hook up and friend seems like a good idea, to fight against this threat, but getting this close to Teddy might change everything, and will put her in a situation, too hard to resist.

I loved this book, and truly enjoyed them, they were perfect together, it’s nice to see characters that built up their friendship before falling hard in love with each other.

They know everything about each other and what do you know? That old flame was still burning, even more intense than before.

Will they be able to keep up this charade to save their careers or will their secret destroy everything?

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Stealing Her (Covet #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Covet #1
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: His life for mine


My estranged twin brother, Julian, was always the wonder boy - and soon-to-be CEO of our ruthless father's corporation. My mother and me? Left behind. Now, years after tearing our family apart, my father dares to ask "me" for a favor? Pretend to be Julian while he fights to survive a tragic accident. It can save the company. Nobody will be the wiser. It'll be our secret.

I can play Dad's favorite. I'll do anything for Julian. And for my mother, who'll want for nothing.

But this double life comes with a beauty of a hitch: my very real feelings for Julian's fiancée, Isobel. Not only am I betraying Julian, I'm deceiving a woman I love. She doesn't suspect a thing. As lies compound, lines are crossed and loyalties tested, all I can ask myself is. . .what have I done?

Because sooner or later something's got to give. There's no way I'm giving up Isobel. But once the truth is exposed, it might not be my choice at all.

Twins separated by their dad’s greed, once brothers now strangers, they will have to trust each other in order to survive.

Bridge has hated everything related to his father’s family as far as he can remember. His dad broke his mom and he is sure he has now broken Jules too. He promised to protect them both, but he has failed him and now the time has come for him to stay true to his words and save Jules world and dream, if it’s the last thing he does.

But making a deal with the devil has its price, and he is soon to learn that sometimes the price might be too high, and he might lose everything he was trying to protect.

Isobel is going insane, that is the only explanation she can come up with. He is not the same guy she has gotten used to, there’s a different light coming from him, he touches her soul in a way that he has never done before. Could a life-threatening accident have brought back the love of her life? An even better version than the one she originally met? Why does it feel as if it is a different love altogether?

How can Julian forgive them for the ultimate betrayal, even though they went in with their eyes closed? 

Their father’s plan might to destroy them both is in motion, and it’s up to them to make the next inning move.

Secrets, love and lust make this story and amazing one to say the least. Rachel has done it again, she has created a drama we can’t stay away from, and I can’t wait to read the next book.


Never Trust a Rockstar (The NEVER TRUST Series, Book 1) by Sarah Darlington

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: The NEVER TRUST Series, Book 1.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: The Date of your dreams.


Yes, please. Sign me up.

Emma has always been obsessed with Ollie Mills of the southern rock band, Sunset Revival. She follows his every move on Twitter, likes all his posts on Instagram, and stalks his page on Facebook. So when there’s a contest to win a date with the sexy-as-sin, bad-boy rockstar, of course she enters.

It’s a one in a million chance.

Caleb Mills has always been unlucky in love. From the girl who broke his heart, to every one-night stand in between, the lead singer of Sunset Revival barely feels anything anymore. He’s focused on his music and nothing more. Until he sees Emma, in a blue dress, on a hot night in Nashville. She’s meant to be his brother’s date, but the moment his eyes connect with hers he wants this beautiful girl all for himself.

Caleb knows, it will only take Ollie a minute to screw things up. And he’ll be there waiting to win this girl’s heart the moment he does. But can any girl, ever, really trust a rockstar

*NEVER TRUST A ROCKSTAR is a standalone with a HEA. It can be read as a standalone or as the first book in Sarah Darlington’s NEVER TRUST Series. Look for other books in the series, each available for preorder now.

Being a Rock star is all they have ever wanted, but after meeting the beauty in blue he is not sure he can go back to mindless games and insignificant hook ups. 

Caleb can’t stop thinking about her, he just needs to see her again, but one more time probably won’t be enough.

Emma doesn’t trust people; she hasn’t allowed any guy to get close enough to hurt her; it’s way easier to just dream about a Rock star than to open your heart to an actual real man. 

But what if the Rock star turns out to be the real deal? What if he can’t stop thinking about her and she feels the same? How can she not open her heart then?

Beautiful heartbreaking story with enough drama to keep you on the edge of your seat. Get ready to watch Emma have a date with a Rock star that might change everything.

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Sarah Darlington was born in Colorado and grew up all over the United States. She and her family call Virginia home these days. The best word to describe Sarah is ‘creative.’ She’s passionate about designing, crafting, and photography. But most of all... she loves to write. Her creative bone and OCD personality mix well.

Her romance books are sexy and heart-gripping at their core, guaranteed to make you swoon. Any of them can be read as a stand-alone, but all are connected within the same world. 

Beauty (A Faery Story #3) by Lexi Blake / Sophie Oak

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: A Faery Story #3
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject:Their queen.
The princess in the tower

In one horrifying night, Bronwyn Finn lost her family, her kingdom, and the princes who had haunted her dreams for years. Left alone, years pass as she fights for survival and craves revenge against the uncle who took everything from her. But she’s never forgotten her Dark Ones. Now she hides along with her guardian, but the war rages ever closer.

Two dark princes

A tragedy marred Lach and Shim’s lives. The future kings of the Unseelie Fae are obsessed with finding their promised wife—Bronwyn. Lach and Shim have never stopped believing that Bronwyn is their mate. She is the bond that connects the halves of their shared soul.

A destiny that will change a kingdom

With the blessing of the renegade kings, Beck and Cian Finn, Lach and Shim begin a dangerous quest to find their bride before Torin and his hags take her life.

Across two planes, a war will rage. Lives will be lost. Love will be found. And the Seelie Fae will welcome their true kings home.

Re-released in a second edition. Re-edited but no substantial changes.

Beauty, the final installment of A Faery Story Series, a sexy paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, writing as Sophie Oak is available now!

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Bronwyn has been hiding all her life, the only good thing about her day lays in her sleep, when she gets to enjoy her dark ones. She has stayed out of sight and out of mind, the safe way, but now she must claim her rightful place and give her uncle what he deserves.

Shim and Lach had been waiting, they had watched her and looked after her in her dreams and now the time has come for them to save their queen.

Nothing could have prepared her for the encounter with her dream men walking in and saving her. She always thought she was crazy, but these men seem to have the feeling she belongs to them, and she kind of feels like she does too.

Everyone is ready for battle, they are risking it all, but they have a secret weapon that could change the course of history. 

Their love could be what makes them stronger and what keeps them safe. They have known each other since they were children and even though Bronwyn thought they weren’t real, she has bonded with them on the deepest level. Now it’s the time to embrace the craziness and beat evil once and for all.

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Blake_Lexi_2.jpgNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Just an Illusion - EP (The Illusion #3) by D. Kelly

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: The Illusion #3
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Loving again.
Lives are turned upside down…

Everything was perfect before life came to a screeching halt.

When devastating loss flips Amelia’s world on its axis, she loses her spirit. Mel isn’t the only one hurting, though; the members of BAD are also struggling to find their way after that tragic night.

Life goes on…

Amelia’s friends move heaven and earth to help ease her sadness. Knowing she’s on a dangerous precipice, they fight through their own pain to bring her safely to the other side of her grief.

Love can conquer…

Amelia knows bottling up her feelings isn’t helping anything. With love at her fingertips, all she has to do is reach for it. Mel’s loved ones desperately hope she can once again find her way to happiness.

Can Amelia overcome her fears to let love in again, or will she let the weight of that night continue to drown her in sorrow?

Just an Illusion – EP is book three in The Illusion Series.

How can you keep on living when your heart has been ripped off your chest?

Amelia is stuck in Hell, she is sure she is cursed and that everyone she loves is destined to die in a horrible way, so staying away from everyone seems like the obvious choice.

Sawyer is not allowing that to happen, he has become her rock, a father to her child and the main support for the whole family. He rose to the occasion in a way no one could have expected, but how can he be so close to her without letting himself feel everything he has been hiding?

Moving on, after someone’s death feels like betrayal, but how is Amelia supposed to keep living without letting him go?

Her choice in partner is not helping and if she lets herself be guided but what everyone would think, this could be over before it starts.

The situation although painful, has been ideal to give them a chance to prove that all that chemistry they had, has always meant something. 

Sometimes things just happen, it is fate…

PS.: I always thought she was in love with him… sorry Noah.

Just an Illusion – EP 

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