Thursday, May 23, 2019

Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

 

INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely 
Release Date: September 3rd Cover Designer: Helen Williams
 


     


PRE-ORDER TODAY! ✦Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/InstantKindle ✦Apple Books ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleInstant ✦Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboInstant ✦Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookInstant ✦Google Play ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleInstant ✦Paperback ➜ https://amzn.to/2VZ98Ks
Audiobook preorder coming in late July Sign up here to receive an alert for it: http://www.subscribepage.com/LaurenAudio)
The cast for this full-cast audiobook will be announced on May 24th! Stay tuned!


   


Blurb: Snagging a date? Not a problem. But one that meets my special requirements?
As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” she needs to be A-Plus in reliability. Fortunately, I have a brilliant solution in asking my best friend’s sister to go on my arm. Truly is my good friend, too, and I trust her completely.
Just look how discreet she’s been about the time we spent the night together. But, it was only once, and it was months ago. We’ve been the souls of restraint ever since. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo. Probably.
Plus, she needs my help with a business proposal. A little I’ll-scratch-your-back-you-scratch-mine doesn’t have to lead to the bedroom, right?
Good thing we know our way around the friend zone. The treacherous, torturous all-too-easy to slide out of friend zone…
Instant Gratification is told from the hero's POV, so if you loved Big Rock, Mister O, or Full Package, you’ll devour this new standalone rom-com!


   


About the Author: A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that'ssweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. 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 June she'll release SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/


     


   

Baby Yours (Hunter & Lennon #2) by Kennedy Fox *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Series Review








The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. 
We had our entire future mapped out. 
Careers, marriage, kids—in that order. 
Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all. 

As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt.  

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…


**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**











I Heart Books Reviews


Baby Yours (Hunter & Lennon #2) by Kennedy Fox
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Guilt can be so hard to overcome...

Note: Spoilers for Book #1 in this review...

Hunter and Lennon are back in the off limits, second chance, surprise baby romance.  You will be frustrated and just beg them to tell each other the truth, to heck with what others thought.  But often times we worry way too much about what others think of us.  And now a bit about the story... 

When we left them last, they were about to share their "marriage" with her parents.  And then Jenna showed up on their doorstep pregnant.  But off they went to Utah, to keep Lennon's virtues in place.  But can these two can only "fake it" until it becomes too real.  Will they give in? 

Favorite passage: “Your imperfections are what make you perfect.  Your vulnerability makes you human.

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











I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten. 


But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

But then the unthinkable happens... 
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life... 


I Heart Books Reviews


Baby Mine (Hunter & Lennon #1) by Kennedy Fox
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

He's decided it has to be hate at second sight!

First in the Hunter and Lennon duet.  There is love, laughter, desire, hatred, grief, longing, you name it. Based in California, surrounding four friends and their lives after college.  Being a duet, there is a bit of a cliffhanger and just based on the series name you know things are going to happen, the surprise will be in the when and how! And now a bit about the story...

Hunter sees Lennon first, as she comes up the bar where he is slinging drinks. His three friends are there with him, will kind of, they are drinking, not working.  Lennon comes up to the bar a few times, but they are slammed. Instead of asking for her number, he tells her to come back at closing. But she never does. He's bummed because he felt something, even with their brief dialogs and barely hints of a touch. Then the next time he sees her, she's just in a shirt getting something from him fridge. She picked his best friend and roommate Brandon. Now he can never have her...oh well, she said she was from out of town.  He'll never have to see her after sporting break, right?

Favorite passages:
- “I don’t know how you’re patient enough to teach,” she tells me. “I love kids, but their parents can be devils.”
 - His guests prancing around in their underwear is one thing, but allowing her to wear my clothes is pushing it too damn far.
- Today was the Monday-est Tuesday ever, and I’m over it.
- “I’ll be back to ice cubes and oxygen on Monday.”

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






Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You've Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that'll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info!

Fearless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #4) by Maya Hughes *~*~*~*~* Chapter Reveal







Title: Fearless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Release Date: May 30, 2019

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My first crush. My first heartbreak. My brother’s best friend.
The butterflies in my stomach turned into full blown eagles the second our lips touched. A kiss under the stars that changed our relationship forever.
After a lifetime of wishing, I stared up into Ford’s eyes with his fingers caressing my cheek and my heart racing.
The evening ended with my heart bleeding on the ballroom floor.
He destroyed my heart two years ago...but now he wants back in my life.
This time I won’t fall under his spell. I’ll resist his sexy, scruffy beard, and panty-melting smirk.
I thought I was over him. Hell, I fully planned to wave to him through my rearview mirror...but with one text, in the middle of the night, I know I'm in over my head.
Ford: I need you.



Author Bio
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

Author Links

Review: A Sticky Situation

A Sticky Situation A Sticky Situation by Missy Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh how embarrassing!

Missy Johnson is back with the Awkward Love series. A group of stand alone's that put characters is some crazy situations. This story is no different. It is unexpected, funny, and was a great read. I hope you enjoy! And now a bit about the story...

Hannah just needs to get off. She can't seem to get the few minutes alone at her place (her sister and niece are staying with her), so her friend books her a hotel. Except the front desk puts her in someone else's room. She is so wound up, she doesn't even notice it isn't a vacant room. And then she learns she has to work with the renter of the hotel room... Crazy!

Favorite passages:
- “There has been full-on wars erupting over who is going to get the special job of minding him,” Sasha continues. “Minding him?” I snigger. “What is he, a puppy?” “No, he’s so much cuter and cuddlier than a puppy.” Sasha sighs. “But his toilet habits and the leg humping probably aren’t much better,” I joke.
- Yes. Because my plan was to mob him and then ask him if he found my dildo.

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

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Review: Nobody Does It Better

Nobody Does It Better Nobody Does It Better by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toe Curling Good!!

We're back in Lucky Falls for another round. This one an off limits snowed in complete with matchmakers!! And now a bit about the story...

Vanessa has known Shaw since she moved to the U.S. The only problem is Perri, her best friend's, and Shaw's sister. Perri has made it clear they should stay away from each other!! But I think fate had a different idea!

Favorite passages:
- Then it’s . . . not worn. She throws it to the couch, and I’m like a pinball machine lighting up. The buzzers whir, the flippers flap, and I hit the high score.
- I have one job — make her toes curl.
- “Why do I get the feeling you lost the thread of the conversation and you’re staring at my boobs instead?”

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

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~* Pre-Order & Teaser

 

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: June 10th
 

 

 


   

Blurb: Look, she started it.
She issued me a challenge I couldn’t back down from. Make her purr like no man has done before.
Fine, she’s my business partner’s daughter. All right, I’m also working in the same damn practice with her. Yes, she happens to be my ex-fling. But that was seven years ago, and it was barely a week-long thing.
Except, Sloane is still the one I can’t stop thinking of -- brilliant, sexy, captivating Sloane. Maybe a week of taking her to new heights will get her out of my head.
So what if we spend a few nights on the town too? So what if I romance her across Manhattan? It’s all in the name of scientific pursuit of more magnificent Os.
Until the rules change…

   



About the Author: A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that'ssweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. 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 June she'll release SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/


 
 
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Drake Brothers Box Set by Casey Peeler *~*~*~*~* Release Day & Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

Drake Brothers: A Clean Small- Town Modern Romance Box Set
By Casey Peeler



Genre: Clean Romance Short Stories
Cost: $2.99 or free in KU
Cover Designer: Lori Jackson

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Drake Brother Box Set


The Drake Brothers - Four brothers with one common thread. After losing their adopted parents in a horrific accident, life changes and emotions are cut off.  Can these four brothers find true love?


Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2vvVzmH (please use this link for tracking purposes)





Giveaway: Follow this link to download Tutus & Cowboy Boots for free- http://bit.ly/2vxPTc4





Everett (Drake Brothers #1)


Everett Drake left the small town life and his three brothers behind the day he was old enough to enlist. However, he returned sooner than he had planned with a chip on his shoulder.


Taking a job with the local beer distributor, he makes a living, but when a new bar owner arrives in town, he knows exactly what he wants—Stella.    

I Heart Books Review 

Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The good ole bad boys!!

Great story, quick read, with a little mystery and danger, but passion and comedy too! This start to the Drake Brothers series will have you hooked in no time. And now a bit about the story...

Welcome to Ridge, North Carolina, where the Drake brothers are all grown up. The former young trouble makers all have a place in town. Except Everett, he's just returned from the Navy with an honorable discharge. When Stella moves to town buying the bar he wanted to buy the sparks fly!!

Favorite passages:
- “I’ve had to go over to Molly Simpson’s once a week to rescue her damn cat. I swear I really think she just likes to look at my ass when I climb that ladder up the tree.”
- “They’ve always been trouble, but I’m thinking they look like lions but roar like a house cat.”

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



Jeremiah (Drake Brothers #2)


Jeremiah Drake is good with his hands, and has taken on the responsibility of Mayes' Body Shop. However, when a bombshell beauty named Landry is put in charge of the shop, Jeremiah is caught off guard by her beauty, but more importantly how she is under the hood.

I Heart Books Review 

Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Changes are coming...

Quick read.  Strong female lead in a difficult time.  Good ole bad boy Drake to the rescue! And now a bit about the story...

Jeremiah has been working for Mayes Autobody for a long time now.  But that all changes when grown up Landry comes walking in.  She used to be the little tomboy that ran around her granddad's shop.

Favorite passage: “Life is better because we do it together.”

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


Excerpt from Jeremiah
“I’m gonna go see who was walkin’ in Mr. Mayes’ office,” I say to him as I wipe my hands on the rag and toss it on the work table. Standing outside his office door, I see the same blonde sitting behind his dusty desk with a look of disgust on her face. Quickly, I knock on the door. She pauses and looks up. Without waiting for a reply, I turn the knob and walk in.
“Ma’am, is there something I can help ya with?” I question, trying my best to be polite.
She looks at me, rolls her eyes, and basically tells me to go on without opening her mouth, and all that has me wanting to do is turn her over my knee and spank her nice little backside.
“Excuse me?” she says with an abundance of attitude.
“I said can I help you? Mr. Mayes isn’t here, so maybe I can help you with what you need.”
She begins to laugh and it pisses me off.
“Really, Sherlock! He’s in the hospital and I’m here to take care of things until he’s able to return.” What did she say? I’ve been here since I was sixteen years old and he’s been priming me to take over the day he calls it quits. He’s left me in charge and no little girl comes in here acting all high and mighty wanting to take over.
“Ma’am,” I say cautiously once more, knowing I really want to cuss her out. “I’m in charge while he’s out. What can I help you with?”

“I don’t think so Jeremiah.”




Colby (Drake Brothers #3)
Colby Drake is Mr. Fix It and likes to take things into his own hands. Working in Aunt Tootie's shop, Dixie is always taking matters into her own hands, and Colby is determined to solve all her problems regardless of whether she wants the help or not. But she's no damsel in distress looking to be saved.

I Heart Books Review 

Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Flipping hearts...

Quick story of taking chances to get your dream.  Strong characters, lots of beer, and hard work win out.  And now a bit about the story...

Dixie moved to Ridge shortly after Stella did.  She's been working at the old beauty shop in town but things keep breaking.  Colby owns the hardware store and he keeps trying to break her walls down.  Can he flip her heart with an awesome reno?

Favorite passage: “Sweetheart, that’s all I know is fast. When I see what I want, I take it and never let it go.”

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




Beckett (Drake Brothers #4)


Beckett Drake is Mr. Responsible, but his life is different from his brothers—his eyes, his skin, and his father. His job is to put out fires, but the moment he lays eyes on Dallas, he knows that is a fire he never wants to extinguish.


Dallas takes pride in providing for her daughter and not letting a man help in any way.


Beckett will stop at nothing to protect these two, even if he has to lose himself in the process.



I Heart Books Review 

Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

With fire comes rebirth...

Quick read.  Strong characters pushed to their breaking point.  But always remembering the good.  And now a bit about the story...

Beckett has had a lot of responsibility from such a young age.  When his father died his live took a turn for the worse, but the Drake's adopted him and his brothers and things got better, until they died too.  Now Beckett is just tired of all the responsibly.  Dallas has been raising Lettie on her own since her husband left. Now a fire has ruined everything... or has it?

Favorite passage: “Then why don’t you find me a new daddy?”

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



Excerpt from Beckett
Walking into the old wooden farm house, I toss my hat on the counter as I grab a beer and cuss the day. I’m tired and my brothers aren’t home yet to help out as usual. I’m not sure why I even try anymore, but then I glance at the picture on the refrigerator and know why I still care. I see the most beautiful woman in the world. The woman that came to our rescue when I was seven years old. I still remember the day like it was yesterday when I walked into her classroom for the first time. Carol Drake was like an angel in human form, and saved me and my three brothers from a life of hell. I’d hate to see where we’d be today. We’d probably all be dead or in jail. Looking at the picture of my mom I smile, but miss her so much my heart hurts.
As the back door opens, Colby walks in with a smirk on his face. Taking a pull of my beer, I don’t say anything. Instead, I stand and start to walk toward the door for the barn.
“Let me get out of this get up and I’ll come help you.”
“Don’t bother,” I say and when he mumbles under his breath, I snap.
“Don’t do me any favors. Go on and keep up that pretty boy act, but we all know you’re just like the rest of us.”

“Dude, who pissed in your corn flakes?” he says and I don’t say a word. Instead, I walk out to the barn, feed the animals, and make sure that everything is taken care of before getting ready for my third shift rotation at the fire station.