The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

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The Hardest Fall, an all new tantalizing contemporary romance by Ella Maise is NOW LIVE!

Synopsis

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.

I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.

Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.

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Review

Panty Scorching – 1
Angst – 2
tissues – 0
Storyline – 3.5
Value – 3.5
Overall – 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Need to ask a question…did you ever read a book and it seems too “wordy”? I know, I know what your thinking but it’s an actual thing! Four pages to try to make a point, inner monologues that last for pages with an actual spoken sentence here and there…just too wordy. No actions, no scenes, just thinking and pondering and explaining. Well, for me, that is what the first almost half of this book was. Just too damn wordy and not enough action. It could have taken half the time to set up the storyline and background than what it did. The first half was a little slow and to be honest I skimmed a lot and didn’t miss much.

It’s a college romance book that takes place over most of the 4 years of college. Dylan, who is the hot, alpha, is on his way to the NFL (jock, manwhore, yadda yadda yadda) I really did like him! Zoe is the quiet, shy, nerdy, pizza eating girl next door type who catches Dylan’s eye. After a few fateful and semi funny run ins these two find themselves roommates. Zoe is hiding a pretty big secret which leads Dylan to make wrong assumptions about her. I seriously thought the storyline was a good idea. There just was not enough content in the first half of the book and too much crammed in and rushed in the last half. This book could have been a great read but for me was just ok.

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Excerpt

I stopped speaking when Dylan’s gloved hand—his huge gloved hand—cupped my cheek and gently tilted my face up. The world around me slowed down, and I stood still. I swear to you, I watched his eyes roam my face in slow motion.

“I like having your eyes on me, Zoe.”

I managed to force a nervous smile. His thumb moved on my cheek, rendering me…basically completely helpless.

Forgetting myself, forgetting where we were, I whispered, “I like watching you.”

His tongue peeked out and touched his lower lip. “I know.”

Oh, Dylan, why did you do that?

“I meant I like watching you—liked watching you play tonight. I didn’t mean it to sound like I like watching you when you’re not playing. I definitely wouldn’t watch you if you were just standing there, or I don’t know…I wouldn’t watch you when you’re working out, and I would never watch you if you were—”

“You know why I like watching you?”

The question shut me up pretty quickly, which was probably for the best; who knew what else I would spew out.

“Because I can’t take my eyes away from you. Everything else…it all disappears, and…”

And… And…

“And?”

I tried my best not to look eager for his answer—or let’s say not too eager, because there was no way he couldn’t tell I was very interested and invested in hearing what he was about to say.

He let out a heavy breath and decided not to finish that particular sentence. I’d seen it in his eyes, a slight change, there and gone.

Goddammit!

About Ella

Ella Maise

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

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

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Hothead by Stella Rhys ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review!

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Title: Hothead
An Irresistible Series Standalone
Author: Stella Rhys
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2018

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He’s the hottest player in Major League Baseball, the most notorious playboy in all of Manhattan… 

And my fake fiancé for the next three months.

I was drunk-dialing my ex the night I met him.

Six-three, sexy as sin and so incredibly rude I could smack the asshole smirk right off his face. Long story short, we got off to a bad start. But when the tabloids interpret our sparring as Drew Maddox “groveling” with a “mystery brunette,” his agent presents us both a proposal:

Shacking up as a couple this summer.

It’s an alleged “win-win.” I need to prove to my ex that I’m fine. Drew needs to prove to his team that he’s stable. Thanks to his on-field brawling and never-ending lady drama, Drew Maddox has suddenly found himself on the trade block – which means he needs a fast, easy way to show the team that he’s settled down.

Hence this fiancé thing.

Our fights are real, our kisses are fake, and thanks to the nonstop heat between us, I’m starting to mix up all my signs. But whether it’s real or fake, there’s one thing I do know:

I’m already addicted. 

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REVIEW

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

As the blurb states, Drew Maddox is one of the hottest baseball players out there right now, but his bad reputation is getting out of control and it is rumored that he may be up for a trade. The upper management is not happy with his unstable ways. He is in urgent need of a positive twist and fast.

That is where Evie comes. in. Evie has just been dumped by her long time boyfriend and is moping around. When Drew and Evie accidentally yell at each other, it is perceived as if it was a real arguement between a “couple” and the ultimate plan is born! What else would do wonders for Drew’s career? The plan is he’s in an actual relationship for more than an hour, looking to settle down and Evie decides to go along for the ride.

The witty banter and one liners topped off with some pretty hot, steamy sex scenes wrapped this book up with one pretty little bow. I laughed my ass off at times and definitely wanted to see what would happen next!! I loved watching this tough, hard and emotionless guy fall for this fiery, smart mouthed chick and all the shenanigans they share together. I loved Drew and his alpha ways and loved watching Evie bring him to his knees!! Soooo cant wait for another by this author to come out!

christine

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Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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LONG SHOT, Kennedy Ryan’s standalone basketball romance, is a deeply emotional, full-length story set in the exciting world of professional basketball. It’s an unexpected journey that takes sports romance out of bounds!

Title: Long Shot (A Standalone Basketball Romance)
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Genre: Basketball Romance
Release: March 22, 2018

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Blurb

A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…

Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.
Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.​​

*Author’s Note:  There are aspects of this story that may be sensitive for some readers.

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Review

Panty Scorching – 4
Angst – 4
tissues – 2
Storyline – 4.5
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

Wow. That is all I have to say about this book and it’s definitely a must read. I want to start by saying that when i first started reading this book I was unsure of where the storyline was going and it made me skim a bit. I was not expecting what the book turned into AT ALL.

Iris is one of the best female characters I have read about to date! She is girly yet tomboyish, has a great sense of humor and by the end of this book has been through hell, and yes, I mean LITERAL hell and back. She is in a bar one night and by chance meets a hotshot basketball player August. There is an instant attraction – I mean like soulmate/feel it in your bones attraction and they end up talking for hours and bonding over basketball. August thinks he has died and gone to heaven. He is sure that he has met his future wife and feels an immediate connection to Iris. Only at the end of this meeting, Iris finally divulges she has a boyfriend. They go their separate ways.

Naturally, August sees her again and finds out who her boyfriend is his main competition in basketball – Caleb. and that is when this love triangle-ish goes downhill fast. Iris knows she needs to get out of this relationship but she has a valid reason for not and it breaks my heart!

I could not put this book down for many reasons. I could not believe the things Caleb was doing and needed to see if Iris makes it out of this hell to reconnect with August. Although it was hard to read at times due to the brutality of scenes, I was sad to see this story end. Iris is an inspiration to many women out there! What an emotional story this was.

christine

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“This story was brutal truth wrapped in hope, courage and unflinching love. It’s a must read. It’s a STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don’t hold your breath, this story will steal it from you.” – J. Sterling, NYT Bestselling Author

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“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?”

I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve.

“Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent.

I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss.

And I do.

I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated.

He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment.

Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.

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About Kennedy Ryan

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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Scoring off the Field by Naima Simone ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Giveaway!

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Scoring off the Field by Naima Simone

WAGS, #2
Publication Date: March 12, 2018
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Brazen, Contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance, Standalone

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Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend … and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.

Football is Dominic’s life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson— is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.

Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.

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Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend … and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.

Football is Dominic’s life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson— is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.

Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.

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REVIEW

Panty Scorching – 4
Angst – 2
tissues – 1
Storyline – 4
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Dominic Anderson is a hot, alpha football star who has left a wake of broken hearts in his path. This character made me swoon and love him from the start!! His best friend Tennyson, who he has been friends with for 14 years is not only his best friend but also his assistant. These two have been as close as two people could be from young children and have been through so much together. Dom trusts her implicitly and doesn’t know what he would do without her and there in itself lies a big, big problem.

Tennyson is just one of the best characters I have read in a very long time! She is genuine and loving and caring and has secretly been in love with Dom forever…only he doesn’t know it. It comes time that Tenny can’t fight her feelings for Dom. She knows from an uncomfortable experience that if she tells Dom, it could jeopardize not only their friendship but their working relationship as well. Tenny decides she can’t work for Dom anymore and needs to put some space between them not only professionally but personally.

Lots of emotions come to the surface and I don’t want to get too deep into the ties that bind them but it was described so vividly that you can tell their relationship and bond runs deep. I love, love, loved watching Tenny find the courage to break away from Dom and even though it killed her, she finally put herself and her needs and wants first and foremost. I love, love, loved even MORE the way Dom has a holy sh*t moment and panics he will lose her. Not only is their bond awesome to witness there were quite a few hot, steamy sex scenes that was just the icing on this wonderful cake!!! I definitely recommend this one ladies. Dom is one hot alpha who will have you swooooooning!!! I wish I had a Dom in my life!!!!

christine

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She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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Breakaway by A.M. Johnson ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

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Title: Breakaway
Author: A.M. Johnson
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2018 

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As Tampa Bay’s star center, Mark Carmelo’s life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he’d never see again.

For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.
The same man she’d met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again.

When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it creates.
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will have to find a way around the other’s defenses, a way to breakaway and score the one thing they never expected… love.

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

This was a cute book and would be a great quick beach read. It had a little bit of everything in it…love, romance, heartbreak, heartache, new starts and new love and finding yourself all over again!!

Mark Carmelo is a hot young, down to earth hockey star who has had his heart broken and is not looking for a relationship. Until he sees Stevie…she simply takes his breath away. Smart, beautiful, caring Stevie..I immediately fell in love with her character!! There is only one thing wrong with her, she is not available!

Fast forward a year and their paths crossing again and that’s exactly what happens for these two. Only now Stevie is not attached and living in his city. I loved watching these two interact and build a relationship! Mark is so caring and makes Stevie feel so beautiful. It was fun to watch her find herself and love again! Definitely looking forward to reading more in this series!!

christine

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If she’s not busy with her three munchkins, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word.

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Kade by Apryl Baker ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway!

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Title: Kade
Series: Kincaid Security & Investigations #1
Author: Apryl Baker
Publisher: Crave Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 6, 2018

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Gut-wrenching, soul-searing grief has haunted Angel Kincaid for seven years, since she suffered a miscarriage. Just when she starts to think she’s come to terms with it, everything she thought she knew is cast into doubt when she comes face to face with a little boy, and  every instinct tells her the child belongs to her—that he is her son.

Kade can’t shake his wife’s reaction to the boy, and is determined to uncover the truth. He’d been an undercover cop investigating Los Muertos, a bloodthirsty Miami cartel, when Angel lost their child, but he knows one thing…

 A mother knows her child.

When they uncover the horrifying truth, the race is on to save the son they never knew from a fate worse than death—and they have to face Los Muertos to do it.

With the help of the men of Kincaid Security & Investigations, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins to prevent the cartel from turning an innocent child into a soulless killer.

But will Kade reach him in time?

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

I will say that it took me a minute to really get into this book and its storyline but then out of the blue, the plot twist is thrown in and holy moly…I could not put this book down until the very last page!!

Kade and Angel…they have been through hell and back as a couple and another hell has just been dropped at their doorstep. Angel has deeply mourned the child she lost early on in her pregnancy so when she comes face to face with a little boy her body screams is hers, she is beside herself.

Kade an ex-FBI agent, has come into contact with some dangerous people during his career but nothing could prepare him for the shocking and devastating news that he is now facing. Could the evil cartel have actually taken their young son they thought was dead and be raising him?

This book definitely did not disappoint in angst and action. I was literally on the edge of my seat waiting to see if this little boy who was raised with evil and dangerous men was in fact Angel and Kade’s son. I loved all the alpha men on Kade’s team and need to read more about them! Please give each of them their own story!

This series is a must read!!!

christine

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The Sinner’s Touch (Manwhore #2)

It is recommended to read this standalone inter-connected novel before Kade

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AUTHOR BIO

So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live in small town in WV where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

AUTHOR LINKS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AprylBaker

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Website:  http://www.aprylbaker.com

Blog: https://www.mycrazycornerblog.com

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Limitless Publishing: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/apryl-baker

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Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

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Title: Secret Lucidity
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2018 

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This wasn’t supposed to happen.
But it did.
This wasn’t supposed to be my life.
But it was.

I was just a typical girl, living a typical life. Nothing was out of the ordinary until tragedy threw me into a turnstile I couldn’t see my way out of. That was, until him.

I never could’ve imagined my heart falling the way it did. Hard, fast, and with unbounding beauty.

The only problem?
He was off limits.
Forbidden.

But he became my everything, and I became his, so we risked it all. It was only a matter of time until I realized that our risk came with unimaginable consequences.

My name is Camellia Hale and his is David Andrews, and this is our love story.

 

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REVIEW

Panty Scorching – 2
Angst – 2
tissues – 3
Storyline – 4
Value – 4
Overall – 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

I am not a huge fan of student/teacher drama stories but I have to say that I really liked this one. There was more to it then just their story and I think that was what I liked.

Camellia is super close with her Dad, who is also her swim coach. They are two peas in a pod and things in her life are going extremely well. Until a horrific accident takes her Dads life and leaves her banged up. Her life is turned upside down and nothing feels right in her life. She is in a downward spiral and pulling away from everyone…except the new swim Coach that started at the school just before the horrible accident.

As you can tell from the synopsis of this book, he is the proverbial “forbidden fruit”. But out of a friendship something more is taking root. This book was angsty at times but in a good way and you were able to feel Cam’s loss and heartache as she is transformed because of it all. It was interesting to see all of her relationships change and transform as well…some for the good and some for the bad.

This is a quick, fast paced and emotional book and would be great for a beach read.

christine

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AUTHOR BIO

New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling author, E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her books. Blair tends to drift towards love stories that are deeply layered with emotional angst. Give her a character and she will dig into their core to find what lies beneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace and spending time with her friends and family. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.ekblair.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EKBlairAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EK_Blair_Author

Instagram: https://instagram.com/authorekblair

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