Release Blitz & Review – Playing to Win by Karen Frances

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Playing to Win by Karen Frances
Series: A Beautiful Game #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Fletcher Adams, international football star, finally seems to have made the changes in his life that he desperately needed. The past is firmly behind him, where it belongs. He’s settled back in Scotland and enjoying his football career more than ever. Now, he’s focused on Playing to Win, and not just any end of season trophy. No, the trophy he wants more than anything is Jessica.

Jessica Taylor, once again, has to rebuild her life after her ex-boyfriend attacked her, and deal with the aftermath of his death. Her focus is on regaining her strength and determination, and with help and support from Fletcher, she’s certain to find light at the end of a dark tunnel.

Not everything goes to plan for the young couple, and it’s not long before Jessica thinks it’s a bad idea to make plans for the future. After all, the last plans she had for her life were cruelly snatched away. Fletcher has to prove to Jessica that he has changed from his wild days as a player off the field. Is love going to be enough to keep them together, or will they allow the past to come between them?

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Review

I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…

I am so happy that I didn’t have tor wait to read this book, especially after that epic cliffhanger at the end of the first book! When I initially signed up for this ARC I had no clue that this book was part of a series, but luckily I received a copy of both books. Where do I begin? I think the most important part to note about this story is that it is not a standalone series, you need to read the first book in the Beautiful Game series before diving into this one. Trust me when I say if you don’t you will have a difficult understanding certain aspects of the story that were revealed in book 1.

Another thing about this amazing story that I must note is that the author (Karen Frances) know how to develop her characters in a way that they stay with you long after you finish the story. Honestly, there is so much that I want to say about this book and yet I’m lost for words because I don’t believe that they will do this book justice. I have say that I absolutely adored the chemistry that radiating off of the pages between Jess and Fletcher. Oh boy do these two have chemistry. Originally when I started reading this series I planned to read the first book one day and then the second book another day, but as soon as I reached the cliffhanger at the end I couldn’t wait and I immediately dived into the second one. I think that this series took me about four (may five) hours to finish because I literally couldn’t put it down. Nothing was left untouched and the book ended perfectly! I cannot wait to check out what else this author has to offer in the near future!

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Giveaway

ENTER HERE for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

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About Karen Frances

Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.

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Release Blitz & Review – I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan

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I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

“Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.

Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.

She’s my employee.

I want him.

I can’t resist her.

Review

I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…

I’m going to start by saying that I devoured this book in only a few short hours. I’ve been a fan of Kaylee Ryan’s for quite some time and this story blew beyond every expectation I had going into it. This amazingly sensational read is told in alternating POVs and I adored every moment of this story! The fact that we got the chance to see both sides of the story from both of the main characters was perhaps my most favorite part of the whole book since you don’t have to second guess what the other one is thinking because you get to read it firsthand.

Kaylee Ryan has an absolutely extraordinary way with words and she knows how to capture a readers attention after only a few pages. This story was beautiful, intensive, steamy and a sexy read. The main characters, Crew and Berklee (oh how much I adore when authors use unique names) light a fire deep inside my heart and instantly captured my undivided attention. Oh how I loved, loved, loved this story and yet I’m lost for words because there is just so much I want to say but I can’t let it out without giving the entire storyline away. So all I can really say is that this book will put you in a trance and you will not, I repeat you will not be able to put it down, which means that I advise you to clear your schedule for an entire day so that you can really embrace Crew and Berklee’s undeniable romance!

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About Kaylee Ryan

Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Release Blitz & Review – F*ck Boy by Michelle McLoughney

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F*ck Boy by Michelle McLoughney
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

The Fuck Boy

Ridge Franklin is 20, tan, shirtless and presently clipping my hedges. Did I mention built like a brick sh*thouse, hot as Hades and a total f*ck boy?  If I had a soul left, I’d sell it to feel his rough hands on me.  I can’t stop thinking about him, but Ridge is off limits to a woman like me. He’s too young, too terrifying and too intense. Ridge makes me feel things, things I’ve never felt before. Dirty things.

The Trophy

Ava Hartman is 35, beautiful, a rich old man’s trophy wife, and currently sipping her third mimosa before 11am.  I see her watching me, from the window of her gilded cage, I feel the energy between us. Long legs, innocent brown eyes and with a body built for sin, I want her more than I’ve ever wanted anything. I know her secret, and I’m willing to use it in order to get what I want. Her, and her hot lush body, underneath mine. Again, and again and again.

I want her. I need her. I’m going to take her. In every way possible.

F*ck Boy is a filthy little story with a HEA…

Review

I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…

This is my very first Michelle McLoughney novel and I have to say that I would certainly read another book from this author in the future. F*ck Boy is a hot and steamy read that you will quickly devour in one sitting. Although this is a relatively short read, I could feel the intensity radiating off of these two main characters from the very beginning to the end. A short story surrounding a forbidden romance between an unlikely pair that quickly turns into something more… I also thought that the author did an extraordinary job packing in a lot of emotion and love into a few short chapters. Ava and Ridge certainly got my heart racing and it was a good story!

If you’re looking for something quick to read that will give you the HEA you’ve always wanted, then I strongly recommend picking up a copy of F*ck Boy by Michelle McLoughney!

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Giveaway

ENTER HERE for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

About Michelle McLoughney

Michelle McLoughney is an Irish author and child prodigy. That’s a lie. As a child she pretended she was a prodigy, and also that her father was Ming the Merciless. Thus, a career in fiction was born, or, lying for a living. Whatever. Michelle writes books that have hot men and kick ass heroines. Also, books that have hot women and kick ass women. There’s a theme running here somewhere! Probably that hot kickass women should rule the world. Michelle likes cake and pie. In fact she has never met a cake that she didn’t like, first world problems. Please connect with Michelle in any way you’d like. She’s a Facebook regular and appreciates the feedback. And cake. Send cake.

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Release Blitz & Review – Seat 2A by Dela

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Seat 2A by Dela
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating. 

Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a neck pillow before his flight, Kendal bumps into Jessie Evans. Kendal is in a hurry. Kendal does not stop to help her. Kendal forgot his neck pillow and the plane is about to leave and hey—who could travel without a neck pillow?

Charmed by Jessie’s beauty, and watching her board his very plane, Kendal takes a whim and changes his seat to one he hopes would be next to her. Jessie ignores Kendal’s attempt to be chatty but when their connecting flight gets canceled overnight, the pair has a chance to make a real connection.

Seven years later, Jessie bumps into Kendal in the produce aisle of a Portland grocery store. No neck pillow is involved, except there is a beautiful little girl who looks just like him. Fate has given them another shot but will Kendal’s whims keep them apart?

Review

I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…

So I have to admit that this story started off slow (painfully slow at times), but in a way I think it works for this book. I was immediately drawn into the premise of the story and the idea of a second chance romance that never really had a chance the first time around. Jessie Evans (or Brooke Evans – if you’ve read this book you’ll completely understand) and Kendal Vargas are a unique pair who couldn’t be more different (at least in my opinion).

This story is told in alternating point-of-views, which is perhaps my absolute favorite kind of perspective to read because you get to see both sides of the story. You never wonder what the other one is thinking and you’re able to see firsthand two sides of a story. In this book the readers have an opportunity to see (aka read) these two characters falling in love and how a connection can form suddenly and stay with a person for years. I think that the author took an interesting approach with this story and while some things worked, other parts seemed too forced, which in turn tool away some of the enjoyment of their story. However, there were many scenes in which I absolutely adored!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this story to book lovers looking for a slow burning read that will have them second guessing past encounters with mysterious characters!

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Giveaway

ENTER HERE for the chance to win a signed paperback of Seat 2A!

About Dela

Dela is the author of newly released SEAT 2A, a Contemporary Romance about two strangers having a second chance at fate. She’s also written THE 52NDsaga, a paranormal romance for young adults centered on the bloody Aztec tradition of human sacrifice. The sequel, BEYOND THE NEON SHORE, will release Summer 2017.

You’ll most often find her in gym clothes, taking pictures of books in the desert, or eating peppermint patties writing her next book. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and one exceptionally fat Chihuahua. Her website is www.delaauthor.com.

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Book Review – Holding (Playmaker Duet #2) by Mignon Mykel

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Holding by Mignon Mykel
Series: Playmaker Duet #2
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Sports
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon B&N / Kobo / iBooks

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Synopsis

Sometimes holding on, impedes moving on.

First comes love, then comes marriage…
But before the ceremony could start, Porter’s world was knocked off it’s axis.
He fought for years to break down Asher’s walls, to see past her ghosts…but some ghosts may be too hard to fight.

Asher knew better than to believe she could keep her past in the past,
Keep the filth of who she was, from touching the Prescott family.
But as badly as she wants to keep Porter away
…she needs his family more.

What you see is what you get…
And even the most astute eyes can’t see the biggest ghost.

But sometimes holding on is the only choice you have.

*Note: This is book two in a duet. Book one, Altercation, MUST be read prior to Holding.

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Review

I generously received this BETA copy from the author in exchange for an honest review… 

Holding is the perfect conclusion to Asher and Porter’s tragically beautiful duet…

I am so very fortunate to be a BETA reader for this extraordinarily talented women! The first story that I ever read (devoured) from her was Interference (Caleb and Sydney) when I signed up through IndieSagePR for the chance to read and review it back in late July/early August 2016. Truth be told I almost didn’t sign up for the blog tour because I had just gotten back into blogging and I was a little apprehensive to signup, but am I glad that I did! Not only has she become one of my favorite authors, but now I am a supporter of all things Mignon! This women is too modest for her own good and she refuses to accept how talented she really is (but don’t worry because Melissa P and I are making sure to let her know everyday)!

Anyways back to my review…

I have been wanting to write this review for quite sometime (practically from the moment that I finished the last sentence) but with the chance of “accidentally” sharing spoilers from Altercation, the first story in the Playmaker Duet, I have forced myself to wait…until now because hello waiting is so overrated you know. So…here I am attempting to write a SPOILER FREE review because I am so impatient when it comes to sharing my thoughts about an amazing and I do mean AMAZING book!

Holding begins shortly after the events (from the cliffhanger at the end of) Altercation and wow what a great way to pick this story back up. If you loved the adventure in the first part of the duet, then you are going to adore what happens next. Asher and Porter are a one-of-a-kind couple that will melt your heart and have you in tears after just a few pages. Did I forget to mention that this book will have you UGLY CRYING more. Yep, that is right. Mignon Mykel’s words will give you all the feels and her characters will stick with you from the beginning to the end.

Okay… That is all I am going to say for now (I may update my review closer to the release day or shortly after) because if I keep this up I am going to spoil something and then I will have some angry readers on my ass for spoiling something major…

Again, I must thank Mignon Mykel for entrusting in me another extraordinary BETA read! I pledge to still be reading her stories when I am old and gray. You lady will always have my support throughout your entire career. Wait…does that make me a stalker? Oh well, I am officially Mignon Mykel’s NUMBER 1 STALKER and PROUD of it!

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About Mignon Mykel

Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O’Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.

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Release Blitz & Review – Say It Again by S. Moose

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Say It Again by S. Moose
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

People always leave. 

After graduating from college, Cameron Pratt’s spending the summer with her best friend, Grace Shea. There’s only one problem. Her brother, Jacob, will be there too.

Jacob Shea. Only one word describes him. Douchebag. 

His touch doesn’t make her body tremble.

His eyes don’t see her heart.

He’s nothing to her and she wants nothing to do with him. 

When Jacob finds out Cameron’s in town, he’s doing everything he can to win back her trust and make her see how good they’ll be together. 

Will Jacob be able to open Cameron’s eyes, or will the walls around her heart be too high and unbreakable?

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Review

I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…

Can I just begin by saying that this was a beautifully captivating and well written second chance romance… This is nowhere near my first S. Moose novel, but it is perhaps the best one yet! I quickly devoured this beautiful story in only a matter of hours (stayed up way to late and almost overslept this morning) because the moment I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. S. Moose is an amazingly talented author who manages to capture my heart in a new way every single time I start a new story from her. From the very beginning this book had my heart soaring in anticipation for this extraordinarily original couple.

Cameron and Jake couldn’t be more different and yet that is what makes this story work. These two had my mind going a million miles an hour just to keep up with them and I loved every minute of it. Since there isn’t really much I can say without giving away the entire story (or summarizing the synopsis), I will leave you with this – If you are looking for a book filled with adult angst and a sweet second chance romance, then this is the book for you!

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Giveaway

ENTER HERE for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback of Say It Again!

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About S. Moose

S. Moose is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of new adult romance. She writes emotional and romantic stories that will make you swoon, cry, yell, laugh, and love.

She is living her own happily ever after with a man who loves her with his whole heart. She is a proud mother to their beautiful son, and adorable puppy. 

When she is not writing you can find her hanging out with her family, and friends, getting lost in romantic books, and indulging on Starbuck lattes. 

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Blog Tour & Review: The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman

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The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

Synopsis

Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.

Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live.

Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.

But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself.

And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her.

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Review

I generously received this ARC from IndieSagePR in exchange for an honest review…

The Heartbeat Hypothesis is about two lost souls becoming one in this story of adventure and the journey of learning how to love someone even through the hurt.

What a breathtakingly captivating debut novel from the beautifully talented Lindsey Frydman! For the moment that I picked up this story, I couldn’t put it down and I quickly devoured it in less than three hours. This book captured by full attention and made my heart flutter from the very beginning to the very end.

There is literally a million things that could be said about this book, but nothing I could say would ever be able to justify just how extraordinary of a read it was. From the cover to the perfectly original characters, this story is everything. What a perfectly unique tale about two young hearts discovering what the true meaning of love is all about. Audra and Jake show book lovers just how strong of a bond two people can have. I strongly recommend picking up a copy of this amazing story today!

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Excerpt

I started to inch back, but his hands pressed against my hips, urging me to stay. Our mouths collided, and the air between us hummed electric. This kiss was slower than our first. Different somehow. My pulse jumped, a brightness flashed behind my eyes, and my beloved treehouse fell away. Everything fell away. It was just me and Jake. His lips and mine. And for a moment, while his tongue explored my mouth and his fingers grazed my lower back, my pain ceased to matter. Nothing mattered aside from the warmth buzzing through my veins, and the quick beating of my heart.

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About Lindsey Frydman

Lindsey has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as inspiration (and not much else). When she’s not crafting YA and NA stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway she’ll ever get.) Lindsey was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.

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