Sunday, June 26, 2016

REVIEW: Broken Prince by Erin Watt




OUR REVIEW:

Shel: Warning #1: DO NOT start reading this at 11pm unless you have absolutely nothing to do the next day or you will find yourself going without sleep and without people to commiserate with. Fortunately I have summers off and could stay up until all hours of the night obsessing over this book, so I did. Unfortunately, no one else was up so I had to deal with my anxiety and 'what ifs' and other things by sending texts to Courtney knowing she was sleeping (so in other words, I had to be a big girl and deal with it BY MYSELF--insert despair emoji here).  Court: Let the record show I told her that she'd be up alllll night and wouldn't stop! Hahaha. That's the best book though, that even though life functions the next day will be minimal...it will totally be worth it.

Shel: Warning #2 If you haven't read Paper Princess you probably should start with that novel and that review ( posted here ) and not go much further in this review. We're going to do our damnedest to not spoil anything here for Broken Prince but may mention some things from Paper Princess in passing and we'd hate to ruin your experience with either book, so read on at your discretion. Court: I concur. Definitely should not read this book without reading that one, because your experience will be so much better. Be #royallyruined properly, please.

Shel: I honestly could write an entire post of 'warnings' about this book. For instance, this book will #royallyfuckingruinyou but let's face it, Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick are the two who are really ruining us. These two crafty devils are ruining us for any book that has the unlucky position of being read after a Royals book. JFC. I'd barely recovered from my Paper Princess hangover and here I am completely book drunk and absolutely worthless because Broken Prince nailed it (and nailed me). I swear to god whatever writing voodoo they have going on with this series is addictive and I hope they never ever stop; I will willingly submit to their voodoo magic anytime, anywhere. Every single piece and part of Broken Prince (and PP for that matter) work--the pacing, the dialogue, the characters you love to hate and hate to love ...and love to love are superbly developed, and the plot gives you enough detail and information to answer the questions you've been wondering about only to be gasping and grasping for answers at the end (hellooooooo cliffhanger). Court: Yep. We have many lists of characters. Ones that we're watching. People who have the "C" word dangling above their head, if labels were to dangle over their head. And I think it should be noted that I've seen some shade thrown around out there about this series, but the best part that I love about it is that it is outside of the reality of my high school years...suspend reality, and chillax and enjoy it please. I have a lot of nostalgia for when you're newly dating and everything is new and exciting, especially things you *haven't* done...and that made me smile like a thousand times brighter than the sun, because it was FUN and sexy and sweet! And the mean girls are mean, and the boys that we love in this series have some seriously messed up heads and issues, and I want to hold them to my chest (ahem, haha) and solve some of their mommy issues. 

Okay, /rant, and continue on.

Shel: I could warn you that you're going to catch a very solid case of the feels and it's gonna hit you from every direction--horror, tenderness, pride, anger, frustration, hilarity and more. Court: I think that is a big like factor...Erin Watt et al make me feel *everything* - every single emotion felt, and honestly at any given time for any given character. Which annoys me when I want certain people to make smart choices, and they don't. And then do something brilliant a few pages later, only to annoy me again. But, well rounded plot, and new questions, and gasp worthy moments at the ready...and I read this thing at warp speed.

Shel: I could warn you about how much you're going to fall in love with this series all over again and feel wholly unprepared with your anxiousness at waiting for the next one to come out. I could warn and warn and warn or I could just tell you about my texts to Courtney while I read and she slept; I basically made a series of lists--

The very short list of people I liked (it changed the further I read).
The increasing list of people I wanted to bitch slap or cunt punt (this list held steady for a large part of the book).
The list of places in the book when I had a verbal gasp (several).
The list of creative cursing I used and used often from pretty much chapter one (I pulled out some oldies but goodies for this round of reading).
The list of emojis and gifs that littered our texts back and forth..and for that matter, a good number of exclamation points too.
And my constant comparison to 90210 that slid into Melrose Place and ended in a very 1980's nighttime soap opera comparison a la Dallas or Falcon Crest. The drama and angst and good times were on point and would make a fantastic nighttime soap.

Court: HAHAHAHAHA. OMG. That is amazing. And somewhat makes us seem a little bit insane, but baby, we're crazy - and we like it. So...mostly I wish I could re-read both of these books for the first time again. I wish that the Royals were real. And...just know, that you can come crying to us whether you love it or hate it, we'd love to chat - but do think you'll love it, hate it, love it some more...and then just make a mess of your hair in frustration because it sucks you in, and then we have to wait for another. But, wait we shall. Brilliant, Erin Watt - just bloody brilliant.

Shel: All of this to say that I am in awe of what the duo who make up Erin Watt have done. I'm absolutely addicted to this series and I cannot wait for the next book to be published. Thank you, ladies, for giving us a series that reminds us of how much fun this book world is. Court: Yes! These pages hold gold in the form of words, and I cannot tell you how refreshed as a reader I am every time I read them. And then am hungover trying to find the next magical thing to read. Sigh. JUST READ IT ALREADY!

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Synopsis:
These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

REVIEW: Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels

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Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 20, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

If you're looking to get in on the ground floor of a new Corinne Michaels series, Say You'll Stay is a her newest book with the promise of at least 2 more to come. 

In this first book in the series we're introduced two families, Presley's and Zach's ranching families, getting a taste of their histories in the small town of Bell Buckle, but mainly what we observe is Presley and Zach and their messed up relationship. These two have a wonderful and yet painful past that is now made difficult with Presley's current loss and having to deal with coming home...and all of the secrets she's keeping to herself. Throw in the fact that Zach is now dating Presley's arch-nemesis and things get complicated really fast; these two have a history together that they can't seem to escape though Presley actively tries to fight it, a fight she absolutely loses (thank god). 

Corinne Michaels gives us not only a love note to second chances at love but she also gives us a loving look at the beauty (and frustrations) of small town living in the south. Presley's immersion into both proves to be hesitant and sometimes infuriating--will she accept what they both have to offer or not? Can it work or not? Can Zach and Presley forgive and forget, learn to trust ...or not? Will the town give them time and space? And just when you think you know, you don't! It's a bumpy ride, y'all, so hold on tight. As noted, though, there's a lot of beauty in the midst of all the pain and hurt--loving families and friends, a tight knit community, and a vastness that feels only possible in ranching communities--and it's the beauty that helps take the edge off the hard stuff.

If you're looking for a second chance romance, cowboys, or having a larger than life love in a small town this might be just the series for you--and if you love it, Wyatt and Trent (Zach's brothers) have books coming out this year!

Want to know more? Read below:




Synopsis


One word.
Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

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“Hey.” Zach peers at me as I shake off my thoughts. “I figured you’d be asleep.” He climbs the steps slowly as I get to my feet.
“I figured you’d be gone.”
I walk toward him, unsure of why he’s here. “I left for a bit, but wanted to come check on you.”
“Oh.”
He snickers. “I couldn’t sleep.”
“Me either.” He’s close enough that I can smell his cologne. Even after a long night, being in the woods, he smells like home.
I take another step.
Then another.
I’m so close I have to tilt my head to look into his eyes.
I breathe him in, feel his heat, and I can’t stop myself. I want him. I need him. I grip his neck and yank his mouth to mine. I kiss him. I kiss him and give in to everything I’ve been feeling. He doesn’t waste a second. His arms wrap around me, holding my body against his. My fingers grip his neck, keeping him exactly where I need him. This kiss is frantic, but God it feels good.

About the Author

Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Review + GIVEAWAY: Into the Fire by Meredith Wild


Into The Fire by Meredith Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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OUR REVIEW:

This is a quick and steamy read that features two people who probably shouldn't work--a very independent business woman, Vanessa, and a rough and tumble playboy fire fighter (Darren). We get to watch them as they capitulate to their mutual attraction when participating at a destination wedding--having a fun week long fling in paradise. But what about when they return to NYC? What happens next is sweet and angsty as they try to figure out if they can make this thing work in their real lives. Their NYC lives go from routine and mildly predictable to more complex as they try to carve out a niche for each other in their 'real' lives. Needless to say, it gets a little complicated and there are some definite mixed signals and hurt feelings thrown in to all of the good things that happen.

If you're looking for a quick read that has you flying to paradise and returning to NYC while experiencing an unlikely romance, Into the Wild may be just the book for you.

Note: this is the second book in the series but you do not have to read the first one to enjoy this one.

Interested in the synopsis? Read about it below:

The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way? 
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.
Synopsis
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?
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The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way? 
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.

About the Author
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.






Other Books in the series:
On My Knees (The Bridge Series #1)
        
 All buy links: http://www.meredithwild.com/book/on-my-knees/


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NEW + GIVEAWAY: Into the Fire by Meredith Wild

Into The Fire by Meredith Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?
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The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way? 
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.
About the Author
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.
Other Books in the series:
On My Knees (The Bridge Series #1)
        
 All buy links: http://www.meredithwild.com/book/on-my-knees/

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY + EXCERPT: Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige

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Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige Series: First and Last #2 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance

 Last Kiss had my blood pumping the entire time I read it; it was the angsty roller coaster ride that I'd been looking for and I could not put it down until it was over.  Laurelin Paige had me sweating all the way until the end; as a matter of fact I remember getting close to the end and sneaking over to goodreads just to make sure there wasn't a book three--that's how close she got to the end with me not knowing how it would end!!! My heart was freaking racing. GAH. 

If you recall the ending of First Touch it was shocking. After a quick prologue in Last Kiss, that consisted of a flashback about Amber and Emily, we jumped right back into the night where Amber appeared at Reeve's ranch. From this point on we get some intel on what happened to her after she left Reeve and we also get much more conflict as her appearance makes things significantly more complicated for Reeve and Emily-- as does the looming threat from Reeve's uncle. As the tension rises between all of these characters we get more of the back story between Amber and Emily, including much of the machinations and manipulations that made their relationship what it was, and as more is revealed, and the threats become more pressing, the more anxious I got. All I wanted was to see Amber safe and Emily and Reeve to find a way to be together, is that too much to ask for?!! Yes. Yes it was. Laurelin Paige made me work for the ending I was seeking and it didn't happen exactly the way I thought it would at all but that's what made this so much fun. 

This steamy, angsty, twists and turns conclusion to the story of Emily and Reeve was precisely the book I wanted to read this weekend--it kept me on my toes and gave me an ending that kept me reading until the very last word. And while I know that their particular story is over, I can honestly say that I'd love to read more of them--they are fire on the page together and it just feels like there could be more story there (or maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part because I enjoyed their spark). Way to leave me wanting more, Laurelin Paige; I can't wait to read what you do next.

Read the excerpt and synopsis below and scroll down for the GIVEAWAY!

"Visceral, enticing, shining with white lies and dark truths, seductive twists and turns, and a love that takes your breath away." – Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

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Synopsis:

A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS… Emily Wayborn has made a decision. She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn’t find them. Time is running out and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart…or at all.  

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Excerpt:

  Reeve smirked—he loved it when I begged—but he didn’t take me where I wanted to go. Instead, with his fingers pinching my chin, he twisted my face so that my cheek pressed against the glass. “Look,” he said in reverence. The mirror ran the whole wall behind me then wrapped around the vanity so, facing this direction, I could see our reflections in the glass, half eclipsed by steam from the shower. He let go of me long enough to wipe the fog then resumed his grip on my jaw. I stared, transfixed by the sight of his cock driving into me over and over. With my focus where he wanted it, Reeve rearranged my legs, bringing one foot up to brace on the counter and propping the other in the sink. Now I was angled so that my cunt could better be seen in the mirror. It was naughty and erotic and I couldn’t stop staring. “Look at that,” he said again, his fingers jabbing into my skin. “The way you let me use you is so beautiful.” Beautiful. It was beautiful. The way he had me spread out awkwardly across the bathroom sink, naked while he was still clothed—it was vile and wicked and oh, so beautiful. “I can’t control myself when I’m inside you.” His voice was ragged and threadbare. “I want to tear you apart. I want to rip you to shreds.” He moved both of his hands to grasp my thighs, tilting my pelvis so that his thrusts hit even deeper. “I want to destroy you. Want to fuck you to pieces. Want to shatter you. Want to break you.” His awful, wonderful words set a storm to gather low inside me, and I could tell that this time it wouldn’t back down. I shifted my hands from the counter to his forearms to brace myself for its attack. The movement drew his attention from the mirror to my face. “Want to break you,” he repeated, his words more of a rumble than actual speech. “You do,” I said, peering up under heavy lids, my voice a mere rasp. “You do break me. Every time.” Reeve’s eyes sparked in awe, then the muscles in his neck grew taut and his rhythm stuttered. With a low growl, he froze and spilled into me, his fingers digging so deep into my skin I was sure they’d leave bruises on my thighs. It was so hot, how he defiled and wrecked me. So hot how he loved to see me devastated. So hot that I joined him in his release. My mouth fell open and my climax took over, coarsely racking through my body. Even with the mirror supporting my back, I was freefalling, spinning with pleasure. Only a thin layer of sweat and steam covered my body, but it felt like I’d been pulled underwater into a whirlpool of bliss. Reeve put himself away, then watched me as I finished, as if completely enamored with my orgasm. As if completely enamored with me. It was somewhat disconcerting to feel his eyes so heavy on me. He’d seen me come so many times before, but I’d never noticed him so intent. I lowered my gaze, but he lifted my chin, forcing me to meet his stare head-on. With a gentle touch, he swept a lock of sweat-drenched hair from my forehead. “Every time?” He’d been tender with me in the past, but it wasn’t his usual M.O., and it startled me. Moved me as I realized it came from a place of concern. “Yes,” I answered honestly, because he did break me, every time that he stuck his cock inside me, every time that he made me climax, every time that he touched me. Outside of the moment, when the sex was over and we were people instead of sex-driven beasts, it sounded horrible. Who would want to be broken by her lover? Who would want to be destroyed? I do. I always did. I longed for it and needed it. I needed him. I caught his hand and pressed the back of it to my cheek. “It’s the only reason I ever want to be someone who’s put together. So that you can break me all over again.”  

About Laurelin:

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  NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender.  

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Monday, June 20, 2016

NEW + GIVEAWAY: Man Candy by Melanie Harlow


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Man Candy by Melanie Harlow Release Date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance

 
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Synopsis:

He’s back.
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
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About the Author:

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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One word. Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

** This is a STANDALONE **

   

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Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart. Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page | Corinne Michaels Facebook Group  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

REVIEW: Stay Until We Break by Mercy Brown


OUR REVIEW:

I am in love with this series and really what's not to love? As someone who went to college in the 90's and had a boyfriend (now husband) who was in a band, I love all the music and clothing references that Mercy Brown embeds; I swear I'm reliving my youth through this series and yet it doesn't feel dated or nostalgic--it feels fresh and fun. 

In Stay Until We Break, we get to watch Cole (the bassist) and Sonia (Emmy's roommate and the band manager) as they futilely try to resist each other. Their not so covert longing gazes, their slight miscommunications, and their eventual capitulation to what they really want makes for some really funny, steamy, and tender moments--all against the backdrop of a 3 week road tour. 

As with any novel, there must be conflict and Mercy Brown definitely provides that with Cole's need to quit the band so he can provide for his sister's education and Sonia's desire to see the band 'make it', but that's always a slight undercurrent to all of the other hilarity and sweetness that this band gives us on every page. Joey (the drummer), Emmy and Travis, and the other bands on tour were amusing and the craziness of tour life had me laughing out loud a lot (I loved the firecracker wars and the general shenanigans and yet complete support the bands gave each other). 

Without a doubt, having a writer who played in a band in the 90's has enhanced the description of being on the stage and created an experience for us that is completely immersive and authentic and I'm hoping against hope that there's more to this series and more that Mercy Brown wants to write beyond this series because I can't wait to get my hands on it all.

Want to know more about this book? Read the synopsis below or buy it here: http://amzn.to/1Z7xgCo

What happens on the road stays on the road in the latest New Adult novel from the author of Loud Is How I Love You.

Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized.

Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?
 

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

COVERS REVEALED: The Burnouts Series by Karen Gordon

NEW COVERS REVEALED:
Series: Burnouts Series



Book 1 - Suburban Love Song 
Blurb: 
Ben Gorman and Carrie Gould live in different worlds, right next to each other. For Ben high school is good grades, Jr. ROTC, and a steady girlfriend. For Carrie it’s sex, drugs and rock and roll. But on Carrie’s sixteenth birthday they cross the lines to meet in the middle over cake, then a church picnic, then a game of strip poker, until finally the lines are blurred and they can’t remember why they never connected before.
A clever, cheeky, romantic, gritty and fun story of first love, neighbors and opposites attracting.
They both need what the other has to offer—“You keep me safe I’ll make you wild.” 


Book 2 - Catch You If You Fall
Blurb: 
Steve Shrader is the only guy at prom with four dates. Other guys high five him and congratulate him. Guys who would normally never even talk to him. Not that it really matters because he’s got his friends, they’re all girls and they all love him…except MG.
Wherever MG shows up she brings the party. In high school she befriended Steve, made him laugh , cared for him, became his sole reason for actually showing up at school…then she left him behind to chase her dreams of big money and celebrity in New York. Only things aren’t always what they seem, and it’s easy to fall down in the fast lane. When that happens you can only hope you have someone there to catch you if you fall. 

**Both are NA contemporary romances**



Author bio: 
Supporter of strong, sexy women in fiction and in life.
I was born and raised in the suburban paradise of St. Charles, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. Growing up there started my love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places and people, finding excitement in the mundane. I currently write romance and chick lit but you never know what I might do next. In all my stories the women are smart, sexual and strong and you’ll never find a woman-hating “bad boy” hero.
I currently live with the loves of my life, three very kewl, geeky men and one perfect puppy, just outside of Memphis, TN.



Social media links: 
website: KarenGordonAuthor.com
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**From June 16th - June 20th, Suburban Love Song will be on sale for 99 cents. Both books are also available on KU.