Monday, September 17, 2018

FLIRTING WITH FIRE by Piper Rayne



Flirting With Fire
(Blue Collar Brothers #1)
By Piper Rayne
Release Day: Sept 13



Everyone knows that if you play with fire you’ll end up getting burned…

What happens when you attend a first responder’s bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.

That’s right. Even back when I was ‘Fatty Maddie’ to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one.

Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he’s turned into and I want to slide down his pole.

One date. That’s all I’m committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet.

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would’ve predicted that in a matter of days he’d turn from my dream guy into my enemy.


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EXCERPT

My brothers widen their stances, share a look of amusement and cock their eyebrows at me.
“Hate to break it to you, but Maddie didn’t bid on you. Lauren did.” Luca laughs while Cristian chuckles.
“I’m going out with a Madison and she didn’t go to our high school. Which reminds me.” I pull out my phone.
“Maddie is Madison, you idiot,” Luca says. “Her and Lauren were my year.”
“I went to high school with Madison?” I try to let her face come back to me, and though I can picture her bright blue eyes and long chestnut hair, nothing about her is familiar from high school.
“Yes, but she definitely wasn’t hanging out at the bonfires and football pep rallies.” Luca grabs his helmet off his bike. The only responsible thing I’ve seen him do in the last few years.
“Well, shit and she doesn’t even want to go out with me? Her friend bid on me?”
Luca straddles his bike with a grin. I look over to Cristian, but he’s putting his shirt back on and starts fiddling with his earbuds. They obviously think this conversation is over.
“Yeah, but we’re all in the same boat.” Cristian’s thumb moves over his phone screen. “Maddie’s awesome and I think you’ll have a good time with her.”
“She seemed pretty quiet and way too accommodating,” I say.
Luca kicks his stand up, letting the bike rock a little under him.
Cristian’s hands freeze on the screen of his phone. “And that’s bad?” he asks.
“I want a woman who knows what she wants. Has her own damn opinions. Doesn’t just agree with everything I say.”
Cristian peeks over his shoulder, a look of amusement that matches Luca’s. “You want a girl to come up and grab your nuts?”
“I want a girl who knows what her favorite food is, has an opinion about where she wants to go for dinner, likes whatever sports team she likes and doesn’t default to my favorites.” I stuff my hands into my pockets, digging out my keys for my truck.
“Well then, Maddie might not be the one. Like I said, she’s nice.” Cristian slaps me on the shoulder. “Treat her good though, okay?” He inserts one earbud.
“What do you think I’m going to do, leave her in Garfield Park?”
He puts his other earbud in. “That’s not even funny man. I have a friend in that district and the shit that goes down there...” He shakes his head.
Cristian loses the entire point of my statement—the fact I’m not a jackass. I’m not Luca.
“It’s one date,” I say. “And who knows, maybe she’s nice but still has a wild streak.”
Christian again glances over to Luca who’s smiling like he’s fucking Mickey Mouse.
“Well, good luck on your date,” he says.
Cristian jogs away and Luca’s bike starts up.
I head to my truck.
The conversation is over, but I’m curious now.

Where’s my damn yearbook?














I have read several books by Piper Rayne, and let me tell you, these ladies sure know how to write! When the opportunity to get an ARC for Flirting with Fire was presented, I jumped on it! This book was classic Piper Rayne goodness. It had a touch of all my favorite elements. Humor, steam, a lil drama to keep you on your toes, and it was the nerd girl gets her dream guy. Seeign as I'm a nerd girl, I love this theme! Madison was the nerd in high school who had the biggest crush on the popular football jock Mauro. He, of course, didn't know who she was. Fast forward years later and she has definitely hit his radar. But how easy will it be for her to overcome her insecurities from high school and go for it with Mauro? You have to read it to find out! I know this is a short review, but I don't want to spoil any goodness by going into specifics. Just know that I loved this book, meeting these characters and their family. The writing was awesome and I can't wait for the next books! 
















ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.










Friday, September 7, 2018

REVIEW: Mess Me Up by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Mess Me Up
Series: Bear Bottom Guardians MC #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2018






When Rome Pierce moved to Bear Bottom, Texas, it was his intention to lay low. To not be seen. To find a way to heal his body and soul—as well as his son’s.
Nobody would know by looking at him that he used to play professional football. Not with the Bare Bottom MC cut covering his back, and definitely not with his friendly smile completely obliterated.
No longer is there charm in each smooth word that comes out of his mouth. What’s left is an angry, bitter, scared man that’s terrified one day he’s going to wake up and his entire world is going to be gone.
Nobody knows what drove him to leave the game he loved—nobody but her.
She’s the one person that has helped him make it through the dark days and even darker nights. She’s the bright and shining star in his pitch-black sky.
And he doesn’t even know her name.
He should be afraid that she knows things that not anyone—not even his best friend—knows.
Yet, with each encounter, he gives what little bit of his soul remains, and before he knows it only two people on this earth—one dying, and one too afraid to live—make his life worth living.
Until one day he has to choose—the love of his life, or the life he brought into this world.
Two impossible situations. One decision that would change him forever.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

REVIEW: Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan

    
 By Kendall Ryan
Release Day: September 3rd



I've waited years for the perfect girl, yet she was right in front of me all along.

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy.

But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn't have a clue I've felt this way about her for years.

Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together.

I'm flirting with my forever…she just doesn't know it yet.

This book is a sexy, slow-burning best-friends-to-lovers romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating. Dive in, and get ready to melt for Cam! 


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

AUDIO TOUR: On a Tuesday by Whitney G.

On a Tuesday

by Whitney G. 
Publication Date: September 19, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Audible | iTunes



We met on a Tuesday. Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday. And everything fell apart on a Tuesday… Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin. At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for. Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set: Professional football for me. Law school for her. But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life. Until tonight. We met on a Tuesday. Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday. And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday… *This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”


Thursday, August 16, 2018

COVER REVEAL: DIRTY HEADLINES by L.J. SHEN!

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" I laughed, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and cheered for these two lonely souls. By far one of my favorite books of 2018!" - Kate Stewart, Amazon Bestselling author.

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today
bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming September 7th!



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Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 7th, 2018

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Model: Lucas Loyola

Photographer: Leandro Franco




CĂ©lian Laurent.

Manhattan royalty.

Notorious playboy.

Heir to a media empire.

…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.

Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.

But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

Brooklyn girl.

Infamously quirky.

Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

He knows it.

So do I.

Every day in the newsroom is a battle.

Every night in his bed, war.

But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.




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About LJ Shen:


L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance
and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young
son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to
herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and
collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report
that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never
sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time
with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen
James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs
shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME by Kylie Scott!

        
IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
By: Kylie Scott
Releasing AUGUST 7th. 






"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings.
Sometimes first loves are the truest.      


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

TOO BAD SO SAD By Lani Lynn Vale


The much-anticipated release from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lani Lynn Vale, is finally here!

Get your copy of TOO BAD SO SAD today!





Title: TOO BAD SO SAD
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Simple Man
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: August 7th
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling