Friday, July 31, 2020

Shy's Review ~ Dark Secret by Avelyn Paige & Geri Glenn

Dark Secret (Black Hoods MC #2)Dark Secret by Avelyn Paige
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I still find myself very happy with the fact that I've been introduced to these two authors. Dark Secret was a really good second book in this series. I will admit that I liked book one a little better though.

The writing was still solid and the overall story for this second chance romance was good. But I did find myself feeling bad for the leading man Hashtag and I'm not sure that I would have been as in favor of his and leading lady Shelby's HEA if he didn't want it so much. After everything he'd been though, I just wanted him to be happy.

That being said though this was a story I easily got sucked into. It had a great pace to keep things moving along nicely and the ending was good. Especially that last chapter. It was a perfect setup for the next book and I'm really excited for that one.

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Shy's Review ~ The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely

The What If Guy (The Guys Who Got Away, #2)The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chalk up another fantastic read to Lauren Blakely. This one grabbed me from the very beginning and had me smiling to the very end.

I loved Logan and Bryn. Both had some common baggage in their past that made them leery of new relationships. But I loved their journey to their HEA. It was full of so much laughter, lots of steamy moments and a workplace romance written exceptionally well.

Plus the friendships were a huge plus. I'd already read and loved Oliver and Summer's story so I liked seeing them again in this one. And several other of the secondary characters got me excited for them to get their own books as well.

The cherry on top was the cats. If you've already read this then you know what I mean. If you haven't read it then you're in for a treat.

I highly recommend this story and I can't wait for more Lauren Blakely books.

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Erin's Review ~ Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series, #1)Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reid delivers a fun and un-put-downable mystery. The first book in Cletus and Jenn’s (a bit more than) cozy mystery series was captivating. I absolutely love these two. I have to be honest, there were quite a few laughs and a lot of swooning sighs. The mystery aspect was definitely intriguing. Reid created a very clever story line. I was excited to see how they’d put it all together. While I would say that this was a fun read, I would like to say that it’s not without substance. Not only do the stakes rise in relation to the mystery and the danger surrounding it, there are also many relationship issues being dealt with. I really enjoyed that mix, it created a depth I appreciated. For fans of the Winston Brothers Series, you’ll love more of Cletus and Jenn plus all the cameos from the rest of the crew. I am thrilled that this is the start of a new series, I can’t wait to see what these two get into next!

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#TEASER ~ Sicko by Amo Jones

  SICKO by Amo Jones Release Date: September 1st   

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Cover Reveal ~ The Devil Wears Black by L.J. Shen

They say keep your enemies close. But what if your enemy is also the man you love?

The Devil Wears Black, a second-chance romance about love, loss, finding yourself, and getting lost in the right person from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming March 9th 2021, and we have the beautiful cover!

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Blog Tour ~ Our Way by TL Swan

OUR WAY by TL Swan

Release Date: July 27, 2020
Cover Design: Hang Le
Model: Christian Hogue
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Nathan Mercer, the only man in my life.
Falling for him was never an option.

We met ten years ago, when we started at the same company on the same day.
With being new in town and nobody else to rely on, we quickly became friends.

And while Nathan went on to rule San Francisco, I’m still doing the same job with the same people.
We finish each other’s sentences, we spend Christmas together and he sleeps at my house more than his.
He’s beautiful.... beyond belief.
In another life, he’s probably my soul mate.

However, lately things have changed. He’s started looking at me differently.
His eyes drop to my lips as I speak.
His hugs are tighter…. longer.
Our fights are more passionate, his jealousy insane.

I know it’s all in my head….it has to be.

They say to never love someone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
I don't, to him I'm a queen.

But our story is complicated.
And as much as I love Nathan Mercer with all of my heart.
He’s the one man I can never have.


Blog Tour ~ Begin Again by Jennifer Probst

“There’s a reason Probst is the gold-standard in contemporary romance.” —Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author
Begin Again, a second chance romance standalone in the Stay series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst is available now!
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Release Blitz ~ Dark Secret by Avelyn Paige& Geri Glenn

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Series: Dark Protectors MC #2
Release Date: July 31, 2010
Cover Designer: Simply Defined Art

Blog Tour ~ #REVIEW ~ The What if Guy by Lauren Blakely

  THE WHAT IF GUY by Lauren Blakely 
Audio Release Date: July 21st 
eBook Release Date: July 24th   

  The What If Guy, an all-new sexy romantic comedy standalone by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely is NOW AVAILABLE! 
THE WHAT IF GUY is a sexy single dad standalone romance you can escape into!   
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Cover Reveal ~ Forbidden by Amanda Leigh

FORBIDDEN by Amanda Leigh is releasing on August 16th!

Add it to your TBR!

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Blitz ~ Finding Home on Winslow Island by Chrissy Elliot

Title: Finding Home on Winslow Island
Series: Winslow Island #1
Author: Chrissy Elliot
Genre: Sweet Small-Town Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2020

Blog Tour ~ Beautiful Nightmare Series by L.C. Son

 This week we’re celebrating the Beautiful Nightmare Series by L.C. Son featuring three short stories: With Hearts Like Fire, With Clipped Wings of Butterflies and I AM NO WITCH!

Enter to #win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Series Blitz ~ Soulmates - Sexiness and Secrets Series by Jessika Klide

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Author: Jessika Klide
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Blog Tour ~ It's Our Secret by Willow Winters

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In a single day, it all changed, and there’s no way to take it back.
It’s Our Secret, a captivating and unforgettable romantic suspense standalone from Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Willow Winters, is available now!

Release Blitz ~When the Time is Right by Aly Martinez and M. Mabie

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I will always be here for you. There isn’t a world that exists where I’m not gonna be around for you.

When the Time is Right, an all-new friends to lovers standalone from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez and M. Mabie is available now!

Blog Tour ~ More Than Dare You by Shayla Black

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When her past collides with my desired future, can I risk everything and dare Masey to stay with me forever?
More Than Dare You, an all-new must-read single dad romance with all the heat from New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black, is available now!

Release Blitz ~ The Right Guy by Liz Lovelock

Title: The Right Guy
Series: My Guy #4
Author: Liz Lovelock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2020

Release Blitz ~ The Shrink by Sophia Karlson

Title: The Shrink
Series: Love Nests #2
Author: Sophia Karlson
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2020

Cover Reveal ~ Hearts Don't Lie by Sutton Bishop

Title: Hearts Don't Lie
Series: PiƱon Ridge
Author: Sutton Bishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2020
Cover Design: Taylor Sullivan, Imagination UnCOVERED

Blog Tour ~ Hot and Bothered by Erika Wilde

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He’s finally met his match . . .
Hot and Bothered, an all-new, steamy, must-read contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Erika Wilde, is available now!

Blog Tour ~ Hate Thy Neighbor by SM Soto

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Hate was all there was to their relationship. At the very least, that’s what she tried to tell herself.

Hate Thy Neighbor, a sexy and LOL enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy from S.M. Soto, is available now!

Blog Tour ~ #REVIEW ~ Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage, an all-new quirky and swoon-worthy romantic comedy featuring fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Erin's Review ~ Can't Fight It by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

Can't Fight It (Fair Lakes, #3)Can't Fight It by Kaylee Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Black and Ryan team up again to deliver Colton’s story, in Can’t Fight It. I absolutely loved the sweet romance and the build of the relationship between Colt and Hollis. From the minute they laid eyes on one another, you could sense the spark between these two. Their lives blended so well and in such a natural way, it was easy to get wrapped up in. All the while as they are growing closer, we know that Hollis is holding something back. Her secrets create a sense of unease and danger. I was intrigued as to what they could be and what it would mean for them and everything they were building. The only thing I felt took away from the story for me was the underwhelming way in which the mystery was wrapped up, otherwise, I was completely in love with these two, or should I say three, and their story. I didn’t want the book to end.

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Book Blitz ~ Dark Energy by Addison Brae

Dark Energy (Return to Becker Circle) is a stand-alone sequel to Becker Circle
Romantic Suspense; Adult/New Adult
 Date Published: June 10, 2020
Publisher:  Tirgearr Publishing

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Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend…until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

99c Sale ~ Flame Series Boxed Set by Daniella Brodsky

★★★ 99¢ SALE ★★★
The FLAME SERIES BOX SET, Books #1 & #2 by Daniella Brodsky is on sale for just 99¢ July 25th - 30th (Amazon US/UK ONLY)!!!

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From Amazon bestselling author Daniella Brodsky comes a delicious box set of two full-length novels from the Flame Series, full to the hilt with steamy second-chance romance and alphas so hot you’ll need to turn up the air-con.

These swoony romances will introduce you to:
One smoldering Aussie alpha soldier, one smokin’ Hawaiian-Irish ex-boyfriend who’s hotter than ever, and a Billionaire Aussie who can melt panties in a single glance. Now grab that cold drink and prep yourself for three hot reads.

Book One: Keep Calm and Perfect Your Smolder
When my girlfriend’s best friend turns out to be my ex, the love of my life, I know the fates have aligned: I have to get her back. I have to show her that she was the path I should have chosen all those years ago.

Book Two: Aloha Old Flame
I did the right thing convincing Emma to sever her small-town tie to the island that would only drag her back. I knew her move to Paris would break our hearts, but she was off to bigger and better things and damn if I was going to be the one to stand in her way. Back then, I was sure eventually, I’d meet someone else, the way people always did when they got older. We were just kids, and I was cocky. How could I not be with the way girls were literally lining up for me? And for years, I’d convinced myself I was the hero in all this, until I couldn’t convince myself any longer.

*This box set contains two full-length romances with guaranteed HEAs. The Flame Series books have some crossover characters but can be read in any order and have no cliffhangers.

Author Feature ~ Never Let Go ~ Alessandra Torre

Top Shelf Romance is bringing you the best modern classics of romance in Collection #6, NEVER LET GO, featuring FOUR bestselling books from authors: Kandi Steiner, Ella James, Tijan, and Alessandra Torre! Never Let Go will be releasing on August 4th!    

Every mood has its book.⁣ When you crave something exceptional, exciting and enchanting, Top Shelf Romance promises this and more.⁣ 

Book Tour ~ Love in Motion by Angela K. Parker

Title: Love in Motion
Author: Angela K. Parker
Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Cover Design: Angela K. Parker

Release Blitz ~ Book of Love by Nina Lindsey

Title: Book of Love
Series: Bliss Cove #5
Author: Nina Lindsey
Genre: Spicy Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2020

Release Blitz ~ Violence by Lily White

Title: Violence
Series: Antihero Inferno #3
Author: Lily White
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 29, 2020

Cover Reveal ~ Protecting Anna by Julia Jarrett

Title: Protecting Anna
Series: A Lucky Strike Lovers Novel
Author: Julia Jarrett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2020
Cover Design: J.M Walker of Just Write Creations

Blog Tour ~ Breaking News by Ella Frank

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Breaking News, an emotional romance with lots of sexiness by USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank is available now!

Pre-Order ~ Focus by Naomi Charles

Title: Focus
Series: Focus Series Book 1
Author: Naomi Charles
Genre: YA/NA Crossover Thriller
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Cover Design: Tatum Gargiulo