Jul 8, 2020

{Release Blitz: Review + Excerpt} Waiting for Forever by Jessica Prince



Waiting for Forever by Jessica Prince
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Second Chance
Waiting for Forever (Hope Valley #8)
Waiting for Forever (Hope Valley #8)
by Jessica Prince

4.51 · 270 Ratings

BLURB:

After a bitter divorce had left him jaded and cynical, Leo Drake thought he was done. To him, love and happiness were myths. Then the shy, sweet, coffee shop owner looked up at him with those big gray eyes and beautiful smile, and he was done for.

 Danika Parrish had been the nerdy girl growing up. The girl who sat in her window, watching the boy across the street, and secretly longing for the day when he might notice her. When that day finally came, she was convinced all her dreams had come true. But after giving her everything she’d ever hoped for, he’d ripped it all away with a handful of words.

 Leo’s made a lot of mistakes in his life, but the one he regrets most is hurting Danika. For the first time in his life, he knows what it feels like to love someone, to truly be happy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her back. He’s determined to prove to her that he’s worth a second chance. That he’s the forever she’s been waiting all her life for.

REVIEW:

I really love this series, the men usually frustrate the heck out of me but in the end redeem themselves with some tough love from the women in their lives. Waiting for Forever is the 8th book in this series and I've been waiting for Danika's book, I adored her in the other books, running the towns baker/coffee shop and being sweet as heck to the other ladies.

Waiting for Forever follow Danika, who runs the small town of Hope Valley's coffee shop and who is also loved to pieces by the locals. She is sweet, nerdy and shy and also has a massive soft spot and crush for one of the local detectives Leo Drake. Growing up across the street from him and never really catching his eye was the norm for her as she watched her crush from the distance. Years later and a horrible divorce, Leos eye are wide open and feel that he's missed out on the one women who truley could give him happiness, Danika.

Danika is part of the local girl posse from all the previous books, along with all the alpha men whom they all been paired with. The main reason I love this series is because it reminded me of the Rock Chicks from KAs series and I loved stories that have a strong sisterhood and support. Jessica Prince knows how to write some fun, funny and awesome moments between the ladies who always have each others backs. Danika is probably the sweetest most innocent out of the girls, she's super nerdy and can make anything sweet and yummy without blinking an eye, I swear all the food she made sounded amazing.

Leo Drake is one of the Alpha men in town and detectives, good friends with all the other boys from the past book. He went through a bad divorce with his crazy ex who literally only cares about herself. She manipluative and usues her own kids to fight battles because she's that horrible of a person. Leo is pretty much defeated becuase of his ex, he was also blind to the fact he's always had a good women near him that could of been the ONE if he'd not been full of himself at a young age. Now an adult he sees Danika, though I feel a little upset by the fact it had to take one of Danika friends whom rejected him to open his eyes to her. Again these men seem to frustrate me. But he makes up for it, especially with his awesome father and his adorable kids. His family won me over completely and I loved every moment they had with Danika.

In the end there is lots of drama due to the fact Leo's ex isnt having it with Danika being in Leo's life. The bully memories from high school just gutted me, high school for many was not without its bullying. I loved te Danika stood up for herself as well as the town always has her back. The romance was smoking hot as always and I just love a good group of friends who stick together.



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We were both sweaty and panting like we’d just run a marathon. Releasing my breast and hip, he reached for my hands and gently pried my fingers from the headboard. I would have collapsed onto the mattress in a sated heap had it not been for him holding on to me and guiding me down slowly.
Once there, he turned me to my back and hovered over me, his fingers coming up to brush the damp hair from my forehead.
“You okay, sweetheart?”
I gazed up at him, sure my grin was totally goofy as I replied, “So okay.”
The harshness that had been carved into his expression when he first entered the room was now completely gone, in its place was a look so tender and so warm it made my heart expand.
“Thank you for that,” he said quietly, leaning in to run the tip of his nose along mine.
“Pretty sure I’m the one who should be thanking you. After all, you did most of the heavy lifting.”
He chuckled for a second before his expression grew serious. “I mean it, Danika. I needed that. I needed you. That’s the brand of sweet only you’re capable of giving me because it’s just how you are.”
It had to be said that I really liked hearing that in a seriously big way

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Come Back Home Again
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The Best of Me
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Wrong Side of the Tracks
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Stay With Me
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Out of the Darkness
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The Second Time Around
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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Jul 7, 2020

{Cover Reveal} The Trouble with Wanting by Jillian Liota

Today we have the cover reveal for The Trouble with Wanting by Jillian Liota! Check out the gorgeous cover and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: THE TROUBLE WITH WANTING

Author: Jillian Liota

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 20th

About The Trouble With Wanting:

Ruby Roberts is heading to Cedar Point to connect with the father who left her behind. Easy conversation with the handsome man sitting next to her isn’t what she’s expecting from her cross-country flight, but it’s not something she’s complaining about, that’s for sure.

Boyd Mitchell is flying home for some end-of-summer relaxation and time with his favorite people – his family. A talkative seat-mate that pulls him out of his shell is the last thing he wants, but he can’t seem to resist her charm.

When Boyd and Ruby end up in the same lakeside town, their banter and flirtation quickly become a steamy fling that leaves them both breathless. Neither of them are expecting to find a romance that has them both reconsidering everything they used to believe about love.

As their time in Cedar Point comes to an end, the two will have to decide whether they want their connection to turn into a real-world relationship, or whether wanting more is nothing but trouble.




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About Jillian Liota:

Jillian Liota is a new author writing contemporary romance and new adult fiction. She lives in Kailua, Hawaii with her amazing husband, 2 cats, and 3-legged pup.

She is the author of the new adult romance novel The Keeper, which focuses on a female college soccer goalie, as well as the follow up novella, Keep Away. Her newest release, Like You Mean It, is in the contemporary romance genre and has a more mature voice, as it follows a pregnant mother finding love in a new town. The next novel in the Like You Series, Like You Want It, will be published in Spring 2019

She has a master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and she is passionate about all things improvement, development and organization.

She’s also a big fan of taking walks with her husband and dog Maia, reading romance (obviously), watching a handful of horrible reality TV shows, and exploring the island she calls home. Check out her Contact page for more information on how to connect.


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Jun 22, 2020

{Promo + Excerpt} Wild Highway by Devney Perry

WILD HIGHWAY (Runaway #2)
Release Date: June 23rd
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Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

EXCERPT

I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“Yes.”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.

Jun 18, 2020

{Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt} The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker



From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Ten Tiny Breaths comes a new second-chance, hate-to-love romance.

The Player Next Door by, USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Tucker, is now live!


The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Second Chance
The Player Next Door
The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker
3.81 · 782 Ratings · 275 Reviews

BLURB:

Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot's daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.

That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.

Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he's Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.

Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won't allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound

But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she's wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.

And maybe this time she's the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness

REVIEW:

This is a second chance romance story and I absolutely loved these, I'm such a sucker for high school past loves and this one took the cake.

The Player Next Door follows Scarlet who is moving back to her hometown after years away. She bought her dream house, it might not be in the best condition but its hers. She is starting her first real job as a teacher for the local district and she couldn't be more happy. The only issues are her mothers town history and that many people from high school are still in town. But one in particular is making it all that much harder for her to settle down, Shane, the boy she feel for and broke her heart, hes now her neighbor.

Scarlet is a character that grows on you, she is absolute loyal to her friends and loves her job as a teacher. However she has a lot of complications from her past, her mother has a bad reputation for sleeping around, her heart was broken by her high school boyfriend who went to her nemesis right after the broke up, and everyone in town made fun of her for her mothers drunk and man hungry ways. She wants to be seen in her own light but of course now living near her mother again, she has to see and deal with what happened and still happening. Luckily she has some awesome friends in Justine and Becca and they become her support system in dealing with Shane who wants to amend their history and her mother who actually does care what her daughter thinks of her. Its a real growth story for her and I enjoyed reading her journey.

Shane is a a man every girl would swoon over, a handyman and a firefighter, someone who loves his son and care about the towns people. However he broke Scarlet's heart and regrets in terribly, being a teen and doing stupid things was normal and that exactly what happened. But Scarlet inst an easy person to get to trust again and he does what he can to earn that again, while also battling his crazy mean ex who also has a disdain for Scarlet.

I really enjoyed this story, the romance was smoking hot of course and the chemistry is off the charts with a ton of sexual tension. I do wish that Scarlet was more open to trusting Shane, she drug him through the ringer for sure. I loved all the side characters especially Justine. Even the villain or Scarlet's nemesis actually had her reason for being as she was, I'm kind of curious about how she will grow in future books.



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Excerpt:

I sigh as I sip the last of my cold, burnt gas station coffee. This is a fresh start, even in an old world full of familiar faces. Besides, it’s been more than a decade since I last roamed the halls of any school here. Those painful years and cruel people are far behind me.
The peaceful midday calm is disrupted by the chug of a garage door crawling open, followed by the deep rumble of a car engine starting. A long, red vintage muscle car backs out of the garage next door and eases into the open space beside a blue Ford pickup. I can’t tell what kind of car it is, but it’s old and in pristine shape, the bright coat of paint glistening in the August sun.
I never asked Iris about the neighbors. The two times I’ve been here—once during the open house and once after I’d signed the paperwork for the offer—nobody was home on either side. Both properties look well maintained, though. The bungalow with the muscle car has new windows and a freshly built porch off the front. There isn’t much in the way of gardens—some shrubs and trees—but the lawn is manicured.
I watch curiously as the driver’s side door pops open and a tall man with wavy, chestnut-brown hair steps out, his back to me as he fusses with his windshield wiper. Coffee pools in my mouth as I stall on my swallow, too busy appreciating the way his black T-shirt clings to his body, showing off broad, sculpted shoulders, muscular arms, and a tapered waist. He’s wearing his dark-wash jeans perfectly—not so baggy that they hang unflatteringly off his ass, but not so tight that cowboy boots and a wide-brimmed hat come to mind.
Damn.
I hold my breath in anticipation, hoping my neighbor will show me a beautiful face to match that fitness-model body. What a stroke of luck that would be, to live next to a gorgeous man. A single, gorgeous man, I pray.
Finally, my silent pleading is answered as he turns and his gaze drifts my way.
I struggle not to spew coffee from my mouth as my keen interest turns to horror.
Oh my God.
Someone, please tell me this is a mistake.
Please tell me I’m not living next door to Shane Fucking Beckett.


About K.A. Tucker:

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher's Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family.

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Jun 16, 2020

{Release Blitz: Promo + Release Day } The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker




From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Ten Tiny Breaths comes a new second-chance, hate-to-love romance.

The Player Next Door by, USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Tucker, is now live!

Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot's daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.

That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.

Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he's Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.

Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won't allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound.

But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she's wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.

And maybe this time she's the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness.




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About K.A. Tucker:

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher's Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family.

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Jun 15, 2020

{Cover Reveal} Waiting for Forever by Jessica Prince

Title: Waiting for Forever
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Hope Valley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 6



After a bitter divorce had left him jaded and cynical, Leo Drake thought he was done. To him, love and happiness were myths. Then the shy, sweet, coffee shop owner looked up at him with those big gray eyes and beautiful smile, and he was done for.
 Danika Parrish had been the nerdy girl growing up. The girl who sat in her window, watching the boy across the street, and secretly longing for the day when he might notice her. When that day finally came, she was convinced all her dreams had come true. But after giving her everything she’d ever hoped for, he’d ripped it all away with a handful of words.
 Leo’s made a lot of mistakes in his life, but the one he regrets most is hurting Danika. For the first time in his life, he knows what it feels like to love someone, to truly be happy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win her back. He’s determined to prove to her that he’s worth a second chance. That he’s the forever she’s been waiting all her life for.


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a series of interconnected, standalone romances

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Out of My League
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

Come Back Home Again
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

The Best of Me
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

Wrong Side of the Tracks
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide

Stay With Me
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide

Out of the Darkness
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The Second Time Around
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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{Blog Tour: Review + Promo} Make Me Yours: Top Shelf Romance #4 by by Devney Perry ,Amo Jones , K. Bromberg ), Chelle Bliss




Top Shelf Romance is bringing you the best of the best of romance in Collection #4, Make Me Yours, featuring FIVE bestselling books from authors Devney Perry, Amo Jones, K. Bromberg & Chelle Bliss! ⁣


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Make Me Yours: Top Shelf Romance #4Make Me Yours: Top Shelf Romance #4 by Devney Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Romance
These: Mix of Various Romance Stories

Make Me Yours: Top Shelf Romance #4
by Devney Perry
4.57
 · 37 Ratings · 34 Reviews

REVIEW:

I was super excited to get this book bundle of some new to me authors and some of my favorites! This is a great compilation for those looking to be introduced to these fabulous authors and their world of romance, form sweet and passionate, dark and angsty, to heartbreaking and making the heart beat faster, it had everything and more.

I'll snippet each story, but I highly recommend this to anyone looking for new romances authors and haven't tried some of these talented ladies.

The Player and The Catch, this story stole my heart and made me love me some baseball players. I was already a fan of Bromberg and this was one I hadn't read yet. It was sweet and smoking hot, the chemistry was off the charts for the leads and the backstory of each was wonderfully crafted, heartbreaking and they grow so much together through the story.

In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones, was my first introduction to this author and boy was I surprised one this one. It is seriously dark, I was a little taken back by it and wasnt prepared for the angst the violence and the triggers that some other may not feel comfortable reading on. But I stayed up late getting sucked into this story, I needed to know the mystery. The leads were angsty and had chemistry I couldn't get enough of, but there was magic in Amo Jones' writing and I was hooked.

Enshrine is one that will hit you in all the feels. Its a story of a woman who goes on a journey to fight an illness that is tough to talk about. But this woman is tough as nails and she is brought down to her lowest. Thankfully in the form of a tall, muscular and mysterious, Bruno and her best Friend Rebecca help her not give up and its a beautiful written tear jerking story. I adored Bruno and Callies story and was happily introduced to author Chelle Blis.

The Birthday List, I had already read and boy there is not enough praise I can give Denvey Perry, she is a freaking fabulous writer and her stories (and I have read all of them) just suck me in every time. This one in particular is such a beautiful story, of a woman who loved so deep and lost. But she finds a man who helps her discover herself again and realizes she can love again too. I cant tell you enough how much I loved this story.



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