Monday, January 21, 2019

Hosed by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente *~*~*~*~* Release Boost & Review




Title: Hosed
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: January 15, 2019



Blurb

The world's sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door…

He's bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame retardant coveralls.

He's also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school.

I want to move in next door to Ryan O'Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister's sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

Yeah, I'm the world's oldest virgin code-writing nerd. 

And he's the world's hottest firefighter. 

And even though he intimidates the heck out of me, I can't seem to control my libido when he's around.

Where is my dignity? My self-respect? My panties?

Seriously…. Have you seen them? Anyone?

Maybe they're hiding in his bedroom. With my heart.

Yeah, I know. I'm hosed.  

So hosed.

Hosed is a steamy, fun romantic comedy between a firefighter and the virgin nerd next door, complete with a pet raccoon, scandalous gossip, and dildo football. (No, really.) This romance has no cheating or cliffhangers, and ends with a banging hot happily ever after.


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Review

I Heart Books Reviews

Hosed by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente 
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fires, Dildos, and a pet raccoon, Oh My!

This is the most hilarious, stop reading to laugh out loud book I've read this year! Granted it is still early, but I would even say in the last year!!! It has a great cast of unusual characters: sexy fireman with a pet raccoon, sleazy ex husband who likes sheep too much, shy computer programmer turned sex toy factory operator, and so many more!!! I hope you enjoy this and laugh as much as I did! In addition to the humor there is also steamy sex scenes and a mystery to solve. And now a bit about the story...

Cassie's sister needed a break from life and asked her to come run her sex toy factory for her. Being the good person she is Cassie readily agreed. Even though she is extremely shy, oh and still a virgin. She's trying her best to get used to her new environment. Ryan is the hot fireman who slows up to the first fire. She remembers him from her high school crush. And here she is riding to work late on her sister's bicycle, complete with dildo handle bars! She can't stop blushing! Later after an encounter with a raccoon, George Clooney, wearing anal beads and chewing on penis suckers she learns Ryan is her neighbor. The three join forces to find the person sabotaging the factory.

Favorite passages:
- “I don’t think dildos have life goals, but I see your point.” 
- If any of the town prudes hear that we’re spreading Satan’s sex juice all over innocent children’s sno-cones, we’ll get investigated by the health department.
- I’m a code squirrel who lurks in my cozy den until my portion of the project is complete before emerging to troubleshoot with the other squirrels.
- Fear never got me anywhere I want to be.
- “I’ll never be Team Sex Toy Factory, but I’m Team Cassie,”
- She inches toward me. “Are your humans safe?” “Of course. I trained them myself.” I puff out my chest. “They’ve had all their shots and they’re so docile, I even let them sleep in my bed with me.”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.


Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.



Lili Valente

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.




Thursday, January 17, 2019

Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~* Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

 

Temptation never tasted so good…

What do you get when you mix a long-simmering attraction, a dangerous secret, and a swoony hero who will sweep you off your feet? BIRTHDAY SUIT—a delicious standalone forbidden romance from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely that you’re guaranteed to love! Get your copy of BIRTHDAY SUIT now!


 


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There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: no matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do not—under any circumstances—fall in love with your best friend’s woman. Yeah. So there’s that. Look, it’s not like I didn’t know I screwed up by falling for her. Also, for the record, unrequited love sucks big time. And, I might have cut myself some slack by now, given everything that went down in the last few years, but Lulu just walked back into my life in a big way. ***

There are three things I've never been able to resist—my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He's been a true friend—a friend who walked through hell and back with me. Now, I'm stepping into my new future. I didn't expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City. With Leo. Suddenly, I'm looking at this man with new eyes... But my life spun out because of a man once before, and I can’t risk my fresh start, no matter what the temptation. And Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety. More irresistibly delicious than chocolate...

 

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"A cast of TWELVE narrators work together to deliver an unforgettable performance!"

—Yvette at Nose Stuck In a Book

"The best audiobook of 2019! Blakely has set the bar with this audio production."

—Joc, The Audio Flow Bookin Around Town

   


I Heart Books Reviews

Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

He's HOT in and out of his suits! But she's the only one cooking in only a chef coat!!!

Romance full of trivia and puzzles. Based mostly in New York City with characters working in the food industry. Take your time reading the brain teasers and try to solve them while you fall in love with the Heavenly team. And now a bit about the story...

Leo met Lulu first, but his best friend asked her out first. Which started the almost decade long love triangle, kind of. Lulu didn't know, but her eventual husband (said best friend) even knows. Now that they are both back in town and single things are hearing up. He's falling for her all over again and she's falling for him for the first time! Hopefully that won't be a problem... Maybe a naked chocolate fountain??

Favorite passages:
- Regret is a waste of time.
- Don’t get a tattoo that’s longer than your dick.
- “As I like to say, I never put anything in my mouth that I’ll regret later.”
- “How about those foot gloves with the rubber-covered toes?”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.


ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS TODAY!

 

"This touching tale kept me invested from start to finish. It made me feel many things, sad, happy, hopeful and... hungry. I also enjoyed the colorful support characters and hope I'll be getting to know some of them better in a future book."

~ Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog

 

"Once again I am left dazzled by Ms. Blakely's words. Birthday Suit is a top notch romance loaded with sweetness, sexiness and heartwarming feels!! Nobody does romance quite like she does, her witty words and uniquely crafted characters are incomparable!"

~ Misty at Reds Romance Reviews

   


EXCERPT


~LEO~
Let’s get one thing out of the way real fast. Regret is a waste of time. I don’t believe in it—never have, never will. I try to live my life without that useless emotion.
You know those articles where the journalist asks old people what they would have done differently, and they list all sorts of stuff—be a better friend, call your mom, tell the woman you love her? You don’t want to be that person.
There’s a simple way to avoid it.
Do the good shit now.
Say yes to that crazy job offer, ask out the girl who’s out of your league, climb the mountain and kiss the sky.
You’ll thank yourself later.
But the flip side of that kind of life is this: you need some rules. A few basic guidelines to follow to navigate the potholes.
Over the years I’ve assembled my top picks. Some from experience, some from listening to others.
Allow me to share my hard-won wisdom.
1.     If you have to sniff the food in your fridge to decide if you can eat it, just toss it. You’ll be glad you did tomorrow.
2.     You can tell everything you need to know about a person by how he or she treats the waiter.
3.     Turn down that last tequila shot. Trust me on this one.
4.     If your woman sends you to the store to pick up something, get that something, not another version you think is better. Her version is always the right one.
5.     You can’t put your foot in your mouth if it’s closed.
6.     No dude ever gets in trouble while cleaning the kitchen.
7.     Don’t live to work; work to live.
8.     If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
9.     Don’t get a tattoo that’s longer than your dick.
10.  Men should never wear black jeans.
That’s my list and I’m sticking to it. Those mantras have served me well. They’ve made me the man I am today—successful, wise, and satisfied.
There’s one more though. An addendum, if you will. The postscript you need to achieve a life well-lived. This ought to be so damn easy that no one makes this mistake.
Gather close.
Write it down.
Follow this one to the motherfucking letter.
No matter what, don’t fall in love with your best friend’s girl.
Too bad that ship sailed long ago for me.




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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs -- she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she's lucky, she'll soon have six 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 100 times, and she's sold more than 3 million books. In January she'll release BIRTHDAY SUIT, in March BEST LAID PLANS and in April THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hosed by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente *~*~*~*~* Release Day Launch & Review




Title: Hosed
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: January 15, 2019



Blurb

The world's sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door…

He's bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame retardant coveralls.

He's also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school.

I want to move in next door to Ryan O'Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister's sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

Yeah, I'm the world's oldest virgin code-writing nerd. 

And he's the world's hottest firefighter. 

And even though he intimidates the heck out of me, I can't seem to control my libido when he's around.

Where is my dignity? My self-respect? My panties?

Seriously…. Have you seen them? Anyone?

Maybe they're hiding in his bedroom. With my heart.

Yeah, I know. I'm hosed.  

So hosed.

Hosed is a steamy, fun romantic comedy between a firefighter and the virgin nerd next door, complete with a pet raccoon, scandalous gossip, and dildo football. (No, really.) This romance has no cheating or cliffhangers, and ends with a banging hot happily ever after.


ADD TO GOODREADS




Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS
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Review

I Heart Books Reviews

Hosed by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente 
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fires, Dildos, and a pet raccoon, Oh My!

This is the most hilarious, stop reading to laugh out loud book I've read this year! Granted it is still early, but I would even say in the last year!!! It has a great cast of unusual characters: sexy fireman with a pet raccoon, sleazy ex husband who likes sheep too much, shy computer programmer turned sex toy factory operator, and so many more!!! I hope you enjoy this and laugh as much as I did! In addition to the humor there is also steamy sex scenes and a mystery to solve. And now a bit about the story...

Cassie's sister needed a break from life and asked her to come run her sex toy factory for her. Being the good person she is Cassie readily agreed. Even though she is extremely shy, oh and still a virgin. She's trying her best to get used to her new environment. Ryan is the hot fireman who slows up to the first fire. She remembers him from her high school crush. And here she is riding to work late on her sister's bicycle, complete with dildo handle bars! She can't stop blushing! Later after an encounter with a raccoon, George Clooney, wearing anal beads and chewing on penis suckers she learns Ryan is her neighbor. The three join forces to find the person sabotaging the factory.

Favorite passages:
- “I don’t think dildos have life goals, but I see your point.” 
- If any of the town prudes hear that we’re spreading Satan’s sex juice all over innocent children’s sno-cones, we’ll get investigated by the health department.
- I’m a code squirrel who lurks in my cozy den until my portion of the project is complete before emerging to troubleshoot with the other squirrels.
- Fear never got me anywhere I want to be.
- “I’ll never be Team Sex Toy Factory, but I’m Team Cassie,”
- She inches toward me. “Are your humans safe?” “Of course. I trained them myself.” I puff out my chest. “They’ve had all their shots and they’re so docile, I even let them sleep in my bed with me.”

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.





Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.



Lili Valente

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ruthless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #3) by Maya Hughes *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Review






Title: Ruthless King
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 10, 2019



Blurb

My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart...

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again.

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…







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Review

I Heart Books Review 

Ruthless Kings (Kings of Rittenhouse #3) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Everything is not always as it seems...

Book three in the Rittenhouse Kings saga, though you can read this standalone and not be lost. If you started from the beginning like I did you had a teaser from the start about Emmett and Avery. And now finally we get the full truth. Strong characters enjoying a last summer together after college graduation, at least for most. And now a bit about the story...

Pro hockey player Emmett and sister, acting as single mom, Avery were high school sweethearts until the big misunderstanding. Only problem is all their friends are friends. So they have to see each other or be left out. It's been four years of avoiding each other and now they are thrown together for a week at the beach house. They will burn the place down for sure, only question is will it be from love or hate?

Favorite passages:
- And then what? I’d be on the outside looking in, a ninth wheel with a new spare at my side every few months.
- “Were you all listening the whole time?” I could feel the scarlet creep along my cheeks. “I mean, not so much listening as unable to shut out the outrageously loud pounding for hours on end.” 

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.


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I Heart Books Review 

Kings of Rittenhouse (Kings of Rittenhouse #0.5) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

All the kings horses and all the kings men...

An explosive start to Shameless King, seeing what their high school selves were like. Many characters to keep track of, but the main starts shine thru. And now a bit about the story...

Our characters are still a bit of a mystery. We know they don't have the charmed life the other thinks they have. However we don't know the full story. High strung, former sister who used to have it all battles with preppy hockey player who never has had it.

Favorite passage: It was like a museum had been taken over by a frat party.



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I Heart Books Review 

Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


What a difference 4 years makes!!


Be sure to read the free prequel, Kings of Rittenhouse, first. The Kings are back this time as seniors in college.  Mostly based in Philadelphia the story follows the high school jock raised by a single mom and the smarty pants ice queen who has never recovered from her brother's death.  The story flows before your eyes like a movie.  Excited for the others Kings in the series to come out!  And now a bit about the story...

Declan has one more year of school, then he can graduate and join the pros.  Just two things stand in the way 1) his intimidating sperm donor and 2) surprising news that he failed sophomore seminar.  Mak has just got more bad news, her dad has a terminal diagnosis.  She packs up from Standard and heads home, only to end up as the second senior in sophomore seminar.  When they are forced to work together the sparks fly.  Can he focus to get back on the ice? Can she chill and learn to live?

Favorite passages:
 - “What? Making out? It’s something people do, Mak. Please tell me you’re not still a virgin.” She snapped my butt with a kitchen towel. “Mom!” I yelped with my eyes wide.
 - Pop music played in the background , and glasses clinked behind the bar. She would hate trying to study in this place. She loved her den of solitude back in the library where it was so quiet you could hear a mouse fart.
 - “You’re the most prepared and capable person I know. I’m sure you’re already weeks ahead in everything you have to get done.”
 - “Yeah, there’s a certain someone who’s about to know exactly how it feels to have a size ten skate shoved right up their ass.”
 - “There are these things people tell sometimes and they’re called jokes. You might have missed the memo.”
 - When the hell were those two ever going to just hash it out? Fight. Fuck and forgive. Probably never, but this wasn’t the time to get wrapped up in their drama.
 - Seems to me that you probably need to talk it out.” Why does he have to be so infuriatingly right so much of the time?
 - He was the monkey wrench in the order of my life. 

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.



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I Heart Books Review 

Reckless Kings (Kings of Rittenhouse #2) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Protective King, even it is kills him...

The Kings are back for the final season, at least for most of them.  While you can read this story standalone and not be lost, if you want to join the team from the beginning I would start with Kings of Rittenhouse.  This story will have you laughing, crying, swooning, and groaning.   And now a bit about the story... 

After fall semester exams and a surprise letter in the mail, Kara needs to blow off some steam.  But she waited to long to make plans and her friends are already on the train to the city.  Never one to not go for it, she heads to the local bar by herself.  Heath and the other Kings are all back together again and taking up half the bar.  While his friends seems to think he is a player, he spends more time on the ice and with his plants that playing the field.  But when his eyes connect with Kara as she walks in, he knows she is different.  After a couple awesome nights they can't keep their hands off each other.  Until Heath has to switch his schedule and then Kara becomes his teacher.  How will the two handle this forbidden relationship?  If they are caught he could be disqualified from playing and it could haunt her career as a teacher the rest of her days.

Favorite Passages:
 - Don’t wait for other people to do your own thing; go for it, even if it was all alone.
 - “Life has a way of blindsiding you when you least expect it.”
 - If you care about someone, you protect them.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.






Author Bio

Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.


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