Lover by Marni Mann & Gia Riley ~ Blog Tour w/ Two Raving Reviews & Excerpt


Title: Lover

Author: Marni Mann & Gia Riley

Publication Date: June 8th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Lover, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marni Mann & Gia Riley is available now!

The attraction was undeniable.

I couldn’t escape him.

I didn’t want to.

I was his.

He was mine.

But he wasn’t my husband.

My once treasured marriage was now flawed and imperfect.

By the time the guilt set in, it was too late.

Reality was trying to keep me away from my obsession.

My husband was that reality.

My obsession was West.

But West was forbidden. Taken. Married.

We were swingers.

It was the perfect arrangement.

Until I fell in love…

With West.


Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 1
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Piper and Cannon are on vacation and having marital issues. She doesn’t feel connected with him any longer and he seems to work all of the time. When she starts checking out online boards to figure out a way to revive their marriage she runs across a swingers group. Could this be the way to recharge their sex life? West and Tilly have sexual chemistry off the charts. Although sometimes West feels like they aren’t connecting anywhere else. When West and Piper meet they feel a deeper connection than just the sex for fun. Will either marriage survive once these two start becoming obsessed with more than swinging?

“Never in a million years did I think swinging would hurt in the best way imaginable. That I could get so lost in another man and then go home to my husband. I didn’t realize how much I needed West until I thought about the girl I’d be without him – the girl I had been before I met him.”

When I found out this book was about swinging, I thought YES!!!! First of all yes…this book is steamy/hot/intense. I loved how polar opposites these two couples were in many ways, but the swinging just opened the door for all sorts of twisted fuckery. I wanted to just shake Cannon when Piper asked and asked him to be honest with her. She was trying to solve the puzzle of their marriage, and he just wouldn’t give her a clue. Tilly seemed to be a person who lives purely for self-gratification. West…that man. He’d had some rough blows, but I loved that his character was inspired by Hockey. We should all bow down to the Hockey gods for what they have provided. YUM! This story was sexy and kinky but also about eye opening secrets and vengeance. I loved all of the angst. Give it to me!

If you like books that deal with relationships and intense attraction, you will love this one. I really like books that delve into marital issues and situations you might run into in your own marriage. Not that my hubby and I are out swinging around. At least not that you know of…


Panty Scorching- 5


Angst- 2



Overall Rating- 5

Received an ARC for review

Reviewed by Joanna


Let me just say… This book had be all turned upside down and inside out.

When I heard it was about “Swingers” I was like HECK YEAH… Sign me up!

I have never read a book about “swingers” nor do I really know much about that lifestyle, but was eager to read it, ONE… because it had to have SEX in it, and TWO.. Well… Because it was going to have naughty sex in it. LOL


This story is about two couples in different stages of their life.

You have West and Tilly. West is a professional hockey player… or he was, and Tilly is one HOT woman, no inhibitions, and knows what she wants, and goes for it. West is used to Tilly bringing in another woman into their relationship, but West never did anything with the other woman, it was all Tilly, while he watched, and then he would enjoy his wife when they were done.


The other couple, Piper and Cannon. A happily married couple, but Piper can tell there is something missing in their relationship. She starts to get on the computer and read “forums” and “blogs” on ways to “spice up your relationship” and swinging was mentioned. So Piper looked into it a bit more. She made posted a message and got a response from Tilly, and they began to chat online about the possibilities of the two couples meeting up.


Let me just tell you… This story was so well written. I didn’t want to continue to read it…because I was afraid of what was going to happen next. But I needed to know what would happen next so I had to keep reading it.


I was expecting to get just a book about “swingers” and “sex” but got SO MUCH MORE! This story is so much more than that.


I don’t want to give anything away, so I will stop there… but just let me tell you….READ THIS… It takes you on an emotional ride and takes you away from the normal story we read. Something different for sure… and such a great story about LOVE, LIFE and RELATIONSHIPS!



After tonight, she’ll know how gorgeous she is, and she’ll know how incredible a man can make her feel. And, when she looks at her husband, she’ll expect more from him.

I know shit between them isn’t as hot as what Tilly and I have. Cannon doesn’t look at Piper like he wants to take her clothes off with his teeth and have his mouth live between her legs. He gazes at her like he wants to ask where they’re going to dinner and what movie they’ll see after.

There’s a difference between fucking your best friend and someone who actually worships your body.

Piper will soon know the latter.

And that’s why she’s here. To know what it feels like to be with a man who lusts for her cunt.

She picked the right couple to swing with.


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About Marni:

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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About Gia:

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their

happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.


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