London Prep by Jillian Dodd ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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“Hi. I’m Mohammad. I know everything about this school. And for your information, Harry and Noah happen to be my best mates. That’s why I took it upon myself to sit next to you and introduce myself. I saw the way Harry was wrapped around you and the way Noah looked like he wanted to murder you. You’ve already gotten my boys twisted up, plus half the girls in History, so I had to see what the fuss was all about. You’re the new girl and bound to cause drama, so I figured it’s my civic duty to help guide you through the hostile and hormonal battlefield that is Kensington School.”

This is how Mohammad introduced himself to me on the first day of my three-week student exchange in London.
And if you couldn’t already tell, I think Harry is adorable. His blue eyes and charming wit instantly won me over. Right after his lips did.
Noah, on the other hand, is tall, dark, intense and spends way too much time in the shower. I know this because I have to live with him.

My name is Mallory James and my life just got a whole lot more complicated.

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Feels 2
Steam 4
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Reviewed by Robin

Loved the start to the London Prep series! The characters and their chemistry are addictive. Mallory reluctantly agrees to a three week school exchange program but once she’s in London…three guys pull her into their clique. Noah is the sporty guy whose family hosts her. He is argumentative, playful and smart. Genuine good guy. Harry is the cute, flirty playboy. He’s been around the block a time or two, recently single and ready to mingle with Mallory. Mohammad is funny, intuitive and friendly. He gives great advice but is the typical guy at the same time. Their easygoing friendship and potential love triangle had me glued to the pages. Love the angst and YA drama. I have to know what’s next in store for Mallory and what’s going to happen when her three weeks come to an end?

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“I’m sorry,” he says, leaning even closer. The smell of his beer mixes with his cologne, and it’s intriguingly intoxicating. “But I can’t seem to find whom you’re speaking of.” He looks deep into my eyes. “I can’t seem to see anything other than this beautiful girl.” He never breaks my gaze.
“Is that so?”
He gives me a once-over, forwardly puts his hand onto my leg, and sets his beer down on the bar.
“It’s quite funny actually. She seems to be seated exactly where you are.”
“Imagine that.” I grin at him, shaking my head.
He’s cute.
“I know,” he admits. “Kind of mad, isn’t it? I was even going to ask her for her name. What do you think? Do I have a chance?”
His hand is still on my leg, and I look down at it, finding a gold ring on his pinkie finger.
I decide to continue playing along. “I’m Mallory.”
“Mallory,” he repeats, licking his lips. “It’s nice to meet you. I’m Harry.”
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About Jillian Dodd

Jillian Dodd

Jillian is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with, from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles to a kick-ass young assassin in the Spy Girl series.

Jillian lives in a small Florida beach town, is married to her college sweetheart, has two grown children, and two Labrador Retrievers named Cali and Camber. When she’s not working, she likes to travel, paint, shop for shoes, watch football, and go to the beach.

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Marked by Rebecca Barber ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Excerpt!

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Title: Marked
Series: Playing Games #1
Author: Rebecca Barber
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2020

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Sure the million-dollar pretty boy can play football. At least that’s what the papers lead us to believe. Me though, I’m not so convinced.

Sure he’s got a backside you could bounce quarters off, arms you want wrapped around you, dimples you’d drown in and hair you’d sell your mother to pull… but is he a nice guy or has he let fame go to his head?

I wasn’t one of his adoring fans, throwing my granny panties at his feet… that was until I met him and he completely screwed me…

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Feels 0
Steam 4
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
Reviewed by Robin

I have never read Rebecca Barber so I thought I’d give Marked a try since I like to read authors that I’ve never read. For some reason, I did have a hard time immersing myself into the story. Tasha and Logan didn’t seem to mesh well for me. Logan is your typical bad boy in football. Tasha is a feisty heroine and didn’t take anything from Logan without dishing it back. I liked the book ok but it just took me a while to get into the characters and where the story was going. If you like sports romance, you may find yourself falling in love with Logan and Tasha. You definitely will learn a lot about Australian football.

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“So, you’re really not coming out with me?” “Not tonight.” “What are you gonna do instead? Sit in your room and hang out with Mrs Palmer?” “Who?” “You know…Mrs Palmer and her five daughters?” Bryce was looking at me like I should know exactly what he was carrying on about. The truth was, I had no fucking idea. He’d completely lost the plot. “Spank the monkey? Flog your log?” Ah, now I knew where he was going with this. Arsehole. “Choke the chicken? Jerkin’ your gherkin?” Holding up my hand, I begged. “Please! Enough. Please stop.” “So touchy. Maybe you should try giving the old slug a tug. You never know, it might relax you. You know, take the edge off. Relieve some of that pent-up stress.”

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Rebecca is a clumsy, introverted, bubble bath loving, chocoholic who’d rather read a book than go shopping. And don’t even mention shoe shopping!

Rebecca is a lucky girl – one of four kids to school teacher parents. Wife to a football obsessed husband. Mother to a fur-baby who has no idea how big he is. Aunt to the most crazy/adorable little girls. And sister to two very determined sisters and one easy going brother.

Rebecca lives in Canberra Australia and spends way too many hours a day working the day job.

She is a book whore who can easily (and happily) read a book from start to finish in one sitting and spends her spare time writing.

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The Sinner by Kelsey Clayton ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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“This DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL book was a storm that I never saw coming, but one that wrecked my heart and soul in the most wonderful of ways.” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

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When I was a kid, my best friend betrayed me in the worst way possible, ripping my family to shreds in the aftermath. She ruined my life in one fell swoop, and didn’t even have the heart to warn me.

Now, nearly a decade later, I’m back in the town I grew up in, determined to make her pay.

They say revenge is a dangerous game, but I’ve never been one to play it safe. There is nothing I’ll love more than to find her weakness and use it to destroy her. The lie she told all those years ago will be her undoing.

Savannah Montgomery may be queen of the rich and entitled, but she’s about to meet her match.

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

One of my favorite things about the book world is when I find an author I haven’t read before and fall in love with their writing, the characters and their story. Kelsey Clayton was quickly added to my go to Author list with the first book in her Haven Grace Prep series. This second chance, enemy -to-lovers, bully romance was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. And did you see that cover? It sure is getting hot in here.

Savannah attends the super exclusive Haven Grace Prep. She’s the captain of the cheerleaders and she and her friends rule the school. From the outside it looks like Sav has it all. The perfect life but unbeknownst to those closest to her that perfect life is an illusion. She has a secret she will do anything to keep. A secret that could destroy her. It’s her senior year and she’s almost out of the place that holds so many memories for her. She just has to keep it together and make it through these next few months. Julliard is so close she can almost taste it. She’s worked her ass off to get where she is and is determined to not let anything or anyone get in her way. But what she didn’t expect was for her whole plan to be shot to hell as soon as she looks into the dark blue eyes of Haven Grace’s new QB who also just so happens to be her childhood best friend.

“Today I kick my plan into action, and I need to be ready. She doesn’t what’s coming to her-which is exactly how I want it.”

Grayson hasn’t seen Sav in over eight years. Not since the day his whole world got turned upside down and his family had to leave town. Now he’s back as Haven Grace Preps new QB and he is ready to seek vengeance for his father. He wants to destroy the person responsible for shattering his family. His childhood best friend and the girl he once loved with all his heart, Savannah Montgomery. Sav has no idea why Grayson hates her so much. She has no idea what happened to the boy she loved who is now the bully standing before her threatening to expose her when he finds out her dark secret.

“There isn’t a single thing in my life you haven’t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I won’t stop until I break you.”

Things get super complicated right away between Gray and Sav and they walk that very thin line between love and hate. Grayson is hell bent on destroying her and making her pay for what she did. He plans to shatter the perfect illusion she has built at Haven Grace Prep. He is also struggling with this crazy intense bond between them that’s been there since they were kids. There is this constant push and pull between them but the whole time you can just feel the unbreakable connection and love these two have for each other. It’s so heartbreaking and messy and insanely beautiful. But when dark secrets are exposed and the past comes crashing into the present they both discover everything is not always as it seems. Sometimes the truth can hurt more than the lie. Can love set them free?

“Our mouths mold together like they were meant for only this. Like everything was intended to come to this very moment. Like all my life this was where I belonged.”

I can’t express enough how much I absolutely loved these two characters. I wanted to hate Grayson but I just couldn’t. Once we find out all that’s behind his insatiable need for revenge we start to understand more of who he is and the hurt he has carried for years. He really is a sweet guy and I so desperately wanted these two to make it together and find the love they both deserved. They were young but their bond was so strong. Then there’s Sav. I adored her character. She was a super bitch when it came to some things at school but she had to be. It was all part of the web of secrets and lies. But she was amazing and strong and resilient. One of my favorite characters ever. She loved hard and my heart broke into a million pieces for her when we discover the extent of her secret. High school bully romances are one of my favorite genres and although sometimes lately the storylines seem repetitive, I usually don’t mind. I love them so much and always find myself going back for more. With this book the author gave us a unique storyline that set it apart from some others. I would highly recommend this book to lovers of bully romance and second chances. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

“We were always meant to be together. You may not believe that anymore, but that’s alright. I’ll believe in it enough for both of us.”

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“You know, you might be lacking in male genitalia, but the guys’ bathroom is across the hall.”

He narrows his eyes on me, and I think I even see the corner of his mouth twitch—but that could be my mind playing tricks on me. “Funny, because the Savi I knew would turn bright red at the slightest mention of a dick.”

I cross my arms and lean back against the cool ceramic. “That girl is long gone.”

“So I’ve noticed.” He crosses the distance between us and reaches his hand out to brush the hair out of my face. “It’s a shame. She was my favorite.”

He’s so close that his scent overtakes my senses. The smell of smoke masked over by cologne, yet still him. I don’t dare to move as he brings his hand to the back of my neck and presses his forehead against mine. Even after all these years, he’s makes my whole body come alive. Every nerve ending concentrates on his touch. He remains still, his lips only millimeters from mine.

“Gray.” I whisper, but regret the nickname as soon as it comes out of my mouth.

He tenses instantly, and the energy in the room changes. His grip tightens as he pulls back, and the fire in his dark blue eyes sends fear straight through me.

“Don’t call me that,” he growls. “You don’t get to fucking call me that.”

My brows furrow. “What happened to you?”

The dark chuckle that comes from his mouth echoes around the small room. “Isn’t it obvious, Savannah?” My name is like poison on his tongue. “You happened to me. There isn’t a single thing in my life that you haven’t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I won’t stop until I break you.”

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Dirty Prince by V. Darling ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Title: Dirty Prince
Series: Scarsdale Royals #1
Author: V. Darling
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Release Date: March 12, 2020

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There’s only one thing you need to know about Scarsdale High.
The Royals rule here.

We say when to jump and how high, and the rest follow like lemmings because to do otherwise is social suicide.

As cheer captain, I have everything I’ve ever wanted, including Scarsdale’s star quarterback, Navrin Fox.

There’s just one problem … his twin brother.

Lev Fox knows exactly how to push my buttons—he’s been doing it since childhood, after all—but when I give into my baser instincts and let the boy I hate best me in a battle of wills, it’s not only my reputation as Queen Bee on the line, it’s my heart too.

Secrets, betrayal, and lies—that’s what we Royals do best.
But no one ever said anything about love.

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

Oh my, oh my. I don’t even know where to begin with this review but what I do know is that I am officially out of my book slump!! And the first book in the Scarsdale Royals series sure didn’t gently pull me out of my slump. Oh no. It grabbed me by the hair, yanked me out and took me on one hell of a crazy and wild ride. V. Darling, where the hell have you been all of my book loving life? This book is so well written and chocked full of angst, drama, betrayal, bully romance and then topped off with a super hot love triangle. Oh yeah and there’s twins…gorgeous ones. Need I say more?

“He’ll throw me to the lions, feed me to the gators in the moat, and burn me at the stake before he’d ever kneel at my feet. And if I’m not careful, I’ll let him take my crown, because love makes fools of even the strongest queens.”

The Royals are the elite, the rich and entitled who rule the halls of Scarsdale High. And their Queen and King sit high on their thrones. Scout has been in love with Nav since she was eight years old and asked him to be her first kiss. Too bad his twin Lev was the one who stole that kiss. But they’ve come a long way from then and now Scout is the captain of the cheerleaders who walks the halls with her sexy quarterback boyfriend Nav at her side. Lev may have gotten her first kiss but Nav owns her heart.

“You think I haven’t seen the way you look at her?”
“And how do I look at her?”
“Like she’s yours, and I’m just borrowing her.”

Nav is the most popular boy in school. The king of the elite and Scout loves him and her crown but she can’t seem to get Lev off of her mind or keep him out of her bed. Lev is the definition of rich, hot and entitled bad boy. He spends most of his time in the pool house with random girls who will do anything for their chance with him but what he really wants is Scout by his side. But she belongs to his brother, right? Not as far as Lev is concerned. Scout and Lev have an insanely hot love/hate relationship that leans way over on the “I hate you but really just want to throw you down and take you right here” side. It’s crazy hot and the scenes between them are super intense. What happens when the Queen of the Royals lets the Dirty Prince have all her firsts? Some secrets don’t stay buried for long and when you betray those closest to you we see how easily a Kingdom can crumble.

“The Queen has fallen, taken off the board by a pawn, and now she’s nothing. Less than nothing. I’m just another stupid girl so blinded by power, by love, that I forgot to harden my heart. I forgot that to love is the be ruined, and now there’s no way to come back from it.”

I absolutely loved the first book in Scarsdale Royals series. Every crazy, intense, twisted word had me devouring the pages. I also loved both Fox brothers. I haven’t read a love triangle this good in a long time and was honestly so torn on who I hoped Scout would end up with. Nav was so sweet and loved Scout so much. As much as I loved the steamy parts with Scout and Lev, I also found myself cringing at times because I loved Nav. But then I also loved Lev. He had loved Scout forever and had to throw the whole I hate you vibe out there to protect his heart and try and stay away from his brother’s girl. This is the girl who in his mind belonged to him first. Scout took me a little while to love because at times I wanted to throat punch some sense into her…but she grew on me. The secrets, betrayals and lies run deep in this book. Will the Queen get her crown back and if she does what brother will rule by her side? I loved this book and these characters. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us in the next book in the Scarsdale Royal Series!

“Her kisses belong to me. All of her kisses. Forever. Scout Taylor is mine.”

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“You’re sick. You know that?” But even as I say it, I know we’re both infected, tainted, ailing from the same illness, and neither one of us will do anything to cure it. There is no cure for a love as vicious and cruel as this. There’s only embracing what we are, what we have, and what we’ll do to one another. What we’ll do to see each other fall.

“I want you to leave me alone.” I pant as his hands work my pussy faster and his cock pumps into my ass harder.

“I don’t think that’s true,” he whispers.

I gasp, struggling for breath as I climb closer to climax. “I hate you so much it hurts.”

“I know.” He bites down on my shoulder. The way a beast might bite the neck of his consort as he fucks her and claims her as his.

I always thought of Lev as a big bad wolf so in love with his own solitude—angry and untouchable—but he’s not. He’s a fox, sly and cunning, determined to shred, and tear until there is nothing left.

He groans as he spills inside me, and the sensations push me over the edge. My body clenches tight around him, riding him, milking him, and all the while he fucks me harder through my orgasm.

When the only sound in the room is our labored breaths, and the sweat cools on our bodies, he releases my shoulder and smiles. “The feeling is fucking mutual, Cub.”

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The Trade by Meghan Quinn ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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THE TRADE by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: March 12th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Can you pinpoint a time in your life where you realized you are completely and utterly screwed?

I can. I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes.

I was traded. Yeah, that phone call.

Traded from my long time team of over ten years. And not just to any team, but my childhood rivals; the Chicago Rebels.

Completely and utterly screwed, right? Wrong. The trade was the least of my concerns.

I met a girl. Natalie. Man, she’s perfect.

I swore I would never get involved with anyone during the season. Too complicated. But can you believe I have zero restraint when it comes to this girl? I couldn’t get her out of my head and the more I talked to her, the more I realized I needed her in my life.

So what’s the problem? Why am I screwed? Because, Natalie, the girl I can’t stop crushing on, yeah . . . she’s married.

At least, that’s what I was told . . .

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Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Cory F*cking Potter…you rocked my world. What a sweet, strong, commanding type of man! I loved how he was the one who could take on any situation but this time it was a little more than he could handle. He had some lessons to learn…and so did Natalie. Natalie was also a sweet, lovely girl who was betrayed once before but looking for someone who appreciated all she had to offer. Such a perfect pair. But of course we have tons of angst. It wouldn’t be a Meghan Quinn romance without some issues to grow from. This book had me twisted up but hoping the next page would give my stud muffin some relief. So entertaining and swoonworthy and plain ol’ hot. Cory definitely was a role model for all baseball player book boyfriends. Yum.

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CORY

I’m fucked.

I’m sure you hear that all the time, so the term has lost its impact.

I ran out of sugar for my cookie batter . . . I’m fucked.

Forgot my phone in my car . . . I’m fucked.

Saw my neighbor’s old-man balls . . . I’m fucked for life.

I can guarantee you right now, this is nothing compared to old-man balls and cookies.

This is way worse.

This defines the term, I’m fucked.

What is it you ask?

It happened after one of the worst baseball seasons of my life. Traded halfway through the season to the team I’d hated my entire life, I was drowning in the constant media attention, persecuting me for the pass off for my multi-million-dollar contract.

“We want to win,” the Rebels said. “We can do that with Cory Potter wearing black and red.” And just like that, the team I’ve been playing for my entire professional career up and traded me to unload my hefty salary to develop new up-and-comers from the farm system.

The Rebels. 

I’m a fucking Chicago Rebel. Words I never thought I’d say, especially growing up as a Chicago Bobcats fan, the rival team to the Rebels. Not just rival, but enemies. The teams themselves don’t get along, the fans hate each other, and Chicago is divided for a good portion of the year when the stadium lights are on.

But here I am, my name attached to the biggest trade in sports history.

A ballsy move.

An upset to Baltimore.

A baseball anomaly: All-American turned Rebel.

I’ve heard it all, I’ve seen it all, and no matter what’s splashed across the headlines, it doesn’t deviate from the fact that my long-time team decided to part ways with me midseason.

Mid-fucking-season.

After fourteen years, I packed up everything and moved back to Chicago.

But even that’s not why I’m fucked; it’s just the start of it.

The beginning of the end.

Dramatic? Maybe.

But if you were in my shoes, you’d be thinking the same thing.

After not even coming close to getting into the playoffs, the season ended, I was booed off the field because that’s how Rebels fans are—you don’t perform, they hate you—and I sequestered myself to my practically empty and cold apartment.

After a week of binge-eating deep-dish pizza and watching every prison documentary on Netflix, my sister finally dragged me out of my apartment, forcing me to attend a Bobbies playoff game with her so we could cheer on my brother-in-law. Her husband.

Seeing a Rebels player cheering on a Bobbies player plastered all over the news went over just as well as a grandma telling her grandson her favorite pastime is cock-tickling.

Not well.

But still . . . not the reason I’m fucked.

This is beyond worse than that.

During that game, I got the talk. Not the birds and bees, but the talk from a concerned sister about my lack of social life.

You really should get out more. 

I know some single moms who are really nice. 

Maybe a dating app might be fun. Girls would be ecstatic to match with the one and only Cory Potter. 

I don’t want you dying alone. 

That last one was a real kicker.

Dying alone. I’m fucking thirty-five and she has me with one toe in my grave.

The way I see it is, if you don’t meet your girl in college or high school, you’re sure as shit not going to meet her while playing professional baseball. Not when the schedule is obscenely busy and long, and not when you’re known for one thing in your city: making a shitload of money for playing a sport.

It’s almost impossible to find genuine relationships when you have this level of fame.

So I’ve resolved to waiting until after I retire to fall in love.

That doesn’t mean I’ve been celibate, I’m a man after all—a man with a shitload of adrenaline pumping through him on a daily basis. I’ve had my fair share of one-night stands with women, and a few on a solid repeat with zero expectations. Every woman I’ve bedded I’ve treated with respect, and I’ve been honest with them, because if anything, I’m a genuinely nice guy who doesn’t ever want to make someone feel bad.

Ask anyone who knows me, I’m the nice guy, the dependable guy, the leader with a heart.

I don’t screw women over, ever.

Are you thinking one of those one-night stands turned into an “accident”? Is that the reason I’m fucked? Got a girl I don’t know pregnant?

Nope, not that either.

But the conversation I had with Milly pushed me to a new way of thinking.

I don’t want you dying alone. 

She made me fucking paranoid.

Was I really going to die alone?

Were my good years behind me and now I’m old meat on the market?

Should I be trying to find love in the midst of the craziness of my life?

Milly made me think, which then made me open up to the idea of finding someone, of looking at women differently, of allowing the relationship part of my brain to turn on.

So instead of ignoring every woman that has relationship potential I’d possibly look for, I turned off my blinders and started looking for them.

But I didn’t come close to meeting anyone that remotely fit the box of someone I’d consider going out on a date with. That was until I attended a certain charity event.

I saw her from across the room. Her smile was what caught my eye, then it was the way she laughed and held on to her brother’s hand, her brother who had cerebral palsy.

It was the way she’d lean into him, hold him, as if he was the most wonderful human she’d ever met.

The fact that she was absolutely breathtaking with piercing blue eyes had nothing to do with it.

It was her infectious laughter.

Her kind heart.

Her dedication to her family.

In a matter of seconds, I wanted to know her, wanted to find out her name, wanted to be in her orbit. Wanted to be a recipient of her warmth and affection.

I watched her from across the room, how she interacted with every person who came up to her, and when I was finally granted the opportunity to introduce myself, my breath caught in my throat when our hands connected. I felt my heart slam against the cage in my chest. And I knew, in that moment, with our hands mid shake, my life would never be the same.

Her name is Natalie.

Sister to my new teammate Jason Orson and his twin brother Joseph.

Director of Jason’s foundation, The Lineup.

And the reason why I’m utterly fucked.

Because while I started to grow attached to this magnetic and beautiful woman, when I told my sister about her, she informed me there was a ring on Natalie’s finger.

A ring that didn’t belong to me.

Hope plummeted in the matter of seconds as I felt the color from my besotted face drain into a puddle of remorse.

She was married.

She is fucking married.

See? Totally fucked.

I’ve been crushing so hard, because even a month later, I still think about her. I can still hear her laugh, see her smile, feel her hand in mine.

I want her. 

Fucking bad.

They say time will heal all wounds, well for me, the more time passes, the more my wound is exposed and tormented.

Cory Potter is crushing on a married woman . . .

That is why I am completely and utterly . . . fucked.

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Waiting For My Queen by Georgia Cates ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Title: Waiting For My Queen
A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2020

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Emilia—
All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.

Luca—
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.

Emilia—
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”

Luca—
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.

Emilia—
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.

Luca—
I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.

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Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Mafia…check
Alpha male…check
Sassy heroine…check
Steamy…double check!

This book clicked all of my five star boxes and then some. I loved it! Georgia did an incredible job with Luca and Emilia. Lots of tension and grit. Just when I thought there was absolutely NO WAY Luca could be redeemable, man oh man. He did and then some. And I didn’t even fathom the possibility of that happening. Great read and can’t wait to see if there will be any more books with these characters in them. Across the board it was amazing. Don’t miss out!

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EXCERPT

I focus my attention on the girl sitting to Sofia’s left. The more beautiful one. The older-looking one. The more frightened-looking one with tears pooling in her lower lids.

Dark brown hair cascading over her shoulders and down her arms, the ends nuzzling against her bare skin like a frightened child clinging to its mother. Almond-shaped deep-caramel eyes surrounded by lush dark lashes. A few scattered freckles across the bridge of her perfectly shaped nose. Plump, glossy coral lips.

In my wildest dreams, my betrothed didn’t grow up to be this beautiful. And it annoys the hell out of me because I don’t want to be attracted to her.

I want to make her suffer.

Sofia Bellini grips the hand of the girl in question. “Please, Marco. Swear to me on your honor that my daughter will be safe with you.”

My father chuckles. “Emilia is going to give us babies, heirs to the Rossini empire. There is no safer place for her than with our family. You know that.”

Sofia and the girl beside her, my Emilia, embrace one another and sob. Her grandmother and sisters cluster around her doing the same. It’s pathetic. I would have expected less of a display from Bellinis. Certainly not this spectacle.

My betrothed has weaknesses. Those will need to be eliminated before she influences our sons with that nonsense.

“That’s more than enough of that,” I tell them.

She lifts her chin and her eyes meet mine for the first time. Inside those deep-caramel orbs, I see something I like very much: rage. There during one heartbeat and gone the next, it was only a fleeting flash. But I saw it and I don’t mistake it for what it is.

This girl is going to be so much fun to break.

“Come, Emilia. I’m ready to take you home.”

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

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Danger Zone by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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With passion this intense, the question remains:

Who’s gonna come out on top?

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Danger Zone, the first in the all-new, action-packed, slow burn contemporary MM romance series, The Elite Series, from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, is out now!

They train to serve their country.
They strive to be the best.
But only a select few can be…
The Elite

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MATEO MORGAN
CALL SIGN: SOLO

Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

MISSION RULES:
1.Kick everyone’s ass.
2.Do whatever it takes to win.
3.Do your best to distract the competition.
4.Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

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GRANT HUGHES
CALL SIGN: PANTHER

Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

MISSION RULES:
1.Keep it safe in the air.
2.Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
3.No distractions. Stay focused.
4.Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.
With passion this intense, the question remains:
Who’s gonna come out on top?

Danger Zone is book one of The Elite series and is not a standalone. Book two, Need for Speed, will release 3.27.20, followed by the final book, Classified, on 4.27.20.

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Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

Argh…what are you doing to me with that ending!?!?? Both Solo and Panther pulled me in close to their characters. They have all of the alpha magnetism, drive, cockiness that I could want. Solo (Mateo) is the type that’ll keep pushing past the point of no return because he wants a reaction…even if that reaction is a punch in the face. Panther (Grant) is control all buttoned up in a tight package. He thrives on showing no stress or weakness which makes him a huge mystery/target for Solo. I loved the banter, tension, inability to keep away…it was all so addictive! I can’t wait for more!

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Grant Hughes

IT WAS ONE of those hot summer nights, the ones best spent lying on the beach, a cold beer in hand, staring up at the jets flying overhead, the roar of their engines shaking the sky. That was where I should’ve been. It was the smart decision, the obvious choice between being responsible and where I was headed now.

Fuck it. The next ten weeks would have me on my best behavior, and if I needed a night off to get through it, then I’d take it.

A bead of sweat trailed down my neck from beneath the suffocating heat of my helmet as I waited for the traffic light to change. The last of the sun was setting behind me, leaving the sky overhead a bruise of purples and blues, and as the light flipped to green, I gunned the engine and took off toward the dark.

Minutes later, I smoothly guided my Ducati 848 into the parking lot of the unnamed bar—God, that was sketchy as hell—and then cut the engine. There was no hesitation as I climbed off the back of my bike, removed my helmet, and clipped it to the back of the seat. Then I shrugged out of my leather jacket, feeling relief as a gust of warm wind cooled my bare skin and the sweat on my brow. As the music playing inside filtered out through the front door opening and closing, a low purr of anticipation filled my gut. It’d been too long, and I was starving.

As I walked inside, my eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room. It looked like any bar you’d find anywhere in the U.S.: cracked vinyl booths along the perimeter, an old jukebox near the fully stocked bar with TVs playing a whole lot of no one’s watching. For a Sunday, it wasn’t too packed, but that didn’t much matter considering I was here for a sure thing. Another quick sweep of the room told me he hadn’t arrived yet, so I made my way to the bar, conscious of the gazes my way, sizing me up.

“I’ll have a Heineken,” I told the bartender, resting my elbow on the bar top and dropping my jacket onto the counter. Sitting down would invite visitors, and my night was set.

When the bartender popped the top and pushed the bottle my way, I took a long swig of the ice-cold beer and glanced up at the one television not playing a sports channel. The local news was on, running a feature on the air show from the weekend, and as I watched the planes showing off maneuvers, I felt a pair of eyes watching me.

I glanced at the clock behind the bar, choosing to ignore whoever it was making my skin heat, and silently cursed out my now late date. The last thing I needed was to be standing here solo, looking like I wanted someone to approach. That wasn’t me; I wasn’t the kind to troll a bar looking for a good time. I was more into having a plan and executing it. No surprises that way. No way for things to blow up in my face.

Keeping that thought in mind, I continued to pay extra-close attention to the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft executing barrel rolls across the television screen. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of giving off a don’t come near me vibe, but a few minutes later someone stepped up alongside me, invading my personal space in a way that indicated he wasn’t merely interested in the empty seat beside me.

Dammit, this was the last thing I needed.

“Hey there, this seat taken?”

The cocksure tone of the man who’d just delivered that very unoriginal line told me he wasn’t worried in the least that I’d turn him down. In fact, before I said anything, I could feel the guy sliding into the seat beside me, his body heat warming the bare skin of my arm.

I ground my back molars together and slowly turned in the direction of my new companion, and as I prepared to give my “thanks, but no thanks” speech, my words got caught somewhere in the back of my throat.

Situated as we were, I found myself looking down into a pair of eyes the color of smooth, expensive whiskey, lined with lashes so thick it looked as though he had taken a kohl liner to them. His hair was buzzcut short and brown, his skin bronzed like some kind of sun god, and when I continued to stand there like some kind of statue, a brilliant white smile crept across a pouty set of lips.

Hell, this guy was one of the most beautiful men I’d ever seen in my life—the problem was, he knew it.

“I’m gonna take that as a no.” Those stunning eyes boldly swept over my body, from my black t-shirt to my jeans, and when they finally landed back on my face, he winked. “Lucky me.”

Arrogant, bold, and cocky. The guy staring back at me was everything I steered clear of when it came to a quick hookup. I needed reliable, trustworthy, and discreet.

Looking away, I took another sip of my beer. “Sit wherever you like.”

“Ahh. I see.”

When he didn’t add anything to that, I took the bait. “See what?”

Out of the corner of my eye, that cocky half-smile still on his face, the guy shrugged. “Two theories. You’re either into playing hard to get, or…”

Though every instinct told me not to engage, I looked his way. When his eyes locked on mine, I realized my mistake. “Or?”

“Or you’re the aggressor.”

“The what?”

“The guy who goes after what he wants, not the one being pursued.”

I snorted and went back to pretending to watch the news, but then the guy leaned in, invading my space once again.

“So? Which is it?”

“Maybe it’s neither.”

“Or maybe you’re lying.” He dropped his voice down low. “Want me to go back to the end of the bar?”

I couldn’t help the chuckle that left my throat, because as unwanted as the attention was, you almost had to give it up for the guy’s persistence. If I wasn’t waiting for someone, I may have even found him charming.

“Another,” I said to the bartender, holding up my empty bottle. Then I glanced over my shoulder, looking once again for the familiar man I was here for, but when he still hadn’t arrived, I turned my body so I casually faced the man practically begging for my attention.

This time, I let my gaze roam over him, taking in the tight fit of his dark jeans and the way the olive-green t-shirt he wore was practically a second skin over his muscled build. He was devastating in that heartbreaker-but-you’ll-love-every-second-of-it way, and damn if my cock didn’t take notice.

“Oh please, feel free. Should I stand up?” He went to stand, but I shot my hand out, pushing against his chest so he stayed right where he was. His body beneath my fingertips was nothing but hard muscle, and I licked my lips before I could stop myself. Fuck, he was tempting.

When the bartender pushed another beer my way, I jerked my hand back and reached for the bottle.

“You don’t say much, do you?”

“Not here to talk.”

“No?” He got to his feet this time, kicking the stool away. “I can get on board with that.”

I sighed, half annoyed and half turned on. I knew which side would win in the end. “Look, I appreciate the attention, but I’ve got plans and they’re not with you.”

The guy grabbed his chest like he’d been shot. “Ouch. Brutal.”

“Better not to waste your time.”

“Ah-huh. So where’s your date?”

My jaw twitched. “Late.”

“Sounds like that’s more of a waste of time to me. I’d never make you wait.” He leaned in, his words practically a whisper. “I’d come every time you told me to.”

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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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