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"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart."
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Landscaper Brett Walker might have two sisters on the brink of making marriage commitments, but he’s not ready to promise a lifetime to any woman. Especially not to tempting and beautiful Angelica Rodriguez, one of the resort area’s wealthy visitors. They come from two different worlds.

Angelica Rodriguez wants family, friends, and a place where she can sink her roots deep. A man, not so much. After all, her father has just swindled her savings away. What she needs is a job, and when Brett’s sister offers her a position cleaning houses and his other sister says she can stay at the family cabins, Angelica can’t say no—though it means becoming a neighbor to the maddening and oh-so-masculine Brett, who makes her want to say yes, yes, yes.

On the autumn shores of beautiful Blue Arrow Lake, can two lonely, wary people open their hearts to love?

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


How is it that two people who have nothing in common fit together so perfectly? Perhaps, it's because they share a common bond. Betrayal by the person they held most dear. One Night relates the careful rebuilding of broken trust, shattered dreams and the merging of two souls. Angelica's plight is one of surprising strength. This seemingly pampered rich girl is left twisting in the wind when heartbreaking truths come to light. Now it's up to her to discover what she's capable of and whom to trust with her deepest secrets and her broken heart. Ms. Ridgway has an endearing way of spinning emotional tales into thoughtful lessons of courage and optimism.



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Mackenzie Walker is attempting to enjoy the last of her siblings’ weddings when her long-lost first love, Alexander “Zan” Elliott, crashes the reception. During the last ten years she’s cultivated her reputation as tough and unsentimental, but one glimpse of Zan softens her heart and sets her pulse racing. But he claims to be a short-timer in the area and she’ll never admit—not even to herself—she’s been carrying a torch for him all this time.

Zan Elliott has business at Blue Arrow Lake and then he’ll go right back to his wandering-the-world life as a documentary filmmaker. But seeing the Walkers again, seeing Mac again, brings back the best of childhood memories. There are lessons he learned then too, however. Love means loss and starting things up once more with Mac might ultimately hurt them both. Yet battling his feelings is getting more difficult by the day…

Winter is anything but cold in the snowy mountains surrounding beautiful Blue Arrow Lake as a reunion between two former lovers sparks a brand new fire.

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Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can't help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer's Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.

 

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT: A NEW LEASH ON LOVE (RESCUE ME) BY DEBBIE BURNS

 

 


A Letter from Debbie Burns:

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Reader,


Chances are you’ve been drawn to this book because you enjoy second chance love stories, whether they’re about animals, people, or both. It’s my hope you fall in love with the dynamic characters, both two and four footed, in A New Leash on Love as much as I have.
Writing this book enabled me to blend together two of my favorite things, a love of animals and a good romance. I’ve been an animal lover ever since I can remember. When I was 13, I began volunteering with a friend at a local rescue shelter. I’ve never forgotten the remarkable dedication of the people working and volunteering at shelters, helping to ensure surrendered animals get care and comfort while waiting for forever homes.
As I mentioned, I’m also a sucker for a good love story. I soak them up in both film and literature. I’m an eclectic reader and read a blend of romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. I get the most enjoyment from books with love stories that are powerful enough I become convinced the world would be a sorrier place if the main characters hadn’t gotten together. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice three times, and most other Jane Austen novels at least once. I am awed by her accomplishments. Jane Austen wrote stories that have survived over two centuries and are still among so many people’s favorite novels. And of course, I enjoy reading the contemporary masters of romance as well. I’m also drawn to unique and quirky love stories like the one portrayed in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind that leave me thinking about them for a long time afterwards. The love story featured in A New Leash on Love is one I hope you’ll cheer for, laugh with, and walk away from reading believing all is just as it should be.
To tell you a bit more about me personally, I’m a Saint Louis resident and native who has also lived in Georgia and Michigan. I’m the mom of two amazing teenagers. Being an integral part of their life journeys has been a profound experience. I try not to pass a single day without giving thanks for all the blessings in my world, and these remarkable young adults always top that list. Coming in a close second are my family’s two rescue dogs and willful Maine Coon cat. I’ve posted pictures and shared my dogs’ rescue stories on my website, authordebbieburns.com.
Like their human counterparts, the animals we share our homes with have personalities of their own. Our family’s trio of pets are no exception. To paraphrase Roger Caras, dogs (and cats) aren’t our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. There are times when I’m not excited to wake up before dawn to make sure the dogs have a good walk before I head out for the day, and times when I cringe at vet bill statements. However, when you strip away the investment of training, time, and money, you’re left with a companion who thinks you’re more awesome than a bowlful of gravy. And if you let it in, you’ll feel that same kind of unmasked adoration right back. If you ask me, that’s what it’s all about.

 

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Title: A New Leash on Love
Series: Rescue Me #1
Author: Debbie Burns
Pub Date: July 4, 2017
ISBN: 9781492650836

 

 

 

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First in a fresh contemporary romance series from award-winning debut author Debbie Burns.

 

Every heart has a forever home.

 

Megan Anderson loves the animals at her no-kill shelter. She’ll do anything for them—even go toe-to-toe with a handsome man who’s in way over his head. She’ll help him sort out his troubles, but getting too close to an adorable puppy’s human counterpart? Been there, done that, got burned.

 

When Craig Williams arrived at the local shelter for help, he didn’t expect a fiery young woman to blaze into his life. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes it’s not just animals Megan is adept at saving—she could be the one to rescue his heart.

Soon, Craig and Megan find that the magic of unconditional love can do anything…even lead to their forever home.

 

 

 

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I am enamored of Debbie Burns. With outstretched arms and an open heart, she welcomes readers into her world of cuddly creatures, tempting humans and incredibly moving storytelling. A New Leash on Love comes from the heart, speaks to the heart and feeds the soul. Ms. Burns understands that humans aren't the only ones in need of love and hope. Whether human or animal we all need some TLC and a second chance.




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[Megan] drove home through the streets of Webster Grove, trying to sort out a tangled mess of feelings that wouldn’t unravel. When it came to Craig Williams, everything was too knotted together to decipher.
Pulling onto her cul-de-sac, she felt her heart thump erratically when she spotted a BMW 7 Series parked in her driveway. She hit the brakes, then the gas a bit too hard. The engine revved, and heat rushed all the way into her fingers and toes.
Please don’t let him have seen that. She parked in her driveway alongside his car and attempted to step out as gracefully as possible. He was still in his seat, talking on the phone. She headed around and leaned against her passenger door. Meeting her gaze, he held up a finger and offered a secretive smile that lightened her mood more than a whole bag of comfort food could’ve.
She heard a handful of words through his closed window. They were boring ones that had to do with sales and reports and projections. Then he said he had to go.
With a wave of insecurity washing over her, Megan pulled her jacket closed. The sun was setting, and the temperature was dropping.
Craig stepped from his car wearing a dress shirt that was open at the collar and no coat. Keeping one arm draped over his door, he stared at her without saying anything. Just three feet, maybe four, separated them.
“Hey,” she said. Why was the onus on her to talk first? He was standing in her driveway.
“I wanted to give you something. If you have a few minutes.”
She rocked back on her heels. “I think I have a few.”
With a hint of a smile curling his lips, he reached into his car and pulled out a brown-paper gift bag. “It isn’t another donation, so I’m hopeful it won’t piss you off.”
A laugh bubbled out of her. “Based on our history, I’d have to say you never know.” She took it, admiring the gold tissue paper poking out the top. “Did you bag this yourself?”
“I feel compelled to say I’m not that good at domesticity.”
She separated the folds of tissue, then paused. “Let me guess… You bronzed my pooper scooper?” She said it in hope of easing the tension still hanging in the air. He’d commented at lunch that with the new employee they were going to add, her poop-scraping days might well be over.
Whatever he’d given her was flat, wide, and rectangular. Pursing her lips, she pulled it out and held it up in the dim light. “Um, is it a little chalkboard?”
He laughed in the low, quiet way that made her tingle down to her toes. “It’s more of a metaphorical gift.”
Megan tilted her head, looking from him to the chalkboard. “If you’re saying not to use your donation on new technology for the shelter, you could’ve given me a Hallmark card. Nothing says I don’t do technology like Hallmark.”
“Try again, Megan. This is about this afternoon. It has nothing to do with the shelter.”
That word again. Her name. Only when he said it, it was like a tall stack of chocolate chip and pecan pancakes with extra syrup.
With her heart running its own marathon, she forced her attention to the shiny new chalkboard in her hand and tried to figure out how it could be metaphorical. Suddenly she got it. Unable to keep the grin from spreading across her face, she held it up. “Are you offering me a clean slate?”
He smiled wide enough to show a set of very white, straight teeth. “Yes, as a matter of fact I am.” Pulling one hand from his pocket, he held up a finger. “And hopefully a better explanation than the one I gave you this afternoon, if you’ll allow me.”
Her heart plummeted into her stomach, then leaped into her throat. “I will.”
“That’s good. Really good.” He moved a step closer, returning his free hand to his pants’ pocket. Megan suddenly wondered if he wanted to touch her as much as she wanted him to. “Look, you haven’t had kids so you may not understand this, but the thing is, right now my life is about my kids. My ex-wife and I didn’t divorce for the chance to be with other people. Not now. Not at this stage in the game.”
Why did it suddenly feel like he was dumping her? With a chalkboard? Swallowing hard, she nodded. “I get it, Craig.”
“Please let me finish. I hardly ever say things. But I have to say this. To you. Because you’re real and because you matter.”
She swept a lock of hair behind her ear and nodded him on. “Okay.”
“You see, a few years ago, something happened and the kids—” His voice cracked, and he cleared his throat.
Her own throat was so damn tight, but she had to spare him from continuing. “Sophie told me. She told me what happened.”
Craig stared at her for a mile of heartbeats before starting again. “Then you know that I can’t hurt them. Not now. Not more than the divorce already has.”
Her insides turned to mush. “I know, and I get it. Like I said, I’m sorry for the accusation I made earlier.”
With a bitter laugh, he walked away from her, pacing again. “I deserved it. And more. You caught me off guard right from the start. With what you said to me the first time I met you. About rising to the occasion. And just about everything else from then on. But I’m not making decisions for me. I can’t move forward with you in that way. And let’s face it, it’s obvious to the world you aren’t one-night-stand material. I probably wouldn’t be half as attracted to you if you were.” He sighed and dragged his fingers through his hair. “This is a terrible apology. I’ve never been good at them, but now I’m really out of practice.”
“It’s all right. I’m okay with your faults, numerous as they are.” Megan grinned and held up the bag she’d slipped the chalkboard into. “Besides, we’re starting over, remember?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Debbie Burns resides in St. Louis, Missouri. Shelter is her first contemporary romance and has finaled in multiple contests. Her writing commendations include first place awards for short stories, flash fiction, and longer selections from the Missouri RWA and the Missouri Writers’ Guild. You can find her on Twitter @_debbieburns  and at authordebbieburns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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THE GIRL I LOVED IS THE WOMAN I CAN’T HAVE

 

It was simple: Pay the debt and I stay out of jail. Pay the debt and I stay alive.

 

But I sacrificed it all for Beth.

 

I didn’t pay what I owed. I’m sure punishment is coming, but I can take it - as long as Beth is safe. Away from her mother and everyone else who would hurt her.

 

I gave it all up for two days with her. And it was worth it.

 

She always was.

 

THE SECRETS WE KEEP ARE WHAT TEARS US APART

 

We’re supposed to be done. Over. Tommy goes his way, I go mine. Cue the heartbreaking music.

 

I’m supposed to forget him, but I don’t think I can. And when the danger closes in on Tommy, we’re on the run again. From Bates. From my mother. From our past. And there are no safe places to hide.

 

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But maybe it’s time for me to face my past. My demons.

 

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ALL DEBTS MUST BE PAID

Tommy

 

Seven years ago, I thought I could save Beth, the girl I loved from the monster who was supposed to take care of us. I thought I could keep Beth and all the other kids at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles safe.

 

I failed. Badly. Now we all have blood on our hands and owe a dangerous man a very dangerous debt. We don’t know when he’ll come calling for payment, but when he does – we pay, or we suffer.

 

When my turn comes, I’m ready for anything.

 

Except seeing Beth again.

 

LOVE IS NEVER FREE

 

Beth

 

No one ever tells you that the cost of having your dreams come true is literally every single other part of your life. Yes, I’m a huge pop star these days, but I’m pretty much a mess, too.

 

I’ve spent my life hiding behind disguises, make-up and costumes, all to protect myself from the kind of pain that comes from revealing your true self to someone.

 

I did that once. With Tommy. The only person I ever loved. It didn’t turn out so well.

 

And now, with everything else falling apart around me, I’m suddenly in the backseat of his car.

 

Being kidnapped.

 

And the past we’ve both tried to run from is catching up with us.

 

Contains The Debt: A Prologue and 50,000 more words in the continuation of Tommy and Beth's story

 

 

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Molly O'Keefe is an award-winning author of over 30 romance novels. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her family and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America. Sign up for her newsletter to get release day news, exclusive excerpts, sale announcements and in-depth author interviews!

 

 

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Tied, the anticipated follow-up to Torn, by Carian Cole is NOW LIVE!

He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too.

 

 

 

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He was the myth and the legend of our small town. But no one knew the truth... except me.

 

Me

My childhood was stolen by a monster. I’ve forgotten what love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.

 

Him

He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal.  I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too. everything...

 

 

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About the Author:

 

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts.

My first novel in the best-selling Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published in September of 2014. I have many books and sequels slated for this series. My new spin-off series, Devils Wolves, launched in 2016 with the best-selling novel, Torn. There are several books planned for this series as well.

 

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

 

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SPOTLIGHT: JUST THE THING (THE DONNIGANS) BY MARIE HARTE

 

 

 

 

 

JUST THE THING (THE DONNIGANS) BY MARIE HARTE

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

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"The sultry sex and seduction scenes are just the icing on this incredibly rich and satisfying cake. Readers will sit down, read this book from cover to cover in one sitting, and then pick it up to read it all over again."--RT Book Reviews, 5 Stars

A FLING MIGHT BE JUST THE THING...


Gavin Donnigan left the Marine Corps a shell of a man, hounded by guilt for deaths he couldn't prevent. But teaching a self-defense class at the local gym brings some stability to his life--along with a gorgeous leggy blonde who won't give him the time of day.

Zoe York lost her twin sister to a freak car accident a few months ago. She's been struggling to bury her grief, but it isn't until she signs up for a self-defense class with its distractingly hot instructor that she begins to come out of her shell again. With the memory of her sister telling her to live a little, Zoe decides a fling with buns-of-steel Gavin Donnigan might be just the thing.

Soon they're sparring both in and out of the gym. And for the first time in a long time, each is looking forward to tomorrow.

The Donnigans series


A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2)
The Only Thing (Book 3)

 

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Over the years, I have become a fan of Ms. Harte's contemporary romances. Sure her stories have a tendency to get steamy but behind all the foreplay lie some deeply meaningful messages. In the case of Gavin and Zoe, theirs is a quest for hope. Gavin lost his fighting for a world that he feels like a stranger in. Nightmares and guilt are his constant companions in a world filled with loneliness and despair. For Zoe, her anguish lies in losing a piece of soul. The death of her twin has left her searching for who she is and what comes next in her life. The loneliness is overpowering and the pain cuts deep for both, but the oddest thing happens. Out of the darkness, they find strength in each other. Just The Thing has the power to break your heart, but between the author and her awesome lead characters it also has the will to heal it.



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EXCERPT

 

 

Thursday evening, Zoe gaped at the address Gavin had sent her to. She’d been lucky enough to dodge her mother’s phone calls, had missed Cleo stopping by earlier this evening, and had ignored Piper’s texts. Otherwise, she would have shared news of a date she wanted to keep to herself.
Now she had to get through said date without jumping the poor man. Every time she thought about how long she’d sat on him in the gym—knowing exactly what he felt like in those thin shorts, every inch of him excited to be with her—her world turned upside down. Not a prude by any means, she’d still never ground over an aroused man in a public place when she barely knew more than his name.
Well, she’d wanted to do a one-eighty from her normal routine. Cleo and Piper would be pleased. Or at least, they might be if Zoe decided to confide details about this date. Then again, depending on how tonight went, she might never speak to Gavin again. She sure the hell wouldn’t be sleeping with him on their first night out together.
So sad she had to keep reminding herself of that. No one-night stands.
Ever?
Ignoring temptation, she shut her fantasies down tight. No, never.
After parking in the stone driveway of a huge old Victorian house on a nice piece of property in Magnolia,—a pricey area of Seattle that boasted quiet streets, lots of greenery, and amazing views of Puget Sound,—she cautiously left the car. She stared at the house with suspicion, wondering just what Gavin had in store.
He opened the door to greet her. Wearing a pair of well-worn jeans and a faded blue sweatshirt, he looked at home and way too handsome for her peace of mind.
She’d dressed down in jeans and a sweater over a thin T-shirt. With the cool spring evenings, she normally dressed heavier for comfort. A smart idea, considering she had no idea if they’d be indoors or outside tonight.
“This is your place?” she asked, not believing for a second he lived in such a grand, landscaped home. It just seemed all wrong for him.
He chuckled. “Nah. It belongs to a friend of my sister’s. Hope’s house-sitting, but she’s letting me borrow it tonight.”
Zoe followed him into the huge house. It had rich mahogany furnishings, a few sculptures that looked like they cost in the thousands, and the feel of a professional interior designer. No dust, no mess, and everything had its place.
Following him through the entrance and down the hallway, past the stairs to the kitchen, she stopped and gawked. The kitchen had to be as large as her living room, dining room, and pantry combined. It had an island, marble countertops, two sinks, stainless-steel appliances, and a Viking stove—the same high-end one Piper had in her kitchen. A large vase of flowers sat on the island, while the glossy oak table off to the back looked over an expansive patio, which in turn overlooked the ocean.
“Holy crap. This is amazing.”
“I know, right?” Gavin nodded. “Go on, check it out. But keep your sweater on. The fun’s outside.”
“Not sure what that means, but give me a minute. I need some time to take this in.” She walked around the kitchen some more, while he went out to the patio and down some steps to the backyard.
After sadly affirming that she’d never have a kitchen this grand, she made mental notes to share with Cleo, a fellow HGTV addict who would go gaga over this house.
A few moments later, Zoe stepped outside on the patio, looking for Gavin. She still had no idea why he’d brought her to someone else’s home, but it had been worth the drive just to see that kitchen.
“Gavin?” The stone deck ran the entire length of the back of the house and had plenty of room for a table and chair, potted flowers and plants, and a snazzy fire pit embedded in the ground. It was surrounded by rock that had been built up, no doubt to provide a measure of safety.
A glance beyond the deck showed the Sound in all its glory. The sun was setting, and an indigo sky surrounded a blanket of clouds trying to block out the rising moon—and failing. The wind picked up, bringing a chill to the air. But the crisp scent of salt water cleaned everything around her.
Zoe breathed in and out, knowing a sense of serenity she’d been missing of late.
“Over here,” Gavin called.
She gave up her view of the water and found him on the side of house, in a corner of the lot with trees on one side and the patio on the other. Talk about a nice amount of privacy. The clearing had several boxes filled with green and growing things. And there, in the distance, a small greenhouse.
She blinked, feeling as if she’d stepped into her version of heaven.
“Well? Don’t just stand there.” Gavin nodded at a small assortment of gardening tools on the ground beside him. A trowel, a weeder, a spade, and a shovel. “The gloves are for you.”
They looked brand new. She picked up the pink set, tugged off the tags, and put them on. “Pink?”
He smiled. “You like ’em? Maybe you can wear them with your yoga pants at the gym sometime.”
“You’re obsessed with those pants, aren’t you?”
He chuckled. “Come on. We need to weed.” He crouched down and reached a hand out to some overflowing green. “But I’m not sure if that’s a plant or—”
“Stop. That’s not a weed.” She gently nudged him out of the way before he could kill the coreopsis and garden phlox around some limp tulips. He handed her the snips, and she clipped the spent tulip blooms, then did a bit more pruning and pulled a few real weeds. She showed him the difference, then answered his questions about what to plant when and how to separate a few daylily bulbs that really should have been split before now. So lost in the gardening, it took Zoe a good half an hour before she realized this was to be the extent of her date.
Peering over her shoulder, she frowned at Gavin and turned to face him, standing so that they could look eye to eye. Or rather, eye to throat. She had to glance up to see his gaze. “This is our date?” Gardening?
The pleasure seemed to leach out of him as he looked down at her. “Uh, yeah. Why? You don’t like it? We don’t have to play around all night in the dirt or anything.”
“You thought I’d like weeding someone else’s garden for hours?”
He sighed. “Stupid idea, right?”
“No, not at all.” She stared at him. “How did you know I’m into plants?” Fascinating. He’d chosen one of her favorite things to do, and he seemed to be interested in her explanations about planting and zones and soil type.
“I overheard you at the gym. You and Loretta talk about gardens as if they’re the second coming. I wanted to do something different with you, and I thought you might like this.” He smiled. “You did say sex was off the table.”
She nodded absently, disconcerted that he’d read her so well. “I like this. Do you?”
He flexed his dirty fingers, because he apparently hadn’t bought himself any gloves. “Surprisingly, yeah. It feels…good.” He looked bewildered. “It’s just dirt and flowers. But I like putting it all together, maybe seeing it grow.” He stared at her as if she had the answers.
“That’s what I like about it too. I have a small garden in my backyard. I spend a lot of time caring for my flowers and veggies. It’s fun for me, and I like knowing my hard work will pay off in tomatoes or green beans, maybe even cucumbers.”
“Fresh is best,” he agreed.
She smiled with him. The moon darted behind clouds, then broke out over them both once more. She shivered when the wind made another pass.
“Wait here,” Gavin ordered. “I mean, don’t stop digging and stuff. I’ll be back.”
He left, and she assumed a new spot by another bed, where lilies and clusters of out-of-control lavender congregated. He returned with a tray of cocoa and marshmallows, all served on some fancy-looking crockery. “Wasn’t sure if you liked coffee or tea, but thought I couldn’t go wrong with cocoa.”
“Yes.” Chocolate, one of her major weaknesses. She tried to eat healthy, but the heaven known as liquid milk chocolate constantly called to her. As did those mini marshmallows.
He handed her a mug and watched her with intense eyes.
After a few decadent sips, she frowned. “Do I have marshmallow on my lip or something?” Then she licked her lips just to be sure they were clean.
“Did you have to do that? I’ve been so good, behaving myself.” He took the mug from her and set it on the wooden border of the flowerbed, then moved into her personal space.
She refused to back up, so they stood so close that she nearly bumped his chin when she tilted her face up to see him better.
“You’re so pretty. Even when you’re not wearing pink,” he teased, his voice soft on the cool wind.
The moment seemed like a freeze frame from the most romantic scene ever. She still tasted chocolate. The moon overhead lit everything with a preternatural glow. The scents of earth and lavender and Gavin filled her head, until she could focus on nothing but him.
“Gavin?” She didn’t know what she was asking him for, but the promise of safety in his eyes drew her closer.
“I’m gonna kiss you now,” he said, his voice low, warm.
She nodded.
He leaned closer at the same time she did.
Their coming together felt amazing. Perfect. Right. The kiss shook her. Deep, sensual, yet not as close as she wanted. His tongue swept her mouth, caressing while he took charge of the embrace. But not once did he overwhelm her. Instead, she followed him, sip for sip, and let the rush of her heartbeat pull her into a tide of longing she couldn’t suppress. Not now, surrounded by all her favorite things.
“Gavin,” she murmured when he kissed his way from her mouth down her cheek to her throat.
He pulled her to him, but their clothes kept them too far apart. Gentle bites down her throat ended in a soft kiss that caused a full-body shiver.
“Cold?” he whispered as he straightened.
She shook her head, unable to speak, and blinked into his shuttered gaze. Then he made everything worse. He tucked her head under his chin and hugged her with affection. No way she could chalk this up as a gambit to get her to bed, not when he had the gall to make her feel.
With a sigh, he ended the embrace and pulled back. “Now show me which ones I can pull and which ones I can’t.” He nodded at the third flower bed they hadn’t gotten to yet, not winded or affected by their kiss, apparently. Hell. Zoe couldn’t feel his heartbeat through their clothes, but hers raced like a thoroughbred intent on taking the Triple Crown.
The bastard had the nerve to wipe a clean thumb over her lower lip, causing that thoroughbred to run past the finish line with no signs of stopping.
“I have the urge to flip you again, right here,” she rasped. For starting something he wouldn’t finish. And for making her want to finish it, regardless of their newness.
He smirked, as if reading her mind. “I know. I can’t stop thinking about us in the gym either.”
“That’s not what I meant.”
He wiggled his brows. “I think it is. Next time I’m flat on my back, I’ll be thinking only of you, Mistress.”
“You’re such a pain.”
“I know. It’s a gift.”
She wanted to smack him, so she did. When his laughter ended, she pulled him close and planted a kiss on him that had him panting and grabbing for her—but this time she had the presence of mind to disentangle herself. “Now,” she said, her voice hoarse, “grab that trowel and let’s get back to work.”
He kept staring at her mouth. “Trowel?”
She groaned, because she wanted to get back to that kiss as well. “Why me?”

 

 

 

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COMPLICATING (PRESTON'S MILL) BY NOELLE ADAMS & SAMANTHA CHASE

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 19, 2017

 

 

 

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Forget all those other accidental pregnancy romances you might have read.

Daisy and Carter don't have a one-night stand...because it's thirty minutes in a back room at a wedding reception. And Carter isn't a bad boy baby-daddy...except for the motorcycle, tattoos, and attitude. Daisy doesn't have the typical issues with her pregnancy...if you don't count the morning sickness, food cravings, and occasional horniness. And Carter doesn't hang around all the time, wanting both her and the baby...until he falls in love.

But they definitely don't become a happy family...right away.

Daisy has always been a good girl. She's never done anything wild or spontaneous until she has a little too much to drink at a wedding and has a fling with a sexy stranger. She thought they were careful, but accidents happen. And now she's going to have the baby of a man she barely knows.

Carter is her opposite in every way and completely the wrong man for her. They can still work out a reasonable arrangement regarding the baby. But the more time she spends with him, the less reasonable she feels. And he's acting all possessive and protective, so it gets harder and harder to convince herself that he's just the father of her baby.

She wants him to be so much more.

 

 

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Power Play - Catherine Gayle It's been a long time coming, but Power Play was most definitely worth waiting for. Self - assured Riley Jezek has just been dealt a dual blow. Injury and scandal just landed on his front door, two things he never saw coming. What's a guy to do when he's betrayed by two people he should never have trusted? Even the score (of course)! When the perfect ally crosses his path, he sets the plan in motion, but will his ever developing feelings cost him the winning shot? Inspired by classic romance, Ms. Gayle sets the heart racing and the hormones blazing with this gold worthy performance.

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The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters, #2; Blueberry Lane, #16)

 

 

 

THE DIRECTOR AND DON JUAN (BLUEBERRY LANE: THE STORY SISTERS) BY KATY REGNERY

 

 

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a brand new series set on Blueberry Lane!

The Director and Don Juan is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based Story sisters who are all on the look-out for love.

Heiress Alice Story left her father's company three years ago in a blaze of glory, inviting all of his employees to jump ship and join her, but only one accepted her offer: mail room clerk, Carlos Vega.

While Alice spent the next three years getting her own company off the ground, Carlos became her indispensable right-hand man -- executive assistant and office manager, loyal counsel and trusted co-worker.

And all the while, they were quietly falling in love with each other.

When Alice is offered a lucrative business deal in Puerto Rico, island-born Carlos is the perfect person to accompany her on her trip as translator, but as they travel together from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo to Ponce, two unlikely co-workers will discover that during their three years working together, their feelings for each other have grown far deeper than they ever could have guessed.

And though business-minded, proper Alice will try her very best to ignore the longings of her heart, scorching hot, insanely sexy Boricua, Carlos, has no intention of letting her go.

 

 

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The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters, #2; Blueberry Lane, #16)The Director and Don Juan by Katy Regnery

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Through the creative eyes of one woman, readers have had their hearts broken, souls healed and let their imaginations run wild. Katy Regnery has the distinction of being a one click author and a one day read whenever I get my hands on her new releases. The Director and Don Juan is no exception to that rule. Having mastered the art of painting a picture with her descriptive words and emotional tales, Ms. Regnery now tackles subjects like sexism and racism as she choreographs a sensual meeting of souls in the complicated dance of love. Carlos and Alice may come from different backgrounds, but they share a fierce will and deep bond to succeed. He pushed her to take risks and she gave him a chance to prove his worth. They needed each other. With beautiful locations, sexy dialogue and magnetic lead characters, it's no wonder why readers are drawn to this author.



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UNASHAMED BY M. MALONE AND NANA MALONE

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 26, 2017

 

 

 

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He is the thing that goes bump in the night. He is a liar, a protector...a killer… He is Noah Blake.

...And I love him.


Everything I thought I knew about the night that changed our lives has been turned upside down. I have no idea who to trust, but the one thing I do know is that I am his...And I will do anything to protect him. Lie, betray...kill.

 

 

 

 

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Unashamed (The Shameless Trilogy Book 3)Unashamed by M. Malone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Lucia and Noah are at a crossroads in their relationship. Shadowed by danger, weeding through lies and falling deeper into the abyss along the way. The hunter has become the hunted. Noah is now at risk of paying the ultimate price in installment three of the Shameless series. The dark knight, now needs his own hero or dare I say she-ro. Lucia will face the darkness head on, to protect the man she loves. Turns out Lucia can be a ruthless opponent. The Malones continue their seductive thrill ride with Unashamed. Noah and Lucia are danger personified in this climatic and intricate edge of night series.



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THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS (THE IMPROPER PRINCESSES) BY VANESSA KELLY

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

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In Vanessa Kelly’s captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty—in the most improper way. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . .

Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren’t too honorable to take her to bed.

It’s bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton’s greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can’t deny. . .

Praise for Vanessa Kelly’s Renegade Royals series“Will definitely resonate with fans of Mary Jo Putney and Joanne Bourne.” —Booklist

“Kelly combines diverting dialogue, delightful surprises and finely tuned pacing to make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

 

 

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Three Weeks with a Princess (The Improper Princesses, #2)Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Vanessa Kelly writes stories that are a dazzling mix of beauty and magic. With classic tales of bewitching romance, daring rogues, passionate damsels and unstoppable drama, who could ask for anything more? Three Weeks with a Princess spins it's web of seduction rather quickly. Jack and Lia find themselves entranced by emotions beyond their control. Every heartbeat brings them closer to the point of no return. Can their friendship survive the hypnotic lure of love? A stunning tale of sensuality that cast a spell from beginning to end.



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FRIEND (WITH BENEFITS) ZONE BY LAURA BROWN

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

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I’m ridiculously attracted to my best friend.

Today is a bad day. The worst actually. After dealing with the constant manhandling that comes with being a cocktail waitress at a dive bar and surviving a date from hell, I see an eviction notice slapped on the door of my sketchy basement apartment. Great.

When my best friend Devon shows up at my door and uses his stubborn charm (emphasis on stubborn) to get me to move in with him, I give in. We’ve had about a million sleepovers since we met in the kindergarten Deaf program, but this time it’s different because I can’t stop thinking about his hard body covering mine, every single night.

I know Devon would do anything for me, but I’m afraid what I want to happen will ruin our friendship forever. And the more time we spend together in close quarters, the harder it’ll be to resist the spark of attraction I’ve always felt. But maybe it’s possible to have the best of both worlds: keep the one relationship I can’t live without and indulge in an attraction I can’t deny.

I guess the only thing we can do is try…

 

 

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Friend (With Benefits) ZoneFriend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Whenever a Laura Brown novel is within reach, a box of tissue need not be far away. She enlightens, inspires and seduces, while emphasizing the beauty of being unique. Jasper and Devon are the centerpieces of an exceptional love story. In a world where being different can be alienating and dangerous, two special people have found acceptance in each other. Written with love and full of hope and heartbreak, Friend Zone is a tale that needs to be told. One meant to uplift, not tear down.



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Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #2)

 

 

COMEBACK COWBOY (ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDERS) BY SARA RICHARDSON

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

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A WOMAN NEVER FORGETS HER FIRST COWBOY . . .


As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She's finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn't felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.

Lucas Cortez doesn't plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he's tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He's already charmed his way into her daughter's heart, but he'll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she's hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . . .

 

 

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Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #2)Comeback Cowboy by Sara Richardson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Naomi Sullivan has learned a few lessons in her life. Never trust a cowboy to stay and never willingly give your heart away. Lessons learned courtesy of Lucas Cortez. All loving him got her was a bunch of heartache and a ton of responsibilities. Her pride and her daughter are all that she needs. When her biggest heartache walks back into her life, can she endure the emotions he resurrects and hold tight to the secret she keeps? Ms. Richardson creates the stories she's best known for. Second chance romances. Comeback Cowboy is teasing, tempting and smothered with an emotion that Sara Richardson excels at. LOVE!



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MR. RICH BY VIRNA DEPAUL

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

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She finds a wallet (not a shoe), and he’s a billionaire (not a prince), but this time, Cinderella’s turning the tables. . . .

Julia: Shilling samples at a grocery store isn’t exactly my dream job. Yet here I am, tray in hand and fake smile plastered on my face. The one highlight is seeing him. I don’t know his name, but if I did, I’d scream it during the naughty dreams he inspires. He’s crazy handsome, all confidence and an air of power. He’s never said a word to me. Never even looked in my direction. Then one day he literally falls at my feet. Now I have his wallet. I know where he lives. And I’ve found the nude photos of him online.

It’s not the bruschetta on her tray he really wants to taste. . . .

Bastian: I’ve dated models, doctors, and CEOs, but something about Julia Rominger has me intrigued . . . and more than a little aroused. Maybe it’s her lush curves driving me wild. Or the fact that she has no problem telling me to go to hell. Either way, she’s seen me at my worst; I want to hit her with my best. I know where to touch, where to kiss, and just how far to push to drive her crazy. Soon, however, pleasuring Julia isn’t enough. I want to possess her. I need to make her mine. And I’ll fight to the bitter end to win her heart.

 

 

 

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Mr. RichMr. Rich by Virna DePaul

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Mr. Rich is full of that standard sass that Ms. Depaul has no qualms about doling out. Julia is no standard Cinderella. She does not wait for life to happen to her, she makes things happen for her. Bastian takes a licking with that sharp tongue of hers and tosses it right back. The attitude is fierce, the chemistry is climatic and spice will set the room on fire. Fast, fun and flirty equal fantastic.



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A STARDANCE SUMMER (ETERNITY SPRINGS) BY EMILY MARCH

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

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Return to the beloved small town of Eternity Springs in the newest installment of Emily March’s New York Times bestselling series with A Stardance Summer.

Sometimes the end of one road


Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.


. . .is the start of another

Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?

 

 

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A Stardance Summer (Eternity Springs)A Stardance Summer by Emily March

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Eternity Springs is a place of healing. It gives hope and a fresh start to those who have lost their way. Having read a number of books from this series, I am blown away by the sense of nostalgic serenity, Ms. March conveys as she spins a tale that walks the line between hope and hopelessness. A quest of self - discovery and finding courage to start anew makes for a trek that is powerful and true.



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The Duke of Defiance (The Untouchables, #5)

 

 

 

THE DUKE OF DEFIANCE (THE UNTOUCHABLES) BY DARCY BURKE

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Difficult and defiant as a child, Bran Crowther, Earl of Knighton left England as a young man to pursue independence and adventure. He never expected to inherit the title and when duty calls him home, he still finds Society’s codes constricting and others’ expectations oppressive. Nevertheless, he needs a wife to be a mother to his young daughter, preferably a woman of intelligence and warmth who is, above all, immune to his idiosyncrasies—and to falling in love.

Widow Joanna Shaw isn’t interested in a second marriage, not after the loveless, passionless union she endured. She’d much rather dote on her young niece and nephew since they will likely be the only children in her life...until she meets a precocious girl, in desperate need of a mother. But her father, the so-called Duke of Defiance, is as peculiar as he is handsome, and Jo won’t take another risk with her heart. Their rules, however, are made to be broken, even when the consequences could destroy them both.

 

 

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The Duke of Defiance (The Untouchables, #5)The Duke of Defiance by Darcy Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What fascinates me most is Ms. Burke's ability to always surprise her readers. Not allowing herself to be pigeonholed means the skies the limit for this talented author. No matter the genre, she keeps the romance fresh, the tales intriguing and hearts aflame with her creative mind and powerful stories. Bran and Joanna are only the latest in a long line of exciting heroes and captivating heroines. The Duke of Defiance is an adorable tale that speaks of hope, courage and second chances in the face of some heartbreaking obstacles. It took the innocence of a child to help these wanderers find their way home.



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Undaunted: A Western Romance Novel (Long, Tall Texans)

 

 

 

UNDAUNTED: A WESTERN ROMANCE NOVEL  (LONG TALL TEXANS) BY DIANA PALMER

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The only man she wants is the one who'll never forgive her

Falling in love with her boss's handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Kate Martin. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that's left Garrett Carlton reclusive and wary, Kate gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there's something Garrett doesn't know: Kate is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever.

Garrett lives by rules intended to protect both him and his vast wealth. Kate's innocence is the only thing that's ever broken through his cold reserve, but now his trust is shattered. By the time he realizes how much he stands to lose, it might take a miracle to win her back. But it's a challenge he'll gladly face for the woman and the family he needs more than his next breath…

 

 

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Undaunted: A Western Romance Novel (Long, Tall Texans)Undaunted: A Western Romance Novel by Diana Palmer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Garrett Carlton is a cynic with a knack for making money, but not a lot of heart. Kate Martin is an optimist. Despite the many heartaches her young life has endured, she takes pride in the lessons she's learned. Her heart is big, but her pockets are lacking. When these opposites collide it's life - changing. An accident brings them together, but will it also tear them apart? Undaunted is a story of compassion and forgiveness. It takes a little while to get to the reward but the pathway leading there is worth the bumps and bruises. It's stories like this that have kept me a fan of Ms. Palmer's for years. She entertains, teaches and speaks to the heart.



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PRIMROSE LANE (HARMONY HARBOR) BY DEBBIE MASON

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Love is the best medicine.

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor’s most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she’s now guardian of her ex’s young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn’t have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she’s got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He’d really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Since he’s returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he’s interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

 

 

 

 

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 Primrose Lane (Harmony Harbor #3)Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Let the tears flow, the heart open and the healing begin. Primrose Lane takes readers on an odyssey of heartache and deep thoughts as it inspires, informs and engages. In an instant one woman lost it all. Her happiness, her family and her ability to believe, now one precious girl, a tenacious man and some meddling mischief makers may help her gain it all back. Ms. Mason deals with hard to take emotions through the eyes of Finn and Olivia. From sorrow so deep it shatters the heart, to taking risks on the road to a fresh start. The mark of a good writer is allowing art to imitate life and Primrose Lane puts that skill to good use as it offers encouragement and hope along the way.



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PROM QUEEN (BAD BOY HOMECOMING) BY KATEE ROBERT

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Katee Robert.

 

Jake Davis had it all in high school—a scholarship to his college of choice, a promising football career, and the gorgeous prom queen for a girlfriend. And then he lost it all when he was injured right after graduation. Ten years later, he’s mostly made his peace with that, and now runs a company that provides women with dates for special events. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the ex who left him in the dust needs a fake boyfriend for their high school reunion…

 

Jessica Jackson used to be the mean girl to end all mean girls. But life didn’t turn out like she’d thought it would, and now she’s twenty-eight, single, and works as an insurance agent to A-listers instead of being the A-lister like she’d always dreamed. She can’t go back to her home town and admit just how thoroughly she’s failed, so she lets her friends set her up with a fake date for the reunion.

 

The second Jessica realizes that her fake date is Jake, she tries to call the whole thing off. The problem is the chemistry between them is even hotter now than it was when they were teenagers. Against her better judgment she lets herself get drawn into Jake’s arms again—and into his bed. But time doesn’t heal all wounds—sometimes, it actually makes them worse—and if Jessica and Jake can’t learn to forgive each other, their second chance might not last the weekend.

 

 

 

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REVIEW: PROM QUEEN (BAD BOY HOMECOMING) BY KATEE ROBERT

 

Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3)Prom Queen by Katee Robert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Prom Queen is one of those narratives that inspires lust, humor and thought provoking commentary. Katee Robert definitely knows what it means to make a statement. Just like Jake and Jessica, we all have our make or break moments. Some are terrifying, others are heartbreaking and then there are the ones that can lead to something wonderful. Jake's life defining moment left him broken, bruised and with no where to go but up. It was a long hard road but it lead the boy football star to make some real grown up decisions. Jessica's life changing moment took a lot longer but boy was it a doozy. The high school it girl with the mean spirit and the uppity attitude, now needs the help of the boy she carelessly cast aside. Payback is a *****. Ms. Robert uses realistic situations, smart dialogue and great characters to get her point across.




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ROCK STAR (BAD BOY HOMECOMING) BY STACEY KENNEDY

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.

 

Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.

 

Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds hi

mself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.

Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart. But Rae’s not that young girl who watched her high school sweetheart race off to become famous. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and realizes when a man needs her. She just has to decide if she should put the past on repeat, or walk away from it forever.

 

 

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REVIEW:  ROCK STAR (BAD BOY HOMECOMING) BY STACEY KENNEDY

 

Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming, #5)Rock Star by Stacey Kennedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ms. Kennedy is new to my reading pile, but after reading Rock Star her presence is set to become constant. The lure of Rock Star is the glamorous bad boy celebrity. Travis has more fame than he can handle, more money than he could ever hope to spend but his heart keeps pulling him back to the woman who knew him without all the trappings. Rae was the other half of his soul. He broke her heart and now he wants a chance to mend it. With Travis and Rae, Stacey Kennedy teases, pleases and proves that bad boy Travis is just as risky a prospect as trying a new author, but the payoff is so worth it in the end.



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ALL THERE IS (JUNIPER HILLS) BY VIOLET DUKE

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke debuts an emotional series about letting go, starting over, and trusting in the redemptive power of love.

 

Emma Stevens made a fresh start in the small town of Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the guilt of an impossible choice from her past: saving her sister -- but leaving her stepbrother behind -- in a fire that destroyed their home. The boy next door may have dragged them to safety, but he also caused the accidental fire that devastated her family.

 

Even though Jake Rowan hadn't been able to save Emma's brother that fateful night fourteen years ago, he takes some comfort in knowing he was able to save his own brother. By taking the fall for the fire, Jake agreed to a sentencing that enabled him to protect his older brother's future...but it cost him the girl of his dreams.

 

Now Jake finds himself on Emma’s doorstep once again. Not to save her life this time, but to repair it. And more importantly, her heart, if she’ll let him.

 

 

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All There Is (Juniper Hills, #1)All There Is by Violet Duke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Nobody delivers complicated like Violet Duke. Whether bemused or enthused, her tales of tempestuous love and heartbreak get the emotional juices flowing. Her brand of seduction is laced with enough suspense to keep readers intrigued and enough emotion to add realism. All There Is is a tragedy that spins out of control. Jake and Emma are caught up in a storm that continues to wreck their lives. To the naked eye this romance seems doomed to fail, but revelations come to light that could redeem them all. A powerfully crafted eye-catcher that left me breathless.




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Beware the Ranger (In the Long Arms of the Lawman #1)

 

 

 

BEWARE THE RANGER (IN THE LONG ARMS OF THE LAWMAN) BY DEBRA HOLT

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Twelve years ago, Kaitlyn Russell had a dream: living happily ever after with Clay Morgan. Except her grandmother had bigger plans for her beloved granddaughter and they didn't include life in the small town of McKenna Springs as the wife of a young, poor deputy. Kaitlyn's heart was broken when Clay and her grandmother convinced her to pursue her second love, Broadway stardom.

Texas Ranger Clay Morgan is a widower with a young son to raise. A dozen years before, he had to make the most difficult decision of his life when he agreed to let go of the only woman he'd ever loved so that she could pursue her dreams.

Now, fate and an old woman’s guilty conscience conspire to bring Clay and Kaitlyn back together once more. Will they be able to lay the past to rest and rekindle their love from the ashes?

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  BEWARE THE RANGER (IN THE LONG ARMS OF THE LAWMAN) BY DEBRA HOLT

 

Beware the Ranger (In the Long Arms of the Lawman #1)Beware the Ranger by Debra Holt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Clay and Kaitlyn were meant to be together, but ended up growing apart. When fate and a wily old woman bring them together again, will they grab onto the chance they missed? No matter how many times I come across a second chance romance, the spark never fades. The heart wants what it wants and if it's meant to be, love will find a way. Such a sweet message of faith in an overly cynical world. Ms. Holt proves that we are never too old to dream.



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SMALL TOWN SCANDAL (A WINGMEN NOVEL) BY DAISY PRESCOTT

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Another wingmen meets his match and this time it's scandalous.

 

Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats. 

Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.

Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with them and destroys everything?

 

On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With a notorious father and a famous brother, I've been on the sidelines of our small town's gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it's all lies.

 

I'm tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston, our very own island jezebel. Some people think she's a slut. They think they know her. They're wrong. Screw them.

Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.

 

Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the other novels first.

 

 

 

 

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Small Town Scandal (Wingmen, #5)Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Daisy Prescott sets out to make readers laugh but ends up delivering more than she or her readers could have ever imagined. Small Town Scandal has elements of humor to keep it light, but it also pulls out the big guns and delivers a lesson on humility and judgmental people. Carter is the man with a life that borders on irony, but never has a heart been more true. Ashley is the woman whose peers have branded her with a scarlet "A" despite never having given her a chance. The plotline is a bit obvious and the emotions tend to get a bit intense, but Ms. Prescott always tones the intensity down with a bit of satirical wit and a great deal of sincerity.



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On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss

 

 

 

ON THE PLUS SIDE (A PERFECT FIT) BY ALISON BLISS

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

The second book in a laugh-out-loud new contemporary romance series from Alison Bliss!

Big girls don't cry. They go after what they want.

Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie's determined to get Logan's attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.

Logan can't remember a time when Valerie didn't secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It's only when he finds Valerie's naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.

No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.

 

 

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REVIEW:  ON THE PLUS SIDE (A PERFECT FIT) BY ALISON BLISS

 

On the Plus Side (A Perfect Fit #2)On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


True beauty comes from within. As a society, we seem to forget that not everyone is a size 0-4. So I applaud Ms. Bliss for creating a heroine with curves that has the confidence and heart to speak her mind and love herself. Like most people, when it comes to matters of the heart is when the complications begin. The object of Valerie's girlhood fantasies has always been the bane of her existence, but the keeper of her heart all the same. Distance, time, nor age has changed that on her end. Too bad the man in question is just as determined to keep her at arm's length. Maybe this time she'll change his mind. If they don't kill each other first. On the Plus Side uses light humor, a romantic story and a sweetheart of a duo to deliver a positive message of self - love and second chances.



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THE SHEIKH'S PREGNANT FLING (AZHAR SHEIKHS) BY LESLIE NORTH

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 29, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Matchmaker Cassandra is a pro at finding her clients that perfect person—but unfortunately her talent doesn’t extend to her own love life. She's too busy for romance, and she’s guarded her heart ever since her parents’ nasty divorce. So a man like Nasir seems the perfect choice for a casual fling—handsome, successful, and not interested in a relationship. But things get complicated quickly when Cassandra realizes not only that Nasir is her new client…but that she’s pregnant with his child.

 

Nasir has always been a dutiful son. Like his brothers, he gives his all to the family business, which leaves little time for love. His mother, though, is eager for her sons to settle down. When she drags him to a matchmaker, Nasir can hardly believe that Cassandra is the woman hired to find him a wife. After the unforgettable night of passion they shared, Nasir isn’t sure how to react. But Cassandra seems determined to keep things professional, and before Nasir knows it, she’s arranged his first date.

  

Nasir is soon caught up in business and blind dates, and yet he can’t get Cassandra off his mind. Although Cassandra is convinced she’s not the woman he wants, Nasir has other ideas. But with a baby on the way and pressure mounting from Nasir’s mother, will her fear of repeating the past stand in the way of a perfect future?

 

 

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 The Sheikh's Pregnant Fling by Leslie North

 

5 of 5 stars

 

The Sheikh's Pregnant Fling is destined to become a classic.  With Nasir and Cassandra,  not only does Ms. North create memorable characters, but she gives a subtle nod to  the folklore that gave us some of the most unforgettable stories of our time.  The fairytale.  Cassandra is the mythical princess trapped in a tower of her own making.  Nasir is the besotted white knight determined to set her free and Leslie North is the orchestrator of this ethereal modern turn on a bewitching genre. It's impressive when an author tries something new and pulls it off.  Hands down, my favorite of Ms. North's tales to date. 

 

 

 

 

 

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HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT (SORENSEN FAMILY) BY ASHLEE MALLORY

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 19,  2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.

Soon-to-be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he’s sure nothing can top arriving to find a bathrobe-clad, beautiful stranger in the home he’s staying in for the week. He’s wrong. When things spiral out of control the next morning, Jack makes Daisy an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll pretend to be his fiancée and he’ll help her open the bakery she’s been dreaming about.

But in between late-night campfires and days on the lake, Jack finds himself falling for the strong, stubborn woman for real.

 

 

 

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Her Surprise EngagementHer Surprise Engagement by Ashlee Mallory

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The kids are older. The parents are somewhat wiser and emotions run deeper. Her Surprise Engagement is about starting over when happily ever after doesn't work out as planned. The kids are precocious and the romance borders more on sweet than heat, but Ashlee Mallory uses that to her advantage. Not only do Daisy and Jack gain a second chance at love, but along the way they learn the true meaning of family.



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DATING THE WRONG MR. RIGHT (SISTERS OF WISHING BRIDGE FARM) BY AMANDA ASHBY

 

 

Release Date:  June 19,  2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Pepper Watson has lost everything–her job, her fiancé, and the future she’d so carefully planned. Now she’s back at Wishing Bridge trying to figure out her next step. Her new plan does not include the ever-so-sexy Ben Cooper. Nope. She’s getting her life back on track, and getting out of this little town as fast as possible.

Ben Cooper is doing his best to build his business and help his parents. The last thing he needs is the distraction that is Pepper Watson. She might be prickly every time he’s in her presence, but he sees another side of her. The side that has set aside her dreams to help her sisters. And then there’s the fact that kissing her is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

He’s putting down roots. She’s running away. It’s going to take more than a wish for these two to find their happily ever after.

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  DATING THE WRONG MR. RIGHT (SISTERS OF WISHING BRIDGE FARM) BY AMANDA ASHBY

 

 Dating the Wrong Mr. RightDating the Wrong Mr. Right by Amanda Ashby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


For every person that had life throw a monkey wrench in your plans. This book is for you. Pepper and Ben are dealing with upsets in their lives. A betrayal has cost Pepper, her job, her pride and her fiance. With a heavy heart, she heads to the one place she hoped to never see again. Home. Her plans to regroup are thrown off course by well meaning family, hometown busybodies and her least favorite person, Ben. Ms. Ashby teaches some valuable lessons as she reaches inside and inspires the soul with fiery personalities, humorous dialogue and heartwarming moments of insight.




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HER OUTBACK COWBOY (PRICKLE CREEK) BY ANNIE SEATON

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 19,  2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.

After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.

 

 

 

 

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 Her Outback CowboyHer Outback Cowboy by Annie Seaton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


As far back as Lucy can remember, she has always thrived on adventure. So despite the people and heartache she left behind, she set off to spread her wings. She never counted on family responsibilities and the boy of heart calling her home. Can the man of her dreams bring her wandering days to an end? Annie Seaton can be counted on to light up a day with her brand of humor, heart and hope. She keeps readers on their toes by showing that in life the highs can far outweigh the lows.



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TALK BRITISH TO ME (WHEREVER YOU GO) BY ROBIN BIELMAN

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 19,  2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

As the Dating Guy on L.A.‘s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.

Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.

Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…

 

 

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REVIEW:  TALK BRITISH TO ME (WHEREVER YOU GO) BY ROBIN BIELMAN

 

 

 

Talk British to MeTalk British to Me by Robin Bielman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Mateo is a real piece of work. Couldn't decide if the douche bag label applied or the clueless one. Either way you slice it, the contradictions made the man.
Teague is even more of a puzzle than Mateo. Her actions say don't touch, but the sparks sent Mateo's way say anything but. Robin Bielman specializes in reactionary stories. Whether erupting with laughter, tempted by the bad boy or frustrated by the antics of her characters, there is always an overflow of feelings. Talk British to Me is just another example of how well she commands attention.



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Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone, #1) 

 

 

LOST AND FOUND SISTERS (WILDSTONE) BY JILL SHALVIS 

 

 

Release Date:  June 20, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.

They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.

 

 

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Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone, #1)Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If there was one book that needs to be read, I would say it's Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis. Ms. Shalvis has a way of getting under the skin and setting up residence within the tight confines of the heart. Quinn's quest of self - discovery is littered with loss, grief, secrets and answers to questions she never thought to ask. Lost and Found Sisters is not just a novel about the bond between sisters. It is the road map of a courageous woman looking to find her way home. An eye - opening, uplifting experience.



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Never Trust The Rain (A Destined for Love Romance)

 

 

 

NEVER TRUST THE RAIN (DESTINED FOR LOVE: EUROPE) BY LAURA D. BASTIAN

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 20, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When Ami goes to help her sister with a new baby in Scotland, she never imagined she’d fall for the hot Scot that came to rescue her from the airport when the baby comes a few weeks early.

Duncan’s always been willing to help his American co-worker adjust to life in Edinburgh, but when he’s sent to retrieve the guy’s sister-in-law from the airport, he didn’t expect to want to spend more time with her than just the short drive.

As they spend time together, their feelings grow, but can either of them agree to give up the life they know for the chance of a life together?

 

 

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Never Trust The Rain (A Destined for Love Romance)Never Trust The Rain by Laura D. Bastian

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With Ami and Duncan, Ms. Bastian crafted an often humorous and exciting tale of sacrifice, discovery and new beginnings. Who find a sexy accent, a caring soul and a kindred spirit tempting. But can these opposites take a chance and risk their hearts on what could be a vacation fling? Never Trust the Rain blends themes like listening to the heart and having a sense of adventure to create a story of warmth and thought.



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 Scored

 

 

 

SCORED BY MARQUITA VALENTINE

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 20, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Scored is a brand new sexy and fun contemporary romance between a cocky football player and the quirky librarian who catches his eye.
*It's a complete standalone and not part of any series.*

Dallas Drake has a big salary and an even bigger…ego…and he’s not afraid to use either of them to his advantage. As infamous as he is attractive, Dallas has all the equipment necessary to bring home the win.
The first time I met him, I was in handcuffs.
The second, he saved me when I fell off a ladder.
Now? Now we’re working together to plan a charity event.
I may not be interested in what Dallas has to offer, but as the game goes on, I’m becoming more open to his passes.
Is he looking for the win, or just determined to score?

 

 

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ScoredScored by Marquita Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Dallas is an incorrigible flirt with a winning streak on the field. His personality is big, but his heart is even bigger. The perpetual playboy has depths that not many get to see. Paige is the only thing that stands in the way of his carefully crafted image. The one person he lets in to his deepest thoughts and most painful secrets. She makes him a better man. Too bad he had to screw it all up. Ms. Valentine makes a touchdown with Scored. The appeal lies in the tale itself. Love, loss and mistakes are subjects everyone can relate to. By adding the delectable humor, Ms. Martin gave a larger than life character a vulnerability that humanized him.



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One Night (One & Only Book 3) 

 

 

 

ONE NIGHT (ONE & ONLY) BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 20, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Landscaper Brett Walker might have two sisters on the brink of making marriage commitments, but he’s not ready to promise a lifetime to any woman. Especially not to tempting and beautiful Angelica Rodriguez, one of the resort area’s wealthy visitors. They come from two different worlds.

Angelica Rodriguez wants family, friends, and a place where she can sink her roots deep. A man, not so much. After all, her father has just swindled her savings away. What she needs is a job, and when Brett’s sister offers her a position cleaning houses and his other sister says she can stay at the family cabins, Angelica can’t say no—though it means becoming a neighbor to the maddening and oh-so-masculine Brett, who makes her want to say yes, yes, yes.

On the autumn shores of beautiful Blue Arrow Lake, can two lonely, wary people open their hearts to love?

This is an enhanced version of a book previously published as CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and includes extras.

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One Look (One & Only Book 1)
One Kiss (One & Only Book 2)
One Night (One & Only Book 3)
One Love (One & Only Book 4), Coming Soon!

 

 

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REVIEW:  ONE NIGHT (ONE & ONLY) BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

 

One Night (One & Only Book 3)One Night by Christie Ridgway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


How is it that two people who have nothing in common fit together so perfectly? Perhaps, it's because they share a common bond. Betrayal by the person they held most dear. One Night relates the careful rebuilding of broken trust, shattered dreams and the merging of two souls. Angelica's plight is one of surprising strength. This seemingly pampered rich girl is left twisting in the wind when heartbreaking truths come to light. Now it's up to her to discover what she's capable of and whom to trust with her deepest secrets and her broken heart. Ms. Ridgway has an endearing way of spinning emotional tales into thoughtful lessons of courage and optimism.



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Late Bloomer (Man from Yesterday,#4)

 

 

 

LATE BLOOMER (MAN FROM YESTERDAY) BY BARBARA LOHR 

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 21, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Ten years ago, Brody failed Carolyn’s class. Studying wasn’t his thing in high school. Girls and sports were. A real behavior problem, he set a record for detentions. He made Carolyn miserable that first year of teaching.

When she runs into him in Santa Fe, she hardly recognizes him. Who’s the student this time? Brody teaches her that spontaneity trumps lesson plans. But he was such a player. Can she take him seriously? Brody might just drive his favorite teacher crazy again.

 

 

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REVIEW:  LATE BLOOMER (MAN FROM YESTERDAY) BY BARBARA LOHR

 

Late Bloomer (Man from Yesterday,#4)Late Bloomer by Barbara Lohr

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Late Bloomer is a fresh take on the May/December romance. I have never really been a fan of those, but Ms. Lohr opened my heart and eyes to all the possibilities. When the student becomes the teacher both individuals realize they still have a lot to learn about life, love and new beginnings. Barbara Lohr gives readers what they want, a chance to relax and escape with some feel good fun.



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If I Can't Have You (The Thorntons Book 3) by [Morland, Iris]

 

 

IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU (THE THORNTONS) BY IRIS MORLAND

 

 

Release Date:  June 21, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.

Abby Davison only wants to focus on her career as a nurse, as she has no time for dating after a bad breakup over a year ago. When her mother presses her about settling down, Abby tells her a little white lie: she’s dating Mark Thornton, the handsome and gruff rancher who both frustrates and makes her heart flutter every time they meet.

When Mark overhears Abby's lie, he decides to cut her a deal: to keep his silence regarding their make-believe relationship, she'll come to live with him on his ranch until his broken arm heals.

Despite her wounded pride and initial trepidation, Abby can’t help but begin to fall for the guarded Thornton brother as the days pass on his ranch.

The black sheep of the family, Mark makes no secret that he prefers horses over people. His brusque exterior, though, only conceals hidden depths and a wounded heart that Abby understands all too clearly.

As feelings start to bloom between them, neither is sure what is real and what’s make-believe. Yet the sizzling attraction between them is anything but fake, and with every kiss and every touch, they fall harder for each other.

But as their pasts begin to creep toward them, unearthing secrets both would rather keep buried, Abby and Mark must learn to trust each other—or risk losing the love both never knew they needed.

 

 

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REVIEWIF I CAN'T HAVE YOU (THE THORNTONS) BY IRIS MORLAND

 

If I Can't Have You (The Thorntons Book 3)If I Can't Have You by Iris Morland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Ms. Morland is an author that relies on a touch of subtlety but gives a large amount of heart in her characters, tales and series. Abby and Mark do not have the best of starts but tucked away in her lies and his mistrust is the beginning to something wonderful. If I Can't Have You speaks of lessons learned and hearts healing but it also creates a romance that slowly works it's magic on even the biggest of cynics.




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Something Borrowed (Lone Star Match Book 2)

 

 

 

SOMETHING BORROWED (LONE STAR MATCH) BY MEGAN RYDER

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Brigid Anderson is a second year lawyer on a fast track to making partner. With the weight of her siblings' success on her shoulders, Brigid feels like she needs to prove something–to herself and to her parents. Her life is running smoothly and all according to plan...until she meets Grady.

Grady Coughlin understands focus and ambition, having taken over his father's contracting business and building it into a successful historic preservation business on his own. After a blind date with Brigid that ends in explosive passion, they embark on a friends with benefits relationship. But as Grady establishes himself in the business world, he decides he wants more and wants it with Brigid.

On the eve of her best friend's wedding, with her promotion to partner dangling within reach, Brigid believes Grady isn't the best partner to suit her career ambition. But Grady and her heart don't agree and she must decide if she should stick to the safety of the plan or find the courage to pursue what she really wants

 

 

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REVIEW:  SOMETHING BORROWED (LONE STAR MATCH) BY MEGAN RYDER

 

Something Borrowed (Lone Star Match Book 2)Something Borrowed by Megan Ryder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


With The Lone Star Match Series, Ms. Ryder continues to flex her creative muscle with affectionate stories of realism that prove to be less dramatic but still all heart. Something Borrowed delivers some sweet advice as it delights and excites. With engaging situations, appealing bursts of humor and fetching characters, Ms. Ryder shows that she is quite adept at stealing the show.



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LAST CHANCE (VEGAS HEAT) BY ERIKA WILDE

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 22, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

As the Executive Casino Hostess for The Onyx in Las Vegas, Valerie Downing is always on the lookout for the night's biggest winners. When she spots a man―one of the sexiest she's ever laid eyes on―generating huge excitement at the craps table, she knows she's in luck. Her goal: To make sure the high rollers stay at her hotel, and that any further gambling is invested right back into the casino. His aim: To enjoy some other "perks" that Valerie might have to offer…

Turns out Chase Pierson is already a VIP guest who happens to be working with Valerie's boss on a top-secret mission for the Reliance Group―one for which she too has been recruited because of her psychic abilities. But Valerie, bold and gorgeous as she is, is first and foremost a professional. No fraternizing with Onyx clientele is her motto…except this hard-bodied, infuriatingly charming client is tempting her to break all the rules.

LAST CHANCE contains light paranormal elements (heroine has psychic abilities)

Originally published as THROUGH THE NIGHT by Janelle Denison, March 2012

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  LAST CHANCE (VEGAS HEAT) BY ERIKA WILDE

 

Last Chance (Vegas Heat, #3)Last Chance by Erika Wilde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Valerie and Chase are alike in many ways. The most obvious way is distancing themselves from situations and people, as a means to protect the secrets that they carry. What neither realizes is the differences that keep them apart, are precisely what makes them unstoppable together. Last Chance is a tale full of twists that puzzle, thrill and touch in the most enthralling of ways. A real showstopper.



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 The Knocked up Plan

 

 

THE KNOCKED UP PLAN BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  June 23, 2017

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

There are three little words most guys don’t want to hear on the first date. Not those…I mean these… “knock me up.”

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it’s not true love. It’s a bun in the oven, and I’m not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming — and he’s also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

I won’t fall for him, he won’t fall for me, and there’s no way baby will make three.
Right?

****
There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date — “your place or mine?”

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place — as well as any position — I can’t refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

There’s no way I’ll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Note: Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, naughty jokes and a hot, swoonworthy hero you will fall madly in love with.

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE KNOCKED UP PLAN BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

The Knocked up PlanThe Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ms. Blakely never ceases to amaze me. Her talent continues to grow as she sets out to delight and entice her readers. Whether setting the stage for adventure, luring into danger or manipulating the heart and hormones, the name Blakely is synonymous with IRRESISTIBLE. The Knocked Up Plan has a reputation to live up to and it does so with the thrill of the chase and the heat of the attraction while delivering laughs that are punch line gold. I loved that she dreamed up two people that are more alike than most characters in romance. The commonalities far outweigh their differences but the battle still simmers with each look and conversation Ryder and Nicole exchange.



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This Can't Be Love

This Can't Be Love - Maria Geraci Welcome to the town of Whispering Bay, where the weather is warm, the people are friendly and the love is overflowing. Looking for a way to escape the rapid pace of life? Take a break, sit a spell and watch your load become light. Ms. Geraci charms her way into the heart with her brand of hometown appeal. This Can't Be Love proves that no matter how far we roam, we're never far from home. Watching Sarah shake up Luke's world of privilege and stability had it's perks. Light, bright and just right.

AVAILABLE NOW: THE YANKEE BILLIONAIRE'S BRIDE (BILLIONAIRE BRIDES) BY ROZ LEE

 

 

 

Title: The Yankee Billionaire's Bride

Author: Roz Lee

Series: Billionaire Brides Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Visiting the tiny town of Butte Plains, Texas to help out a friend, born and bred Yankee Scott Ramsey has no intention of falling in love, but it isn’t long before the wide open plains, and especially the meadows—Roseanne Meadows—stake a claim on his heart. The Lone Star state seems welcoming enough, but after the owner of The Yellow Rose Bed and Breakfast stole his heart, suddenly, for reasons he can’t understand, he’s relegated to carpetbagger status. What will it take to convince Roseanne his home is where his heart is?

 

Roseanne Meadows knew better than to fall in love with a Yankee carpetbagger, but it’s too late now. What’s done is done, and the sooner Scott Ramsey packs up his toys and goes home to his venomous family, the better. Faced with an unexpected life-altering situation, in true Texan style, the owner of The Yellow Rose B&B will do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means leaving the only place her heart has ever called home.

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

You’re back.”

I said I would be. You haven’t rented my room out to someone else have you?” Scott set his suitcase in the wide foyer of the B&B and smiled at the owner of the inn who wasn’t smiling back at him.

No. I haven’t, but maybe I should.”

He stood frozen, one hand on the handle of his luggage, the other in his pocket where he’d deposited his keys. What the hell had happened while he was gone? “What are you saying? You want me to leave?”

Roseanne glanced over her shoulder in the direction of the kitchen then back at him. “Keep your voice down. The whole world doesn’t need to know our business.”

Scott didn’t care who heard, but appearances meant a lot to Roseanne, so he lowered his voice to a near whisper. “What’s going on?” For the first time since he’d entered the house, he noticed she was wringing her hands—something she only did when she was nervous.

Did you think I wouldn’t find out?”

He cocked his head to one side. “Find out what?”

Your parents’ anniversary party?” She quit fidgeting and squared her shoulders. Her hands became small fists at her sides. “You know—the one you attended last night?”

Scott sighed and dropped his gaze to the floor. Shit. What could he say? I didn’t want to drag you into the mess that is my family? I didn’t want you to meet my parents? I didn’t want you to get hurt? All of them true, but obviously not what she wanted to hear, so he pulled out the only plausible explanation he could think of. “You were sick. I thought knowing what you were missing would make you feel even worse.”

Her face turned thunderous. “That’s bullshit, and you know it. You knew about the party long before I got sick. You could have told me anytime, but you didn’t because you didn’t want me to go with you. I’m not an idiot, Scott. I know I’m not in your league, but you could have been honest with me. I deserved that much.”

I wanted—”

She held her hand up. “Stop. Just stop. Don’t say another word. I have no right to be upset, but I am, which is on me. I let myself think there was more between us than there was. So, thanks for the reality check, and please find another place to stay as soon as possible.”

He should have told her about the party when he first heard about it. Roseanne was more than capable of holding her own in his parents’ world. A cold, hard truth settled over him. Yes, he’d been protecting her from the pointed barbs his family could throw, but he’d also been protecting himself. He didn’t want Roseanne to see the way his family treated him. Didn’t want her to know he was, if not exactly the black sheep, the one with the purple stripes—the one his family couldn’t understand. Had never made an effort to understand. He’d screwed up, big time. Worse, he had no idea how to fix it. “You can’t be serious.”

Her features hardened even more, and he got a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach. He’d said the wrong thing. As usual. “I’ve never been more serious in my life. You’ve got twenty-four hours. If you aren’t out by then, you’ll find your things waiting for you on the front porch. Is that clear?”

 

 

Meet the Author

 

 

 

 

USA Today Bestselling Author, Roz Lee is a displaced Texan who lives in New Jersey with her husband of almost four decades, and Bud, an overly large rescue dog who demands regular romps in the woods no matter how busy his parents are.

 

The mom of two daughters and grandma to the cutest baby boy ever, Roz collects Depression glass, and teacups with rose patterns. Her favorite food is Tex-Mex, and she’s never met a piece of chocolate she didn’t like.

When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. Warning—she brakes for antique stores!

 

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ON SALE 6/27: COMEBACK COWBOY (ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDERS) BY SARA RICHARDSON

 

 

 

 

Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #2)

 

 

COMEBACK COWBOY (ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDERS) BY SARA RICHARDSON

 

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A WOMAN NEVER FORGETS HER FIRST COWBOY . . .


As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She's finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn't felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.

Lucas Cortez doesn't plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he's tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He's already charmed his way into her daughter's heart, but he'll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she's hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . . .

 

 

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REVIEW:  COMEBACK COWBOY (ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDERS) BY SARA RICHARDSON

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:


 

Headshot_Sara Richardson

 

 

 

BIO:

 

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.

 

 

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HAPPY RELEASE WEEK: THE KNOCKED UP PLAN BY LAUREN BLAKELY

 

 

 

 

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a new and sexy romance…THE KNOCKED UP PLAN! A standalone romance told in dual POV, THE KNOCKED UP PLAN is about all of the fun, hotness, and heartfelt emotions that come when a single woman asks her gorgeous, jaded, sworn-to-be-single-forever good friend to get one particular job done. What happens next when he agrees to provide the bun for her oven are lots of hot sexy times and heartfelt moments.


 

 

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There are three little words most guys don't want to hear on the first date. Not those...I mean these... "knock me up."

 

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming -- and he's also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

 

I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three.

 

Right?

 

****
There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date -- "your place or mine?"

 

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place -- as well as any position -- I can't refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

 

There's no way I'll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

 

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The Knocked up PlanThe Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ms. Blakely never ceases to amaze me. Her talent continues to grow as she sets out to delight and entice her readers. Whether setting the stage for adventure, luring into danger or manipulating the heart and hormones, the name Blakely is synonymous with IRRESISTIBLE. The Knocked Up Plan has a reputation to live up to and it does so with the thrill of the chase and the heat of the attraction while delivering laughs that are punch line gold. I loved that she dreamed up two people that are more alike than most characters in romance. The commonalities far outweigh their differences but the battle still simmers with each look and conversation Ryder and Nicole exchange.



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EXCERPT

 

 

“How does it work?” I ask. “The whole donation process.”

She stabs a carrot slice, chews, and swallows. “Well, there’s this thing guys do when they’re horny. It’s called”—she glances furtively from side to side—“jacking off.”

“I’m well aware of how the protein shake is made. What I mean is, are we talking about one of those little rooms you go into?” I ask, since what man doesn’t have an image of a jerk-off chamber? “With magazines or porn or whatnot?”

“Yes, they schedule the donors for forty-minute sessions in them.”

“I’m more efficient than that, but that’s good to know.” I take another bite and chew. I set down the burger. “So, a nurse or orderly would escort me to a special room, and then I’d need to drop my
drawers and whack off. Into a cup, right?”

“A plastic sample cup. With a top,” she says, and I’m kind of amazed that she’s answering every question like a champ. No blushing, no stammering.

“What do they provide for entertainment? Laptops? Computers? Or is it old school with Playboy?”

“They provide pornographic material in printed form as well as video on a TV screen.”

“Awesome. So I just choke the chicken in a room with a ton of other dudes going at it in their own rooms, too. Hand a cup to the nurse. She seals up the goods. Then, what’s next?”

“They do tests on your swimmers.”

“They’ll pass. Then you come in, maybe the same day, maybe a few days later?”

“Same day. We’d have to time everything to my cycle and when I’m ovulating.”

“Fine, so they undress you, prop you up on an exam table, and stick a turkey baster into you?”

“You paint a lovely picture of the process.”

I hold up a hand, waving her off. “Wait. I’m not done. You’re in nothing but a hospital gown. The doc tells you to put your cute little feet in stirrups, and they stick that baster up inside what I am sure
is an absolutely gorgeous and heavenly home,” I say, because if she can complement my tadpoles, I can say something nice about the paradise between her legs. She mouths a thank you. “After the boys
make the upstream trip, they send you home.” I mime patting her on the rear and then sending her out the door.

“I think you’ve got the basic idea.”

“And after that?”

“That’s all,” she says. “That’s all I’d want you to do. I don’t expect or want any involvement. I’d have all the paperwork drawn up in advance saying there are no legal rights, responsibilities, or expectations of parenting, and no financial commitments required.”

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but that’s the clincher for me—the lack of involvement. If I’m ever going to raise a child, I’m damn well going to do it right. The whole nine yards, two parents, just like my mom and dad raised my brother, my sister, and me.

Nicole isn’t asking me to sign up for daddy duty, though. She doesn’t want me to help with diaper detail or midnight feedings.

She’s a friend asking for the help she needs so she can then do those things on her own.

And helping a friend seems like something I should consider.

Fine, she’s asking for a hell of a lot more than a dude to put together an IKEA TV stand, and those things are beyond Da Vinci Code-level cryptic. I’d like to see Robert Langdon decipher some IKEA assembly instructions. Good luck with that, Harvard symbologist.

I like Nicole. I respect the dickens out of this woman. I want to take her request as seriously as she’s asking it. “Can I have a few days to think about it?”

“Of course. Take all the time you need,” she says, then glances at an imaginary watch on her wrist. “It’s only my biological clock ticking.”

 

 

 

 


 

 

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"A refreshing take on the baby trope, The Knocked Up Plan is as sweet as it is naughty. Blakely not only balloons Nicole and Ryder’s incredibly powerful chemistry to new heights with their steamy love scenes, but she also infuses sweet emotion into every single one of their interactions."

 

- USA Today


 

“Wildly romantic! Incredibly sexy! Hilarious and sweet! The Knocked Up Plan HAD IT ALL! The PERFECT romance to kick your Summer into HIGH GEAR! Ryder and Nicole are Lauren Blakely's BEST CHARACTERS YET!”

 

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“The chemistry between Ryder and Nicole is COMBUSTIBLE!!! They are magic together.”

 

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About Lauren Blakely:

 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. 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 eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

 

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EXCERPT REVEAL: ROCK STAR (BAD BOY HOMECOMING) BY STACEY KENNEDY

 

 

 

ROCK STAR by Stacey Kennedy, one of the five books in the upcoming BAD BOY HOMECOMING series, releases June 27th, but we couldn't wait to share an excerpt! Get a sneak peek below and preorder your copy today!


 

 

About ROCK STAR


A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.

Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.

Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds himself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.

Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart. But Rae’s not that young girl who watched her high school sweetheart race off to become famous. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and realizes when a man needs her. She just has to decide if she should put the past on repeat, or walk away from it forever.

 

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Determined to find her, Travis moved farther into the crowd, just as his cell vibrated in his pocket. Knowing exactly who it’d be, and that he couldn’t ignore the call, he reached for his phone and then frowned at the text from his manager, Scott Price.

Awesome job. The video is already up on YouTube. Fans are loving it. The mask was a nice touch. Don’t miss your flight in the a.m.

Travis shifted the black masquerade mask around his eyes, and the muscles along his shoulders tightened with the reminder of the weight they carried; of the need for him to always be on point, and the fact that nothing, not even his high school reunion, was sacred anymore.

Life had changed dramatically since the last time Travis stepped foot in the conference center. But he didn’t want to think about the shit weighing on him, so he fired off a response—I’ll be on it—then tucked his cell phone back into his pocket.

He had tonight to fix everything that was wrong with his life, and he wouldn’t waste it.

In the eyes of his manager, Travis had come to the reunion to put on a show and to look real to his fans. But Travis hadn’t come for the publicity; he had come for one very good reason: to find his anchor—the woman who stopped his world from spinning wildly out of control.

Lately, in a sea of chaos, he’d finally stopped drowning and saw a way back to the happiness he once had. That happiness had started with Rae, and surely, she was his way to find himself again.

One touch. One taste. He wanted to remember what that happiness felt like.

Again, he searched the crowd, ignoring the way some men glowered at him, and some women batted their lashes. Rae. That’s whom he’d come here to see tonight. Only her.

The band behind him started playing another ballad, and that’s when he found her, staring right at him from across the room. She wore a sleek, black, strapless gown around her slender figure with matching long, black gloves.

His muscles surged with adrenaline, and he went to move toward her when a hard voice came from behind him.

“Karly wants you to play another song.”

Travis slowly glanced over his shoulder to find the biggest asshole in Catfish Creek High School history, Jason, a blond-haired, slender, one-time big shot. Rae was best friends with Kate, and Kate had loved—and later married and divorced—the dipshit behind him.

Times had changed.

Travis didn’t owe Jason anything now, and he certainly didn’t owe the reunion’s event planner, Karly, shit. “You can tell Karly that I told her I’d play one song, and that’s exactly what I did. Bother me again, and we’ll have a problem.”

Jason didn’t make a move or say a word in rebuttal. Once a coward, always a coward.

Refocused on the only person who mattered tonight, and pulled by the energy only Rae conjured, Travis stretched out his fingers, shedding his frustrations as he moved with purpose through the crowd. Her pretty, hazel eyes surrounded by dark makeup followed his every move, and she yanked him forward with a simple look.

 

 

 

 

 

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DROPOUT by Carrie Ann Ryan
TROUBLE by Avery Flynn
PROM QUEEN by Katee Robert
HONOR by Kennedy Layne


 

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USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy has written more than 30 romances, including titles in her wildly hot Club Sin, Dirty Little Secrets, and Filthy Dirty Love series. Her books are about real people with real-life problems, searching for that special thing we call love…in a very sexy way. When she’s not burning up the pages and setting e-readers ablaze, she’s living her happily ever after with her husband and two young children in southwestern Ontario. She’s a firm believer that wine, chocolate, and sinfully sexy books can cure all of life’s problems. To keep in touch with Stacey, get updates right to your inbox at staceykennedy.com/newsletter/.

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