Thursday, April 19, 2018

NEW: One Good Man by Emma Scott

       
It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos. Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye. The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.

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  I reached over and pushed ‘stop’ on Janey’s tape recorder and turned to her. “Saturday then?” She coughed in surprise. “What happens Saturday?” “We conclude the interview. You need to see a football match firsthand or your article is going to sound like a bunch of amateurish gibberish. You want to be taken seriously?” She pressed her lips together for a moment. “Yes.” “So do I. Saturday at noon at Stade Jean-Marc. We’ll finish the interview after.” “Antoine wants the article in two days,” she said. “Tell Antoine I said to wait.” She took another long pull from the lemonade, her pride not letting her say yes to me so quickly. “Saturday then,” she said. “For the article.” “Right,” I said, holding her gaze. “For the article.” She finished off the lemonade and set the glass down. “Thank you very much, Sophie. It was just what I needed.” She gathered her belongings and turned to me. “See you.” “You have a drop of lemonade on your chin,” I said. “Where?” Her hand flew to her mouth. “No, I don’t…” I held out the cocktail napkin with my sketch of her, my brow raised. Janey dropped her hand from her dry chin, fuming. I expected her to flounce away. But she snatched the napkin out of my hand, dropped it into her bag, and coolly walked away. I wasn’t in love with her, but in that moment, I knew someday I would be.    
Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels. 

REVIEW: Chaser by Kylie Scott


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OUR REVIEW:

You know, I wasn't sure if I'd like Eric after the previous books in this series because he always seemed dickish. But after reading Chaser, I'll give him some credit. He's definitely got the sweetest heart of the bunch, and he's not nefarious or an ass like I thought he might be. If anything, he was just a bit aimless and shallow. He needed something other than himself to focus on which came in the form of Jean and then Jean + Ada.

Over the course of their friendship. Friends with benefits. Denials of feelings. Acknowledging of feelings, Eric went from a guy who was so funny and awkward around women to this really funny, sweet, less awkward version of himself. And while we never get Jean's take on his transformation, I definitely got the impression that she thought he was so much more than Nell ever wanted to give him credit for. I could sense her amusement, adoration, and appreciation on every page.

Another fun Kylie Scott novel--a really great mix of lighthearted fun and sweet romance that blends friends to lovers and single parent tropes into a great read. Here's to hoping Andre rounds out this series?!?!


Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant. Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue. There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?    

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                I’d been tricked. Betrayed. After Andre and Jean ate their lunch, we headed outside to deal with her stuff. The cold wind suited my mood to perfection. Talk about disappointed. “Don’t lift that, it looks heavy,” I snapped. Jean blinked. “It’s a pillow.” “The world’s largest pillow ever. You can’t be too careful.” My gaze roamed over her swollen middle. “You’re . . .” “Pregnant?” she asked with a voice dripping poison and sugar. “Are you having trouble with the concept?” “Absolutely not. I was just going to say huge, that’s all.” She blew out an exasperated breath. “Thanks, Eric. That makes me feel so much better.” “I just . . .” “Don’t bother.” The woman turned back to her sensible, medium-sized SUV and got busy riffling through the contents. I was surprised she’d been able to squeeze into the driver’s seat. Boxes and stuff took up almost every inch inside the vehicle. Each and every box seemed to have been neatly labeled with the contents. The woman took her organization seriously. She looked over her shoulder. “You know, I can’t help noticing that Eric-the-smooth-moving-flirt has been suddenly replaced by Eric-the-awkward-jerk.” “Well, you said you were single.” I folded my arms defensively across my chest. “I am.” And then there was an awkward silence. “Yeah, but . . . I mean, in your condition . . .” I fumbled to a halt. She turned, face all scrunched up. Like I was the one with the problem. “Just hop out of the way so I can grab some boxes,” I said, voice gruff. Still nothing from her. “It’s a second-story walk-up and you have a lot of stuff to get up there. You should be taking it easy.” Hands on hips, I tapped my black leather boot against the sidewalk, waiting her out. “Jean, I’m not trying to insult you. It’s the truth.” She swore quietly, going back to fussing with the contents in the vehicle. I don’t think any woman has ever given me the silent treatment quite this quickly. Usually I’m good for at least a couple of hours after seeing them naked. Man, I still couldn’t believe this was happening. God hated me or something. Pregnant women and me were enema. Anathema. Whatever. Now that I’d seen her out in the autumn light, however, she looked younger than I’d first guessed. Despite her tired eyes, her skin was smooth, soft looking. She was likely closer to her early twenties than mid. “How old are you?” I asked. “Why do you care?” I shrugged one shoulder. “Just curious.” “How old are you?” “Nearly thirty.” She sniffed. “I’m twenty-two.” Young, like I’d thought. She was probably too immature for me, anyway. “Come on, Jean. Let me get some of the boxes.” Boyd ambled out of the Dive Bar, turning his head this way and that, looking up and down the street. I raised my hand and he started over in our direction. The big cook would make short work out of moving all this stuff. Behind us, Andre and Nell came out of the tenants’ entrance to the Bird Building. The place was a big brick building about a hundred years old. Just past the door was an entryway with stairs leading up to the second floor, followed by two empty shops, their windows covered in flyers about local events. Concerts and parades and shit. They’d been vacant for a while, unfortunately. Andre’s Guitar Den came next, then Pat’s tattoo parlor Inkaho, and the Dive Bar on the corner. “Everything’s good to go. Alex and I gave it a cleaning last week just to be sure,” said Nell, smacking a kiss on Jean’s cheek. “You’ll meet Alex later. She’s probably busy working or something now. She’s sort of a shut-in.” “You two didn’t have to do that,” said Jean. “Thank you.” “Anytime.” Andre leaned against the SUV. “Your furniture got delivered yesterday too, so it’s all good to go.” “Excellent,” said Jean. “I can’t wait to sleep in a decent bed again. Road trips when you’re seven months’ pregnant kind of suck.” “I bet.” “Who’s minding the kitchen?” I asked. “Lydia will text Boyd if they need something,” said Nell. “We’re only going to be a few feet away from the place.” I frowned. “I own the kitchen, Eric. Not you,” she said. “You’re in charge of the bar, that’s all.” One of Jean’s eyebrows inched up slightly. So I might have implied that I was the sole owner. Shit happened. I crossed my arms. “Fine. No need to bite my head off.” “My best online friend just moved to town. We’ve been texting and skyping for months. She’s been an absolute rock for me through all the nerves of being pregnant again,” said Nell. “Stop messing with my happy.” And then there was an awkward silence. Great. If only there was some way to get out of helping without looking like a raging asshole. The possibility of anything happening between me and Jean had been buried six feet deep, never to be spoken of again.    
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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, 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. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/   

    

Thursday, April 12, 2018

COVER REVEAL: One Good Man by Emma Scott

     
 

It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos. Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye. The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.    


 

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

REVIEW: The Thief by Kate McCarthy

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The Thief by Kate McCarthy 
Release Date: April 4th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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OUR REVIEW:

Shel: We love Kate McCarthy and the world she's created with the Valentines, and now the Daniels + Jones' (and soon, the Foxes). Court: YES! As soon as she announces a new book we get so excited...they're always heart pumping and fast paced and we cannot get enough. 

Shel: Kelly Daniels has intrigued me from the first time he appeared in between her pages and I've been eager to know his story and now I feel like I truly understand what's behind his relationship with his brother, Casey. I also learned that he's got the demeanor of a bear but his really a big softie for the people he cares about. I loved his friendship with Hammer and Fox and how he takes care of Ace. The way that he navigates her family was so telling in what kind of guy he is. Court: Yes. He is very loyal and kind...and just got a crap hand in his upbringing...it is really nice to know all sides of every story isn't it...it is easy to be against him for being cold to Casey because we love, love, love Casey...but now that we know...well, it is all a little easier to swallow...and obviously he needed his own amount of patience and understanding in return...and that is what Ace gives him too! 

Shel: Speaking of Ace, I adored her. I loved her passion for cars (I know next to nothing about cars but after this I feel like I have a whole new appreciation) and for her family--and what a unique family history she has, what an interesting backstory! She's my new favorite badass and her sidekick Echo is also a new favorite. Their teamwork and shenanigans and quips were typical Kate McCarthy and had me smiling as they snarked and teased each other. Court: I CANNOT wait for the next book in this saga...Echo is a hurricane...and I love her. She is an enigma. She is also fiercely loyal, and runs right along the edge of no return with the law...but we still see her supporting Ace, and not really much else. I am so intrigued about her and where we're going with our newest version of the Hot Bunch. And Mitch! And ugh...things are going to get better and better I just know it! 

Shel: This whole new cast of characters in the spin off to the Give Me series is fresh and funny and as with every single Kate McCarthy novel, hard to put down once you start reading. I cannot wait to see what she gives us next. Court: I finished it in what felt like no time flat, but it was so well written and engaging and as you said..funny...but serious...and some serious life shit well balanced with great family interrelationships and a big juicy story in the middle with intrigue and cops and bad guys galore....I really love the way Kate writes a book y'all. 

Synopsis:
After years of working in the family business, Arcadia “Ace” Jones has become a renowned car thief. Trained from a tender age, it’s the only life she’s ever known. Longing for a future that doesn’t hold the promise of prison, she makes the decision to go straight and earn an honest living.
But the Marchetti Organisation won’t accept her retirement, forcing her to complete a job so big it’s almost impossible. She’s on a tight deadline but an irritating biker dude keeps thwarting her attempts to deliver.
Kelly Daniels likes to tinker with bikes and cars. He’s content with operating the car restoration business he owns alongside his partners, until an annoying little thief manages to steal a Dodge Charger right out from under his nose.
He gets pulled into her treacherous scheme and they form an unlikely bond. When it becomes a race against the clock to pull off the heist of the century or end up behind bars, Ace and Kelly realise they have more to lose than their freedom—each other.

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My breath catches. This was only supposed to be about wild sex with a hot, irresistible man. I should have known. The moment he walked inside Fix I knew he was a paradox. A puzzle, one I played with, slowly fitting all the broken pieces together until the whole picture now sits before me, a picture so beautiful it steals my breath. “Kelly.” He watches me, his face close to mine. “You were never meant to get involved. It’s not your fight.” He draws back like I’ve slapped him the face. I fumble for his hand, grabbing it before he can withdraw any further. “It’s always been my fight. I don’t have friends. I don’t have boyfriends. I don’t sleep around. I’ve always kept people at arms-length because I don’t live a life where I can answer the kinds of questions they ask of me. Then you came along and I thought maybe this once it would be nice, real fucking nice to pretend I could have something beautiful for myself. Only you weren’t what I expected. You pissed me off. You made me laugh and you made me ache, and you made me want you so damn much. You did all that and now I can’t imagine how I lived a life without you in it. You give so much of yourself without even realising it. Even now you’re taking my fight and making it your own, and I hate myself for being so selfish and letting you.” Blog tour teaser .jpg

About the Author:
Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing. She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane. When she's not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

March 2018 FAVORITES


We really did not make the month of March a big deal for the blog--which should tell you a lot about the craziness of our lives. Why? Well, because March was our FIFTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Can you even believe it? Five years? FIVE YEARS. Five years we've written about novels and things. Five years we've tried things, failed at things, and seen this whole romance book blog thing change and morph in ways I don't know we could've predicted.

FIVE YEARS. Who would've thunk it? Our little blog may always be this little. We'll probably never blow up to Aestas or Vilma level readership. We'll forever be on the sidelines of the cool girl club (whatever that is) but we'll always be true to who we are.

So to those of you who are still hanging in there with us, thank you. We love all two of you :)

Now on the fun stuff:

We had some absolutely stunning reads last month. Let's take a look (and if something looks good, click on the cover and it'll take you to Amazon).


Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan-- Y'all. This novel will stick with you for months. It's intense and nuanced and will most definitely be on our 2018 list of favorites. For a look at how much love I had for this novel see our review.

The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle--This is one of my favorite rags to riches, Cinderella stories, ever. Karina Halle is always keeping us on our toes and it makes going blind into her novels so much fun. For more on why we enjoyed this one, check out our review.

Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid-- Need something on the lighter end of the reading spectrum? Want smart writing? Looking for inventive ways of using the f-word? We have the best novel for you and here's our review if you need more convincing.

To Have and To Hold by Ketley Allison-- Y'all. She's flying so below the radar right now and that has to change. Ketley Allison writes such great romantic suspense novels and we want you alllll to read them. The first chapter in this novel had me by the throat and then I couldn't put it down, as evidenced by our review.

Sinner by Sierra Simone-- I devour every Sierra Simone book that comes my way. EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. I willingly sacrifice sleep to her word sorcery--which should say a lot, if not everything. Need more intel? Our review is a gush-fest of love for Sinner.

And that concludes this snapshot of our March 2018 favorites. Happy reading, y'all!

COVERS REVEALED: The Mad Love Duet by Whitney Barbetti


 
Release Date: April 25, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo Credit: Max Eremine

 

Synopsis

 
Six wasn’t the hero I needed.
But he was the man I wanted. And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing. No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them. I was sick, but love didn’t heal me. Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes. Six was my first mistake, but he wouldn't be the last.

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Release Date: May 9, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo Credit: Alexander Kuzmin Photography
   

Synopsis

 
Six was always there, even when I didn’t want him.
But he couldn’t hold me together, and I couldn’t be his penance. Loss is a phantom limb. No one can see it, but the ache torments you in the night, distracts you during the day, and leaves you fragmented. I’m half a heart, half a soul, and nothing could cure the pieces he’d left behind. Losing him was safer than loving him. Because the love that kept us coming back again and again was nothing short of madness. But then, isn't mad love the most honest?  

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One of Five ARC's for Six Feet Under
 

About the Author

 
Whitney Barbetti is really, truly awful at writing in the third person, so we're just going to change this bio up a bit and write it as first person.
I am married with two boys. When I'm not changing diapers or cutting food into tiny bites, I escape to Starbucks for hours. My blood pressure actually drops the moment I walk in, hear the baristas call my name, and inhale the aroma of coffee beans. And I don't even like coffee. I love music and have a playlist for everything. Queen is my very favorite. I like watching creepy shows when I am home alone but then I instantly regret them once my mind starts breeding irrational fears. I try to channel my fears into my books as a way to cope. I have about 20 bacon things in my fridge.  

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REVIEW: The End Zone by L.J. Shen

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The End Zone, a sexy friends to lovers romance from L.J. Shen is available NOW!

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OUR REVIEW:

Shel: If you ordered the Team Player anthology then you may have read this novella. If you haven't read it, be ready for a bite sized read from LJ Shen that is filling and satisfying. Court: That is the perfect way to describe it. Her writing is always so spot on...and I really enjoyed everything about this book...and that love started with the cover! 

Shel: Sage and Jolie's friends to lovers romance is funny, sweet, sexy (um hello, it's LJ Shen!!) and had the right mix of angst. You'll not one to put it down until you're finished--and since it's a novella, you won't have too! Court: It really is the total package...a hint of drama that our characters work through like the young adults they are becoming...I really enjoyed that...because gosh I love the melodrama but it is nice when there is legitimate concerns and then legitimate adult behavior in answer to them....this all the while with a developed story with developed characters even though it is only novella length! I of course though wanted more! 

Shel: And bonus to all this?! An extended epilogue that's new to the novella aaaannnnd an extended epilogue to Vicious--one you WILL NOT want to miss as it gives hints of a brand new series that I'm dying to get my hands on! Court: I am salivating for that...and it is forever away! But you can bet your favorite panties I will be waiting for this one with bated breath because I CANNOT wait. The next generation is coming for us y'all...and it is going to be epic! 



Jolie Louis is a smart girl.
She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea.
He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of.
Sadly, it is also the very reason she can’t seem to stay away from him.
No, wait. That’s not fair. They’re also roommates, at least until May, when they graduate from college.
Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester.
She tells herself that she can handle it.
He’s just the boy she saved ten years ago, right?
Wrong. So very wrong.
He is a man now, and she is his captive
Heart, body, and soul…
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Excerpt from the Vicious extended epilogue:
Emilia
“Kneel.” There’s menace in this voice, and I grew to love the man who carries it like a loaded weapon. Every word is a sharp edge of a knife, sinking into my skin. Kneel. Sit. Open your mouth. Touch yourself. Repeat after me: Vicious, I’m yours. Most married couples fall into a blissful, albeit drowsy domestic routine of laundry, family dinners, and Netflix. Most married couples are not Vicious and me. We were different from the beginning. A yin and a yang, fighting over which color took more space, black or pink. We started out as enemies, and I think that, although we are still crazy in love, we will always be rivals on some level. We will always be passionate, and angry, and desperate. We will always be us. “I’m sorry, I don’t take orders from people who aren’t my boss,” I say coolly, dropping my funky, colorful bag at the door and erasing the distance between us in wide, confident steps. He is standing in front of me, his Armani suit impeccable, his raven hair slicked back, his icicle blue eyes devouring me in ways that make being eaten alive worth it. He scans the length of me, a slight sneer on his face. I’m still me, even so many years later. The tips of my light brown hair are still cherry-blossom pink. The soles of my shoes are yellow, for Christ’s sake. “That could be arranged, if you continue your sass.” “How is that going to work, Vicious? Are you going to re-employ me against my will?” For the past eighteen years, I’ve been managing my own gallery in L.A. A gallery he bought for me shortly before our engagement. I have a career, an income of my own. Truth is, he gave me a push, but the entire journey to where I am today was made by me, and only me, and he knows it. He cups my cheek, yanks me by the hem of my funky powder blue blouse with little suns into his body and leans down for a kiss. Our lips brush briefly, promising scattered clothes and ragged breaths, just as the door swings open and our son walks in. He slams the door behind him, his eyes still intently glued to his phone. Vaughn is a spitting image of his dad. So much so, that sometimes it scares me. At sixteen, he has the walk, talk, and air of Vicious when the latter was a senior in high school. Rangy, strong body, thick-fringed blue eyes, skin so fair he looks like he defies the sun, and cheekbones you could use as a sharp weapon. More than anything, he has that uniquely-pissed facial expression that tells you that he just doesn’t care. Not about your problems. Not about your feelings. And certainly not about what you think about him.
About L.J. Shen:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed. LJShen
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NEW: The Thief by Kate McCarthy

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The Thief by Kate McCarthy 
Release Date: April 4th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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After years of working in the family business, Arcadia “Ace” Jones has become a renowned car thief. Trained from a tender age, it’s the only life she’s ever known. Longing for a future that doesn’t hold the promise of prison, she makes the decision to go straight and earn an honest living.
But the Marchetti Organisation won’t accept her retirement, forcing her to complete a job so big it’s almost impossible. She’s on a tight deadline but an irritating biker dude keeps thwarting her attempts to deliver.
Kelly Daniels likes to tinker with bikes and cars. He’s content with operating the car restoration business he owns alongside his partners, until an annoying little thief manages to steal a Dodge Charger right out from under his nose.
He gets pulled into her treacherous scheme and they form an unlikely bond. When it becomes a race against the clock to pull off the heist of the century or end up behind bars, Ace and Kelly realise they have more to lose than their freedom—each other.

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About the Author:
Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing. She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane. When she's not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.
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Monday, April 2, 2018

LIFT4AUTISM

Every April it’s amazing to see the romance reading community rally around families living with Autism. A few years ago, authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan launched LIFT 4 Autism, the charitable initiative raising funds for ASD families during Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. With 1 in every 68 children diagnosed, Autism is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. Many of the therapies and services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It can be an expensive and difficult diagnosis to navigate.This year’s charitable partner, Kulture City, does incredible things for ASD families. Discover more about their programs at kulturecity.org.
HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?
1. Online Auction featuring many of your favorite romance authors! Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid (Must register to bid) The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28. Find the full Donor list here: lift4autism.com If you would like to donate book-ish items for auction, sign up here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Auction If you want to donate gift cards to the auction, please consider donating the amount of the gift card here instead. Thank you! 2. Make a financial donation to Kulture City through the LIFT Campaign. DONATE: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Give 3. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…) All proceeds to Kulture City. http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Tee Contact us at liftauction@gmail.com with questions.
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Friday, March 30, 2018

REVIEW: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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“Satisfying and soul-gripping!”

-- Lucy Score, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball, from Kennedy Ryan is LIVE!

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OUR REVIEW:

I think this book tried to kill me.
No joke.
I don't think I've felt my heart racing so hard in a very long time. And the cherry on top? I went to sleep at a critical point in the novel (hence the racing heart) and woke up the next morning with my heart still racing.

When my heart wasn't racing, it was raging.
The anger and horror and hurt?
It was intense. I was white knuckling my way through quite a portion of the reading and my white knuckles were a direct result from me wanting to reach into the words and hurt one particular character over and over again.

But this is Kennedy Ryan, right?
So when my heart wasn't racing or raging, it was full of hope and love.
With August, Kennedy made a man who was perfectly imperfect. He had all the reactions I'd want him to have or expect him to have. His restraint was laudable and when his emotions could not be contained, he handled things like I wanted him to handle things. Kennedy made a man that I could fall in love with over and over again.

And with Iris, Kennedy created a woman who was strong even when she didn't feel like she was. Her drive and ambition were so huge. Her personality felt huge. To see someone attempt to crush her to nothingness felt impossible. Infuriating. And I felt so helpless and angry and gahhhhhh. But her Phoenix-like rise was so rewarding and gratifying that it made the horror inflicted that much more rewarding and gratifying.

In every novel, Kennedy Ryan pushes my buttons. She asks me to think, reflect, question, observe. In the evolution of her writing, I thought she was at her strongest--what could top Grip?! I thought wrong. Long Shot just goes to show you that Kennedy Ryan is tackling impossibly challenging and nuanced issues and she's not going to hold anything back. Her writing is stronger than ever and has me wondering just what she's going to give me next. Hopefully, my heart will remain intact.

Synopsis
A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA...
Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.
Now there's a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, won't let me go.

“A raw, passionate, sexy, emotional rollercoaster."

-- Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

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About Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the SoulUSA Today and many othersThe founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline NewsMontel WilliamsNPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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