Contemporary Romance

Jay Crownover’s RESPECT – Review and Excerpt Tour

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover, comes the next title in her The Breaking Point romantic suspense series, RESPECT. Don’t miss the amazing tour below, and order your copy today!

 

 

About RESPECT:

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.

Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own.

He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient.

He warned her over and over that he wasn’t the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she’d given her heart so completely to both.

She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins.

Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind. She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return.

While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn’t feel like surrender… but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It’s a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite.

She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She’d much rather go out and build her own.

 

 

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EXCERPT

~Booker~

I didn’t lie.

I had waited for her long enough.

She crossed her arms over her chest and I noticed how much she had changed in the four years she’d been gone.

She still had the long-legged, lean look that always brought to mind Taylor Swift. Something I’d overheard others say, so assumed was accurate. She was taller than when I last stood face to face with her, and her hair was longer now. It fell in long, platinum waves to her mid-back. And her face had narrowed, losing some of the youthful roundness that always made her appear so soft and innocent. Her multi-hued eyes were still alight with life and defiance. They were the only feature setting her apart from any other coed on campus. Anyone paying attention to those eyes would see this girl was so much older and wiser than her paltry twenty-two years.

At the moment, those amazing eyes were practically glowing with inner fire as she glared at me, clearly not as interested in this reunion as I was. It was on the tip of my tongue to tell her everything, but I couldn’t—I wouldn’t do that to her. Girls like Karsen believed in heroes and happily ever afters. I refused to be the one to take her optimism away from her. She didn’t need to know that people who shined so brightly in her world weren’t stars that lit up the night sky, but rather falling stars on their way to burning out before they crashed into Earth, just like the rest of us.

“You’ve been waiting for me?” Her voice was sharp as she bit out a laugh so bitter and broken I could feel the edges of it against my skin. “Waited for me to do what, Booker? Grow up? Wake up? Waited for me to forget?” She sucked in a breath and put a shaking hand to the center of her chest. “Because hell will freeze over before that happens. I never wanted to see you again. I never went back because I never, ever wanted to see you again. Surely you had to realize that. You need to leave. I don’t want you anywhere near me.” Her hands moved in front of her as if she was subconsciously trying to ward me off.

I was a bad guy. But I’d never hurt her…at least, not physically. I wasn’t any kind of threat to her, regardless of the way I approached her unannounced.

I knew if I had simply knocked on her door she wouldn’t have answered.

Her words sliced through me and her defensive actions nearly brought me to my knees. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy, but I couldn’t stay away anymore. I had to see her, even if it was the last time. I didn’t care if coming after her was signing my death warrant. I didn’t care that she was still too good for me, too innocent and sweet. I wasn’t worried I made her hate me. I was used to people feeling that way about me. She was the only one who had ever loved me. Which was why watching her walk away had almost killed me.

 

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Jay Crownover’s RESPECT – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

August 8th

A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile – Excerpt

Between The Lines – Excerpt

CompulsivamenteLiterária – Excerpt

Karin’s Dark Side I’ll post mostly on Instagram – Excerpt

Marta Likes to Read – Review & Excerpt

NallaReads – Review & Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt

Reviews by Tammy and Kim (Rachel and Jay) – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Southern Book Blog – Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Excerpt

Tara’s Book Blog – Excerpt

The Book Maven –Review & Excerpt

We Like Them Dark Book blog – Review & Excerpt

August 9th

Ali’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

BJ’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly dirty book blog – Excerpt

I Heart Romance & YA – Excerpt

Kiss and Tell Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Love Book Triangle – Review & Excerpt

Morning Books and Coffee – Excerpt

Readings & Sweets – Excerpt

Rochelle’s Reviews – Excerpt

Sister Sister Book Blog – Excerpt

Three chicks and their books – Excerpt

Travels N Reads – Excerpt

August 10th

AnniDiNuvole – Review & Excerpt

Becky on Books – Excerpt

Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt

Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt

Canadian Book Addict – Excerpt

Fanlovesbooks – Excerpt

Grownupfangirl – Review & Excerpt

Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt

Liz’s Reading Life – Excerpt

Omgkaciereads – Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Summer’s Smexy Book Reviews – Excerpt

The Reading Faery – Excerpt

August 11th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

Blog of Books – Excerpt

Book Freak – Excerpt

Declarations of a Fangirl – Excerpt

Greyland Reviews – Excerpt

Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

Movies, Shows, & Books – Excerpt

Onceupon_a_bookdream – Review & Excerpt

Quesarasera Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Spellbound Stories – Excerpt

Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Excerpt

August 12th

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Desperately Seeking HEA’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Francoise’s Reading Corner – Excerpt

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – Excerpt

My Girlfriend’s Couch – Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

Soly’s books – Review & Excerpt

The Lovely Teacher Addictions – Excerpt

Theory of A Dreamer Book Blog – Excerpt

August 13th

A Woman & Her Books – Excerpt

Book Addict – Excerpt

Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Excerpt

Heartbeats Between Words – Excerpt

Kitty Kats Crazy About Books – Excerpt

LifeofSavy – Excerpt

My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt

Reading and funny – Review & Excerpt

Sultry Sirens Book Blog – Excerpt

The bookworms obsession – Review & Excerpt

Two Books in a Shelf – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews – Excerpt

August 14th

An Asian Chick & Her Cat Walk into a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt

Books 4 Girls – Excerpt

Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Julalicious Book Paradise – Excerpt

Le Journal de Cacahuète – Excerpt

My Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

Mybookcraze – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Mom Story Time – Excerpt

Rachel Loren’s Love of Reading – Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Excerpt

Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

The Phantom Paragrapher – Excerpt

Verna Loves Books – Excerpt

August 15th

A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

Book Haven Book Blog – Excerpt

Book Lovers Hangout – Excerpt

Chatterbooks book blog – Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt

Love Notes Book Blog – Excerpt

Milky way of books – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Reading, Willing & Able – Review & Excerpt

TjLovesToRead – Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt

Socially awkward book nerd – Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

Total Book Geek – Excerpt

August 16th

A crazy vermonters boom reviews – Review & Excerpt

Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt

Book Lovers Reviews and Recommendations – Excerpt

Books 2 Blog – Excerpt

Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt

Curvy and Nerdy – Excerpt

Late Night Reading – Review & Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Excerpt

Obsessive Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Relentless Romance – Excerpt

The Escapist Book Blog – Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Excerpt

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – Review & Excerpt

August 17th

Bobo’s Book Bank – Excerpt

Books and Things Blog – Excerpt

Bookgasms Book Blog –Review & Excerpt

ClaryNathanWill – Excerpt

From the TBR Pile – Excerpt

Millsy Loves Books – Excerpt

NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

NotasLiterárias – Excerpt

RentasticReads – Review & Excerpt

Resch Reads & Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt

Totally Bex – Review & Excerpt

 

 

About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

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Contemporary Romance

THE LEFT SIDE OF PERFECT & THE RIGHT SIDE OF FOREVER BY MEGHAN QUINN – COVER REVEAL

 

The Left Side Of Perfect – Release Day – August 30

For better or for worse,’til death do us part . . .

The better captured me; she’s who stole my heart.

And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.

The worse of her took my breath away–kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.

When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again.

The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.

The third?

I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.

But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse–even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away.

I’m getting married.

This is forever, ’til death do us part.

 

 

 

 

The Right Side Of Forever – Release Day August 31

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish . . .

It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally.

To give them your heart.

So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?

She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me . . . I need to let her go.

 

 

 

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Contemporary Romance, review, Excerpt

Blog Tour DR. STRANGE BEARD by Penny Reid

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Dr. Strange Beard, an all-new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is available NOW!

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Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.

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Review

With the Winston Brothers series, Penny Reid has created a fascinating group of family and friends, each book and couple adding to the appeal and uniqueness of series.

Dr. Strange Beard is a sweet, sexy and touching addition to the series this time following Roscoe –the attractive veterinarian with a prodigious memory and the youngest Winston brother. Roscoe has spent the last ten years avoiding the woman who broke his heart for fear of making additional painful memories of her, but it’s impossible to do when she pops up wherever he goes.

Simone Payton is back in town for a reason. She needs Roscoe’s help, but she’d also like some answers as to why her former best friend decided to ghost her. When the two start to spend time together, buried feelings that never really faded start to surface and secrets are harder to hide, but will the truth help bring them together or drive an unsurpassable wedge between them?

There are many reasons pick up a Penny Reid book. I’ve done reviews with lists, but I’ll be brief this time around. In general they are original, well thought out (love those epigraphs) and researched, sweet, swoony and emotive. The characters are unique and charming. The plot develops a great pace in which bits of suspense and lots of family hijinks are interweaved.

The Winston family are a funny, quirky, loving group of supporting characters, some more prominent than others, all beloved and fabulous in their own right, but ultimately, Roscoe and Simone take center stage as a couple who are easy to cheer for and I was lost in their angsty, sweet and heartwarming romance.

Dr. Strange Beard is book #5 in the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid. It is a standalone full length contemporary romance that made me smile, laugh and swoon. A brilliant add to a wonderful series. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.

Excerpt:

“Simone, this is not one of our adventures from when we were kids. This is not finding Blithe Tanner’s cat. These men are murderers, drug dealers, thieves.”

“I know.” Boy oh boy, did I know. I didn’t want to be here anymore than he did. I was frightened. Yet allowing Roscoe to be taken on his own hadn’t been an option. “I can handle myself, and I can provide backup for you, if you need it.”

Roscoe gripped my shoulders. “Nothing can happen to you, do you understand?” His words were emphatic, his gaze disoriented, desolate, frantic. “If anything happens to you, I’ll . . .” He swallowed, apparently unable to finish the sentence.

My heart twisted to see him like this. I wished there were some way to show him what I could do, what I was capable of, so he would stop seeing me as a liability.

Well, why can’t you?

“Huh.”

Now there was a thought.

Stepping out of his grip, I walked backward to the other side of the room and took a deep breath. “Okay. Come at me.”

He blinked. “What?”

“I want you to come at me.”

“Simone,” he seethed.

“Come at me, bro.” I did that little movement with my fingers, my palm turned upwards. “Come at me or I’ll start singing again.”

“I’m not doing this.”

“Fine.”Frustrating. “I’ll come at you.”

He stood there, features set, looking raw.

Moving quickly forward, staying light on my feet, I faked right and then went left, hooking him behind the back of his leg, catching his arm to twist behind his back, and sending him to the ground—face-first—with a thud.

I winced as he grunted, my knee at the base of his spine, his arm restrained behind his back. “Sorry! But you wouldn’t listen to me.” Leaning forward, I whispered in his ear, “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”

Roscoe’s back and shoulders rose and fell with an expansive breath, like he was about to respond, but in the next moment he’d spun his legs to the right, leveraged my knee on his back to throw me off-balance, and slipped his wrist from my hold.

In my defense, my grip had been lax as I was purposefully trying not to injure him.

The next thing I knew, Roscoe had me pinned to the ground, air knocked out of me, him hovering above, and my gun digging into my ribs beneath my shirt. He’d been careful to subdue my legs, likely so he wouldn’t end up with a bruised ballsack.

His stare more probing than angry—which I took as a good sign—he said, “I didn’t teach you that. Where’d you learn that?”

Even though I was still coughing, I smiled and rasped, “Since college, take judo.”

He nodded faintly, his eyes moving between mine, looking concerned. “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”

“No.” Endeavoring to catch my breath, I said, “I took it easy on you because I didn’t want to hurt you either, but I’m an asset, not a liability.”

“You’re definitely an asset.” Roscoe frowned, his gaze dropping to my mouth. “And a distraction,” he said, his voice rough.

“I’m a distraction?” I asked, my words still breathy.

I bucked, but he held me fast.

“Yes. . .” His stare turned inward. “You are most definitely a distraction.”

Even though I’d had plenty of time to recover and we’d been holding still for close to a minute, I was still breathing hard. This might have been because of my lingering irritation. Or, maybe it was because the length of Roscoe’s lean body was lying on mine. He held my hands on either side of my head, our faces even, his mouth just inches away.

Was it insane that I hoped he kissed me?

Yes?

No?

Let’s go with no.

He gave me his eyes again and I saw something there, a battle. He looked undecided, at war with himself, straining against something I couldn’t see.

“Roscoe?” I whispered.

Roscoe closed his eyes, and I thought he was going to let me go, but in the next second his lips descended, capturing my mouth in a tender kiss.

I moaned.

I kissed him back.

That’s what one does when Roscoe Winston kisses one. Moan and kiss. Repeat. Because not doing so would be a travesty.

His hold on my hands slacked, his fingers seeking and threading with mine. He settled his hips between my legs, his form relaxing. The weight of him was different now, warmer somehow. At least I felt warm. I also felt cherished as his tongue sought mine, again tenderly, stroking, causing my abdomen to twist and tighten into delicious knots.

He broke the kiss and a protest died on my lips as his mouth trailed down my jaw to the sensitive skin of my neck, sucking, licking, savoring me. What had felt warm and cherishing heated, and my hips tilted reflexively as he nibbled on my ear, cradling his rapidly growing erection.

We both gasped as his hips rocked in an answering yet inelegant movement. It felt perfect and essential in the moment.

“Oh God.” His hot breath spilled against my jaw, a ragged sigh. “What are we doing?”

“I don’t know, but don’t stop.”

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Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Contemporary Romance

Bishop by Sawyer Bennett release day

Bishop: An Arizona Vengeance Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: August 14, 2018

Synopsis:

Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.

Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.

But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.

Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.

Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .

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Review

Sawyer Bennett launches her Arizona Vengeance hockey series with Bishop, a hot, funny and earnest goal.

Bishop Scott has just been transferred to the new NHL expansion team. It’s a fresh start in a new city, with new teammates and even a brand spanking new team jet. He’s also eager to check out the local hotties and the hottest one of all wants to have fun, with him.

The night was sizzling but no phone numbers were exchanged until more sparks fly when he bumps into her at his place of work. It must have been fate. That is until Bishop’s boss barges in and demands to know what he has his hands all over his daughter. Surprise! But things really get really interesting when Brooke introduces him as his fiancé. They can go along with the charade for a bit and then break things off, right? Or will their fake dating turn into more?

With Bishop and Brooke, Bennett provides two witty and charming characters. Bishop is a super hot hero with a body only athletes such as hockey players posses, but it was his caring nature that made him so appealing. He was determined to win on the ice and with his thoughtful and hidden soft side, he was able to win at love too. Brooke only ever saw Bishop the man, not the star. She’s independent and equally kind hearted. They’re perfect for each other.

The book starts with scorching chemistry and in true Bennett fashion the bedroom scenes are outstandingly sexy, but the story is layered with the deep bond that grows between Bishop and Brooke. While I started in need of a cold glass of water because of the heat, the last chapters made my heart singing with swoony romantic gestures, with a whole lot of hockey excitement in between.

Bishop is about a one-night stand that became more, taking me on a fun, sexy and heartfelt journey. In which we not only get to enjoy the romance between hero and heroine, we’re introduced to an entire new group of hockey players who we’ll get know more of in upcoming installments. Hockey romance and Sawyer Bennett fans alike are sure to enjoy it!

Bishop is book #1 of the Arizona Vengeance series by Sawyer Bennett. It is told from both points of view with a happy ending.

About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Contemporary Romance

Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway release day

We’re celebrating the release of Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway! Don’t forget to one-click today!

Title: Fauxmance
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Book Description:
In this era of social media, we all pretend.
We pretend to be prettier, happier, more confident versions of ourselves, but not Ellen Grant. She takes it to a whole other level and pretends to be someone else entirely. Adopting the persona of a woman far more interesting is the only way she can break free of the socially awkward, romantically inept girl she really is.And it’s all going swimmingly until she catches the eye of a man at her local coffee shop. Julian Fairchild has been noticing her for a while and he’s fascinated. Little does he know, the woman he thinks he’s obsessed with is a fake.It’s not long before the jig is up, and Julian discovers Ellen’s true identity. However, he has a proposition. If she really wants to pretend, he can introduce her to a world where she can be anyone she wants. Ellen is intrigued by the prospect, and, blind to the nature of Julian’s profession as a male escort, closes her eyes and lets him lead the way.

Can Ellen keep her feelings in check while discovering a new world of thrills and excitement? And will Julian let it show that he isn’t entertaining Ellen purely out of the goodness of his heart?

Fauxmance is a standalone contemporary romance featuring characters first seen in L.H. Cosway’s Showmance.

L.H. Cosway’s Fauxmance offers a unique story in which you can escape one page at a time.

When going out in public and interacting with people is virtually impossible, Ellen Grant decides to become someone else. Donning a completely fake persona opposite to her painfully shy personality, including a wig and outrageous sexcapades, she catches the attention of Julian Fairchild, “Freelance Alternative Therapist.” In other words, male escort.Being the observant man that he is though, Julian soon discovers Ellen’s secret or at least one of them, and offers to introduce her to an even more exciting world where she can pretend to be anyone. There’s nothing fake about the bond that develop between them. Will they admit to their true feelings amidst all the other revelations in the lives?

I tend to wax poetic when it comes to my favorite authors and even so, I feel like I don’t do them justice. With Fauxmance, L.H. pens another original and interesting story in which I was caught not only in an unexpected plot but also fully invested in Julian and Ellen. I enjoyed every part of their relationship, it developed organically and felt right. I had the most fun while they got to know each other, had to fan myself when their friendship became more and experienced all the feels throughout.

“One day a woman will come along when you least expect her, and she’ll wash away everything that came beforehand.”

I loved Julian. He’s one of my favorite characters of all times. Even though he had a troubled past, he was beautiful inside and out. I adored how considerate, patient, unjudging he was. There was so much depth to him and I loved how his incredible allure, magnetism and appeal came from within. Ellen was smart and understanding and perfect for Julian. She was interesting and I enjoyed how she came out of her shell with Julian’s help.

Cosway incorporates Damon and Rose, the main characters from Showmance, seamlessly making them both support characters and important to the main plot. I wanted to spend so much more time with this warm and friend group of characters. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Fauxmance is book #2 of the Showmance series by L.H. Cosway.. It is a standalone contemporary romance. Fauxmance is more than an original escape, it is a sexy and heartwarming look at the power of love. Told from both points of view with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger.

About the author:

L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

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Lauren Blakely’s UNBREAK MY HEART – Release Day Launch

A romance that will break your heart and stitch it back together again…

Every now and then a romance comes along that defies expectations. Get lost and found in UNBREAK MY HEART–the brand-new second chance romance from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely!

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Experience all the feels in this unforgettable, second chance, standalone romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

I didn’t break her heart, and she didn’t break mine — we broke each other’s.

I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she’s returned . . . but I’m not the guy I was before.

Beautiful, kind, and loving, she’s the same — my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night.

There’s so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I’m sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more.

She says she’ll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it.

That’s the chance I have to take.

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“A beautiful, deeply affecting and unforgettable romance.” – USA Today’s Happily Ever After

Unbreak My Heart is easily the best book I’ve read this year. I know I can count on Lauren Blakely when it comes to unforgettable reads, but this one punched me in the heart and the soul. And I’ve never loved her writing more.” – Becca at Little Red Reading Hood

“A MUST READ and TOP 2018 ROMANCE! Broken meets beautiful in Unbreak My Heart, Lauren Blakely’s best book yet! This is one STUNNING SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE.” – Karen at Bookalicious Babes Blog

REVIEW

With “Unbreak My Heart” Lauren Blakely produces a painfully raw and emotional tale about a man trying to cope with the grief of losing his best friend and brother.

After Andrew’s brother dies, he is left having to deal not just with the pain that accompanies such an event but also with all his brother’s affairs such is their law firm and properties. Even though he feels alone, he has a host of people trying to help him including Holland, the woman he loved and lost three years ago when she went to Japan to finish her studies. But now she’s back for a short time, can she help him put his life and himself back together or were they doomed from the start?

Right off the bat we are presented with a broken, beaten Andrew who is devastated and lost. The only bright light in his life is Holland, the woman he never stopped loving but couldn’t be with because of geography. With her help, he’s not only able to embrace hope, he’s able to piece his life back together and determine what he wants out of life.

Unbreak My Heart is different from the rest of the Lauren Blakely books I’ve read which are typically full of witty humor and delicious chemistry. I was thrown for a loop when from the getgo we meet this shattered man without a purpose. Of course I sympathize for him but I could never connect with him nor the romance that is interwoven into his journey of self discovery.

Unbreak My Heart is a second chance standalone contemporary romance by Lauren Blakely. It is told from both points of view with a happy ending.

EXCERPT

~Andrew~

She inches her hand across the counter just a little bit closer, and that hand, I want to grab it and hold on. I glance at our fingers, so close all it would take is one of us giving an inch.

Give. Take. Come. Stay.

I can feel the warmth from her hand. One stretch for us to reconnect, so I wait. Wait for her to put her hands on my face and press her lips against mine and kiss me like it’s been killing her not to.

But I can’t wait.

I break first, saying her name in a lonely, desperate rasp. “Holland.”

“Andrew.” Her voice is a whisper.

“Go with me,” I blurt out.

She blinks. “What?”

I shake my head.

Leaving the kitchen, I stalk to the living room, pacing like I can sort out what to do if I get just a few feet away from her.

She’s right behind me, her hand on my arm. “Say it again.”

I swivel around, and with her blue eyes on mine, her body close, I break to pieces. With her, my heart beats too fast, my blood pumps too quickly. I have no will to tell her to stop being so near to me but not near enough to make everything better.

“Say what again?” I ask, as if I’ve forgotten.

“Ask me,” she presses.

And she wins. She fucking wins. “Go with me. Come with me.”

She squeezes my arm. “Is that what you want?’

I cup her cheeks. She gasps. I’ve shocked her. Let’s shock her some more.

Her lips part, and she whispers my name. “Andrew.”

It’s like the stars are glowing. Like the sky is blazing at night. “You know what I want.”

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal 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 95 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Contemporary Romance

Release Day Blitz: NOT SO NICE GUY by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s newest romantic comedy, NOT SO NICE GUY, is available TODAY! Get your hands on it now!

About NOT SO NICE GUY

“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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Review

R.S. Grey’s vibrancy shines through as she puts her unique spin on the friends to lovers trope in “No So Nice Guy.” A story about two teachers who met while starting to work at the same school a few years back but because of a series of unfortunate miscommunications end up repressing their true feelings for one another but becoming best friends.

“Ian and I became friends three and a half years ago, close to 1300 days if some loser out there was keeping count.”

Sam has spent fantasizing about her incredibly attractive co-worker and best friend Ian for the past three years. But it’s not that bad, they’re so in synch with one another – they have a Blue Apron subscription together and have West Wing Wednesday – everyone thinks they’re actually dating until a new teacher asks about their relationship and she’s forced to clarify that they are in fact “just friends.” Chaos ensues. All the single teachers are now after Ian or Sam or both!

Ian has had to hide his very big feelings for Sam for what feels like forever. And now he has to endure watching the male teachers woo her with Valentine’s Day teddy bears and roses? No way! It’s time for him to ditch his nice guy veneer, sabotage everyone else and pave the way for his own seduction of his best friend. He’s sensed her attraction to him, but what if she’s not on board with wanting more?

“Everyone at school wants you,” she whispers, eyes wide. “You’re mine, and you don’t even know it. I’ve never told you.”

Grey pens a delightfully addicting novel with the perfect blend of sexual tension, hilariousness, witty banter and endearing romance.

Ian and Sam are both loveable characters who are a perfect match. He’s the witty, cool and collected sexy guy to her crazy over the top dramatic effervescence. They both burst off the pages with irresistible liveliness.

The book has numerous elements to like and fall in love with, but a significant amount of the novel’s enjoyment comes from Grey’s humor and inventive one-liners that kept me with a perma-smile throughout the story.

“I’ll have the moral high road while he explores each of my immoral low roads.”

Not So Nice Guy is a full length contemporary romance by R.S. Grey. It is a standalone friends to lovers rom-com, told from both points of view with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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