Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review, Excerpt, Giveaway & Playlist!

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Title: Waiting for the Sun
Duet: Hand Over My Heart Duet #2
Author: Lindsey Iler
Release: November 4, 2019
Genre: NA Romance

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Blurb

I’m unapologetically in love with Nick Kovac.

He can claim to hate me and blame me for everything.

I’ll fight for us both.

He severs the promise he made, leaving me on the hockey rink floor, heartbroken and alone.

It doesn’t take me long to stand with my head held high, while he’s being a coward. Stuck between push and pull, everything we are is in question.

Sometimes the answers are in the stars. Others, it’s where the sun shines that our lives change.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Waiting for the Sun picks up right where the first book left off and everything is just a mess for Nick and Hannah. Right away we are full speed ahead on an emotional roller coaster as these two try and navigate through everything that life is throwing at them. The author didn’t hold back in this story. It’s full of angst, drama, deceit, forgiveness and love. Nick and Hanna’s story will obliterate your heart and have you wondering so many times whether these two even stand a chance.

“Fate. Serendipity. Happenstance. Call it whatever you want. It’s what she and I have always been.”

Nick and Hannah are dealing with the repercussions of so many things that happened since Mia’s death while still trying to deal with her death itself. They are both still grieving and find solace in each other but more people seem against them than for them. I definitely was one of those people that teetered on not understanding how they can betray Mia’s memory like they did so soon after her death. But this story gave us so much in the way of an explanation or rather an understanding with the talks, the constant push and pull, the letter and the heartbreak. The love. These two had a rough road that I wasn’t sure if they were ever going to reach the end and on top of that I had to remind myself several times that they were only teenagers dealing with all of this.

“Sometimes the beauty is in the broken.”

Okay, I loved Hannah even more in the second book but at times I honestly just wanted her to walk away and not come back. She’s loved Nick basically her whole life and I know they are both going through so much but there were points where she gave everything she had and left herself emotionally raw for him and received nothing but a shattered heart in return. This girl loved hard and was all in no matter what. I think that was one of my favorite things about her. I loved Nick and understand that he felt like he was betraying Mia but sometimes the way he treated Hannah drove me insane. All of the back and forth had me wanting to slap him and tell him to wake him the hell up before he loses her. It was definitely a bumpy and broken road for these two but the love was always there. Sometimes you just have to fight harder for it.

“What a life to live, knowing you are never alone amongst the chaos. He’s my person.”

This was a heartbreaking and beautiful end to an amazing duet. So many feels and I just loved these characters and their story. It was a truly emotional read and I had my Kleenex handy as our hearts were broken and bruised several times but there was also hope and love and forgiveness. The author delivered a fantastic duet and I look forward to reading more from her.

“One thing I’m certain of, is our triumphs and failings together will always be celebrated and fixed under the sky. We just have to wait for the sun.”

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Praise for the novel

“The second part of Nick and Hannah’s story was heartbreaking and raw. With every word you can feel the pain and love bleeding from the pages.” – Autumn, EA Book Blog

“I was on a rollercoaster throughout the whole book. I could not put it down. Nick and Hannah are both so strong and vulnerable and you feel their pain and happiness.” – Taylor, Bookstagrammer @southernbooknerd93

“I thought I knew how emotional this story could get, but there was absolutely no preparing for the gut-wrenching, and choking emotion this book evokes!” – Sarah N., She Who Breathes, Reads

“It’s a push and pull love story that will have you wanting more. Nick and Hannah are the perfect imperfect couple.” – Catherine, Bookstagrammer @Nerd_who_reads

“I got lost in grief, and found in their peace. Iler gave us the only conclusion this couple could have had, and it is completely captivating from beginning to end.” – Kandace, Goodreads Reviewer

“I absolutely loved everything about this duet! I could read it again and again and still ugly cry.” -Ashley, Bookstagrammer @_the_art_of_reading_

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Excerpt

“Can I help you?” Nick says, a sly, devilish grin spread across his face.

“You tell me. You’re the one gawking at me from across the pool.” I bite my lip.

He leans forward, brushing my wet hair behind my ear like he’s done a thousand times before. “I wouldn’t exactly call it gawking.”

“What would you call it then?” I take a step back, giving us distance we clearly need. Together we are like a ticking time bomb. If you get too close, you’ll get caught in the explosion.

“Appreciating.” He stalks forward, forcing me to continue backwards until my head bumps the tiled wall. “Hate and love go hand in hand.”

“You don’t hate me.” I straighten my back, inconveniently pressing my chest right into his. He sucks in a deep hiss, allowing his eyes to roam the tiny gap between our bodies. “If I were to guess, Nick, it’s quite the opposite.” I grab the drawstring on his swim trunks. With one tight tug, there’s no space between us.

“Attraction has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with our downfall.” He bites his plump, bottom lip the moment my finger skims over the sexy V dipping into his shorts. Like a well-oiled machine, when he moves, I shift to accompany him. With his hand on my hip, he grinds into me. “If I could get past the truth, I’d move that bathing suit to the side and bury myself so deep inside you, you’d forget your own damn name, Hannah.”

My lips open. Words flow through my brain, right to the tip of my tongue, but only muffled sounds come out when I try to speak.

“You can play your little games with me. Flaunt your perfect body all over the damn place. Flirt with Williamson, all you want, Hannah. But one thing will always remain the same. While I want you so damn bad, I get to live knowing you want me even more.”

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About Lindsey Iler

Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.

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Practice to Deceive by Olivia Evans ~ Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway!

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PRACTICE TO DECEIVE by Olivia Evans is LIVE!

“Sometimes you find a gem. And Practice to Deceive by this new to me author is one of these rare finds.” ~Konny, Goodreads reviewer

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I wasn’t always a bad guy, but betrayal has a way of finding your darkest inner demons. Great friends and family weren’t enough to save me. I wanted revenge. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt justified. That’s karma, right?

Turns out, karma has a way of circling back.

If only I hadn’t been so stupid.

If only I’d known what my deceit would cost me.

It will take a lot of work to unravel the damage I’ve done, but I’ll do it. I’ll do anything to keep from losing her.

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REVIEW

Feels 3
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

Brennan is overall a really nice guy. He’s got a lot going for him. He is popular on campus. He’s hot and is about to take a huge life step with his long-time college girlfriend. He couldn’t care less that his best friend and family all despise her for reasons they won’t divulge. All that changes one night when two of the people who are supposed to have his back betray him and the shit hits the fan. Brennan is no longer mister nice guy he turns into mister let’s get drunk and screw guy. Along the way he also hatches a plan for revenge and that plan includes the new girl on campus, Skylar.

“It was a simple plan before, just her and the plan. The plan. I’m not sure I even know what the fucking plan is anymore.”

Skylar is the new girl on campus and unbeknownst to her she is the target of Brennan Dixon’s crazy revenge plan. When he starts to show up everywhere she is, she really does try and resist his good looks and charm. Brennan is relentless and she finally gives in. The reader knows this is supposed to be a revenge plan but poor Skylar obviously doesn’t and the lines for Brennan start to blur pretty quickly the closer he gets to sweet Skylar. He fights hard against his growing feeling for her but Skylar is something he just wasn’t prepared for. Soon he will do anything to keep her and the secret of the worst ever revenge plan in history.

“There were a lot of things I didn’t know, things I was unsure about, but one thing I had absolutely no doubt about was that I wanted her. I wanted her now.”

When Brennan was mapping out his revenge plan I was like come on don’t do it, but of course he did. Secrets can’t be kept secret forever and what happens when the truth comes out? Does he stand a chance at keeping the girl who was only supposed to be collateral damage but turned out to be the only one he loves?

“What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air – everything.”

This was my first read by this author and it was an okay read for me. I had a hard time connecting with the characters for most of the book and honestly just thought it went from one extreme to another too quickly. Brennan was hell bent on revenge and then it was all sunshine and roses right away. It just didn’t flow smoothly for me. Just a lot of gaps and I struggled with getting through some chapters. I did like how she wrapped it up and I do look forward to reading more from this author.

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EXCERPT

For the next couple of hours, we lay together on her couch watching reruns, wrapped up in each other. We didn’t talk, but we didn’t need to, we’d done enough of that. Even though there was still so much I was keeping from her, a part of me felt lighter, better. Because now I had one less secret, one less thing hanging over my head. I also knew, now more than ever, that if I wanted to be completely free of all the bullshit, I’d have to come clean. She deserved it. The selfish side of me hugged her tighter, like a child with his favorite blanket. What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air…everything.

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ABOUT OLIVIA EVANS

Olivia Evans is a writing obsessed, world traveling, thrill seeking, music junkie.  A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest. Wife. Mother. Oscar Wilde lover. ~To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

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Forever My Saint by Monica James ~ 5 Star Review!

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

He’s alive.

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

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

It’s time I saved him.

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

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

Or so I thought.

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

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Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Monica James

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

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

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

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

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Wreck My World by Victoria Ashley ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Playlist & Excerpt!

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Title: Wreck My World
Author: Victoria Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019

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“The feeling I have in this very moment, after not seeing her for so long, will haunt me forever, reminding me why I left to begin with.”

For as long as I can remember, Easton Crews has been off-limits. As much as it kills me, that’s never going to change.

After his little disappearing act three years ago, then suddenly showing up out of nowhere, I shouldn’t want anything to do with him.

It doesn’t matter how beautiful he still is. Or how close we once were. It shouldn’t matter that my entire body lights on fire with need whenever he gets close.

He chose the worst possible time to leave without so much as a goodbye.

However, just like the first day he walked into our home, I’m drawn to him, needing him near me just as badly as I need air to breathe, and I can’t stand it.

I want to hate him. I know I should hate him. But hating him is the last thing he’ll let me do.

I push, he pulls harder, until I’m completely wrapped up in him, my mind lost in the one person who is forbidden—the one person I’ve always loved, even when he belonged to someone else.

Easton was never meant to be mine. It took me years to come to terms with that and now that I finally have, he’s here, right in front of me, more irresistible than ever.

The part I fear the most about that—he’s the one person capable of completely wrecking my world.

 “I’m not leaving until you take all of your hate out on me. Let me feel it. All of it. Every dirty look. Every nasty word. I will have it all before I leave. Stop hiding from me.”

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REVIEW

Feels 4
Storyline 5
Steam 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

This. Book. A couple years ago I was talking to V about stories she had going on and she sent me a snippet of this one. I immediately started begging for the entire thing. Completely enamored with the characters, the story, the emotions and I couldn’t get enough. When she picked this one up again I knew it would be epic and completely different from anything she had written before. I would get this book literally sentences and paragraphs at a time and I ain’t even gonna pretend I didn’t want to wait. I begged for this book like crazy.

Easton and Kota are so special to me. So many parts of this book I can relate to. The emotional parts especially. I laughed and cried. I was mad. I swooned. This book literally has all the great things.

Victoria did and phenomenal job with this book. I’m so grateful for this story. It was addicting and completely amazing. Don’t miss this epic friends to lovers/forbidden romance. It’s one that I’ll always cherish and devour time and time again!!

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 EXCERPT

She stops and turns around when she hears my boots crunching in the gravel behind her. The cold look in her eyes is almost enough to freeze my damn heart. “Don’t you dare follow me, Easton. Turn back around and go inside.” With pained eyes, she points at the building and screams. “GO!”

After yelling at me, she immediately turns back around and starts walking again to get away from me.

Ignoring her demand, I stalk toward her, wrapping my arm around her waist right as she attempts to straddle her motorcycle.

“You’re not driving home,” I say, while squeezing her waist and pulling her against me. “I get that you want fast right now. That you need a rush to clear your head. Trust me, I know you. I’m the one that got you addicted, but you’ve had too much to drink.”

“You don’t need to worry about what I do,” she growls out in anger, before elbowing me in the stomach in an effort to get away. “Dammit! Let me go. I need to leave. I can’t be here.”

She’s still trying to fight me, so I carefully lower her to the gravel and trap her under my body, pinning one of her legs underneath mine. “Give me your keys,” I growl, an inch away from her lips. “Don’t make me force them out of your hand. I can pin you under my body all night if I fucking have to, Kota.”

“Yeah, I don’t think my brother would like that much.” She attempts to buck me off with her hips, but it does nothing.

I smirk down at her and push my hips closer against her body. “Fight me all you want. I’ll win.”

“Fuck you, Easton!” Breathing heavily, she lays still and fights to control her breathing from below me. After a few seconds, her eyes meet mine, and she grins. “Fetch.” She tosses her keys across the parking lot and then pushes my chest, speaking against my lips. “Now. Get. Off.”

I release a hard breath and take a moment to analyze her face. It feels like forever since I’ve seen it.

Her big, gray eyes are framed by long lashes and her dainty, freckled nose is now pierced and flaring out in anger.

Catching me off guard, she pushes her way out from under me and closes her eyes as she runs her hands over her face and lays back. “Just leave me be. I don’t want to be anywhere near you. I’ll have Hope take me home.”

“You really mean that?” I question with a tight jaw. “You still hate me after three damn years?”

“How can I not?” she bites out, before jumping to her feet, ignoring my hand as I reach it out to help her. “You tore my heart out. Now get out of my way.”

I bite my lip, holding in my anger as she pushes past me and disappears inside.

I’m still standing out here with my hands in my hair when she walks back out a few minutes later following Hope to her old, beat-up truck.

My heart pounds relentlessly as I watch them hop inside and drive away.

You tore my heart out.

Those five words hurt like hell. She’s always been good at making me feel.

ABOUT VICTORIA ASHLEY

New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Walk of Shame Series.

Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows.

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Under a Different Sky by Lindsey Iler ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review, Excerpt & Playlists!

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Title: Under a Different Sky
Author: Lindsey Iler
Series: Hand Over My Heart Duet Book One
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2019

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My life is a mess.

I’m walking around with a black eye. My position on the hockey team is questionable at best, and if that’s not bad enough, I think I’m falling for my dead girlfriend’s best friend.

Every day, it’s a fight to feel alive, and yet, I drink to numb the pain. Everyone is standing back, watching me fall apart.

Everyone except Hannah. No matter how many times I push, she’s there to pull me back. She refuses to let me spiral any deeper. And after one kiss—she’s impossible to ignore.

Unfortunately, it seems she and I aren’t the only thing being kept a secret.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 0
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Anyone who has ever experienced losing someone you love knows that life is broken into two parts. One part is life with the person you loved and the other is trying desperately to find a new normal after that person is gone. It’s a heartbreaking thing to experience and Nick found that out at the young age of seventeen when his girlfriend Mia died. He is completely lost and deals with his grief in the only way he knows how but that his friends and family do not approve of. He is constantly drinking, fighting and hooking up with random girls. My heart broke for him over and over as he tried to find himself again and deal with life without the one person her thought would be his forever.

“The thing is, there’s nothing left of me for them to take. Mia took it all with her last breath.”

Hannah made a promise to her best friend Mia before she passed away to watch out for Nick and make sure he is ok. Hannah is trying desperately to make good on what she said she would though Nick doesn’t make it easy at all. The thing is Hannah may just be in love with her dead best friend’s boyfriend. After months of them hanging out and trying to help him find his way out of the darkness, it seems he feels the same way.

“I’m going to kiss you, and once I do, everything is going to change.”

I honestly wasn’t sure how I felt at first when these two started to get together so soon after Mia passed away. They both felt the same way too, like maybe people wouldn’t understand so they tried to hide how they felt. It becomes such an emotional roller coaster for them because they have this pull they feel towards one another but they both feel like they are betraying Mia and her memory. I was a big fan of Hannah. She is a force to be reckoned with and Nick was just so lost I was hoping they could help each other find a new normal. As much as I wasn’t sure how I felt at first about them getting together so soon as the story went on and secrets are revealed, I wanted them both to be able to love each other the way they wanted to see that you can’t help who you love. This book kind of ended on a cliffhanger with things up in the air and I can’t wait for the next one to see if Nick and Hannah get the chance they deserve.

“You happened out of nowhere, and I realized I can still feel the way I did. All was not lost when she died. The stars still shine up there, and the earth still spins, and that’s because of you. We’re just under a different sky, Hannah.”

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Excerpt

Her fingers rub against each other like they’re trying to control themselves. Does she want to reach out and touch me? The thought of her being nervous makes me smirk. Her eyes scan up my legs, to my bare chest, and stop on my lips. She bites down on her own, and I can’t help but notice the pink hue on her chest.

She’s losing it. There’s a power in that, an exhilaration that’s hard to ignore. I need to remember to lose the shirt more often.

“I never noticed…” she whispers, moving her hands down to her sides. “I mean, I noticed. I just never…”

“Allowed yourself too long to appreciate it.” I move toward her.

“Right.” Her chest rises and falls rapidly, like she has zero control of herself.

“And what about now? Are you going to allow yourself?” My last step brings me to her feet, and I straddle one leg while standing above her.

Her chin lifts, and her hair skims over her back. “It’s probably not a good idea.”

“Sometimes the bad ideas are the ones that change our lives, Hannah. Let me change everything.” I lean down, inching my lips closer to hers. “I know you said you didn’t want me to kiss you yet, but…”

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Wicked Games by Vivian Wood & Amelia Wilde ~ Release Blitz w/ Review, Playlist & Excerpt!

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Title: Wicked Games
Authors: Vivian Wood & Amelia Wilde
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 4, 2019 

BLURB

A secret society.
A forbidden crush.
And an unsolved murder…

Emily Danes expected the tough classes at Campbell College, one of the most exclusive and prestigious universities in the world. She expected the ivy-covered halls. She expected the money.

She didn’t see Wolf Astor coming.

Obscenely wealthy, socially connected, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous, he’s everything she ever dreamed of in a man.

He’s also a total prick.

But at a place like Campbell College, there’s no escape. Not from Wolf, and not from the secrets hidden behind the graceful facades of the campus.

With every day that passes, she’s drawn deeper into the underbelly of the wealthy and privileged at Campbell: a secret society known as the Skulls & Thorns.

And with a murderer loose on campus, she’s running out of time to escape.

 

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REVIEW

Feels 3
Steam 0
Storyline-3/3.5
Overall Rating-3.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

The blurb of this book really sucked me in. Promise me secret societies, suspense, hot guys and murder and I am all in. Emily worked her ass off to get into Campbell College and she certainly isn’t going to let Wolf in all his mysterious brooding hotness get in her way of doing what she came to Campbell for. A fresh start and to concentrate on her education. But Emily who is by nature curious is drawn into the mystery surrounding the death of a student that was part of the mysterious Skulls and Bones secret, yet not so secret, society on campus. They’re rich, elite and her new frenemy/these two are superhot for each other. Wolf just happens to be their golden boy leader.

“Alexander Astor, or Wolf, or whatever he is calling himself these days…he is a prick. He may be hot, but I’d do better staying away from guys like him. That much I am sure of.”

Wolf saw something he wasn’t supposed to and now everything he thought to be true feels like a lie buried under the mystery that is Skulls and Bones. His main focus this year? Find out who killed Asher and why. What was not supposed to be his main focus? Emily Danes, the fierce and beautiful pixie haired freshman he just can’t get off his mind.

“I knew there was something about her that called to me the first time I saw her.”

Can the two of them figure out who killed Asher or will the secrets surrounding his death stay within the walls of Rose House? Ok, so I really did enjoy Wolf and Emily’s relationship. They were sweet and definitely had some fantastic chemistry. I will say the first half of the book was a little slow going for me and I struggled with it at times. The second half was a lot better and I liked the whole mystery part but then that ending? Like what was that? It felt very rushed like the author just decided hey, this is it and I feel like it ended without some really important questions answered. It wasn’t really a cliffhanger as I really am not sure there are even more books. It was more of a I’ll just leave you half satisfied here. SO while the second half was better, I obviously was not a fan of the ending. I am interested in reading more from this duo in the future.

“The door of Rose House slams shut with all the finality of the gates of hell slamming shut behind a newly departed soul.”

Stephanie (1)

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EXCERPT

Pulling my two heavy textbooks for this class out of the stack too, I arrange everything nicely. Just as I am getting my brand new pencils ready, I am startled by a loud bang. My desk mate drops his books on the countertop and sits down, looking at me askance.

I startle to realize that it’s the blond Greek god I ran from only yesterday. Tall and broad-shouldered, he wears his black denim and dark blue tee shirt incredibly well. He knows it too, judging by his posture. He perches on his stool and crosses his arms, expectant. Perfectly unkempt sandy blond hair, dark brows spread wide over the darkest blue eyes I’ve ever seen, a patrician nose, two incredible cheekbones, and the most expressive lips…

This guy is fucking hot, excuse my French.

Which are currently smirking at me. I knew hot guys back home in Prineville. Mostly I avoided them, truth be told. But this guy is on another level. He is so dazzling that he could work in television… and bad tv just so happens to be my weakness.

Being around this guy is enough to make me rethink the bright yellow tee shirt dress I am wearing. I want more than anything to tug the hem down and smooth my hands over my black tights, but I don’t.

Instead I blush, fumbling to introduce myself. Sticking my hand straight out and tossing my messy blonde hair back, I try for an authoritative voice. “I’m Emily Danes.”

At the front of the classroom, the professor clears his throat, ready to start talking. My eyes dart to him, but then he reaches for his bunch of tissues again. Glancing back to my partner, I see him eye me up and down in a totally unsubtle way.

At last, he leans forward and shakes my hand. His skin against mine is hot. I bite my lip, refusing to let a little thing like instant animal attraction do me in.

“I’m Wolf,” he says, his voice low and gravelly. He looks me over once more. Then he arches a brow, his smirk deepening. “Did you find all of your panties last night?”

My cheeks instantly go the exact color of a ripe tomato. I lick my lips and frown. What am I supposed to say to that?

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 Vivian Wood

Vivian likes to write about troubled, deeply flawed alpha males and the fiery, kick-ass women who bring them to their knees.

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Amelia Wilde

Amelia Wilde knows what it’s like to be lovestruck, and she writes it into all of her books. Authoress of over sixteen spellbinding romances, she lives in the northern climes of Michigan. It’s very cold, but her sexy husband keeps her very warm.

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A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Playlist!

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Title: A Really Bad Idea
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2019
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Blurb

Everyone has a best friend. Mine just happens to be Dr. Christian Gallagher— the gorgeous, green-eyed heart surgeon who wants to have a baby with me.

Yes, you read that correctly.

When my mother approached me on my thirty-third birthday with a brochure for egg freezing, it was a glaring reminder that my biological clock is ticking toward its expiration date. I’ve always dreamed of being a mom and had a plan — one that was destroyed when I caught my professional hockey player husband in bed with another woman.

Despite my broken heart I still believe in love. I want the happily ever after, but I also want a child desperately and won’t settle in order to make it happen.

That’s why when I decided to take my mother’s advice, Christian came up with his own plan: Let’s have a baby together.

It’s a bad idea. A really, really bad idea. And yet…I can’t stop thinking about how great it could be.

There’s just one condition. Before we have sex (oh, yes, we’re doing this the old fashioned way!) Christian is adamant we go on three dates.

Sounds easy, but it’s not.I thought sex would be the hard part, but the dates are only making me fall for the man I’ve known almost my entire life.

Whoever said sex doesn’t change things never went to bed with their best friend.

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Review

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

This is a cute, friends to lovers book and was fun to read. It did drag a bit by reiterating some stuff but picked right back up. Christian and Meadow have been friends for years and they have vacationed with their families, spent holidays together. Both of them have had huge crushes on each other but naturally the other doesn’t know it. Not only are they best friends but they work together. Christian is a top notch heart surgeon and Meadow is a nurse who happens to work at Christian’s fathers office.

Meadow has had a failed marriage and is still licking her wounds but her biological clock is ticking and since there is no new men on the horizon, she takes a cue from her mother who suggests freezing her eggs for when she does find someone. Once Christian gets wind of this idea, he has one of his own. For them to have a baby together and not by freezing her eggs…the old fashioned way. Can two friends who have secretly have feelings for each other have sex to create a baby and not fall even harder for each other? Can Meadow stand another heartbreak? Can Christian who is so driven to be the best, have time for a baby? Will he lose Meadow as a best friend if this back fires in there faces? Can Meadow keep her feelings for Christian in control?

Watching these two plan for a baby and get to the point where they have to do the “deed” was so fun to watch. Not only are there some comical moments, it was a romantic story as well. Love scenes were steamy and I loved watching these two realize that maybe a baby won’t be such a bad thing for their friendship after all. Could it make them even closer?

This was a super cute book and was definitely a feel good love story.

christine

 

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About Jeannine Colette

Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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