Review – Defenseless Hearts (Tender Hearts #2) by Meagan Brandy

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Defenseless Hearts by Meagan Brandy
Series: Tender Hearts #2
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

He’s the persistent playboy who refuses to walk away. I’m the impassive new girl with nothing left to give.

Things are about to get complicated…

After months of refusing, I finally agreed to make the move to Alrick Falls. My family thought it was best – that a new scene would be good for me – and I was sick of having the same conversation.

So here I am, and the plan is simple. Smile through each day and avoid her at all costs.

It’s perfect.

Until the cocky quarterback comes into play.

The last thing I want is his crooked grin and dark brown eyes focused on me.

Yet here he is, constantly in my space, pushing me, daring me to care. Telling me what I think and feel, as if he knows.

He doesn’t know anything. And I plan to keep it that way.

Review

When I discovered that Defenseless Hearts was going to be Parker’s story I was super excited because my heart was captivated by this HERO in Fumbled Hearts. He is the kind of leading man that reader can’t help but instantly connect with. His character is strong, confident, and oh so freaking sexy that no woman, real or fictional, could possibly resist him! Meagan Brandy sure knows how to write swoon-worthy leading men that will capture a reader whole body, heart and soul!

As much as I loved Lolli and Nate’s emotionally captivating story in Fumbled Hearts, nothing could compare to Parker and Kenra’s raw and beautifully emotional love story in Defenseless Hearts. Their story is one that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them in a tailspin of emotions until the very end. The intensely real emotion will make it impossible for a reader to put down…

My heart still aches deeply for Parker and Kenra days after finishing their story and it has taken me days to try and express my thoughts because I know that no words could possibly do this story justice. So I will leave you with this…be prepared to experience ALL THE FEELS! Trust me because this story is chockfull of them, some you will embrace while others you will want to lock and throw the key away. This story will change you forever and it will be the best change of your life. Meagan Brandy you did an incredible job with this story and I cannot wait to read whatever you come up with next!

Make sure to one-click Defenseless Hearts today and discover that happily ever after is worth the FIGHT!

AURORA

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About Meagan Brandy

Meagan is a candy crazed, jukebox junkie who tends to speak in lyrics. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Starbucks is her best friend and words are her sanity.

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Review – If You Say So by Teagan Hunter

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If You Say So by Teagan Hunter
Genres: New Adult, M/M Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Blake and I weren’t always together. But, to be fair, we weren’t always not together either.

It began innocently. We were friends, nothing more.

Then two years ago, everything changed.

I noticed his stares. He noticed mine.

We weren’t just friends anymore—we were a whole hell of a lot more than that.

And that’s how we remained, blissfully in love and ready to conquer anything that stood in our way.

Except for ourselves.

Review

Teagan Hunter let me just begin by tell you that you made my day…my week…my year…when you announced that we were FINALLY getting the boyfriend’s story! I have absolutely adored these two ever since first meeting them in We Are the Stars back when I read Carsen and Elliot’s epic love story.

Let me just say that this was certainly NOT the story I was originally expecting, but oh my freaking goodness did I LOVE every second of it! The sexual tension could have been cut with a knife. If You Say So was an addictively hot and sweet romance about two young men who needed to find their way back to one another. Nate and Blake’s story will make you a little emotional and pull on every single one of your heartstrings because these two are the absolute meaning of true love!

AURORA

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About Teagan Hunter

By day I’m a freelance cover designer. By every other free moment, a writer. I’m a Missouri raised gal, but I currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband where I spend my days begging him for a cat. I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.

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Review – Firsts by C.L. Matthews

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Firsts by C.L. Matthews
Series: Firsts & Lasts Duet #1
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

She’s forbidden.
Too young, too pure, and not mine.
I’ll break all the rules to be with her.
She belongs to me, even if she doesn’t know it yet.

He’s taboo.
Too old, too experienced, and my stepfather.
I’ll cross every line to be with him.
He’s not mine, and never will be.

It’s not about the danger of what’s forbidden,
it’s about the pleasure we get from it.

All consequences be damned.

Review

The moment that I heard about this story I jumped at the chance to read it because it seems that I have been in a forbidden romance mood lately and I am absolutely loving every freaking moment of it. Let me just say that this book was no exception and I quickly found myself captivated by Silas and Leia’s intensely addictive attraction. My heart bled for these two and I was in a trance throughout the entire story.

Firsts by C.L. Matthews is one of those stories that you cannot help but LOVE and HATE all at the same time. I loved it because the writing was unbelievable beautiful and the characters spoke to me, but in another sense I hated it for that freaking epic cliffhanger. Yes I have been known to love cliffhangers in the past for the intense angst that I feel anticipating what will help next, but lately I have been rethinking that stance. My heart is still racing over this story and I cannot even fathom what state it will be in after I finally get to read Lasts in a few weeks. I seriously want to fast-forward to the next book now…if you don’t believe me just check out below what I was thinking just seconds after finishing!
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OMG…NO…YOU…CAN…NOT…LEAVE…US…HANGING…LIKE…THIS! I cannot wait for the next book in the duet. GIVE IT TO ME NOW! I mean RIGHT NOW!!!

AURORA

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About C.L. Matthews

C.L. Matthews resides in Utah, the state with the best snow on earth. She is not a fan of the snow but loves her state just the same. She is known for her swag business and creative pieces. C.L. Matthews is a swag maker, book nerd, and new author, it isn’t an easy task but she wants to succeed in many things. Her hobbies consist of crafting, drinking coffee until she can’t consume any more, and reading until she falls asleep with books in her lap. C.L. Matthews is married to her childhood best friend, she got her happily ever after.

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Review – Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen

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Bane by L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Bane

Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.

Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.

Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.

Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse Carter

Hot as hell, cold as ice.

I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.

She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.

She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.

More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.

Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.

Review

FANGIRL DOWN…I REPEAT FANGIRL DOWN!

The moment that this little beauty right here dropped onto my kindle I wanted to abandon all of my adult responsibilities and dive head first deep into the darkness known as Bane, but I pushed through and was rewarded with a story so intense that I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry (in the best possible way…of course) more times than I can can’t throughout the course of this book!

L.J. Shen is hands down one of my all-time favorite authors and if you haven’t read anything from her yet then you are missing out on some extraordinary reads because oh my freaking goodness this lady right here writes the best HotHoles around. She has FOREVER ruined me for all other book boyfriends, and maybe even real men…oh gosh I think I may need to lower my expectations because there is no way any man could ever compare to the ones she writes in her books.

HOWEVER…as much as I wholeheartedly adore her men, I think that it was her leading lady aka Jesse Carter who stole the show and completely captivated my heart during this story. Although Bane might have snuck in and carved out a little spot for himself in my heart as well, but then again how could he have not?! This book couple right here might just be my favorite of 2018 so far. I mean how could they not be when the princess saves herself in this fairytale…

I 🖤 Bane + Jesse! With so many freaking obstacles standing in their way, they shouldn’t have ended up together…and yet they couldn’t be more perfect for one another. Together they bring each other out of the darkness and into the light. Their love is unconventional and one of a kind. It burns hot and isn’t afraid to burn down what ever stands in the way…

L.J. Shen thank you so much for writing this addictively captivating story and putting some of your other books on hold because after reading Scandalous I knew I wanted…no I NEEDED Bane’s story and Jesse was his perfect match!

AURORA

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Review – Piece of Work by Staci Hart

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Piece of Work by Staci Hart
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Marble isn’t the only thing that’s hard at this museum.

His body is as chiseled as Adonis. His lips are as sculpted as David. And his ego is the size of the Guggenheim.

You know the type—wolfish smile and the gravity of a black hole. The kind of man who sucks all the air from the room the second he enters it. My cocky boss thinks this internship was wasted on me, and he doesn’t hesitate to let me know.

But he’s wrong, and I’m going to prove it to him. If I can stay away from his devil lips, that is. Lips that cut me down and kiss me in the same breath, leaving me certain he’s on a mission to ruin my life.

And maybe my heart.

Review

Piece of Work by Staci Hart is a sexy, steamy, hilarious and emotionally captivating romantic comedy that will have readers falling in love with the author’s addictively real writing style, if it hasn’t happened to you already. This author captivates my heart each and every time I pick up one of her stories and this one was no exception.

Staci Hart is another one of those rare QUEENS of ROMCOMS that readers flock to when they are in need of a good laugh! This lady right here will always be one of my favorite go to readers when it comes to romantic comedy because she knows how to successfully write this incredibly captivating genre. Her books are unique and unlike any other book on the market today!

I am going to keep this short because this is one of those stories that needs to be embraced, experienced and loved firsthand. Court and Rin might be my favorite Staci Hart couple yet…and trust me when I say that I have loved them all equally for different reasons, but none can quite compare to these two! This story fascinated every fiber of my being and I cannot believe how fast I devoured it, the words spoke to me and I couldn’t put it down until I reached the very end. These two captured me in an unexpected way and I freaking LOVED every second of it!

Readers make sure to one-click Piece of Work right this second and fall in love with Court and Rin today!

AURORA

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About Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Review – Filthy Gods (American Gods #0.5) by R. Scarlett

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Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett
Series: American Gods #0.5
Genres: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Prelude in the American Gods series.

Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.

And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.

As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other.

Deadly opponents, deadlier minds.

I’d sworn I’d never give him the upper hand, until…

The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?

He just discovered it…and now he has all the power.

Review

The extraordinarily talented R. Scarlett shows her readers another side to her writing style in her first contemporary romance, Filthy Gods, the prelude into her highly anticipated American Gods series.

This book right here is…OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS…this book is just EVERYTHING! You know one of those books that will consume you whole body, heart and soul. The kind of book that will stay with you FOREVER and one that you will immediately recommend to fellow book lovers. Filthy Gods is hands down one of my ALL-TIME favorite reads and one that I will certainly never forget! The moment I finished I wanted to immediately go back and read it all over again because it is just one of those kind of stories that you don’t want to let go… My only complaint I have is that I didn’t want to let these two go!

I have no doubt in mind that every single book in the AMERICAN GODS series is going to captivate my heart because R. Scarlett’s beautifully poetic words left breathless… Juliette and Nathaniel’s addictively consuming chemistry burned bright and for all to see (even if they thought they did a good job at hiding it). I instantly loved both of them and my goodness these two sure know how to emotionally grip a readers heart…

So excited for this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on each and every one of these AMERICAN GODS! This series is going to be breathtakingly real and my heart is going to go into overdrive! Strongly recommend pick up your copy of Filthy Gods RIGHT NOW!

AURORA

About R. Scarlett

Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she’s not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.

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Cover Reveal – The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise

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The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2018

Synopsis

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Todaybestselling author Tia Louise are back with an all-new romantic comedy filled with Southern sass and steamy scenes that will have you laughing out loud and fanning yourself. Pour the sweet tea and get ready…

“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”

As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.

A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run—until he disappears without a trace.

Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.

I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.

What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!

You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.

With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.

But my roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and possible love—apart.

When push comes to shove, is Jax really The Right Stud or is he just another nail in the coffin of love?

Giveaway

ENTER HERE for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card + a signed mystery paperback!

About the Authors

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves.

Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women—and who sometimes you just want to slap.

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