I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.
She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.
But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.
He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?
But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.
News flash, buddy: I am over you.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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Title: Up in Flames
Series: Flirting with Fire #2
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
It takes one little spark for enemies to ignite into lovers in a searing-hot novel by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood.
Sloane Garcia has butted heads with Reece Jenkins ever since he was a colossal
jerk of epic proportions on a night she’d rather forget. So what if he’s
overconfident, ultramasculine, and hard muscled? When she finds out he’s on the
auction block at the annual firefighter’s charity event, she decides to give
this cocky firefighter a dose of his own medicine. Now that she’s won the hunk,
he’s on call—to do whatever Sloane wants.
Sure, Reece and Sloane had a rocky start, but he had his reasons. None of that
matters now that he’s the bachelor at her beck and call, tasked with granting
her four wishes in four weeks. He runs into burning buildings for a living, but
nothing will be as tough as dousing the flames Sloane ignites in him. What
started out as just a game might end up with Reece losing the one thing he
swore he’d never give up: his heart.
I love love love this story. I giggled so much throughout the entire book. I swooned as well. There was tons of stuff going on and lots of ups and downs. I couldn’t get enough. First time read by Jennifer and it will most definitely not be the last. I will now be going on a one click binge. This is for sure a feel good read. One you can just set back with a blanket, cup of coffee and enjoy. Will definitely bring some smiles to your face. Overall I loved it. I just wished there was MORE!
Jennifer lives in Oregon with her son, a husband who reminds her that happily ever afters do happen in real life, and an adorable (but poorly behaved) black Lab. For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit her website at www.JenniferBlackwood.com, or follow her on Twitter (@Jen_Blackwood) and Facebook (@AuthorJenniferBlackwood)
I never wanted to fall for man.
And definitely not two men.
They tear me apart until I don’t know how I’ll ever be whole again.
Until I’m not sure I want to be. How can I choose between two halves of myself?
THE EVOLUTION OF MAN is the second novel in the USA Today bestselling duet, which begins with Survival of the Richest.
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Panty scorching 3.5
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey
Finally!!! I’ve been waiting with greedy hands for this one! Such a good read. Lots of angst and tension. Lots of drama. But in a good way to hook you not the middle school way. Characters are complex and intense. The only thing I really had an issue with was the time jumping from one chapter to another. I felt like it literally jumped and left things for me a little unresolved. But by the end it all made sense and was worth it. Good read for sure! Definitely not one to miss!
“Good evening,” he says, as casually as if he saw me last week instead of six months ago.
“Christopher,” I say, in case he hasn’t noticed. A table like this is reserved for VIPs or very special guests. Or ones with deep pockets. “This is the chef’s table. We’re sitting at the chef’s table in Koi.”
“Is that good? I thought they just ran out of regular tables.”
“Did you just make a joke. Oh my God. You did.”
The chef chooses that moment to introduce himself, a rather effusive man with a comforting smile and a thick Japanese accent. He says he’ll forgive that we drink champagne as long as we try the sake pairing he sends with every course. And he personally serves the amuse bouche, a tuna sashimi lollie on a fennel cilantro salad with ponzu dressing that makes me moan despite myself.
“Dear God,” I say when we’re alone again, my eyes still closed with the wonder of that single bite. There’s salt and citrus, and basically this is what heaven tastes like. “Did you spend all two billion dollars to get this table? Because it’s worth it.”
When I open my eyes Christopher is watching me, a strange expression on his face. He hasn’t touched the plate in front of him. He seems more interested in the way that I dip my finger in the ponzu dressing and lime foam to savor the last drops. I’m not sure that love is on the table, but if the glitter in his eyes is anything to go by, sex is definitely an option.
“One billion,” he says, almost absently.
I blink. “What?”
“Only one billion is mine. The other half belongs to Sutton.”
It’s like a bucket of cold water dumped over my head. “Why did you bring me here?”
One dark eyebrow rises. “You’re the one who insisted we meet in person.”
“And you’re the one who brought me here.”
The long pause that follows isn’t filled with hearts and roses. He does not secretly love me, and I feel like a fool for even considering the possibility. Because he took me out to dinner? It’s really a good thing I don’t date much, because I’m terrible at it.
“I invested in the restaurant,” he says finally. “It helps to have your take.”
“Because I have such a refined palate?”
“Because you were born rich,” he says, his voice flat. “You know what rich people like.”
It takes my breath away, and I’m left staring at him with the most incredible taste on my tongue. That’s all I am to him? A rich girl with nothing better to do with my time than give him advice on his new restaurant? Meanwhile I was gullible enough to think he actually wanted to spend time with me. It isn’t right. It isn’t fair, but then Christopher Bardot has never played fair.
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
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Everyone deserves a second chance, but not for the same mistake. At least according to Brooklyn Tanner. Over the course of their long, complicated friendship, she’s given Andrew Brinks more than enough chances. What has she received in return? Heartache. Pain. Agony.
But also love, as cruel and beautiful as it’s always been between them.
Can she put herself through that again? Can she risk giving Drew her heart, only to learn he’s the same man he’s always been? She’s unsure, her head and heart engaged in a tumultuous tug-of-war.
When outside circumstances threaten Drew’s family, will Brooklyn finally put aside the grief of her past to offer him the support, and perhaps love, he needs? Or was their fate sealed all those years ago when Drew had no choice but to betray her?
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T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or keeping her daughter entertained.
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Release Date: September 23, 2018
Cover Design: Hang Le
Photographer: Michael Stokes
We’ve all done it, salivated
Over a guy at the gym, imagined the unimaginable.
Wanted what we can’t have.
Only my fantasy has turned into an obsession.
Every night like clockwork he’s there.
Every night like clockwork I’m ready.
I’m not the kind of girl who does this kind of thing and
he’s exactly the kind of man that does.
He’s as sexy AF.
Dominant as all hell.
Built like a machine.
And when he turns up at my work
My worst f**king nightmare.
Panty Scorching – 4
Angst – 3
Tissues – 0
Storyline – 4
Value – 4.5
Overall – 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
This was such a fun book to read!! I would definitely say pick it up and start! Brock is just…wow…he is total alpha male. Hot, ripped, successful, rich with a bit of a temper that I will straight up say took away from his character. I wish there was way less of it in this book but it is what it is. I had to overlook his violent temper and crude outbursts of anger. He is a commitment-phobe and too busy running his own company for a relationship until he meets Tully.
Tully, a forensic specialist is hilarious! She is taking a “break” from her nine year relationship because her boyfriend was pressuring her into a marriage that she was not ready to for. She had the bright idea of taking a break and see where things are in a year.
In the meantime, Tully is literally stalking a hot guy at the gym (yes, Brock) and its a freaking roller coaster ride. Their lives get wrapped together in more ways then one and it’s just craziness! Beside the drama and angst, somewhere in there is a love story. It was a page turner that I could not put down waiting for the witty one liners and some pretty sexy/smoking scenes.
One of the best parts of the books was a character named Meredith. OMFG when I tell you I was laughing so hard at her comments that I was crying! The stuff that comes out of her mouth had me rolling!!! She came in at just the right moments and gave comedy relief. I freaking love, love, love her and all her chaotic behavior. Damn, she need her own book and I’m not sure if I could survive it but would love to give it a go.
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A Nordic King by Karina Halle
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.
Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.
Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.
Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.
And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.
Adjusting to my new life isn’t easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.
It’s their father.
Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible.
Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.
But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together.
You think it’s bad enough being in love with your boss?
Try falling in love with a king.
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey
This was a great read! As with anything Karina writes, it was an easy book to love and get immersed in. I loved the characters and tension. The story was different and easy to follow. The characters were complex and interesting. I fell for both of them instantly. Overall great read. I just wanted MORE! I felt a little shortchanged. It took forever for things to fall into place and then it went super fast from there.
I am hoping there will be a book someday about two little sassy girls and the havoc they wreck upon their daddy. Fingers crossed!!!!
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
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