Hopeless Romantic

Reading is my favorite past time. I enjoy opening a book and knowing that there will always be a new experience. My genre of choice is romance.  Whether contemporary or historical, series or standalone. I love them all. 

COVER REVEAL: FAKE DATE BY MONICA MURPHY

 

 

 

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Fake Date by Monica Murphy

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Publishing date: September 17, 2019

 

Cover Designer: Hang Le

 

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Working at Bliss Lingerie, Sarah Harrison deals with all sorts of—interesting clientele. Yet no one sparks her interest more than Jared Gaines, the ultra-rich, ultra-sexy businessman who frequents her shop, buying delicate little “gifts” for the women in his life.

 

But one day, Jared sends her a gift from Bliss. Then another—and another. So when Sarah walks into his office demanding to know why he can't stop sending her gifts, he makes her an offer she somehow can’t refuse: be his fake girlfriend for the weekend while attending his brother’s engagement party.

 

Next thing Sarah knows, she’s in San Francisco, pretending to be in love with Jared. Not that it’s a hardship. Once you get the man away from the office, he’s much more relaxed. Sweet. Funny. Even…thoughtful? Oh, and sexier than ever, of course.

 

Their pretend relationship feels very real, very quickly. Soon Sarah’s in over her head. Could what she and Jared share turn into something real? Or is it all actually…fake?


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Meet Monica:

 

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

 

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

 

 

 

Connect with Monica:

 

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COVER REVEAL: SWEET RETRIBUTION (RYDEVILLE HIGH ELITE) BY SIOBHAN DAVIS

 

 

 

 

In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

 

Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author @siobhandavisauthor is coming October 1st, and we have the steamy cover! 

 

 

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HAPPY BOOK WEEK: THE KISSING CONTRACT BY AMY ANDREWS

 

 

 

 

 

How hard could it be to keep their hands off each other amidst all the fighting? Surprisingly, harder than wrangling 200 bunnies... 

 

The Kissing Contract, an all-new irresistible romance from USA Today bestselling author @amyandrewsbooks is available now! 

 

 

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REVIEWTHE KISSING CONTRACT BY AMY ANDREWS

 

 

The Kissing ContractThe Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With a grin on my face and a smile in my heart, I gave myself over to the force that is Amy Andrews and lost my head in the process. Marshall and Gus are at odds over an island. For Marshall it holds painful memories. For veterinarian, Dr. Augusta (Gus) North it's home for over 200 adorable bunnies. Can a court order and a mischievous, yet cuddly group of rabbits, spell the beginning of an ever after kind of love for two stubborn hearts? Hold on to your hearts cause The Kissing Contract, just may still them away.



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HAPPY BOOK DAY! NEW RELEASES FOR JULY 15, 2019

 

 

 

HAPPY BOOK WEEK! 

 

 

 

THE KISSING CONTRACT BY AMY ANDREWS

 

 

Release Date: July 15, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Marshall Dyson wants one thing and one thing only: to raze his grandfather’s island to the ground. Everything is ready to go—except for the freakin’ bunnies! Hundreds of the furry critters hopping about and multiplying before his eyes. And then there’s the American Bunny League, along with one distractingly beautiful veterinarian, taking him to court to save them...

Dr. Augusta “Gus” North can’t believe the grumpy—and annoyingly hot—builder she’s facing in court cares more about demo-ing some cabin than the lives of 200 bunnies. But when the judge orders Marshall to stay on the island and help her rehome the rabbits—the entire month—she knows they’re going to need to lay some ground rules.

Like, for example, absolutely no kissing. Might as well go ahead and get that in writing. Sure it’s on a napkin, but that still counts.

How hard could it be to keep their hands off each other amidst all the fighting? Surprisingly, harder than wrangling 200 bunnies...

 

 

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REVIEWTHE KISSING CONTRACT BY AMY ANDREWS

 

 

The Kissing ContractThe Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With a grin on my face and a smile in my heart, I gave myself over to the force that is Amy Andrews and lost my head in the process. Marshall and Gus are at odds over an island. For Marshall it holds painful memories. For veterinarian, Dr. Augusta (Gus) North it's home for over 200 adorable bunnies. Can a court order and a mischievous, yet cuddly group of rabbits, spell the beginning of an ever after kind of love for two stubborn hearts? Hold on to your hearts cause The Kissing Contract, just may steal them away.



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MAN FEAST (BERGEN BROTHERS #2) BY KRISTA SANDOR

 

 

 

Release Date: July 15, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Denver's hottest CEO is about to meet his match.

 

Billionaire workaholic Jasper Bergen calls the shots—and that’s just the way he likes it. Period.

 

As CEO of Bergen Enterprises, he’s dedicated his life to keeping his family’s mountain sports empire profitable. But sales have plateaued, and the company needs a jumpstart.

 

Enter Elle Reynolds.

 

She’s a bestselling travel writer whose celebrity adventurer status makes her the perfect choice to boost the company’s public image.

 

The perfect choice to everyone but Jasper.

 

Hired by the company’s founders, he has no choice but to work with the free-spirited author.

And while they clash at every turn, Elle can’t quit. Her accountant has swindled her out of millions, and she needs this job to get back on her feet.

 

But Jasper and Elle may have more in common than they think.

 

Thanks to their busy schedules, neither’s dated in ages.

 

Each is experiencing a sexual famine that can only be remedied by a feast— a MAN FEAST.

 

When they agree to a no-strings night of passion, their sexual chemistry is off the charts.

 

And these two opposites soon realize there’s a fine line between love and hate.

 

 

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REVIEWMAN FEAST (BERGEN BROTHERS #2) BY KRISTA SANDOR

 

Man Feast (Bergen Brothers #2)Man Feast by Krista Sandor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Bergen brothers are easy on the eyes, but detrimental to the heart. Sandor takes complicated men and simplifies their heart's desire with an overabundance of drama along the way. Man Feast reintroduces Elle Reynolds, Abby's cousin. In Man Fast, Elle proved to be the voice of reason. Man Feast finds her spiraling as she navigates betrayal and the overpowering presence of Jasper Bergen, Brennen's brother. Brennen was the charmer, but Jasper is anything but. He's a piece of work in a three piece suit that guards his heart well. Elle and Jasper go from virtual enemies to combustible lovers in the blink of an eye, but will the need for control implode their happy ending? Sandor turns heartbreaking into irresistible and I am so enjoying the ride.



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NOW AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED: DATING MR. RIGHT: A COLLECTION BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

 

 

ALL-NEW KU RELEASE FROM #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAUREN BLAKELY!!

 

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FOUR ROM-COMS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

 

Ready for a collection of all-new Lauren Blakely novellas, available in ebook and paperback for the first time? Be sure to grab DATING MR. RIGHT at the special release price of only $2.99 or snag it for FREE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED!! The price goes up this week! Indulge now in this fun, flirty, sexy summer collection!

 

Plus, you get a short story too in this brand new collection!


 

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DATING MR. RIGHT: Four Standalone Romantic Comedies includes all-new sexy scenes exclusive to the ebook and paperback editions of these books! (Previously, the novellas in this collection were only available in audio). Indulge in Dating Mr. Right on your eReader and in paperback at last!


 

Blurb:
Indulge in four delicious tales of true love! In Dating Mr. Right, you’ll devour an online dating meets secret identity romance, a friends-to-lovers plus best friend’s brother scorcher, a story of a pair of jaded lovers bitten by the insta-love bug, and an office romance with an age difference.

 

Lucky Suit...

 

I'm breaking up with set-ups. No more “can I introduce you to my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” Machines know what’s best, and I’ll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find the ideal man, thank you very much.

 

Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him -- his nickname is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted and full of heart. But when I finally get together with him in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before.

 

Turns out there's more to our meeting than I had thought, and when we discover what truly brought us together, all bets are off.

 

Once Upon A Red-Hot Kiss...

 

A man needs to stay far away from falling into bed with his best friend.

 

Even if she’s sexy as sin, sweet as candy, and damn near irresistible every single day.

 

But not only are Macy and I best friends, we’re also complete opposites. She’s perky, upbeat, outgoing and I’m . . . how shall we say . . . a little bit broody.

 

Then, she reveals something to me that just might lead me to revise all my rules on friends in bed...

 

Too Good To Be True…

 

To say I’m wary of love would be an epic understatement. Keep that four-letter word far away from me.

 

But then a matchmaker friend insists she can pair me with the perfect man for me.

 

Even when sparks fly and chemistry crackles from the first date, I refuse to believe this kind of insta-connection can be the real thing.

 

Even though for the first time it feels like it could be.

 

Or is it just too good to be true?

 

Strong Suit (a short story)…

 

From the day I meet Ginny in the conference room, I’m smitten with the co-worker who’s ten years my senior. And I’m going to pull out all the stops to win her over.


 


 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 3 million books.

 

In June she released SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September she’ll release INSTANT GRATIFICATION.

 

She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/


 


 

Connect w/Lauren:
Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/
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SPOTLIGHT TOUR: THE LEGLEY BAY SERIES BY TESS THOMPSON

 

 

 

 

 

Who loves a romantic mystery? WE DO!!

Grab The Legley Bay Series by USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson now!!!

 

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Cover Designs:  Dar Albert

 

Caramel & Magnolias:

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CARAMEL & MAGNOLIAS

 

An adoption agency owner who is obsessed with Cleo suggests an unorthodox arrangement. One date with Cleo and he'll place Sylvia and her husband at the top of the adoption list.

 

After a pregnant high school student is found murdered, the investigation leads Seattle Detective Peter Ball to the illegal adoption. The deception he uncovers threatens to destroy both Sylvia and Cleo.  USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson delivers a captivating and suspenseful tale of the possibilities that await us in life and in love--if we can find the courage to get off the sidelines. A toast to friendship, motherhood, mended hearts and new beginnings, "Caramel and Magnolias" reminds us it's never too late to reawaken the heart.

 

 

 

 

TEA & PRIMROSES

 

 

Nothing is as it seems in calm, quaint Legley Bay.

 

Famous novelist, Constance Mansfield lived a seemingly straightforward—if private—and somewhat predictable life. Friends, beloved daughter Sutton, a beautiful home, and all the success an author could wish for. A perfect life…but was it? When a hit and run accident suddenly takes her mother’s life, Sutton finds hidden secrets with her heartbreak. Emotional walls she assumed Constance had built to protect her privacy may have been to protect something—or someone—else entirely. Family and friends return home for support, including her own lost-love, Declan. He’s the first thing she craves to help her cope with her loss and the questions she’s left with, but he’s also the last person she wants to see. Will he be able to put down roots at last? Can the loss of true love be the making of a life or is it destined to be the undoing of everything? When money, power and love combine across time, anything is possible.

 

 

 

About Tess

 

Tess Thompson is a USA Today bestselling author of small-town romance and historical fiction, with nearly 20 titles across multiple series that focus on heartwarming journeys of triumph and humanity for colorful characters you'd love to be friends with in real life.

 

Tess holds a degree in theater from the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), and can be found most days at her desk in suburban Seattle, where she also makes her home with the hero of her own love story and their blended family of two sons, two daughters, and five cats.

 

Tess loves music, dancing, books, bubble baths, cooking, wine, movies, snuggling, Seahawks football, and hearing from her readers. Drop her a line at tess@tthompsonwrites.com.

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT: THE UNTOUCHABLE CURVES COLLECTION BY CHRISTA WICK

 

 

 

 

The Untouchable Curves Collection by Christa Wick is LIVE!

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“Ride with me.”

 

Three simple words. A seemingly perfect solution after my car breaks down.

So why am I so nervous about this? Sure, I’ve harbored the biggest crush on him for over a decade. But one road trip isn’t going to clue him in on that well-kept secret.

I can’t put my finger on what’s making this ride feel like a big deal. That is, until he pulls me close and revs the hard rumbling engine of his bike.

Okay, things are definitely different.

And the ride hasn’t even begun yet.

 

 

The Untouchable Curves Collection

Curvy Attraction (Aiden & Cecelia)

Curvy Seduction (Owen & Gemma)

Curvy Perfection (Cayce & Ashley)

 

This collection of steamy friend-to-lover standalones contains hot & dirty alphas just wanting to give their sweet curvy girls the HEAs they deserve.

 

Previously published as Riding Curves (c) 2012 with revisions throughout, newly added content, and an extended ending.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Christa Wick is a bonafide wallflower (a dandelion, if she can choose the flower) who has been accused of hiding her light under a bushel in the past. Truth be told, attempting to write this bio took more drafts than her books take. Here is what she came up with:

 

Christa Wick has been writing under this pen name since 2012 (yep, she’s one of the O.G. indie authors). As Christa, she’s written over fifty romances starring curvalicious heroines and alphalicious heroes whose stories span the spectrum of: steamy & sweet, steamy & emotional, steamy & suspenseful, steamy & dark, steamy & paranormal, and…well, you get the idea.

 

Website: http://christawick.com/

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Places to find Christa hiding (other than her bushel):

 

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DEAL ALERT ($0.99): HOLLYWOOD ON TAP BY AVERY FLYNN

 

 

 

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Hollywood on Tap, a HOT and hilarious rom com from Wall Street Journal bestselling author @averyflynn is ON SALE now for 99¢! 

 

 

 

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NEW RELEASE: COSMOPOLITAN (THE HAPPY HOUR) BY KRISTEN HOPE MAZZOLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmopolitan by Kristen Hope Mazzola is available NOW!

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From bestselling author Kristen Hope Mazzola, comes a brand-new romantic comedy series!

Cheers to the best group of friends a woman could ask for.

Cheers to small apartments and even smaller...paychecks.

Cheers to a broken heart and healing it one Cosmopolitan at a time.

Cheers to Happy Hour!

Caroline Waters has always been sweet as cherry pie. The token sweetheart of her group of friends and a first-grade teacher, Caroline lives life by one simple rule: everything is better with a smile.

There’s only one problem, she’s putting on a brave front for her gal-pals. Unlucky in love, watching all three of her best friends basking in new thriving relationships, Caroline has given up on finding that special someone.

 

Isn’t it funny when Cupid’s arrow strikes when you least expect it? But will Caroline’s streak of dating bad luck keep her from seeing the man right in front of her face?

 

 

REVIEWCOSMOPOLITAN (THE HAPPY HOUR) BY KRISTEN HOPE MAZZOLA

 

Cosmopolitan: A Romantic Comedy Standalone (The Happy Hour Series #4)Cosmopolitan: A Romantic Comedy Standalone by Kristen Hope Mazzola

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Mazzola tells it like it is. With humor, heart and surprising twists. In life and love, it's not about whether we win or lose, but how we play the game. Cosmopolitan is a tale of strong ties, heartbreaking disappointments and laugh out loud, good times. Easy to love, hard to regret and will surely leave readers wanting more.



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About the Author:

 

Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

 

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FREEBIE ALERT: CRAVE TO CONQUER (MYTH OF OMEGA) BY ZOEY ELLIS

 

 

 

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COVER REVEAL: ALESSIO (GUZZI LEGACY DUET) BY BETHANY-KRIS

 

 

ALESSIO

 

by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy Duet, #2
Publication Date: August 5, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, MMF

 

Cover Reveal Credits: Lee Ching @Under Cover Designs

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The son of a prominent Cosa Nostra Don, Corrado Guzzi’s life should have been all mapped out. He would be what every other Guzzi man was, too—made, mafia. It’s their way. But when given another choice, the chance to be something more, he takes it. Even if it comes with strings.

 

It’s there that he might find where he belongs, and Alessio Sorrento. The man who could change his whole life.

 

This love thing? It should have been easy, but they made it hard. Nothing about a relationship like theirs is simple. Dictated by rules, weighed down with things left unsaid, and already hanging by a frayed thread.

 

This is what love looks like before, and after.
Before she came along.
And after she was there.

 

It takes one woman to change everything.

 

Ginevra Calabrese wasn’t ready for this—for them.

 

So, what happens now?

 

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NOTE: Corrado (book one) and Alessio (book two) are a duet within The Guzzi Legacy series, and should be read in order. All other titles in the series are standalone. This is NOT a love triangle.

 

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EXCLUSIVE REVEAL EXCERPT

 

“A happy birthday,” Dare said.

 

Alessio almost smiled, but pain was a fucking bitch. Twenty-three years old today, and he’d forgotten. Someone else had to remind him. Appropriate for it to be Dare. At the darkest points in his life, Dare always remembered his birthday for whatever reason.

 

“Is it, though?” he asked.

 

“What?”

 

“A happy day.”

 

Dare made a noise under his breath as Gian Guzzi came to sit next to Alessio in the wicker chair beside his. Corrado’s father said nothing, dressed in his night clothes with a black robe tightened at his middle, he stared over the back property, and rested his hand along his jaw as he waited for Alessio to finish his conversation. It was late for the man to still be awake.

 

“Les.”

 

“Ignore me,” he muttered. “Thinking out loud.”

 

But also not a lie.

 

This wasn’t a happy day.

 

And tomorrow didn’t look good, either.

 

Welcome to his life, lately.

 

“Why don’t you take a break, come back here for a bit, and reset—”

 

“That’s Alessio?”

 

Cree.

 

In the call's background, Dare confirmed what Cree asked. A shuffle of the phone sounded before more movement echoed through the speakers. Alessio heard the slam of a door before Cree came onto the phone.

 

“Where are you?” Cree demanded.

 

Alessio arched a brow over at Gian. The man didn’t even glance his way. “Away.”

 

“Doing what?”

 

“Thinking.”

 

Cree let out a harsh sound. “You don’t call people?”

 

“I’m a grown man, I can—”

 

“Tell the people who give a fuck that you’re safe, Les.”

 

His throat jumped as he swallowed back a biting retort that would have only saved his pride but hurt someone else. “I’m safe.”

 

A second passed. Cree sighed. “Good.” Then, after a brief pause, he added, “Corrado called two days ago looking for you. You should at least tell him where you are, Les. You don’t have to go back—I understand things are going on that hurt you, but he’s worried.”

 

Good for him.

 

Because he hadn’t given a shit about Alessio before.

 

As fast as the seed of doubt drifted through his mind, the pain following behind just as fast, Alessio tipped his head down, and shook it away. It wasn’t true, and a huge part of why this happened was because Corrado hadn’t wanted to hurt him.

 

Yet, here they stood.

 

The same result.

 

Alessio didn’t do well with pain, and especially not if someone he loved caused it. He had a handle on this shit—this thing between them. He assumed they were comfortable, but this had taught him he had been lying to himself.

 

Complacent.

 

It took nothing to be ruined.

 

Nothing but a woman.

 

“I’m not calling him,” Alessio said, “there’s nothing for me to say.”

 

Hadn’t he said enough when he showed up to the penthouse over a week ago? He believed so. His words had cut with each one said—landing like knives against the man he loved to the ends of the earth and back. Alessio didn’t need Corrado to tell him how much he hurt him with the things he said. He was aware.

 

But that was good, too.

 

Partly.

 

Why should Alessio be the only one to hurt?

 

He wouldn’t be alone.

 

He needed to get his shit figured out before he went back for a second round. He didn’t want to keep cutting into Corrado. As much as he hurt, it wasn’t fair he continued hurting Corrado, too.

 

Because he loved.

 

He gave a shit.

 

He would have never done this to Corrado.

 

Ever.

 

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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

 

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 NEW RELEASES FOR WEEK OF JULY 14, 2019.

 

 

 

 

THE KISSING CONTRACT BY AMY ANDREWS

 

 

Release Date: July 15, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Marshall Dyson wants one thing and one thing only: to raze his grandfather’s island to the ground. Everything is ready to go—except for the freakin’ bunnies! Hundreds of the furry critters hopping about and multiplying before his eyes. And then there’s the American Bunny League, along with one distractingly beautiful veterinarian, taking him to court to save them...

Dr. Augusta “Gus” North can’t believe the grumpy—and annoyingly hot—builder she’s facing in court cares more about demo-ing some cabin than the lives of 200 bunnies. But when the judge orders Marshall to stay on the island and help her rehome the rabbits—the entire month—she knows they’re going to need to lay some ground rules.

Like, for example, absolutely no kissing. Might as well go ahead and get that in writing. Sure it’s on a napkin, but that still counts.

How hard could it be to keep their hands off each other amidst all the fighting? Surprisingly, harder than wrangling 200 bunnies...

 

 

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The Kissing ContractThe Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With a grin on my face and a smile in my heart, I gave myself over to the force that is Amy Andrews and lost my head in the process. Marshall and Gus are at odds over an island. For Marshall it holds painful memories. For veterinarian, Dr. Augusta (Gus) North it's home for over 200 adorable bunnies. Can a court order and a mischievous, yet cuddly group of rabbits, spell the beginning of an ever after kind of love for two stubborn hearts? Hold on to your hearts cause The Kissing Contract, just may still them away.



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MAN FEAST (BERGEN BROTHERS #2) BY KRISTA SANDOR

 

 

 

Release Date: July 15, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Denver's hottest CEO is about to meet his match.

 

Billionaire workaholic Jasper Bergen calls the shots—and that’s just the way he likes it. Period.

 

As CEO of Bergen Enterprises, he’s dedicated his life to keeping his family’s mountain sports empire profitable. But sales have plateaued, and the company needs a jumpstart.

 

Enter Elle Reynolds.

 

She’s a bestselling travel writer whose celebrity adventurer status makes her the perfect choice to boost the company’s public image.

 

The perfect choice to everyone but Jasper.

 

Hired by the company’s founders, he has no choice but to work with the free-spirited author.

And while they clash at every turn, Elle can’t quit. Her accountant has swindled her out of millions, and she needs this job to get back on her feet.

 

But Jasper and Elle may have more in common than they think.

 

Thanks to their busy schedules, neither’s dated in ages.

 

Each is experiencing a sexual famine that can only be remedied by a feast— a MAN FEAST.

 

When they agree to a no-strings night of passion, their sexual chemistry is off the charts.

 

And these two opposites soon realize there’s a fine line between love and hate.

 

 

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Man Feast (Bergen Brothers #2)Man Feast by Krista Sandor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Bergen brothers are easy on the eyes, but detrimental to the heart. Sandor takes complicated men and simplifies their heart's desire with an overabundance of drama along the way. Man Feast reintroduces Elle Reynolds, Abby's cousin. In Man Fast, Elle proved to be the voice of reason. Man Feast finds her spiraling as she navigates betrayal and the overpowering presence of Jasper Bergen, Brennen's brother. Brennen was the charmer, but Jasper is anything but. He's a piece of work in a three piece suit that guards his heart well. Elle and Jasper go from virtual enemies to combustible lovers in the blink of an eye, but will the need for control implode their happy ending? Sandor turns heartbreaking into irresistible and I am so enjoying the ride.



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CRUEL LEGACY (CRUEL TRILOGY) BY K.A. LINDE

 

 

Release Date: July 16, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in the final book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.

Darkness swept in.

Smothering everything in its inky black.

In its wake, we became our own worst nightmares.

How can we fight our way back?

Do we even deserve to?

 

 

I have turned into their worst nightmares.

And I will not rest until they pay.

For everything.

 

 

 

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 Cruel Legacy (Cruel, #3)Cruel Legacy by K.A. Linde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A cruel twist of fate has been the playground for two battered hearts. Natalie and Penn have finally reached the end of the line, but which way will their story go? Cruel Legacy is not just a romance. It's a masterful mind game that grabs hold of your heart. The Cruel series is an addictive look at love in all of it's glory. From beautiful heartache to ugly obsession, Linde captivates, frustrates and navigates through an all consuming darkness that seems to have no end in sight. 



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SUMMER NIGHTS (WILDFLOWERS) BY JILL SANDERS

 

 

Release Date: July 16, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

An adult summer camp heats up quickly in this simmering romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Sanders.

Zoey Rowlett knows putting her savings into a run-down summer camp is risky. But River Camp has sentimental value—it’s where she met her best friends and coinvestors. Their plan is to turn the Florida camp into a sexy retreat for wealthy snowbirds looking for love, and if Zoey finds love, too, that would be just fine.

Dylan Rhodes and his brothers are on a secret mission to find their father. He’s absconded with a large sum of money, and Dylan thinks he might be buzzing around this wild new summer camp. Hoping for answers, Dylan takes a job at the camp. But every time he sees Zoey, he forgets what he’s looking for.

Zoey and Dylan have a lot on their plates already, but all they want to do is devour each other. Can Dylan keep his eyes off Zoey’s bikini and stay focused? And can Zoey keep her hands off Dylan long enough to run the camp?

 

 

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Summer Nights (Wildflowers, #1)Summer Nights by Jill Sanders

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Count on Jill Sanders to bring in a pocketful of sunshine to balance out life's storms. Summer Nights encompasses more than romance. The heart speaks many languages and wraps the conversation up in one tiny bundle with a big message. The message: "Love makes things happen." It helps us to endure painful secrets, heartbreaking tragedies and build unbreakable bonds that far exceed a blood connection. Dylan and Zoey are only the beginning. Can't wait to see what's next.



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TEMPTATION'S DARLING BY JOHANNA LINDSEY

 

 

Release Date: July 16, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey blends passion and humor in a dazzling Regency-era novel in which a disastrous debutante becomes the toast of the town with a little help from a friend of the Prince Regent’s.

Threatened by powerful enemies, William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter, Vanessa. When she comes of age, William urges her to return to her mother in England to make her debut. Raised with all the advantages and freedom a boy would have, Vanessa doubts she can fit into the mold of a proper young lady. Still, she agrees to re-enter fashionable society, determined to end the vendetta against her father, never imagining the high price she will have to pay.

Lord Montgomery Townsend enjoys living on the edge, courting danger as he fixes potentially scandalous problems for the Prince Regent. While hiding out at the home of the Countess of Ketterham, Monty watches a disaster-in-the-making as his hostess tries to prepare her estranged daughter for a match with the pompous son of a powerful family. Puzzled as to why independent-minded Vanessa submits to being turned into a puppet and wants to marry the arrogant rogue, Monty nonetheless steps in to make her dreams come true. But no good deed goes unpunished, and soon he faces more pressing problems, including the temptation to upend Vanessa’s wedding plans so he can marry her himself!

 

 

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REVIEWTEMPTATION'S DARLING BY JOHANNA LINDSEY

 

Temptation's DarlingTemptation's Darling by Johanna Lindsey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What I find to be most intriguing about a Johanna Lindsey story is not that it is a romance, but that her heroines are statement. Temptation's Darling is not the story of a victim. Vanessa is determined to live on her own terms, despite her sex and because of upbringing. I admire a woman who knows her mind and follows her heart. Vanessa still has much to learn about love, life and adventure. Monty could be the tutor of a lifetime, if pride doesn't get in the way. Temptation's Darling is a passionate tale of a courageous soul and an unpredictable love that will captivate the heart and inspire the soul.



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CARPOOL (MILFORD COLLEGE) BY NOELLE ADAMS

 

 

Release Date: July 17, 2019

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The last thing I want is to share a forty-five minute commute with the most obnoxious (and attractive) man I know. But I can't afford a new transmission right now, so I'm stuck with Marcus for at least a month.

He promises to be good, but Marcus Greene is never good. And I'm not sure how long I can resist him.

 

Carpool is the first book in the Milford College series, novellas about the faculty and staff of a small liberal arts college.

 

 

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Carpool (Milford College, #1)Carpool by Noelle Adams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


She thought she had him all figured out. Turns out, she couldn't have been more wrong. Noelle Adams simplifies complicated with a sweet, less than obvious courtship in Carpool. Marcus and Jennifer are neighbors and colleagues. He pushes her buttons, just by breathing. When her organized life is disrupted by an unexpected expense, Jennifer reluctantly turns to Marcus. As she gets to know the man behind her nemesis, she starts to discover she never knew him at all. Carpool rode shotgun into my heart. If less is more, Adams exceeded all of my expectations.



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Temptation's Darling by Johanna Lindsey

Temptation's Darling - Johanna Lindsey

 

 

What I find to be most intriguing about a Johanna Lindsey story is not that it is a romance, but that her heroines are statement. Temptation's Darling is not the story of a victim. Vanessa is determined to live on her own terms, despite her sex and because of upbringing. I admire a woman who knows her mind and follows her heart. Vanessa still has much to learn about love, life and adventure. Monty could be the tutor of a lifetime, if pride doesn't get in the way. Temptation's Darling is a passionate tale of a courageous soul and an unpredictable love that will captivate the heart and inspire the soul.

The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

The Kissing Contract - Amy Andrews

 

 

With a grin on my face and a smile in my heart, I gave myself over to the force that is Amy Andrews and lost my head in the process. Marshall and Gus are at odds over an island. For Marshall it holds painful memories. For veterinarian, Dr. Augusta (Gus) North it's home for over 200 adorable bunnies. Can a court order and a mischievous, yet cuddly group of rabbits, spell the beginning of an ever after kind of love for two stubborn hearts? Hold on to your hearts cause The Kissing Contract, just may steal them away.

All I Want (Paradise Beach Book 2) by Tamara Lush

All I Want (Paradise Beach #2) - Tamara Lush

 

 

Hot fun in the sun. All I Want is a heart scorcher. Lauren and Max aim to stop a wedding. What they don't expect is the attraction that sparks between them. Funny, flirty and spicy collide in the most unpredictably, delightful way.
 
 

 

Love At First Sight (Southern Bride #1) by Kelly Elliott

Love At First Sight (Southern Bride #1) - Kelly Elliott

 

 

The road to happily ever after is littered with past regrets. Elliott takes off the blinders of first love and exposes a heart's most painful secret. Love at First Sight begins in innocence and matures into heartache. Chloe and Rip are the best of friends, until a pained revelation sets their lives on different courses. Will destiny guide them back to each other? Or have the emotions of the past become a breach that can never be healed? Love at First Sight is a lesson in learning what love is. Elliott dissects the heart with a realism that is tragic, truthful and inspiring. The combination of Elliott, Chloe and Rip packs a one, two punch to the head, heart and soul.