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* Release Blitz * DEFLECTED by Jami Davenport

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Deflected by Jami Davenport is available now!

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Alexander “Rush” Markov has been given an ultimatum by his team—shape up or ship out.

Alex is celebrating his biggest season in professional hockey, and he’s enjoying every minute of it—perhaps a little too much. He’s been non-stop partying like a rockstar since his team won it all, and management isn’t pleased. Next thing Alex knows, he’s been exiled to a remote island with orders to lay low, stay out of trouble, and avoid one-night stands.

Rosalind Newcomb is the quintessential good girl, and she’s fine with her role. Sure, she gets lonely and wishes for a special someone, but the choices on Madrona island are slim to none. When a panty-melting mystery man disrupts the peace and quiet in her bookstore, it’s dislike at first sight. The infuriating man turns her ordered life upside down and inside out and has her thinking about hot summer nights and tangled sheets. Only Alex isn’t who she thinks he is, and love isn’t all hearts and roses.

As Alex battles who he pretends to be and who he really is, he also resists falling in love for the first time in his life. His intense feelings have him ready to bolt, and only he can decide if love is worth fighting for.

 

 

 

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.
Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

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* Blog Tour/ Release Blitz/ Review * SHOULDN’T HAVE YOU by Carrie Ann Ryan

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* Blog Tour/ Release Blitz/ Review * SHOULDN’T HAVE YOU by Carrie Ann RyanShouldn't Have You by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Fractured Connections Book #2
Published by Carrie Ann Ryan on May 21, 2019
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four-half-stars

I've been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I've ever done.
Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly.
Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.

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I've known Harmony Wynham since before she got married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Only I don't think that can happen.
Not when every time she looks at me, she sees what she lost, and I can only see what I can't overcome.
I love her, even though I shouldn't. Somehow, we need to find a balance.
Because if we don't, walking away will be the hardest thing I've ever done—even if it's the only thing I should do.

 

An emotional journey of healing and finding love again after loss! With the second book in the Fractured Connections series, we get Harmony and Brendon’s stories. She lost the love of her life and has been trying to figure out who she is now that the person she was and the future she had planned has been shattered. He still suffers from the scars of his childhood, but is determined to bring his recently reunited family forward in their journey with the bar. They were friends who drifted apart and are now friends again at just the right moment when each of them needs a support system. Only when feelings start to become stronger than friendship, neither of them knows how to react. The characters were both very compelling and the story line was ripe with emotion, heartache, and that glorious road towards a new normal and a new happily ever after. I really enjoyed it and look forward to more in the series!

Harmony Wynham had her world pulled out from under her in the blink of an eye when she lost her husband to a freak accident at 25. He was the love of her life, her soul mate, the person she just knew she was going to be with forever … and then he was gone. She went through the motions like everyone expected her to, and now she’s to a point where she’s trying to figure out who she is without him.

Brendon Connolly was childhood friends with Harmony, then he was friends with her husband. He was there when her world ended. Now another tragedy brought them back into contact and it’s been great. They talk, they laugh, they enjoy each other’s company, they reminisce about Moyer … and then things start to change. How can he be feeling more than friendship with the past that they share? Is this allowed? Does she feel it too?

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Shouldn’t Have You
Series: Fractured Connections #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Blurb
I’ve been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly.

Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.

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I’ve known Harmony Wynham since before she got married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Only I don’t think that can happen.

Not when every time she looks at me, she sees what she lost, and I can only see what I can’t overcome.
I love her, even though I shouldn’t. Somehow, we need to find a balance.

Because if we don’t, walking away will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done—even if it’s the only thing I should do.

 

 

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Author Bio
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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four-half-stars

* Review * THEIR BABY BLESSING by Heidi McCahan

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* Review * THEIR BABY BLESSING by Heidi McCahanTheir Baby Blessing by Heidi McCahan
Published by Love Inspired on June 1, 2019
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four-stars

The navy prepared him for anything…
except an instant family.

When navy veteran Gage Westbrook promised to look out for his late best friend’s son, he never imagined he’d bond with the baby boy. And he definitely didn’t plan to fall for Connor’s gorgeous temporary guardian, Skye Tomlinson. But weighted by guilt for the accident that took Connor’s dad, can Gage find the courage to forgive himself and embrace the chance at a family?

 

A sweet ready-made family romance! Adorable little Connor steals our hearts quickly as we watch the grown ups in his life strive to give him the best life possible. Skye isn’t sure she can trust Gage but circumstances leave her no option but to try. Gage is a good guy and sets out to win her over. I enjoyed their story!

Gage Westbrook is fresh out of the Navy and setting out to honor a promise he made to his best friend who didn’t make it home with him. Ryan has a son out there that he never got the honor of meeting, and Gage promised to be a part of his life. He’s finally tracked down where he is living, and has set up a meeting with his guardian. He hopes he won’t hit a roadblock in getting to know this little boy.

Skye Tomlinson has a chip on her shoulder from a past relationship, so she’s not sure she can trust this stranger that has all of a sudden contacted her with a story about knowing Connor’s father. Her cousin has left her in a pickle by leaving the baby in her care on top of caring for her recovering Mom, and the ailing family business, so in all honesty she can use all of the help she can get.

four-stars

* Review * HAVING THE SOLDIER’S BABY by Tara Taylor Quinn

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* Review * HAVING THE SOLDIER’S BABY by Tara Taylor QuinnHaving the Soldier's Baby by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: The Parent Portal
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on June 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

Back from the dead…

And back in her heart?

Emily and Winston Hannigan had a fairy-tale romance…until he perished for his country. So when Winston arrives on her doorstep very much alive, Emily’s overjoyed. Winston’s a changed man, though. He may have survived the unthinkable. But he believes he doesn’t deserve Emily—or their unborn child. And Winston’s secret shakes Emily to the core. But at that core is still love…

 

Gut-wrenching! She lost the love of her life, and just when she’s making a decision to move forward without him for the first time, he shows up at the door. The author brought a high level of empathy and emotion forward through Emily and while we sympathized with his plight, we had to dig deep to reach Win’s true self, but we eventually get there in a beautiful way. Really enjoyed their story!

Emily Hannigan was living the life that dreams are made up. Madly in love with her soldier husband and planning for the future, when one day she’s told that he’s missing in action and eventually declared dead. She felt like she was living someone else’s life for awhile, and eventually the numbness led to a life without Win. Just when she decides to continue their dreams without him, she’s overjoyed to hear that he’s still alive!

Winston Hannigan had to make a life altering choice … duty over love. He might be among the “living” again, but he’s not the same man he was before he co-existed with the enemy for years. He knows he can move on and pick up the pieces of his life again, but he also knows he doesn’t deserve the pure love that Emily has always showered upon him. All he has to do is wait out the time until she realizes she doesn’t want to be with the man he’s become …

four-half-stars

* Review * UNTOUCHED UNTIL HER ULTRA-RICH HUSBAND by Dani Collins

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* Review * UNTOUCHED UNTIL HER ULTRA-RICH HUSBAND by Dani CollinsUntouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband by Dani Collins
Published by Harlequin Presents on June 1, 2019
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five-stars

The only woman to challenge him…

…is the only woman he’ll marry!

Multibillionaire Gabriel Dean is so outrageously wealthy that when computer genius Luli Cruz uses her skills to hold his inheritance to ransom, her audacity simply amuses him! Innocent Luli needs Gabriel’s help to avoid destitution. Gabriel’s solution? He’ll secure both their futures by marrying her! But sweeping wide-eyed Luli into his luxurious world, Gabriel discovers the chemistry with his untouched wife is priceless…

 

Very unique back story! It’s not unusual to find a virginal bride in a Harlequin Presents plot, but the past of this heroine made her even more innocent and easy to take into a reader’s heart. She’s feisty when she needs to be, but beneath the front, she’s a wide-eyed youth just learning the way of the world. I really enjoyed watching him take her under his wing and their affection for each other grow into a red-hot love affair!

Gabriel Dean receives correspondence that his grandmother is dying and heads to Singapore to get her affairs in order. Upon arrival, he finds that her assistant is a waif of a young lady who has handled the day to day workings of his grandmother’s fortune with the utmost of care and is now locking him out of having access until she gets her demands met. He finds her amusing and agrees to play her little game temporarily!

Lucrecia Cruz knows she has no other option than to make sure her place in this world is secure or she’ll disappear into nothingness. She doesn’t really want to harm Gabriel or his grandmother’s memory, but she sees no other option than the one she’s taking. Gabriel on the other-hand has a plan all of his own … she will return with him to New York and become his bride!

five-stars

* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * HERS TO PROTECT by Catherine Lanigan

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* Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway * HERS TO PROTECT by Catherine LaniganHers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan
Series: Shores of Indian Lake #11
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on May 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

 

Sweet romance with a hint of intrigue! With a return trip to the Shores of Indian Lake series by Catherine Lanigan, we are always sure to find ourselves enmeshed into the heart of the small town culture very quickly. The supporting characters are always familiar with much loved updates on some of our favorites being weaved into the current story, and each new edition brings us a new couple to fall in love with. Violet & Josh were very easy to connect with. She is eager to do her job, and he’s living the life people can only dream of, but still has a heart that’s partially back in that life that wasn’t so easy. They are faced with adversity, but attraction wins out when they can’t resist starting a relationship even though they are at odds and keeping secrets. The intrigue was spot on, the relationship heartfelt and overall I loved their story!

Rookie cop Violet Hawks takes her job seriously, so when she apprehends a dangerously fast speeder in her hometown of Indian Lake, Indiana and he gives her flack, she doesn’t hesitate to cuff him and take him in … no matter who he is!

Infamous race car driver Josh Stevens eventually admits he was in the wrong, but he doesn’t have to like the fact that the pretty cop took his ego down a notch when she threw him in the slammer! Taking some mandatory downtime finds Josh returning to the small town that he’s determined to win over after his little skirmish with the law … but let’s admit it, it’s his arresting officer that he’s really interested in wooing!

 

 

 

 


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Hers to Protect
(Shores of Indian Lake #11)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

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“Do you know what a Bugatti Chiron costs?” Trent Davis asked as he paced his office while Violet stood near his desk. Many times in the past she’d felt like running from confrontation, but this time wasn’t one of them. Deep in her belly, as much as Chief Williams and Detective Davis believed she’d bungled this assignment, she knew she was right. Josh Stevens might be a celebrity. He had fame, fortune and influence. And she was barely more than a traffic cop, but Josh had questioned her authority. She’d clocked him speeding. Anything over a hundred miles an hour was considered “reckless driving.” She was in the right, and she would stand her ground.

“A lot, I presume.”

“It’s so expensive, Officer Hawks, that I had a difficult time finding the price.”

“Sir?”

Frustrated he said, “I don’t care about the car or its cost. My point is that you left your post at the stakeout farmhouse.”

“Sir, I was told that Miguel Garcia was known to drive a very expensive sports car. The Bugatti fits that bill. I thought I was chasing Garcia.”

“That’s your first mistake, Officer. You assumed before you had the facts. Sal was working the database and had found that Garcia drives a Maserati 2016. If you had checked in with him, you would have known that.”

Violet remembered how fast the Bugatti had streamed past her. She knew what a Maserati looked like. But she’d never seen a Bugatti Chiron. They were both fast cars. It was an understandable mistake.

She promised herself that over the weekend she’d comb the internet for images of every expensive car made. She’d log them into her brain and the next time a Bugatti  sailed past her, she’d know what she was looking at.

Trent was still pacing.

“What color is the Maserati, sir?”

Trent halted, lifted his head and cleared his throat. “Blue.”

Violet’s eyebrow cranked up in surprise, and she quickly corrected her expression. Blue. Well, she had that one right.

“The bottom line is that I’m disappointed in your work. The next time I give you an assignment, you carry it out.”

“Sir. Yes, sir.”

“Dismissed.”

Violet turned sharply and left the office. She went straight to her desk, avoiding Sal’s and Trey’s eyes. Trey was getting coffee, which was odd, because he didn’t drink coffee.

Violet halted like someone kicked her in the back. It was probably for Josh.

She couldn’t forget the look in his eyes when she’d put him in the cell.

Josh was her first lockup. Her first arrest.

As she’d ushered him into the cell, she’d felt her heart squeeze in her chest. Two steps inside the cell, his broad shoulders had slumped and his face had gone ashen.

Shockingly, he’d thanked her.

Why?

What kind of man thanked an officer for showing him his limitations? His vulnerability?

The unique kind.

When he’d looked at her, his blue eyes weren’t malicious. They actually held gratitude.

Every assessment she’d made about Josh Stevens from the second of his arrest was shattered in that moment.

Suddenly, she wanted to comfort him, but she didn’t know why. He was her prisoner. He was in the wrong.

Yet she’d nearly reached for the bars to touch his hand, to reassure him.

 

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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HER TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.

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* Release Blitz * THE PERFECT CATCH by Joanne Rock

 

 

Title: The Perfect Catch
Series: Texas Playmakers #1
Author: Joanne Rock
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2019

 

Blurb

He didn’t think coming home would mean falling in love

Outfielder Calvin Ramsey returns to his Texas farm home after being released from his team, an unexpected surprise sure to tarnish the family baseball legacy. But when he finds a sexy stranger acting as the temporary caretaker for his childhood home, all thoughts of baseball disappear.

She won’t fall for another player

After losing her savings to a swindler ex-boyfriend, Josie Vance moves to Last Stand to start fresh where no one knows her unhappy past or the con that bankrupted her. But her peaceful healing time evaporates when the homeowner’s son arrives and throws himself into life on the farm—and charming Josie. She can’t risk an affair that draws attention to her or her past. Especially not when the public’s fascination with the baseball-playing Ramsey clan is at an all-time high. Can she keep her secrets, her low profile, and her heart too?

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Josie listened to the farm stand cashier explain.
“Clint, went into baseball and then, all of his grandsons went into baseball and the granddaughter… well, she left Last Stand long ago. Cal’s been in the majors the longest, and I like, never see him around here even though I’ve worked here since last fall.”
So Cal had been keeping secrets from her—of sorts. Or had he assumed she knew about his family full of athletes? His job explained the expensive car and clothes, the body toned like a machine, maybe even the wariness that dogged him. She imagined pro players were hounded by hangers-on who wanted to be a part of their world for selfish reasons.
But not her. She’d prefer to put ten paces between herself and anyone who was remotely famous. She needed to avoid the spotlight at all costs until the trouble at home died down.
The phone vibrated three more times and the girl burst into laughter. “Sorry!” she apologized to Josie. “I knew Darlene would go nuts when she heard.” She picked up the phone and flipped it over, eyes scanning fast. “She wants a picture? Oh God, how can I get a picture?”
Josie figured she’d lost her audience, but since the coast was clear, she couldn’t resist asking one more question.
“You said he got cut this season?” she asked, wanting to be sure she’d understood. “As in, lost his spot on the team?”
The clerk nodded. “It was so awful–”
“Josie, let’s go.” Cal’s voice startled them both as he came through a back door on the opposite end of the store.
She scrambled back from the counter while the teen dropped her phone. Josie hurried past the blueberries and melons to the archway where Cal now stood, his expression stony.
Had he overheard her question? Guilt swamped her even as she kicked herself for not being more careful.
“Ready,” she announced brightly, peering past him into the greenhouse that connected the barn to the farm stand.
“Are you certain?” His voice was low, just for her ears, before he took her hand and tugged her into the greenhouse behind him.
A fan whirred overhead, conditioning the air that smelled like potting soil and growing things. He tipped a metal door closed behind them. A door that closed silently and reminded her how thoroughly he’d startled her when he re-entered the store.
“Absolutely.” She wanted to say it with conviction. To move on and see the bee hives. But her heart was beating too fast with him holding her hand.
And standing too close to her.
His green eyes probed hers, his nearness making her recall his very intriguing male physique. Was it really her fault to feel a flare of feminine interest when he was a professional athlete and had the body that went with it?
“Make sure you know what you’re in for, Josie, before you say yes.” His voice lacked the geniality that she’d heard him use with the young baseball fan. It was all gritty edged and hard now.
And did something wicked to her insides. Something she couldn’t allow herself to feel so soon after another man had deceived her.
Nerves made her blurt the first thing that came to mind.
“I signed on for bee hives.” She’d been very clear about that from the outset, hadn’t she?
Cal released her hand, but he didn’t back away. “Except now you’ve broken our truce by asking questions. So in return, I’ve got a few questions of my own.”

 

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.
 
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* Release Blast/Review * SEASIDE SERENADE by Melissa Foster

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* Release Blast/Review * SEASIDE SERENADE by Melissa FosterSeaside Serenade by Melissa Foster
Series: Seaside Summers #9
Published by World Literary Press on May 15, 2019
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What's more romantic than finding your forever love on Valentine's Day?

They say opposites attract, but for former boxing champ and gym owner Brock Garner, having the beautiful dark-haired, tattooed, combat-boot wearing pixie Cree Redmond flitting around his club has nearly driven him mad. Brock has wanted Cree since the first time he saw her, and when he learns she has the singing voice of an angel, it speaks to another part of his heart and he's unwilling to hold back any longer. But Cree's dating a burly biker and is firmly off-limits. Or so he thinks…

This novelette was previously given away in the BE MINE bundle.

 

Short, sweet and oh so sexy! With a quick dash back into the Seaside Summers world, Melissa Foster brings us another delectable couple! Even though it’s a short read, it’s packed with alluring chemistry and a passionate beginning to a relationship. Loved it!

Former boxer/gym owner Brock Garner can’t stop obsessing over his latest employee. He wanted her even before she asked for a job but she’s even harder to resist now that he’s seeing her up close and personal day in and day out. If she wasn’t already taken, she’d be his in a heartbeat!

Cree Redmond is totally into Brock and she keeps coming up with ways to get close to him. She’s not sure if he’s just not that into her or what, but she’s going to give it one last shot to get his attention on Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

SEASIDE SERENADE
A Seaside Summers Novelette
Melissa Foster
Releasing May 15, 2019
World Literary Press

 

Blurb:


Friendships and family abound during this fun-filled weekend of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Spend the evening catching up with your favorite Seaside characters in this Valentine’s Day celebration and fall in love with the newest Seaside couple, Brock and Cree!

What’s more romantic than finding your forever love on Valentine’s Day?

They say opposites attract, but for former boxing champ and gym owner Brock Garner, having the beautiful dark-haired, tattooed, combat-boot wearing pixie Cree Redmond flitting around his club has nearly driven him mad. Brock has wanted Cree since the first time he saw her, and when he learns she has the singing voice of an angel, it speaks to another part of his heart and he’s unwilling to hold back any longer. But Cree’s dating a burly biker and is firmly off-limits. Or so he thinks…

 

SEASIDE SERENADE is a novelette and part of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom stories are filled with family, fun, and the truest, deepest love of all. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books so you never have to leave your favorite characters behind. Readers are kept up to date with engagements, weddings, and births. Visit Melissa’s website for FREE Love in Bloom first-in-series, family trees, series checklists, and more.

 

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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 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.



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five-stars

* Release Blast/Review * F-BOMB by Lani Lynn Vale

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blast/Review * F-BOMB by Lani Lynn ValeF-Bomb by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Bear Bottom Guardians MC #9
on May 14, 2019
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four-stars

You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you.

Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to.

He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.

Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance.

After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.

Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again.

Except fate has different plans.

He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her.

Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t.

He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence. One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.

Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?

 

Electrifyingly sultry! With the final book in the Bear Bottom Guardians MC series, we finally get the story of the man who’s intrigued us since the start of the series. Slate is finally home and setting out to start his life over. He has a lot of ghosts to revisit in his old life on his journey, but the future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. This book brings us his story and gives us the chance to see a lot of familiar faces from previous books and see how some of their lives are flourishing. I really enjoyed this series as a whole, and this book was a lot of fun to read.

Former cop Slate Solis is finally free. For the first time in a decade, he’s out in the world and able to live his life again. He knows committing murder was the wrong thing to do, but in the heat of the moment after watching his partner and fiancee die before his eyes, he needed retribution. He can’t honestly regret it.

The one thing he’s going to miss about prison is the gorgeous woman who caught his eye while visiting a friend about three years ago. She’s been a pleasant distraction on visiting day ever since, and he is going to miss seeing her. Or he thought he was … until he realizes she’s living right next door to him … with her husband! Off all the luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of
you.
Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in
times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too
close to.
He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only
one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.
Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a
second glance.
After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison,
she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit
with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.
Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost
disappointed that he’ll never see her again.
Except fate has different plans.
He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours
when he sees her.
Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is
everything Slate isn’t.
He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him,
all day every day, is a complete coincidence.
One that he shouldn’t take
advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one
day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.
Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?
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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.

 

four-stars

* Review * CALIFORNIA GIRLS by Susan Mallery

* Review * CALIFORNIA GIRLS by Susan MalleryCalifornia Girls by Susan Mallery
Published by MIRA on February 26, 2019
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five-stars

The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters

who get dumped in the same week…

Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.

Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined.

Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up “for support,” making Ali wonder if maybe—for once—someone sees her in a way no one ever has.

 

Family saga at it’s best! The latest from Susan Mallery has us knee deep into this family’s drama from the very first few pages … and loving it! She weaves a complex story line depicting each sisters life and the trials and tribulations they are all going through at the same time. Normally close and supportive, they find themselves straying and not being as happy go lucky with each other at the moment. A clingy, self-righteous mother tops off the cast and brings yet another perspective into an already chaotic life. I really enjoyed the book!

Finola Corrado thinks she’s living the dream. She’s basking in her own glory and about to embark on a grand vacation with her adoring husband when it all explodes in her face just before she’s about to go on live television. Her husband drops the bombshell on her that he’s been adoring someone else, and she’s literally steps away from interviewing the pop sensation trollop on her talk show!

Zennie Schmitt loves her solo life and just can’t understand why people keep harping on her to become part of a couple. When the guy she’s been casually dating wants to move forward with her, she fails to keep the disdain from her face and he ends up dropping her quicker than she can turn around instead. She’s going to concentrate on just enjoying life for a chance … and what better way than agreeing to be a surrogate for her best friend and help her achieve her life’s dream … only she has no clue how lonely and difficult it’s going to be when her family support system doesn’t agree with her decisions.

Ali Schmitt was on the the cusp of the happiest time of her life seven weeks before her wedding when it all comes crumbling down. Her loser fiancee sends his brother to break it off with her … right after invitations have gone out! She has always felt like Daniel disapproved of her as a mate for his brother, but he’s being really great in helping her pick up the pieces and cancel this wedding. As time goes by, she starts to wonder if the wrong brother was in her sights the whole time!

five-stars