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** Review ** PROTECTING HER SEAL Kat Cantrell

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** Review **  PROTECTING HER SEAL  Kat CantrellProtecting Her SEAL by Kat Cantrell
Series: ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights
Published by Alpe D'Huez Press on December 27, 2016
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Former Navy SEAL Miles Lynch came home from Iraq with the nickname “Mild.” His dirty little secret? It's easy to stay calm when you don't care about anything. He learned the hard way that happy endings don't exist—fighting for the cause only got him broken and disillusioned.

Explosives expert Lale Şakir knows a thing or two about chemistry, but only on paper. When it comes to men? Total novice. But when she agrees to create an artificial coral reef for Aqueous Adventures as an excursion site near the Caribbean island Miles calls home, will the unexpected heat between them cause too many complications… or melt the polar ice cap around his heart?

Another sexy SEAL takes center stage as the Assignment:  Caribbean Nights series continues with Miles’ story!  He’s a troubled guy, and we learn a bit of his history, but he’s still fairly secretive … which pairs him well when he meets and is instantly attracted to his leading lady who has a boatload of back story she isn’t sharing of her own!

Miles Lynch is the most at peace he’s been since he left the service here on their little piece of heaven island in the Caribbean.  He works and lives surrounded by his former SEAL teammates as they run a vacation excursion business together.  Now he’s looking to enhance one of their services, and gets hooked up with an expert to help him out.

Lale Sakir comes highly recommended by Charlie’s girl Audra, but Miles isn’t so sure about trusting a woman with explosives until he meets her.  He doesn’t know what a tough girl looks like until he first interacts with Lale.  She’s in a bad situation and really needs this job!  She says all the right things and Miles can’t wait to see the artificial coral reef she is going to help them create!

When attraction flairs, will they decide to make this more than a working relationship?


** Review ** SLOW DANCE WITH THE BEST MAN Sophie Pembroke

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** Review **  SLOW DANCE WITH THE BEST MAN  Sophie PembrokeSlow Dance with the Best Man by Sophie Pembroke
Series: Wedding of the Year
Published by Harlequin Romance on January 1, 2017
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Taming Hollywood's Best Man

Shy Eloise Miller has hidden from attention since her mother's scandalous affairs destroyed her family. So having to act as maid of honor in a glitzy celebrity wedding is her worst nightmare!

Under the glare of the world's media, she's paired with best man Noah Cross. On paper, this commitmentphobic Hollywood heartthrob is everything Eloise avoids. But soon he's unlocking Eloise's secret hopes, and tempting her to believe that her dreams of forever might come true…

A story about overcoming past wounds to heal and thrive when you spread your wings to follow your dreams!  I liked the main characters together, but I felt like the story was slow to develop, and it was fairly chaste.  When a sex scene came about, it was basically like a door was closed and you were left to draw your own conclusions about what happened, because it went from just about to happen, to them laying in bed afterwards.  I expected more connection and follow through considering the line it was published under, however, I did enjoy reading it.

Eloise Miller has spent her life trying to steer clear of attention and limelight.  After a childhood filled with drama, she is happy to live behind the scenes where it’s quiet and non-eventful!  When she is suddenly thrust into the job of filling in as maid of honor to her childhood arch nemesis in a very public celebrity wedding, it’s her worst nightmare come true!

Noah Cross isn’t thrilled about his best man duties to an acting acquaintance, but he’s there to do the job.  When he meets Eloise, he’s enthralled and can’t stop flirting with her.  She knows his reputation as a die-hard commitment-phobe ladies man, so there’s no way she’s going to be interested in him … or will she??


** Review ** ALL HE FEELS Melanie Shawn

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** Review **  ALL HE FEELS  Melanie ShawnAll He Feels - Dax & Ginny by Melanie Shawn
Series: Crossroads
Published by Red Hot Reads Publishing on December 27, 2016
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One night sealed their fate…

Virginia “Ginny” Valentine didn’t think she could feel so connected to another person after one night of "just talking." The beautiful and famous country singer had everything in her life...everything but that connection. And after experiencing it for the first time, she wanted more, and she wanted it with him…

Dax Archer felt it the second he laid eyes on her. From that moment, the bodyguard and former Marine knew he had to make her his in every way possible. But when she disappeared from his life after leaving only a note to say she’d never forget him, he didn’t know how…

With some time set aside to create new music, Ginny was also ready to create something special with the man that consumed her every waking thought. After being reunited with the woman who owned him mind, body and soul, he was ready to make her feel all that he felt and more…

A super fun story pairing a young, innocent country gal with an experienced, hardened Special Forces hottie!  They’re an exciting couple to watch overcome their roadblocks to head towards their sexy happily-ever-after!

Country music star Virginia Valentine never knew she could fall for a guy after just one night, until she met Dax Archer.  They talked all night before she had to quietly slip away, leaving only a note.

Dax is used to enjoying women.  Casual, simple fun!  He’s not used to being obsessed with a woman he barely met … and one he didn’t even take to bed!  Months after receiving Ginny’s “I’ll never forget you” note, he still can’t stop thinking about her, so imagine his surprise when she shows up on his doorstep!

Watching this couple learn to lean on each other and simply enjoy the pleasures of each other’s company is sexy and sweet!


** Review ** THE BEST MAN’S BABY Karen Booth

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** Review **  THE BEST MAN’S BABY  Karen BoothThe Best Man's Baby by Karen Booth
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2017
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It's a second-chance baby!

Julia Keys has everything going for her—beauty, brains and a Hollywood career. So why does she keep ending up in Logan Brandt's bed? The sexy former pro baseball player has wreaked havoc on her heart for years. But when their latest fling ends with a plus sign on the pregnancy test, Logan makes the case for marriage.

Julia knows the only wedding in their future is the one they're both attending, no matter how hot the chemistry between them still burns. Can two high school sweethearts who've made a mess of love finally get it right…even if the baby isn't Logan's?

A swoon-worthy take on a reunion story!  It’s quick and easy to read, filled with a drama filled week leading up to a final meeting of the minds on love conquering all!

Actress Julia Keys appears to have it all … a Hollywood career, her leading men falling at her feet, beauty and brains — but she’s never had the man she truly wants by her side.

Logan Brandt was her high school sweetheart.  They had a powerful relationship before she broke his heart when they left for college.  He went on to play professional baseball and have a full life without her … but she was always the one that got away!

Drawn together again for a mutual friend and family wedding, Logan learns they have unfinished business resulting from their a tryst they had a few months ago … there’s a little one on the way!


** Blog Tour / Book Review ** BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: DYLAN Melissa Foster

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** Blog Tour / Book Review **  BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: DYLAN  Melissa FosterBad Boys After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster
Series: Bad Billionaires After Dark
Published by World Literary Press on December 21, 2016
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Everything's naughtier after dark...

Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

Fun, steamy and sweet all rolled in to one great read!

Bar owner Dylan Bad is a cocky, confident guy who loves to be needed, so when he meets a woman that grabs his attention like no other, it’s unbelievable that she’s a hard-nosed, take no prisoners gal!

Tiffany Winters hasn’t spent her life around sports to now all of a sudden become a girly girl who needs a man to feel complete!  She’s a major workaholic who will do anything to succeed in her career as a sports agent.  But why is she suddenly craving something else other than the adrenaline of work?  She’s actually ignoring her phone for this guy.  He might be rocking her world with his wicked hands, but can she really put her heart on the line for a man?



Bad Billionaires After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster

Date of Publication: December 21, 2016


Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.

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

Everything’s naughtier after dark…
Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?


Carson (coming soon)
Brett (coming soon)

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

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** Blog Tour / Review ** A KICK IN THE PANTS / WILL NEVER FADE by Jenna Sutton


A Kick in the Pants & Will Never Fade
Riley O’Brien & Co. Novellas

By: Jenna Sutton




A Kick in the Pants: Releasing November 15, 2016

Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. So far, all the risks he’s taken — like moving to San Francisco and joining Riley O’Brien & Co. — have paid off. Now he’s ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department, she’s off limits. But as soon as Kyla moves on to another job, he is going to make her his. He’s waited long enough…

When tragedy struck Kyla’s family years ago, she started playing it safe. She doesn’t take risks with her job or her heart, and she refuses to be a cliché – the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet Jake is everything she has ever wanted, and it’s impossible to resist him and his enticing kisses.

Just when it seems that the gamble they took will pay off, Jake’s past threatens his future with Kyla. He knows lady luck is fickle, but she’s always had a soft spot for him. He’s hoping she won’t turn her back on him when he needs her the most…

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A sexy, fun little novella centering around one of Riley O’Brien & Co.’s management trainees!

Kyla Andrews is almost done with her year long management trainee program and is excited to pick her new job with the company.  She’s hoping she makes it that long without totally embarrassing herself with how much she’s crushing on her boss though!

Jake Lilliard has been suffering right alongside her for almost 6 months now, even though neither of them knows that the other one likes them.  Jake is counting the days until she’s no longer his subordinate and he can ask her out!  He’s never felt this way about a woman before!

Just when their time has arrived, a moment of sharing their past with each other brings about a stumbling block that just might tear them apart for good!



Metal wall sconces illuminated the corridor, throwing pools of golden light on the dark wood plank floors. A door opened a few feet ahead of her, and Jake emerged from it. He froze when he saw her, his eyes widening before he ambled toward her.

The narrow corridor made her even more aware of his height and muscular physique, and her body reacted the way it always did when got close. Her heart began to pound, and her breathing grew shallow. Suddenly, her throat was dry, and she swallowed thickly.

Stopping right in front of her, he looked down into her face. His eyes caught the light from the sconces, glimmering with a million shades of green and gold. They dropped to her mouth before jumping back to hers.

“You’ve got sugar on your lips,” he notified her, his voice low and gravelly.

Without thinking, she licked her upper lip. He moved closer, the front of his long-sleeved dress shirt brushing against her chest. She nervously stepped back, afraid that she might throw herself at him. He followed until her back was against the wall. She sucked in a shaky breath, trying not to let him see how much his nearness affected her.

“Not there.” He touched his thumb to her lower lip, toward the corner. “Here.”

Dropping his head, he licked the spot where his thumb had been. She gasped, certain that she was having yet another X-rated dream starring Jake. When his tongue flicked along the outer edge of her upper lip, she realized it wasn’t a dream.

“And you’ve got some here,” he murmured, tracing her lower lip with his tongue.

She gripped his upper arms, his biceps rock hard under her fingers. “What are you doing?” she breathed against his mouth.

He drew back to stare into her eyes. “I’m not your boss anymore, Kyla. I’m just a guy who works for the same company you do, and lucky for me, that company doesn’t have any rules against co-workers dating, even if they’re in the same department.”

She barely heard a word he said because her ears were roaring with her pulse. “What?”

He smiled slowly, and she couldn’t tear her eyes from his mouth. She clutched his arms tighter, wanting those lips on every part of her body.

“I’m not your boss anymore,” he repeated. “I have been counting the days until … until I could …”

“Until you could what?” she whispered.

“Until I could be with you,” he answered hoarsely. “That’s all I want … a chance to be with you.”





Will Never Fade: Releasing December 13, 2016

For Phoebe Werner, the management trainee program at Riley O’Brien & Co. represents a new beginning. She’s finally healthy, and she is trying to enjoy life while she can. She never expects to run into Garrett Gale at a New Year’s Eve party. The handsome hotelier is the only man she wants… and a reminder of what she can never have.

Years ago, Garrett enjoyed one memorable night with Phoebe after months of fantasizing about her. And then, she disappeared. She ignored his efforts to contact her, and he did his best to forget her. Now fate has brought her back into his life and his bed. But who knows how long she’ll stay there?

With Phoebe’s fears threatening to ruin their chance at happiness, Garrett must convince her that they’re meant to be. He can’t let Phoebe walk away with his heart again.

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4 1/2 STARS!

Such an emotionally powerful book!  Choosing to let fear guide you, often leaves you losing out on the best things in life.  Really enjoyed this couple and the story!  It was fun to see Jake and Kyla again too!

Garrett Gale had one magically night with the woman of his dreams … and then she disappeared, never responding to any of his attempts at contacting her.  He moved on with his life and tried to forget about her … but his heart remembered.  Imagine his surprise when he runs into her out of the blue years later!  He can’t believe the changes in her, but he doesn’t desire her one bit less.

Phoebe Werner relocated to San Francisco to start living again.  She’s finally healthy, and enjoying delving into the Management Trainee Program she’s working in at Riley O’Brien & Co.  When she runs into Garrett at a News Year’s Eve party, she can’t believe it’s him.  He’s all she’s ever wanted … but exactly what she can’t have!



Garrett picked up his fork, but instead of eating off his own plate, he stabbed a piece of chicken off hers. As he brought it to his mouth, she kicked him under the table, not hard, just a tap.

“If you wanted chicken tagine,” she groused, “you should have ordered it.”

Although his mouth was busy chewing, she could tell he wanted to smile. This was their old routine—him eating off her plate, her chastising him, and him offering little tidbits of his meal to repay her.

Switching his fork for a spoon, he scooped some stew from the orange bowl in front of him and held it up to her mouth. She opened with no hesitation, the whole situation as comfortable and familiar as her favorite flannel nightgown.

He spooned the food into her mouth. As she chewed the flavorful combination of tender beef, kalamata olives, raisins, and garbanzo beans, she got hints of cinnamon and cumin and a little kick of lemon.

“Oh, that’s good,” she murmured, licking her lips. “Give me another bite.”

He didn’t give her what she wanted. Instead, his eyes dropped to her mouth and stayed there for several heartbeats. She watched as his pupils expanded and his irises darkened from bright turquoise to deep teal.

She had seen that look in his eyes before, but she hadn’t recognized it for what it was. She did now.

Suddenly the situation was no longer comfortable. And neither was the ache between her thighs. Feeling a syrupy trickle of arousal into her panties, she silently cursed herself and shifted on the banquette seat.

She’d known it would be impossible for them to go back to the way things used to be. They had opened Pandora’s Box that night. Or, to be more accurate, they had opened Phoebe’s box.

They’d released a powerful force into their friendship—desire. And that desire simmered beneath the surface like a dormant volcano just waiting to erupt.





Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books.

Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jenna and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”. You can find out more about her and her books by visiting



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** Blog Tour / Book Review / Release Day Blitz ** ABSOLUTE TRUST Piper J. Drake



In the third installment of the True Heroes series, we finally get Brandon Forte’s story.  We know Brandon as the guy that started Hope’s Crossing Kennels from the previous two books, but now we learn the back story of what made him who he is today.  A good continuation with a good bit of intrigue, some adorable animals, and a sexy connection.

Sophie Kim has been in love with Brandon Forte since back in high school, but he left her behind to go conquer the world without even saying goodbye.  When he left the service and opened a dog training business back in their hometown, Sophie naturally stepped back into his life as a great friend.  Lucky for her, she did, because he’s in the right place at the right time when she becomes the target of some dangerous men!

Brandon and his business have been targeted by some bad organizations in the past, and now those connections just might be after Sophie!  He will do anything to keep her safe!



Author: Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes, #3

On Sale: December 20, 2016
Publisher: Forever

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Hot military heroes, the women who love them, and the dogs who always have their backs. ABSOLUTE TRUST is the third book in a high-adrenaline romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake.


After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .

When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger—and the sparks between them—could consume them both.


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Sophie Kim must’ve come directly from work because, under her very sleek, black trench coat, she wore a matching pencil skirt. Three-inch red heels popped in contrast to the severe black of the rest of her outfit. Which did all sorts of things to him. Naughty things. The kind of things that were so good that they were really bad. Especially when a woman was off limits.

“Hey! Is that the new guy?” Sophie slowed her approach, keeping her gaze locked on Forte’s face.

She’d been around tiny dogs all her life, but she’d spent enough time at Hope’s Crossing Kennels over the last couple of years to have learned how to meet the much bigger dogs in Forte’s care. Training working dogs was his thing. Or in Haydn’s case, retraining.

Always a work in progress.

Sophie had been here when Forte had come back from active duty, too battle weary to continue deploying. She’d helped him with the accounting when he’d established Hope’s Crossing Kennels and had generally integrated herself into the private world he’d created for himself, Rojas, and Cruz while they all rebuilt lives for themselves.

Sophie’s bright smile faded as she waited for him to answer. She always sensed when he got too caught up inside his own head.

“Yeah.” Forte came to a halt and murmured the command for Haydn to sit.

Instant obedience. Despite his injury, surgery, and current need for recovery, the dog was as sharp as he’d been on active duty. The mind was eager, ready to work. The body, not so much.

Sophie’s smile renewed, the brilliant expression stopping his heart, the way it had every time he’d seen her since they’d first met way back in high school. She came to a stop in front of them, barely within arm’s reach. “He must be doing well if you’ve got him out here for some field work.”

While they spoke, Haydn watched them both. Then he sniffed the back of Sophie’s hand, which she’d been holding conveniently within reach.

Usually, he preferred if a person asked to be introduced, but this was Sophie. If she’d approached anyone else, she’d have requested permission to say “Hi” to the dog. But between the two of them, everything was an exception.

It showed how well she’d come to know the way he worked in the last few years. He’d changed with every deployment. It happened. And she’d adjusted and accepted those changes in him without a word when he came back. She was the steadfast, forever friend.

He’d never told her why he’d left in the first place or why he’d come back. She was so good at just accepting him that she might never know. And he was a coward for not telling her.

“What’s your plan for him?” Sophie glanced down at the dog, now that he’d sniffed her hand. “Haydn, right?”

“Yeah.” Forte cleared his throat. “He’s got a couple of weeks of physical therapy first. Then we need to coordinate with the Air Force on his adoption.”

“Ah.” Understanding in one syllable. She had the kind of caring heart to fill in the gaps when something went unsaid. “His handler didn’t make it.”

Part of why Sophie was one of the only people Forte felt easy around was because she got it. Only needed to explain once. And she listened the first time. Sometimes no explanation was required at all.

“Where’s your car? We’ll walk you.”

“Right across the street.” Sophie jerked her head in the direction of the small parking lot.

They headed over, Sophie falling into step next to Forte. She didn’t try to take his hand or tuck her own around his arm. They weren’t like that. Besides, she knew he didn’t like to be all wound up with a person when walking out in the open.

As they approached her car, Sophie juggled her shopping bag to pull her keys out of her purse and triggered the trunk.

“Need help?” Forte came up alongside the car, scanning the area around the parking lot out of habit.

“No worries.” Sophie lifted the trunk door and carefully placed her shopping bag inside the deep space, leaning in to move things around to where she wanted. “I need to make sure this is arranged so stuff doesn’t shift. It’s delicate!”

He was not going to admit to anyone, ever, how much he was willing to stretch his neck to catch sight of her backside while she was leaning over.

Haydn sniffed the side of the car. The big dog was very engaged, his relaxed attitude changing to a sharper set of movements. Forte tore his attention from Sophie.

Haydn had detected something out of place. Something wrong. Forte’s stomach tightened into a hard knot. Nothing wrong should be anywhere near his Sophie. It didn’t matter that they were in a sleepy town on the edge of a river in the middle of a peaceful country. It didn’t matter that there shouldn’t be any real danger here.

Haydn deliberately sat and looked up at Forte. It was a clear signal. One Haydn had been specifically trained to give as a military explosives detection dog.


“Sophie. Step away from your car.” He’d explain later. Be afraid later. Rage. Worry.


She popped up from the trunk. “Huh?”

“Do it.”

They had to move now.

She complied, thank god. He gave Haydn a terse command, circled around to grab Sophie and get more distance. He steered her across the parking lot toward a big dumpster. It’d serve as good cover. Then he reached for his smart phone.

They got a couple of yards away, and Sophie craned her neck to look back at her car, even as she kept moving with him. She always did as he asked immediately, but she had a brain, and she insisted on explanations after she complied. “What—?”

Behind them, the trunk hatch came down with a solid thunk.

Forte let out a curse and grabbed her, pulling them down to the ground and rolling for the cover of other cars as an explosion lifted the entire driver’s side of her car.






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Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every interesting novel she could find at the library. After being introduced to the wonderful world of romance by her best friend, she dove into the genre.

PJ began her writing career as PJ Schnyder, writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk, for which she won the FF&P PRISM award as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

PJ’s romantic suspense novels incorporate her interests in mixed martial arts and the military. The True Heroes series is inspired by her experience rescuing, owning and training a variety of retired working dogs, including Kaiser, a former guard dog, and Mozart, who was trained to detect explosives.



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** Review ** BOUND BY HIS DESERT DIAMOND Andie Brock

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Series: Wedlocked!
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2017
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The Plan

Princess Annalina would do anything to end her arranged engagement…including getting photographed in a compromising position with a handsome stranger!

The Prince

Her mystery man is Prince Zahir Zahani—her betrothed's brother—and the kiss that sparks unexpected need in them both traps Annalina and Zahir in a whole new kind of royal bind…till death do them part!

The Passion!

Having learned the cost of trusting others, Zahir tries to keep Annalina at a distance. But she challenges him at every turn, and suddenly, giving in to his darkest desires is all Zahir craves…

An arranged marriage that turns into more than they could have dreamed of!  It was a fun read!

Princess Annalina is being forced into an arranged marriage that she will do just about anything to get out of, so she makes sure she’s caught kissing another man by the press!  Image her surprise when she learns her mystery man is actually the brother of the man she was supposed to marry.

Prince Zahir Zahani is trying his best to hold his brother and his country together, but things just keep going awry!  When his brothers wayward bride sets up a photo op that will explode in scandal, he has to take matters into his own hands to save the deal brokered by their two countries and take it upon himself to insist she marry him instead of his brother.  He’s been burned before by backstabbing and lies, so he’s not about to let her out of his sight until they are wed … but having her constantly by his side makes him start to actually like his fiance!


** Blog Tour / Release Week Blitz ** COMPLETELY YOURS Erin Nicholas



Author: Erin Nicholas
Series: Opposites Attract, #1

On Sale: December 20, 2016
Publisher: Forever

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The first book in a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas about three geeky girls and the hunky guys who fall for them.

Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that’s just how she likes it. She’s built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.

Zach Ashley doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he’s called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart?


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She was still watching the ambulance, and she nodded absently. “Okay.”

He moved in front of her and crouched to get on eye level. “You can go right over and see them at the hospital. Mass General. If you’re not family, they might not be able to tell you much, but if you can get in touch with their families, they can come and sit with you, right?”

She nodded again but Zach wasn’t sure she’d heard him. He really wanted to know that someone was going to be there with her. Shock in survivors wasn’t uncommon. The that-could’ve-been-me thing could kick in at any moment if it hadn’t already. But there was nothing like seeing someone you cared about hurt.

He put his hands on her arms again, this time rubbing up and down and just ignoring how good her skin felt against his rough palms. Mostly. He needed to comfort her more than he needed to worry about how she made him feel.

“Do you know where Mass General is?” He didn’t love the idea of her driving herself over there. She was clearly overwhelmed.

Kiera nodded. “Yes.”

“You can get there?” he asked.

She nodded again.

Okay. So…

“Zach! Let’s go!”

Zach glanced over at Reed. His co-workers needed help so he was going to be here for a while. He couldn’t be messing around, obsessing about a woman who liked to play dress-up. “Kiera, I need to go but…”

“Yeah, of course.” She shook her head and looked around. “You go.”

“But…” But nothing. She was fine, and he was needed by people who weren’t fine. “Okay.”

He had the fleeting thought that he wanted to kiss her goodbye. But that was crazy. They’d just met. In the middle of an emergency. No way should he kiss her.

Finally, he let go of her and stepped back. But not touching her didn’t do a thing to make him not want to touch her. He forced himself to turn away and head toward Reed, trying to clear his mind of green and gold sweet-smelling flowers as he went. But when he got about twenty feet from her, he glanced back.

And she was still standing there. Hugging herself. Looking lost.


“I’ll be right there,” he told Reed.

Reed glanced back. “Dude…”

“I know.” And he did. He needed to not be distracted. But the only way that was going to happen was if he knew for sure that Kiera was taken care of.

He jogged back to her side. “Hey princess, what’s up?”

She looked at him, and her look of confusion cleared. That made him feel stupidly good.

“I don’t have a way…”

She trailed off, and Zach frowned. “You don’t feel up to driving?”

“We brought Sophie’s car, and her fob thingy is with her.”

Ah. A little issue. “You have someone you can call?”

“I didn’t bring my phone.”

“You can use mine.”

“No one’s home. I live with Maya and Sophie,” she said. “Obviously, they’re not… there.”

Her voice wobbled, and Zach worked on not grabbing her and hugging her.

They’d just fucking met. Hugging and kissing wasn’t appropriate. Dammit.

“How about a cab?”

“I don’t have any money.”

He looked her over again, revisiting the curves he realized he’d already memorized. He could give her money for a cab of course. He could get her home. But she’d be home alone. He could get her to the hospital, but they wouldn’t talk to her and she’d be stuck in the waiting room for God knew how long. Alone.

And leaving her alone was simply something he could not do.

“You need to come with me.” He reached out and snagged her hand before he could tell himself that holding her hand was a bad idea.

Because it was. Her hand felt good in his, and the way she curled her fingers around his tightly and followed him without question felt good. And the idea that he was going to get to spend more time with her felt good. And all of that was bad. And yet, he pulled her along with him through the convention hall and into the heart of the chaos.

“What are we doing?” she asked.

“I need to go help with some more injured. And I need you to stick with me.”

“Me? Why?”

He looked over at her. Her cape floated behind her, and for the first time, he noticed the golden sword swinging at her left hip. Damn. That was kind of hot. “Because you’re a gorgeous kick-ass warrior princess, and the people in here are gonna need some gorgeous kick-ass stuff.”

She looked at him with surprise, but as he held her gaze, he saw something that turned him on even more than her smelling like candy—a spark of determination. She pulled up straighter as she walked, and he felt her hand tighten on his.

“Kick ass. Right. I can do that.”

He smiled. “And I could use some help from an interpreter.”

“An interpreter? I speak some Spanish but that’s about it.”

“You don’t speak geek?” He hoped he wasn’t committing a faux pau in calling her, and all of this, geeky.

But she actually gave him a half smile. “Oh, geek. Yes, I’m fluent.”





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Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).







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Series: The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on January 1, 2017
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Even in a town as eclectic as Austin, Keaton Fortune Whitfield stands out. With his dreamy British accent and his slate-blue eyes, he has captured the fancy of every red-blooded Texas female in town…except one. Francesca Harriman, his favorite waitress at Lola May's, seems completely immune to his charms. When she's not on her shift, she's too busy studying to pay attention to him—which only makes him want her more.

Francesca has been burned before, and she won't let the Londoner melt her heart. What would a brilliant, wealthy architect want with a commoner like her? She's not about to abandon her schooling to become Keaton's catch of the day. Could a hash-slinging waitress really find happiness with a Fortune?

An adorable take on an opposites attract story!  There’s something about these two that just hooks you instantly.  They are both kind people that you can easily like, and watching them interact and lead to healing hidden wounds that each have is so sweet to watch.  Really loved them!

Londoner Keaton Fortune Whitfield has recently relocated to Austin, TX for a architectural project he’s overseeing, but also to get to know his newly discovered half-siblings!  He doesn’t expect to be drawn so intently to a waitress at the local diner that he frequents daily.  He’s not the type of guy that expects to ever commit, but he’s enjoying getting to know Frannie a lot.

Francesca Harriman carries around her past heartache as a shield and doesn’t plan to let her guard down anytime soon … and then she lays eyes on this sexy Brit who is turning all the ladies’ heads.  She gets tongue tied and nervous every time he looks her way!