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Title: Rebel Desire
Author: LK Farlow
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2020

OUR REVIEW:

Rebel Desire, a single dad story and I love a single dad.

Colton is a uptight lawyer who Ashley has decided is her soulmate. When Ashley needs a lawyer to help her with an unsatisfied bride she goes to Colton who repeatedly asks her to leave but when a surprise shows up as a 5 year old son Colton realizes he needs Ashley as much as she needs him.

Ashley is an upbeat total opposite of Colton but the true star of this book is Cruz the 5 year old who at first leery plants himself in Colton’s heart thawing it with every “new favorite thing”. I loved the relationship between Cruz and Ashley and Cruz and Colton and finally stopped wanting to smack Colton upside his head and enjoyed Colton and Ashley

-4 Stars!-

-SUE-

Blurb
As a wedding photographer, it’s no surprise that Ashley
Murphy, despite her perpetual singleness, is a little in love with love.
When she catches a hunky best man checking her out while on
the job, her heart all but shouts, “
He’s the one”. Until he opens his
mouth. Colton Banks is a cocky lawyer with a mean streak a country mile wide.
Colton prefers order to chaos. He believes there’s a time
and place for everything, so when a lilac haired hottie sends him a flirtatious
wink while she’s on the job, he’s less than impressed.
When she shows up at his office a week later asking for
legal help, his first instinct is to send her packing. But day after day, she
returns, finding new elaborate ways to break him down.
 It’s not until a life-altering surprise shows up on
Colton’s doorstep that things start to change. Ironically, the answer to his
problem may be his incredibly annoying, free-spirited new “friend.”
Complications. Lust. Attraction. Love.

As their tenuous friendship grows, the chemistry between
them becomes a raging inferno, and everyone knows you can’t deny your rebel desires.
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Excerpt
“Hello, this is Ashley.”

“Am I supposed to
find your antics clever?” A growly yet refined voice barks in my ear. 
Colton.
“Actually, you’re
supposed to say ‘thank you.’ Or are you one of those men who feels emasculated
by receiving flowers?”
“No, I’m the kind of
man who isn’t swayed by paltry attempts at bribery.”
Why would fate
assign me such a monumental jackass as my soulmate? Clearly the universe has a
sick sense of humor. 
“Good
thing I’m not trying to bribe you, then,” I say, lying through my teeth.
“Aren’t you, though?
Muffins, flowers, what’s next? Maybe a box of chocolates? Half of your peanut
butter sandwich? I’m not your grade school crush. I’m a professional, Miss
Murphy, and only work with other professionals, which you have demonstrated
time and time again, you are not.”
I tap the speaker
button on my phone and toss it down on my desk. This man makes me insane. “You
are truly the most condescending man I’ve ever met. You don’t know me well
enough to have formed these kinds of opinions about me.”
In all honesty, his
extreme dislike of me hurts. A lot. Especially with how my heart and soul long
for his. He means for his words to dissuade me—to break me—but every single
insult and rebuff only makes me want to prove him wrong that much more.
“They say the truth
hurts, Miss Murphy. It’s not my fault you’re ill-equipped to handle the pain.”
I clench my fists so
tightly my nails dig into my palms, leaving behind little crescent-shaped
marks. This man makes me want to commit felonies—you know, like murder. 
I
wonder, since he’s my soulmate, could it be classed as a crime of
passion? 
“I can handle everything you dish out and more.”
Colton makes a noise
low in his throat, and I can nearly picture the sneer on his face. “Is that a
threat?”
“It’s a promise, Mr.
Banks. Do your worst; I’ll not only take it—I’ll return it back tenfold.”
“You don’t have it
in you.” He laughs cruelly, the dark tenor of it winding around my heart in
inky swirls.
“I’m far stronger
than you give credit for.” Not to mention, my plan of attack is to repay his
barbs with kindness. Something tells me that will knock him off guard far more
than volleying back with harsh words or petty.
“You mistake
strength for stupidity.”
“And you
underestimate me.” I end the call before he can reply, crumpling down to my
desk chair with my heart thundering and my pulse racing.
I’ll show that sexy,
arrogant jackass exactly who he’s up against. I may be quirky and kind, but
those two qualities are exactly what give me an edge. Colton Banks is used to
sharks and snakes, but he’s about to be brought to his knees by a creature far
more deadly—a woman scorned.
Author Bio
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for
words. She’s been writing stories for as long as she can remember. A Southern
girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower
Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and four rambunctious children. When
she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows
while she crochets or with her nose in a book.  
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OUR REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Been There Done That is a second chance romance and a standalone story. It is part of the Smartypants world and based in Green Valley so we get glimpses of familiar characters and places.

Nick has come far since his abrupt departure from Green Valley but in many ways he had left so much of himself behind. He returns for Zora but find so much more. And together they discover that you need to embrace your past before you can ever let go.

Maybe this was what “closure” looked like. Maybe it wasn’t about excavating through all the misdeeds and misremembering until you hit the truth, but more so about telling each other what you needed to hear to keep limping along in life.

And maybe, just maybe, things between us had ended exactly as they should.”

This is definitely a winner if you are a fan of an angsty story, a hero who will do everything including stay away from his true love if he thinks it’s for her best, and a big misunderstanding that keeps them apart. The writing was engaging and I look forward to reading more by this author.

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

ZORA LEFFERSBEE’S once perfect life is no longer perfect. Her tenure at the University is in question, funding for her employees uncertain, and her faux-fiancé, Jackson James’s unpredictability is wearing on her last nerve. Just when Zora is convinced things can’t get more complicated, life proves her wrong.

What the heck is he doing here?

NICK ROSSI’s complicated life is still extremely complicated. He’s used to fighting for everything he has, but he’s also used to winning. Now a man of power and influence, his return to Green Valley after so many years hasn’t gone according to plan, especially with the woman he’s always wanted.

She can’t know why I left, or why I’m back.

A powerful woman intent on righting the wrongs of the world, Zora doesn’t have time or energy to deal with the man who broke her young heart.

A powerful man intent on righting the wrongs of the past, Nick can’t help wanting to protect Zora, even if his devotion is unrequited.

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Excerpt

My Grandmother Leffersbee used to say, “Life isn’t perfect, but that’s what makes it so interesting.” Then she’d wink before adding, “Do you want interesting? Or do you want boring?”

Right now? I could use some boring perfection. Just a little. Just a smidge. Please.

“Zora.” A vaguely familiar-sounding voice said my name from someplace in the vicinity of my office doorway. I ignored it, hoping they’d take my silence as an invitation to go away.

You’re almost out of time.

My eyes stung, but I wasn’t going to cry. There is no crying in clinic communication research; there is only more research, more grant applications, more trying, more doing. But, damn, I really thought we had this one in the bag. Folks’ livelihoods depended on it. My tenure, my job, depended on it. Not to mention the research itself was important—so incredibly important.

“Zora,” that voice said again, firmer this time. Closer.

Given my present state of mind and eau de sweat fantastique, I can’t help barking out, “Now isn’t a good time.”

The man didn’t respond for a beat, but then once more said, “Zora,” this time with a hint of grit and impatience.

My glare cut away from the offending rejection email and I opened my mouth to volley something scathingly polite and dismissive, but then every nerve and muscle in my body seized. The clouds outside my office window parted at that very moment, emitting a biblical shaft of light that illuminated my overstuffed bookcases—and the breathtaking specimen of man standing in my office doorway on the fifth floor of the medical research building.

What the . . .?

Shock choked me. I couldn’t breathe. The cracked vinyl of the office chair’s armrests bit into the tender flesh of my palms.

I recognized him immediately even though he looked very, very different. All the awkward lankiness and unformed promise of his youth had been ruthlessly fulfilled in the intervening years. But after twelve years of empty, aching absence, of wondering and worrying, of resignation and sadness . . . he was here.

Was he real?

“I thought . . . I thought you were dead.” The whispered words left my mouth at the same time they formed in my brain.

Nick Armstrong stood silent and unmoving, a stolid sentry, looking at me. Just . . . looking.

The width of his shoulders filled the doorway, leaving scant space between his head and the door frame. I couldn’t help devouring the sight of him, half-wondering if he were a mirage. Despite being as fashion challenged as I was, I easily identified the perfect fit of a bespoke suit, noting how the high-quality fabric closely followed the muscled bulk of his shoulders and arms. The unassuming dark jacket, white dress shirt, and trousers did little to hide his tapered waist and well-developed thighs.

His hulking presence alone ensnared my attention, but his face arrested it. He was striking. Thick, ink-black hair just starting to curl over his collar matched the dark stubble shadowing his square jaw. His slightly off-center nose, likely the result of a break, ruined the pure symmetry of his features. But his eyes were a startling shade of green, the same showy, verdant hue of summer leaves under an ominously gunmetal sky.

So unsettlingly familiar. And yet . . . No, it couldn’t be him. There was no way it was Nick. Not after all these years.

This isn’t possible.

I lurched up and made a spectacle of myself as I struggled to stand. Panic weighted my feet. Disbelief severed any connection with my brain’s higher processing, leaving me stuck to my chair with my mouth hanging ajar. “Letting in flies,” as my Grandma Leffersbee would have said.

I blinked back confusion as I stared at him, captured by a whisper, an echo of a memory. “Who . . . ?”

His mouth moved, like maybe he was going to introduce himself. But instead, he repeated my name for a fourth time, “Zora . . .”

This voice was different from the Nick I had loved. Deeper. But the way he said my name, slowly, as if savoring the taste of something rich? I could never forget that.

It is him.

About Hope Ellis

Hope Ellis is a health outcomes researcher by day and writes romances featuring sexy nerds by night. She hopes to one day conquer her habit of compulsively binge-watching The Office.

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This story is just what the doctor ordered. The best kind of story to dive into for an escape. One Moment Please is a fun and very funny RomCom. It features

a one night stand,

a surprise pregnancy,

a hot, grumpy doc who has sworn off relationships

and a delightfully quirky heroine who completely steals the show.

“Guys are so dense sometimes.”

“Totally.”

“How can you remember what shoes you have if they aren’t scattered all over the house on display?”

This story is a standalone but I really enjoyed getting to catch up a bit with Kate & Miles and Maggie & Sam. This whole series shows us the fun side of this author and I’m liking it.

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

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That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Josh Richardson knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Josh’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

The doctor is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is the surprise baby…is his.

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I loved Focused. Molly and Noah have great chemistry. The banter was fun and entertaining.

“I couldn’t have scripted this, couldn’t have planned it, couldn’t have controlled it.

Because sometimes, the best things in life come straight from your blind side.”

Molly Ward is intent on proving she is not just her family name. That she deserves and has earned her job and promotion.

Noah Griffin is nicknamed ‘The Machine’ because of his complete focus on football and keeping himself at the top of his game.

“I think,” I started slowly, “that it’s easier for someone like Noah to stay focused when he keeps blinders on to everything else besides football.”

Focused is a standalone story. The characters were introduced in a previous book, you don’t miss anything by jumping right into this one.

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

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NEVER ALWAYS by Rachel Robinson
Release Date: December 6th

 

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 OUR REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Never Always. The story is a bit of an enemies to lovers story. It is a case of opposites attract when Tennyson clashes with Corrick “Grange” Granger. It definitely results in plenty of fun banter.

“I think of him like a camera that refuses to capture a smile. The dark side of an alleyway that never sees light. A heart wild, untamed and passionate. For all the women who would hope to change him and soften the edges, I know that I just want to love him as he came to me.”

I love the thread of suspense throughout the story but I was completely unprepared for the level of heartbreak that really hit hard. This story really delivered with ALL the feels.

-4 Stars!-

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Tennyson
In a family filled with picturesque butterflies, I’m a moth. Camouflaged. The invisible, nerdy scientist who would rather study water and save the planet than don a dress and mingle in southern society. Unfortunately, having my nose in a book and eating goals for breakfast doesn’t bode well for a social life or my cobweb covered dating sector.

Then I met Grange. He’s a tormenter—an epic bully, but he’s promised to help me in my lackluster areas. He’s been ordered to fulfill service hours at my Aquatic Lab in Cape Cod, if I allow it.

He is bad, the worst. I’m talking wearing prison garb when I met him kind of awful. We all have our demons, but Corrick Granger’s seep into everything and everyone around him. Sure, I’d love his expertise on how to land a guy, but I’m not sure any man is worth dealing with an outcast Navy SEAL who has more issues than a magazine subscription.

Grange
One hazy mistake was all it took to ruin my life. Well, one mistake coupled with a chain of bad decisions, and a side of my hot temper. The court doled out an easy community service sentence. Never anything too harsh for a “hero.” I’ll be back at the Teams in six months, easy. I need to keep my cool, put my head down, and follow the rules.

A fiery redhead with something to prove is all that stands between me and my freedom. Tennyson is a maddening combination of know-it-all and knows-nothing. The type of woman who would cut off her own nose to spite her face, and yet when my one mistake snowballs into a life altering, soul-damning error, she’s undeniably there for me.

Even though I don’t deserve it.

Even though I’ve kept secrets.

And despite the fact I have become the monster she knew I would be.

 

 

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He grunts. Something in between annoyance and a laugh. “If I had said, you looked really sexy tonight. That dress. Your hair. Your bare legs. Your long neck and pouty lips. What would you have thought?”

My whole body breaks out in what I can only assume is hives because I’m hot. I feel itchy. My emotions are all over the place and his words create havoc on everything I thought I knew about myself. Why am I all of a sudden attracted to him? Pressing my lips together I try to make my lips look smaller. “I would have called you a liar. Straight up.”

“See?” he says, voice booming in the small cab. “Even straight compliments are over your head.”

I lose my breath, or forget to breathe, I can’t be sure which is my problem right now. He asks where in the parking garage he should park and it occurs to me he knows where I live. We’re at my condo complex. I was so wrapped up in his presence that I neglected everything else. What if he was taking me to an abandoned warehouse to hack up my body for drug money? Or worse. My stomach sinks. “To the left. My parking spot is one seventy-nine.” I point and he parks.

“So we’re clear those compliments were hypothetical reasoning, not actual compliments,” I deadpan, trying to calm my accelerated heart rate as he puts the car into park. There’s a light right above my car and it beams in, lighting half of Grange’s face.

I angle my body toward his, an unconscious movement. He puts a hand on the center console, wrapping his fingers all the way around it. “No,” he states. “That was not hypothetical. All of those things are true. You’re a fox.” Half a smile pulls across his face, the other half is disguised in shadow.

 

 

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OUR REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shelf Awareness is funny and touching, sweet and hot. It starts with Finley Granger finding out her husband has been cheating on her and things only seem to be going downhill from there.

Finley relocates to Green Valley to stay with her grandmother, GramBea and she pretty much lands right in the middle of her very own ‘Golden Girls’.

Life gets even more complicated when she finds herself very attracted to the super hot and super mysterious IT guy who is volunteering at the local library.

“‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’”…

Holy hell. A good-looking, successful man was quoting Shakespeare. That was it. I could die happy because my life was now complete.”

I loved the great combination of humor, heart and heat in this story. It was my first book by author Katie Ashley and the last book in the first series of Smartypants romances. It definitely left me wanting more of both this author and these Green Valley stories!!

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

After catching her husband in a compromising position, Finley Granger finds herself in a new hell: reentering the dating world. When she moves in with her grandmother, her great-aunt, and their best friend, Finley finds herself surrounded by a trio of well-meaning yet bumbling matchmakers.

In spite of their efforts, Finley only has eyes for one person, and that’s Zeke Masters—the 6’4”, impossibly built, and ridiculously good-looking new man in town. Along with her nether regions, Finley’s journalistic spidey-senses tingle as to why he’s on sabbatical from Seattle. Is he on the lam or escaping a bad breakup? What’s his story?!?!

As Finley finds herself reluctantly drawn to the gorgeous IT guy, she can’t help but wonder: should she indulge in a rebound tryst with the mysterious Zeke, or has she finally met her match?

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As Zeke worked on uploading the census records, I hoisted one of the many boxes from the Henderson’s donation onto the table. It kicked up an epic dust cloud. I reached inside to pluck out one of the moldering tomes of historical literature. Wrinkling my nose, I fought the urge to sneeze. Instead, I cleared my throat. When it still felt like I had swallowed a wad of sawdust, I coughed. And that was my grievous mistake.

The force of the cough dislodged the Ben Wa ball, sending it into an epic downward dive. Yes, ladies and gentlemen the Ben Wa ball had left the building. Whirling away from Zeke, I used my hand to try an inconspicuous crotch shuffle to send the ball back to its point of origin. What happened next was truly against the laws of motion. Because the universe apparently hated me, the ball escaped the confines of my thong. As it started its descent down my thigh, I squeaked and clamped my knees together.

“Are you all right?” Zeke asked behind me.

I threw a glance at him over my shoulder. “Uh, yeah, I . . .” Okay, I had no idea how I was going to get out of this one. It wasn’t like I could say, “Well, here’s the thing. The Ben Wa ball I was using to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles to keep my vagina healthy for the D just slipped out and is about to make a very unhappy trail down my leg.”

“I think a bug bit me or something.”

“Oh no. Want me to take a look?”

“No!” When Zeke’s eyes widened at my outburst, I said, “Sorry. I’m okay.”

“If you’re sure.”

“Totally.”

“I think I might’ve found something interesting for your research.”

The only thing I was interested in at the moment was getting the Ben Wa ball out of my pants without Zeke seeing it. “Oh?”

“I definitely see some Native American female names.”

Damn him for being enthusiastic about my research. The last thing I wanted to do was walk the couple of steps back over to him while trying to keep a Ben Wa ball from rolling down my pants leg. Since I couldn’t see any other way out of it, I nodded. Gritting my teeth, I started shuffling over to him.

When I started lurching like Frankenstein’s monster, Zeke tilted his head curiously at me. “Are you sure you’re okay?”

“Yep. Totally fine,” I muttered.

Just as I reached his chair, my knee shifted because of what I imagined was panic sweat overtaking me. As the ball became dislodged, I bit down on my lip to keep from squealing again. There was no saving the ball now or my humiliation for that matter.

As soon as it plopped onto my shoe, I flung my foot, sending it ricocheting into the desk. Of course, it’s size caused it to make a tremendous ching-ching noise, which in turn caused Zeke to rip his attention away from the screen. “What was that?”

“What was what?” I questioned innocently.

He furrowed his brows at me. “You didn’t hear that noise?”

“Uh, no.” Plastering a smile on my face, I said, “I’m sorry. I was just so into what you were saying.”

Ignoring my response, Zeke quickly assessed the area around us. After I’d flung the ball away, it had come to a rest to the right of his desk chair. When he bent over to examine the ball, I inwardly began screaming noooooo while at the same time cursing Estelle for even bringing the Ben Wa ball into my orbit.

Since the universe hadn’t tortured me quite enough yet, Zeke picked up the ball. “Interesting,” he murmured as he twisted it between his fingers.

I decided it was best to play absolutely and completely clueless in this situation. “What is it?” Silently, I prayed he wouldn’t respond with, “It looks like one of those sex balls you shove up your cooch.”

“I don’t know. Maybe a part off one of the desks or chairs. I should probably give it to maintenance, so they can check all the furniture in here.”

Oh hell no. Without a second thought, I snatched the ball out of his hands. Since I did it rather abruptly, Zeke’s surprise was apparent on his face. Waving my free hand dismissively, I said, “Don’t bother yourself with that. I’ll take it to them.”

“Thanks, Finley.”

After wheezing out a breath, I replied, “You’re welcome.” I jerked my thumb over my shoulder. “I’ll go do that right now.”

I didn’t bother waiting for Zeke to reply. Instead, I power walked right out of the history room. I’m sure if he was watching me he would have been puzzled at my miraculous recovery, considering I’d been limping earlier.

At the first trash can I could find, I deposited the Ben Wa ball. It seemed abundantly clear that neither I nor my vagina were quite ready to handle the responsibility.

About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Five Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her two rescue dogs named for Disney Princesses, Belle & Elsa, an out-numbered cat, Harry Potter, and one Betta fish. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.

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#BlogTour WEIGHT EXPECTATIONS by M.E. Carter @AuthorMECarter #OurReviews #OneClick @SmartyPantsRom @Jennw23

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“Hilarious, engaging and relatable, I started laughing out loud from the first page” — Kristin Vayden, bestselling author

Weight Expectations, the first in the romantic comedy Cipher Office series of standalones, from M.E. Carter is available now!

OUR REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I am loving the stories in this Smartypants romance collaboration! Weight Expectations is funny and smart and touching.

Rian is an awesome heroine. She has decided to start at a gym and work on her weight and health, but more than anything her self esteem is what needs improvement.

Carlos is a gorgeous guy that Rian can’t help ogling at the gym. He is happy with his single, playboy life. He always has a pick up line at the ready and no lack of beautiful woman to warm his bed.

“I don’t do relationships. I’m forty years old and have never had a girlfriend for a reason. I have no desire to spend time with someone until they decide they’d rather hang out with someone else. Quick, simple, in and out, is better for me.”

This story is a great blend of romance, humor and emotion. It is full of so many fun, interesting and quirky characters. Hop on your treadmill, prop up your kindle and get reading!

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

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Rian Thompson thought she joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add hundred and ninety pounds of swoonworthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life.

Every day in Rians’s life follows a predictable pattern, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s got a nice job, a nice place to live, and a nice family—even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment.

She doesn’t need anything spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy—mentally, physically. . . and maybe spiritually if that happens. But she’ll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets hitched.

Carlos Davies thought his life was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his type.

In Carlos’s mind, his life is damn near perfect. He’s got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pick up lines that always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he’s never sleeping alone?

Welcome to Weight Expectations, where great—and unexpected—things happen.

‘Weight Expectations’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Cipher Office series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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About M.E. Carter

My name is ME Carter and I have no idea how I ended writing books. I’m more of a story teller (the more exaggerated the better) and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper. I love reading (read almost 200 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most people never see. I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who was just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I’ll probably have to pay for his therapy someday for being left out.

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#NewRelease FEAST OF SPARKS (Thornchapel #2) by Sierra Simone @TheSierraSimone #EroticRomance #HotHotHot #HauntinglyBeautiful

#NewRelease FEAST OF SPARKS (Thornchapel #2) by Sierra Simone @TheSierraSimone #EroticRomance #HotHotHot #HauntinglyBeautiful

FEAST OF SPARKS (Thornchapel #2) by Sierra Simone

Release Date: August 1st

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Regina Wamba

 

 

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OUR REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I don’t even have words to talk about this book! I was left completely speechless after reading Feast of Sparks. This story is everything mysterious, magical, brooding, haunting and beautiful. But it is also erotic, sensual, kinky and SO HOT. It blends mystery, rituals, and history in a swirl of magic and emotion that just pulled me right into the story from the start and left me floundering at the end wondering how I will survive as I wait impatiently for more of this story.

-4 Stars!-

-Diane-

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A LESSON IN THORNS (Thornchapel  #1)

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Blurb:

I’m an outcast and a loner, named for death itself.  Fate wasn’t supposed to have plans for me.

 

But then she came back—the girl I once kissed in a thorn-covered chapel in the woods.  She came back, and I could no more resist her than I could pry out my own heart.  And by some trick of fate, she wants me as much as I want her.  The only problem?  She also wants the man who owns Thornchapel, Auden Guest.

 

And so do I.

 

Eight years ago, I did something to Auden, something terrible.  He hurt me back the only way he knew how, and so here we are: our hatred seasoned with pain and my loneliness seasoned with longing.  The only thing we can agree on is Proserpina Markham, and she wants us to find a way to be together—all three of us. 

 

If Auden wants to earn her as his submissive, then he has to earn me as well.

 

But with the discovery of bones behind the altar and the carnal revel of Beltane fast approaching, it’s becoming clear that Thornchapel’s secrets are much deeper and older than any of us could have ever guessed.  And no matter how bright and merry a feast of sparks may be, it’s always followed by ashes. 

 

And darkness.

Excerpt: 

Shame, hot and prickling, needles everywhere at my face and chest and belly as I begin to bend down to the floor. The cool air that caresses my pussy is now everywhere as the position begins to expose my most secret flesh, and there’s no pretending away the reality of what I’m doing. I’m doing something I’ve never done before, I’m offering up the filthiest part of me for inspection, and despite everything the three of us have shared in the past twenty-four hours, I’m flooded with shame. It’s real shame now, not play-shame, and my safe word floats to the top of my mind, a buoy in the clear waters. 

 

Convivificat. 

 

I don’t want to safe out right now, I’m nowhere near the edge, but it’s nice to have it there all the same. Reassuring. There’s nothing they can do that I can’t stop. 

 

And anyway, this is who I am—who I’ve been growing into ever since I found the words to define it.

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Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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#Six #KILynn #ReDesign #CoverReveal #DarkRomance #99cSale

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design

Synopsis

I had a one-night stand. It wasn’t my first, but it would be my last.
A gun to the head.
A trained killer.
A deadly conspiracy.
Kidnapped and on the run, my life and death is in the hands of a sadist captor who happens to be my one-night stand. Armed with countless weapons, money, and new identities, the man I call Six drags me around the world.
The manhunt is on and Six is the next target. Can we find out who is killing off the Cleaners before they find us?
Two down, seven to go.
When it’s all over he’ll finish the job that dropped him into my life, and end it.
Stockholm Syndrome meets bucket list, and the question of what would you do to live before you died. The questions aren’t always answered in black and white. Gray becomes the norm as my morals are tested.
Death is a tragedy, and I’ll do anything to stay alive.
Are you ready for the last ride of your life? Six has a gun to your head—what would you do?
This isn’t a love story.
It’s a death story.

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🔥🔥🔥 Review by Tasha M 🔥🔥🔥

Holy Fuckity I have no idea where to start with all this except to let you know how much I loved this book.

It’s definitely not for everyone, it’s dark and gritty and an arshole is very much in control.

It’s twisted yet so gripping and entrancing. Its like Stockholm Syndrome in a romance lol. I have no idea how to describe just fucking read it and fall in love with this book.

Hope you all enjoy this as much as I Did….

About the Author
K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.
Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.
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#FallingForYou #JenniferVanWyk #May21 #LiveNow #NerdyBartender #SassyHairdresser #4StarReview

Falling For You, an all-new sexy and emotional brother’s best friend romance from Jennifer Van Wyk is available now!

Fake it ‘til you make it has been the motto I live by since my mother died.
I’m also doing a really bad job at the making it part.
The night we met, I was at my lowest.
But you gave me a reason to feel happy again.
For the first time in over a year, I feel optimistic.
You and I? We’re the same.
Don’t form attachments. Follow the rules. Don’t dream of a future.
Too bad our hearts wouldn’t listen.
And this storm we’re going through?
The one that threatens to rip us apart?
It doesn’t care that I’m falling for you.
Falling For You is a different kind of brother’s best friend romance and is as emotional
as it is sizzling.

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💗💜💗💜 Review By TashaM 💗💜💗💜

This book is the second book in this series… it was an amazing after Gone for You….

This book was sweet, fluffy and sexy. It will have smiling from ear to ear. Rex and Chloes are just sp adorable.

Rex isnt my usual kinda hero but it was a nice change. He was a nerd but him being swoony and funny totally won me over.

Chloe is a sassy Hairdresser that will not be anyone’s doormat. She is alone except for her half brother.

The night she met Rex all that changed. Her life changed for the better.

I absolutely loved their story. At times they had me in stiches… these two are meant for each other.

It was awesome watching a player fall flat on his ass for this Feisty lady.

Jennifer always gives amazing stories that we can relate to and also read as an adult fairytale. She is proves yet again how fucking fantastic she is. From Banter to the back and forth Jennifer gave us the most intriguing book ever. Grab it now…

Enjoy!!!!

About Jennifer
From the Ground Up was Jennifer’s first published novel and now that she was bitten by the writing bug, has no intention of ever stopping. Jennifer makes her home in small town Iowa with her high school sweetheart, three beautiful, hilarious and amazing kids, one crazy Jack Russell terrier. This is where her love for all things reading, baking, and cooking happen. Jennifer’s family enjoys camping, boating, and spending time outside as much as possible. You’ll be her best friend if you can make her laugh and follow up with asking her what to read next. When she’s not writing, you can find her cheering the loudest at her kids’ sporting events (read as: embarrassing them), sipping coffee or iced tea out of a mason jar with her Kindle in her lap or binging on Netflix.

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