Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

Sweet Retribution

The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 4
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Wow!!! Got my gritty ending with twists and crazy dark scandal. Page after page kept me riveted. I love that even though Abby and Kai’s story is complete…we still get more of our favorite characters coming soon. I love this dark world and flawed men. I can’t wait to find out what wicked twists are in store for the rest of the “new elite”. I just know that their road to happiness is going to be a little bumpy. Ok…who am I kidding. It’s going to be full of nasty construction and sink holes.

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Abby

A chorus of agreement rings out around the room as everyone, unanimously, confirms their support.

Adrenaline courses through my veins, and I just know this is it.

The pivotal moment where everything changes.

Where the power shifts and the people in this room are primed to take back control.

I cast a glance over everyone again, and powerful emotion swims up my throat. Before, the guys were fond of tossing out sentiments that they would kill for me or take a bullet for me, and I was skeptical. Especially when everyone in this room has betrayed me in some way.

But that’s in the past.

Because I look at them now, and I know it’s the truth.

I know they are in this with me.

That they want this as badly as me, and they will do whatever it takes to help me reclaim control over my life.

It’s a surreal feeling.

To know I have such a formidable group of guys standing behind me, watching my back, and supporting my decisions. The feeling of empowerment is incredible. Indescribable. And exactly what I need to get me through the weeks and months ahead. It’s not going to be easy, especially the part I have designated to play. But I know I’m up for the challenge with my crew at my side.

We will make it happen.

This time, the bastard is going down.

And there will be no getting back up.

About Siobhan

Siobhan Davis

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Dr. Dan by K. Webster ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Giveaway!

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From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new taboo treat standalone novel!

Lauren will do anything besides face reality.
Her truth won’t set her free because it’s too busy hunting her.
It chases her into the ER more often than she can count.

Dr. Venable is hellbent on finding answers for his most frequent hospital visitor.
Even when his stunningly beautiful patient is difficult and resistant.
He’ll uncover her pain because he wants nothing more than to heal the sassy young woman.

Long nights.
Rising temperatures.
Feverish needs.
They spend more time than ethical on their quest for answers.
His position. Her age. Nothing will keep them apart.
Not until they get what they came for.

Love may not be a cure, but they’re going to test it anyway.

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

Awwww…this taboo treat had tears in my eyes. DARN IT! Although it was smoking hot too. I’ve been waiting for Dr. Dan’s story for quite a while and I pretty much fell in love with him in this scorching short story. I wanted to take Lauren over my knee probably as much as Dr. Dan did in this book. She’s a feisty one…let me tell ya. I still adore this taboo series and the quick little steamy bites that K. Webster feeds us. This town is full of deviants! I want to move there or at least stalk their every nasty move.

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K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Aries by Gemma James ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

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ARIES (THE ZODIAC QUEEN #1) by Gemma James
Release Date: October 1st

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Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

The first time I met the boys of the Zodiac Brotherhood, I was forced to my knees for the introduction. Still grieving the death of my parents, I was a child queen, a pawn in my uncle’s agenda for wealth and gain. As my guardian, he had the authority to arrange a marriage upon my eighteenth birthday.

That meeting took place six years ago.
Now those boys are powerful men.
Twelve virile men that want to own me.

And I must spend a month with each one.
Bending and yielding to their desires and commands.
Shedding pieces of my innocence so long as my virtue remains intact.

Because they want a virgin queen after the last month concludes, and my uncle plans to auction me off to the highest bidder.

Out of the twelve men, only one has my heart.
And only one can claim my hand in marriage.
If only it were up to me to decide.

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Feels 3
Storyline 4
Steam 3
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Wowza! Super highs and lows with this book. I love the premise of what’s to come with the other books in the series. Gemma tells amazing stories and this was great! Very addictive and that ending had me reeling! I can’t wait for the next book!

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Gemma James

Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Serenading Heartbreak by Ella Fields ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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SERENADING HEARTBREAK by Ella Fields
Release Date: September 27th

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My first love was my brother’s best friend.

A lead singer in their band.
A picture of rugged perfection.
And a drunk soul mate who couldn’t commit.

My second love was an arrogant baseball player.

A player in every sense of the word.
A smooth-talking, reliable best friend.
And a chance at something beautiful and true.

The problem with having a first and second love?
That would be loving them at the same time.

My story isn’t some sexy triangle.
It’s exquisite agony.

Fate gave me two men to love,
but none of us knew which one I could keep.

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Review

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

Omg!!!! Perfection! I have a sort of sadistic addiction to love triangles. I love to fall in love with two guys and have them battle it out for the heroine’s affections. BUT they have to be told in a way that I love both guys and this story was utterly angsty bliss. Stevie is a sweet girl that has no idea how beautiful she is…and she falls for the bad boy musician. Her broken neighbor. Her brother’s best friend Everett. He fights his feelings and breaks her heart. AND then there’s Aiden. The flirty player. The best friend who wants more. He steps up when Everett has stepped out. I get chills thinking about the pull and tug from getting her heart stomped on and still handing it over again and again. Both these men resided in her heart and I really didn’t know which way this book was going to go. Literally did not know from page to page until the very end. Such a great job keeping me on my toes and my heart in my throat. I enjoyed this emotional tangle so much and have recommended it to many people who love that angst like I do.

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We bumped into the counter and he cursed, muttering an apology as he set me on it. Removing my jacket, I could hardly breathe when his teeth sank into my lip. His hands pulled at my tank, tugging it and my bra down over my breasts.

“Fuck.” He tore his mouth away, lowering to my chest as he unzipped his jeans.

I gripped his face, needing those lips back on mine, then I reached for his waistband, shoving his jeans and briefs down.

He helped, and then pulled me right to the edge, testing my entrance with his thumb before licking the digit and pushing my panties aside. “I still have your other pair,” he said, his breath rattling as he pushed at my opening.

“Wha–oh, shit.” He rammed inside, and my head rolled.

He slammed in and out, again and again, one hand around my leg that’d been looped behind him, and the other behind my head as he bent over and hammered into me, sucking at my throat.

It’d been so long, and I felt just how long as the discomfort slowly fled and pleasure began to flood my bloodstream. “I-I think I’m coming…”

Everett chuckled, the sound dark. “You think? Clover, when I’m fucking you, you know damn well you’re coming.” Then he lifted me and spun us around until my back met the cool exterior of the fridge, magnets digging into my ass while I kept my legs wrapped tight around him.

I mumbled incoherent pleas to his tongue as it slid over mine. Our teeth clacked, his hips jerking up so fast and hard, I was on the edge and shaking for what felt like minutes. “So fucking beautiful. So fucking mine. Say it.” He reached between us to flick me into a million shattering pieces. “Say it while you come because of me.”

“Yours,” I rasped, and he held my face as he jerked and stilled, his forehead hard on mine and his breath choppy as it drifted inside my mouth.

We remained like that, eyes locked, our thundering hearts taking their time to slow and calm. His finger drifted over my cheek, and his cock softened inside me.

“You’ve wrecked me, Clover.”

About Ella Fields

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.

While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.

She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Forever My Saint by Monica James ~ 5 Star Review!

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FOREVER MY SAINT
Volume Three
Monica James
Release date: September 19th
Series: All The Pretty Things Trilogy, Volume Three
Genre: Dark Romance
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All hope was lost until Zoey Hennessy walked back into my world, shaking it up beyond repair when she uttered two simple words.

He’s alive.

She speaks of her brother, my Saint, the man who lost everything to set me free.

I believed he was dead. I saw it with my own two eyes. But when Zoey proves he’s alive and being held captive by a monster, I know what I have to do.

It’s time I saved him.

The plan is dangerous, and there are no guarantees I will survive. But if this nightmare has taught me one thing, it’s that I don’t cower in fear. I am a woman hell-bent on getting back the man she loves, and nothing, no one will stand in my way.

However, what I uncover can only be described as hell on earth. The darkness has finally won, and Saint is lost to me forever.

Or so I thought.

Aleksei Popov is anything but a hero, yet in this story—he’s mine. Everything I believed in is about to be turned upside down, and with freedom within my grasp, I wonder how far I will go, and who I will sacrifice in order to set myself free.

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Feels 5
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

What a fucked up dark and twisted ride Monica James took us on with this trilogy! Here I was naively thinking nothing could top book two and I happily stand corrected. Monica James was like wait here while I adjust my crown and show you who rules when it comes to all things that will literally blow your damn mind! With Forever My Saint she cemented herself as forever one of my favorite go to authors. This trilogy was absolutely brilliant!!

“She is the one who brought down a kingdom, and now…it’s her turn to pay.”

Forever My Saint picks up right where Bad Saint left off and even though I could go on and on about the delicious, crazy, intense, dark, emotional roller coaster this was, I am going to try and keep it short. Honestly I thought I was somewhat prepared for this book after reading the first two but I wasn’t prepared or remotely ready for what I got so I don’t want to give anything away.

“Falling in love in the most dire of circumstances shouldn’t have happened, but it did.”

I love Willow. I loved how even though she was dealt this super shitty, fucked up hand she was still good. She had this fire inside of her and she loved hard. Saint…he was just an incredibly broken and beautiful soul. Yes, his hands were bathed in blood from all the sins of his past but he had to make choices, desperate choices for the ones he loved. He loved Willow with all that he is and he would do anything to keep her safe.

“When I think about losing Saint, my entire world crumbles, giving way to perpetual darkness.”

Then there’s my Alek. Yes, mine. A ruthless king brought to his knees by a woman he loved that just happened to love another. I feel like in this book we saw a whole other side of the man so many feared, he was not just the ruthless person we thought. Yes, he is a dangerous, crazy, twisted man but oh, how I loved him. There’s so much more to who Alek is and I for one can’t wait to read his story.

“It’ll be our time, whether in this lifetime or the one after that. I promise.”

This isn’t by any means an easy read. There’s so much violence and darkness but in between all the chaos there’s also this crazy, beautiful love story. I will admit that I know it ended the way it was supposed to…that it really needed to but I selfishly was hoping it ended the way I wanted it to. I loved and hated so many characters in this epic twisted tale but I loved one the most and can’t wait to see more of him. Monica James is a genius and this book was amazing!!

“After everything I’ve endured, I deserve my happily ever after.”

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About Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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The Dugout by Meghan Quinn ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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THE DUGOUT by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: September 19th

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Let me ask you a question:

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.

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Awwww….Carson and Milly. Swoon! Carson was the guy that got the raw deal when his friends were drafted and he was left behind. My heart broke in two even though he was being a little bit of a jerk to everyone around him. Milly…OMG! LOVED LOVED LOVED her! The tomboy that just wants to play in the boys’ world. Baseball was both of their worlds and somehow they collided big time. This story was cute, sweet, angsty to the max and full of those hot ballplayers we all know and love. I loved the banter and friendship that grew into so much more. Meghan kills me when she kicks the conflict in. Every. Single. Time. I know it’s coming. I can’t just have my pretty little lovebirds all happy and floating around in love. But really. The book is so worth the read and I can’t wait for more ballplayers. I NEED them all.

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He lifts the bat, adjusts his feet, and looks toward the pitching mound.

“Hold it there while I do some examining. Is it okay if I touch you?”

“I mean, just don’t cup my junk or anything.”

I know he’s joking, but it still makes my face flame, which I know turns my cheeks an awful shade of red. Ducking under my hat, I walk to the back of him so he can’t notice my embarrassment. “I . . . I won’t be grabbing your, uh, junk.”

He chuckles. “I know, I was just kidding.”

“Oh yeah, I know,” I say awkwardly.

Letting out a large exhale, he drops his hands and turns toward me, his large frame towering over me. “Maybe we should clear some things up before we start getting technical with my swing.”

“We don’t need to clear anything up. We can just—”

“Milly. We haven’t had the best interactions, and I want to make sure we’re cool.”

“Yup.” I stare down at the ground. “Totally cool.”

Apparently, me trying to avoid the conversation doesn’t work for him, because he reaches out and places his finger under my chin. With a small lift, he forces me to meet his eyes, the one place I didn’t want to look.

“Humor me, okay?”

My eyes blink a few times as I swallow hard. I’ll give him this; he’s very handsome. Chiseled jaw, enhanced by a soft tan. The lightest of scruff dances across his face, and his lips have a pink pout I would never have expected in a guy. And then there are his eyes, a brilliant blue bordered by long, dark eyelashes. It’s said the eyes are the gateway to a person’s soul, and I can fully believe that when it comes to Carson Stone.

“Okay,” I answer softly just as the wind picks up, blowing his fresh-soap scent in my direction. What is it about the scent of a spring mountain that makes a girl giddy inside? I mean, not giddy, but that did smell nice, really nice.

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Fake Date by Monica Murphy ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt!

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“This book was like the best sort of dessert. I. Am. Addicted.” – #1 NYT bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

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Fake Date, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is LIVE!

Working at Bliss Lingerie, Sarah Harrison deals with all sorts of—interesting clientele. Yet no one sparks her interest more than Jared Gaines, the ultra-rich, ultra-sexy businessman who frequents her shop, buying delicate little “gifts” for the women in his life.

But one day, Jared sends her a gift from Bliss. Then another—and another. So when Sarah walks into his office demanding to know why he can’t stop sending her gifts, he makes her an offer she somehow can’t refuse: be his fake girlfriend for the weekend while attending his brother’s engagement party.

Next thing Sarah knows, she’s in San Francisco, pretending to be in love with Jared. Not that it’s a hardship. Once you get the man away from the office, he’s much more relaxed. Sweet. Funny. Even…thoughtful? Oh, and sexier than ever, of course.

Their pretend relationship feels very real, very quickly. Soon Sarah’s in over her head. Could what she and Jared share turn into something real? Or is it all actually…fake?

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Feels 2
Steam 3
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3

Sarah splits her time between caring for her younger siblings since her parents tragically died four years ago and working as a sales associate at Bliss, an upscale lingerie store. Part of her job is being a personal shopper and Jared Gaines is one client in particular that comes into the shop all too often to buy expensive lingerie for his so called long line of mistresses. He’s rude, arrogant, extremely wealthy and oh yeah to top it off he just so happens to be very sexy and demands to work with only Sarah when he comes in. Thing is Sarah can’t seem to fight off her attraction to Jared and he knows it.

“God, it’s so annoying how disgustingly attractive he is. And he knows it.”

Jared can’t get beautiful Sarah off his mind so he visits Bliss way more then he needs to and spends way too much on lingerie for the feisty girl who storms in his office demanding he take them back. He wants her but won’t admit it and she can’t keep her distance from him no matter how hard she tries. So what happens when he makes her an offer to be his fake date for a weekend with his family? Well, what else is a girl to do besides say yes and pack her bags for a weekend of endless possibilities and possible heartbreak.

“Maybe you need to hate fuck him and get it out of your system once and for all.”

I really like the whole hate to love you and fake dating books, but this one fell sort of short for me. I did like Sarah most of the time. She had a lot on her shoulders for a twenty something year old so she was more mature than I expected her to be and sometimes more mature than Jared. I had a love/hate thing going on with Jared. Parts of the book I loved him and the other parts I was like come on, this guy is driving me crazy and not in a good way. Plus he is supposed to be filthy rich but he is like I can’t rip her nightie I paid $400 for it. Dude, you have an ungodly amount of money, shred that damn nightie!! It was a tad annoying how often the price of things came up. I kinda wanted him to be an alpha asshole and be like I don’t care how much it costs and oh yeah, let me pay you ten thousand dollars to be my fake date for the weekend and I’ll be rude as I want to but the sex will be super hot. But unfortunately it was not meant to be in this book. Where are my hot sex scenes? I just felt there was a lot missing in the whole fake date part and I just didn’t connect with the characters. While I really liked the first book in this series, this one was just okay for me. I am looking forward to reading the next book because my favorite person in this book was Jared’s sister Candice so I am excited for her story!

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“Mr. Gaines,” I say, pasting on my best customer smile when he lifts his gaze to mine.

His dark brown eyes flash with an unfamiliar gleam and my breath catches in the back of my throat. “Back so soon, I see.”

“You know I can’t resist you, Miss Harrison.” His smile is slow. Wolfish, if that’s really

a thing. I read it in a romance novel once, thought it was kind of silly, but right now, it’s working for Jared.

His entire demeanor right now reminds me of a predatory creature. His face is all hard lines—stern, straight nose, granite jaw, sharp cheekbones, steely eyes. Yet his mouth, his lips are soft. Full. Lush.

Kissable.

Shaking my head at the wayward thought, I return his smile, trying my best to remain

polite. Professional.

“Is there anything in particular you’re looking for this afternoon?” I’m surprised by how steady my voice is, considering I feel like my insides are sloshing back and forth, like I’m on a boat in the middle of the ocean.

“You don’t have anything pulled aside for my appointment?” He raises a single brow, the expression on his face practically daring me to say no.

Well, guess what? I’m about to say it.

“No, I didn’t pull anything aside.” I shrug when he glares at me. “You never told me the nature of your visit.”

He glances about, making sure no one is around, I’d assume. And lucky for him, there’s no one in the store currently. It’s the middle of the week, early afternoon. We normally don’t get too many customers at this time.

We are the only two people in here. Even Marlo has disappeared.

“Perhaps you can show me some of your newer items,” he suggests.

“I can do that.” All new arrivals are at the front of the store, so we’re in the right spot. I lead him to a table showcasing our latest bra and panty design. “Celestial is the theme for spring into summer.”

I point to the bras made of thin, sheer netting and pink silk, tiny pale pink stars stitched in a scattered pattern across the tulle fabric. They leave nothing to the imagination, and the panties are the same.

“They hide nothing.” He holds up a pair of brief-cut panties, turning them this way and that. Every time he holds underwear in those big hands of his, I melt a little inside. I don’t know why he affects me like this.

“You’re right. They don’t,” I agree, grabbing a thong and flipping it over to the thin

string of lace that makes up the backside. “But they’re terribly sweet.”

“Sweet?”

I glance up to find him watching me. “Sweet yet sexy,” I counter, my cheeks going hot

from the way he’s studying me so carefully.

“You like the celestial theme?”

I nod. Press my lips together so I don’t say something I regret. Like, I love this theme, or Do you want me to model the panties for you?

Yeah. That’s a bad idea.

Meet Monica

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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