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Thursday, January 18, 2024

New Release Review: Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov

Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov is LIVE and FREE to download using Kindle Unlimited. Check out my spoiler-free review of this new small-town sports romance. 

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From USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author Laura Pavlov comes a new Small Town, Enemies to Lovers, Standalone Sports Romance in the brand new Magnolia Falls Series.


Demi Crawford was Magnolia Falls royalty.

I was the boxer from the wrong side of the tracks.

She was the epitome of everything good, while I was broody and rebellious.

We couldn’t be more different.

Her family was enemy number one which made her guilty by association.

I despised her before I even knew her.

It was easier that way.

But now she’d moved in next door to me, and she was everywhere I turned.

I couldn’t avoid her no matter how hard I tried.

She was beautiful and honest and sweet.

Everything I knew I shouldn’t want.

Shouldn’t need.

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate—and I don’t know when I crossed over.

I was so wrapped up in this girl I couldn’t see straight.

She was the right hook I never saw coming.

Hating her was supposed to be my end game.

Loving her… well, that was just the beginning.

But the secrets that lived between us threatened to tear us apart.

Lucky for her—I was a born fighter.

And she was definitely worth the fight.


Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov is the first book in her new Magnolia Falls series. This knockout small-town boxing romance hit in the feels with a solid 1-2 punch. I absolutely loved Romeo and Demi’s story. My husband and I love the Rocky movie series so much that our pugs are named after Rocky and Adrian. So when I found myself internally cheering for Romeo to win at life, love, and a significant match, I knew I was hooked and invested in these characters. I cannot wait to read the next books in this series of interconnected standalones. I will channel Rocky here and say, “Yo, Laura, The Queen of Small Town romance, you did it.” One-click worthy. Loving Romeo by Laura Pavlov Video Kindle Crack


Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. Laura loves to hear from readers!


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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Excerpt & Giveaway: What Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland

Read an excerpt from What Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland.  I LOVED THIS STAND-ALONE ROMANCE. Check out my spoiler-free review below. 1/15 release.  I have a signed paperback giveaway on my Instagram page at Kindle Crack. KCBR LLC HAS NOT BEEN FINANCIALLY COMPENSATED TO POST THIS REVIEW OR GIVEAWAY.    


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Title: What Happens at the Lake

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Trope: Grumpy-Sunshine

Release Date: January 15, 2024


She smelled like damn summer.

And it pissed me off.

Plus, I was tired from a shitty night’s sleep. I’d tossed and turned thinking about Little Miss Home Improvement wearing nothing but a pair of denim short overalls and work boots—no shirt, no socks, definitely no bra or underwear.

Josie hopped down from the last two steps on the ladder. “Can I ask you something?”


“Are you always this grumpy in the morning?”

“I’m not grumpy.”

“No? So this is what? Your idea of a sparkling personality? I asked if your coffee was okay, and you grunted at me.”

“That wasn’t a grunt. That was a yes.”

Josie made a short, deep noise that sounded like a pig.

I arched a brow. “Is that supposed to be me?”

She made the sound again, this time adding some monkeylike arm movements and jumping around. “Gronk.”


She jumped again. “Gronk. Gronk.”

I tried not to react, but she was just too damn adorable.

Josie pointed at my face. “There it is again. The elusive Mr. Grumpy Pants smile. It’s kind of…dare I say…nice.” She made an exaggerated gasping sound and covered her mouth. “Oh no. I hope it’s not too painful.”

“Alright, wiseass. I get the point. How about you take your oinking ass out front and grab one of the small two by fours I left on the porch? I’ll show you how to make an easy support to hold up the drywall while it gets screwed into the ceiling.”

Josie strutted to the door. The woman was wearing a white tank top and long, pale pink, flowy skirt to do construction. It looked like she was going on a picnic date, rather than hanging sheetrock—though the tank top hugged her in all the right places, and there was something about her collarbone that I couldn’t drag my eyes away from. She bent to pick up the wood out front, and the top of her tank gaped open, giving me a clear view down her shirt. I forced my head in the other direction, though my eyes managed to slant and continue looking.

“Jesus Christ,” I grumbled to myself. “I need to get the fu¢k out of here.”




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Spoiler-free Review

What Happens at the LakeWhat Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ALL THE STARS!!!!!!!𝗞𝗖𝗕𝗥 𝗟𝗟𝗖 𝗪𝗔𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪. 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗦 𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗗. I have to tell you about THE best book. I laughed and cried, and I’m still grinning like a loon two weeks after hitting the last page. What Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland is EVERYTHING. This small-town romance is packed with the feels, fun, and Fox! He is such a grump, and Josie is pure sunshine. If WHATL wasn’t releasing on 1/15, it would be on my Best of 2023 list. I have a book hangover today in all the best ways. I loved this book so much that I reread it.





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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, Israel, 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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