Sunday, June 16, 2019

Review Round Up ~ June 16


New Releases



The Summer of Sunshine and MargotThe Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

Susan Mallery, an expert a relationship and romantic stories continues to impress with The Summer of Sunshine and Margot.

In this stand alone work, she introduces us to fraternal twin sisters who have both reached a cross roads of sorts as they enter their early 30's. Both Sunshine and Margot are characters that are easy to like. It is easy to hope that they find the things they are looking for, and honestly I could see myself being friends with them both.

Mallery does a masterful job of capturing the journeys that both sisters take. While they start out in places that seem so different, it was amazing to see just how much they are hoping to find the same things in life. The relationships that they develop with Alec and Declan are as much about the sister's emotional growth as about budding romances.

This was well written, as would be expected from Ms Mallery. I was pulled into the story and was a little disappointed when the story came to an end because I wanted more time with the characters!

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Love EverlastingLove Everlasting by Tracey Alvarez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a friend

Review Copy provided by Author

This was an entertaining, sweet read.
Reid is a character that we've seen briefly in previous books by Ms Alvarez in a supporting role. Here he takes center stage as our romantic lead. His lovely, if somewhat awkward co star is Darby. From a cute first meeting, to budding friendship, and struggles of acceptance Reid and Darby were both characters that I genuinely liked and wanted to spend time with.

Ms Alvarez has a unique talent for taking serious issues and addressing them in a way that makes the reader think a little. Seeing how breast cancer had impacted both Reid and Darby and the ways that it continued to influence their decisions was something that I might not have considered before meeting these two.

Love Everlasting is a stand alone work that connects to previous works published by Ms Alvarez and loyal readers will see some familiar faces. New readers don't need to worry though and you could easily pick up this well written piece and enjoy. Ms Alvarez is an automatic one click author for me and this just confirms it!

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Loving the Playboy ~ S L Scott ~ New Release

 

Loving the Playboy is LIVE!

Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
   
Audio - coming this summer
  Loving the Playboy - Synopsis Life is perfect. Paradise is found in the arms of a redeemed playboy. Evan Ashford’s cocky side never stood a chance against true love. He pursued me with an unbridled determination and passion that couldn’t be denied, winning me over heart and soul. Our lives are now set . . . or so I thought. Nothing stays perfect forever and happiness comes with a price. I thought we had paid that price, so when we’re thrown into the biggest battle over our love yet, I’ll fight to claim my forever. When life tears us apart, can our love bring us back to paradise? The Playboy in Paradise Trilogy is an Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult Romance that will leave you breathless and heart thumping until the very last page. Loving the Playboy is Book Three.            
Audio - coming this summer
 

GIVEAWAY!

Signed Paperback of Falling for the Playboy
$25 Amazon E - Gift Card
Forever Summer Pineapple Tote Bag
Bath & Body Works Body Gel & Lotion
Pineapple Fan for hot summer days
Palm Tree Cap to keep you in the shade
Hawaiian’s Best Chocolate
Wet bathing suit bag
S.L. Scott Pen
 
   
ABOUT S.L. SCOTT
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
AUTHOR LINKS
S.L. Scott’s Facebook Reader Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/slscottbooks
S.L. Scott Goodreads Reader Group: http://bit.ly/SLScottGRGroup

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Lie for a Lie ~ Helena Hunting ~ Cover Reveal

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

A Lie for a Lie from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming October 15th, and we have the sexy cover!

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Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.
Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.
A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.
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Photography by Regina Wamba
Model: Robb
About Helena Hunting
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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Stay ~ Tia Louise ~ New Release and Review








Stephen Hastings is a control freak.
He’s arrogant. He’s smart as a whip and sexy AF.
He has too much money. He’s bossy, and he’s usually right.
All I saw were his clear blue eyes, tight ass, and ripped torso.
I gladly handed him my V-card that night, ten years ago.
I was so stupid. I swore I’d never be that stupid again…
Emmy Barton works for a dry cleaner?
Yes, that Emmy Barton—long, blonde hair, bright blue eyes, pretty smile…
Sexy little ass. Smart mouth.
She was the only girl who interested me, but I was leaving to be an officer in the Navy.
Now I’m home, running my business. My life is perfectly ordered until I bump into her, divorced and struggling to make ends meet.
I hate seeing her like this. I hate that she married Burt “The Dick” Dickerson. What an asshole.
She says she hates me, but when we fight, it’s all heat and lust.
I won’t leave her this way.
She will let me help her and her son. She will stay…
It’s a thin line between love and hate, and this line is on fire.
(STAY is a STAND-ALONE enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, marriage of convenience romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)







Elizabeth's Review


3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time


Review Copy Provided by Author


Tia Louise is one of those authors who every time I read her I wonder why I haven’t read everything she’s published!

Stay is another example of a well written and entertaining book that makes me want more.
Emmy and Stephen are both interesting characters. Their past connection lays the ground work for the present situation and makes it just a bit more interesting. Add in a sweet little boy and a scummy ex and it was fun to watch Stephen’s protective side come out.

This was a couple that I rooted for from the very beginning- my only complaint was that I wanted a little bit more of an emotional evolution for both Emmy and Stephen. We saw it happen, but I really wanted it to go a little deeper.












Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.
After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.
Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Coming Up Roses ~ Staci Hart ~ Cover Reveal

Coming Up Roses, an all-new enemies to lovers romantic comedy from Staci Hart is coming August 1st, and we have the beautiful cover!

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Everyone hates parts of their job.
Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.
But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.
Except for Luke Bennet.
The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.
When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.
Almost.
He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.
Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.
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About Staci
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. AuthorPics.jpg
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Redeeming the Playboy ~ SL Scott ~ New Release


REDEEMING THE PLAYBOY is live!
Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Audio - coming this summer
Redeeming the Playboy - Synopsis

Love can overcome any obstacle.
I hope so because choosing to be together will take an act of complete faith, something I’ve never been capable of before Mallory.
But now that I’ve tasted Heaven I have no intention of letting her go.
The last three months were the best of my life and now our time together is over too soon. Selfishly, I need more. I want all of her,
which is more than she can give with the distance that divides us.
I don’t want a day without her in it. I can’t sleep a night with her gone. We’re passion on a hot night, fireworks on the fourth, and
more than an undeniable attraction. A pain in my chest won’t subside, so I’m forced to make a choice that will determine the rest of
my life.
Mallory or my family?
Listening to my ego got me into this mess. Will listening to my heart get me out?
Escape to paradise with the perfect Beach Read. The Playboy in Paradise Trilogy is an Emotional, Contemporary, New Adult
Romance that will have your pulse racing and your heart swooning.
Redeeming the Playboy is Book Two.
Audio - coming this summer
   
GIVEAWAY
Signed Paperback of Falling for the Playboy
$25 Amazon E - Gift Card
Forever Summer Pineapple Tote Bag
Bath & Body Works Body Gel & Lotion
Pineapple Fan for hot summer days
Palm Tree Cap to keep you in the shade
Hawaiian’s Best Chocolate
Wet bathing suit bag
S.L. Scott Pen


ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed
with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her
home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

AUTHOR LINKS
S.L. Scott’s Facebook Reader Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/slscottbooks
S.L. Scott Goodreads Reader Group: http://bit.ly/SLScottGRGroup