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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Are you ready for Summertime?

๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐›๐ฒ ๐”๐’๐€ ๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐€๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐€๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐‘๐„๐„ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ฅ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐! I devoured this Hollywood romance.  Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

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๐‘บ๐’–๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’š

At least that’s what I’d hoped for when I decided to visit Hollywood’s most sought-after director, AKA my usually absentee father, for the summer. But my vision of an idyllic break before starting grownup life after college comes to a halt when my dad puts me to work on his set.

 

As an aspiring screenwriter, I’m eager for any experience, but my time is spent as the errand girl, fulfilling every whim of Hollywood’s IT actor, the flirtatious, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Liam Taylor. As the shiny new girl, Liam thinks he has to have me, but his bad-boy persona turns me off, and I don’t want to be another notch on his bedpost.

 

Then there’s Hudson Callihan, the hot up-and-coming director working with my dad. He’s everything I think I want in a guy. What starts out as a friendship becomes a secret relationship, and I fall hard.

 

Things become complicated with Hudson when I’m thrown into a fake relationship with Liam to soften his scandalous reputation. And living on set with both guys and the crew is becoming more and more difficult.

 

I came to LA expecting to have a good time, but what I didn’t expect was to be faced with making the biggest decision of my life.


Spoiler-free Review

SummertimeSummertime by Willow Aster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s SUMMERTIME! Summertime by Willow Aster is the perfect beach read. This flirty and fun Hollywood romance was unputdownable. Summer visits her famous director dad and ends up working on his movie set. She meets two men who want to score a leading role in Summer’s life. Who is going to land the part her as her boyfriend? A smoking hot assistant director or a Hollywood heartthrob? That’s all I will say since I don’t want to give anything away! One-click worthy.



Romance Book Review: Ever Mine by Laura Pavlov

Ever Mine by Laura Pavlov is now live! Check out my spoiler-free review below.  You can download this small-town romance book for FREE in Kindle Unlimited.  Try Kindle Unlimited FREE for the first month here.

Ever Mine by Laura Pavlov Kindle Book

He's hockey's golden boy, my new client, and the man I've avoided for the last nine years. I was hired to fix him—but he's not the only one who's broken.

 Hawk Madden was my first love.

I thought he would be my forever.

But life wasn't always fair.

And grief could be a cruel beast.

Fight or flight?

I'd always run.

But now he's back in my life after all these years.

With one look.

One touch.

One kiss.

Old feelings resurface.

Feelings that I thought I'd buried a long time ago.

Hawk Madden was my first love...

I just didn't know that he'd be my last. 



  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited


Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zZsBxV

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Ever Mine (Honey Mountain, #2)Ever Mine by Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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I LOVE the Honey Mountain series by Laura Pavlov. The Thomas sisters are life. I love my sister, but can my favorite fictional siblings adopt me? This book has the perfect amount of sweet and heat. Hawk and Everly ❤️ I can't wait for Ash and Jace's book next! Ever Mine is small-town romance gold!



Book Review: Controlled Chaos by Nikki Ash

Check out my spoiler-free mini-review of Controlled Chaos by Nikki Ash.  This rock romance was unputdownable.  You can download this book for FREE in Kindle Unlimited.  Try Kindle Unlimited for FREE here!  

Controlled Chaos by Nikki Ash ebook Kindle Crack

Series: Love & Lyrics

Author: Nikki Ash

Release: June 23, 2022

Genre: Single mom, Rock Star Romance Goodreads: https://bit.ly/LoveandLyrics

Both Covers Designed by: Julia Cabrera with Jersey Girl Design @jerseygirl_design

Cover Model: Lucas Loyola @lucas_loyola

Photographer: Wander Aguiar @wanderaguiar_photography


Blurb:

Camden

I’ve been in love with my best friend since high school.

My biggest regret? Walking away without telling her.

I planned to. But then catastrophe struck, making us part ways without a word.

She left for Boston with her fiancรฉ, while I left for L.A. with my band–Raging Chaos.

For the next five years, I lived and breathed music, trying to forget the beautiful girl who shattered my heart without even knowing it.

Until I see her again…

I walked away once, and I've learned my lesson.

Layla is my forever, not another item in my pile of regrets.

And she's about to find that out.


Layla

The moment I saw Camden on stage, something inside me came to life.

His tragic song of unrequited love was a confession that had me questioning everything.

Five years might’ve changed who we are—he’s a rock star and I’m a single mom—but my feelings for him are as strong as ever.

His lyrics make falling in love seem easy. For him—maybe it is.

Only I’ve learned the hard way that real life isn’t as simple as writing a love song.


Buy Links:

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Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/38vq8jx 

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3wZZ9WX 

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Spoiler-free Review of Controlled Chaos

Controlled ChaosControlled Chaos by Nikki Ash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 I just popped my Nikki Ash cherry! How did I not read her before? This second chance, friends-to-lovers romance, was unputdownable. I loved Controlled Chaos and can’t wait to read the next books in the Love and Lyrics series. I’m so glad I took a chance on this new to me author. One-click worthy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Review: Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles

Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles is LIVE! Check out my spoiler-free book review of the third installment in the Torn and Tattered series. 

Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles ebook
"Addie and Beckett's story is heart-achingly beautiful—Hidden Waters is another must-read from Catherine Cowles!— Samantha Young, New York Times Bestselling author.

Synopsis: 

Hidden Waters, an all-new moving and passionate roommates to lovers, small-town romance from bestselling author Catherine Cowles, is available now!


My family tried to break me. But, somehow, I made it out alive, even though the wounds from that survival are forever carved into my bones. Now, my only wish is for…normal. To know what it's like to have friends, a job, a home.


The last thing I want is for my new roommate to see the scars I'm so desperate to keep hidden, especially not the ruggedly handsome man who steals my breath and sends my heart into overdrive.


But something tells me that Beckett has demons, too. I see it in the shadows haunting his gorgeous eyes and the way he looks at me with gentle understanding.


As our unlikely friendship becomes so much more, forces from my life slink out of the shadows. And we could both lose everything we've fought so hard for—down to our very last breaths…


Grab your copy today! 

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Audible: https://amzn.to/3b40Qdd

Nook: https://bit.ly/3y8GQPV Coming Soon

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Google Play: https://geni.us/HddnWtrsGooglePlay 


Spoiler-free Review of Hidden Waters

Hidden Waters (Tattered & Torn #3)Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles is the third book in The Tattered & Torn Series. This book focuses on Addie and Beckett. Addie escaped her father's violent extremist group and is working hard to assimilate and live a normal life in Wolf Gap. Addie meets Beckett, who becomes her new housemate. Beckett moved back to Wolf Gap to face his demons and renew family ties. The two help each other move on from their dark pasts to find a bright future.
This slow-burning, small-town romantic suspense was heartfelt and hard to put down. I'm looking forward to reading Shattered Sea (The Tattered & Torn Series #4) when it releases on September 13th. This emotion-packed series of interconnected standalones is not to be missed.

About Catherine Cowles

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Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.


Connect with Catherine 

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Website: https://www.catherinecowles.com/

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Book Review: Someone Else’s Shadow by Monica James

Someone Else’s Shadow by Monica James is LIVE!.  Check out my spoiler-free book review of this standalone romantic suspense thriller. 

Someone Else’s Shadow by Monica James Kindle Book
Synopsis:

My name is Peyton Lane, and I have no idea who I am.

Six months ago, I woke from a coma with no recollection of anybody, anything.

My family tells me that I’m a good woman, that I’m loved. It seems I’ve lived a full, rewarding life, but I would give all of it up in a heartbeat to remember who I was.

My mind is a blank slate. Every moment in time wiped clean.

But there is one thing I can remember, something I haven’t dared to tell anyone about—a mysterious oak tree, a red ribbon, and a vision of drowning.

I know the answers I seek lie buried at the bottom of a lake. And that’s why I’m here in South Carolina. The memory I have is something I witnessed…

So I wonder what it would feel like to remember…remember who I was, but more importantly, remember what I did.

  

BUY LINKS:

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Review of Someone Else's Shadow 


Someone Else's ShadowSomeone Else's Shadow by Monica James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Omg, what did I just read?
Someone Else's Shadow by Monica James is perfection. This multilayered romantic suspense was filled with some well-placed twists and turns, making this book unputdownable. I literally couldn't read this book fast enough. I won't forget this unique memory loss romance any time soon, and neither will you. Don't forget to one-click it on June 20th. Someone Else's Shadow is on my Best of 2022 book list.

Bio

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life. 

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends. 

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

New Book Review: Help Me Remember by Corinne Michaels

New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels brings you a new small-town, brother’s best friend romance. Check out my spoiler-free mini-book review of Help Me Remember. This is a standalone and the first book in the Rose Canyon series. 

Help Me Remember by Corinne Micheals Kindle Book

Synopsis:

In one second, my life disappeared.


My past. My memories. My future.


The only certainty I have from the last three years is that my older brother is dead, and I am the only eyewitness.


In order to protect the case, the lawyers demand that no one give me any information about my life . . . I must remember on my own. My only help comes from my brother’s best friend and world-renowned investigative reporter, Spencer Cross.


He has no idea how many nights I’ve spent dreaming of his name—and his body—next to mine.


Now we’re a team and our goal is to recover my memories and retrace my past. But each day we spend together, he’s looking at me as more than his friend’s little sister and I find it harder to want my old life back. Instead I’m wishing for a new one–with him. His kiss feels like home. His arms make me feel safe, and I never want this to end.


As my memories return, forcing me to face my future, everything falls apart... especially when I find an engagement ring hidden in my apartment. I have no idea who gave it to me, or what it means about my past.


I may have asked Spencer to help me remember, but now I wish I could forget.


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Help Me Remember (Rose Canyon, #1)Help Me Remember by Corinne Michaels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.0 - 4.5 - Help Me Remember (Rose Canyon #1) by Corinne Micheals had a great mix of romance, mystery, and suspense. I’m not going to regurgitate the synopsis, but I will tell you that this book is about rediscovering love, life, and following your heart. Help Me Remember was a great read and worth one-clicking.

I’m looking forward to reading the next books in this series of interconnected standalones.


Monday, June 6, 2022

20 Gay Romance Books to Read During Pride Month

June is the start of Pride month! Here are 20 of my favorite LGBTQ+ romances. Did you read any of these? Please share all of your favorites! FYI - some of these are in Kindle Unlimited! 

Gay Romance Kindle Book Picks for Pride Month


Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen https://amzn.to/3m669et (Read this series)

Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid https://amzn.to/3GHJcrD

Double Full by Kindle Alexander https://amzn.to/3xbH8or


Henry’s End by Julie Richman https://amzn.to/3NOvN3g


Pieces of Us by Claudia Burgoa https://amzn.to/3M7GUmE


Affinity by Dyan Layne (Read the Red Door series) https://amzn.to/3Mf1T6U


Adoring Keaton by Siobhan Davis https://amzn.to/3akgfFY


A Charm of Finches by Suanne Bierman Laqueur (Read the entire Venery series) https://amzn.to/3GIgbfk


American King by Sierra Simone (Read the entire Camelot series) https://amzn.to/3NdDDDC


When You Come Back to Me by Emma Scott https://amzn.to/38ILPwC


Someday, Someday by Emma Scott https://amzn.to/3NUxwEq


Upside Down by Ann Marie Madden https://amzn.to/3GHK5QZ


Saint by Sierra Simone https://amzn.to/3Nh0G0e


Scoring with Him by Lauren Blakely https://amzn.to/3xmJp0t


Dear Mr. Brody by Author A M Johnson (Read the entire For Him series). Read everything by this author! https://amzn.to/3NhEByJ


Try by Ella Frank (The entire series is great) https://amzn.to/3zawtfj


Take What You Want by Ann Lister (Read the entire Rock Gods series) https://amzn.to/3NeosKl

Always by Kindle Alexander https://amzn.to/3Q0LUwo


Without You by Marley Valentine https://amzn.to/3GIvvZw


Unscripted by JR Gray https://amzn.to/3PR7t2u

Friday, June 3, 2022

Cover Reveal: The Boss Project by Vi Keeland

COVER REVEAL I’m reading this July 11th release right now and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  This is model Daniel Harris’ first time appearing on a book cover.  Look for my spoiler-free review.  Happy cover reveal day Vivi!  The Boss Project is a standalone/no cliffhanger.

The Boss Project by Vi Keeland Kindle Book Kindle Crack


Title: The Boss Project

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Daniel Harris

Release Date: July 11, 2022


BLURB


The first time I met Merrick Crawford was during my job interview.


Well, technically, I’d met him twenty minutes earlier when he’d barged into a fitting room a few doors down from my appointment. 


I yelled.  He yelled.  After an argument while standing in my bra, I proceeded to smash the door into the gorgeous jerk, trying to yank it shut.


As you might imagine, I was freaked out when I discovered that the rude guy was my potential new boss.


Yet he didn’t seem to recognize me. Or so I thought…  Until we wound up bickering again during my interview and he told me to go sniff my armpit.  


Okay, so maybe I hadn’t exactly been changing when he walked in on me.  In my defense, I’d been stuck on a hot train for two hours and wanted to make sure I didn’t smell. 


I obviously didn’t expect to get the job. But somehow an invitation to a second interview arrived in my inbox.  


Before I left, I asked to see Merrick.  I needed to know why I was even in consideration after our disastrous start.


Turned out, Merrick only wanted to hire me because I was the least competent candidate.  It seemed his board was making him fill the position, against his wishes.


I didn’t really want to work in a place where my boss expected me to fail.  But I figured maybe I’d enjoy proving him wrong. It was a little thing I dubbed the boss project.


What I wasn’t prepared for was that there would be other things I’d enjoy doing to Merrick Crawford.


Getting involved with the boss wasn’t the smartest choice.  


But you know what they say about choices: Some we regret, some we are proud of.  I just had no idea where this one was going to land.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61200650-the-boss-project



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AUTHOR BIO

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



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OTHER BOOKS BY VI KEELAND


The Invitation


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Audio  https://amzn.to/3p9vPq2 Narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!

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The Summer Proposal


Kindle: https://amzn.to/3JPCAIZ

Paperback: https://amzn.to/3CeACfT

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