Neat by Kandi Steiner ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Rival families. Deep secrets. Exact opposites who can’t help but cross all the lines. Neat will leave you thirsty for more Becker Brothers!” — bestselling author Staci Hart

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Neat, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

My life is over.

I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studioI’d always dreamed of.

It can’t be that bad, I thought.

Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.

The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.

The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.

Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.

Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.

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➔ Holiday romance

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Feels 4
Steam 3.5
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Oh boy, do I love me some Becker brothers and Kandi Steiner did not disappoint with the second book in this series. The Becker brothers have a reputation in their small town of Stratford, Tennessee where they are known for their insanely good looks and all the trouble that seems to follow the four brothers around. This was a great story with that small town vibe that I love, a super-hot guy that loved to read and watch random documentaries, a kick ass heroine and a forbidden romance. This is part of a series that can definitely be read as a stand-alone but in my opinion you’ll want to read them all so you don’t miss any of the back story or the other Becker Brothers.

“I was a player, a man destined to never settle down, to hop from bed to bed for as long as the girls in town would let me.”

Logan Becker is the lead tour guide at Scooter Distillery, a job he loves and has worked his ass off for. He loves working alongside two of his three brothers and has his sights set on a promotion. He’s pretty sure he is a shoe in until Mallory Scooter shows up for her first day of work. Mallory just happens to be the daughter of the owner and there’s a lot of bad blood between the two families. Logan is the one stuck training her and as soon as she walks in her first day he remembers why Mallory was more then just her last name.

“Perhaps what mattered most-was that I’d had a secret crush on Mallory Scooter since I was fourteen years old.”

The last place Mallory wants to be is at the Distillery but she made a deal with the devil AKA her father so she really has no choice because he is literally holding her dreams hostage as part of the deal. She’ll do her job and deal with it the best way she can. Hopefully she’ll have a little fun along the way that may come in the form of one Logan Becker. These two don’t get off to a good start and drive each other crazy but the underlying sexual tension was insane. I loved their banter. Where Logan was all serious, sexy and determined, Mallory was just a beautiful mess. Two opposites from families that hated each other so they had to keep their love quiet but we all know secrets don’t stay hidden forever. I loved Mallory and Logan so much and to me they were perfect together! I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for more in the series.

“Do you think there’s a universe that exists where you could be mine?”

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“So… I guess we should just be…” Logan swallowed. “Friends?”

The way he asked it, the way his eyebrows bent together, his lips flattening — I knew it was a hollow offer.

I nodded. “Sure. Of course.” A smile that felt like a wave of nausea found my lips. “Friends.”

Logan watched me, and I watched him, both of us waiting for something more. It seemed like there were a million unborn words between us, floating in the air, waiting for us to reach out and grab them and bring them to life. When a long moment of silence had passed, Logan bit the inside of his cheek, picking up his highlighter he’d abandoned on the desk when I’d walked in like he was ready to get back to work.

“But,” I said, and his eyes snapped to mine, the highlighter frozen over the page. “I mean… there’s another option, isn’t there?”

Logan dropped the highlighter, leaning back again. “There is?”

“I’m just saying,” I said, voice shakier than I wanted it to be in that moment. I took a sip of my coffee, shrugging. “What if we kept things low key… casual… just between us?” My eyes found his again. “It is what it is, and it’s not what it’s not. Right? No need for anyone to know.”

“Low key,” Logan repeated, like he was tasting the words, checking them for poison with his tongue. “So, friends… with benefits.”

I snorted. “If you want to be twenty-one about it, sure.”

Logan nodded, over and over, just a slight movement of his chin up and down as he considered it. I watched him as he stood, and I expected him to start pacing the office, but instead, he crossed it, closing his door and turning to face me.

His eyes swept over me, sparking a fire low in my stomach.

He wet his lips.

He took a step.

And then I was out of my chair, meeting him in the middle, the two of us crashing together like magnets.

His hands weaved into my hair when he captured my mouth with his own, both of us sighing on an inhale, moaning on the exhale, leaning into each other like we could somehow melt together completely. All the electricity I’d felt that night came back like a tidal wave, and I surrendered to the waves, letting them drown me. I wanted him to fill my lungs, to conquer every breath, to imprison me.

It was a kiss that told me we were both lying. We both wanted more.

But if it was a choice between this, or nothing at all?

There wasn’t a decision to make — not where I was concerned. It had already been made for us, without either of us having a say, without either of us having an ounce of control to throw this story in another direction.

We were inevitable, me and him.

And maybe we knew it from the start.

Logan backed me up to the desk, and when my ass hit it, I hiked both legs up, wrapping them around his waist and squeezing. He hissed, sucking my bottom lip between his teeth and releasing it with a pop, his hips rolling against mine. I broke the kiss to let out a gasp, and his mouth was on my neck in an instant, sucking and biting, my eyes rolling back at the contact.

He paused with his lips by my ear, breathing heavy. “I think this could work for me,” he whispered, running his tongue over my ear lobe. “This… friends agreement.” His hands squeezed where they held my hips, and the familiar pressure sent flashes of Saturday night barreling through my memory. I gasped, mouth still hanging open when he kissed my neck over to the opposite ear to whisper again. “What do you think?”

Against the voice inside me warning me not to, I ran my fingers through his hair, gripping those dark strands and pulling his lips back to mine.

That kiss was an answer.

That kiss was a lie.

And distantly, I realized that kiss might be the biggest mistake of my life.

About Kandi

Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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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.

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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!

“We are playing a game and I’m fairly certain…I will lose.”

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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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Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland ~ Excerpt Reveal!

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Park Avenue Player
Release date: 9/23/2019
A Contemporary Romance Novel
New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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“Would you like something to drink, Hollis?”

“No, thank you.”

He looked completely uncomfortable standing in my kitchen, so of course, I needed to make it worse. I tilted my head. “Did you touch any?”

“What?”

“My panties. Did you touch any while you were in the bathroom?”

He tugged at the collar of his polo and looked down the hall. “Where did she go? We need to get back on the road.”

Oh my God!

I’d been kidding around. But…holy shit…he had! I covered my mouth and cracked up. “You did, didn’t you! You perv!”

Hollis walked down the hall. “Hailey…let’s get going.”

I couldn’t get the smile off my face. Something about the thought of Hollis touching my underwear amused the hell out of me. I wished Hailey wasn’t around so I could ask him if he’d smelled them, too. That thought actually made me snort.

Hollis came back to the kitchen. His face was stern. “We’ll see you on Monday.”

I walked them to the door. Hailey surprised me with a hug. “Your art stuff is awesome.”

“Thank you, sweetheart.”

I grinned at Hollis, who was impatiently holding the door open for his niece. “Your uncle thinks my stuff is awesome, too.”

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It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous.  Too bad he was also a total jerk.  We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways.  The insurance companies would have to figure things out.  I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in.  The guy from the accident.

Whoops!

Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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All the Forbidden Things by Lesley Jones ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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When all that you want, is all that’s forbidden…

I’ve known him my entire life.
Before marriage.
Before fatherhood.
Before betrayal.
Now, he’s one of rock’s bad-boys trying to be good.
Trying to be the best father he can for his daughter.
He’s my brother’s best friend.
He’s my boss.
He has a wife.
Max isn’t mine to have, but I want him all the same.
And I haven’t survived all that I have to not go after what I want.

Her story is a tragedy, mine’s a publicity disaster.

Just when I needed her most, she walked back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be worse.
With a newborn baby, a divorce, an album to record, and a world tour to plan, I don’t need the distraction.
She’s off limits.
She’s my best friend’s little sister.
She’s my nanny.
Billie’s a golden drop of sexy sun on a grey autumn day, tempting me into the light and a life full of possibilities.
A life not meant for us.

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Feels 4
Storyline 5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 5
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This book was all the great things!!!!! Steamy, full of angst, and a hot, bad boy rocker that melted my heart. I loved it. Lesley has made her come back her bitch! This story y’all…it’s amazing. I loved the characters and the flow was freakin’ brilliant. Just when I thought things were about to level out, she had another idea and led me down that forbidden rabbit hole. I was completely sucked into this story. Addictive as hell and I devoured every single word. Definitely not one to miss!

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It’s at that point I notice Billie climbing from the car. Although, if Mel hadn’t told me, I’d never have recognised the girl standing on my drive as Billie Wild.

She closes the car door and turns towards me.

Silence.

She stares down at her feet as she moves slowly along my driveway. When she reaches the front of the car, she looks up. The bluest of blue eyes meet mine, and she stops moving.

Deafening silence.

No birds singing.

No traffic sounds.

The silence is so loud it hurts my ears.

What. The. Actual. Fuck?

She takes a step towards me, and my hearing returns. The gravel crunches beneath her green biker boots, a pigeon coos, brakes screech, engines rev . . . a bomb could fucking drop, but nothing, not a single thing can divert my attention from Billie Wild as she moves towards me.

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ABOUT LESLEY JONES

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 Lesley was born and raised in a small working-class town in Essex, just outside of East London. She’s married with three sons and in 2006 they all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about fifty kilometres outside of Melbourne, Australia.

Lesley is currently ‘a stay at home mum’, but in the past, she has worked at ‘good old Mark & Spencer’ for thirteen years and as a teacher’s assistant.As well as writing, Lesley loves to read and has been known to get through four or five books a week, when she’s not writing that is.

Her other interests are watching her boys play football… the round ball version. She’s happy to admit to being an addict of social media and owes a lot to her Facebook and Twitter family in promoting her book. Lesley is also rather partial to a glass or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being her favourite.

Being a born and raised Essex girl, she will happily admit being a big fan of spray tans, manis, pedis, and is regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although she doesn’t own a pair of white stilettos.

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If It’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

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I don’t regret much.

Not my decision to enter the NFL draft before finishing college.
Not fighting custody of my daughter—even if, biologically speaking, it turns out she’s not mine.
And certainly not seducing my buddy’s little sister ten years ago.

But when it comes to Shayleigh Jackson, my no-regrets attitude stops there. I screwed up royally where she’s concerned. Then I made another mistake when I let her shut me out of her life.

Now after more than a decade living in different time zones, I’m coming home to Jackson Harbor. My first priority is getting my daughter away from the media circus in LA, but the moment I see Shay, I know I’ll stop at nothing to win her back.

So what if she won’t speak to me? So what if she’s changed? So what if she’s fallen for some douchebag professor? I’ve never gotten over her and I know she feels the same about me. I’ve let her go twice. I won’t make that mistake again.

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Steam 4
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Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Once upon a time Shay was madly in love with her older brother’s best friend Easton. Although four years older Easton always made time for the nerdy little sister but always had some sort of attraction to her. As they got older the attraction for each other grew but circumstances kept them apart and the timing was always wrong. Then Easton leaves for the NFL and his career takes off…

Over the last 12 years fate has stepped in and their paths have crossed but yet again, timing was not on their side. Not to mention NO ONE knows anything about their attraction to each other. Easton has returned to his hometown with a surprise and that adds a whole other twist to the story! But he is determined that the timing is finally right for him and Shay and he is like a bulldozer and goes after what he wants.

Shay however is seeing somebody and is so mad at Easton for many reasons and wants nothing to do with him!! I loved watching their story unfold from when they were teenagers and throughout their lives. The story is past and present and you really do get a feel for how close these two were and how much they truly love each other. Their chemistry is felt throughout and the sexy scenes are pretty steamy.

Can Shay and Easton find their way back or is there too much hurt? Will Shay stay in her relationship or give it up for him? Can what they had when they were younger still be built on now that they are adults? Definitely a great addition to this series!!

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Excerpt

“We need to figure this out.”

She spins back to me, her eyes blazing. “Do it yourself.”

I huff out a laugh and prowl toward her. “What did you say?”

Those defiant eyes brim with tears and her bottom lip trembles. “I said do it yourself. I have nothing to say, but you’re the one so determined that we have this conversation.”

I come closer. She backs against the wall, and I keep coming until there are only inches between us. “That’s real mature, Shay.” I cup her jaw and stroke her bottom lip with my thumb as I study her face. “This is what you want?” I dip my head and bring my mouth a breath from hers. “You want me to corner you and make you talk? Maybe I need to remind you how good we are together.” I cock my head to the side, touching the bridge of my nose to hers. “You try to keep hating me, but you lose your grip on it when I get close, so I wonder what would happen if I got closer.”

Her breath is sweet against my lips, and she grabs my arms and curls her fingers into my biceps.

“Is that how it has to be, then? You want me to press you against this wall and kiss you until you can’t remember your name and can’t blame yourself for letting your guard down?”

Her pulse quickens beneath my fingers and her back bows as she arches into me. “We have nothing to talk about.”

“Bullshit. But maybe first you want me to track down that fucker you’re sleeping with—the one who you’re fine to let ‘see other people’? I could throw my weight around a little. He’d probably leave you alone just so he doesn’t have to deal with me.” I drag my nose along her cheek until my mouth is at her ear. “Then you wouldn’t have to tell him that you don’t want him. You wouldn’t ever have to admit that even after all these years, even after all the shit fate threw at us and all the mistakes I made, you still want me more than you’ll ever want him.”

She swallows, and when she draws in a breath, I think she’s going to deny it. But she doesn’t say a word. Her only response is sliding a hand up to cup the back of my neck. Fuck yes.

“I’m not going to do that for you.” It takes every drop of my will to force myself to step back. “I want you to talk to me. I want you to scream at me for every shitty decision I ever made. Then I want you to kiss me and tell me I get another chance. I want you to break it off with that douchebag completely and be with me, but I’m not going to do it for you.” I take another step toward the door. “You’re going to have to make the choice yourself.”

Meet Lexi

Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. Lexi is the 2018 winner of the Romance Writers of America® RITA®  award for Best Long Contemporary Romance. She considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com

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On the Rocks by Isabel Lucero ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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Synopsis

You learn a lot about people pouring their drinks and London is what I would consider a regular.
Like clockwork, she’s been coming into my bar twice a week for the last year.
Besides her name, I’ve learned that she’s witty, beautiful, and unfortunately… taken.

She’s in a relationship with a guy that I’m pretty sure doesn’t deserve her.
Respecting that is the only thing stopping me from figuring out the things I really want to know.
Things like, what her body feels like against mine, or how she tastes on my tongue.

But one evening, everything changes. London comes in and tells me that they broke up.
One drink leads to two, and she finally confesses that this attraction isn’t one sided.
Our slow burn is about to get blazing hot.

I wasn’t just looking for a one-night stand, not with a girl like her.
But next thing you know, the ex is back. He’s in my bar, sitting next to her.

We try to act like there isn’t a connection between us.
Like our bodies weren’t made for each other and we didn’t set each other aflame with a single kiss.
Every time I look at her, I see the flash in her eyes that tell me she’s remembering it too.
Re-living every delicious second of our time spent together on top of this very bar.

The problem is now that I know what she tastes like, I want more.
On the rocks. It’s how London prefers her drinks, and the current state of her relationship.
And I’m about to shake things up, because I’ll be damned if I let her get away.

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This book y’all!! It was sinfully delicious! I loved the characters and their banter. And Royce…well, let’s just say he won me over immediately. Cocky and self assured. But not over the top. He’s perfect. This book is perfect. Isabel knocked it out of the park! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Her words are perfection!

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“Hey, guys,” Royce says, coming up from behind me.

“Hey,” my friends greet in unison, the awkwardness tangible. Hunter probably doesn’t notice because he’s the only one who isn’t aware of mine and Royce’s tryst.

Royce keeps his eyes on me for a few seconds longer than normal. “Nice to see you again. I missed you on Wednesday.”

“Oh. Yeah.” I nervously tuck a strand of hair behind my ear. “I was busy.”

“I heard,” he states, never taking his eyes off me.

“So, Merrick is back in town,” Midge says, taking the heat off me. God bless her.

Royce slowly turns his head in her direction. “Briefly. It’s been nice having him back, though.”

“I wonder if I can catch a ride back on the groupie bus,” she jokes. “Sky is fucking H-O-T-T.”

“Two Ts, Midge?” Jon questions.

“Yes. Two capital Ts. But Carlos?” she fans herself. “Whew!”

Royce playfully rolls his eyes. “Go talk to them, then. You may never get this opportunity again.”

She scoffs. “I am not about to give my goodies up to a guy who’s about to leave town and be hounded by crazy fangirls for the rest of his life. What if I’m so good, he doesn’t even want to go on tour? I could potentially break up the band.”

I start cracking up. “You’re so stupid.”

“Well, it could be a one-night stand. You can just sleep with him, get some of the best sex you’ve ever had, and then find someone else.” He faces me again, piercing me with his eyes. “Right, London?”

The table goes quiet, but my response is quick. “Well, you’re probably more well-versed in that category.”

He gives me a tight smile. “Yeah, maybe you’re right, but I make sure the girls know that’s all it’s gonna be. I don’t give them any false hope or anything.” He laughs. “That would be mean.”

Though he’s smiling and laughing to make it seem like a joke, I know it’s not. He’s hurt by what I did, and I’m upset that I caused that pain, because I really like Royce.

“Excuse me,” I say, scooting to the edge of the bench. “I’m gonna use the restroom and then we can go, okay?” I tell Hunter.

I hear Midge try to change the subject by asking Royce about Sky, but I tune them out as I rush toward the bathroom. Though it was an excuse to get away from the table, I do actually have to pee, so after I take care of business and wash my hands, I slip back into the darkened hallway.

Royce leans against the opposite wall, waiting for me.

“What do you want?” I ask.

He smirks. “If only you would’ve asked that question on Saturday night.”

I let out a sigh. “You could’ve volunteered any information you wanted me to have.”

“I didn’t know as soon as you walked out of the bar my time was up.”

“If your goal out there, with your little barb, was to make me feel bad, congratulations. I feel bad. I’ve been feeling bad, but I understand I hurt you, so I’ll take the licks you’re handing out, but eventually we’re gonna have to get over this.”

He pushes himself off the wall and steps up to me. My feet move backwards, but soon I’m pushed up against the bathroom door with nowhere to go. The air around us is charged with electricity, and the heat between us rises, seeping into my skin and spreading throughout my body. His face is a hairsbreadth from mine, and I feel his breath against my temple as he speaks.

“The only licks I want to hand out are the ones against your wet pussy. I still remember the way you taste, and it’s something I wake up craving in the morning.” He slides his leg in between mine and moves in even closer. “My goal isn’t to make you feel bad, London. I only want you to feel me. You understand?”

I hold my breath just to keep from panting. It takes everything in me not to grind myself against his thigh. He’s angled his head down, his lips lightly grazing the edge of my ear as he continues to torture me with his words.

“You begged for my cock once before, remember? Tell me you remember.”

“I remember,” I whisper, my pulse jumping.

“Your sweet little pussy dripped for me, and you know what?”

“What?” I say on a breath, blood racing to my pussy and making it throb.

“It’ll happen again.”

He steps back and pins me with a look that sends chills up my spine before he turns and walks away. He fucked me with his words and left, leaving me to melt into a puddle on the floor.

About Isabel Lucero

Isabel Lucero

Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood.

Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn’t on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn’t need.

Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Web – http://isabellucero.com/

Blog – http://authorisabellucero.blogspot.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorisabellucero

Instagram – http://instagram.com/isabel__lucero

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AuthorIsabel

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Lucero/e/B00HNJ4JLW/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7152948.Isabel_Lucero

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