Move the Stars by Jessica Hawkins Blog Tour



#NEWRELEASE Move the Stars, the highly anticipated conclusion to the Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins.
LAKE: It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. If I’d known then what I do now, would I have kept on walking? Manning was older, darker, experienced—and I’d trusted him when he said the story would only ever be about us. I’d held those words close and challenged fate, but I had lost.

A part of me is still that sixteen-year-old girl squinting up at Manning, but no matter how far I fall or high I soar, I’ll always be a bird without her bear and nothing without him.

MANNING: When I close my eyes, I can no longer see her. The decisions I made were to push Lake in the right direction—away from me. But now that she’s gone, would I have made those same choices?

I’d walked away like I was supposed to. I’d kept my distance. I’d bent over backward to keep Lake pure, but she’s no longer that girl, and I don’t know if I can stay away anymore. I only know I don’t want to. She’s still everything I want and nothing I should ever have, but if anyone can move the stars, it’s her great bear in the sky.

Amazon ➜

iBooks ➜

Nook ➜

Google Play ➜

Kobo ➜

Paperback ➜

Audiobook (coming 2017) ➜


Angst 5
Tears 4
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 3
Overall Rating 5

Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Lindsey

WELLLLL….. She freakin did it! She made me cry like a baby. Like…. A LOT! But that’s OK. I have been waiting for this conclusion to this story for what feels like ever. But in reality, it wasn’t that long. And the wait was so worth it. It was worth every tear, every giggle, every sob, and then some. Jessica, you are a phenomenal story teller. I absolutely love your words. Addictive and so heart wrenching I couldn’t hardly breathe!

I cant take the chance that I will give something away, so I will keep this short, sweet, and to the point. READ THE DAMN BOOKS! This is one of the best series Ive read in my life (and that is A LOT). Jessica is a master with her words, so you will not be let down. Lake and Manning are one of a kind, and just when you think this will end one way….. it doesn’t. The emotional journey you will go on will be intense. But so worth the ride!

More by Jessica Hawkins


Something in the Way
Somebody Else’s Sky
Move the Stars

Slip of the Tongue
The First Taste
Yours to Bare

Possession free!
Explicitly Yours Complete Series

Come Undone
Come Alive
Come Together
The Cityscape Series Boxed Set

All Titles Available Here

Strictly Off Limits: A Forbidden Romance Novella

Trading Yesterday by Kahlen Aymes ~ Cover & Excerpt Reveal


releases Nov. 21st but you can Pre-Order TODAY!

Cover Designed by Shoutlines Designs

Something inside me snapped.


“Chase, I need you.  Please, come.”


Teagan’s words screamed from the screen of my phone. My heart started pounding and I started to sweat. I felt like I might pass out as I was sucked into a vortex of emotions and memories I’d tried desperately to forget. 


Teagan Tessler was the love of my life. My professional soccer career was a big part of the future we planned to have together, but an offer with Arsenal, one of England’s premier soccer teams, sent me to London a year ahead of schedule. Just months after I left, Teagan betrayed me with my best friend without an explanation.  I was completely and utterly destroyed.


Six years later, I can finally breathe again and my professional and personal life is in a good place; but, now this.  I’d  have to be insane to even consider ripping open those old wounds, but whatever she needed, it had to be huge.


The truth of my feelings resonated: I should shut off the phone and forget her forever, but my traitorous heart told me to get on a plane, no questions asked.


One decision can ruin your life… Maybe another one can save it.


From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, Trading Yesterday is a sexy roller coaster of emotion, ultimate loss, desperate longing, betrayal and forgiveness that will restore your faith in unconditional love.  You’ll be left gasping for more!  The Remembrance Trilogy readers will love this book.





Six years since I left her.  Six fucking years

It seemed like I had no choice at the time; like it was the start of a dream, not the beginning of a nightmare.  It was the biggest mistake of my life.

The offer from the English Arsenal Football Club was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, no matter how much it ripped me apart to leave Teagan behind.  Our plan was for her to finish college then come over there, too.  It never happened. 

Somehow, it all got fucked up.  Royally fucked up.  I spent years trying to figure out why it happened without finding any logical answers and then, I was determined to forget about her.  I threw myself into the game, booze, and numerous women, but nothing helped most of the time.  If I were honest, the pain never really went away and I felt the loss every goddamned day. I knew I never should have left, and that only made it worse.  It was Teagan, and not soccer, who was my once-in-a-lifetime everything, but I thought we were madly in love and I completely trusted that we’d make it through it… I completely trusted her.  We knew it would be a difficult couple of years, but I had no reason to doubt that things wouldn’t go as planned. I thought we were invincible. Yet, not six months after I left, she married my best friend behind my back. 

Some best friend.  Anger cut through me like a red-hot knife and settled in to sear my gut and tighten my chest.  There was no one I hated more.

My heart ached whenever I allowed myself to think about it.  She called and tried to explain once, but I didn’t want to hear it.  No words could justify it.  I felt betrayed; too devastated to find the will to function, let alone listen.  Looking at her would have sliced me open to bleed out right in front of her, and after a betrayal like that, I’d be damned if I’d let her see me suffer. 

Jensen tried to talk to me, too, but I was afraid if I saw him, one of us would die.  What did it fucking matter anyway?  There was no reason that could make it better, more believable, or easier to accept.  I’d closed down, focused on the team, and stopped corresponding with either of them.  It was the only way to breathe. 

My eyes burned and my throat tightened.  After all this time, it was still killing me. So often, I ached to call her, my soul crying out for hers, my mind railing that it was all a bad dream and if I could only hear that sweet voice, my reality would be righted.  Over time, I realized keeping as busy as possible was the only thing to keep the memories from eating me alive.  I was lucky that most of the places I played, and in London, I had zero memories of Teagan to haunt me, but Arsenal and its world-class program wasn’t worth it.  A huge career and being one of the top ten soccer players in the world meant nothing.  Nothing was worth losing Teagan, but I’d made a life for myself despite her.  In spite of her. 

Somehow, I moved on.  I breathed in and out.  I waited, prayed for, and crawled toward the day when it wouldn’t hurt.  I was still crawling on the inside, but I’d learned how to camouflage it so no one could see it anymore. I was sure part of me was dead inside. 

My parents and siblings knew not to mention her after the first few attempts.  The rage and drinking binges that resulted had finally kept them quiet.  Kat looked at me with a sort of incredible sorrow, and even Kevin stopped badgering me. 

“Just leave it alone, Kev!  I can’t fucking stand thinking about what she’s doing with Jensen. Nothing will justify it! If Jensen was bleeding out in the street, the reason still wouldn’t be good enough for her to be with him. It makes me fucking sick!” 

I’d flung my mother’s Ming vase at my brother and it barely missed his head; shattering in a million pieces against the wall behind him.  He stood there stunned for a split second as my chest heaved and his image blurred behind a haze of fury and tears.  Then, he rushed at me, tackling me to the ground.  He beat the shit out of me, leaving me broken and crying her name, asking God why she wasn’t mine, begging for relief that never came, wishing I could die right there because I couldn’t see any other way to end the horrible pain. I didn’t know if I was hitting at Kevin or Teagan’s memory, but afterward, he dropped to his knees and held on to me as I fell apart.  The whole family looked on in stunned shock, all of them powerless to help me.  It was New Year’s Eve and I’d gotten drunk off my ass to try to forget.  Everyone left me alone ever since. My mother never even mentioned that vase.  She found it at a garage sale and it was probably fake, but she loved to pretend it was real, and I had destroyed it. One more thing I shouldn’t have done that piled on the guilt.  I’d ruined my own fucking life by leaving and I had to live with it.

As time moved on the devastating pain eased little by little, and faded in to a dull, ever-present ache.  I came home to the States less because being there surrounded me with Teagan’s essence, her memory, and people who knew her and might talk about her.  Not knowing where she was, or anything about her, made it easier and possible to survive.

Now, I was in a plane on my way to Atlanta fucking Georgia, because of a few well-scripted words that came across my phone via text message.

Chase, Kat gave me your number.  Don’t be mad.  I need you.  It’s an emergency. Please come ASAP. 


I ran my hand through my hair.  Kat. My mind screamed.  My sister, Kathryn was tight lipped, telling me nothing beyond where I could find her.  Apparently she’d kept in touch with Teagan all these years, and that enraged me. Goddamn traitor. 

“Hmmph!” I huffed in disgust.  So much for blood being thicker than water

When I called Kathryn to confront her, all she’d say was that Teagan and Jensen had moved to Atlanta three years earlier when Jensen got a job with ESPN, and I’d have to wait for Teagan to explain the rest. He must not be very high on the ESPN food chain or I’d have known about his job there.

I didn’t understand why, but I was pissed at my sister.  Why would Teagan leave her family…and mine, to live in a strange city with a man who was probably gone more than he was home?  It made no sense.  But then, none of her decisions made sense since I left.  Not since she chose to marry someone else. 

The burning ache I’d thought I’d buried flared anew twenty-four hours earlier when her name appeared at the end of her message.  I’d felt like a sledgehammer just flew at high velocity into my gut, and left me gasping as the air left my lungs.  I could hear that voice saying the words on the screen, as if she were standing right next to me.  My heart exploded and blood rushed to my face like liquid fire.

I’d thought nothing would separate us; not distance…not anyone, or anything.  Ever.  I was so in love I must have been blind to what was really going on behind my back.  And yet, years later, all she had to do was crook her little finger and I was dragging my sorry ass halfway across the world without knowing why.

“Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia.  We thank you for flying with us today.  We know you have many choices for…” The mad rushing of blood in my ears muffled the flight attendant’s words.  My skin vibrated as anticipation throbbed through me, and I mentally shook myself.  I needed to get my shit together.  I couldn’t allow Teagan to see how much this still mattered.  I had to be cool, calm… blasé’.   She couldn’t know how she’d destroyed me.  I’d worked hard to build an aloof persona off the field, and a superstar one on it.  When I started to stand out, the sports world shortened my name from Chase to Ace, and I embraced it.

As I gathered my carry on, I braced myself for what I would see in a few short minutes.  Would Jensen be with her?  Could I take that?  I wasn’t sure.  I rubbed my hand over the back of my neck in agitation and then held it out in front of me.  I was visibly shaking, so I curled my fingers into a fist in an attempt to steady myself.  I was a bad motherfucker, solid as a rock, on top of my game and in the best shape of my life, so why the hell was I shaking like a pussy? As I started to walk out of the plane, I willed myself to calm down.  I settled a cold mask into place over my face, praying to God it would remain unmoved when I saw her.

The seconds pounded in my head as my footsteps closed the distance to the main terminal, heavy and suffocating.  I struggled to fill my lungs with air; sure I’d lose my breath forever the minute I laid eyes on her.  Would she be different?  I wanted her to be unrecognizable… resistible… no longer the woman I fell in love with… no longer my Teagan. 

Please God… let me not give a shit.  After everything I’d suffered, would that be so much to ask?

Somehow over the years, the bitterness and anger lessened and most of what I remembered was the intense love and longing.  She haunted my dreams more times than I could count, and every time I woke up in a cold sweat missing her or wanting her, I wanted to scream.

 I dug down deep for the anger I’d need to make it through the next couple of days.  Two days was all I would subject myself to.  Then I was gone and I’d put her in the past where she belonged. I had a game in Brasília on Saturday that I couldn’t miss and I was thankful for my contract.

What the hell am I doing here, anyway? I argued with myself.  I should have used the game to skip it all together, but what if she was in trouble? My lips pressed together in anger.  What the fuck did it matter to me?  I shouldn’t care at all.  I sighed heavily. Taking care of Teagan was Jensen’s fucking job now, not mine.

Against my will, I searched the countless faces, looking for those soft brown eyes that used to own my soul.  I stopped in the middle of the terminal, as my phone buzzed in my pocket.


“Hey, lovie.  I got your message,” Bronwyn said casually.

“I sent it twelve hours ago. Thanks for the prompt response.”  Sarcasm dripped from my voice. She didn’t notice.

“So you’re in the U.S.?  Ace, I mean… why?”

I was distracted as I kept searching for Teagan.  “I thought you said you got my message.  I told you that a friend needs me.”

“For what?” She sounded pissed, but then, “pissed” and “I don’t give a shit” were her two most prominent gears.

“I don’t know, Bronwyn.  I’ll call you when I know more.”

“I’m going to bed, so don’t call until morning, hmm?”  Her voice was bored and unconcerned; her whiny voice in her English accent was suddenly annoying as hell.

“The time difference is six hours, so hopefully I’ll be sleeping when you wake up.  Remember, my body is on London time.”

“Oh, yeah.  Well, then just call when you can.  Good night, lovie.”

“Bye.”  It annoyed the hell out of me when she called me that, and she knew it.  I shoved the phone into my back pocket of my dark jeans, my mind immediately dismissing the woman on the phone. 

Where was Teagan?  I scratched my stomach through the fine linen of my dark blue button down.  I’d left it un-tucked, only taking time to change my pants and shove three changes of clothes and my running shoes into a small bag before rushing straight to the airport.  I left the club immediately after speaking to Kat.

I was tired and impatient as I put my hands on my hips and turned, stopping dead when I saw her moving slowly in my direction, weaving through the crowds.   She looked thinner and more fragile; her skin seemed more translucent against the darkness of her flowing hair, still as long and luxurious as I remembered.  My breath caught in my throat at the sight, my heart thudding sickeningly in my chest as time rewound in an instant.  I wanted it to stop beating.  I didn’t care if it killed me or if I had to rip it from my chest; I just wanted it to fucking stop.

Her brown eyes were huge as she looked up into my face, still owning me as much as she ever had, as she closed the last few yards between us.  The sadness surrounding her was so heavy I could almost taste it.

“Hello, Chase.” Her voice rocked through me.  The same voice that still haunted my dreams on occasion.

My hand moved to my chest, seeking to ease the tightness that prevented me from speaking.  I swallowed hard as I took in her smallness in jeans and summer top that left her shoulders and arms completely bare, except for the thin straps.  The yellows and oranges in the floral print made her hair appear darker and emphasized the faint flush on her cheeks.

My arms ached to reach for her and drag her against my body.  The pull was tangible and I could see the same battle flash across her beautiful features.  She was still so goddamned beautiful.

“Teagan…” Her name fell from my lips unwillingly as emotions I’d tried to ignore, surfaced.

We stood there, staring at each other until finally, my left hand reached for her right one.  Our fingers entwined as easily as if we’d never been apart, and her eyes filled with glistening tears and then two fat drops rolled down her cheeks.  The years fell away as, unable to help myself; I pulled her to me, and gathering her close then turned my face into her hair.  She still wore the same perfume… still felt perfect pressed close to me.  My breath left my lungs. Her arms flew around my neck as I lifted her easily into my embrace as a deep sob broke from her chest.  

“Chase.  Oh, God.  Thank you.  I honestly didn’t think you would come.”


Want to KNOW?  Pre-Order NOW and get it the INSTANT it goes LIVE!


USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes, writes HOT romance in New Adult, Adult Contemporary, and Erotica genres. Her books bring to life strong and sassy heroines & swoon-worthy, panty dropping alpha males! She is a master at making her readers FEEL as if they are living within the pages.

Kahlen has been on several bestseller lists including Barnes & Noble, Amazon Top 100 Paid at #2, Smashwords, Publisher’s Weekly, iBooks, and USA Today! She has won multiple awards for writing and has a BSBA in Marketing & Business Administration.

She is an avid reader, baker, roller skater and karaoke singing single mother of one daughter and two golden retrievers.

When she isn’t writing she loves interacting with her readers!

Maverick by Karina Halle ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review!

SBPRBanner-Maverick-BT.jpgMaverick by Karina Halle
Release Date: October 17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Maverick, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man – Canada’s never felt so hot!

Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.


Read Today!

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:




Add to GoodReads:



Panty Scorching- 5
Overall Rating- 5
eKindle Review by: Jen

This book blew me away. Honestly I knew I was going to enjoy the read, as I love everything that Karina Halle writes but this book dug itself right into my heart. I finished this book in 2 days and am already trying to find free time to go back and read it again. Maverick gives us the story of John “Maverick” Nelson , who we were introduced to in Shane and Rachel’s story Wild Card and Riley Clarke. Riley makes a move up to North Ridge, as she is looking to over fresh after an incident at work shook her to the core. Thinking that this place is a new beginning and a fresh start Riley is ready to see what challenges arise on her search and rescue job. What she didn’t expect was for her boss to be the “town manwhore” and the undeniably, unattainably handsome Maverick who she just can’t help but be drawn to. Maverick has finally made it as leader of the team and will not let anything stand in his way until the gorgeous Riley shows up to work. Maverick is instantly drawn to Riley – her beauty, charm, smarts, and charisma sends his world spinning. Although they both aware of the fraternization policy at work and try to keep their distance, it seems like fate has other things in mind for Maverick and Riley. Is it worth risking their careers for a potential few nights of a good time? Or will these few fun nights lead them onto a path neither one expected but that neither one can deny?

I loved this story so much!! This story captivated me from the very first chapter and I was finding any snippets of time to sneak in some reading. The sex scenes were HOT—like burning the sheets hot! Holy smokes!!!! The chemistry, not only sexually, between Mav and Riley was undeniable! They totally seem like the perfect fit and complimented each other so well. I loved their story as I did Shane and Rachel’s and I am soooo anxious to read about Fox and Del next!!! Pick up this book-you don’t want to miss out on an fantastic 5 star read!!!




Meet Karina

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Connect with Karina




Join her Reader Group:

Stay up to date with Karina by signing up for her newsletter here:

The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn ~ Teaser





I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?






Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

Facebook | Follow on Goodreads | Website | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Follow on BookBub

Ten Thousand Points of Light by Michelle Warren ~ New Release w/ 5 Star Review!



Title: Ten Thousand Points of Light

Author: Michelle Warren

Release Date: October 18, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Five years ago an unthinkable tragedy slashed Cait London’s life into two parts: before she had amnesia and after.

Determined to keep her past hidden and start over, she moves to Chicago and plunges into a new job—all while keeping a walled distance from everyone she meets. But it’s not long before Cait reconsiders her solitary existence, and soon she’s stepping beyond her boundaries and taking unthinkable chances, like crushing on her impossibly sexy landlord, Evan Wade. He’s flirty, annoying, and with him living in the same apartment building, she can’t stop thinking about him. If she can sleep with him once, perhaps she can get him out of her system. The problem is, Evan seems bulletproof to her advances. As the two develop a connection, it becomes clear Cait may not succeed before her heart remembers what it feels like to love.

Ten Thousand Points of Light is an immersive contemporary romance about the intensity of first loves, the heartache of loss, and the power of forgiveness.

Purchase Links




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

Cait London has started over. Five years ago after a tragedy her life has been divided into two parts: Before amnesia and after. She’s excelling at her new job even though she has been keeping to herself. Suddenly, she starts taking chances. Cait decides to flirt with her sexy landlord, Evan Wade, who seems to run hot and cold. A client tries to persuade her to start something romantically. And for some odd reason, she starts getting glimpses of the incident that changed her life forever.

“I know it won’t happen overnight, but it’s a spark of a flame I want to burn so bright no darkness from before remains. Even though it shouldn’t, this search for newness heightens my interest in Evan. I experience the most when I’m with him, positive or negative. And I confess, I want more of it.”

This emotional story made me feel so many things. It was just so beautifully told and made me feel like I was inside Cait’s shoes. Scared of remembering. Scared of not remembering. And so, so confused. I got butterflies when she decided to take a chance on loving again. Or perhaps for the first time in her mind. Cait truly is incredibly brave. It’s so scary to trust people with your secrets and overcoming the loss of memory. I can’t imagine the fear of panic attacks and not knowing what might set them off. And Evan! OMG…what a perfect man to take a chance on. To make that leap. I cried when I read his story as well. What a remarkable, twisted story. I just really fell in love with how everything developed and where it all ended up.

This was my first book by Michelle Warren and I know I will be reading many more books by this author. I loved her writing style and can’t wait to see what I find next to read from her.



About Michelle Warren


If Michelle Warren had a spirit animal, it would be a tiger in a pink tutu, riding a Harley through a ring of fire. She lives in Chicago, dreams of California but hails from Baltimore. She has a slight obsession with travel, sunshine, Double Chocolate Milano cookies and writing novels. She didn’t travel the road to writer immediately. She spent over a decade as professional illustrator and designer. Her artistic creativity combined with her love of science fiction, paranormal and fantasy led her to write her first novel.

Connect with Michelle Warren




Twitter: MMichelleWarren




Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Blog Tour


Lisa Renee Jones is back with a sexy, stunning


Dirty Rich

TITLE: Dirty, Rich One Night Stand

GENRE: Contemporary Steamy Romance

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2017



That’s all it was supposed to be. Her. Him. Pleasure. And then a fast goodbye. He’s a stranger. And yet, he’s not. She knows him even though he doesn’t know her.

He’s the powerful attorney, now world-renowned after coming off the trial of a century which was publicized across the country. And I’m one of the reporters that sat in his courtroom.

I watched him, studied him, got to know him from afar which isn’t hard since I know his exact brand of confidence, arrogance, and wealth.

I know his type. I’ve dated his type. Which is why when I happen to come face to face with him, when sparks fly and heat simmers between us, I know what happens if I say “yes” to Reese Summer.

I know he’ll taste like sin and sex, even before he kisses me.

I know he’ll feel like pleasure and passion, even before he touches me.

I know he’ll demand more than I wants to give, and yet, because I dare to give myself to him, the result will be deliciously hot.

I know that I will not leave his bed without being utterly, completely sated.

And I know that I will leave the next morning anyway.

And so, I do.

And so, he follows.

And as chase begins my question becomes: Is Reese Summer THE one or is he really just a dirty, arrogant lie that should have stayed a one night stand?


Amazon US ➜

Amazon CA➜

Amazon UK ➜


Angst 3
Tears 1
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 5

Lisa! You did it again, woman! I loved this book hard! Reese and Cat are so damn hot together. WOW! I fell inlove with Cat immediately. Shes sassy and so on point with calling people out when need be. And sometimes when it not. She reminds me of myself in some ways. That’s why I connected with her so much.

Reese! Sweet baby Jesus. Hes so damn hot. Hes a man on a mission and he knows what he wants. Hes stuck in a court case from hell so when a feisty Cat calls him out…. He most definitely took notice. I want a sexy lawyer in my life. HAHA!

I loved this book! Lisa as per usual does a great job and her story is addictive. I couldn’t stop reading even when work was calling! Easy 5 stars for this one!



“You’re as perfect as I knew you would be,” he says, his voice managing to be both sandpaper and silk on my nerve endings, as he adds, “and almost as naked as I want you to be.”

The idea that he has wanted me as much as I have wanted him does funny things to my stomach, but more so, delivers an unexpected wave of illogical vulnerability. This is sex. The end. I don’t want or need to feel anything more. I want and need him naked and fucking me now, fast, hard. That’s safe. Desperate to find that safe place, to shift the control from him to me, I push to my toes, my breasts molding to his chest, and press my lips to his lips. They are warm, and he is hard everywhere I am soft.

And his response to my kiss, the answering moan I am rewarded with, is white-hot fire in my blood that he ignites further with a deep, sizzling stroke of his tongue. He slants his mouth over mine, deepening the connection, kissing me with a fierceness no other man ever has, but then some part of me has known from moment one that he is like no man I have ever known. Which explains why he is everything I want. And nothing about this night is what I expected, any more than this man is anything I can control.

But there is something intensely arousing about the idea of trying.

As if claiming I am reaching for the impossible, he molds me closer, his hand between my shoulder blades, his tongue playing wickedly with mine, but I meet him stroke for stroke, arching into him. He cups my ass and pulls me solidly against his erection. He wins this one. Now I am the one moaning, arching into him, and I welcome the intimate connection. I burn for the moment he will be inside me.

But I also want him to burn for this just as much as I do, and I need to touch this man. Really, really, need to touch him. My hand presses between us, and I stroke the hard line of his shaft. Reese tears his mouth from mine, pressing me hard against the pillar supporting the window again, and when his hands leave my body, when his palms press to the concrete above me again, I sense his withdrawal is about control. I was winning. I confirm that as reality when our eyes lock, and the dash of fire in his eyes is lit by one part passion and one part challenge.

“If I slide my fingers between your legs right now,” he says, “are you wet for me? Are you ready for me?”

“Why don’t you find out for yourself?” I dare him, testing him, pushing him.

Potrait of a calm couple resting in the bedroom


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she 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 the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. And will be publishing the first book in her Lilah Love suspense series with Amazon Publishing in March 2018.

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 and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

Potrait of a calm couple resting in the bedroom


Facebook –

Website –

Newsletter –

Twitter –

Instagram –


Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black Blog Tour

Misadventures of a Backup Bride
Shayla Black
An Overnight Billionaire. When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late fathers rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the mans daughter.

Concocts a Fake Bride. Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims hes in love with someone else. The investor says hell still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isnt even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?

And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isnt what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and hes in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isnt so fake. Ella cant help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?

Misadventures of a Backup Bride buy links:

Barnes & Noble

Meet the Author
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
Facebook           Website                 instagram                  Twitter


Angst 1
Tears 0
Value 4
Storyline 4
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 4

I really really liked this book! Shayla done a wonderful job with it! The characters and their instant chemistry really set the tone for this book. The connection was almost instant and I could not get enough. Carson and Ella are great for each other.

Carson is in a pickle. He needs a woman…..and fast to avoid spending his life with a very shallow woman. But the problem with all that is there is one woman who is on his mind a lot. Only shes half the country away and he needs her.

Ella. Sweet Ella. This little woman is in a bind herself. When Carson comes calling he makes an offer that would be stupid to refuse. Only she wants him. Like bad. I mean who wouldn’t love this hunk of a man!

This was a feel good read. I really enjoyed it a lot and cant wait for the next Misadventures installment.