Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fearless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #4) by Maya Hughes *~*~*~*~* Release, Giveaway & Series Review

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

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Fearless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #4) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Once a liar...

Most of us are familiar with the cowardly lion stories... but what about someone who tells the truth a get burned?  Do they become a habitual liar or omitter?  We are back with Kings of Rittenhouse, this time for Ford and Liv's story.  From the beginning, their chemistry could be felt, even though they are so off limits, best friend's sister, some many years younger, brother's crush.  You name it, there is a reason it is a bad idea.  But this will keep you hoping they figure it out!  And now a bit about the story...

Olivia, or Liv, or Liver - depending on who is speaking, has had a crush on Ford forever.  Now she is finally turning 21 and maybe she can finally turn his head too!  Her brother has been injured and sent to Cali for PT.  So he has Ford checking in on her.  She only has one year of pre-med left and they she'll be off to med school.  She does great in her classes.  She aces her tests.  Of course this all takes lots and lots of hours chained to her desk, flash cards, etc.  But is she happy?  When tragedy strikes will she take life by the horns?  What if it strikes again?

Favorite passage: The first sip tasted like pure booze. If it had been rubbing alcohol, it wouldn’t have surprised me. “Jesus, are they making this themselves in the bathtub?”

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

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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.

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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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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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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.


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.

The Two-Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~*~* Pre-Order & Teaser


By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: June 4

About the Book

Dear Sexy AF Intern,

I know you don't particularly care that I'm the CEO of this company, and you're just an intern. I also know you're not impressed by my power or my wealth, and that's fine.

You think you've got me all figured out from working alongside me for two weeks, but you don't know me. Not really.

You don't know that I'm a single dad to twin toddlers, or that those two little girls matter more to me than this entire hotel chain.

I'm not interested in starting something deep and meaningful, but what I am interested in is the way your body reacts to mine when we're in the same room. You probably assume the concentration on my face is work-related, when in reality, I'm figuring out which I want more--to nail you against the wall, or to bend you over my desk.

While you're too disciplined to act on it, I'm not. And the night you stepped into my limo, all bets were off.


About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Frat House Confessions: Ridge by Bethany Lopez *~*~*~* Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of FRAT HOUSE CONFESSIONS: RIDGE by Bethany Lopez. It is a contemporary romance, standalone title you won't want to miss. It will be releasing on June 24th. Preorder your copy now.


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Frat House Confessions: Ridge by Bethany Lopez

Releasing June 24

Contemporary Romance


She has a broken heart and revenge on her mind... Last year Karrie was riding high. She had a boyfriend she loved, a softball scholarship, and the best roommate a girl could have. When it turned out her man was a lying, cheating ballsack, she may have gone off the rails a bit. Now, it's a new year and Karrie's ready to build herself back up and move on to bigger and better things. Still, a little revenge would go a long way in helping the healing process. He's got a plan for revenge that will suit them both... Ridge is used to being the BMOC. Sergeant of Arms of his frat and the ability to land any chick within snapping distance has made life pretty easy for him. His home life is another story. He and his brothers are in the middle of a battle between his socialite mother and asshole father. Ridge is looking for a stand-in to placate his mother and her matchmaking ways, and he has a feeling he's just met the girl he can perfectly mold. This makeover has nothing to do with love and everything to do with Karrie and Ridge using each other to get what they want. What starts as a ruse soon becomes an attraction they cannot deny. When it's all said and done, they'll both have more to confess than a need for revenge.

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Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

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

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.
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