Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan ~ Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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“This thoroughly modern soulmate story blew me away!”
— Talia Hibbert, USA Today bestselling author

Queen Move, an all-new passionate and unforgettable friends-to-lovers romance from RITA® Award-winning and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

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The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have…

Dig a little and you’ll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.
Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.
Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other.
The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence.
Get into our business and you’ll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant.
Twenty years later, my “awkward duckling” best friend from childhood,
the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore.

Finer. Fiercer. Smarter.
Taken.

Tell me it’s wrong.
Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have.
When we find each other again, everything stands in our way–secrets, lies, promises.
But we didn’t come this far to give up now.
And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

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Steam 0
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I am a fan of Kennedy Ryan and that was the reason I chose to review this book. Plus the blurb looked interesting but this book was all over the place for me. Ezra and Kimba are friends since they were babies. They could not be closer unless they were actually related. They share so many things together growing up including their first kiss. Their connection was so strong and I knew how deep their feelings for each other ran even at such a young age.

For reasons unknown, their parents who are also very close have a falling out and Ezra and his parents move away quickly. Time goes on and the two star crossed kids lose touch. Up until this point I was liking this book a lot. I saw where it was going…a HOT reunion!!! But as it flashes forward to present and their paths cross again. Sadly the book and storyline lost me.

Kimba has a job in the political arena and for ME, it was just too much political lingo and took away from the storyline. Especially with what is going on in today’s world, the last thing I want to read about is politics. Also the whole race/religion storyline was too much for me as well. I wanted a love story but not something that was so laced with a race/religion storyline. It was again too much for my personal preference. Lastly, the whole ex thing Ezra has going on with his baby momma was just a head shaking scenario as well. It was just so out of place and I found it far fetched and unbelievable. The mixture of these three things just took too much away from the start of such a great love story. I wanted to see more of their reconnection. Perhaps other people will enjoy the political and current events slant. I was hoping for an escape from reality. Hopefully others will love it.

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Excerpt

“You’re fucking brilliant.”

“Huh?” Ezra asks absentmindedly, paying more attention to the flame under his pan than to my compliment. “What’d you say?”

“I said you’re brilliant.” I hold up the iPad I’m using to read his manuscript. “Your book, the YLA story, is incredible, Ez.”

“Oh. Thanks.” He flashes me a smile and then goes back to his French toast. “The key to getting this right is the milk-to-bread ratio.”

I hop off the counter and walk over to stand beside him at the stove. “Would you forget about your French toast for a minute and listen to me?”

“But it’s stuffed French toast.” He takes the pan off the burner and pulls me into his arms. “And I could listen to you all day. What were you saying? Something about me being a handsome, sexy genius?”

“Um…those weren’t my exact words.” I laugh up at him.

“I could have sworn that’s what you said, and I’m never wrong.” He slides his hands over my ass in a pair of his boxer shorts. “Some even say I’m fucking brilliant.”

“They probably just like your big dick,” I whisper and blink up at him as innocently as I can manage.

“I get that a lot.” He drops a kiss on my head and turns back to his French toast. I lean down to rest an elbow on the counter and watch him work.

“A lot?” I ask teasingly. “Have there been a lot?”

He pauses mid-toast-flip and slants me a glance. “Are you asking how many people I’ve had sex with?”

“I mean, it’s none of my business. If you don’t want to—”

“Eight.”

Eight?

Lord above, only eight?!

“Oh.” I straighten and rest my hip against the counter. “What a, um, single-digit number that is.”

“What about you?”

What about me? I’m tabulating years of hook-ups, one-night stands, fuck bois and carrying the one.

“If you don’t want to,” he says, cracking an egg into a bowl, “it’s fine. I don’t care how many people—”

“I don’t know.”

He glances up from whisking eggs, a small frown puckering his dark brows. “You don’t know what?”

“My number. I don’t know how many people I’ve been with.”

He resumes whisking, his frown clearing. “Oh.”

The whisking eggs and whirring refrigerator are the only sounds in the kitchen. I’ve never been embarrassed by my choices. I enjoy sex. I’ve had it with a lot of people. People I really liked…or tolerated…but didn’t want to commit to. I’ve always been safe and never mean about it. I was upfront, and when someone wanted more, I let them know “more” wasn’t an option.

“I just never…” I cross my arms over my stomach, fold one bare foot over the other. “I haven’t been interested in committed relationships. There hasn’t been anyone I wanted that with.”

“Tru.” He stops whisking and gives me the full impact of his undivided attention. His eyes are placid blue. No shadows or undercurrents. “I don’t care.” Ezra pushes the bowl aside and faces me. “But there is something I feel like we should be clear on regarding how you’ve handled sex in the past.”

Here we go.

“You’ve never wanted to commit before,” he says.

“Right. I’ve never wanted any strings attached.”

“I know I said we could be just sex, no emotional attachments.” He shoves his hands in his pockets. “But I feel like I have to be honest with you. Having you back in my life has been…it’s been exactly what I need, and what I felt last night… I’ve never felt that way before.”

I’m not even sure my heart is beating, but it also feels like there’s a tumult in my chest. “What are you saying, Ez?”

His mouth flattens into a hard line and his jaw hardens to stone. “I want strings.”

“Y-you do?”

“I want strings.” He links our fingers, strokes his thumb across my palm. “Ropes, if necessary. I want anything that keeps you with me and me with you and tells everyone else don’t even think about it.”

I’m stunned and incredibly turned on, but that doesn’t take much where Ezra’s concerned.

“You…you do?” I ask faintly…again.

“I wouldn’t do well sharing you.”

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RITA® Award Winner, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts

Kennedy and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour and many others. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but has a special passion for raising Autism awareness.The co-founder of LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable book auction, she has appeared on Headline News, The Montel Williams Show, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for ASD families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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Something Twisted by Ace Gray ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Title: Something Twisted
A Twisted World Series Standalone
Author: Ace Gray
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2020

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I’d spent my life as a plaything. A toy to be used by powerful and deadly men in whatever way they pleased. So I was just as surprised as anyone else that I had feelings left. Feelings that lead me to fight for true love while damning myself.

And that’s just where this story begins.

Desperate and alone I turned back to my childhood home. The first wicked place I’d known with the darkest villain among them. My stepfather. But I could weather his storm in exchange for safety. I had to.

What I didn’t expect to find was Niall McDonough. The only man I’d ever really loved had reappeared only to become one of them. Someone ruthless and cruel. He wants to ruin me. As my stepfather’s savage soldier he might just do it.

But then again, twelve years ago a fortune teller predicted I’d need just such a soldier to save both my heart and soul.

****This book contains graphic sex, violence, uncomfortable sexual encounters, and dub con. It’s intended for mature audiences, over 18 only****

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Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Ok, so I don’t want to really give too much away. I think this book was a unique read. I will say the first few pages I was a little confused but was glad I forged forward. This is a dark read and had me re-reading a few times because I was thinking…”did I just read that”.

Niall and Drea have a past when they were younger so in love. Due to unfortunate circumstances they broke up and have led extremely dark lives separately and Niall hates Drea now. Not 100% but close. She has been a literal sex slave and he is just evil. Their paths cross and Niall welcomes it because he is watching her get payback. But can he really watch? Do old feelings start to surface and break the walls he has so carefully built. Can he watch her be raped and tortured and passed around?

Drea’s feelings for Niall have never gone away. She thought breaking his heart was saving him and giving him a chance at a normal life. What she didn’t expect was he would choose a dark, lonely life for an enemy of hers.

Watching these two rehash old memories and the truth come to light was emotional and some scenes were just brutal. This was a standalone and I will definitely be reading the other books in this series.

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“My, my, this is interesting. Perhaps Deirdre is an appropriate name after all.”

“What the shit is going on here?” My mind was clearing. Sort of.

“I’m reading your future, darling. Your dismal and sorrowful future.”

I felt like I’d been hit. Hard. And I knew what it was like to be punched, slapped, kicked… I tried to shake off the list.

“What does it say?” My words were shaky, no matter how I tried to steady them.

“You will cause much unrest in this little corner of the world.”

The hair on the back of my neck stood up. No, was on the tip of my tongue. My mom had gotten me out of a life of mobsters and murderers. I wasn’t an Ulster anymore. I wouldn’t be. I was just another teenaged girl wondering about her future.

“Rivers of blood. Chaos and pain. Betrayal all at your hand,” she mused in partial phrases. “You will need a soldier at your side if you wish to be free of it all.”

“A soldier?” I swallowed, sorrow swelling in my heart.

“Someone to wage war. Someone ruthless and brutal and savage.” She arched her eyebrow. “If you don’t find him, you both end up dead. Just like the legend.”

I rolled my eyes with a wild grunt and shoved up from the table. “Convenient legend,” I snarked under my breath.

“Heed my words or don’t, it makes no matter to me. It’s your fate and your fate alone that you have to face.” She shrugged before unwinding to stand. Incense swirled around her again as she walked toward the back corner of the room.

I shoved up from the stupid pillows on the stupid floor of the stupid Irish gypsy and started to stomp off.

“Today, lightning will strike, Deirdre of the sorrows.” Her voice seemed far away, too far away. “Take that as a sign of what’s been set in motion.”

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Ace Gray is a best selling author, self-proclaimed troublemaker and connoisseur of both the good life and fairy tales. After a life-long love affair with both  books, she undertook writing the novel she wanted to read. Ten books later, she’s gotten to live in the world of billionaires, twisted murders, and sweet small towns. She’s made her heart race both with suspense and serious swoon and wouldn’t trade one minute, one word of it.

When she’s not writing, she owns a taco truck in a ski town in Colorado even though she can’t cook a lick (that’s all her husband). She loves paddle boarding, snowboarding, camping, basically anything outside… and hosting dinner parties (though she’s only in it for the drinks). Oh, and of course, writing more words.

Ace is the author of Strictly Business, Bad For Business, Family Business, Twisted Fate, Twisted Death, A Twisted Love Story, Twisted Secrets, Of Smoke & Cinnamon: A Christmas Story, Pretty Young Things, All The Letters I’ll Never Send You and All The Letters I’ve Ever Read. These titles are available on Amazon.

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A Love Song for Rebels by Piper Lawson ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

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A LOVE SONG FOR REBELS
Rivals #2
By Piper Lawson
Release Date: May 27 

Tyler didn’t set out to break my heart… 

But life doesn’t give marks for good intentions.

Now, I’ll stop at nothing to achieve my dreams. I’m done playing by anyone else’s rules.

But when Tyler shows up in the last place I expect, with secrets and a confession…

There will be a reckoning.

Because the naive girl he shattered is gone.

And the woman in her place is ready for a fight.

A LOVE SONG FOR REBELS is Book 2 in the angsty new adult, academy-inspired Rivals trilogy and should be read following A LOVE SONG FOR LIARS (Rivals #1).

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Feels 4
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

After that cliffhanger we were left with in a Love Song for Liars, I was waiting…rather impatiently I may add…for more of Annie and Tyler’s story. We all knew it wasn’t over. A love like that just doesn’t end like where it was left off at and I had to know what happened next. Where the author would take their story. A Love Song for Rebels picks up over a year after Tyler left Annie brokenhearted. Now they’re in the same city and at the same performing arts school. A place where they are both hoping their dreams become a reality. But what does that mean for the two of them? Is this their second chance or will their dreams take them in different directions? This book had it all. Tons of angst, much needed forgiveness, a beautiful sacrifice and a whole lot of love. Oh and it also a huge ass cliffhanger that had me freaking the hell out.

“He ripped my heart out more than a year ago, but it healed. Maybe it’s not the same shape it was, or the same size, but I patched it up with ambition and resolve. There are no cracks in it anymore.”

After Tyler left, Annie took things into her own hands. Where she could have been broken, she picked herself up and was determined to do whatever it takes to succeed and be seen. When her Dad says no to Vanier, what’s a girl to do? Well, obviously just go anyways and try really damn hard not to let your Dad find out. So off to college Annie goes…a wiser and stronger version of the girl we knew in the first book. But what she didn’t expect was to see Tyler again so soon. For all the feelings that came flooding back to the surface when the boy she once loved is standing in front of her in the place she wants to stay hidden. Asking for something she doesn’t know if she is ready to give.

“You taught me to want things I never let myself want. Fuck Annie. You taught me to dream.”

Tyler thought walking away from Annie was what he had to do for the both of them. But he never forgot her…never stopped loving the only person who truly saw him. So while he was shocked and totally unprepared to see her again at Vanier of all places, he was ready to throw down and fight for their second chance. With so many secrets and obstacles in their way does their love stand a chance? Okay so I completely loved Tyler in this book and the last. He was just amazing. I love how the author gave them both time to grow up in a sense. Both Annie and Tyler were different people when they cross paths again, but the love they shared was still there just waiting to be set free. I love how they both were so selfless when it came to each other. Two of my favorite characters I have read in a long time. We were also introduced to some kick ass secondary characters that I just absolutely loved in this book. The only issue I had with this book was when they meet up again it’s kind of like falling into old habits. It was a tad quick and I think I would have loved more of a build up…a tad more suspense. But I did love this story and I completely love Annie and Tyler. I’m hoping Jax redeems himself in the next book because right now he’s way at the bottom of my list of people I love in this story. I did hate the cliffhanger and not because I hate cliffhangers but because why oh why did you leave us like that Piper Lawson? NOOO. I need the third book now!!

“She’s like a song.”

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Piper Lawson is a USA Today bestselling author of smart, steamy romance! She writes about women who follow their dreams (even the scary ones), best friends who know your dirty secrets (and love you anyway), and complex heroes you’ll fall hard for (especially after talking with them). Brains or brawn? She’ll never make you choose. Piper lives in Canada with her tall, dark and brilliant husband. She believes peanut is a protein, rose gold is a neutral, and love is ALWAYS the answer.

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The Man Next Door by Roya Carmen ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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Title: The Man Next Door
Release: May 21, 2020
Author: Roya Carmen
Genre: Romance Suspense

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I was just a girl, a young neglected girl with issues. I was a mess. A mess he wanted nothing to do with. He knew better. But I certainly didn’t. All I knew was that I liked what I saw.

I grew up in small town Michigan, raised by a single alcoholic father and two older brothers who never gave me the time of day. All I had were my best friends, Izzie and Gavin, a reclusive broken man, ten years my senior. My father forbade me to see him, but I didn’t listen. I was crazy about him and he adored me. Even when our small community was rocked by a heinous crime and Gavin was the main suspect, I still loved him.

When tragedy struck, I finally escaped. As far away as I could.

I’ve been in Chicago ever since, trying to forget all about my past. Yet, I find myself still thinking about my past, about Gavin and Izzie, about my other life. I’m not truly living anymore, just going through the motions. Until…

Noah Reed. My new neighbor. Beautiful, sweet and intoxicating. There’s something about him I just can’t put my finger on. He’s the first man since Gavin I truly let myself fall for. I think he might be the one. Until…

… the day I discover his secret.

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Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Omg…this story had my feelings tugged in so many different directions. I love this group of four friends and Abby’s story was so heartbreaking. I loved the parallel in the neighbors…the story from her past and her current life. The childhood memories were so vivid and pulled me into her life in the trailer park. This book is about coming to age, first loves, friendships that break and surviving soul crushing tragedy. So many secrets and twists with her new neighbor who runs hot and cold with her. I felt her confusion and hesitation. This book captivated me and I didn’t ever want to put it down. Such a fantastic series!

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“I absolutely loved ‘The Man Next Door’. It is a fantastic story and really original.”  – Louise

“Wow! This was steamier than I thought it would be.” – Angela

“I couldn’t put it down. You outdid yourself. The characters and story are perfectly developed, all of them, from main characters to supporting characters. This is the best one you have written so far.” – Melissa

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Roya Carmen is a busy mom, romance writer, designer, bookworm, chocoholic, and hopeless romantic. There’s nothing she enjoys more than making up stories about love, and sharing them with her readers.

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Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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“I’m going to say this not once, but many times. Everyone should read this book. RVD wrote one of the most epic mafia romance’s I have ever read. She came in swinging to remind everyone why she’s the queen of mafia.” Amo Jones, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Ruthless Princess: A Mafia Royals Romance about best friends turned enemies, by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series is LIVE.

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend…
I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.
But ever since the incident.
Ever since Him.
There’s been a war in our little clique.
After all, a house divided cannot stand.
He’s the problem, not me.
He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.
But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.
And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.
Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worst thing?
Fall in love with your best friend.
Enemy.
And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

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Feels 4
Steam 3
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Fans of the Eagle Elite series rejoice! With Ruthless Princess, Rachel Van Dyken throws us not so gently back into the dark, crazy and twisted world of the mafia. And no one writes a mafia romance quite like her. The original Eagle Elite are all grown up and this story with all its chaos belongs solely to the next generation…their kids. While this can be read as a stand-alone if you haven’t read Eagle Elite you’re definitely missing out on some crazy, amazing stories so do yourself a favor and go back and read them all. Believe me, you want to. Can we also take a moment to appreciate that kick ass cover? Amazing! Buckle up for this one folks. It’s one hell of a wild ride.

“Blood in. No out.”

Serena and Junior grew up knowing exactly who their parents were, what world they were all from and what would be expected of them within the family. There was never a normal for them. The mafia was all they knew. I guess you could say that was their normal. Luckily for them, they had each other to count on through it all. They were best friends. Until they weren’t. Until they were something more. Something forbidden that could only result in death and destruction.

“ Mine. It had all been mine. Until we were forced to choose. And choosing her would have killed us all.”

It’s their senior year and Serena and Junior are meant to rule the school at Eagle Elite. They are the Prince and Princess. Future Queen and King of their world and it’s time for them to step into their roles and do what’s right for the family. Even if they do hate each other most of time. These two are at each other’s throats constantly and the banter back and forth is crazy. I love it. I loved them! They may try and put out there what they want the world and their parents to see, but they are fiercely loyal and protective of each other. Yes, they have to be since they technically work together or along side each other, but it’s blatantly more. They walk the very thin line between love and hate. But one will surely get them killed if they aren’t careful. Are they willing to pay the ultimate price for breaking their vows to their family?

“I would die for a kiss like this. I would commit murder. I would burn down the world.”

I loved Serena…like really, really loved her. She was so kick ass and amazing. The cover is exactly how I picture her. Then there’s Junior. I loved him too. I loved everything about the way they loved and hated each other. It was chaos, a shit ton of angst and it was all fantastic. I also really enjoyed the cousins and some other secondary characters in this book. Plus getting to see some of the OG’s was an added bonus. This second generation is just as crazy as the first.

“I had hope. Hope that maybe, just maybe, the King who’d just crowned me would kneel instead of drawing his sword.”

So much happened in this story that sometimes I couldn’t keep it straight. Yes, there were parts that were so unbelievably out there I was like no way. I mean who keeps a knife strapped to their leg and a lethal syringe in their boot just in case? Well, not me that’s for sure. Then I remembered what world we were in and it all just fit. There’s death, murder and chaos in this story. But there’s also unwavering loyalty and a beautiful love story. This was a great read and I can’t wait for more!

“Hate you for as long as we both shall live.”

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He licked his lips and repeated what he always did when we had to perform, when we had to do our jobs. “I won’t be gentle with you.”

Our foreheads touched, my chest heaved with exertion like it was hard to breathe when he was so near, but really it was the promise that killed me, a promise that he wouldn’t enjoy touching me ever again, that I was more curse than cure, and yet, I knew it was all we would ever get, these fleeting moments where we did our job too well. “Then make it hurt, baby.” My voice cracked. “Make it hurt.”

His lips parted in a groan as he spun me into his arms and crushed his mouth to mine. It was part pain, part pleasure as he pulled my hair then slid a hand up my shirt like nobody was watching when everyone was.

We broke apart, mouths swollen, my lower lip was bleeding.

A reminder for both of us—this was no cease-fire, this wasn’t real, it was all a carefully constructed show.

“Mmmmm…” I smirked. “Looks like Junior’s not playing around tonight, ladies.”

Screams went up as Junior grabbed my ass and squeezed so hard, I knew I would bruise later. He roughly pulled me against his chest and nipped at my neck.

I told my body it didn’t feel good.

I told my heart we were safe.

And I forced myself to believe the lie every single time we touched.

Because to do otherwise—would destroy me.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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London Prep: Book Two by Jillian Dodd ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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💋“He kissed me like my lips would save him.”💋

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LONDON PREP: BOOK 2
By Jillian Dodd
Release Date: May 21

It’s only my second week at Kensington School, and things are getting complicated.

I thought my relationship with Harry was finished, but he came over late one night, apologized, and asked me to be his girlfriend. I swooned right there, in the middle of the street.
And we are definitely back together.

He calls me babe, brings me flowers, and is planning our first official date.
Our relationship is growing, and I’m starting to want him in ways I never expected.

 I’m falling for him.

But then there’s Noah.
I live in his house and share a bathroom with him, and we’ve had a few intense moments.
But nothing compared to him sauntering into the room, declaring that want him and that, at some point, he’s going to give in to me.
I know!
The nerve.
I’m not sure how I’m going to tell him that I’m dating his best friend again.
Or how I’m going to keep my eyes off his shirtless chest.

With tensions running high between Noah and me, Harry’s ongoing family issues, my new friendship with Naomi, and Mohammad’s party-planning skills, things are getting crazy.

But the even crazier part is—I’m really starting to love it here.

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Steam 1
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Book Two picks up right where we left off at the end on one. My emotions have been up and down as Mallorie’s life is full of drama knowing she has two weeks left. She follows her heart but it’s pulled in two different directions. I love the drama and tender moments with each of the guys. My little ol’ soul can’t take the confusion much longer. I’m dying to know what’s going to happen the last week she’s there. Will these friendships survive when Miss America returns to her home?

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Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles® to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl® series.

She adores writing big fat happily ever afters, wears a lot of  pink, buys too many shoes, loves to travel, and is a distracted by anything covered in glitter.

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Fight for Me by Corinne Michaels ~ Blog Tour w/ Excerpt

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New York Times Bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, brings a new breathtaking and emotional love story to life in the second STANDALONE in the Arrowood Brothers series.

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I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father’s death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She’ll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets.

When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me.

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …

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“Do you want to dance?”

She nods.

I hear my brother make a noise and pretend I didn’t. She said yes, and I’m going to cling to that.

Here might be the last time I ever get to hold her in my arms, and I’m going to take it.

“I love this song.”

I love you.

“Why is that?” I ask.

Her arms move to my chest, and I wonder if she can feel the pounding of my heart. My nerves are bowstrings, being pulled taut before the arrow is ready to fly. Everything inside of me is strained, but I keep it together.

Sydney and I move, the world falling away as it always does when I am with her. Gone is the hurt of my past, the uncertainty of my present, and the regret of the future ahead. Right now, I have her.

She’s here, in my arms, where she’s meant to be.

I don’t care if the sky lights on fire because she’s all I see.

“Listen to her.” Sydney’s voice is quiet and pensive. “Listen to her talk about him giving up and her asking him to stay.”

And I do. I hear the words, and I swear that she’s singing to us.

“Don’t tell me it’s too late,” Emily croons.

“I won’t give up that easy.

Don’t call me darlin’ and tell me that you’re leavin’.

Don’t walk away.

Stop pushing me when you know you want to hold on.

It could be so easy for us, baby.

I’ve been here, but you don’t see me.

Don’t let go if you’re not ready for me to walk away.” The acoustic guitar takes over as her voice drifts off.

“Syd,” I say her name as both a plea to let go and hold on.

Her hands grip my shirt tighter. “Don’t. Don’t let go. Don’t push me away.”

I see the tears in her eyes. I don’t want to push her away. I want to hold her close, kiss her senseless, and love her until she knows it in every fiber of her being that she’s everything I want.

I see her. I feel her. I know her in my bones, but I won’t be able to be who she needs.

No matter how much I wish it weren’t the case, I can’t give her the life she wants with a husband and babies. All I can offer her is a friendship that has an expiration date because once my six-months is up and she has moved, I know I won’t allow myself to see her again.

The song ends, and the two of us stop moving, just watching the other.

The spell that was surrounding us seems to break and awareness fills her gaze. Her fingers loosen and drop from where they had been clutching my shirt and she takes a step back.

The loss of her is felt everywhere. My heart doesn’t seem to beat as strongly, the cold hits my chest, making it hard to breathe, and the emptiness from her loss leaves me weak.

For those minutes I held her, the world made sense. And now … I need to leave.

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Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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