Don’t Go There by Missy Johnson ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Title: Don’t Go There
Series: Awkward Love #5
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Blurb
Vodka
should come with a warning:
Mixing with Karaoke will make you do stupid shit, like sing that song you wrote
when you were fourteen, about the boy who broke your heart.

At least he didn’t see it.

Oh wait. He did.

I should’ve just stayed home. The only reason I came was to stop Lily from
doing something stupid, like crash her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

When I open my hotel room door to find Adam standing there, that sexy smirk
tells me he’s hasn’t changed. He’s still the same arrogant asshole who made my
childhood hell.

He insists on driving us home, and while he’s the last person I want to be
around, he and I both know it’s a bad idea for Lily to be anywhere near that wedding.

I’m on the road trip from hell with my heartbroken cousin, and the one guy I
can’t stand.

What was I thinking?

 

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Review

Panty Scorching – 3
Angst – 3
tissues – 0
Storyline – 4
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

This book had me laughing out loud the whole freaking time. It was chock full of witty one liners, quick banter and more then one hilarious predicament!!!

Katie is suckered into a trip with one of her best friends Lily to go to Vegas for a few days. Little did she know she would run into Adam, a boy from school that teased and tortured her in grammar school. Furthermore, she finds out that Lily’s ex boyfriend is in Vegas to get married and that is why Lily dragged her here. And naturally, Julian’s best friend is ADAM!! What a mess!!!

The storyline would have been great on its own but throw into the mix the real reason Adam is there and it’s hilarious (even a bit far fetched) but it somehow works. LOL. Adam and Katie are two of the funniest characters I have read in a long time.

Does Lily ever get to talk to Julian? What does she need to talk to him about that is so urgent? Will Katie forgive Adam for the bullying and secrets from when they were younger? What is Adam hiding?

All of these questions are wrapped up by the end of the book and I was truly sad to get to the last page. A great beach read for the summer and even better for the winter coming curled up by a fire. Definitely recommend this book!

Excerpt
It’s five
in the morning and I’m still awake. I’m bordering on delirium, because I’m so tired, but I just can’t get to sleep.
I’ve tried listening to music, clearing my mind, counting backward … nothing is
working.
There’s still one thing I haven’t tried
I hold my
breath, listening to the sound of his breathing as I creep my hand under the
blankets and down over my stomach. I freeze when he stirs, but he doesn’t wake
up. My heart pounds as I focus on the sound of his breathing and nothing else.
My body tenses
as a part my legs, just enough to slide a finger along my entrance. I hold my
breath, the air catching my throat, then I quickly exhale as I slide a finger
inside myself. I close my eyes and concentrate as I massage my clit, trying so
hard not to make a sound.
What would it feel like to kiss him?
I sigh,
imagining his lips brushing over mine, while I rake my hands over that thick,
uneven stubble. I swallow, my pussy aching as I tease myself, imagining my
fingers sliding over his muscular chest.
I work
myself faster and harder as my body reacts. The soft lapping of my finger
sounds a thousand times louder than it really is. I gasp as my finger slides
deeper inside me. I want to scream, but I can’t, so I force the sound back down
my throat and ride the last of my climax out in total silence, all while still
imagining his hands on me. It’s torture and bliss at the same time.
Holy fuck.
I stare at
the ceiling, unable to do anything other than lie there, listening to my heart
pounding in my chest. I kick off the blankets, my skin all hot and sweaty. Then
I smile and swallow a giggle. That was incredible. I’ve never experienced a
rush quite like that before.
Snuggling
into my pillow, I sigh. I’m so close to asleep …
And then I
hear that familiar chuckle.
Fuck.
I hold my
breath, not trusting myself to do anything other than lie there and panic. I
slowly relax when he doesn’t react. He’s asleep. It’s fine. I imagined it. I
breathe out and then close my eyes. Just as I finally feel like I’m going to
fall asleep, his sleepy voice cuts through the silence. I lie there, holding my
breath, my eyes wide open.
“Feels good
to be naughty, doesn’t it, Katie?”
His sleepy
voice cuts through the silence. I don’t answer, because I can’t.
“Next time you
do that? I’ll be participating.”
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Missy lives in central Victoria with her husband,
three-year-old daughter, two cats, two dogs and turtle.  When she’s not writing, she can usually be
found …oh wait. She’s always writing.
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Tie Breaker by P. Dangelico ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

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Tie Breaker by P. Dangelico
Release Date: July 25th

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Synopsis

All is fair in love and second chances.

Professional tennis star and everybody’s darling, Maren Murphy is going home. Unfortunately, going home is the last thing she wants to do. She doesn’t know what’s worse, being named the executor of her grandfather’s estate, or having to deal with her grandfather’s business partner, Noah Callahan. That devil’s spawn may have broken her young, tender heart, but this time it’s advantage Murphy. If anyone’s calling game, set, and match, it’ll be Maren.

Re-match on.

Noah Callahan is a screw up. Well…he used to be a screw up. Bad boy reputations, however, are not easily shed. He’s been a successful business owner for over a decade. You would think the people in his hometown would’ve forgiven and forgotten already, but alas no. Until his one shot at redemption walks into his office. Maren Murphy is the only woman he ever loved––and the one he purposely drove away.

She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker.

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Review

Panty Scorching – 1
Angst – 1
tissues – 0
Storyline – 3.5
Value – 3.5
Overall – 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Maren is a professional tennis player and now lives in London. She left her hometown years ago after she had her heart broken and has never looked back but she has been summoned back to take care of family business.

Noah has loved Maren since they were little and still does. When his mentor and business partner passes away he knows that the proverbial sh*t is about the hit the fan when she returns. Maren is unaware who his partner was or that they had grown as close as they did since she disappeared and ran off to build her career. He knows he broke her heart but he is determined to make up for it once she is back…he won’t lose her again.

It’s a cute love story without any fanfare and the chemistry was just average between the two main characters. I didn’t feel the immense love or attraction. For me it was just a sweet read.

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Meet P. Dangelico

Dangelico loves romance in all forms, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.

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Disrupt by Ella Fox ~ Release Boost w/ Review

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Title: Disrupt
Author: Ella Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 2, 2018

 

Blurb

Donovan Beckett is a recluse who wants no commitments or entanglements
of any kind. He works hard to ensure no one can penetrate the wall he’s
carefully constructed around himself—until the day his new neighbor stumbles
into him.
It isn’t anything like instant love. Far from it.

Eden Avery doesn’t want to be curious about her neighbor. He’s the most
infuriating and closed-off person she’s ever met—not to mention the rudest. She
doesn’t want to find the uptight bastard irresistible and she shouldn’t be able
to sense the minute he’s within spitting distance, but does. She really
shouldn’t fantasize about his hands on her body, but that’s happening
too.

They can fight it all they want, but nothing can stop the mutual attraction
that’s about to disrupt both of their lives.

 

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Review

Panty Scorching – 2
Angst – 2
tissues – 1
Storyline – 4
Value – 4
Overall – 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Eden is our heroine and after her wretched father stealing all of her money, losing their childhood home as well as all her belongings and she has to drop out of college because she is broke, she moves to a small town where she takes a job at a small motel. She is hoping to start over and eventually save up enough money to make her way back to college. Vanishing without a trace, her father and his new wife have left her destitute and heartbroken. But that does not stop her from picking up the pieces and putting her life back together.

Donovan is the hot, broody neighbor and I use “neighbor” loosely. He has a room at the motel that is his home base due to being a skip tracer and traveling a lot. Donovan is not very nice to Eden when he first meets her and kinda turned me off to him immediately. I knew he was closed off probably due to a heartbreak himself and let me tell you his story is a whopper as well as extremely sad. Obviously because of his walls he has built up, he does not let Eden remotely close to him…yet.

You definitely feel the attraction although at times it seems stiff and awkward and there is a whole situation revolving around sex that I will wait for you to read about. I liked seeing Eden break down Donovan’s walls but it was a little anti-climatic. It was still a good storyline and all the loose ends were tied up by the end. Good beach read.

christine

Excerpt

I collide with and immediately bounce off something huge and
hard. My arms flail as I start to topple backward. I’m saved by a pair of
strong hands that halt me before I land on my butt. I’m barely able to process
that I’m upright before the hands are gone. 
Blinking in confusion, I slowly look up and take in a man
who is easily a foot taller than my five foot one frame. He’s like an angel in
black—tall and broad shouldered with large hands and rugged arms. His black
t-shirt does nothing to hide his six-pack abs, and the black jeans and black
work boots he’s got on only make him more roguishly appealing. Everything about
him is sexy including his sporty, masculine scent. I’ve never come across
someone so mesmerizing in all of my life. His longish dark hair, closely
trimmed beard and sensual lips are straight up panty-melters, so I bet women
throw themselves at him on the regular. The very thought of this bothers me far
more than is reasonable or appropriate.
 My heart slams against my chest as my eyes meet his.
Something strange passes between us, something I can’t put name to. I’m at a loss
because I haven’t experienced anything remotely similar before. I feel my
cheeks flush with color as I stare up at him. Biting my lip nervously, I blink
up at him like an idiot as I try to force words out of my mouth. Questions are
zinging through my head at high speed—things like who are youor where
did you come from 
and finally, holy shit, has this kind
of thing ever happened to you before? 
Before I can articulate even one of those things he blinks
and the moment is over. I cringe when I realize whatever was in his eyes is
gone, almost as if it never happened at all. Now, he’s pinning me with a look
that could permanently freeze the tropics. Even still, his eyes make me weak in
the knees, regardless of the fact that they’re now subarctic. Jet black lashes
frame the most beautiful deep blue eyes I’ve ever seen, and right now they’re
transmitting one message loud and clear—stay the hell back. I’ve never come
across anyone less inviting in all my life.
“I—I’m sorry,” I sputter. “I didn’t mean—” 
His sensual lips form a flat line as he sidesteps me. “Pay
attention to where you’re going,” he snaps.

 

Author Bio

Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of The Hart
Family Series, Consequences of Deception, The Catch Series and The Renegade
Series. When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and
travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading
Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense
of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out
with her family and watching comedy movies.

 

Nasty by R.L. Kenderson ~ Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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R.L. Kenderson is here today to share the release of her new romance, Nasty! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Nasty

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Nasty

Piper Stevens had already met—and lost—the love of her life. When she buried her husband, she buried her chance for a happily ever after…but also found a shoulder to lean on in Nate.

As a commitment-phobe womanizer, Nate Hall has never had a female as a friend, but he made a promise to his buddy before he passed. Take care of Piper.

And these days? He can’t imagine his life without her.

Now, a year later, things Piper thought were long gone are beginning to come back.

Like her previously healthy libido.

Except she can’t picture dating someone in her husband’s place, nor can she sleep with a stranger either.

So, she turns to Nate. After all, he’s the perfect choice. He’s her friend but also a player. He cares about her but they’ll never fall in love…and she won’t get hurt. Not like she did when she lost her husband.

But can two friends give their bodies without involving their hearts and things turning nasty?

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Review

Panty Scorching – 1
Angst – 0
Tissues – 3.5
Storyline – 3.5
Value – 3.5
Overall – 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Piper marries the love of her life Jordan and they move away for his work but he is taken away after only a few months of marriage. His best friend Nate, who was also in the accident with Jordan has promised Jordan on his death bed to take care of Piper for him.

Over the course of the following year, Piper is putting the pieces of her life back together…with Nate’s help. They are constantly together and she has become very close with not only him but all of his friends. Naturally feelings start to develop on both their ends but Piper knows that Nate is not a relationship type of guy and feels she needs to put her walls up. Nate, however, has other ideas.

I’ve read this type of storyline many times. It moved quickly and there were some funny moments. Nate really grew on me but nothing spectacular happened and I could have guessed the ending by the first half of the book. For me it was sweet but just ok.

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Piper and Jordan had moved to the area in January the previous year, and when they had first moved, it had been all about getting situated. Jordan had settled into his new job while Piper had to search for her own. Then, before she had known it, it had been May, and she was a widow.

After that had come his funeral and sorting out all the paperwork after someone passed, all while trying to deal with grief. For a while, the only people Piper had seen outside of work were her mom and Nate. She had just wanted to be left alone. Socializing took too much energy.

But she’d slowly started coming back to life a few months ago, and that was when Nate had really started bringing his friends around. She knew he’d been afraid that she’d be lonely with no family in the area. She felt like she was almost back to normal. Well, her new normal because she was never going to be the same person she had been before Jordan passed away.

And, now, she was grateful that Nate had introduced her to Elise. The two of them got along great, and while Nate was her best friend, sometimes, a lady just needed some girl time. They still didn’t know each other that well, but Piper hoped that could change.

Nate and Luke burst through the front door, shirtless, sweaty, and laughing. They went straight to the food without a word to either of the women and dug in like they hadn’t eaten for a week. Neither of them bothered to sit either; both stood on the other side of the counter.

“I apologize for my husband’s table manners—or lack thereof,” Elise said.

Luke looked up from stuffing his face. “Wha—” he said around a mouthful of food, his brown eyes gleaming with humor.

“You’re a pig,” Elise said.

Nate nestled in the corner of the counter and laughed.

Luke swallowed and smiled. “But I’m your pig.”

Elise shook her head and rolled her eyes, but Piper saw she was hiding a smile.

“Apologies, Piper,” Luke said. “I’m hungry.”

Elise turned to Piper. “Do you care if I get a glass of water?”

Piper jumped from the stool, feeling like a terrible hostess. “Oh my God, I’m sorry.”

“No, you don’t have to get up,” Elise protested, also rising from her seat.

“Yes, I do. My mother would pass out from shame if I didn’t take care of my company.”

Elise sat back down and laughed. “I understand.”

She looked around to the two guys. “Water okay with you guys, too?” she asked as she walked around to Nate and Luke’s side.

“I can get my own, you know,” Nate said.

It was true. He wasn’t really a guest in her home anymore. He raided her fridge whenever he was hungry and helped himself to whatever he needed without asking anymore.

“That’s okay,” she said as she opened the cupboard and reached up for the glasses.

But Nate went for them at the same time she did. As he reached from behind her, she felt his naked chest against her back. A tingle went down her spine, straight to her belly, and she dropped her hands to the counter as she tried to fight a slight tremor.

Apparently, her libido hadn’t died with Jordan. It had just gone dormant. And she didn’t know what to do with it if it was coming back.

 

About R.L. Kenderson

R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name.

Renae has always loved reading, and in third grade, she wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then, she knew she wanted to write her own.

When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own.

One lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the other in the Kansas City area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day, and together they’re a sexy author by night. They communicate through phone, email, and whole lot of messaging.

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Edge (Guarding Her #3) by Anna Brooks ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

 

Drift, an all new standalone Body Guard Romance by Anna Brooks is AVAILABLE NOW!

 

 

It was supposed to be a normal job. Another tour with another superficial singer.

But the first time I put my hand on her lower back, it was over. Leave it to a five foot nothing, blonde haired, blue eyed pop princess to knock me on my ass.

I’m not the only one who wants her though. But in the end, I’ll be the only one who gets all of her. Because while everyone else is screaming her name, she’s moaning mine.

 

 

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Review

Panty Scorching – 2
Angst – 2
tissues – 3.5
Storyline – 3.5
Value – 3.5
Overall – 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

This book to me was reminiscent of the movie The Bodyguard. Wes is on the top of his career with a successful security business that prides itself on being top notch. The company caters to the rich and famous and its clients are always “A” listers. Wes has been with his high school sweetheart for years and that relationship has recently ended.

Enter young pop star Quinn. Quinn has recently been attacked by a crazy fan who is stalking her and feels that she needs the best and Wes’s company is just that. Her manager, Aunt Gail, is one evil person and on more then one occasion I would have liked to throttle her. Quinn and her have a very unusual relationship and you find out the ins and outs of that as well.

Naturally hot bodyguard meets hot pop star and there is chemistry. This book moved at lightning speed and so did the relationships. If you know me at all I kinda loathe insta-love so that was definitely a drawback. Also the part Quinn’s Aunt plays in this storyline at times was just a tad bit far fetched. Despite these two facts the storyline was good and it moved quickly.

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About Anna Brooks

Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song.Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house.

Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen state.

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Me, Please (Iron Fury MC) by Bella Jewel ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

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Title: Me, Please
Series: Iron Fury MC #5
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Blurb
I don’t do
love triangles. 
Hell, I
don’t do women.
I get in. I
get out. I do what I have to do. 
Until I
meet them. Two of them. Completely different. Both perfect.
One, soft
and sweet. Beautiful in a way that takes your breath away. 
The other,
wild and crazy. The kind that makes your soul spark back to life. 
Both of
them speak to me. 
Both of
them want me. 
I’m in the
middle of a mess, and with my own demons, I don’t know how to fight my way out
of it. 
When the
situation becomes dangerous, I have no choice but to protect them both. 
And in
doing that, exposing myself and them, to very real pain. 
Pain I’ve
fought so long to avoid. 
And there
they are, looking at me with those incredible eyes, both saying…
Me, please?
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Review

Panty Scorching – 3
Angst – 1
tissues – 0
Storyline – 4
Value – 4
Overall – 4
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This book in the series focused on Boston and the love triangle (or something like it) with two women. Two very different women. Penelope is sweet, quiet and on the shy side. She is like a beacon of goodness. The only drawback is…is the MC life cut out for a meek, sweet girl like Penelope?

Chantelle on the other hand is brazen, outspoken and a spitfire. Her one liners and comebacks had me loving her more and more throughout this book. She definitely fits in the MC life and Boston has a huge attraction to her.

Both of these women bring out different sides to Boston and that is why he is so torn on who he wants more. They all know that once he makes a decision, hearts will be broken no matter what.

On the way to discover who belongs with Boston both women are put in danger for different reasons and Boston feels like he is being torn in two. He can’t walk away from either one and his alpha male comes out to protect them both but things get sticky. Who will make it out of the danger and who will Boston realize he is meant to be with?

I really liked this book, it was full of suspense and had some pretty hot sex scenes. Only drawback was it was too short! I wanted more of their stories by the time I reached the end. Totally worth the read folks!

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
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Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order….

Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.

Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night stand might’ve led me to the one.

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Panty Scorching 3
Angst 0
tissues – 0
Storyline – 4
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Netgalley
Reviewed by Ladyballs

Cara is the main character and on a journey of sorts. Her family has deteriorated rapidly over the past year and she has chosen to remove herself from it and regroup on her own. She is doing ok…barely. On the night of her best friend’s wedding, she has a one night stand with the holy hot as HELL best man and it’s a night she can not forget. Cue the plot – the hot, alpha best man left her a parting gift that night.

Braxton has had a hard life but by pure determination and help from a literal “guardian angel”, he is the hot owner of a chain of tattoo parlors, rich and one swoonworthy lead guy in this book for me. His life is moving along smoothly until Cara reappears almost two months later with a bomb to drop in his lap. Now while most guys would run for the hills, Braxton is the bomb!!! He embraces their new situation and is just the best freakin’ guy! Not to mention he has been dreaming of Cara since their one night stand and now that she is back, he goes way beyond the normal extremes to impress her. This guy may be one of my favs in a long, long time!!!!

I loved their chemistry. I loved his alpha tendencies and her witty one liners. I was rooting for them right from the start! Watching them get to know each other and fall for each other was super fun. Although short, it definitely packed a punch and left its mark with me and I was truly sad for it to be over Great beach read and highly recommend and look forward to more from this author.


Excerpt

I quickly take everything off and drape the paper sheet over my lap, leaving my socks on, and when I’m ready, the edges of the sheet tucked under my thighs and backside, Pam knocks on the door.

“Ready?” she calls as she’s already pushing open the door.

“Yup.” I sound like I’m about ready to croak, and Braxton’s deep, rumbling chuckle worsens my rattled nerves. He kissed me!

I raise my hand to my mouth and as my fingertips press my lips, they’re taken away, gripped in Braxton’s warm hold. He smiles down at me knowingly and I force my attention on Pam.

She pulls the internal monitor out of the drawer, along with a bottle of lubricant and a condom, and Braxton’s grip on my hand turns almost bone-crushing.

“Is that—”

“Yup.” I cut him off.

“Um.”

“Now you see why I wanted the external one,” I mutter quietly.

I can’t look at him. My cheeks are on fire, and for some absolutely insane reason, other parts of my body are warming and this should not be happening at my midwife’s office.

“So,” Pam says, turning around and back to business. Except it’s hard to take her seriously as she waves what looks like a massive vibrator in her hand. “We’re going to insert this inside of you.”

“Holy shit,” Braxton mutters. And God, kill me. Please kill me now.

If Pam hears him, she ignores him as she steps toward me, and pulls out a set of stirrups from beneath the table. “I’m going to need you to lie down, Cara, and spread your legs, and slip down to the edge of the bed for me.”

“I feel like I’ve heard this before,” I say, unable to stop myself. My filter has evaporated along with my self-respect and all of this is so absolutely humiliating.

Pam pauses, glances at me and then at Braxton and nods, understanding. But I swear, as her gaze sweeps down Braxton’s arms, even she blushes. Which is great . . . my midwife thinks my non-boyfriend baby daddy is hot.

“I feel like I’ve said this before,” Braxton says, and both of our eyes whip to him. My gracious. He’s smiling, shoulders shaking like he’s holding back the world’s most boisterous laugh, and it’s all I can do to not kill him while he’s standing there, glancing between the monitor-slash-vibrator and my spread legs and I can’t hold it in anymore.

“This is embarrassing.”

Pam is back to business, already spreading the condom over the phallic-shaped instrument, and then she drizzles on the lubricant.

Braxton’s breath brushes over my cheeks. His dark locks tickle my temple as he whispers, “I feel like I should be offering to help with this.”

“Shut up,” I grit, my stomach muscles clenching from trying not to die or laugh. “This isn’t funny.”

“Oh. This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, I’m not going to lie.”

My fingers squeeze his hand and Pam is in front of me. She holds a small black box in her other hand and the tip of the wand against my center. “I’ll go slow, and it might be cold, okay?”

“Yup.”

“Sweet Jesus,” Braxton whispers. “I don’t know whether to be terrified or turned on right now, Cara.”

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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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