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I knew Royce’s book would break me and it did. I have always loved that man and his story was everything he deserved! Wonderful heroine who was so deserving of Royce and exactly what he needed. Some parts made me tear up and some parts made me frustrated and others had me nervous. But overall…my heart was filled with overwhelming joy reading about my Brayshaw family. Zoey stole the spotlight many times and I can’t tell you how much I love Captain’s little girl! This series is perfection and I’m ready for the Brayshaw’s next generation when they grow a little older. I don’t want these books to ever end!
Meet Meagan Brandy
Meagan Brandy is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of New Adult and Sports Romance books. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Starbucks is her best friend and words are her sanity.
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You want some angst…do you? Here it is all wrapped up in a nice little lavender bow. So many times I wanted to smack Kodiak upside the head and throw my kindle across the room. I’ve always loved childhood friends to lovers stories but throw in my favorite hockey players ever? I devoured this book based on whose children these young adults were alone. Lavender was an introverted kid with anxiety. She was protected by her family and friends but now she’s off to college. Not alone. She has two brothers and cousins to watch over her. I LOVED how Lavender was starting to show some inner strength…resilience. She has grown so much from when her family felt the need to shelter her from the big, bad world of bullies and social anxiety. Kodiak is that studly hockey player that we all know and love. For some reason, he and Lavender have grown apart and he wants to keep it that way. So much push and pull between these two and their backstory was addictive. I was craving to understand the source of their conflict…so good! So fun to see that Violet stays true to form but is also Lavender’s rock. I am really needing more, more, more of the Pucked kids!
The front door swings open, and the never-ending nightmare that is this day smacks me in the face like a long-expired sausage. Kodiak stands in the doorway wearing only a pair of swim shorts, wet hair sticking out all over the place, water dripping on the damn floor. But God, is he ever glorious. Muscle layered over muscle, thick biceps flexing as he holds the doorjamb, a mischievous grin popping the dimple in his left cheek.
My heart seizes and gallops. I miss this version of him: the one that smiles and doesn’t hate me.
He ruins everything a moment later by bellowing, “Who’s fucking in the driveway?”
His gaze moves to Dylan, who looks as horrified as I feel, but as it shifts to me, his smile drops and my stomach tightens.
“You should really go,” I tell Dylan.
“I’ll see you around.” He disappears into his car and barely has the door closed before he’s backing out of the driveway and screeching down the street.
I adjust my backpack on my shoulder and head for the house, steeling my spine and my nerves because Kodiak is still standing in the middle of the doorway, his face a mask of indifference. I try to brush by him, but he stays where he is, making it impossible.
I sigh, exhausted beyond belief. I just want to go upstairs and have a good, cathartic cry. I try to mirror his apathy. “Can you move so I can get into my house?”
His brow furrows as his eyes move over my face. He lifts his hand, like maybe he’s thinking about touching me. There’s no way I can handle that. I jerk back and swat his hand away. “What are you doing?”
“Your lip is bleeding.”
“Don’t act like you actually give a shit, Kodiak.”
“Tell me what happened.” His voice is low and soft, and for whatever reason, that makes me even angrier, so I lash out, wanting to wound him the way he keeps wounding me.
“You, Kodiak. You happened, and you ruined my goddamn life. Now get the hell out of my way.” I elbow past him, almost tripping over several sets of running shoes.
I head straight for my bedroom and lock the door behind me. I slide down the wall until my butt hits the floor and close my eyes, taking deep breaths.
I imagined the concern in his voice.
I imagined the pain that sat heavy behind his eyes.
We see what we want to, not the truth, especially when it hurts.
About Helena Hunting
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
From USA Today bestselling author K Webster and Nikki Ash comes an angsty, new adult, why choose romance.
BOUND TOGETHER TORN AND BOUND DUET BOOK 2 By Nikki Ash & K Webster Release Date: November 17
Oh, look, Ashton Carter destroyed his life—again. Dad’s disappointed in me. No shocker there. But with them, it’s worse. We’re torn apart and I’m responsible for the shredding. Selfish. Liar. Unworthy. I’ve made a mess of it all. I’m not sure it’s even fixable. Four broken hearts… Anyone got any tape? I may be self-destructive and have sucked them into my mess, destroying everyone’s lives in the process, but I’m sure I can fix it. It’s gonna take focus and determination, both of which I’m sorely lacking. I’m a spoiled boy who’s used to getting what I want. In this case, I want them. All of them. And I sure as hell won’t stop until I succeed. Not until we’re bound together by… Me.
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Loved this unconventional story…made me smile way too often. I adored all of the characters and how selfless, supportive and protective of each other they were. Each had their own hurts that they needed to overcome to feel worthy of love. Lots of angst, steaminess and swoonworthy moments. This reverse harem romance doesn’t just gloss over issues which gives it a more realistic approach to their relationship. Definitely recommend this duet if you love reverse harem romance and are looking for some angst and heartache along with your smoking hot bedroom scenes.
Meet Nikki Ash
Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.
Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn
While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
A new second chance single dad stand alone romance set in the world of the Wrights from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
A WRIGHT CHRISTMAS K.A. Linde Release Date: November 17
At seventeen, I left Isaac Donoghue behind to become a professional ballerina.
When I return home to dance in the Nutcracker, I never expect to run into him. Let alone on my first day in town. I can’t help but admire him in a crisp suit with his toned soccer body, chiseled jawline, and all too familiar piercing green eyes. I thought nothing could surprise me more.
Until his five year old daughter runs out of the ballet studio.
I’m only in town for a month. I shouldn’t get involved with anyone, especially the ex I’ve been pining after for years. Especially now that he’s a single dad with a daughter to consider.
But where Isaac is concerned, I’ve never been able to stay away.
With the help of some Christmas magic, maybe we finally have a shot at our second chance.
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This is a cute second chance love book. Peyton is a prima ballerina. After high school, she left her boyfriend and took off to New York to dance. Over the years she has always wondered what would have happened if she had stayed.
Isaac has been through the wringer and is now a single Dad. Peyton broke his heart when she took off to pursue her career and he knew he had to let her go. He moved on and made a family.
Peyton returns back to her hometown for a month to help a friend at her former dance studio. She is shocked when Isaac walks in to pick up his young daughter Ally and they come face to face. Feelings they once had for each other bubble to the surface. They both realize that she is only here for a month but throw caution to the wind and spend as much time together as they can.
Can they have a long distance relationship? Do they even want to? I loved watching these two reconnect and fall back in love with each other. There were some really sweet scenes and I loved the ones with his daughter Ally. Was a cute, quick beach read!
Meet K.A. Linde
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
From Bestselling Authors M. Robinson & Rachel Van Dyken comes a full length, standalone romantic suspense novel.
MAFIA CASANOVA By M. Robinson & Rachel Van Dyken Release Date: November 17
Trust. Loyalty. Family. The tangled web of mafia life. We grew up together. Me, Eden, my brother Tristian. He was always the safe bet, the sure thing, the good guy. And me? Well, I was the Casanova, the killer who flirted with anyone and anything, breaking Eden’s heart again and again.
We both loved her. Mind. Body. Soul. Until I gifted her to my brother as if she meant nothing, when she meant everything to me. Tristian was safer. Better. Could give her the life I never would be able to.
But things changed. We changed.
My only goal was to protect her, making her hate me in return. Except once my brother wasn’t standing between us anymore, I decided…
It was my turn to claim what had always been MINE to begin with.
M. Robinson is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author.
She loves her readers more than anything! They have given her the title of the ‘Queen of Angst.’ She loves to connect with her following through all her social media platforms and also through email! Please keep in touch in her reader group VIP on Facebook, if she’s not in there than she is on Instagram.
She lives in Brandon Fl with the love of her life, her lobster, and husband Bossman. They have two German shepherd mixes, a gordito Wheaten Terrier and a user Tabby cat. She is extremely close to her family, and when she isn’t living the cave life writing her epic love stories, she is spending money shopping. Anywhere and everywhere. She loves reading and spending time with her family and friends whenever she can.
Make sure to follow along with her journey on her social media @authormrobinson or her website www.authormrobinson.com
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience.
She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.