Archives for March 2019

* Review * BOSS by Katy Evans

* Review * BOSS by Katy EvansBOSS by Katy Evans
Published by Harlequin Desire on March 1, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

“We play by my rules now.”
—Kit, the new boss

Who does Kit Walker think he is? The trust-fund heir waltzes in and wants to boss me around, but if I catch him misbehaving, his father will yank his inheritance. Stalemate, right? Not when our chemistry is irresistible! Ironically, we run the top dating app. Could this be my “perfect match”…or the perfect scandal?
—Alexandra, the one in charge

 

 

Confidant characters, steamy attraction and secret liaisons make for a delectable read from Katy Evans as she makes her debut in the Harlequin Desire line! It didn’t take me long to fall under the spell of their story and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them work towards their happily ever after!

Alexandra Croft loves her job of creating the hottest dating app around right now, but when the boss she adores announces he’s stepping down and his playboy, never held down a job in his life son is stepping in, she knows things are about to change.

Kit Walker is determined to show his dad that he can step into his shoes and things won’t fall apart. He knows he has Alex looking over his shoulder and resents it a bit, but when they sit down and decide to start fresh after their resentment of each other, the attraction that’s been flaring since day one comes back out in full force.

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Review * TEMPTED BY THE BADGE by Deborah Fletcher Mello

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour / Review * TEMPTED BY THE BADGE by Deborah Fletcher MelloTempted by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello
Series: To Serve and Seduce #2
Published by Harlequin Romantic Suspense on March 1, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

Proving her innocence…at all costs

The exciting second book of the To Serve and Seduce miniseries

Former Chicago cop Mingus Black is used to liars. So why does the PI believe a teacher who insists she’s being framed? Joanna Barnes is totally convincing…in more ways than one. The chemistry between Mingus and Joanna becomes perilously potent, but until he can find out who framed her for a heinous crime, everything they love hangs in the balance.

 

Strong characters, a compelling plot and just enough mystery to nab my attention and keep it throughout! The powerful Black family is once again center stage with the second book in the To Serve and Seduce series. When Simone’s best friend finds herself in need of some help, Simone calls out the big guns of her brothers the lawyer, PI and cop. Lots of mystery, sexy seduction and close knit family time. Really loved this story!

Former cop, turned PI Mingus Black is used to seeing the unsavory side of the world, but when his sister calls him in for help when her best friend finds herself being set-up to take the fall for something she would never do, he’s not sure what to make of the intriguing woman.

Teacher Joanna Barnes finds herself under attack and being vilified to the world before she can even catch her breath. She would never have done the things they are accusing her of, but someone has gone to a lot of trouble to make it look like she did. Who … and why? Will Mingus be able to clear her name before her entire career is down the drain? And the instant connection they had to each other is a dangerous game to be playing at this point in time … dare they take a chance on each other?

 

 

 

 

Title: Tempted by the Badge
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Blurb:
Proving her innocence…at all costs. The exciting second book of the To Serve and Seduce miniseries.
Former Chicago cop Mingus Black is used to liars. So why does the PI believe a teacher who insists she’s being framed? Joanna Barnes is totally convincing…in more ways than one. The chemistry between Mingus and Joanna becomes perilously potent, but until he can find out who framed her for a heinous crime, everything they love hangs in the balance.
Writing since she was old enough to put pen to paper, Deborah Fletcher Mello firmly believes that for her, writing is as necessary as breathing. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION. Her publication, CRAVING TEMPTATION was named one of Publisher’s Weekly Best Books for 2014 and was also nominated for a 2015 Emma Award for Book of the Year. As well, her novel PLAYING FOR KEEPS was a Library Journal Best of 2015 and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Multicultural Romance. Most recently, Deborah was named the 2016 Romance Slam Jam Author of the Year.
Born and raised in Fairfield Country, Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.
Author Links:
Title: Boss
Author: Katy Evans
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Harlequin Imprint: Desire
Blurb:
“We play by my rules now.” —Kit, the new boss
Who does Kit Walker think he is? The trust-fund heir waltzes in and wants to boss me around, but if I catch him misbehaving, his father will yank his inheritance. Stalemate, right? Not when our chemistry is irresistible! Ironically, we run the top dating app. Could this be my “perfect match”…or the perfect scandal? —Alexandra, the one in charge
Katy Evans is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over a dozen novels, starting with her blockbuster debut romance, Real. She writes sexy contemporary romances with smoldering hot alpha males.
Author Links:
Title: Anything for His Baby
Author: Michelle Major       
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: March 1st, 2019
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition
Blurb:
Shep Bennett would do anything for his daughter… even fall in love!
Shep Bennett’s as smooth as they come…except when it comes to his new daughter. Paige Harper has the magic touch with the traumatized toddler, so she strikes a bargain. She’ll care for Rosie, if Shep will let her run the inn he bought out from under her family. But will Paige be able to keep her heart out of the deal?

Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.

Author Links:
 
 

Universal Buy Link:  https://books2read.com/u/bo7DJA

five-stars

* Review * INNOCENT’S NINE-MONTH SCANDAL by Dani Collins

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * INNOCENT’S NINE-MONTH SCANDAL by Dani CollinsInnocent's Nine-Month Scandal by Dani Collins
Series: One Night With Consequences
Published by Harlequin Presents on March 19, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

“If you’re pregnant…

…you’ll marry me.”

Control is everything to billionaire Viktor Rohan. Then Rozalia Toth appears on his mansion’s doorstep, looking for a family heirloom, and throws his world into chaos! Her sweetness intrigues him beyond measure…and as their inescapable chemistry explodes, Viktor realizes Rozi’s innocence isn’t an act! But their passion has consequences, and Viktor refuses to let scandal ruin his family again. Their baby will be legitimate! And Rozi? She will be his…

 

Fast-paced and intriguing! With the second book in the Innocents for Billionaires duet, we get to see Rozi’s side of the story which continues the story we learned about the family history in her cousin Gisella’s book previously. The connection between Viktor and Rozi is exciting and the story line behind the earring set finally comes out. Really enjoyed it!

Rozalia Toth is determined to find the earring she and her cousin have been hunting for when she visits Budapest but it doesn’t take Viktor Rohan long to sweep her off her feet and have her thinking about more than jewelry!

Viktor doesn’t trust easily, and just when he’s about to let his guard down with Rozi, a scandal hits that has him drawing back into his shell. He’s determined to be a part of their surprise baby’s life … but will he get to call Rozi his wife beforehand?

four-half-stars

* Review * WORTH FIGHTING FOR by Laura Kaye

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * WORTH FIGHTING FOR by Laura KayeWorth Fighting For by Laura Kaye
Series: Warrior Fight Club/Big Sky Novella
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on March 12, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Getting in deep has never felt this good...

Commercial diver Tara Hunter nearly lost everything in an accident that saw her medically discharged from the navy. With the help of the Warrior Fight Club, she’s fought hard to overcome her fears and get back in the water where she’s always felt most at home. At work, she’s tough, serious, and doesn’t tolerate distractions. Which is why finding her gorgeous one-night stand on her new dive team is such a problem.

Former navy deep-sea diver Jesse Anderson just can’t seem to stop making mistakes—the latest being the hot-as-hell night he’d spent with his new partner. This job is his second chance, and Jesse knows he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But spending every day with Tara’s smart mouth and sexy curves makes her so damn hard to resist.

Joining Tara’s wounded warrior MMA training program seems like the perfect way for Jesse to blow off steam—except now they’re getting in deep and taking each other down day and night. And even though it breaks all the rules, their inescapable attraction might just be the only thing truly worth fighting for.

 

A sexy connection right from the start! With the third venture into the Warrior Fight Club series, we’re getting the story of tough gal Tara and her hunky obsession Jesse. Their story was exciting from start to finish, and it was great to get to see some familiar faces again. Looking forward to more in the series.

Tara Hunter didn’t let a near death injury stop her. Yes, it might have forced her to leave her beloved Navy job, but she rallied and pushed herself at the Warrior Fight Club to work through the fear and anxiety she faced until she was able to make herself dive again. She’s coming back for her second season with the commercial dive team that has quickly become like family. On the eve of the start of the season, she happens upon a wickedly sexy stranger at her favorite bar.

Jesse Anderson put his twenty in with the Navy and has recently gotten out. He’s burnt out, stressed and facing a lot of guilt and what ifs. He’s hopeful this new diving job will be just what he needs to acclimate himself to civilian life again. If the welcome to town is anything to show, it could all work out just fine. Until he walks in for his first day and realizes his good time last night is part of his new dive team!

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * BAYSIDE ESCAPE by Melissa Foster

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * BAYSIDE ESCAPE by Melissa FosterBayside Escape by Melissa Foster
Series: Bayside Summers #4
Published by World Literary Press on March 6, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
five-stars

Hold on to your hat for Violet's wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!

Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn't stand a chance-or at least that's what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she'd never really known-so she snuck away like a thief in the night.

Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she'd always craved and the roots she'd never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it's not the reunion either one imagined. But they've never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre's time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they're destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.

 

Steamy, raw, and exhilarating! Melissa Foster has such a way of making us feel like we’re best friends with all of her characters too! We’ve always known that Violet had a history she wasn’t spilling, and it’s just come to life before our eyes when Andre shows up on the Cape! Their connection is powerful and the side of Vi that comes out when she’s with him is sweet. The conflict of their story was basically over by halfway through the book, but they were such a cool couple together that I didn’t mind it just being the two of them enjoying each other, and of course she had a whole other side of her life that she had to introduce him to. Really love this couple and this series in general! Looking forward to more to come!

Two years ago, wild-child Violet Vancroft ended the nomadic lifestyle her mother had taught her when she settled into life at the Cape with her sister Desiree. Life and distance had them more estranged than ever, but even grizzly Vi has to admit that she has loved getting to know the grown up Des and all of her wild and crazy friends. Life’s been good … or at least as good as it can ever be when a piece of you is missing.

Dr. Andre Shaw can’t believe it’s her! He attends a wedding, and finds the missing love of his life. He searched for her after she disappeared in the night two years ago, and just when he’s decides to get on with his life, she’s stirring him up again. Does she know how much she hurt him? Did she ever care about him at all? Andre is determined to get answers … whether Violet wants to poor her heart out or not!

 

 

 

 

Bayside Escape
Series: Bayside Summers
Author: Melissa Foster
Releasing March 6, 2019
World Literary Press

 

 

 

Hold on to your hat for Violet’s wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!

Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn’t stand a chance—or at least that’s what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she’d never really known—so she snuck away like a thief in the night.

Now Andre travels the world, setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she’d always craved and the roots she’d never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it’s not the reunion either one imagined. But they’ve never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre’s time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they’re destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.

Add to GOODREADS

 

 

 

 

Excerpt: 

Read First Chapter here, https://melissafoster.com/bayside-escape-sneak-peek/

 

Buy Links:

➜KINDLE: http://smarturl.it/BE_Kindle
➜iBOOKS: http://smarturl.it/BE_iB
➜KOBO: http://smarturl.it/BE_Kobo
➜NOOK: http://smarturl.it/BE_Nook
➜GPLAY: http://smarturl.it/BE_GPlay
➜PAPERBACK: http://smarturl.it/BE_Pb

 

Author Info
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


Author Links:

Website:  http://www.melissafoster.com/
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Melissa_Foster
GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster
Newsletter: http://melissafoster.com/newsletter/
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/melissa-foster
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissafoster_author/

 

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway (Kindle Fire 7 – Open US/INTL)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

five-stars

* Blog Tour/Review * KEEP IT CLASSY by Lani Lynn Vale

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review * KEEP IT CLASSY by Lani Lynn ValeKeep It Classy by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Bear Bottom Guardians MC #7
on March 5, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-stars

Ghosts are real.

Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.

All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.
Life as he once knew it, is over.

Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.
He’s living for three things now.

His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.

His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.

And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.

Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.

Not and live with himself afterward.

The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.

You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.

 

An emotional read! With the next book in the Bear Bottom Guardians MC series, we get Castiel’s book. He packs a punch with his stoic front, but underneath, he’s a really gentle guy. He was already attracted to Turner, and when they are the only ones in sight when tragedy strikes, it bonds them. I enjoyed their story. I felt like the story of his past got dropped a good bit, and no longer matches the description of the book, but the story was powerful none-the-less. Good addition to the series!

Police Officer Castiel Hendrix doesn’t feel like he has a lot going for him these days. He works hard and the rest of the time he devotes his life to the MC. He has to keep his mind busy … too busy to remember the past that haunts him. He lives with pain, loss and regret … and so many “if onlys”.

Turner Hooch mixes with Castiel like oil and water when she meets him, but she can’t deny there is a strong attraction under the surface. He drives her crazy … but when happenstance has him in the right place at the right time to help pick up the pieces when her entire world falls apart, she starts to see what a great guy he really is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghosts are real.

Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.

All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.

Life as he once knew it, is over.

Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.

He’s living for three things now.

His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.

His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.

And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.

Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.

Not and live with himself afterward.

The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.

You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.

 

AVAILABLE NOW

AMAZON | AMAZON AU | AMAZON CA | AMAZON UK |

KOBO | B&N | APPLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub

 

four-stars

* Review * SLOW RIDE by Lori Foster

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SLOW RIDE by Lori FosterSlow Ride by Lori Foster
Series: Road to Love #2
Published by HQN on March 12, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

You can’t put the brakes on love…

Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn’t need anyone’s help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar—and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: “I’m Jack Crews.”

Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie—in bed and out of it—but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who’s never felt like she belonged that she’s found her place—with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it’s going to be one unforgettable trip…

 

A rollercoaster of emotion, sass and sizzling hot chemistry! With the second book in her Road to Love series, Lori Foster brings us a cast of familiar faces, adorable animals and a proof yet again what an incredible family this is turning out to be. We loved his brother Brody in Book One, and now we’re getting to know Jack, and he’s YUMMY! The connection between him and Ronnie is off the charts hot and his protective streak is coming on strong. Really enjoyed their story and am looking forward to what’s to come!

Ronnie Ashford is dreading the job offer she’s being forced to make. Her bosses are like family to her, so she can’t let them down but she just feel like their worry isn’t warranted. She can do the same great job she’s been doing … without adding a man to the mix!

Jack Crews thinks it’s his lucky night when a stunning woman starts giving him the eye across the room. She makes it clear she wants one night … no names, no promises. How was he to know the mere sound of his name being tossed out by a buddy as they walked out of the bar would bring their time together to a screeching halt? It seems she’s the woman he has an appointment with tomorrow … and he’s the man she’s determined to get to turn down the job offer she has for him. Yeah, not happening.

four-half-stars

* Review * SILENT NIGHT by Danielle Steel

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SILENT NIGHT by Danielle SteelSilent Nigh by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on March 5, 2019
Buy on Amazon
Goodreads
four-half-stars

A shocking accident. A little girl struggling to survive. And the childless aunt who transforms her own world to help her . . . Danielle Steel’s latest novel is a deeply moving story of resilience and hope.

Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her acting dreams into making her own daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.

Now Emma is living with her aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from her sister’s. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece.

Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self—without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again—and changing the lives of everyone around her.

Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own, and blessings happen when we think all is lost.

 

Gut-wrenching & raw! With her latest novel, Danielle Steel quickly takes us into the heart of a mother who pushes her young star to be all that she can be … and more. When tragedy strikes and life as she knows it disappears, that young girl must learn to depend on the beloved aunt who is willing to move the ends of the earth to help her be able to truly live again. The story is fast paced and attention grabbing from page one. I might have liked to get a deeper connection to Paige and had a little more depth to the romance blooming, but overall, an outstanding story of courage and determination!

Psychiatrist Whitney Watts has no idea as she’s traveling towards a luxurious vacation with her wealthy lover that her life is about to change irrevocably. Born into Hollywood legacy, she’s always preferred to live in her own low-key bubble instead of partaking in the limelight the rest of  her family always craved.

One phone call changes her fate. There’s been a horrible accident. Her sister Paige is no longer able to be the world’s biggest stage mom to her talented 9 year old niece Emma. And Emma’s world has just been silenced. With no memory or ability to do everyday things, this child’s suddenly living in a big scary world of dark abyss.

With a mindset of love and determination, Whitney sets out to work with anyone and everyone in order to give her niece some semblance of a life again. She’s willing to give up everything to make sure that little girl comes out of this as a whole person again. With months of losses blooming into newfound freedoms, friendships and more this duo turns the corner into a world of brighter days!

four-half-stars

* Release Blitz/Excerpt/Giveaway * IN THE DOCTOR’S ARMS by Carol Ross


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

 

Release Blitz for
In the Doctor’s Arms
By Carol Ross

 

In the Doctor’s Arms
(Seasons of Alaska #6)
By Carol Ross
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can he stop the one who got away—

from getting away again?

Everyone in her Alaskan town hopes Iris James is back for good. Including Dr. Flynn Ramsey, who stole her heart when they were awkward teenagers. She realizes he’s planning an encore, but a prestigious job in Washington, DC, is calling to her. Only, ever since their kiss at her brother’s wedding, Iris isn’t sure about anything. Except her reignited feelings for Flynn…

GoodreadsAmazonB&NHarlequiniBooksKobo

 

Excerpt

With Flynn’s hand branding Iris’s bare back, he led her to the dance floor. Gentle notes of a popular love song filled the air, so Flynn gathered her in his embrace and made dancing seem as easy as everything else he did. The satisfied smile playing on his lips caused Iris’s heart to execute a slow cartwheel inside her chest. She should be used to this, to him, by now.

Lowering her voice to a whisper, she said, “Thank you for that. I owe you one. It was probably a little over-the-top, but I appreciate your dramatic flair. I’m sure they’re still talking about it.”

He dipped his head, and whispered near her ear, “I could not possibly care any less than I do about Faith or Ashley. And I only care about Todd in that I don’t want you singing any duets with him.”

“I hadn’t planned to but…” Her throat went dry because his hand had returned to her back, where his thumb caressed the skin along the edge of her dress. “What are you doing?”

“Dancing. Is there something going on between you and Cricket?”

“What?” she answered, alarmed by the subject change. Did he know about the flying lessons? She wasn’t ready for anyone to know about that yet. “Like what? What do you mean by ‘something’?”

Eyes narrowed and assessing, he clarified, “Are you two romantically involved?”

“Oh.” She laughed, and then paused to process the question. She didn’t want to tell him the truth, but she also didn’t want him thinking that. “That’s not what’s going on,” she said, and then realized that she’d inferred that something was.

“What is going on, then?”

“Nothing. I mean, he is helping me with something. But we’re just friends. He’s practically like a brother to me, you know that.”

“I do, I was just confirming it before I did something.”

“What?”

Tightening his hold, he twirled her around. She said, “Oh, I get it. They’re still watching, right?”

Flynn chuckled softly, shifting his focus to meet her gaze again. His brown eyes seemed to burn into hers. “No, I don’t think you do get it,” he murmured. “But then again, I didn’t really get it, either.”

“Get what? Flynn, what are you…?” Her question trailed off because he was staring at her mouth. The heat from her cheeks was apparently burning through to her brain because she could not think straight. Much less talk.

“Maybe this will help.”

Then his mouth brushed against hers in the sweetest, most perfect caress. Flynn was kissing her? Yes, he sure was, and his lips were velvety soft and completely perfect, and she couldn’t—she wouldn’t—think past that. Instead, she kissed him back, pressing her mouth more firmly to his. One hand came up to grip his shoulder. Before she could do more than that, his soft lips were gone.

“Iris,” he whispered, “I’m…” He closed his eyes and rested his forehead against hers for a second before slipping a hand around the back of her neck. He pressed a gentle kiss against her forehead and tucked her in close again. “Give me a second.”

Iris focused on trying to move air in and out of her lungs, but with her cheek pressed against his chest, every breath was Flynn-scented with hints of spicy soap and cedar boughs. Flynn had just kissed her. What did that mean? What did she do now? Panic welled inside of her because it couldn’t mean anything.

A chuckle vibrated through him. “That should give everyone something to talk about, huh?”

Of course, she realized, he’d kissed her for her, to help her. Thank goodness, he’d broken it off before she’d said, or done, something truly embarrassing. Her cheeks ignited with heat as she imagined herself clinging to him like a spider monkey on the dance floor.

 

Other Books in the Series

 

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterestBookBub

 

Blitz Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card and an ebook of In the Doctor’s Arms (open internationally)
2 additional winners will receive a copy of In the Doctor’s Arms (ebook if outside the US, signed print if in the US)

Ends March 5, 2019

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Grab Our Button!

* Release Blitz/Excerpt/Giveaway * CARRYING THE GREEK TYCOON’S BABY by Jennifer Faye


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

 

Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby
(Greek Island Brides #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

From one night…

To nine months!

In this Greek Island Brides story, for jaded tycoon Xander Marinakos, renowned wedding destination Infinity Island is just another opportunity to expand his empire. Until he’s captivated by its beautiful owner, Lea Romes… When their one night together has unexpected consequences, Xander must negotiate the deal of a lifetime, and put his guarded heart on the table to convince independent Lea they can be a family…for infinity!

GoodreadsAmazonB&NHarlequiniBooksKobo

 

Freebie

Go to Jennifer’s Contact Page HERE and order your bookmark(s)!

 

EXCERPT:

Just then Lea noticed a seaplane preparing to take off over the calm blue sea. But it was the man in the dark suit standing on the wooden dock, with his back to her, that caught her attention. She took in his immense height and broad, muscled shoulders accentuated by his suit jacket—a very fine set of threads. It probably cost more than she made in a month. Definitely.

His dark hair was trimmed in a short neat cut just like in his online photos. Not a strand was out of place. She wondered if he liked his life to be just as neat and orderly. As she continued to stare, she imagined what it’d be like to comb her fingertips through his hair. Her fingers tingled with temptation. She tightened her hold on the steering wheel.

Lea tramped the brakes, causing the cart to skid to a halt. She quickly alighted and moved across the dock toward the man. His attire continued to draw her curiosity. Did he not realize he was coming to an island? Around here swim trunks were more common than a suit jacket. When the man turned to her, she realized he was also wearing a tie. She inwardly groaned. If he was as uptight as his appearance, she was in big trouble.

As the departing plane flew overhead, she leveled her shoulders and stepped forward. She held out her hand. “Hello. I’m Lea Romes.”

The man’s dark brows rose in surprise. “You are in charge?”

When she nodded, he took her hand in his. His grip was firm. She could tell just from his touch that he was quite strong. So, there was more to this man than just a designer suit.

Her gaze rose to his clean-shaven jaw and his mouth that was pressed into a firm line, not giving away what he was thinking. She’d caught him off guard at first but he seemed to have regained his composure.

When her gaze met his, she couldn’t read anything in his dark eyes. So she decided to smile, hoping to lighten the mood. “Welcome to Infinity Island.”

“Do you have many guests?” He withdrew his hand and glanced around at the quiet morning.

So much for the pleasantries.

She schooled her expression so as not to frown at his obvious lack of social niceties. “Not at the moment. We’re expecting guests to begin arriving tomorrow for an upcoming wedding.”

“So right now, the island is deserted, other than staff?”

She shook her head. “Not exactly. We have some honeymooners as well as some couples who have returned for a renewal of their vows and a second honeymoon.”

He frowned. Apparently that was the wrong answer.

“If you’d like to come this way—” she gestured toward the golf cart “—I can give you the grand tour.”

“Is there much to see?”

Was he being serious? Or was he being sarcastic? It was impossible for her to tell as neither his tone nor his expression changed much. His gaze continued to scan the area. And so she did the same, trying to see Infinity through his eyes. There was lots of green foliage interspersed with red, yellow, pink, purple and blue blooms. Wild orchids grew everywhere. A few of the buildings overlooked the cove. Her office happened to be one of them. And then she realized the problem.

She swallowed hard and turned to him. “You can’t see much of the resort from here as the island has been strategically planned. The buildings have been placed in various locations over the island instead of concentrated in one spot.” She should have grabbed a map of the island for him. It was something that was distributed to all the guests with their welcome basket. “Trust me. There’s a lot to the island including acres of vegetable gardens. We grow most of our own food.”

 

About the Series

Greek Island Brides
Finding love that lasts to infinity!

All marriages that take place on renowned wedding destination Infinity Island are guaranteed to last forever!

And the picturesque Greek island is about to weave its magic for friends Lea, Popi and Stasia. They dream of finding their own happy-ever-afters… And they’re about to meet three billionaires who will sweep them off their feet—and down the aisle!

Follow Lea’s journey from surprise pregnancy to dream proposal in
Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby

And coming soon…

Book # 2 – Claiming The Drakos Heir (releases June 2019)

The rebel bachelor is back…

To claim her baby!

In this Greek Island Brides story, pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister’s child alone, until the baby’s wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Apollo Drakos is distractingly handsome, but Popi won’t let that stop her from fighting to keep the baby. Yet as she gets to know the man behind the wild card reputation, Popi’s reconsidering welcoming Apollo into her new little family…

Pre-order now!

Kindle UKKindle CAiBooksNookKoboGooglePlayHarlequin

Coming September 2019…

Book #3 – Wearing The Greek Millionaire’s Ring

 

About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeBookBubNewsletter

 

Tour Schedule

 

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card
Open internationally
Ends March 13, 2019

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Grab Our Button!