Down and Dirty by Mari Carr ~ Blog Tour w/ Review

But Jess isn’t willing to get hurt again . . . no matter how persuasive, how determined, how deliciously possessive her new roommates are.

Down and Dirty, an all-new slow burn sexy heroes romance and the first book in the Italian Stallion Series from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr is available now!

What happens when a down-on-her-luck single mom meets not one, but two sexy saviors? Roommates with twice the benefits.

Jess has one goal in life—protect her son. But when an overcrowded shelter puts her and Jasper out on the street in the dead of winter, she fears she’s going to fail that mission. Help comes in the form of confirmed bachelors, Tony Moretti and Dr. Rhys Beaumont.

Tony and Rhys share the same motto—work hard, play harder. But when fate drops a homeless waitress and her young son on their doorstep, their wild and free lifestyle takes a sharp turn. Their desire to help her is only surpassed by their desire to claim her, share her, make her theirs.

When Tony and Rhys offer Jess a place to stay and security, there’s no denying the chemistry between the three of them. All she has to do is let them in. But Jess isn’t willing to get hurt again . . . no matter how persuasive, how determined, how deliciously possessive her new roommates are.

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Storyline 3.5
Steam 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I am torn on this book! Part of me likes it and part of me wants to roll my eyes. It’s the first book in a series based on how many characters are introduced. However, this book is about a single mom, who lives very far from home. Her family disowned her and her young son. She has held crap jobs, gets evicted and is living in her car. This storyline was good up until she makes her next move.

While working at a diner, one of her regulars leaves a business card that she takes and puts in her wallet. While in her car freezing one night, she decides to go to the address on the card. Her customer and his roommate find her the next morning close to freezing. And here where the author lost me…two smoke show professionals that live together just happen to stumble upon her outside. They become super alpha over her telling her what to do. Both start to have feelings and are drawn to her. She has no clue who these guys are other than they eat at her diner one day a week. She moves in with her kid until she can get on her feet? It was just all too fast and felt forced. There were only a few sexy scenes. Also, these two guys were not interested in each other and had never shared a woman before. But it was no big deal to them.

I’m not a fan of insta-love books. Unfortunately this book fell in that category for me. It felt like the story was rushed and seemed unrealistic to me. It kept me interested because I felt like if I kept going it might pick up. But there were other characters that kept in interesting.

About Mari Carr

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Lies by A.L. Woods ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

Lies by A.L. Woods is now live!

Rich girl, poor boy.
It was the oldest story.
Yet it was ours.
I knew Penelope was different the moment I laid eyes on her.
But all she wanted was to be friends-with-benefits.
My best friend told me not to f*ck the new girl.
He didn’t say anything about marrying her.
Or what might happen if we broke our vows.

I was the rebellious trust fund baby.
The one who threw the finger to her parents.
I designed a life I loved.
No rules, no expectations.
Something easy.
Dougie didn’t want easy, he wanted commitment.
Babies, marriage, the postcard perfect house in the ‘burbs.
The life. It was all ours.
Until it wasn’t.
All we had now were lies and betrayal.
Lies that might just cost us everything.

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Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

The truth doesn’t cost anything. But a lie could cost you everything. This is the story of a bright eyed girl that was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a poor hard working guy from the other side of the tracks. How they met, how they fell in love and how ultimately the lies they both told could destroy everything.

“I was tired of telling lies.”

Penelope and Dougie meet on a job site where she’s the designer and he’s working construction with his best friend. They are the total opposites of one another. But they are immediately drawn to each other and their chemistry is sizzling. Penelope doesn’t do relationships. She’s just looking for some fun…but Dougie? Dougie is all in right away.

“I wasn’t going to just fuck the new girl. I was going to marry her.”

Dougie doesn’t care that Pen is rich and she does care that he doesn’t have two dimes to rub together. They both fall for each other…head over heels and super quick. They have this great connection and wonderful story of two people who just belong together. Everything was so good. Staying up late and talking until the sun came up turned into avoiding going home. Secrets, lies and betrayals. The perfect life they had built together was slowly falling apart. What happens when you tell a lie to the person you’ve vowed to spend the rest of your life with? Or when you feel betrayed by the person you love? For two people who loved each other so much and built a life together over the past several years, is this really the end or can they find their way back to each other?

“Our unlikely love story – and our unexpected destruction.”

This was a very emotional story full of love and unbearable loss. There are definitely some tough topics in this book but I really think the author did a great job with the way they were written. Loss and grief can reshape who we are. But sometimes we find people who will fight along with you and ensure you come out the other side. I really enjoyed this book. It definitely will pull at your heart strings. This is a standalone book but it does interconnect with Veritas. These characters are in that book quite a bit. I think that’s where this one was a little hard for me. I hate to admit I didn’t like Pen in Verity at all. I did grow to like her more in this book and my heart hurt for her. I wasn’t sure about Dougie. I liked him…I hated him. But in this story I loved him. You could feel the pain and love they were both going through. I know this says it can be read as a standalone but I feel like reading Verity first definitely helped me understand these characters better. They kind of went hand in hand for me. Very well written, emotional read with characters you will love.

“Penelope had given me a destination, a place to be. She’d given me a home in her heart.”

Meet A.L. Woods

A.L. Woods is an author of rollercoaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.

She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia-whom they lovingly refer to as their ‘doghter.’

Woods can be found holed away in her office writing her next novel with a bowl of Nibs within arm’s reach. When she’s not writing, she’s likely belting out an ad-libbed song, emotionally investing in a fictional bad boy with a strong jawline and fluency in sarcasm or inventing fresh ways to procrastinate.

She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.

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Dating Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman ~ Release Blitz

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Release Date: January 24

Lexi Martin is on the eve of her birthday and all she has to show for it is debt, a crappy apartment, a nonexistent social life, and a somewhat evil cat. So maybe she might be excused for thinking the extraordinarily hot fireman in her office might be an early birthday present from her roommate. Except that Dyson O’Neil isn’t a stripper. He’s a real firefighter. Aaaand excuse me while I burn in the fires of humiliation.

Dyson hasn’t believed in love for a long time. But between his reputation as “One Night O’Neil” and his matchmaking sisters, he needs make a bold move. And so he makes Lexi an offer. He’ll help her youth center pass a fire safety inspection—if she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend. But one kiss in and he’s in over his head.

Now their sizzling kisses are far from fake, and it’s a disaster. Because that means the heat between Lexi and Dyson is real. And where there’s smoke, someone’s heart will definitely be going down in flames…

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Meet Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving spouse who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes.

Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone’s day a little brighter with one of her books. To learn more about Mariah and her books, follow her on social media or sign up for her newsletter.

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The Words by A. Jade ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review!


THE WORDS by Ashley Jade
Release Date: January 20th
Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Enemies-to-Lovers/Second chance romance with a hint of a rockstar twist


He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted.

I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated.

He was the sun…drawing all of us in.

I was a black hole…taking up space.

He was destined to be a star.

I was destined to remain an insignificant no one.

Until he made me believe I was special…

And then he destroyed me.

I never thought I’d see Phoenix Walker again after he broke my heart, but fate had other plans.

One tour. Eight weeks. Forty shows.

Countless opportunities to make him pay. 

The world thought he was a God…

But I knew the truth.


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Storyline 5
Steam 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

This book right here will put your heart through the wringer. Whoa! I loved all of the tension back and forth, undeniable chemistry and the bickering as well. These two were destined to be together except mistakes and life got in the way. Both Phoenix and Lennon had that stubbornness that broke me in half and Phoenix struggled with his tragic past. It just about killed my little ol’ soul. Their friends and their intriguing stories are addictive and I know I’ll be diving into any new book about them. This romance was a page turner and hard to put down. I really want to read it again!

About Ashley Jade

Ashley Jade is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and top 20 bestselling Amazon author who craves tackling different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including erotica and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em-dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought-provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her Amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go ’round.

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Thief by S. Massery ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review!

THIEF, the first book in the Sterling Falls series, by S. Massery is NOW AVAILABLE!!

THIEF (Sterling Falls Book 1) by S. Massery
Release Date: January 20th, 2022
Genre/Tropes: Dark gothic reverse harem romance


I wasn’t supposed to be at Olympus that night.

And I definitely wasn’t supposed to witness a murder – or be caught by the killers.

Hades, Apollo, and Ares run the mysterious, masked fight club, and they wield more power in this town than I could dream of holding. They destroy my life with one decree: Kora Sinclair doesn’t exist.

Sterling Falls was my chance to start over, but one night derails everything.

My scholarship, my job – gone.

I could run home, but giving up my dreams isn’t an option.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

When I can’t repay my debt to an unforgiving man, he gives me a choice. I can steal Hades’ mask, or he can take what I owe from my flesh.

But if I do, there’s no turning back. More than the fear of his threats, revenge drives my decision. I need to steal the mask.

After all, who better to become a thief than the girl they tried to erase?


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Storyline 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

My mind is still reeling from this book. I’m not even sure where the hell to begin with this review. This slow burn reverse harem was good…so damn good! I was super intrigued with the blurb. I loved how the author tied it all in with Greek mythology. Let me just tell you this book did not disappoint…not one bit. It was fast paced, suspenseful and jaw dropping with a big old dose of dark and twisted.

Kora headed off to Sterling Falls University with high hopes of starting fresh after something super shitty happened to her involving her POS ex boyfriend. With a fantastic scholarship and her best friend on campus, what could go wrong? Well you know the old saying…wrong place at the wrong time? Kora heads out one night to check out the elusive club Olympus but sees something she definitely shouldn’t have and now she has to pay. The price? Her existence.

“I came to experience Olympus, and now I’m standing before the gods who rule it.”

Hades aka Jace, Ares aka Wolfe and Apollo run Olympus and Sterling Falls. One night while they were doing a job, they had an unwelcome and unwanted witness. Kora Sinclair has to pay. They take away everything from her in the hopes that she will tuck tail and leave. But they’ve underestimated what she’ll do to survive. With her back against the wall, she takes a loan out from a cruel gang leader that she can’t repay so he gives her a way out. The Hades mask in exchange for a debt paid.

“It’s clear that stealing the mask isn’t just an act against Hades – it’s against all of them.”

There is so much packed into this book. Kora owes a huge debt to Kronos but what will happen if she can’t deliver Hades Mask? Jace, Wolfe and Apollo made her the invisible girl but after she comes back to Olympus, the game changes. Now they will do anything to protect her. The twists and turns just kept coming and I couldn’t get enough! I love Kora but man…she makes some shitty decisions. I know at times she feels like she has no other choice but it still made me want to scream at my kindle. I’m absolutely obsessed with the gods…especially Wolfe. He is by far my favorite, at least for now. I feel like there is something fishy about Kora’s best friend but I guess we will see. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for the next book. I loved this book so much but fair warning the cliffhangers…yes, there is more than one…are crazy insane!

“There are no such things as knights in shining armor. No one is coming.”

Meet S. Massery

S. Massery, AKA Sara, is a dark romance author from Massachusetts. She enjoys twisting, suspenseful tales with dark anti-heroes and sassy heroines.

​Her journey started when she was a little girl, dreaming of stories and frantically trying to capture her dreams on paper. She completed her first novel, Something Special, in 2018, and she has been unstoppable ever since.

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