Saturday, December 8, 2018

[Blog Tour Review + Excerpt] ENGAGED TO THE EMT (Blue Collar Brothers #3) by Piper Rayne


Source: Received a copy to participate in the blog tour
and give my honest review.
Release Date: December 6, 2018
Number of Pages: 261 (Ebook)

DESCRIPTION

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only — a one-night stand — not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancĂ©.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.
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REVIEW

I’ve been eagerly waiting for Luca’s book since the Blue Collar Brothers series was first announced! I loved getting to meet him in the Bedroom Games series and I knew his story would be super interesting because he was an absolute character even in the brief snippet we saw of him! And now that I've read Engaged to the EMT, I can confirm that it was amazing...and it was so, so worth the wait!

If you're new to Piper and Rayne, then you should know that their series are made up of standalones that collectively make up little companion series, so with each book you get to see a new couple, and you also get to see bits of the other couples in the series because they're all interconnected. This means you can definitely read their books as standalones, but that you can also read them in order to see things unfold and tie in together. They also have characters from their other series make cameos occasionally. which is a lot of fun if you recognize the past characters! 

In Engaged to the EMT, we finally get Lauren and Luca's story! The previous two books in the Blue Collar Brothers series featured Luca's older brothers: Mauro and Cristian; and Lauren's two best friends: Maddie and Vanessa. In Flirting with Fire (Mauro and Maddie's book), we saw Lauren and Luca's rivalry for the first time, and in Crushing on the Cop (Cristian and Vanessa's book), we saw them clash even more...and now in Engaged to the EMT, we get to see their hate turn to love! ;) Not only did we get the awesome hate-to-love trope (oooh the tension ;D), we also get the fake relationship trope, which I'm always a sucker for! It was honestly, exactly what I hoped for and everything that I could've possibly wanted! I absolutely ADORED this book so much! I loved Luca and Lauren! I loved their banter, their competitiveness with each other, and I absolutely loved seeing them grow together! It was fun, sexy, and so, so good!!! 

If you're a fan of sweet, sizzling, and sexy romances, then you should definitely check out Piper Rayne's books! They're one of my favourite writing duos, and they never disappoint! For the Blue Collar Brothers series, specifically, I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking for sexy heroes and fierce and sassy heroines...especially if you love seeing wonderful friendships and family dynamics in your romances! I seriously can't recommend this one enough! I absolutely loved Engaged to the EMT and the Blue Collar Brothers has quickly become a favourite romance series of mine! I can't wait to see more of them in Piper Rayne's forthcoming White Collar Cousins series which is expected to release sometime in 2019! ;)


EXCERPT

     The light from the street reflects the humor shining in his eyes. “I’m just sick of the fighting.”

     “Fighting is what we do best. It’s basically how we communicate.” Then all the puzzle pieces join together in my head. I’m so stupid. “You want something.”

     We pull up in front of my house just as I realize what a fucking moron I am.

     “Nope.” He takes the keys, grabs the bag of food and gets out of the car.

     He’s totally playing me. I might not be a psychologist who can quickly spot a liar, but Luca, I know too well. Not well, but when it comes to our interactions—I know him. And this nice Luca, taking me to a Hawks game, buying me dinner, wanting to eat with me…this isn’t the Luca Bianco I know.

     I climb out of his car, the slam of the door echoing down the dark residential street. “Tell me what it is you want.”

     His lips remain straight, not even a hint of a smile or smirk.

     Another clear sign that this isn’t the Luca I know.

     “Come on. Let’s eat.” He nods in the direction of my house.

     “By prolonging whatever it is, you’re just pissing me off, which means if you need something, I’m more than likely going to say no. Or we could play a little game…”

     “How about we eat?” He waits patiently as I insert the key into my door, disengage the alarm that Cristian, Luca’s brother insisted we get installed.

     Police officers. Jeez.

     We step inside and he’s the one to shut the door and flick the lock.

     “Planning to have your way with me?” I’m not serious as I walk into the kitchen to grab us some drinks, utensils, and napkins.

     The sound of the television blaring drifts into the kitchen seconds later.

     With my hands full, I head back into the living room. “Feel free to make yourself at home,” I deadpan, handing Luca a Vitamin Water and a napkin.

     “Thanks.” He lifts the napkin and drink. “And thanks.”

     We sit on the couch because although our house is nice and newly redecorated thanks to Maddie’s mad skills, the family room area is small and the best place to see the television is the couch. No worries though, there’s still a cushion between us.

     I open up my box of food, a little bit of steam hitting my face. “I can’t just sit here and watch soccer with you and not know what you want.”

     I hate that I’ve had to resort to being sincere in my request.

     He opens up his own box and I’m a tad jealous I didn’t get the burger. It smells and looks delicious.

     Luca doesn’t respond, just stands and heads into the kitchen.

     He knows our house way too well thanks to his brothers always suggesting we meet here when we go out.

     I pop a cauliflower floret into my mouth, tasting the Korean flavor makes my mouth water. Opening up my Vitamin Water to cool my tongue, I ignore Luca’s return, instead, fixating on the television as he rounds the coffee table in front of me. The couch dips with the weight of his body which is now closer than before.


     I’ve never been alone with Luca, much less this close. I feel a shift in our volatile relationship like the stillness before a storm. It’s too quiet. It’s too calm. Too…enjoyable.

     “Here.” My gaze shifts from the television, although I couldn’t tell you the score of the game and I see he’s holding half his burger out to me.

     “What’s this?” I ask, loading my mouth with another califloret.

     Man, it’s hot.

     “I think you had a little bit of drool dripping from your mouth when I opened the container. How about we share?”

     He smiles. A smile I’ve only ever seen on his face with his friends, or his brothers, and especially his mom. He doesn’t even wear this smile when he’s with girls. At least not that I’ve ever seen. That fact runs around my stomach stirring up the butterflies to max flight.

     I don’t like this.

     It’s too damn calm.

     Where are the eighty mile per hour winds?

     “Luca, if you don't tell me what you want, I’m going to kick you out of my house.” I take half the burger and slide my cauliflower and fries closer to him as an offering.

     “You can’t just wait?” he asks, seeming disappointed.

     “HA!” I point to him with a greasy finger. “You do want something from me. Tell me what it is.”

     “You’re ridiculous you know that, right? A normal person would wait.”

     I shake my head. “No, they wouldn’t.”

     See, this feels good. This feels right.

     “LUCA!” I scream.

     He blows out a breath. “Fine. I need a favor from you.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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If yes, what did you think?
If no, do you plan to?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] ENGAGED TO THE EMT (Blue Collar Brothers #3) by Piper Rayne


Woo hoo! Today is the day! It's release day for the final book in the Blue Collar Brother series, Engaged to the EMT...and this one is all about Luca! ;)

I have absolutely been loving this series, and I've been super eager for Luca's story...and you guys, it didn't disappoint! ;D


ENGAGED TO THE EMT
Blue Collar Brothers Book 3
By Piper Rayne
Release Day – December 6th
A Sexy FAKE RELATIONSHIP rom com standalone written by a duo of two USA Today Bestselling Authors



Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.



He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.



Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.



That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancĂ©.



The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.



What’s that saying? Love is blind?



Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

Connect with Piper Rayne:


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I'm a sucker for companion series like this, and I'm a big sucker for the fake relationship and hate-to-love tropes, so this was right up my alley! ;)

What do you think?
Are you planning to read ENGAGED TO THE EMT?
What are some of your favourite romance tropes?

[Release Day Blitz] HOTSHOT DOC by R.S. Grey


R.S. Grey's next romantic comedy, HOTSHOT DOC, is available now!

Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!



About HOTSHOT DOC
 
Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
Add HOTSHOT DOC to your Goodreads list here!


About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com


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I'll be sharing my review for this one shortly, but I'll tell you this much--I absolutely LOVED Hotshot Doc! Matt and Bailey were absolutely amazing and their chemistry was off-the-charts!!! So, so good!!!!

Are you a fan of rom-coms? 
How about doctor/medical dramas? 

If you answered "yes" to either of the above questions, then this is the romance book for you. ;)

[Cover + Blurb Reveal] TKT by L.J. Shen


Hello, fellow romance readers!

In case you haven't heard I'm a HUGE L.J. Shen fan, so I jumped at the chance to get to know any and absolutely ANYTHING about her next release...formerly known as TKT...but now with an actual title, it's called: The Kiss Thief!

Keep on scrolling to see the cover and read the blurb! ;)



THE KISS THIEF
by L.J. Shen

Release Date: January 9th

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Blurb


They say your first kiss should be earned.



Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.



They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.



Mine were broken before we left church.



They say your heart only beats for one man.



Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.



I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.



Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.  



They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.



I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.


One kiss.



Two men.



Three lives.



Entwined together.



And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.


About the Author

L.J. Shen
is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.



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Well...this certainly sounds intense! And this cover reminds me of L.J.'s earlier books, Sparrow and Tyed, which seems to fit more in-line with the description of the book, too! I definitely can't wait to pick this one up!

What do you think?
Do you like the cover?
Does the description pull you in?

Monday, November 19, 2018

[Blog Tour Review] PUCKED LOVE (Pucked, #6) by Helena Hunting


PUCKED LOVE
(Pucked #6)
by Helena Hunting
Release Day: November 13, 2018
Pucked Love, the final sexy and emotional standalone in the NYT bestselling Pucked Series from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is LIVE!

As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date.

Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty.

I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.

But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.

We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.
Download your copy today!

About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.



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REVIEW

Wow! Pucked Love was an emotional rollercoaster and I loved every minute of it! Before I read Pucked Love, I binge-read a bunch of the books in the Pucked series so that I would mostly be caught up for this one and I'm glad that I did! I loved getting to see all of the couples come together in each of their books, and when it came to Pucked Love, I loved getting to see them all again. I loved knowing their inside jokes, and I loved all of the build-up before we got to see the truth behind Charlene and Darren's relationship!

While Charlene and Darren aren't my favourite of the Pucked couples (that'd be Randy and Lily in case anyone was wondering :P), I still really loved finally getting their story! I loved getting to see the mystery behind Darren, and getting to see more of Charlene! I always loved Char's moments whenever she and Vi would get into their crazy antics in the other books, so it was wonderful to get to see her take centre-stage for once. :)

The Pucked stories are definitely on the ridiculous and dramatic side, in the most hilarious and fun of ways, and Pucked Love wasn't any exception to this. It starts with one of the most awkward scenarios, and things totally snowball from there...zany sex-related conversations are had and some of the most awkward parental situation ever occur in Pucked Love, and it sure was a blast to read!

Overall, I absolutely loved Pucked Love

I thought it was wonderful to finally get to know more about the most mysterious of the Pucked couples, Darren and Charlene, and I adored all of the moments between each of the couples from the previous books, too. I love how in this series we get to see all of the characters come together as friends, and we get to see each couple grow with each additional book. I'm a little sad that this is the final book planned in the series, but I really, truly hope that Helena Hunting plans to visit all of the Pucked couples again...I'm definitely not tired of them yet! ;) 

I'd recommend this series if you're a fan of zany rom-coms, especially if you like them on the sexy side. You could definitely read Pucked Love as a standalone, but I do think you'd enjoy the antics between all of the friends more if you've read at least some of the previous books...however, you could always start with this one and work your way backwards if you want. ;)



Any other Pucked fans out there?
If you're a fan of the series, have you read Pucked Love yet?
If you're new to the series, does it sound like something you'd enjoy?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] CHASING IVY ( #1) by S. J. Sylvis


Hey fellow romance readers!

I was recently introduced to S. J. Sylvis and I thought that CHASING IVY sounded adorable, so when I had the chance to help promote her book on its release day, I jumped at the chance. I'll be sharing my review sometime soon, but I thought that it was wonderful. It's definitely on the dramatic side and it has a really fantastic couple who get a second chance at their first love which I truly loved. Fans of contemporary romance with a bit of drama and a whole lot of steamy chemistry will definitely love this one...and guess what, you can get your copy now since it's release day! :D


CHASING IVY
(Oak Hills #1)
by S. J. Sylvis
Release Day: November 15, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

Six years ago, I had a best friend with sky-blue eyes, purposefully messy brown hair, and a body that made every single girl drool on sight. I would know—it drove me absolutely crazy…until I was the one doing the drooling.

Our days were filled with stomach-hurting laughter accompanied by easy conversation, and our nights were filled with secret, awkward teenage flirting.
But that was when Dawson was just my best friend. Nothing more, nothing less.

And then… it was more.

It’s a memory I pretend to see through blurry eyes, hazed by passing years of no communication. The one night that my heart was suddenly soaring through the starry night, only to catch fire as it rapidly descended seconds later.

Six years was a long time to get my heart under control. A lot has changed, and yet here I am, still drooling over Dawson—my ex best friend.
Download your copy today!

About S. J. Sylvis

S.J. Sylvis is a lover of reading and writing and just recently graduated with her graduate degree focusing on English and Creative Writing (the only fun parts were the writing classes). Besides writing, S.J. Sylvis loves coffee (specifically caramel iced coffee, but really, any coffee will do), binge-watching Gilmore Girls, going to the beach and spending time with her family! She currently lives in Louisiana but is often moving as her husband is in the United States Marine Corps and they go where the military sends them!


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 What do you think?
Are you planning to get yourself a copy of CHASING IVY?

[Cover Reveal] HOTSHOT DOC by R.S. Grey

One of my absolute favourite authors, R.S. Grey has a new book coming out in early December...and today we get to see the stunning cover!!! 

Scroll down, take a peek, and let me know what do you think of the cover for HOTSHOT DOC!



About HOTSHOT DOC

– Coming December 6th –

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.
I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
Open this image in a new window or tab to see the full jacket. ;)
Add HOTSHOT DOC on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2zMaFGx

HOTSHOT DOC releases December 6th—you'll be able to preorder your copy for .99c beginning December 3rd!

Keep an eye on R.S. Grey’s facebook page for the link:
https://www.facebook.com/Author-RS-Grey-167668293429638/

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com


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I absolutely LOVE this cover! It's adorable, but also subtly sexy! I also love the colour...so pretty! And the description of HOTSHOT DOC sounds sooooo good!!! 

What do you think of the cover for HOTSHOT DOC?
Who else can't wait to read it?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] PUCKED LOVE (Pucked #6) by Helena Hunting


Hey fellow romance readers!

I don't know about you, but I'm an absolute sucker for rom-coms...and if you add sports, I want it even more! Because of that, it's probably no surprise that I absolutely love Helena Hunting's Pucked series! For a while, I'd only read the first book, but recently I've gone back through the series, and I've read all but a few novellas now. Let me tell you...it. is. AMAZING! I love the characters, the friendships, the relationships (duh! haha), but I also just love how interconnected the series is! Each book adds onto the one before it, and Pucked Love happens to bring it all together...and lucky for us today's the release day!!!


PUCKED LOVE
(Pucked #6)
by Helena Hunting
Release Day: November 13, 2018

Pucked Love, the final sexy and emotional standalone in the NYT bestselling Pucked Series from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is LIVE!

As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date.

Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty.

I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.

But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.

We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.
Download your copy today!

About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.



Connect with Helena:

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Any other Helena Hunting or Pucked fans out there?
Are you excited for Pucked Love's release?
If you haven't started the Pucked series, does a sexy rom-com series centred around a hockey team appeal to you?

Friday, November 2, 2018

[Cover Reveal] FINDING ALEXEI by Kendall Ryan




I don't know about you all, but I'm a big fan of Kendall Ryan's books, so I jumped at the chance to share the cover for one of her upcoming books, FINDING ALEXEI! It's scheduled to release on January 7th, but you get to see the cover and read the description today. ;)

Scroll down a bit to see the cover in all its glory. ;) 

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FINDING ALEXEI
BY KENDALL RYAN
RELEASE DAY: JAN 7th, 2019

DESCRIPTION

Spotting a hooker on a city street corner is not an abnormal thing.


Me bringing one home? Well, that's a first.


But this girl . . . She's in trouble.


And this asshole is not a guy she wants to go home with.


So I do the exact thing I shouldn't—I offer to bring her home with me instead.
 She says this is the first time she's ever done this, which is adorably ironic.


Then proceeds to tell me a sob story about needing money to care for the baby who was left on her doorstep. That's when my stomach starts to clench. I think she might be telling the truth.


So I do what any respectable man would do—I take her home, stopping to pick up diapers and formula on the way—and discover that she was telling the truth all along.


Christ on a cracker.


I should have just kept walking.


I should have done a thousand other things except for barge into her sad life, offer to fix everything, fall for her . . .

Pre-Order Your Copy Now!


ABOUT KENDALL RYAN:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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I'm sure many of you know by now that I am a big fan of sports romances...so that football on the cover, and that super intriguing description totally have me hooked! I can't wait to read FINDING ALEXEI!

What about you?
Do you like the cover?
And does the description have you wanting to add FINDING ALEXEI to your to-read list?

Monday, October 29, 2018

[Cover Reveal] AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE by Genevieve Graham


I have something super exciting to share with you all today...it's the cover for Genevieve Graham's next book, AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE, and I also have the link to her fabulous new website!!!

Without further ado, here's the gorgeous cover! Let us know what you think!!! :D

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AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE by Genevieve Graham
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

SYNOPSIS

From bestselling author Genevieve Graham comes a sweeping new historical novel of love, tragedy, and redemption set during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors swarm to the north seeking riches the likes of which have never been seen before.

For Liza Peterson and her family, the gold rush is a chance for them to make a fortune by moving their general store business from Vancouver to Dawson City, the only established town in the Yukon. For Constable Ben Turner, a recent recruit of the North-West Mounted Police, upholding the law in a place overrun with guns, liquor, prostitutes, and thieves is an opportunity to escape a dark past and become the man of integrity he has always wanted to be. But the long, difficult journey over icy mountain passes and whitewater rapids is much more treacherous than Liza or Ben imagined, and neither is completely prepared for the forbidding north.

As Liza’s family nears the mountain’s peak, a catastrophe strikes with fatal consequences, and not even the NWMP can help. Alone and desperate, Liza finally reaches Dawson City, only to find herself in a different kind of peril. Meanwhile, Ben, wracked with guilt over the accident on the trail, sees the chance to make things right. But just as love begins to grow, new dangers arise, threatening to separate the couple forever.

Inspired by history as rich as the Klondike’s gold, At the Mountain’s Edge is an epic tale of romance and adventure about two people who must let go of the past not only to be together, but also to survive.
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Check out Genevieve's all new website at www.GenevieveGraham.com!

Her website has been totally redone and as time passes, she plans to add more and more to the "Beyond the Books" page! So far it already has some deleted chapters from her books, but she plans for it include historical information and such, so it's sure to be something extremely fun for historical fiction fans!


About Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a degree in music, never planning to write books. She met the love of her life in a chairlift lineup in Banff and subsequently moved to Calgary where the couple lived for 17 years and raised two beautiful daughters. She began writing in 2007, just before the family moved to Nova Scotia. Her first three novels, Under the Same SkySound of the Heart, and Somewhere to Dream, were international bestsellers published by Penguin US. Graham is passionate about historical adventure, runs an editing business, teaches piano, and raises very silly chickens. She lives just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Finally, I'll leave you with this wonderful gif for AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE


I don't know about you all...but I can't wait to get my hands on this book! The cover is stunning, and the description has me super excited to see what Genevieve has come up with! ;)

Who else loves Genevieve's new website and can't wait to read AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE?

Friday, October 26, 2018

[CRUSHING ON THE COP Blog Tour] Review + Excerpt


Crushing on the Cop
(Blue Collar Brothers #2)
By Piper Rayne
Release Day: Oct. 25, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

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REVIEW

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it every single time that I review one of their books, but I absolutely LOVE Piper and Rayne's books! The stories, the characters, the writing...I think everything is fabulous and I always eagerly wait for the release of their books! The Blue Collar Brothers series has probably been my most anticipated out of all their series though! Ever since we met the Bianco brothers back in the Bedrooms Games series I've been super excited and eager to see them all find love! I adored Mauro and Maddie's story in Flirting with Fire...and I was sooooo excited to get Cristian and Vanessa's story next...and let me tell you...it. did. not. disappoint! 

One of my favourite things about Piper Rayne's books is the fact that they always set up trilogies where the characters' stories tie in with each other. I love that I continue to see the characters as their friends (or in the Bianco brothers' case: siblings) also find love...I'm an absolute sucker for cameos and group dynamics in my romance books, so the fact that they do this so well is something that I love every single time. It makes the story even better and it means that I don't have to let the characters go right away, too! I also love that in later series, some of their couples from previous books will make cameos, too. ;) 

So...obviously I loved that I got to see more of Mauro and Maddie in CRUSHING ON THE COP...but let's be real here, I was really the most excited to get to see more of Cristian and Vanessa! I love all of the Bianco brothers, and I really love the three girlfriends in this series, too, but I loved that in CRUSHING ON THE COP we got to see beneath Cristian's stoic and strong front...we got to see him be vulnerable, honest, and open with Vanessa and I loved that! I also loved seeing Vanessa's growth! She was so closed off at the beginning of the story and seeing her open up to Cris was amazing...and we finally learned her secret! It defintely wasn't what I expected, but I loved that Piper and Rayne were able to surprise me...and all of the conflicts in this book were wrapped up in a really realistic way, which I freaking loved! Too often in romance everything is all drama, drama, drama, but in this one the relationship was so real and I genuinely enjoyed seeing Cris and Van challenge each other, and I loved the chemistry between them--it was super sizzling! 

Along with Cristian and Vanessa's fabulous chemistry, I loved all of the other dynamics in this story! The friends and siblings were wonderful together and I loved their interactions! I also loved seeing all of the family dynamics! I love seeing all of the Biancos together...especially all of their scenes with Ma, and I really loved seeing Vanessa's relationship with her dad shift by the end of the story. :) Then of course, I also loved seeing the guys at work! In the first book we got to see the firefighters in action, and in this one we got to see Cris interact with his partner and some of the other cops in the precinct. It was pretty neat to see, and it definitely has me intrigued and hoping that we'll be getting some of the Bianco brothers' coworkers in some of Piper Rayne's future novels. ;)

Overall, I absolutely loved CRUSHING ON THE COP! I loved Cristian and Vanessa so much, and am extremely excited for the final book in this trilogy: ENGAGED TO THE EMT. Lauren and Luca have the whole hate-to-love thing going on and I'm super here for that! I'd highly recommend this series (and any other Piper Rayne book!) to anyone who love rom-coms, especially if you're a fan of steamy stories with a lot of heart! ;)


EXCERPT

     “Not on duty tonight, officer?” I insert sarcasm into my tone because being a bitch will make it easier for him to keep his distance.

     “Well, Miss Flanagan, I’m off for two days if you’re wondering.”

     I step away from the keg allowing the lingering guys who are talking about hockey a chance to fill their cups.

     “That leaves me open for that date.” He cocks an eyebrow.

     My head falls back in defeat. “There is no date. You have a pass. Most guys would love the chance to get out of a date with the person who wins them at an auction.”

     He sips his beer. “I’m not most guys.”

     I sip my beer and don’t respond. He’s right. He’s not most guys. Most guys don’t look like he does. That or I’ve been hanging around the wrong places.

     “Some might say that most women would love to go on a date with a police officer.”

     “I’m not most women.”

     He laughs. One that heats my insides and makes him even more attractive. I know I’m going to be visualizing him the next time I pull out my Unicorn Cock vibrator, but I’ll deal like I always do.

     “I agree,” he says when he finishes laughing.

     “Perfect. Then it’s a deal. No date.” I smile and turn on my heel heading toward the bonfire.

     “Whoa.” His hand gently grabs my arm.

     I spin back around.

     “You know that’s not what I was saying. Come on, Vanessa. I need your dad off my back. One date. It’s not going to kill anyone.”

     I purse my lips, trying to figure out how I’m going to get him to let this topic go. I’ve had one police officer dictating my entire life already, I don’t need another.

     “Just lie,” I say with a shrug.

     His strong shoulders sag a bit and he shoots me a look like ‘give me a break.’ His eyes are those of an innocent man who probably always does the right thing. I’m doing him a favor keeping him at arm’s length.

     “Fine,” I say when the silence stretches out.

     He smiles.

     I hold a finger up into the air. “You do one thing tonight that you’d never normally do and I’ll go out with you.” I smirk. Let’s see Mr. Squeaky Clean take me up on that offer. I’m picturing my victory already.

     “What?” He screws his face up then sips his beer.

     I cross my arms around my middle, waiting for him to say no way so that I can move on. “You heard me. One spontaneous thing. Here. Tonight.”

     “Like what?” he asks, his eyes scanning the area around us that I now realize is quickly emptying out. Half these people probably have babysitters to get home to.

     I shrug. “That’s for you to decide.”

     His forehead bunches. “What do you want me to do? Jump over the fire or some shit like that?”

     “I’d prefer if you didn’t end up in the emergency room, so no, I don’t expect you to jump over a roaring fire. That would ruin Maddie and Mauro’s night.”

     A pissed off look crosses his face and he downs most of his beer.

     “That’s it, let’s go, Cris. It’s two against two and I need a guy.” Luca, Cristian’s little brother, twirls a soccer ball on his finger as he steps up to us. Lauren follows behind with a girl I don’t recognize.

     “What?” Cristian glares over at his brother. “I’m not playing soccer tonight in the pitch dark.”
     He has a point.

     “Come on Cris. Lauren says she can score five goals on me.” Luca glances over to Lauren who has a shit-eating grin on her face, and he rolls his eyes.

     Cristian blows out a breath. Lauren saddles up to my side, kicking the soccer ball from Luca’s hands. She does some fancy footwork then kicks the ball in the air before catching it. That girl has coordination I do not.

     “The answer is no. Find Bentley, he’s over there.” He points toward the bonfire.

     Luca must know his brother never does something he doesn’t want to do because he barrels away from us without a word.

     “What’s going on over here?” Lauren asks, walking backward, twirling the soccer ball on one finger like Luca was moments ago.

     “Nothing,” I say.

     “Lauren, what’s the craziest thing I can do tonight?” Cristian hollers out and Lauren’s feet stop, staring at me over his shoulder.

     She knows this game. We play it often. Well, not since college when guys tend to think they can say hello and you’ll be falling all over them. There’s nothing wrong with making them work to impress you a little. It builds character. LOL.

     Lauren being Lauren pretends to think about it. In the past, we’ve had guys shave their heads or their eyebrows, dress in girl’s clothing, striptease with a pair of girl’s panties on. God knows what Lauren’s going to recommend.

     “You’re a smart boy, Bianco. Turn the tables,” she says. “What’s the worst thing you could do to Vanessa tonight?”

     I flip her off. Nice friend I got there. Who wants her?

     A devilish smile creeps onto Cristian’s lips. “Anyone tell you, you’re a fucking genius, Lauren?”
     She laughs. “All the time. Tell your brother for me though.”

     Luca comes over, stealing the soccer ball from her hands, while a guy tripping over his own feet follows behind. The girl and guy standing on the sidelines watching Lauren and Luca argue about who goes first.

     “So, Officer Bianco, what will it be?” I cock a hip and a brow.

     “Maybe a date with you isn’t worth the embarrassment?” He steps closer and I back up an inch, unease setting in as his demeanor grows more confident and sure.

     I shrug. “That’s fine. I’m happy to split ways now.”

     He takes another giant step forward and sips the remaining beer from his cup, tossing it down to the grass, his gaze intense and set on whatever he’s about to do.

     “What are you doing?” I ask, my voice weaker than I’d prefer.

     We’re chest to chest now because he’s taken me by surprise and I forgot to flee with his approach. Okay and maybe his eyes mesmerized me. A little. Not much.

     “I’m going to do the one thing I didn’t think I’d do tonight.” His voice has dropped an octave and we’re alone in the darkness of the forest now where the warmth of the bonfire has disappeared. A cold chill runs across my cheeks until Cristian’s hands land on either side of my face. “I’m going to kiss you.”

     His lips fall to mine. Did I say it was cold? It’s not. It’s warm. Cristian’s mouth on mine steals the chill from my body. I should knee him in the balls or at least push him away, but I don’t. Instead, my lips betray me and move in time with his. I wrap my arms around his neck and I rise to my tiptoes, kissing him back.

     His arms cradle me flush against his body, his tongue exploring mine and under the canopy of the forest, away from any prying eyes, Cristian Bianco sets my body on fire.

     I love breaking other people’s rules, but I’m not sure about breaking my own.
* I also shared some teaser graphics yesterday for the release day of Crushing on the Cop! You can find them in my post, HERE.*


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] CRUSHING ON THE COP (Blue Collar Brothers #2) by Piper Rayne


Woo hoo!!! Exciting news! The second book in Piper Rayne's Blue Collar Brothers series, CRUSHING ON THE COP, is out today!!! 

If you're a fan of sexy, sweet, and funny romance books and you haven't read one of Piper Rayne's books yet then you really do need to check them out! I've absolutely loved every single one of their books that I've read and I think that the first book in this series, FLIRTING WITH FIRE, was probably my top favourite so far! I'm currently reading CRUSHING ON THE COP...and you guys, it is soooooo good!!!! 

Keep on scrolling for the book descriptions, buy links, and some sexy teasers! ;)


CRUSHING ON THE COP
Blue Collar Brothers Book 2
BY: PIPER RAYNE 

Release Date: October 25, 2018!

AVAILABLE NOW!
Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

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TEASERS

If that description and sexy cover hasn't sold you yet, check out these fantastic teasers! 

(Hot Tip: If you want to see these teasers even bigger, just present the ctrl/command key (depending on if you're a PC or Mac person, respectively) and right click to open them up in a new tab in all their full size glory! ;D)



ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

Connect with Piper Rayne:


Join our newsletter and get 2 FREE BOOKS!
 - http://bit.ly/2tsNcpP 


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What do you think?
Is anyone else a bigtime Piper Rayne fangirl? ;)
Is CRUSHING ON THE COP on your TBR?