Friday, April 16, 2021

REVIEW: The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely

    

THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK (Rules of Love #1) by Lauren Blakely  
Release Date: April 16th   

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THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK, a sexy, friends-to-lovers standalone sports romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, is AVAILABLE NOW!    

Things you don't want to miss:  

⚾ Sexy times in a limo 
A hot athlete in and OUT of a tux 
⚾ Naughty jokes, flirty vibes, & brand-new dirty word combos 
⚾ A hilarious, confident, & caring heroine 
⚾ One swoony elevator scene   

Don't miss getting your hands on this smoking hot hero and his smart, stunning woman for the amazing release day price of $2.99 in eBook! But hurry because the price goes up TODAY!  

    

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(Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)  

    

Blurb: 

A sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! 

Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended. But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings... The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run. But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins. The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card. And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.  

    

REVIEW

4.5⭐️

The Virgin Rule Book is the first book in Lauren Blakely’s new series, Rules of Love and what a start to the series it was! It has amazing characters, sexy, flirty banter, laugh out loud antics and just the right amount of romance and steam. 

Nadia is the owner of a football team that she recently inherited from her father. She is a powerhouse of a woman. Wealthy, sexy and confident. After a series of unsuccessful dates she vows to herself to give up men and dating and focus on her career and the success of the team since making the decision to move the team from Las Vegas to San Francisco. 

Crosby is a pro baseball player for the San Francisco Cougars and he is also Nadia’s brothers best friend. He has just made a promise to himself to take a break from women and dating as he is just about to start training camp for 7 weeks. All of that changes when Nadia and Crosby decide to be each other's plus one at Nadia’s brothers wedding and she ends up confessing that she is a virgin and wants Crosby to be the one she gives her virginity to. This is where they decide to enter a friends with benefits situation but neither can stick to their agreement for long, as they realize fairly quickly that there is much more than friendship between them.

Crosby and Nadia have fantastic chemistry. The build up between them was so addicting between their flirty text messages, accidental touches to so much more. Once they stop fighting their attraction and let their guards down it was pure magic between them. 

I loved the moments with Nadia’s best friend, Scarlet (from My One Week Husband) she is that supportive, encouraging best friend that I love.

This is going to be a fantastic series. LB dropped just enough hints to keep us guessing and wanting more of the rest of the characters in the book. I am particularly excited for Holden’s story after that little teaser at the end! 

If you love a good romantic comedy, sport romance, or friends to lovers story this is the one for you! Highly recommend.

*Advanced reader copy received in exchange of an honest review.


About Lauren Blakely:  

  A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.   


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Website: laurenblakely.com  

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Audio Review: Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn

Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn is NOW LIVE! 

BLURB

"She went home with someone else that night?" Hearing the disbelief from my best friend's mouth makes the events of my failed date sting that much more. I would like to make it known, I have a lot more swagger than what it seems. I don't normally ask a girl out, have her fail to recognize it's a date, and then give me a high five - as if I'm her wingman - and take off with someone else. No. Normally I'm the one taking the girl home, but with Stella, it's been one failed attempt after another and frankly, I'm done trying.  

But thanks to my best friend getting married in Hawaii right before the school year starts, I'm stuck on a tropical island, watching Stella parade around in what she claims is a bathing suit. Unfortunately, that's not the worst of it - just the tip of the iceberg. Because what I think is going to be a relaxing vacation, avoiding the one girl I can't seem to make it work with, has turned into a spectacle of being recruited as Stella's doting fake fiancรฉ so she can save face with an old "friend" from high school. Now, I'm navigating through purgatory while trying not to get turned on by the way she holds my hand or kisses my jaw. It's all fake, that's what I keep telling myself - even though it feels entirely too real.



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REVIEW 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Earn Your Extra Credit is a hilarious enemies to lovers rom-com by Meghan Quinn. The book was a joy to listen to. It was so entertaining, full of humour, heart and even a tiny bit of angst. I devoured it all at once without stopping. The narration done by Sebastian York and Erin Mallon is fantastic. They voice the characters of Brock and Stella perfectly and I love the ability they have to draw you into the story immediately. 

Brock aka Romeo is a former pro baseball player, now coach at Forest Heights High School. He has been crushing on Stella for awhile now, they were even friends at one point but things have been become strained between them and now they find themselves stuck on vacation together, to attend Arlo and Greer’s wedding (from See Me After Class). This is where their relationship finally changes. It all starts with a fake relationship and grew from there. I had a hard time with Brock at first, he was so mean to Stella but at the same time I understood his frustration of being forced together on vacation and suddenly having to deal with his unrequited feelings for Stella. 

 These characters were equally frustrating and loveable. I found myself frustrated with them one moment, and swooning the next. Brock was harbouring some hurt feelings and Stella had some major self sabotaging ways that totally got on my nerves but the chemistry between these two makes up for some of these frustrating qualities and the end really rounds the story out and made me fall hard for them.

**Thank you Piece of Cake Audiobooks for providing me with an advanced listener copy in exchange of an honest review. 



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

COVER REVEAL: Blame It on the Tequila by Fiona Cole

 

Fiona Cole has revealed the cover for Blame it on the Tequila!

 

Releasing: May 27, 2021

Photographer: Regina Wamba

Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

 

It started on a dance floor after too much tequila and ended with looking into the handsome face I never thought I'd see again. In-person, at least.

I saw his face all the time on magazine covers.

To the world, he's Parker Callahan- famous rockstar.

To me, he was the boy I loved, the stepbrother who left me behind to follow his dreams.

After our tequila-fueled encounter, he wants me back but that's not a road I'm ready to walk down again. He broke my heart once, and even five years later, I'm not sure I could handle another blow.

When a once-in-a-lifetime offer comes my way, even my broken heart isn't enough for me to be able to turn it down. I agree to join the band's tour and help Parker write his next album--but this time I'm not falling in love.

This time I'll walk away.

If there is one thing life has taught me, it's that love never goes to plan--especially when Parker is involved.

 

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Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with degrees in biology and chemistry. As much as she loved science, she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls, and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

AUDIO REVIEW: Bombshells by Sarina Bowen


Bombshells by Sarina Bowen is NOW LIVE! 


CREDITS: 
Photo by Wander Aguiar
Cover Design by: Hang Le

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ'๐™จ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™œ๐™ช๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ๐™š! ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ค๐™ ๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™—๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.

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REVIEW

4.5⭐️

Audio Review

I can never get enough of Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn Bruisers Series. This time we have Anton “Baby Bayer” story. In the previous books in the series we see him as the life of the party, always up for a good time, including lots of women and booze. The book opens with Anton sweating a meeting with management after his playboy ways have gone a little too public and he is afraid of being benched from the team. Luckily he is given a final chance to clean himself up so he is now determined to keep a low profile, when it comes to women and strictly focus on his hockey career. 

In this book we get two for the price of one as not only do we revisit the beloved Brooklyn Bruisers, the franchise owned by Nate and Becca Kattenberger have now formed a women’s league, the Bombshells. This is where we meet Sylvie, the teams back up goalie. At first practice, Anton is immediately drawn to Sylvie when he sees her in action on the ice.

Sylvie and Anton together where quirky and awkward at times but it worked as they were super cute together. Neither one should really be delving into a relationship together, so they try to keep each other in the friend zone, but they quickly turn that into a friends with benefits situation and it grows from there. I loved their connection and their easy playful banter. It was so easy to fall for them!

The story is sweet, low drama, filled with laughter and all the feels, AND we also get some cameos from previous books, like Bridger and Scarlet from the Ivy Years series! That was a fun surprise.

I was blown away by the narration done by Patrick Zeller and Desireรฉ Ketchum whom are fairly new to me narrators. They voiced Sylvie and Anton perfectly, infusing the perfect amount of passion and humor is their voices to make these characters come alive. I will be looking out for more of their work in the future! 

Note: ALC received in exchange of an honest review.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

TEASER: The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely

     

THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK by Lauren Blakely 
Release Date: April 16th   


 THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK, a sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely is coming to Audio on April 13th and eBook on April 16th!   This all-new friends-to-lovers romance, will be launching the First to Score series! Check out the teaser below!   Make sure to preorder this standalone at the special price of $2.99 before the price goes up! Every eBook preorder edition includes a FREE brand new, never-before-seen bonus story, THE RULES OF BLIND DATES! So don't wait! Preorder your copy today!

 

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(Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)

 

Blurb:

A sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!   Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.   But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings...   The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.   But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.   The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.   And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me. 

   $2.99 PREORDER SPECIAL!! 

  (Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)

 

 About Lauren Blakely: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.   With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.   

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

COVER REVEAL: Beneath the Wreckage by Catherine Cowles

Beneath the Wreckage, an all-new moving and captivating standalone romance from bestselling author Catherine Cowles is coming September 21st, and we have the gorgeous cover!

It was supposed to be a summer we’d never forget.
Instead, everything was stolen from me.
The best friend who was more like a sister. The innocent way I looked at life.
Leaving me with only unanswered questions.

Returning to the island is the second chance I didn’t know I needed.
And Hunter is the surprise that knocks me sideways.

There’s a hurt in him that calls to my own.
A strength I find in sharing our scars.
Igniting a spark that turns to flame.

But someone isn’t happy about the world I’m building for myself.
And nothing will stop them from tearing it all apart…

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About Catherine Cowles
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.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

REVIEW: Southern Heart by Natasha Madison


Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.

Chelsea

Coming back home was supposed to be normal.

Not that my life had ever been normal, but it was getting there.

Then I opened the door and found a man—broken, bloodied, and fighting for his life.

I don’t know why, but I said I would take care of him. I had to. Needed to.

He was a mystery, showing up from out of nowhere. But he might have already stolen my heart.

Mayson Carey

The only thing I have ever wanted in my entire life was to forget who I was. Joining the military helped me do this.

Keep your head down and glide through life was my new motto. No strings, no relationships. Nothing.

Everything was working until a knock at the door had me face-to-face with the reason I was running.

So I ran—I fell into her arms, and she fell into my heart, but I know better than to think it’ll last.

Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them. 

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REVIEW

4 stars!

Southern Heart is book #5 in Natasha Madison’s Southern Series, and while it can be read as standalone, if you are a series reader I HIGHLY recommend reading the previous books in the series first. 

This book blew me away. It is an intense, edge of your seat suspenseful romance that I could not put down from beginning to end. 

Chelsea, sister to Ethan, from Southern Sunrise, has just returned home from college with her nursing degree. Mayson is on the run. He literally falls at Chelsea’s feet banged and battered from fighting for his life. As he divulges all that he endured, it tore my heart open. BUT leave it to Natasha Madison to tear at my heart and slowly put it back together with this beautifully tortured man. 

Chelsea is an incredible woman. Smart, sassy and strong. She is also fearless and brave as she helps Mayson in his recovery. The two together have their battle wounds but through trust, love, family and friendship they endure it all and come out stronger together. Mayson doesn’t feel he deserves a woman like Chelsea and Chelsea refused to give up on him. 

I loved revisiting this series, and am eager for Quinn and Willow’s story next in Southern Heat. 

Advanced reader copy received in exchange of an honest review.

Meet Natasha Madison 


When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her... 

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