Friday, 23 March 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Bourbon & Bonfires - Andrea Johnston

Title: Bourbon & Bonfires
Series: Country Road #4
Author: Andrea Johnston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2018


Montgomery has suddenly found himself the lone bachelor in his group of
friends. With a new career handed to him and a string of unsuccessful blind
dates behind him, Landon is ready to search for love. A chance meeting and
immediate attraction have him wondering if things are about to turn around or
if he’s stuck in the single life forever.

Sinclair thought she had it all – a loving husband, perfect son, and fulfilling
career. Four years after her husband broke up their family she’s still not sure
if a second chance at love is in her future. One casual encounter and a few
misunderstandings later, Addy must decide if love the second time around is
worth the risk, especially when your son’s heart is on the line too.

Like the
crackling flames of a bonfire, Landon and Addy will learn that sometimes fire
and passion are simply the gateway to forever.

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“Accept the unexpected, 5 stars”

Landon never really thought about settling down until all his buddies did and now it’s kind of at the front of his mind. But when you’re from a small town your pickings are a little small. When he meets his buddie’s sister he knows he likes her but she’s not from there. Then when she moves to town its basically game on, but there will be some obstacles in the way.

Addison’s marriage was less to be desired and since it ended her ex has been nothing but crummy to their teenager son. When his rebellion gets to be more than she can handle she moves close to her brother for a little help. Little did she know she would be getting more help from the guy she’s been crushing on for a while. Only problem is she’s older and knows she can’t give him what he deserves. Will Addison fight them until the end or will she cave and find love?

I love how Landon accepted Addison’s son even before he really made his play for her. Those two made a bond all on their own. The three of them together were great and they were basically playing house before she even realized it. But what will happen when Addison’s ex tries to slide into the picture? One-click and find out.

Star Ratings:
Writing style- 5/5

Author Bio

Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An
avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told.  A
fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good
mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.

lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs.  When she isn’t spending time
with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge
watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier
than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and
cocktail in hand all at the same time.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Long Shot - Kennedy Ryan

Title: Long Shot
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Genre: Basketball Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2018
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"This story was brutal truth wrapped in hope, courage and unflinching love. It's a must read. It's a STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don't hold your breath, this story will steal it from you." - J. Sterling, NYT Bestselling Author


Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.
Now there's a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go.

*Author's Note: There are aspects of this story that may be sensitive for some readers.

“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?”
            I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve.
            “Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent.
I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss.
And I do.
I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated.
He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment.
Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.


“Hoops and suspense, 5 stars”

I honestly never read the blurb to Long Shot, I just knew I love Ryan’s stories and decided to read it. I never saw the twists and turns this story was going to take until we were already into them. August and Iris have a crazy journey in this story and I loved it. I was sucked in and couldn’t stop reading until the end. If there was ever a love story where two people deserve to be with each other and can’t at the time it’s this one.

August didn’t know when he went to the bar to chill one night that he would end up having a conversation with a woman for hours. A woman he couldn’t have. For a while that was the sum of their relationships. Deep conversations, sometimes short, sometimes long, but done in secret. See she was with his rival and he knew she was supposed to be his. But sometimes it’s not always so black and white.

August is everything Iris ever wanted in a man, but she can’t have him. She’s trapped in a cycle she never wanted to apart of. Iris knows that even though August doesn’t know the truth about her situation he has her back and that he’s one of the good ones. When she finds herself free of her chains will she go to him? Or is it one of those situations that she will never escape?

Long Shot has some dark tones to it. If you can’t handle abuse this is definitely not the story for you. My heart hurt for both August and Iris. This story proves that even when you think you know someone you might not really. I wanted these two together bad and when it happened it was like the crowd went wild in my head much like a stadium does once the buzzer goes off and your team wins. August is the ideal picture of what everyone deserves after a horrible experience. If you can take a dark story with a bright ending then this is a must read.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the SoulUSA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as a voice for families living with autism.


Release Blitz & Review - Matters of the Hart - M.E. Carter

Title: Matters of the Hart

A Hart Series Standalone
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2018


In an instant he
became her hero. Then he became her lover and her friend.

My name is Jaxon Hart.

You watched me grow up. You watched me fight for my life. Now, I’m
fighting for hers.

From the second I laid eyes on Annika Leander, I wanted to help her.
Protect her. Vindicate her. But she’s got baggage to get through. Hell, we both

A funny thing happens, though, when you finally connect with someone in
a different way than you ever have before. The baggage doesn’t seem so heavy.

I suppose that’s really the only thing that matters when the heart gets

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Matters of the Hart is book # 3 in the Hart Series. I personally haven’t read the other two before reading this(I plan on it though) however with that said I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything important since this could be read as a standalone. So I was grateful for that.

This is Jaxon and Annika’s story.

Jaxon oh my, he was such a caring gentleman! A man that any girl would want to have. A guy who had a not so pleasant childhood but pushed thru and now is in college playing football.

Annika a young woman who is so strong and determined tries to overcome what happens to her. She also loves football.

Jaxon and Annika meet on not the best days of Annika’s life but the way he cares for her wants to be there makes my heart swoon.

They both stick together and help each other out!

I was so focused on this story. I finished in one sitting. There is some heavy content that might not be good for people that been thru what Annika dealt with. It was hard, but that just made me feel even more for Annika. The other characters in this story help as well and I wouldn’t change a thing. It was well-written filled with hope, love, overcome fear.

Parts of the story I liked:

“Right now, I feel safer with you than anyone else in this entire world.”

“A good doctor can make all the difference in the world.”

“I think you’re just as extraordinary as he is.”

“When he loves someone, he loves them fiercely.”

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing Style- 5/5
Overall rating – 5/5

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Author Bio

Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out
to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into
her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled.
With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with
her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long
after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy
because of it.

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Release Blitz & Review - Wait With Me - Amy Daws

the wait is over

From Buzzfeed to Babble to Scary Mommy and even network television—the most anticipated social media viral sensation is LIVE!

The story of romance writer Amy Daws’ relationship with a little tire shop in South Dakota is a refreshingly fun tale that ends in an auto shop romantic comedy that you have to read!
Daws' fans have loved watching this story trend, but more importantly, they are loving this 5-star read about a couple who meet outside of a tire shop...

Its LIVE-flipped

When romance novelist, Kate Smith, finds her long lost writing mojo in the customer waiting area of a tire store, the complimentary coffee isn’t the only things that’s hot. But sexy mechanic, Miles Hudson, is just up for a friendly test-drive of her new book idea.
At least, that was the agreement...

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It all began when Daws went to Tires Tires Tires to get a new set of wheels on her car. She was suffering from writer’s block, but apparently the complimentary coffee and cookies cured her. So she decided to bring in cars of friends and family so she could keep writing in the magical waiting room.

Her social media musings had her fans in stitches and it wasn't long before inspiration struck again. This time...Daws was to write a sexy romantic comedy about a romance novelist who sneaks into a tire shop and gets caught by a hot mechanic. You can imagine where the love story goes from here. 

Eventually, the little tire shop opened their arms to Daws, even putting her release date on their marquee sign outside.

It wasn't long before Buzzfeed got wind of it. Then Scary Mommy. Then InspireMore and several other blogs with followers well into the millions. WGN News in Chicago, Fox 10 in Phoenix and Canada Public Radio are all talking about the adorable feel good story of how inspiration can strike in the strangest of places.

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She slaps her hand on her knee and bellows gallantly, “But you know what, Miles, you’re right! I should totally find a random hookup tonight.”
“Whoa, I never said anything about random.”
“Well, you’re doing it, so why can’t I?”
I narrow my eyes. “You don’t seem like the random type.”
“Maybe I should be.” Her eyes narrow when she leans in and whispers against my lips. “Can I tell you a secret, Miles?”
“You can tell me anything, Mercedes.”
She giggles and crooks her finger for me to lean in even closer. I’m so close I can smell the faint scent of her cherry lip gloss, and it’s not helping the half boner having a party in my pants.
Her lips graze my ear when she whispers, “My writing makes me horny.”
I nearly choke on my beer. “I’m sorry, what?”
“My writing makes me horny.” She pulls back and nods her confirmation. “I’m serious. I have a sex toy that works really well and really fast, but I miss the heat of a man, ya know?”
My eyes scrunch together, and I rub my fingers in the sockets to make sure I’m awake and hearing this all correctly. “I mean…I don’t really ever miss the heat of man, so I don’t think I know exactly what you’re saying.”
“Fine, the heat of a woman.” She rolls her eyes dramatically “You know what I’m talking about. The heat.”
I frown and shake my head. “You’re going to have to elaborate because I think of a lot of things when I think of women, but their body temperature isn’t one of them.”
“You asked for it.” She laughs and leans in so she’s speaking low and soft and directly into my ear. “The heat of a woman is so much more than temperature. It’s the soft, sensual curves of the female form. The way your fingers dig into the meat of her thighs when she’s wrapped around you. Her smooth, sunken tummy when she’s on her back, the delicate bumps of her ribcage when she’s throwing her head back in pleasure. Tight little nipples in pillows of creamy softness. The fact that you could fold yourself around her and envelop her body almost entirely and still want more. You’re saying you don’t miss that kind of heat?”
I blink slowly, recovering from what just happened. Her voice was a sensual, verbal caress straight on my cock. Then there was the warm heat of her breath on my ear. The deep husk of her tone. The way her warm palm rests softly on my thigh.
Fucking hell.

“Tire Depot romance, 5 stars”

I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect before reading Wait with Me. It is a mix of partly real-life experience for Daws and whole lot of fiction. Now if you haven’t heard the story about Daws writing in a tire shop then you’ll never know what is real and what is fiction. Wait with Me is funny and quirky and has Daws humor all over it. It was a fun read that made me really want to get to know the other characters better as well. For a book that wasn’t even on Daw’s radar until recently she definitely hit it out of the park.

Miles spent the last decade with someone who didn’t appreciate him and now he’s making up for lost time by playing the field. When he meets Mercedes, he knows she’s not one-night stand material but friend material. What happens if the quick banter between them turns into something more? Will he be willing to hang up his bachelor ways for her? 

Kate feels like her she’s boring when she’s herself, but as soon as she slips on her author hat as Mercedes she feels whole. When she lost her words and then found them at a tire shop she didn’t expect to meet and fall for a mechanic. But what happens when Miles learns her secret, will she get to type happily ever after on their story?

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5



Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of the Harris Brothers Series and is most known for her punny, footy-playing, British playboys. The Harris Brothers and her London Lovers Series fuel her passion for all things London. When Amy's not writing, she's watching Gilmore Girls or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy awkward-smiles from a distance.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Blog Tour & Review - Bad Boys After Dark: Brett - Melissa Foster

Today we’ve got the blog tour of BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: BRETT by Melissa Foster! Check it out and be sure to order your copy today!



Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!
Meet the Bad Boys... Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything's naughtier after dark...
Billionaire security expert Brett Bad has had his eye on his brother’s gorgeous legal assistant, Sophie Roberts, for years. He wants nothing more from her than a single night between the sheets to satisfy his desires. But Sophie is a white-picket-fence girl, and she’s turned him down more times than he cares to count.

Sophie is all about forever kisses and happily ever afters. But she can’t deny her attraction to Brett, as enticed by his bad-boy behavior as she is by his devastating looks and his painful past, which she’d like to help heal.

When Sophie’s friend urges her to throw caution to the wind, Sophie leaves the door to her heart ajar—and Brett charges in. But this Bad boy doesn’t know a thing about romance and has no interest in forever, forcing Sophie to make her toughest decision yet—follow her heart or protect it?

Read the entire BAD BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series
Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson
Bad Boys After Dark: Brett

Wild Boys After Dark: Logan
Wild Boys After Dark: Heath
Wild Boys After Dark: Jackson
Wild Boys After Dark: Cooper

The BAD BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series is part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.




“What happens when you finally give in? 5 stars”

Brett is the ultimate bachelor. He knows the white picket fence and monogamy are not for him, until he meets Sophie and then he starts to question things. She’s the settle down type and he is far from it. He’s not willing to give her forever but he’s willing to corrupt her for all those that will follow him or so he thought. But what happens when the girl you want lets you come to terms on your own? What if she doesn’t push or ask for more but you find you want those things? Will you jump in head first or run the other way?

Sophie sees Brett like the caged animal he is. She knows there won’t be a happy ending if they get together thus the reason for denying her feelings for him for years. But what if he starts to change and shows her another side? What if her presence simply changes him without her actually do anything, will they stand a chance?

I loved Sophie and how she never tried to change Brett. She just accepted him how he was, which in its self was a huge gamble. I loved how Brett transformed and how he realized he was capable of so much more. I enjoyed getting to know his brothers and their families a little and how he made peace with his past. You do not have to read the rest of the Bad family in order to love these two, but for those who love a good interconnected standalone series this is one to check out.

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5

Catch Up on the Series:

Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson 

About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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