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* Blog Tour/Review * WILD, CRAZY HEARTS by Melissa Foster

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Blog Tour/Review * WILD, CRAZY HEARTS by Melissa FosterWild, Crazy Hearts by Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens and Montgomerys
Published by World Literary Press on June 12, 2019
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four-stars

High school teacher Brindle Montgomery and rancher Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they're both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace's wild, crazy heart into a frenzy--and Brindle is left wondering if she's made the biggest mistake of her life.

 

Sweet, sexy and satisfying! We have been waiting for this book ever since Melissa Foster teased us with this surprise baby twist at the end of the previous book, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s fast paced, filled with drama and as always in this series, lots of family love surrounding them. Enjoyed their story!

Brindle Montgomery left the world behind for a whirlwind trip to Paris, and now that she’s home sporting a baby bump, she’s got some explaining to do!

Trace Jericho has been playing Brindle’s game for too long now. He wants more from their relationship than she’s been offering, and it’s come down to the time for it to be now or never!

 

 

 

 

 

Wild, Crazy Hearts
The Bradens and Montgomerys
Melissa Foster
Releasing June 12, 2019
World Literary Press

 

Blurb:

High school teacher Brindle Montgomery and rancher Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they’re both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace’s wild, crazy heart into a frenzy—and Brindle is left wondering if she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.

 

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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.

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* ReleaseBlitz/Review/Excerpt * RANCHER IN HER BED by Joanne Rock

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* ReleaseBlitz/Review/Excerpt * RANCHER IN HER BED by Joanne RockRancher in Her Bed by Joanne Rock
Series: Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston #4
Published by Harlequin Desire on June 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

“Just because we leave the party doesn’t mean the night has to end.”

Rancher Xander Currin won’t commit to anyone after tragedy broke his heart. But when his feisty ranch hand Frankie Walsh puts herself at risk to secure her future, his protective instincts kick in. He offers her a ticket to the rich and connected at the Texas Cattleman’s Club gala. But soon combustible desires consume them both…and someone’s going to get burned.

 

Great characters with lots of steam! With the next book in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston saga, Joanne Rock brings a very likable couple to life while uncovering more secrets in the series. The sexual chemistry was spot on and they were a joy to get to know. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of her story told and seen them enjoy life together a bit longer at the end, but overall it was a great book and I hope to hear more about them further in the series. Loved it!

Ranch hand Frankie Walsh has been crushing on her boss for awhile now, but never in her wildest dreams did she expect him to actually take an interest in her. Accompanying him to a Texas Cattleman’s Club gala is a dream come true … and the way the night plays out is even better!

Xander Currin has been holing himself off from the world since a tragedy left him questioning everything around him. He feels more alive in Frankie’s company that he has in years, and that’s not something he’s finding easy to ignore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Rancher in Her Bed
Series: Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston #4
Author: Joanne Rock
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2019

 

Blurb

“Just because we leave the party doesn’t mean the night has to end.”

Rancher Xander Currin won’t commit to anyone after tragedy broke his heart. But when his feisty ranch hand Frankie Walsh puts herself at risk to secure her future, his protective instincts kick in. He offers her a ticket to the rich and connected at the Texas Cattleman’s Club gala. But soon combustible desires consume them both…and someone’s going to get burned.

 

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Excerpt

“Frankie, wait.”

Touching her had been a mistake—he knew it as soon as soon as his fingers landed on her sleeve that he wanted to linger. To glide his hand up her arm and around her shoulder to draw her closer. But he could hardly yank his hand back like he’d gotten scalded without revealing just how damned much she affected him.

So he let his fingers rest lightly where they were.

“I was hard on you tonight. Let me at least walk you to your door so I can tell myself I made an attempt to be a gentleman.”

“You’re my boss, not a gentleman,” she argued, then frowned. “That came out wrong. What I mean is–.”

“But as you pointed out earlier, we’re not on the clock tonight.” His fingers grazed her bare skin on the underside of her wrist, a surprisingly tender spot where he could feel her pulse thrum fast.

Her green eyes were wide in the glow of the dome light.

“Right.” Her voice was all rasp and no substance. She cleared it. “Okay.”

He slid his hand away and stepped out of the truck, walking around to her side.

He reached up to help her down, but she hopped out on her own. Wary of his touch? Or stubbornly proud?

Maybe a little of both. She was an intriguing woman.

“Thank you.” She chewed her lower lip and peered up at him in the moonlight. “What time will I see you tomorrow?”

His gaze zeroed in on her mouth, his own suddenly dry as dust.

“I’ll pick you up at seven.” He was already questioning the wisdom of this bargain he’d made with her.

If she was affecting him this much now, what would it be like tomorrow night when they had a whole evening together? Already, the memory of the feel of her made his hands itch to touch her again. He hadn’t thought this through well at all.

She nodded, her dark braid sliding down her shoulder. “And, just so I’m clear, will we be off the clock tomorrow too?”

Was she flirting with him? Or was he reading too much into it because he wanted her?

The tension of holding himself back was quickly knotting his shoulders and they’d been together less than an hour.

“I’m going to let you make that call. You can tell me how much of the evening you want to be business and how much should be…” He couldn’t think of any way to say it that didn’t sound like a come on. “Pleasure.”

She must have heard it too, because her lips parted in soft surprise.

“Good night, Frankie.” He was already imagining her in an evening gown and liking what he saw.

He played a dangerous game letting his thoughts wander there, but he’d be damned if he could stop himself.

And with a silent nod, she pivoted on her boot heel and disappeared inside her cabin.

 

 

Author Bio
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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four-half-stars

* Release Blast/Review * HIDE YOUR CRAZY by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Release Blast/Review * HIDE YOUR CRAZY by Lani Lynn ValeHide Your Crazy by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: KPD Motorcycle Patrol #1
on June 11, 2019
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four-half-stars

I’m kind of a lady, but definitely more of a weirdo.

Hearing the woman at the table behind him say that to her friend should’ve turned Logan Gibbs off.

It doesn’t. In all honesty, it only makes him listen harder.

He’s had enough weird in his life to last a lifetime. The last thing his complicated life needs is a woman in it who has no clue what color you get when you mix yellow and blue together.

Yet, her obvious blonde moments aren’t enough to deter him. Nor is her lack of finger-painting skills.

I’m a cop, not a miracle worker.

Hearing the man in the group behind her say that should’ve had Katy Roberts running away as fast as her feet would carry her. Katy’s father’s a cop, and it’s hard enough to live her life with Daddy trying to dictate her every move. She needs another cop in her life like she needs yet another thing to go wrong.

To add onto that, she can’t find a job, has no love life to speak of, and has to be the oldest known virgin in Kilgore, Texas.

Yet, when she sees his painting—a painting that resembles a piece of the male anatomy more than the lighthouse they were supposed to be painting—she knows that she has to give him a chance.

The very last thing the two of them expect is for her father and his boss to force them to marry after an eensy-weensy accident. An accident that, surprisingly, both of them want.

 

A fast paced, steamy, unputdownable read! Lots of familiar faces show up in the kick off of Lani Lynn Vale’s Kilgore Motorcycle Patrol series. The characters are quick to grab a reader’s attention, and though their relationship happens quickly, the connection between the two makes it feel believable. Lots of sass, a touch of suspense and a whole lot of yummy goodness! Looking forward to more in the series.

Police officer Logan Gibbs has a penchant for getting into trouble, so his newly appointed motorcycle patrol stint is kind of his last chance before he’s booted out the door by the boss who just doesn’t like him. If only he wasn’t accidentally lusting after the boss’s daughter to top it all off!

Katy Roberts is starting a new job and life is looking up until finding out that her maniac ex is soon going to be out in the world again sends her reeling into panic attacks and night terrors. Good thing the studly cop upstairs has decided to keep an eye on her. It doesn’t take any time for sparks to fly and flames to ignite!

 

 

 

 
 
 

I’m kind of a lady, but definitely more of a weirdo.

Hearing the woman at the table behind him say that to her friend should’ve turned Logan Gibbs off.

It doesn’t. In all honesty, it only makes him listen harder.

He’s had enough weird in his life to last a lifetime. The last thing his complicated life needs is a woman in it who has no clue what color you get when you mix yellow and blue together.

Yet, her obvious blonde moments aren’t enough to deter him. Nor is her lack of finger-painting skills.

I’m a cop, not a miracle worker.

Hearing the man in the group behind her say that should’ve had Katy Roberts running away as fast as her feet would carry her. Katy’s father’s a cop, and it’s hard enough to live her life with Daddy trying to dictate her every move. She needs another cop in her life like she needs yet another thing to go wrong.

To add onto that, she can’t find a job, has no love life to speak of, and has to be the oldest known virgin in Kilgore, Texas.

Yet, when she sees his painting—a painting that resembles a piece of the male anatomy more than the lighthouse they were supposed to be painting—she knows that she has to give him a chance.

The very last thing the two of them expect is for her father and his boss to force them to marry after an eensy-weensy accident. An accident that, surprisingly, both of them want.

 
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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-half-stars

* Release Blast/Review * THE TWO-WEEK ARRANGEMENT by Kendall Ryan

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* Release Blast/Review * THE TWO-WEEK ARRANGEMENT by Kendall RyanThe Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan
on June 4, 2019
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Dear Sexy AF Intern,

I know you don't particularly care that I'm the CEO of this company, and you're just an intern. I also know you're not impressed by my power or my wealth, and that's fine.

You think you've got me all figured out from working alongside me for two weeks, but you don't know me. Not really.

You don't know that I'm a single dad to twin toddlers, or that those two little girls matter more to me than this entire hotel chain.

I'm not interested in starting something deep and meaningful, but what I am interested in is the way your body reacts to mine when we're in the same room. You probably assume the concentration on my face is work-related, when in reality, I'm figuring out which I want more--to nail you against the wall, or to bend you over my desk.

While you're too disciplined to act on it, I'm not. And the night you stepped into my limo, all bets were off.

 

Fast paced, intense and fun! With the latest from Kendall Ryan, we get a single dad who’s intent on working hard and taking care of his girls. He doesn’t have time for messy entanglements so he makes sure they never have the chance to occur. Until her. She gets under his skin like no other, so he’s going to let his guard down long enough to have her … but will it come back to bite him? Fun read, but ends in a cliffhanger.

CEO Dominic Aspen is all work and no play. He has twin toddlers at home and has no time for the games and turmoil of a relationship. He gets his satisfaction in an all business fashion and saves his spare time for his daughters. Until he meets his newest intern. She’s assigned to him for two weeks and he can’t believe the temptation of just being near her!

Presley Harper needs this internship to turn into her dream job. She’s working hard to get ahead so she can care for herself and put her younger brother through school without starving while she does it. Getting a full time job at Aspen Hotels would be a dream … but man, oh man, Dom is more temptation than she can stand!

 

 

 

 


A steamy romance about a sexy (but emotionally broken) single dad and the smart, driven (doesn’t take no for an answer) intern who makes him feel things he has no business feeling.

 

About The Two-Week Arrangement

Dear Sexy AF Intern,

I know you don’t particularly care that I’m the CEO of this company, and you’re just an intern. I also know you’re not impressed by my power or my wealth, and that’s fine.

You think you’ve got me all figured out from working alongside me for two weeks, but you don’t know me. Not really.

You don’t know that I’m a single dad to twin toddlers, or that those two little girls matter more to me than this entire hotel chain.

I’m not interested in starting something deep and meaningful, but what I am interested in is the way your body reacts to mine when we’re in the same room. You probably assume the concentration on my face is work-related, when in reality, I’m figuring out which I want more–to nail you against the wall, or to bend you over my desk.

While you’re too disciplined to act on it, I’m not. And the night you stepped into my limo, all bets were off.

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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* Blog Tour/Review * TAKE THE BRIDE by Carly Phillips

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* Blog Tour/Review * TAKE THE BRIDE by Carly PhillipsTake the Bride by Carly Phillips
Series: Knight Brothers Novella
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on May 28, 2019
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five-stars

She used to be his. Now she’s about to marry another man.
Will he let her go … or will he stand up and take the bride?

Ryder Hammond and Sierra Knight were high school sweethearts. Despite him being her brother's best friend, their relationship burned hot and fast…and ended with heartbreak and regrets.

Years later, she’s at the altar, about to marry another man.

He’s only there for closure, to finally put the past behind him.

But when the preacher asks if anyone has a reason the couple shouldn’t wed, she turns around and her gaze locks on his.

Suddenly he’s out of his seat.

Objecting.

Claiming.

And ultimately stealing the very pissed off bride and taking her to a secluded cabin.

He wants one week to convince her they’re meant to be, to remind her of the fiery passion still burning between them.

When their time together is up, will she walk away and break his heart this time, or will he finally have the woman he's wanted all along?

 

Fast paced, drama-filled and oh so yummy! She’s supposed to be getting married to another guy, but when he stands up and objects, all bets are off! Will she forgive him for ruining her day? Will he be able to convince her that instead of the future she had planned, she should give him another shot? Exciting read!

Ryder Hammond was only supposed to be at the wedding for closure. As her brother’s best friend, he received an invitation, and he figured after seeing her take that final step into forever, he’d have to finally close the door on that chapter … right?

Sierra Knight was all set to start the rest of her life. Walking down the aisle towards a great guy, all smiles … until her eyes landed on him. Her high school sweetheart, the man she loved above all else, the man she wanted to spend forever with, the man who broke her heart like no other.

 

 

 

 

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She used to be his. Now she’s about to marry another man.

Will he let her go … or will he stand up and take the bride?

 

Take the Bride, an all-new sexy standalone novella in the Knight Brothers Series from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips and 1001 Dark Nights is available now!

 

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Ryder Hammond and Sierra Knight were high school sweethearts. Despite him being her brother’s best friend, their relationship burned hot and fast…and ended with heartbreak and regrets.

Years later, she’s at the altar, about to marry another man.

He’s only there for closure, to finally put the past behind him.

But when the preacher asks if anyone has a reason the couple shouldn’t wed, she turns around and her gaze locks on his.

Suddenly he’s out of his seat.

Objecting.

Claiming.

And ultimately stealing the very pissed off bride and taking her to a secluded cabin.

He wants one week to convince her they’re meant to be, to remind her of the fiery passion still burning between them.

When their time together is up, will she walk away and break his heart this time, or will he finally have the woman he’s wanted all along?

**For fans of Carly’s Knight Brothers, Take The Bride is book two in that series.**

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

 

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Excerpt:

Sierra woke up as the car turned off, the motor coming to a stop. She shook her head and looked around at the unfamiliar surroundings. Trees were visible outside the windows, and a glittering sign said Paradise Cove, and beneath it, A Couples Only Poconos Resort.

“You have got to be kidding me!” She glanced at Ryder in disbelief. “What the hell are we doing in the Poconos?” She’d obviously fallen asleep for a good two hours, the shock of the day along with the glass of champagne she’d had prior to the non-wedding catching up with her.

He treated her to his most charming grin. “You always said you wanted to honeymoon here. That it was romantic.”

“I was seventeen!” she yelled at him. “I didn’t know any better. And we aren’t on our honeymoon.” She glanced down at her white wedding gown, not missing the irony of the situation but in no mood to find it funny.

She and Jason were supposed to be on their way to St. Lucia tomorrow morning. Instead she was in the honeymoon capital of Pennsylvania. Her stomach cramped at the reminder of all she’d left behind earlier today. Although she’d texted Sebastian from Ryder’s phone, she hoped her brothers weren’t too worried about her. She’d left her own phone in the bridal room and couldn’t know whether Jason had tried to reach her or not. But her brothers knew she was with Ryder, and if Jason wanted her, he certainly could contact them and find out how to talk to her.

Instead she was in the Poconos with her ex.She looked at the man who’d driven her over one hundred miles from home and waited for an explanation.

He placed an arm behind her seat, turning to face her. “By the time I realized how far I’d driven, we were half an hour from here. I couldn’t think of anywhere else to crash. And I wasn’t about to turn around and drive another two hours home.”

She frowned at him. “So now what? You expect me to stay here with you?”

“Would it really be so bad?” he asked, his voice gentling. “I understand you’re angry with me, but we’re here. It’s late. Let’s just go inside and see if we can get a room.”

The very idea of it was crazy. Nothing good could come of her being alone with Ryder now, and she really shouldn’t have left with him. But it was too late to take her actions back now.

She blew out a resigned breath. “Fine. But I hope they have a gift shop,” she muttered, needing a change of clothes because nothing about this trip had been thought through.

She climbed out of the car and Ryder helped her gather the train and fold it up so she could hold it over one arm. Then together, they walked into the main area of the resort and headed to the reception desk.

“I assume you have a reservation?” the woman behind the counter asked, her gaze traveling over Ryder in his suit, Sierra in her white gown.

“Umm, no. But we’d like a room for a couple of days,” Ryder said with a smile.

“One night,” Sierra countered.

He frowned at her and the girl behind the desk looked confused. She typed something into the computer and glanced up at them. “Our honeymoon suite is booked and we only have suites, not rooms, but I’m sure you’ll love what’s available. All of our suites have round king-size beds beneath celestial ceilings, log-burning fireplaces, and heart-shaped tubs or champagne-glass-shaped whirlpool spas.”

Sierra felt her mouth drop open at the description. It was everything she’d seen in commercials as a young, love-struck girl dreaming of romance.

“I don’t think–”

“We’ll take one,” he said, cutting her off.

The clerk looked back and forth between them, a definite furrow between her eyebrows. “We can only offer you two nights. I’m sorry but we’re booked after that.”

Before she could utter another word, Ryder slid his credit card across the counter. “We’ll stay both nights. And the airline lost our luggage, so do you think you could hook us up with the basics?” he asked.

She was grateful he was thinking of everything, even if she was still annoyed with him. Besides, she was beyond uncomfortable in the wedding gown, and Sierra hoped the woman could help them.

The clerk’s gaze softened at the mention of missing suitcases. “That’s awful and frustrating. I’ll send up toiletries and amenities,” the woman said. “There are bathrobes in the rooms, and the gift shop and stores open tomorrow morning. You’ll be able to pick up more things to wear then.”

“Thank you,” Sierra said, appreciating the woman’s kindness.

“We’re grateful for anything you can do,” Ryder said.

He slipped a tip across the counter and the clerk glanced down and grinned at him. “Thank you. I’ll call housekeeping right now. In the meantime, here are your key cards. Breakfast and dinner are included. A continental breakfast is served in the room tomorrow. I’ll even throw in some parts of our honeymoon package,” she whispered to Ryder, making Sierra wonder how much money he’d given her.

No matter the amount, she had no intention of making use of their specialty package, she thought, exhaustion seeping into her bones despite her long nap. The day had been overwhelming and was definitely catching up with her.

She unwittingly sagged against him, and his arm immediately came out, wrapping around her, holding her for the first time in forever. It took all her willpower not to lean her head against him and let him take over.

“Come on, sweetheart. You look dead on your feet,” Ryder said, and taking her by surprise, he swept her into his arms.

Just like a real bride.

 

Meet Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance . She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

 

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five-stars

* Blog Tour/Release Blast * CLAIMING THE DRAKOS HEIR by Jennifer Faye


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Claiming the Drakos Heir
(Greek Island Brides #2)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
June 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

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…

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Excerpt

What just happened?

Apollo Drakos stood slack-jawed as the woman sashayed down the hallway, but to be honest her sashay was more like a waddle. A cute waddle, but still a waddle all the same.

How could she still be pregnant?

His attorney had assured him the baby was born, though no one had been able to tell him if it was a boy or girl. Not that it mattered to him. Either way, he was still claiming his niece or nephew.

The attorney had gone on to inform him that Miss Costas would have a strong case to gain full custody of the baby, as well as control over the child’s inheritance. The attorney even seemed to think that with Miss Costas being adopted and not the child’s biological aunt, it wouldn’t be enough to sway the judge from giving her custody. But did Popi really want to take on that responsibility? Or was she doing it out of necessity?

Apollo knew he had no one to blame for this mess but himself. While Popi had been here, helping to make his brother and sister-in-law’s dream of a family into a reality, he’d been off on another adventure—avoiding the fact that he was the unwanted son, the outcast. But he’d come here as soon as he’d heard. That had to count for something, didn’t it?

But how was this going to work now that he knew Popi was still pregnant? Although it did look as though she was going to give birth soon. Not that he was an expert on pregnant women. Yet all of her was thin except for her stomach. It was very round indeed. Funnily enough, from behind you couldn’t even tell she was pregnant. However, the cute little waddle did give it away.

It wasn’t until now—seeing Popi round with a baby—that he realized how much she’d done for his brother and sister-in-law. Not everyone would step up and offer to carry someone else’s baby—certainly not him, if that were even a possibility.

Gathering himself, Apollo pressed his lips together in a firm line. Who exactly did this woman think he was? And where was she moving to with his brother’s baby?

The baby belonged at the Drakos estate, which was situated just outside Athens. It was a place Apollo rarely visited. Though the vast estate was aesthetically beautiful, it held many dark memories. When Apollo was a kid, it felt more like a prison he so desperately wanted to escape. While his older brother, Nile, had been cast as the “good son,” Apollo had been labelled “worthless” by their father.

Apollo slammed the door on the bad memories. But no matter how many times he turned his back on the past, the door would eventually creak open once more. He’d heard it said that you can’t outrun the past. He should know—he’d been trying for years and it was still just a blink away.

He needed to concentrate on the here and now. Everything was such an utter mess. If only he’d have come home when his brother had asked…

 

 

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In this Greek Island Brides story, widow Stasia Marinakos is learning to enjoy life again aboard a Mediterranean cruise. Her chemistry with gorgeous Greek tycoon Roberto Carrass is a pleasant surprise—until she’s mistaken for his fiancée! Nevertheless, the guarded bachelor asks Stasia to continue the charade to stop his family from matchmaking. As their attraction grows, their fake romance feels ever more real…but what will happen when the vacation ends?

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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.

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* Review * BOONE by Lori Foster

* Review * BOONE by Lori FosterBoone by Lori Foster
Series: The Buckhorn Brothers #12
Published by HQN Books on June 1, 2019
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five-stars

Second chances were never more seductive than those in this brand-new Buckhorn novella…

The day April Kasper offered herself to Boone Barton is etched in her memory—for all the wrong reasons. He turned her down flat. Five years later the humiliation still stings, but April isn’t a naive kid anymore. Now that Boone is back in Buckhorn, she needs him to see that she’s older, wiser and over him. Or at least two out of three…

Back then, Boone was a bad boy—no question. But even he knew that sweet, smart April was off-limits. Now though, it’s an entirely different ball game. No matter how hard he’s tried to forget her, she’s plagued his dreams. So he’s back in Buckhorn to prove that letting her go was the biggest mistake of his life, and a wise man never repeats his mistakes…

 

Short, sassy and and oh so satisfying! Each year for her annual Reader Author Get Together event, Lori Foster adds a new novella to her beloved Buckhorn Brothers series with royalties going to benefit a charity. This year we have the pleasure of watching Boone return home and reunite with the one that got away. It’s a quick read full of snark and sass that gripped this reader’s heart quickly. Obviously we don’t get a huge amount of turmoil and strife in a novella length book, but the author manages to secure the likability of the characters easily and leaves us satisfied that they are on their way towards that happily ever. Highly recommend the series and especially this years contribution to it!

Five years ago teenage April Kasper laid her heart at Boone Barton’s feet and suffered the humiliation of outright rejection. Now that she’s heard he’s back in town, she’s still embarrassed over what happened and wishes she could show him that she’s grown up from that girl and no longer carries a torch for him.

Boone Barton wasn’t unaffected by April all those years ago and to tell you the truth, she’s never been far from his mind since he left town … but he knew he wasn’t sticking around Buckhorn back then, and he knew he was far from good enough for her. Now he’s back, he’s a changed man, and he’s going to put his heart on the line and see if she’s interested … if only she wasn’t still holding a grudge for his rejection!

five-stars

* Review * CLAIMING THE DRAKOS HEIR by Jennifer Faye

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * CLAIMING THE DRAKOS HEIR by Jennifer FayeClaiming the Drakos Heir by Jennifer Faye
Series: Greek Island Brides #2
Published by Harlequin Romance on June 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

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 fighting to keep the baby. Yet as she gets to know the man behind the wildcard reputation, Popi’s reconsidering welcoming Apollo into her new little family…

 

Torn between two homes! She was unselfishly giving her sister a gift, but after a horrible accident, she’s all that this unborn child has left. Or so she thinks … until it’s uncle shows up demanding to take custody! Popi and Apollo aren’t too sure what to make of each other, but when a storm strike and leaves them stranded with no one to count on but each other, they quickly bond and open their hearts to more than the bickering that’s been going on so far. Really touching story with interesting characters and a heartbreaking back story.

Pregnant Popi Costas thought this would be one of the happiest times of her lives as she made her sister’s dreams come true by being a surrogate for her baby … instead she’s going through the pregnancy by herself as she braces herself to raise a baby she was never supposed to be keeping.

Apollo Drakos arrives on Infinity Island to take his brother’s son to the Drakos estate where it needs to be raised. He might not have been there when his brother and sister-in-law where killed in a horrible accident, but he’s there for his niece or nephew now and isn’t willing to take no for an answer!

four-half-stars

* Review * STAR-CROSSED SCANDAL by Kimberley Troutte

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* Review * STAR-CROSSED SCANDAL by Kimberley TroutteStar-Crossed Scandal by Kimberley Troutte
Series: Plunder Cove #2
Published by Harlequin Desire on June 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

“We can make love all night. No strings.”

But will passion cost her everything?

Chloe Harper’s new job is convincing Brazilian pop legend and music executive Nicolas Medeiros to choose her family’s exclusive resort for his songwriting show. But one night with her girlhood crush leads to a fantasy affair neither wants to end—until dangerous family secrets threaten to expose their passion to a reality that could tear them apart…

 

Her teenage heartthrob is standing right in front of her! With the next book in the Plunder Cove series, we are taken back to the Harper resort and knee deep into the family shenanigans that will make or break this upcoming deal for a TV show. Chloe and Nicolas are magical together, and though their relationship is fast paced, they have a connection that shows through in the emotional way it’s written. Really enjoyed their story!

Chloe Harper is tasked with the job of convincing her childhood crush, former pop legend turned music producer into filming his new reality show at her family’s resort on Plunder Cove. She’s awestruck to meet the man who drew her into music and can’t resist temptation when he makes it clear that he’s interested in her!

Nicolas Medeiros has come a long way from the childhood hardships that brought him from Brazil to the US to be a pop sensation. There have been a lot of learning curves over the years of who to trust and how not to let his big heart get in the way of keeping things on track and all work. When he meets Chloe, she touches a part of him that he thought was closed off forever … but is she just using him like everyone else?

four-half-stars

* Review * SECOND CHANCE WITH THE BEST MAN by Katrina Cudmore

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SECOND CHANCE WITH THE BEST MAN by Katrina CudmoreSecond Chance with the Best Man by Katrina Cudmore
Published by Harlequin Romance on June 1, 2019
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four-half-stars

Can the man who broke her heart…

…be the one to mend it?

Traveling to France to bless her best friend’s marriage, wedding celebrant Hannah McGinley’s determined not to fall for the man who broke her heart once before — best man and marriage sceptic Laurent Bonneval. But their chemistry is impossible to ignore and amid the champagne and confetti her resolve melts… Yet for Hannah to consider a future with Laurent, he must prove he’s dealt with his past.

 

Unrequited love … or is it?? Katrina Cudmore’s latest is quite enchanting! They had a fun-filled relationship, then he suddenly broke her heart when he walked away with little notice. Now circumstances put them in close proximity again, and their chemistry with each other comes slamming back in full force. She wants forever … he can’t give it to her. Can walking away again really be the answer?

Hannah McGinley can’t say that she’s really prepared to see the man that broke her heart a year ago again, but her best friend is marrying his brother, so she has to see him at the wedding whether she wants to or not.

Laurent Bonneval knows it’s going to be awkward seeing Hannah again, but what he doesn’t realize is that they are going to fall right back into the attraction that was always his undoing around her. He knows that he’s not cut out for long term, but when he’s around her he’s not sure that he doesn’t want to try!

four-half-stars