Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen



This novel was exactly the type of fun I was looking for this weekend. Being new to the various universes of Sarina Bowen and her hockey players, I wasn't sure if I'd feel lost without any of the context but I'm happy to report to other who may also be new to her, that I followed along without ever needing the cliff's notes version of who was whom or how they were related to someone else. The backstories were seamlessly woven into the narrative and never superfluous. 

As far as the story of Alex and Eric go, I loved how their story was sweet, sexy, and playful. Both of them had interesting storylines separate of each other that complimented what was going on and eventually merged into a story less of who they were separately and becoming one of who they were together. I thought they were amusing and interesting characters and I'm 100% intrigued about the larger series and where the characters of The Company will take me next. Reading about a world that seems so far removed from me and yet has implications for us all (big tech, privacy, hacking) had me hooked and I'm very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Not being familiar with Bowen's other books, I wonder if this is a bridge book and we'll see fewer hockey players and more bad ass security people? Either way, I'm here for it!

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I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.
Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.
But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.
So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?
It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Expect: a growly hero, a lady boss with no time for his attitude, and a war of wills and hormones. Bonus: a hunk wearing a baby in a sling.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Cover Reveal: Iron Crowne by C.D. Reiss

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“Stop pretending everything you hate isn’t everything you want.”

Iron Crowne, an all-new white-hot, enemies to lovers standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, is coming November 15th and we have the gorgeous cover!

Byron Crowne is a charming liar and a gorgeous monster.
I detest him.
I can't resist him.
He’s awakened desires I didn’t know I had.
When he touches me, I need to fight him . . . and I need him to win.
Our one night stand bruises my skin and leaves dents in the walls, but the sheets aren't the only thing we shred that night.
And suddenly, the stakes are higher than ever.
Olivia Monroe lights a fire in me that died a long time ago.
I’m a different man when I’m with her. I need to own her, take her, mark her as mine.
Everything changes when she might be pregnant and for the first time in my life . . . I’m powerless against this stubborn, untamable woman.
She’s the one in control and I have an impossible job:
Prove I’m worthy to be a father.
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“I think,” he said. “Down deep, where your hunger meets your heart, you want to be dominated. You want to submit your pleasure to me. So. Show me.”
The flash of sensation tingled between my thighs with such power my eyelids fluttered. His voice was a sparking fuse that ended between my legs.
“I hate you,” I whispered.
“I know.”
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About CD Reiss
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine. CDReiss.jpg
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REVIEW: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment Weekly) My Favorite Half-Night Stand comes a modern love story about what happens when your first love reenters your life when you least expect it…

Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.

During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.

Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

With Christina Lauren’s signature “beautifully written and remarkably compelling” (Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author) prose and perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, Twice in a Blue Moon is an unforgettable and moving novel of young love and second chances.


Shel: I'm convinced that the writing duo of Christina Lauren can do it all. They can write the best smut, the funniest romcoms, and heartfelt contemporary romance--which is what I would consider Twice in a Blue Moon. Court: Absolutely true. I have come to find too that they write well plotted stories that give us something different every time. You can see their dedication to their characters and I for one appreciate the heck out of that.

Shel: As noted in the synopsis Sam and Tate meet on a vacation overseas, fall in love, suffer through a betrayal, and reunite 14 years later. About a third of this novel is dedicated to really getting you in the headspace of Tate when she first meets Sam, which is really helpful. You get to know her and her hesitancy about revealing the backstory of her life and then you get to really understand why in the world she would trust a virtual stranger with her secrets. (I mean wtf, right?! but then you totally get it because SAM. Sam the man). And then you really understand why the betrayal of trust cuts so deep. Court: Their journey is very unique and it just about squeezed my heart until it popped, but I really appreciated the lead up and backstory. I fell in love with them while they fell in love. It was a delight for us to read.

Shel: Fast forward 14 years and many successes later and Sam and Tate find themselves in the same location again. And it's nuts. The hurt. The shock. The curiosity. The hurt!!! Poor Tate tried so hard to harden her heart against Sam but the universe said nope...and thank god it did because Sam and Tate really needed to be together. Her resistance was futile, I mean she's only human, but I loved her resistance (totally justified) and yet I appreciated her decision to hear him out. Upon hearing him out, things change, I swoon, and more nefarious things happen...and then we get the HEA and then I, of course, kept hitting the swipe to read more and it was over and I was totally ready for at least 2 more chapters of HEA and fun-ness with Charlie and Nick and Marco (btw, the secondary characters were A+/100). Court: For real. I really was in shock, and then I as much as I tried to savor the pages I just had to keep going faster and faster to find out what was going to happen next! I really enjoyed the characters too, and I always enjoy the world this is set in but as usual I wanted to smack a few people around a bit to get my way...I mean, low key some people just suck don't they? Anyways...enough of the violence, but these are the parts that Christina Lauren absolutely slayed us and we love them for it. 

Shel: So here I am now, totally happy with how the story of Sam and Tate unfolded and somehow still wanting more, go figure. Twice in a Blue Moon is a great addition to your Christina Lauren library--go grab it! Court: Agreed. We really, really enjoyed this book and hope you will TOO! Buy it below: 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

REVIEW: The Wallace Girl by Eliot Scott

The Wallace Girl by Eliot Scott is LIVE and on sale for #99cents! Grab yours today! Don't forget to pre-order The Sinclair Heir!


Falcon Crest or Dallas anyone? Am I dating myself with those references? Bueller? Bueller?! ANYONE? 
Well if you're unfamiliar with those nighttime soaps then you missed out on some prime time intrigue with your grandma, at least that's how I remember it. But never fear, Eliot Scott will give you an idea of the scandal, drama, lust, and love that harkens back to those old soaps. 

The Wallace Girl will draw you in with its tale of young love, tons of family drama and secrets, and some cruel and vicious villians. It's a story told from both Alex and Jojo in both present day and from their high school days and you just cannot help but wonder what's going to happen next, when more secrets will be spilled, and how they'll get out of the seemingly terrible limbo they're in right now.

I'm absolutely certain more secrets, lies, deceits, and hardships are coming before we get the HEA I really really want for these two. And luckily for us all, the wait won't be long at all! In the meantime, cue up some of those old nighttime soaps and cue the drama!


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The Feud Series: The Wallace Girl & The Sinclair Heir
A steamy adult romance saga
By Eliot Scott
(Eliot Scott is the writing duo of bestselling authors Anne MacFarlane-Eliot and Ginger Scott)

* The Feud Series is an adult/coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance and contains mature themes not suitable for readers under 18*

A hate that spans generations.
A brutal fight over who owns the land, who controls the water, and who can destroy the most lives.
A love doomed from its very beginning.

When Alex Sinclair first spots JoJo Wallace on the shores of his favorite lake, he doesn’t know about his family’s sordid past and how it weaves in and out of the Wallace line. He doesn’t know that she’s the girl who will own his heart completely. And he can’t imagine the torture he’ll be forced to put her through and the poison he’ll unleash.

She’s a spitfire soul with wild auburn hair—a girl that will haunt his dreams and rule his future. He’ll do unspeakable things, and the consequences will have the power to end a century-long feud.

To end her.

But JoJo was born just a little different than the other Wallace men and women. She was born to love big and see all that’s good—the good in Alex. And when she comes back to take what’s hers in the wake of Alex’s father’s death, she’s no longer the innocent, na├»ve girl the Sinclairs
have long underestimated. She’s a fighter.

And she isn’t leaving until she ends it all—for good.

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Find Anne Eliot at https://www.anneeliot.com/
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Friday, October 11, 2019

REVIEW: Getting Played by Emma Chase

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Getting Played by Emma Chase
Release Date: October 8, 2019


Shel: Let me tell you about reading Emma Chase novels.

Shel: You pick one up with enough time to read a chapter and it's never enough time, ever. So then you find yourself trying to negotiate with your schedule to see if there's any way possible that you can ignore everything in your life until you can get to the end. You're reading at every moment, sneak reading when you should be working, and putting off today what you can do tomorrow to get back to the book and to the HEA that you know is coming. Court: That is an 100% accurate description of how my day reading this book went! 

Shel: This is my experience with every Emma Chase novel and since it had been a while since I've read her, I foolishly thought I'd be able to dole the reading out this time. HAHAHAH. Nope. Getting Played is addictive and impossible to put down. Lainey and Dean's story is heartwarming, sexy, fun, and funny. It includes many of my favorite things--unexpected surprises, moments that'll make you laugh until you shake the bed, characters you actually would like to be friends with, and an oh shit moment that sucks but isn't drawn out too long, and secondary characters we've met before and are so happy to see again. Court: YES! I really liked all of the twists and turns that was their journey in this story. I liked their characters and had fun in both of their heads. I too am ashamed to admit it has been way too long since I've devoured her books, and I have to say I regret it. I need to find out if there's been anything I've missed out on because Emma Chase books are such a joy to read every single time. 

Shel: I love this couple and this cast of characters and I am hoping against hope that we get more stories from this crew. Court: I am too. Even if it is in the form of Grams and the Widower Anderson, I'll take it... ;) lol! 

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Getting Played, a magnificent new romance by New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase.
Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent—spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love-life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh-so easy.
Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down.
One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all—their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked-up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together.
What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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I find Lainey in the living room—standing on a ladder, with those long, toned legs peeking out from itty bitty cotton black shorts and a power drill in her hand, while Bruce Springsteen sings “I’m Goin’ Down” from a speaker in the corner. And, dear God—the things I could do to her on that ladder. Wonderful, filthy things that instantly make my heart pound and my cock throb. She’s the perfect height for me to just walk over there and put my mouth between her legs. I picture it, see it in my mind—the way she’d grip my hair and pant my name, arch her back and writhe against my face . . . But then I catch sight of the small bump of her stomach, and reality smacks me in the head. I think about the baby—and how making Lainey lose her mind three feet off the ground wouldn’t be the safest option. My protective instinct overrides the desire to get freaky on the ladder. “Hey, Dean.” She sets the drill on the ledge and picks up a beeping light green rectangle, running it along the wall. “What are you doing up there?” I ask. I don’t have a decorative bone in my body, but the room looks good—with light gray walls and navy corduroy covered couches, reclaimed wood tables and a dozen different-sized candles filling the white-washed brick fireplace. It’s clean and simple but warm, the kind of place you’d look forward to coming back to every day. “I’m going to hang up those boards.” Lainey gestures to three square planks, with ornamental arrows burned black into the wood. “I just want to make sure this stud-finder works.” “If you’re looking for a stud,” I wink, “I’m standing right in front of you.” “Ha-ha. I’ll keep that in mind.” She turns back to the wall, reaching up over her head and stretching onto her tippy toes on the narrow step. I move under the ladder to catch her if she goes ass over end, and a stab of terror slices through me at the thought that Lainey would still be doing this if I wasn’t here. Alone. Without Jason even in the room in case something went terribly wrong. What the hell is up with that? “I read that you’re not supposed to reach above your head when you’re pregnant.” “That’s just an old wives’ tale.” I wrap my hands around her hips, holding her steady. “Maybe the old wives knew what they were talking about. Come on, come down.” Slowly, Lainey lowers her arms and turns in my hands. I lift her off the ladder by her hips, tilting my head back and holding her above me for a moment, before sliding her slowly down. And the feel of her softness rubbing against me, the friction—it’s fantastic. When her feet are on the ground, I dip my head and our faces are just millimeters apart. Close enough to count the sprinkle of cute, light freckles that dust the bridge of her nose. “That’s better,” I say softly, taking the stud-finder out of her hands. “I’ll do it.” “Okay.” Lainey’s tongue peeks out, wetting her bottom lip. “Thanks.” Like I said . . . fucking killing me.
About Emma:
New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.
Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
Connect with Emma:
You can find Emma at https://authoremmachase.com
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