Contemporary Romance

SEX, NOT LOVE by Vi Keeland

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My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

 

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Hot alpha males are a dependable favorite in romance novels and oh boy is Hunter one decadently hot alpha you’ll completely fall in love with!

With Sex, not Love, Vi Keeland authors a charming and touching novel with quick and witty banter, scorching sexy times, and exquisite angst. Oh! And swoon, let’s not forget the swoon. It follows Hunter Delucia, a charismatic and wealthy architect Californian, and Natalia Rossi, a divorcee and behavioral therapist from NY who has sworn off relationships.

I feel in love long before I was willing to accept what it was.

Being part of their respective best friends’ wedding party, Nat and Hunter meet during the wedding’s rehearsal dinner where sparks immediately fly and although it wasn’t her intention, Nat ends up in Hunter’s hotel room. But when he asks her for her phone number she “accidentally” gives him a wrong one. Almost a year later they see each other again at the birth of their friends’ daughter; and when he asks for her digits once more, she gives him her mother’s number.

Hunter is not a man to be trifled with. He takes a job in NY, charms the Rossi women and sneaks his way into Nat’s life. At least for the duration of his project during which time he proposes a no strings attached mutually satisfying fling. But what started as Sex, not Love turns into much more.

I just loved how Hunter pursued Nat in the most relentlessly charming, flirty, and dirty talking way. Even though neither wanted a relationship they were so right for each other that it was evident it was so much more than just sex right from the start. But both characters must confront their past traumas in order to look forward for a future together, at which point the angst ratchets up and I found myself frantically turning pages to get to my promised happy ending.

That last part isn’t actually accurate. I was cheering Hunter and Natalia on right from the start and flipping pages without pause. I fell in love with Hunter immediately. He’s more that sweet and charming, he’s observant, attentive and all around wonderful man and she’s equally caring and generous, but she’s no dupe.

I really enjoyed the way the story was told from both Nat and Hunter’s point of view, it wasn’t exactly alternating but it was well balanced and moved the story forward with seamless flow.

Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland is a standalone contemporary romance. It’s a sweet, sexy and swoony story that had me hooked and smiling widely from start to finish.

 

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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FIREBALL by Nazarea Andrews – Cover Reveal

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Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for FIREBALL by Nazarea Andrews. Fireball is an adult contemporary romance, standalone novel, and it kicks off the brand new River Street Bar series. It will be released on March 8!

 

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FIREBALL by Nazarea Andrews

A Standalone Contemporary Romance

(River Street Bar series, #1)

Coming March 8

 Blurb:

He’s infuriating…

Dempsey Jones has been a nuisance my entire life, the straight-laced Boy Scout grown up to be a firefighter, of all things. He was the one helping kittens out of trees and old ladies cross the road while I was lighting cherry bombs with my best friend in abandoned buildings, and now that we’re all grown up—even if my Dad doesn’t agree—he’s still just as annoying.

She’s impossible…

Taite Ridley has been a constant my whole life, the curly haired mischievous daughter of the police chief, charming and devious and alluring. She was wild in ways I never dared to be and too big for our little town. But she’s here, a small town cop, and I can’t avoid her, even if I wanted to.

And I don’t want to.

It’s like mixing fire and gasoline and when these two collide, someone is gonna get burned…

 

Excerpt:

I grew up in River City.

It’s a good place for a kid to grow up—small town enough that I could wander without causing much worry, as long as no one counted my father.

He counted himself, but I stopped a while ago.

But it’s small enough that there’s not enough crime that I couldn’t wander, and big enough that it didn’t bore even me to tears. It was this intoxicatingly perfect mix of small town and big city, where everyone knew everyone and we didn’t have to drive an hour to go to a mall or museum.

And I never wanted to leave it. River City was home. I wandered away for college, and promptly came back, and I loved it—it’s where every good memory I had was, a place I cared about with a ferocity that only a native could. It knew my secrets and my history and it kept both safe.

But right this second, as I stood on Mrs. Rudolph’s front yard in the sideways rain—she was perched on her covered porch with a cup of coffee clasped in her wrinkled hands—I was questioning literally every decision I’d ever made in my life.

“Ma’am, we checked your crawlspace last week.”

“That Harper checked it,” Mrs Rudolph says, dismissive as fuck and I hear a muffled snort behind me. My smile feels brittle as she smiles brightly at me. “But I know you’ll do a good job. You don’t mind, do you, Taite?”

And that’s why.

I love River City with all my heart, but I swear to god, becoming a cop in a city that watched me grow up was probably the worst idea I’d ever had.

And I’d had a long and illustrious career of bad ideas, as Daddy was very helpful to point out.

A choked noise came from behind me and I fixed my plastic smile a little bit wider before saying, “Gimme just one second, Mrs Rudolph, Officer Delgado and I need to talk.”

She nods agreeably and takes a sip of her damnable coffee and I turn to pin my partner with a glare.

Miguel doesn’t even have the good grace to try to hide his smile.

“Don’t look at me like that,” he says, smile wide and cheerful.

“It’s your turn to go crawling under houses.”

“How do you figure that?” he asks, attempting to school his expression.

“I went up the tree for the Foster girls’ kitten last week!”

“Didn’t Dempsey—”

I snarl and he very wisely shuts his mouth. His eyes are still a little too bright, though, and I kinda want to punch him. I do not stomp my foot. “You promised not to bring him up,” I snap.

“I know,” he gives me apologetic eyes. “I slipped, sorry.”

I glance back at the house, at Mrs Rudolph waiting anxiously.

“I have to go, don’t I?” I say, resigned.

Miguel nudges me with one shoulder. “If you don’t, we’ll be here next week. She’s not gonna believe any of us until you tell her there’s nothing down there.”

“But—”

This. This is the problem. I grew up here, the only daughter of the police chief, a fucking widower and somehow became the town mascot. Even when I want to be taken serious, it’s like all anyone sees is the knobby kneed, ratty haired fourteen year old running the streets with Miguel and getting into trouble.

I huff a curse and shrug out of my waterproofed jacket. The rain immediately starts biting into my uniform and I resign myself to spending the rest of my shift wet and muddy.

Maybe Miguel would let us swing by my apartment to change before we headed back to the station.

“I hate this,” I mutter and he nods.

But he doesn’t quite hide his grin as I drop to my knees and crawl under Mrs Rudolph’s damn house.

“I went to school for this. The fucking Academy. So I could crawl around in the mud looking for—fuck. Miguel, what the fuck am I even looking for?” I shout, my voice muffled.

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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories.

When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binge watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids.

N is a self-professed geek and enjoys spending her spare time lost in her favorite fandoms and can often be found babbling about them on social media.

She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

 

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GENTLEMAN NINE by Penelope Ward Cover Reveal

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We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward. Gentleman Nine releases on February 19th!

 

 

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

 

Growing up, the three of us were friends.

He was the nerd.

I was the playboy.

She was the beauty.

 

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

 

I went off to college, and he got the girl.

Amber never knew how I felt.

They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

 

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.

When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

 

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—the real me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

 

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.

When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

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Lost For You by Jayne Frost Blog Tour

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Today we have the blog tour for Jayne Frost’s LOST FOR YOU! Check out the tour and grab your copy today!

Title: LOST FOR YOU

Author: Jayne Frost

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About LOST FOR YOU:

I’ve been clean for years. But now my addiction has a face. Her face…

At eighteen, I stood at the precipice of stardom. I had the record deal. And the tour to back it up. But I succumbed to the pressure of that life. The dark side.

Now, I skate on the fringe. My brother is the genius guitarist for the band Caged, and I’m the one who helped make that happen. I’m happy to run my bars and my land development company.

Sure I am.

And then I meet her—Taryn Ayers—the music manager behind the three biggest bands in the country. She doesn’t know I’m Cam’s older brother. Or that I’ve got a secret that makes

her world and mine fundamentally incompatible.

Problem is, I want to know Taryn. I crave her as much as any drug.

But can I risk letting her know me?

 

Lost For You is a STAND ALONE New Adult Romance.

Intended for mature audiences due to hot as sin rockstars and the world they live in.

**Please note: This book contains instances of drug use.**

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Dirty Scoundrel by Jessica Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 starsLost For You is a welcome addition to Jayne Frost’s Missing From Me rockstar romance series.In this story Chase Noble, land developer mogul, bar owner, brother to famous guitarist and almost rock star himself gets addicted to music manager Taryn Ayers. Taryn knows Chase’s brother Cam because she’s looking to sign his band with her company, but she doesn’t know the connection between the two nor Chase’s musical past and the reason for his departure from it.

The more Chase seeks her out the more likely she’ll learn about his past but the attraction between the two is impossible to resist and not even the fact that Taryn’s first love and ex is set on getting her back or that she could find out about his surrender to the darker side of the rocker lifestyle will deter Chase. Can he avoid falling into dangerous old habits in order to pursue a happy ever after with Taryn?

“The girl was a craving. An all-consuming flame. For me, that was dangerous.”

Chase and Taryn had incredible chemistry right from the start and the sexiness in this story is completely undeniable, but it was the angst, rawness and drama of the story that felt very real and had me flipping page after page to see how it all worked out.

Frost’s writing and pace are excellent, the main characters are complex and the main characters all add to the story’s development and yes drama! The plot definitely had me absorbed with Chase, Taryn and Beckett’s love triangle, difficulties revolving around a friend’s sister and Chase’s past and the probable introduction a future book’s love triangle storyline. This may all sound a bit involved, but that’s the brilliance behind a book that’ll keep you wholly entertained.

Lost For You is book #4 of the Missing from Me series by Jayne Frost. It is standalone contemporary rock star romance. It’s a raw, real, angsty and sexy romance. Told from both points of view and has a happy ending.

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Cover Reveal the BEDROOM GAME SERIES by Piper Rayne

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Bedroom Games, an all-new romantic series of standalones from bestselling authors Piper Rayne is coming soon!

Series: Bedroom Games

Cover Reveal Date: January 15th

Release Dates:

Cold As Ice: January 29th

On Thin Ice: February 12th

Break the Ice: February 26th

Cold As Ice (Bedroom Games #1)

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Releasing: January 29th

It may be Winter Games, but the bedroom games are about to begin…

Competing in South Korea on the world stage is hard enough.

Having to spend the entire press tour beforehand with a woman who hates me?

Karma really is a bitch.

While she’s spent the last four years loathing me, I’ve spent them ignoring the guilt that gnaws at my stomach.

All Mia Salter cares about is that I’m her brother’s ex-best friend and it’s her duty to hate me. The funny thing is, I barely noticed her back when she was trying to keep up with us on the slopes. Now, as both of us prepare to go for gold, I’m seeing her in a whole different light—and it involves a whole lotta different positions.

No one said the path to the Olympics would be easy.

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A sexy SECOND CHANCE Romcom

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A sexy FRIENDS TO LOVERS Romcom

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We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!

All that, AND we thought it’d be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here’s hoping you do, too!

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SEX, NOT LOVE by VI Keeland

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My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

 

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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REVIEW: Lost For You by Jayne Frost

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lost For You is a welcome addition to Jayne Frost’s Missing From Me rockstar romance series.

In this story Chase Noble, land developer mogul, bar owner, brother to famous guitarist and almost rock star himself gets addicted to music manager Taryn Ayers. Taryn knows Chase’s brother Cam because she’s looking to sign his band with her company, but she doesn’t know the connection between the two nor Chase’s musical past and the reason for his departure from it.

The more Chase seeks her out the more likely she’ll learn about his past but the attraction between the two is impossible to resist and not even the fact that Taryn’s first love and ex is set on getting her back or that she could find out about his surrender to the darker side of the rocker lifestyle will deter Chase. Can he avoid falling into dangerous old habits in order to pursue a happy ever after with Taryn?

“The girl was a craving. An all-consuming flame. For me, that was dangerous.”

Chase and Taryn had incredible chemistry right from the start and the sexiness in this story is completely undeniable, but it was the angst, rawness and drama of the story that felt very real and had me flipping page after page to see how it all worked out.

Frost’s writing and pace are excellent, the main characters are complex and the main characters all add to the story’s development and yes drama! The plot definitely had me absorbed with Chase, Taryn and Beckett’s love triangle, difficulties revolving around a friend’s sister and Chase’s past and the probable introduction a future book’s love triangle storyline. This may all sound a bit involved, but that’s the brilliance behind a book that’ll keep you wholly entertained.

Lost For You is book #4 of the Missing from Me series by Jayne Frost. It is standalone contemporary rock star romance. It’s a raw, real, angsty and sexy romance. Told from both points of view and has a happy ending.

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