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The Wright Mistake by K.A. Linde Review Blitz

 

 

 

A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.

 

 

 

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The Wright Mistake is a standalone enemies to lovers romance but it’s also part of Wright brother series, The Wright Brother and The Wright Boss.  All can be read as standalone but I think I would have enjoyed this one more had I read the other two first as we got to see quite a bit of those characters from those books in this one.  With that said I didn’t feel lost or missing information, I just think I would have enjoyed getting to see more of characters I had already read about.

 

Julia and Austin have a past, once that didn’t end well.  Now two years later Julia is fresh off a break up and after some convincing, has decided to give Austin a second chance.  Second time around it’s not only the past that is causing issues for them, Austin’s drinking is something Julia is not willing to accept.

 

I must say this one is much more emotional and at times deeper than I expected and did leave me sitting on the edge of my seat at one point.  Writing about it , let alone living with addiction can’t be easy but this author did a really great job of truly showing the struggles for those with addiction issues as well as those that love them.  I was also pleased that the author didn’t tread lightly on the topic and followed the story through to the end when it came to Austin and his addiction to alcohol.

 

Both Julia and Austin’s characters were great, I enjoyed the dynamic the author built between them.  Although there were times I wished I could have seen more from their connection as I didn’t always fully feel  it.  At times I felt that in the beginning things were rushed with how their relationship progressed and would have loved to see the pace a little slower to totally feel the transition from enemies to lovers once again.

 

Overall this one was definitely a mix of a little bit of everything.  It was heartbreaking and emotional but also sweet and fun and totally hot.  I agree that this one can be read as a standalone but wished that I have read the first two before reading this one, I think I would have had a better feel for their characters and their story having already met them and would have had better appreciation of the other characters that were in the first two books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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My Dark Knight (Kings Of Hell MC #2) by K.A. Merikan Release Blitz & Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Love or hate. Life or death. No inbetween. No compromise. No rules in love and war.


Knight. Party monster. Handsome Savage. Doesn’t do monogamy.


Elliot. Obsessive. Intense. Uncompromising.


Newly single, Knight is done with relationships. All he’s interested in is bringing down The Count, an Internet personality who is tarnishing his family name. An opportunity to crush him comes when the audacious clown shows up at the Kings of Hell MC clubhouse to film for his YouTube channel. But when Knight meets Elliot, the man behind The Count, he no longer knows what to do with him.


Knight has never seen a more pathetic creature than Elliot. He’s also never met anyone who needed him more. Skinny, messed up, and a bucket of trouble as thick as tar, everything Elliot does seems to be a wordless death wish. No matter how much Knight hates Elliot’s alter ego, under the makeup and theatrics hides a fragile young guy with a passion for history, and Knight can’t help but catch Elliot every time he falls.



Elliot has bad taste in men. Always hopelessly attracted to violent brutes, his favorite is a long dead serial killer. But he gets more than he’s bargained for when he seizes an opportunity to meet the man of his dreams. The ghost is manipulative and dangerous, offering Elliot all he’s always wanted, for a price he can’t possibly pay.


Elliot is faced with an impossible choice between two men.


One alive, one dead.


One carnal and honest, one drizzling sweet, poisoned promises into his ear.


One unwilling to commit, the other promising an eternity together.


And Elliot doesn’t settle for half-measures. He craves a love that is all or nothing, passion that will consume him, and desire to burn him alive.


Elliot is ready to either get that, or die trying.


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Themes: enemies to lovers, protector, cruelty, motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, tattoos, impossible choices, deception, crime, self-discovery, healing, black magic, gothic, commitment, ghosts, possession

 

 

 

 

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K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.


K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.

 

 

 

 

Under The Boardwalk by Felice Stevens Release Blitz

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Under the Boardwalk an all-new, heart-warming MM romance by Felice Stevens is LIVE!

 

 

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Under the Boardwalk
by Felice Stevens
Publication Date: August 10th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

 

 

Beneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied:

All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be the time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance.

Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever.

It’s a season of discovery for both men who learn to dig deep within their heads and hearts to decide whether secrets old and new should remain buried, or if love is too important to keep hidden under the boardwalk.

 

 

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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Hear Me Out by Lila Rose Review Tour

 

 

 

Title: Hear Me Out
Series: Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter #5
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: M/M MC Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Fear keeps the truth away from his brothers. Fear and pain keeps him away from the man he loves.
Hawks MC member Maddox “Beast” Lawson had a difficult time growing up. Tired of being ridiculed because of his effed-up brain-to-mouth connection, it was easier to say nothing at all. Living in silence worked out just fine until that b*tch called Fate took his hearing, not only that, but she also threw him into the arms of the man who refuses to acknowledge that one hot night they shared.

Jay Conger, Knife to his brothers, loves pussy. Licking, fingering, screwing, he’ll take it any way it’s offered. After one surprising night with Beast, to say he’s freaked out is an understatement. Hell, even bananas have taken on a new meaning, and thinking about a certain someone’s body is too much. Unable to think straight, Knife is at an impasse, not only with his traitorous desire but with his heart.

Both lives are going to change. Only will it be for the better?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I should start off by saying that Lila Rose is a new to me author. When I came across the blurb and this cover I immediately became interested. I realize I’m pretty late to the party since I’m jumping into this series 5 books in but I’m really happy that I dove in, late or not.

 

The writing was flawless, easy to follow and the storyline was engaging. I really enjoyed the journey Lila took me on.  My only real complaint is that I wish I had started this series from the beginning.  There are so many characters that come into play and they all have interesting qualities that I really want to explore more and get to know better. So I’m definitely going to be going back and read the previous books.

 

Hear Me Out is Knife and Beast’s story. Being that these men are part of a MC we get to see that aspect of their lives. The way they live their lives, their attitudes, how they conduct business and the overall brotherhood that goes on within the story is what I love when it comes to biker books. Even though this isn’t heavy on the MC world we get bits and pieces.  Lila throws in a few twists within this story that really grounded these characters where they came across as real and very likeable. 

 

Beast and Knife’s lives are turned up on their heads. Dealing with the fallout of a night that changed everything between them isn’t the only thing that these men have to face. When every aspect of how you lived your life is suddenly altered these two guys are forced to really figure out how they move forward. Not only do they have to learn how to deal with these new situations they find themselves in but also how to move forward with their feelings.

 

I really loved how Lila didn’t make things easy for these guys. Nothing was easy, their friendship was tested and their relationship took time. Jealousy, confusion, desire and need are some pretty powerful factors that ultimately lead to what is one explosive coupling. If I wasn’t smiling because of how cute these guys were I was laughing at some of their antics.  Once they got on the same page and realized what they both really wanted the pages just sizzled.

 

Even though this book can be read as a standalone I really wish I had started from the beginning. So even though I’d recommend this book, I’d really encourage new readers to this series to start from the beginning.

 

 

Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.

 

Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.
She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal.

 

 

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No one wants Mr Nice Guy
 
A surprise marriage proposal from her perfectly nice Rugby playing boyfriend, Rick, has Ivy Cooper heading for the hills. She isn’t looking for a comfortable future, she wants something more, something that will make her heart race.
 
And her heart only beats harder when she’s with Jack her playboy boss. While Rick’s comfort is cosy, Jack’s protection makes her feel like she’s in a fortress…and his style of sex…well, it’s like nothing she’s ever experienced before…

 

 

 

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When the clock hit two, everyone started packing up. Emma knocked on Jack’s office door. When she opened it, she asked, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to come for a drink?’

I didn’t hear what he said, but it was obviously a reiteration of no.

‘Have a good Christmas,’ Emma concluded.

She stopped at my desk then. I hadn’t stopped working; I wasn’t in the mood for a rowdy pub on Christmas Eve. ‘Are you not coming either, Ivy?’

‘No, I don’t feel like it.’ Emma knew all my troubles, she was my direct manager, and she’d been good about everything – she’d given me time off to look for somewhere to live after my life had crash-landed, and the place I’d found had actually been one she’d spotted advertised on Gumtree.

‘You’re sure?’

‘Yes.’ It wasn’t only the crowds, I wouldn’t be able to stand the Christmas music; Christmas was not happening for me this year and I didn’t need reminders of what I was missing out on. It was depressing and I was trying to leave my depression behind.

‘I don’t like leaving you here.’

‘I’m alright, honest.’

‘Why don’t you go home?’

Because there was no one and nothing to go home for. ‘No. I want to finish up what I’m doing on this account. I’ll use the creativity room while it’s quiet and try and generate some ideas before I pack up.’ I looked back at my computer and clicked on print, then stood up.

‘Well, if you want to come down to the pub later, text me, to check we haven’t moved on somewhere, and if you need me over the Christmas break you can call.’

‘That’s really kind, but I’ll be okay. Have a good time.’

‘Take care.’

When she went over to get her coat, I collected the printout of the mind map I’d done and then walked to the door with everyone. They were smiling and laughing, and they talked excitedly. Christmas had an atmosphere that was different to any other holiday; everyone was jollier – using the Christmas word. But there were the gifts, decorations and feasting to look forward to. I wasn’t doing any of those things this year. I was going to sit alone in my room and dine on baked beans on toast. I wasn’t very good at cooking for one. Rick had been the homemaker, not me.

A couple of the guys air-kissed me at the door and I hugged Tina and Mary, and wished them all a good time, and a Happy New Year, because this was it until the 2nd of January; we were finishing up for the whole period between Christmas and New Year.  

So as of…. Now. When the door shut. I was on my own.

I walked into the creativity room. It was four walls of blue-sky posters that you could write on and then wipe clean. ‘To encourage blue-sky thinking,’ that was Jack. Emma was the organiser, planner and manager out of the two of them and Jack was the off-the-wall ideas and sales man. He did most of the client work; Emma managed the office and the accounts. The things Jack would find boring.

‘Right. Forget them, forget what time of year it is, I am going to do this. Come on, brain, give me some inspiration.’

I wrote up all the key things I’d thought of so far, then I used the computer in the room to Google relevant images and printed them off and stuck them up against all the facts and inspirations. As the images began to build, I started to think I was getting somewhere, that any moment the idea was going to come, but then suddenly the door opened.

‘What are you doing in here?’

I jumped. ‘Oh, God, you scared me.’

Jack stepped into the room. ‘Ivy, why aren’t you at the pub? I was just about to put the alarm on and lock up when I saw the light on in here. I nearly locked you in for the holidays.’

‘I didn’t want to go to the pub either. I’ve been working on an idea for the Berkeley account.’

‘I can see that.’ He glanced up at the wall. ‘But it’s Christmas; they aren’t going to do anything with it until the New Year and anyway I’m going now so you’re going to have to leave too.’

I picked up all the stuff I’d been working on, but left everything I’d put up on the walls. He stepped back and let me walk out. Then he knocked off the light, shut the door behind us and followed me.

I went over to my desk. The light was out in his office and his coat was in a heap on the desk next to mine.

‘I shut your computer down. I thought you’d gone and been sloppy and left everything out.’

I poked my tongue out at him as he dropped into the chair before the desk next to mine. One ankle lifted to settle on his opposite knee as he sprawled back in the chair, watching me.

I put everything down on my desk and then opened the drawer in the pedestal.

His skinny black trousers hugged the muscular definition in his legs as he leaned back in that cool, nonchalant pose.

He picked up a pen that had been lying on the desk tapped one end of it, twisted it over with his fingers and then tapped the other end, and kept on turning it and tapping it in an absentminded way as I shoved all my work into the drawer.

‘So what are you doing for the holidays?’

‘Nothing.’ I locked my drawer, then looked at him.

‘Me neither. Have you got anyone to go and visit, or anyone coming to you?’

‘No. I’m all alone.’ I gave him an awkward smile as I straightened up, ready to go. He didn’t make a move to get up.

‘Me too.’

His blue eyes looked at me and his fingers stopped turning the pen, then lifted to brush his black hair off his brow. There was that tug and my tummy did a dozen backflips like it had taken on a tumbling act.

‘You know, Ivy, we needn’t spend the holiday alone.’

Shit. What was coming?

‘We could spend it together, if you want?’ 

 

 

 

 

 This is my first time reading a book by this author so I wasn’t familiar with her writing style before I started.   I enjoyed getting both Jack and Ivy’s POV because these are some unlikable characters so having that helped me into getting to know them and understanding where they came from.

 

Ivy is very frustrating at times. At times she was naive and selfish and at other times she was strong.  For some reason she couldn’t see a future with her boyfriend of 6 years and out of the blue breaks up with him.  I’m going to say Jack has a really bad rep, he’s depicted as a playboy but he’s far from that.  These two decide to spend the Christmas break together which leads to hot and heavy sex for the entire week.   However, I enjoyed how the vacation wasn’t only sex filled but that they also spent time getting to know one another.

 

When their time is over they agree to go back to normal lives and back to their every day rolls of normal boss and employee.  Jack comes off as cold hearted and Ivy is hurt that he can act unaffected especially after that week they’ve spent together.  This is where getting both POV’S came in handy.  Jack is trying to do the right thing, he’s trying to compartmentalize his feelings for Ivy.  This is something new for him and he has a lot going on his life.  Instead of Ivy being mature she seeks comfort in the man she wants no future with.  She doesn’t want to hear or understand how Jacks feelings and goes from 0 to 100.

 

I knew what was going on with the twist that the author added in this story, so for me it took away from the suspenseful feeling.  However watching the relationship developed between Jack and Ivy unfold was a bonus.  Yes it started as sex but their relationship develops over months and each make mistakes. 

For me there were certain parts jumped around at some points and I found it hard to  to keep up, but overall I really liked the premise. I will be looking into other things from this author in the future. 

 

 
 
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Jane began her first novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write. Now Jane has been shortlisted for three reader awards, and become a bestselling author in the UK and the USA.
 

 

 

 

 
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Dirty Deeds (Dirty #1) by HelenKay Dimon **Josie’s Review **

 

 

No dirty deed goes unnoticed in a seductive game of cat and mouse. But for Alec and Gaige, the wrong move could get them killed.

Alec Drummond didn’t make his billions by playing nice—or by playing much at all. When it comes to pleasure, Alec only has time for whatever’s quick and easy, which is exactly what he gets from his company’s hot new computer genius. But Gaige Owens isn’t some pushover. He pushes back, and it’s giving Alec a rush. The question is, could Gaige be the one who’s leaking trade secrets? Just to be safe, Alec keeps him close at hand . . . night and day.

Gaige never thought he’d roll over for a man like Alec again, but who could resist sex this mind-blowing? Then there’s the draw of Alec’s mysterious side: his cutthroat ambition, his covert CIA connections, and the murder in his past. For Gaige, a deeper look proves an irresistible temptation. But when Gaige and Alec are stripped of their defenses by an unseen danger, everything they don’t know could bring them closer together—or tear them apart. Only one thing is certain: Before it’s all over, someone’s going down.

 

 

 

 

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Dirty Deeds is the first book in the Dirty #1 series and it’s a follow up to the Tough Love Series.  There are some characters that appear in this book, but its not necessary to read the Tough Love Series.  I’m familiar with this authors writing style and I happen to really enjoy it but I have to admit this one started our a little rough for me. I felt lost in the first couple of chapters and had a hard time piecing things together. I’m glad I stuck to it because after a while things started to piece together and everything started to make sense.

 

Alec and Gaiges’s characters made the story for me.  The characters were both strong players and very developed.  There was an immediate connection that pulled me to both men.  Their shared a banter that added a bit of tension in the air.  The sex was good but the banter between Gaige and Alec was actually steamy and quite a turn on.

I got a tad confused with the whole Doomsday and the whole seed thing, not sure if it was needed.  Vaults (though the fact that it’s a real thing is super cool).  The air of  mystery, suspense  and danger was intense and laid out perfectly.  There is a part in the story where one of the characters mentions a kink he had but I found there wasn’t a lot of emphasis on that kink other than this one time. It didn’t take away from the sex but I wished that would have been explored a little more.

 

Overall Dirty Deeds was a great start to this new series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

 

 

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HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a divorce attorney—not the usual career transition. Now she writes full-time and she’s much happier. The author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and short stories that have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, she’s on the board of directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and Mira Costa College.

  

 

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Blue Balls by RC Boldt Release Blitz & Review

 

 

 

 

 
 
Title: Blue Balls
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 8, 2017

 

 
 
 
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What happens when the universe gets in the way of your “follow through”?


BLUE BALLS
Truth: A painful condition caused by a prolonged state of sexual arousal without release. 
Myth: Only affects males.
SARAH
I’m beyond frustrated with the man who’s left me high and very far from dry. Multiple times. But, somehow, even though I’m not interested
in a relationship, Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome keeps me coming back for more—one crazy, sexual debacle after the next.
Come hell or high water, the stars will align, and the release will be out of this world.  

JACK I’m captivated with the woman who’s left me sixty-nine shades of blue, and she’s only in this for one thing. The first time, I blew it—and not in the good way—but I’m going to ensure we finally see it through. I need to put an end to this “plague” of sexual calamities and prove to Sarah that we can have more.

It’s time to grab the universe by the balls and show it who’s boss.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Even though this book is a standalone the main characters and the supporting characters in this book were in the author’s last romantic comedy, Clam Jam. I loved Clam Jam and was super excited to get my hands on this one.

 

The chemistry between Sarah and Jack was great and the back and forth banter was pretty funny but there was a few times I wanted to shake Sarah and tell her to just open her eyes and see what was standing right in front of her.

 

The book starts off good and the writing flows and had me wanting to see what was going to happen next.  Sarah is a little quirky but super smart. Her past has left her afraid of commitment. Jack has wanted Sarah since they first met but the timing never felt right to him until now. Jack is a guy that goes after what he wants.

 

  “Tall, dark and deliciously handsome. That’s Jack Westbrook. I’ve known him for over a year now, and ever since the mutual acquaintance of our best friends thrust us together, I’ve wanted to include other types of thrusting in our equation.”

 

The book is a fun read and had some laugh out loud moments but I didn’t find it as funny and I had a harder time connecting to the characters this time than I did in her other romantic comedy; Clam Jam. Some of the comedy in this book just seemed a little to over the top and had me rolling my eyes at some points. I loved the romantic part between these two characters don’t get me wrong and could certainly feel the connection, just some of the one liners I didn’t find so funny and some parts felt repetitive.

 

Overall, I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the next book by this author.

 

 

 

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RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
 
 
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Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones Release Blitz & Review

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Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Bad Deeds

Would you bleed for the one you love?

To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.

In every one of Shane’s seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can’t just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.

This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….

 

 

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I am a huge lover of this author for so many reasons.  First she is an amazing writer.  I haven’t read a book by her that she hasn’t sucked me into her story and made me fall in love with it.  Second, she makes me loves stories I normally wouldn’t read nor enjoy.  I am a fun and flirty and sport romances type of reader.  These action packed angsty reads I don’t tend to enjoy but once again she has sucked me in and I loved every minute of it.  Last, I loved that she takes the time in her series books to write a brief summary of what has happened in the prior books in the series and brings the reader completely back up to speed on where we left off in the prior book.  She also takes the time to give a brief summary on each of the main characters that play a part in the series.  This may not seem big but for me this is huge.  I work full time on top of being a mom who gets involved in volunteering in way to many things and who also reads 20-30 books in between series books being released so remember every detail is not always easy.  By getting this summary, I begin reading the first page already back up to speed on the story and I don’t spend the first few chapters trying to remember all that has happened and who everyone is.

 

What can I truly say about this book that would do it justice other than WOW and that was FREAKING AWESOME once again.  I will say I began this book knowing that there will be a 4th book in the series and wondering would the conclusion of this story get drawn out over the next two books.  That was so not the case, there was so much happening in this one but at the same time, it wasn’t over done or so much that my head was spinning.  Bad Deeds moved at such a great pace while adding so many twists and turns to this story that kept me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading.  I truly struggled to put it down every time real life demanded I do so.  If it hadn’t been for real life commitments, this one would have been definitely read in one sitting for sure.

 

I truly can’t say enough about how much I freaking love Shane Brandon.  He is truly an Alpha male, one you don’t want to mess with, even if you are Adrian Martina.  Shane is hot and sexy and oh so very perfect.  I loved how much he loves Emily and that he is willing to do anything to protect her.   I also love that even though he has issues with his family, he is willing to put everything on the line to protect them also. 

 

I absolutely love Emily.  She is such a strong female character and I love how she handles all three Brandon men but most importantly, I love how she is willing to protect Shane and help him win no matter what.  I truly love the dynamic the author built between these two characters and I love how that now that Shane knows the truly of who she really is, there are no lies between them.  There is no overlying question of when will the other character find out that the other one lied, and then the drama to follow.

 

Overall this one was just another fabulous enjoyable read that I couldn’t put down and am now sitting here reflecting on their story, how much I love these two together, and wondering what is going to happen now, especially after that ending.  I truly can’t stop thinking about it and left with a huge book hangover.  So I must say I am kind of glad now there is a fourth book, I don’t have to say goodbye to these amazing characters just yet.  And I must add, I am hoping I won’t have to after the fourth book, as I really would love to see Derek’s story next!

 

 

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Lisa Renee JonesNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

 

 

 

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THE FORBIDDEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas (August 8, 2017; Forever trade paperback original; $15.99)

 

A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy. 

Annie has never experienced the ‘spark’ with a guy – the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It’s not just a spark that ignites between them. It’s an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who’s had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she’s already in too deep. And Jack isn’t only dangerous. He is forbidden.

 

“Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul.  I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time.  The Protector is a top 2016 fave for me.” –Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series

 

 

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“Thank you for your help,” I say quietly, studying him, definitely detecting that he’s deep in thought. Don’t ask, don’t ask, don’t ask. I need to get back into my apartment without engaging with him, which could prove tricky when he’s blocking the doorway and looking like he has no intention of shifting to let me in.

“Annie,” he breathes. “I’m struggling so badly.”

“I’m not doing this.” I swallow, pushing my way past him. He grabs me by the top of my arm and holds me in place. “Let me go, Jack.”

“I’ve already told you I can’t do that. Annie, I’m drowning here. I’m going out of my mind, and the more time I spend with you the fucking worse it’s getting. Listening to you, talking to you, sharing a passion with you that goes way beyond the amazing time we had in bed together.”

“You have to forget!” I yell, knowing anger is the only way forward. Be angry with him. Let it dominate me and rule me, because the alternative scares me to fucking death.

He pushes me into the hall and slams the door behind us, forcing me to back up. “No,” he says, straight and even. “No,” he repeats, moving one more step forward, except this time I don’t retreat. Because I can’t. Because he has me locked in place with those grey eyes, and now they’re back to their full glory. Sparkling, even if it’s with anger. He reaches for his shirt and starts unbuttoning it before shrugging it off and throwing it to the floor, revealing the chest that’s haunting me.

I quickly look down at the pile of material, my mind reeling. His chest. His perfect damn chest. “What are you doing?”

“I have no fucking idea.” He reaches for me and slides a hand around my neck, pulling me to him. Our chests meet, and my determination to repel him vanishes under our connection. Wrongs turn into rights. Conflict turns into craving.

“I can’t get you out of my head, Annie.” His forehead meets mine, his palm massaging away the tightness in my neck muscles, softening me up until I relax in his hold. “I want you all over again, and I can’t even find the will to worry about how much more that’ll make me want you.” He breathes down on me. “I’ve played that night on repeat. I’ve dreamed of holding you in my arms again. I’ve craved the sound of your voice, the feel of your touch, the softness of your lips on mine. I know I shouldn’t want you. But I do. Nothing has ever made me feel this insane with need. Nothing has taken up so much space in my head. I can’t fucking help it, Annie.” His grey gaze sinks into me, my heart steadying to an even thrum. His head starts to shake mildly, his splayed hand moving up to the back of my head and fisting my hair. “I don’t want to help it,” he growls. “I want you. I don’t care how wrong it is.” His clenched fist tightens, gripping my hair harshly. “I know I’ve been on your mind since I fucked you every which way in that hotel room. Stop denying it. Don’t insult me and tell me you don’t crave that amazing feeling all over again. I can see it in your eyes every damn time I look into them. You. Want. Me.”

It’s me who moves in first. All me. I lunge forward and smash my lips to his, the magnetic force winning. His words winning. Jack winning. My heart winning. I coax his mouth open with hard, hungry kisses. I’ve lost my mind to a craving too powerful to fight off. And, like Jack, I don’t care how wrong it is.

Lost.

Yet as he walks me backward until my back slams into the wall, I feel found again.

I cry out, and Jack moans. We’re clumsy and desperate. He’s pushing me up the wall with the force of his kiss, then he’s rolling away, taking me with him until it’s his back slamming into the wall. It’s the elevator all over again. The atmosphere is sizzling. I’m on fire. He scoops me up, pinning me to him, and carries me into my bedroom. I focus on him. Only him and the return of feelings that I’ve fantasized about since that unforgettable night. All the guilt is abandoning me, and I let it, unprepared to let anything stop me from taking the forbidden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forbidden was my first Jodie Ellen Malpas’ book and I will  be honest, this type of book is one I normally never read and I was very apprehensive about making this one my first.    Now that I have read it, I must say I am not sure why I waited so long to pick up one of her books, the writing was superb.

 

Annie has always been driven and focused on her career as an architect.  Finding a man has never been a priority for her and when it came to men, she never seemed to find that guy that had that spark for her, that was until one night when she met Jack.   The attraction and chemistry was instant between them and although they both tried to walk away, they ended up not being able to deny it. Even though it was just one night, Annie couldn’t get Jack out of her thoughts.   But everything changed when paths crossed again and Annie realized Jack was forbidden.

 

I must say when it comes to this type of book, I usually turn the other way and want no part of it.  It’s just not my thing and I don’t tend to enjoy them but there was just something about the blurb that sucked me in and told me I had to read this one.  The moment I picked up this book was no different, the writing just pulled me in instantly and made me fall in love with Annie and Jack’s story. 

 

I absolutely loved Jack, there was just something about him that the moment we met him, there was just this intensity about him.  I loved the dynamic the author built around Annie and Jack, you couldn’t not feel the intensity of what was happening between them.  Normally for me, no matter the circumstances, these types of storylines are a no go for me, it just isn’t something I enjoy reading but I seriously could not put this book down.  I found myself totally engaged in their story, wishing for them to have their happiness and be together, even though what they shared was a forbidden secret.

 

I really loved Annie’s character and I loved how the author played this forbidden love out between them.  I really liked that Annie’s character truly struggled with her decisions and that even with the situation being what it was, she was questioning what she was doing knowing it was wrong. 

 

Overall this one was a really fabulous read with some really hot and sexy parts.  When Annie and Jack got together, it wasn’t over done and was totally off the charts hot.  This one definitely took me on an emotional ride and at times left me on the edge of my seat.  The main topic of this book can be controversial but the author did a fabulous job writing it and really not making it feel that way, especially for me.

 

 

About the Author

 

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Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands’ town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full-time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion, a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

 

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A Little Bit Like Love by Brooke Blaine

Publication Date: July 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance/MM Romance

What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?

Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.

When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.

But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.

One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.

Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.

Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.

 

 

Excerpt

 

WITH THE NOTE from Principal Stewart crumpled in my fist, I stalked away from his office, away from the words I knew would haunt me forever.

“I’m sorry, Jackson. Your father is quite…insistent you return to Connecticut immediately.”

Immediately…immediately… With every echo of that word through my mind, my heart battered my chest, the ache to rip itself free of my body a plea I was helpless to honor.

There was only one reason he would’ve demanded I leave South Haven before the end of classes next week. My father had been adamant I receive the best education his money afforded, choosing to ship me down to south Georgia to attend the most prestigious all-boys academy in the country. I’d done him proud, rising to the top of my class, and I’d been practicing my salutatorian speech for days. Skipping out on graduation and the pomp and circumstance and recognition that came with it? Out of the question. Which could only mean one thing.

He knew. Somehow he knew.

That was the only explanation for the letter in my hand, for the abrupt dismissal this late in the evening and this close to the end of the school year. My father hadn’t gotten to where he was by being stupid or blind, and I’d seriously underestimated how many eyes and ears had been watching me during my four years. Although it would’ve only been the whispers over the last few months that piqued his interest, only the last eight that he would’ve had any reason to give me a second thought.

And that reason wasn’t a what—it was a who.

The halls of the St. John’s dormitory were silent when I entered, all the students down at the mess hall for dinner, followed by the final bonfire of the year. So there wouldn’t be anyone around to see me sneak down the hall to where I knew I shouldn’t be going but couldn’t help myself. My feet seemed to move of their own accord, the countdown to my utter devastation causing me to pick up the pace. The private plane would arrive in a handful of hours, giving me just enough time to pack my things, but there was no way I could leave without a goodbye. Not going to happen.

I wasn’t ready. I was supposed to have more time. As a cold sweat of panic seized me, I balled the letter tighter in my fist and chucked it into one of the trash bins as I passed.

Screw my father. Screw the life he’d set out for me, the one I was destined to live and hate with every fiber of my being. I wanted to bottle up every one of his expectations and throw the blasted thing out at an angry sea to swallow up and tear apart instead.

I wished it could be as easy as that. I’d been able to fool myself into a sense of freedom, but the cell door was about to smash shut on every dream I’d let myself have these past few months.

His private dorm was at the end of the long hall, last one on the right, and I rapped on it twice fast, waited a moment, and then repeated the pattern that we used for each other. A few seconds later, the door swung open, and seeing the sole object of my daily and nightly thoughts standing there in front of me with a mixture of surprise and delight in his eyes made me think that coming here had been a mistake. It was only going to sink the dagger in farther.

“Hey…I thought we were meeting la—” Lucas’s words cut off and the smile curling his lips fell as he got a good look at my face. “What’s wrong?”

You should tell him. Tell him what’s going on and that it isn’t your fault. Look him in the eye when you tell him you can never see him again.

A shooting pain tore through my chest as I realized what this goodbye actually meant. I wasn’t saying I wouldn’t be seeing him for the next couple of days or weeks. When I left South Haven’s campus in the early hours of the morning, I wouldn’t be seeing him again…ever.

God, can I do this? Break his heart as well as mine?

No…no, I couldn’t tell him. He’d look for me, find me, and there was no telling what my father would do if that happened. The letter had been my old man’s warning. Disobeying his orders would mean consequences neither of us were prepared for.

“Jackson?” Lucas’s voice dropped low, and then he looked past me out into the deserted hall. When he didn’t see anyone to blame on my current state, he frowned and waited for an answer.

The words didn’t come, though, so I stood there staring at him, taking a mental snapshot that I’d store away in a place no one could find and destroy. His black hair was casually tousled, and I knew him well enough to know he’d worried his hands through it, maybe wondering if I wouldn’t follow through on our plans tonight. He wore a simple grey t-shirt and low-slung jeans on his long and lean frame, and the swirl of black tattoos he’d recently inked on his tanned skin could be seen peeking around his right bicep before disappearing from view behind the thin material of his shirt. He was striking, both in looks and personality, and to say I hadn’t been expecting the force that was Lucas Sullivan when he’d transferred to the academy eight months ago was an understatement.

Quite simply, I’d been lost to him the first time I laid eyes on him.

Forcing myself to shake off my dread, I said, “I’m okay,” and tried to believe it for his sake.

“Well, you look like hell.” He leaned against the doorway, one of those charming half-grins cocking up one side of his lips. “Hell on wheels, anyway. What’d you do, run all the way here?”

Not too far off there. I didn’t even remember crossing campus to get to his dorm until I was in front of the building.

When I didn’t laugh at his teasing, Lucas’s expression fell again and his brows pulled down, a crease forming between them as his eyes, the color of a stormy sky, gave me a thorough once-over, looking for the source of my pain. He was silent for a long moment, but he must’ve seen something he didn’t like, because he stiffened and his jaw clenched. Then he took a deep breath and let it out in a rush.

“Tell me.”

“Tell you what?” I asked.

Lucas shook his head, his arms going over his chest. “I’m not helping you out here. If you came here for a reason, get out with it.”

Did he know? He couldn’t. I’d only just found out myself, and… No. There was no way. “It’s…complicated.”

“Complicated?”

“Yes.”

Lucas gave a humorless chuckle. “Jackson Davenport, I knew you were scared, but I never took you for a coward. If you don’t want to do this, you can man the hell up and tell me to my face.”

“What are you… I’m not…” I ran my hand over my face, struggling to understand the conclusion he’d come to for why I was standing at his door. My lack of a poker face had put him on the defensive. He thought I was here to reject him. An idea so completely unfathomable to me that it made my stomach turn thinking about it. “Lucas…you’ve got this all wrong.”

“Do I?”

“Yes. I’m not here to—“ I almost said “end things with you,” but I didn’t want to lie to him. I never had and I never would. Instead, I said, “Fight with you. I don’t want to fight.”

“Then why are you here, Jackson?” he asked, and my gaze fell to his lips. I’d tasted those lips only a few times, not nearly enough to quench a starving man’s hunger. All these months I’d wasted, warring with myself in my head, never letting myself have the thing I wanted most. And now I was down to a matter of hours. It wasn’t enough, not nearly enough. But it was all I had, and I wasn’t wasting another second.

If I couldn’t tell Lucas how I felt about him, then I’d show him.

Finally.

Irrevocably.

And starting now.

 

 

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A Little Bit Like Love is one of those books that will appeal to the masses. Riveting characters with a plot that is intense, passionate and gripping. A storyline that brings us an honest telling of two men who find their way back to each other after a history filled with lies, deceit, misunderstandings and manipulations.

 

Brooke Blaine’s second chance at love story is one that will take you on multitude of emotions. Tensions run high when Jackson finds himself needing to see the man he once knew when he comes back to South Haven for business.  Lucas, New Haven’s proclaimed sex God has his walls up so high. Never again will this guy let anyone get close to him again.  When his world is turned upside down, old feelings and hurts rush to forefront and thus begins one pretty incredible love story.

 

As if he’d heard me say his name out loud, Lucas’s eyes flicked up and met mind from across the room, and I caught fire. My heart clenched. Time stopped.

 

Right from the get go the intensity of feeling between these characters is felt. The anguish and hurt is something that Ms. Blaine does not skimp on while conveying how much these guys meant mean to each other. There is no question that these guys have a connection that is immeasurable.  Where they lacked in communication at times they never faltered in chemistry. These perfectly imperfect men each have their own issues they need to work through and their road to bliss is not always easy. Lucas’ inability to trust easily make him come off a bit of an ass at times but there is no question that after what he’s been though that it’s not understandable.

 

The beautiful, strait-laced boy could’ve had anyone, and yet he’d gravitated toward the loner, the new kid who’d just lost his family. He’d befriended me, no questions asked, and then he’s made me fall in love with him.

 

I really loved these guys and how much their journey felt real and honest.  There were times when I had knots in my stomach waiting for the other shoe to drop because this story definitely has angsty moments, but nothing that feels forced or over the top. These sexy men, where there was no doubt that they belonged together really didn’t make it easy.  As much as I loved them, I’m very thankful that Brooke gave us an incredible cast of supporting characters. They really brought a lot to the storyline with their words of wisdom and insight. I am so looking forward to reading their stories.

 

 

About Brooke Blaine

 

 

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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

 

 

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