A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Playlist!

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Title: A Really Bad Idea
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2019
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Blurb

Everyone has a best friend. Mine just happens to be Dr. Christian Gallagher— the gorgeous, green-eyed heart surgeon who wants to have a baby with me.

Yes, you read that correctly.

When my mother approached me on my thirty-third birthday with a brochure for egg freezing, it was a glaring reminder that my biological clock is ticking toward its expiration date. I’ve always dreamed of being a mom and had a plan — one that was destroyed when I caught my professional hockey player husband in bed with another woman.

Despite my broken heart I still believe in love. I want the happily ever after, but I also want a child desperately and won’t settle in order to make it happen.

That’s why when I decided to take my mother’s advice, Christian came up with his own plan: Let’s have a baby together.

It’s a bad idea. A really, really bad idea. And yet…I can’t stop thinking about how great it could be.

There’s just one condition. Before we have sex (oh, yes, we’re doing this the old fashioned way!) Christian is adamant we go on three dates.

Sounds easy, but it’s not.I thought sex would be the hard part, but the dates are only making me fall for the man I’ve known almost my entire life.

Whoever said sex doesn’t change things never went to bed with their best friend.

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Review

Feels 0
Steam 3.5
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This is a cute, friends to lovers book and was fun to read. It did drag a bit by reiterating some stuff but picked right back up. Christian and Meadow have been friends for years and they have vacationed with their families, spent holidays together. Both of them have had huge crushes on each other but naturally the other doesn’t know it. Not only are they best friends but they work together. Christian is a top notch heart surgeon and Meadow is a nurse who happens to work at Christian’s fathers office.

Meadow has had a failed marriage and is still licking her wounds but her biological clock is ticking and since there is no new men on the horizon, she takes a cue from her mother who suggests freezing her eggs for when she does find someone. Once Christian gets wind of this idea, he has one of his own. For them to have a baby together and not by freezing her eggs…the old fashioned way. Can two friends who have secretly have feelings for each other have sex to create a baby and not fall even harder for each other? Can Meadow stand another heartbreak? Can Christian who is so driven to be the best, have time for a baby? Will he lose Meadow as a best friend if this back fires in there faces? Can Meadow keep her feelings for Christian in control?

Watching these two plan for a baby and get to the point where they have to do the “deed” was so fun to watch. Not only are there some comical moments, it was a romantic story as well. Love scenes were steamy and I loved watching these two realize that maybe a baby won’t be such a bad thing for their friendship after all. Could it make them even closer?

This was a super cute book and was definitely a feel good love story.

christine

 

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About Jeannine Colette

Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

http://jeanninecolette.com/

 

Marriage for One by Ella Maise ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Marriage for One, an all new contemporary romance by Ella Maise, is Live!

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Note to My Past Self : Do NOT get married to the handsome stranger.

Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You’d think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You’d think he must be madly in love.

Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks before. You’d think I’d laugh in his face, call him insane-and a few other names-then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except the walking away part.

It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day. Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I’d imagined for myself.

I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.

It wasn’t long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn’t talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.

One second he was no one. The next he became everything.

One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.

One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.

After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?

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Review

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Steam-2
Storyline-4
Overall Rating-4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

I have read a few books from Ella Maise before and am a big fan of her characters and writing style. I was pretty excited to read this one and glad to say this was another great read. In this book we meet Rose and Jack. No not that Rose and Jack, though they are referenced a few times in the book and I felt the need to rewatch Titanic for the millionth time right after I finished this book. Anyway back to the book, so we meet poor Rose who is basically getting the shaft after her Uncle unexpectedly passes away and the deal she had with him is not one his not so friendly offspring plans to keep. She has invested a ton of time and all of her life savings into making her dream of owning her own coffee shop come true, and just when she thinks that dream is so far out of reach in steps Jack Hawthorne with a crazy as hell offer. Marry him, a complete stranger and her dream can be a reality. Well, kind of. So what’s a girl to do with a sweet proposal like that? Well, marry him of course.

“I was about to be the wife of a man I knew nothing about than what a quick google search had provided.”

So these two enter into their marriage aka business deal and both of them plan to not get too close to the other. It’s apparent right away that Rose is trying to form at least some kind of friendship with Jack but man, he is a grumpy one and has walls up so high it doesn’t seem like anyone will get over them. But soon you see little glimpses here and there that Jack is so much more than a ruggedly sexy, grump ass and he always seems to be there for Rose when she needs him the most. They start to develop a friendship that slowly, very slowly turns to something more.

“His hand was warm as he gently closed his fingers around mine. And my heart…my heart was having some issues.”

I loved Jack and I even could deal with his grumpy demeanor and seeming inability to smile. He was just sexy and sweet and they so belonged together. I loved Rose’s kindness and you could see with her pretty early on that she cared for Jack more than just friendship. This one was definitely a slow build up to get where it was going, but it fit with this story. There was also some drama, ex boyfriends who just won’t stay away and an unexpected illness. I really enjoyed this book and was rooting for all Rose and Jack’s pretending for the sake of their arrangement to turn into something more.

“Somewhere in between all the pretending, I completely fell for you, and I can’t even think of my life without you in it.”

stephanie

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Excerpt

“Please face each other,” the officiant said, and I followed his instructions like a robot. Feeling numb, I let Jack reach for my other hand, and when his fingers gave mine a tiny squeeze, this time I met his questioning eyes. I swallowed, tried to ignore the little jump my heart gave and offered him a small smile. He was truly striking in a cold, calculating sort of way. I’d be lying if I said my heart hadn’t given a small jump the first time I’d laid eyes on him. Completely involuntarily. He had the strong-and-silent thing down pat. His equally striking blue eyes dipped to my lips and then came back to my eyes. When I felt him slowly push a ring onto my finger, I looked down and saw a beautiful wedding band with a half-circle of round diamonds staring back at me. Surprised, I looked up to meet his eyes, but his attention was on my finger as he gently rolled the ring back and forth with his thumb and index finger. The sensation was as alien as it could get.

“It’s okay,” I whispered when he didn’t stop playing with it. “It’s a little big, but it’s okay.”

He let go of my hand and the ring then looked at me. “I’ll take care of it.”

“There is no need to do that. This is fine.”

I didn’t know if Jack Hawthorne ever smiled. So far—the three whole times I’d seen him—I hadn’t been a witness to it, at least not a genuine smile, but I would have assumed if he was marrying someone he was in love with instead of me, there would at least be a small playful grin on his lips. He didn’t look like the grinning type, but surely there would be a hint of it. Unfortunately, neither one of us was the picture of a happy newlywed couple.

I reached for his hand to put on his wedding band, but call it nerves, clumsiness, or a sign, if you will—before I could even touch his hand, the cheap, thin ring slipped from my shaky fingers and I watched it fly away from me in slow motion. After the surprisingly loud clinking sound it made when it hit the floor, I ran after it, apologizing to no one in particular, and had to drop to my knees so I could save it before it rolled under the ugly orange couch. Although the light blue dress I had chosen to wear was by no means short, I still had to put one of my hands on my butt to cover myself so I wouldn’t flash everyone as I caught the damn thing before I had to crawl on my knees.

“I got it! I got it!” I yelled a little too enthusiastically over my shoulder, holding the ring up as if I had won a trophy. When I saw the unimpressed expressions around me, I felt my cheeks turn a bright shade of red. I dropped my arm, closed my eyes, and released a very long sigh. When I turned around on my knees, I noticed that my ringless, almost husband had made it to my side, already offering his hand to pull me up. After I got back on my feet with his help, I dusted off my dress. Looking up to his face, I belatedly noticed how stiffly he was holding himself—jaw clenched, the muscle tick definitely back.

Had I done something wrong?

“I’m sorry,” I whispered, thoroughly embarrassed, and got a curt nod in response.

The officiant cleared his throat and gave us a small smile. “Shall we continue?”

Before he could drag me back, I discreetly leaned toward my soon-to-be-maybe husband and whispered, “Look, I’m not sure about…you look…” I paused and released another long breath before gathering enough courage to look straight into his eyes. “We don’t have to do this if you’ve changed your mind. Are you sure? And I mean really, really sure you want to go through with this?”

His eyes searched mine as we ignored the other people in the room, and my heart rate picked up as I waited for his answer. As much as I was reluctant to do this, if he’d changed his mind, I’d be screwed six ways to Sunday and we both knew that.

“Let’s get this over with,” he said eventually.

That was all I got.

Lovely.

About Ella

I’m a big dreamer. And that’s how it all started for me, really. Reading and dreaming. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind. Crushing on fictional characters is also another bonus. Through my words, if I can manage to make even one-person smile, it means I’ve done my job well.

Writing became my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and telling their stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety that comes with publishing…everything is worth it at the end.

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Heartthrob by Robin Bielman ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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He likes a challenge…

Heartthrob, an all-new sexy and hilarious standalone from USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman, is available now!

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Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s a smart, sexy distraction I can’t afford, but one date can’t hurt, right? Only she turns me down. And just like that, it’s game on.

She’s sworn off love…

Finn Auprince is the hottest player in the major leagues. Look up “It Factor” in the dictionary and there’s his handsome face. He’s also my biggest client and I don’t care how easy it is to talk to him or how fun it is to manage his social media accounts, I will not give in to his charms. Then one drunken night, I tell him about my curse: all my previous boyfriends have found their soul mates while dating me. One more heartbreak, and I’ll never recover. But Finn doesn’t believe in curses—he believes in me. Professionally and personally. He sets out to prove the universe isn’t against me, and that his one true love isn’t waiting around the next corner.

The problem is…can we play the game of love and both come out on top?

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Review

Feels 1
Steam 3.5
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

Finn is a super star on a baseball diamond, an actual golden boy. Until he wasn’t. Due to a bad catch, not only does he cost his team a championship game but he injures himself. Finn is devastated at this turn of events. Baseball is his life and this injury could put everything he has worked for in jeopardy. So the team hires a social media manager to help his online persona to repair the damage that was done when he acted like a big brat on the field.

Chloe is this social media manager and is super excited to have the opportunity to help rebuild Finn’s image. Only when she is introduced to him, they both realize that they have met before under funny circumstances. Due to the long hours they spend with each other the attraction builds and builds but can this ballplayer make room in his life he has devoted to baseball for a relationship? Can she cope with dating someone who is on the road as much as he is?

The chemistry was unbelievable and there were a few hot, steamy scenes. I liked seeing Finn and his family interact and see a different side to him especially when it comes to Chloe. I loved Chloe and her past, even though it was rocky for her. Love her determination and fierce love for baseball. These two really were a perfect match!! I am looking forward to reading the upcoming books about other characters in this book!

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Excerpt

“Smooth,”I say with a shake of my head. He no doubt compliments every woman he meets. “But overused.” I put out my palm. “Hand over your phone. I’ll take the picture.”

He looks like he’s ready to yank the sling off his arm and throw it across the parking lot, but instead he gives in to my request. I put the card down on the hood of my car and snap the photo. After checking to make sure it’s a clear shot, I say, “Would you mind letting me know the cost of fixing your car before we go through insurance companies? I may pay out of pocket.”I hate the idea of depleting my savings account, but it might be the better option in the long run.

“Sure.” His fingers brush mine when I give him his phone back, and a surge of heat charges up my arm. Our eyes lock. Hold. “I should also get your digits then—” he glances down at the photo “—Chloe Conrad.”

His saying my name shouldn’t make me weak in the knees, but it does. We’re no longer strangers, not that he’ll remember me or give me any thought beyond fixing his car.

I snag the phone back and type in my number. Then I call myself. My phone rings from the car. “Now I’ve got your number, too.” I never answer my phone if I don’t know who’s calling.

“Would you like a name to go along with it?”

“That’s okay.” I hand back the phone.

His blue eyes dance. “You already know it.”

“Why would I know it? Are you famous or something?” I turn to go before he can see the truth on my face. “I’ll wait to hear from you and uh, sorry about hitting you. I don’t think I said that.”

“No worries.”

I wish. Life isn’t exactly going to plan at the moment. At least my next job assignment should be easy. My boss said it was a perfect fit and I’d get the details on Monday.

“Oh, and Chloe?”

I pause before sliding into my car and look at Finn.

“Nice try.” He tips his head toward my front bumper and winks. Actually winks! Normally I find winking cheesy, but not when Finn does it. His wink is like a calling card for let’s get naked and run our hands and mouths all over each other.

Then it hits me. My license plate frame. It says Baseball…The Perfect Game. Shit. Can’t a girl catch a single break?

“See you around, Webster.”

No, he won’t. Not if I can help it.

About Robin Bielman

Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops, and spend time with her husband and two sons.

Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She writes with a steady stream of caffeine nearby and the best dog on the planet, Harry, by her side. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch at all of her social media spots!

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HeartBreaker by Magan Vernon ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review, Playlist & Excerpt!

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Title: HeartBreaker
Series: Heart Duet #2
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2019
Blurb

I’ve broken my fair share of hearts.
They don’t call me a former teen heartthrob for nothing.

Now, I’m a single dad and things are finally looking up for me in life and love for that matter.

But then the ghost of Hollywood past showed up at my doorstep. Now I have to decide if it’s time to go back to my old life, for her, or if I keep it all in the past…for her.

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HeartBreaker is told from the Male POV

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Review

Feels 4
Storyline 4
Steam 3
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

First and foremost I really liked this book. The flow was amazing and I devoured it. I love the characters and their chemistry. I wanted more though. I felt like maybe it lost a little bit of steam from book one but by the end, everything worked out as it should. I’ll also be honest and say Lennox really ticked me off a bit. But man oh man, did he get redeemed.

Overall this duet is a must read. I loved it. The sassiness, the silliness and even the seriousness of it was addicting. Magan Vernon nailed this duet.

lindsey

Playlist

Playlist
for HeartThrob and HeartBreaker

Playlist for HeartThrob and HeartBreaker
(Don’t judge. You know you love some 90s Teen HeartThrobs)

  • I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
  • Wonderwall by Oasis
  • Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
  • Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
  • MMMBop by Hanson
  • Give It To You by Jordan Knight
  • It’s Gonna Be May by NSync
  • All or Nothing by O-Town
  • Every Other Time by LFO
  • The Hardest Thing by 98 Degrees
  • What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
  • On The Way Down by Ryan Cabrera
  • Crazy For This Girl by Evan and Jaron
  • One Time by Justin Bieber
  • What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
  • IDOL by BTS
  • Back Here by BB Mak
  • Stitches by Shawn Mendes
  • Sucker by Jonas Brothers
  • Boys In The Band by New Kids on The Block

 

Excerpt

As soon as I opened the front door, Juniper and the dog ran to each other like they were lifelong friends who hadn’t seen the other in years.

“Princess Cupcake, you’re here!” Juniper cooed, taking the little eight-pound spiky brown-haired dog in her arms. She petted her behind her perky little ears, the dog closing her eyes and panting in response.

“Princess Cupcake?” Roo asked.

I shrugged, looking up to see her and her sister both standing in the doorway.

I was afraid after our talk this afternoon that Rachel wouldn’t come. But seeing her there had me smiling even wider.

“I guess Juniper and I may have to discuss a name change,” I said, stepping aside and letting everyone into the foyer.

“Come on, Princess Cupcake, come see my room.” Juniper and Ariana charged up the stairs.

“Hey, be careful. A dog is a live animal, not a toy,” I yelled on deaf ears since the girls had already ascended the stairs and rounded the corner in a flurry of giggles.

“I’d better check to make sure Squeaky, err, Princess Cupcake is okay,” Roo said before bounding up the stairs after the girls.

I waited a full five seconds before I wrapped my arms around Rachel, crushing my lips to hers.

She stilled as her first reaction then slowly her body melted against mine. Her mouth parting as our tongues met.

Her kisses were sweet like her vanilla lip gloss and strawberry bubblegum. I wanted to stay in that moment with her. To get lost in those lips.

But reality slapped me back when she put her hands on my chest, gently pushing against me until she broke our kiss.

“As much as I enjoy that, I have a feeling there’s something else going on in that pretty blond head of yours. Like maybe you’re still thinking about L.A.?” She raised her eyebrows.

I swallowed hard. “Maybe.”

She blinked. “So, is getting the dog a deciding factor and we’re just here for moral support?” Her words trailed as she caught her swollen lip between her teeth.

Letting out a deep breath, I leaned back, dropping my hands from her waist. “I don’t know, Rach. I’ll be honest. I’m still twisted about the whole thing. I guess I figured the dog would help make this decision.”

“Seriously? After everything earlier today and you still don’t know what you want.” She shook her head, muttering under her breath.

I winced as if her words verbally slapped me. “I know. It’s hard to say no to Trish. It’s a great opportunity in L.A. for Juni and me.”

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Author Bio

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch. Find her online at www.maganvernon.com
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Debase by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Debase by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: April 30, 2019

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Debase, the final book in the Eagle Elite Series and the first new book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken.

With blood on my hands, I held her.

With death in my soul, I took from her.

With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.

There are many definitions of Hell.

My list was exhaustive, my definitions tragic.

Tonight I was adding something new to the very top.

Girl number six thirty-two.

She arrived on my birthday, the same day, every year, I play Russian Roulette and pull the trigger.

She was my omen.

My end game.

She made it personal.

And for the first time in my life, I gave in.

A virgin mob boss with no soul.

My name is Andrei Petrov.

They call me the devil.

All I want is for the pain to end.

All she wants is for me to share it.

I am the last remaining heir to a dynasty that should burn in Hell.

And my last wish remains for it to die with me.

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Review

Feels 5
Storyline 4
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

WOWZA! So dark and delicious. I loved it. I haven’t read all of the books that pertain to this one, but that didn’t make a difference. I was able to follow along and it was super easy to read and understand the dynamics. The tension and feels were off the charts with this book. I related to both the main characters and their situations. Dark personalities usually kill each other but with these two…something amazing happened. They both started to shine in this dark and forbidden world. Don’t miss it folks!

lindsey

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Excerpt

I slid my tongue into her mouth. I tasted, I took, I was greedy with each kiss. With blood on my hands, I held her.

With death in my soul, I drank from her.

With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.

I wanted closer.

More.

My gloves felt too hot for my hands.

My hands too big to contain the weeping leather as I pulled away from Alice and stared into her big blue eyes.

“You don’t want this,” I whispered.

She bit down on her swollen lip and reached for me, I stood still as her warm hands touched both of my cheeks. “Lie.”

I let out a hiss of air at her touch. “Walk. Away.”

“Kiss me again.”

“I can’t do that.” I needed to stop doing that.

“Can’t or won’t?”

I told myself one more kiss, one more touch. I told myself it would be okay, that I was still in control.

That I was above this.

That no woman had ever owned me.

No woman had ever taken everything.

My chest heaved as I stared at her mouth, unable to move, completely rooted to the floor.

Alice moved her hands to my jeans and slowly unbuttoned them. I didn’t stop her, I needed to fucking stop her, but it was like I’d drank this paralyzing poison from her lips and couldn’t function, could only watch her as my soul floated above my body, mocking my inaction, telling me that this would be the end of me.

The very end.

Letting her in.

Keeping her there.

I would give her everything.

And then I would lose control.

Lose my mind.

Lose my heart.

I would lose.

So would she.

“Alice…” My voice cracked. “I wish…” Her hands stilled on my jeans like she was ready to pull them down. “I can’t. I wish I could. I can’t.”

How could she possibly understand?

How could I explain the gut-wrenching fear of looking in the mirror and knowing that one choice kept me sane. One choice.

And that was sex.

He’d made that choice.

I wouldn’t.

I couldn’t.

I couldn’t trust myself, couldn’t trust it wouldn’t happen to me too, and hurt someone like her.

Someone so very… perfect.

Without blinking, Alice gripped my jeans, indecision etched on every pretty part of her face.

She was beautiful.

So damn beautiful.

I gripped her wrists with my hands and pulled them away from the very real temptation of getting completely naked and sinking into her, feeling her clench around me, her tight heat.

Shit.

I pulled her into my arms, and she rested her head on my shoulder. Just because I couldn’t let her touch me, couldn’t cross that line, didn’t mean I couldn’t make her happy, I would kill to watch her face in the throes of multiple orgasms.

I quickly gripped her by the hips and put her up on the cold granite countertop.

“Andrei what are you doing?” She looked down at me uncertainty in her blue eyes.

I moved my hands to her ass and pulled down the black leggings she’d been wearing, all the way down to her ankles, right along with a pair of lacy underwear that were bright pink, and perfect.

“Andrei?”

“Yes?”

“Seriously, what are you doing?”

I gripped her knees with my hands and then spread them wide. “What’s it look like I’m doing?” I smirked. “I’m feasting.”

Her eyes widened.

Never underestimate a virgin with an extremely vivid imagination and heightened sexual appetite.

I wasn’t a fucking monk.

I would like to think I knew more than most men, because I’d seen it all, watched it, inadvertently studied it.

If someone gave me a diagram of a woman, I could point out over twenty-two ways to get her off — with my tongue, a feather, my fingers, take your pick.

“You don’t have to—” She let out a gasp, gripping the edge of the granite, turning her hands white.

I chuckled darkly against her right thigh and bit. “I’m sorry, what was that? I don’t have to?”

“I’ve never, nobody has ever… done. This.”

“Tell me,” I asked gently before I dipped my tongue inside her and flicked.

Her entire body jerked.

“Tell me he never touched you like this, tell me nobody has ever touched you like this.”

“Never,” she rasped. “You.” That word was like a gunshot going off in my soul. “Only you, Andrei.”

“Me.” I flicked my tongue again, and gripped her by the ass, pulling her almost completely off the counter while I sat beneath her and sucked her off in the most primitive aggressive way I knew how.

With every ounce of energy I had in my physical body.

With my soul.

I used every weapon in my arsenal.

About Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the 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.

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Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan ~ Review Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

Junk Mail, a hilariously sexy standalone by New York Times bestselling author is live and available everywhere.

It all started with a sexy selfie. 🍆

A deliciously naughty, tell-everyone-you-know read!

About Junk Mail

It all started with a sexy selfie.

Texted to the wrong number.

Oops.

Not my finest moment—but I have nothing to be ashamed of.

She thought I was no better, and I quote, than the knuckle-dragging douche-bags she was never dating again.

It was a stupid dare from a girl I’d met online, but since she’d given me a fake number, I didn’t feel bad that my interests were suddenly focused elsewhere—on the fiery and sharp-tongued, Peyton that I found myself sparring with over text for the rest of the evening.

The following day, my case of mistaken identity came back to bite me in the banana.

When I strolled into the office, I was introduced to Peyton as the new client I needed to win over. The Peyton , in case you’re not tracking.

And let’s just say she had my full attention.

Brains? Check.

Beauty? Oh yeah.

And the best part? She hated me on sight.

Dear God, do I love a challenge.

Let the games begin.

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Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Even though this book was a little bit more predicable then I would have hoped for it was a fast paced, funny, quick read love story with more then a few steamy scenes. Peyton is on the brink of taking her business to the next level with the help of a business partner. Before her big meeting she receives a text message with a shocking picture…it was a d*ck pic! After a few texts back and forth with the mysterious stranger, Josh, she tries to get the image out of her head but fails miserably.

When the day of big meeting comes, guess who shows up? Their realization of who each other is was really cute and funny and had me laughing out loud. The two have an immediate attraction to each other but will that attraction stand in the way of their professional relationship and Peyton’s company up and running? I don’t want to give it all away but I absolutely loved the supporting characters, especially her grandmother and they added a lot of comic relief to the story as well as a bit of drama. It was a solid book that was a quick, fun read with a little spice! Hoping to see books on other characters we were introduced to in this book.

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Vow of Obedience by Brianna Hale ~ Release Blitz

Title: Vow of Obedience
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte Series
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 11, 2019

 

Don’t cry, little girl. Daddy will forgive you.
 
The job was meant to be impossible, even for the Cavalieri Della Morte.
Kill Adelmo Lange, the reclusive crime boss who murdered my brother.
 
Until her. Adelmo’s daughter.
 
Branwen has taken a vow of silence to atone for her sins, but I don’t need her to say a word.
She’s the bait that’s going to draw my target out.
 
Now she’s going to swear another vow. A vow of obedience. To me.
 
Together, we’re going to take down her father. If she does exactly what I tell her, she may even escape with her life.
 
Do as daddy says. 
 

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Feels 3
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4

Definitely one wild and crazy ride. This series of books has turned out to be very interesting and dark. Which I always enjoy. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

lindsey

There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.

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