* Release Blitz/Review * REFRAIN by Gillian Archer

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* Release Blitz/Review * REFRAIN by Gillian ArcherRefrain by Gillian Archer
Series: Tin Gods Rock Stars #2
on May 30, 2024
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four-half-stars

What happens on tour doesn’t stay on tour. Not when she’s your best friend’s little sister.

Ella Robinson

I’m kinda the definition of a flake. I’m on my—one, two three—fourth career. And I’ve had to ask my brother for help navigating through all of them. I thought I’d have my life together by now. But here I am, still leaning on my big brother. He’s hired me to be his social media photographer while he’s on tour with his band, The Tin Gods. The last thing I need right now is complications. Enter Jesse Mala.

Jesse Mala

She’s the definition of forbidden—my best friend’s little sister. I’ve known her since she was in kindergarten. She was always a pest to Chase, but it made me feel good to look out for her. Until her graduation party when I almost stepped over that invisible line. Since then I’ve done my best to put distance between us. Ella is just too damn tempting.

Good thing she’s going on tour with us. And following us around with her camera. And sleeping on our bus.

No way is this gonna end well.

 

Gillian Archer is delivering forbidden love in all it’s glory! The second book in her Tin Gods Rock Stars series brings us Jesse’s story of falling for his best friend and bandmates little sister. The connection is electrifying and super sweet between Jesse and Ella and the background of the book taking place during a tour makes it even more attention grabbing. I really enjoyed the characters, the plot and the emotional depth. Looking forward to more in the series!

I highly recommend this book as well as the first in the series to anyone who enjoys a good rock star romance with lots of drama, tons of emotion and a sexy happily ever after.

 

 

 

Title: Refrain
Series: Tin Gods Rock Star #2
Author: Gillian Archer
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Rock Star Romance/Best Friend’s Sister
Forced Proximity/Forbidden Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2024
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What happens on tour doesn’t stay on tour. Not when she’s your best friend’s little sister.
Ella Robinson
I’m kinda the definition of a flake. I’m on my—one, two three—fourth career. And I’ve had to ask my brother for help navigating through all of them. I thought I’d have my life together by now. But here I am, still leaning on my big brother. He’s hired me to be his social media photographer while he’s on tour with his band, The Tin Gods. The last thing I need right now is complications. Enter Jesse Mala.
Jesse Mala
She’s the definition of forbidden—my best friend’s little sister. I’ve known her since she was in kindergarten. She was always a pest to Chase, but it made me feel good to look out for her. Until her graduation party when I almost stepped over that invisible line. Since then I’ve done my best to put distance between us. Ella is just too damn tempting.
Good thing she’s going on tour with us. And following us around with her camera. And sleeping on our bus.
No way is this gonna end well.

 

 

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Gillian has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better!
When Gillian’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling with her husband.
Home is currently in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.

 

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* Release Blitz / Review * A WILDER WEDDING by Carrie Ann Ryan

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* Release Blitz / Review * A WILDER WEDDING by Carrie Ann RyanA Wilder Wedding by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: The Wilder Brothers Novella
Published by Carrie Ann Ryan on May 13, 2024
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four-stars

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

Naomi and Amos have been the secret backbone to the Wilder Brothers’ Retreat and Winery for years.

They’ve also loved and hated each other along the way.

Their on and off again relationship has always worked for them, but now it’s getting in the way of the next Wilder Wedding.

If they don’t figure out what they want, one of them will have to do what they feared: leave the Wilders.

But if they take that leap, they might just break.

Or finally have what they’ve always wanted.

Each other.

  Dramatically delicious! Fans of Carrie Ann Ryan’s Wilder Brothers series will be thrilled to jump into this short novella that showcases employees Naomi and Amos and their connection to the venue, the family and each other as the family readies for the wedding of Ridge and Aurora. The story was short but dramatic as Naomi and Amos wrestle with how they feel about one another and when to stop nursing their pride and admit it once and for all. There’s not time for a huge amount of development in this size of book, so a good bit of their time together and the start of their turmoil is glossed over, but I liked them a lot and was happy to be along for the ride. Looking forward to more to come in the series! I highly recommend this series as a whole!        

 

 

 

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

A Wilder Wedding, an all-new second chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan is now available!

The Wilders know their weddings and this time it’s for one of their own.

Naomi and Amos have been the secret backbone to the Wilder Brothers’ Retreat and Winery for years.

They’ve also loved and hated each other along the way.

Their on and off again relationship has always worked for them, but now it’s getting in the way of the next Wilder Wedding.

If they don’t figure out what they want, one of them will have to do what they feared: leave the Wilders.

But if they take that leap, they might just break.

Or finally have what they’ve always wanted.

Each other.

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I loved weddings.

There. I said it. I loved everything that went into a wedding and the day of. Some people called them a spectacle and a waste of money. After all, it was one big party for most people in which money, blood, sweat, tears, and countless spreadsheets went into to make them seemingly perfect. Even though no day was actually perfect.

And I loved it all.

I loved the moment. That moment when the bride and groom, or two grooms, two brides, or any poly mix, found themselves looking at each other for the first time.

I loved the shock, the glee, the terror, the excitement. I loved when brides ended up nearly running to their grooms. Or that one time when the two grooms decided to meet halfway down the aisle, even though it wasn’t planned, it just happened. I loved everything about that moment.

The moment you knew that you made the right decision. Where love conquered all and your stomach tightened because you knew this was it. That moment. That everything.

Of course, not all weddings worked perfectly. And not all weddings made sense. Sometimes you went in having a horrible feeling that this just wasn’t going to work out. That they were making a mistake with their decisions.

But those didn’t happen as often as some people thought.

When you decide to give your all to someone, to promise to love and to protect and to cherish that person, you go all in.

What comes later may change things. Perhaps you’re not the same person you once were, so those promises don’t mean what they used to. Or perhaps you realize that you were wrong, and you had been looking through rose-colored glasses.

Or perhaps fate deals a cruel blow, and you lose that other person before you even had a chance to make good on that promise.

I sighed and set my chin on my hand as I watched the bride and groom practice their walk down the aisle during the rehearsal. Their wedding was the next morning, and this was a late afternoon rehearsal. Alexis was brand new to the Wilder team, and I was grateful for her and everything she brought not only to the process, but to the Wilders themselves. The past few wedding planners the Wilder brothers hired hadn’t been up to scratch. In fact, they had failed so hard I was surprised they could even write a single to-do list.

I had worked here before the Wilder brothers had even come to Texas. To be honest, I had been a little skeptical of them. After all, most of them had no experience with running a winery, running an inn, or dealing with events, let alone weddings.

Six strapping brothers, all in a different state of denial and damage, had shown up at our door and proclaimed themselves our new bosses. Our former boss had decided to retire. He had tried his best, and had laid down a decent foundation, but since the Wilder brothers had shown up, we had changed for the better.

We were still finding our way, but the Wilder brothers were making things work. And from what I could tell, a few of them were creating sparks of their own.

Alexis and Eli seemed to be enjoying each other’s company, although it was my job as innkeeper of the Wilder Inn to ensure that the staff didn’t gossip about our big boss and the wedding planner. Nor were we allowed to gossip about our new chef, Kendall Wilder, and her ex-husband, Evan. No, we didn’t talk about those things.

Only it was the best thing we talked about.

Sparks flew and one day someone was going to get burned. However, I had a good feeling about them. That meant there were still four more Wilders, and I heard there was even another set of cousins, so there were more sexy Wilders out there. They needed happy ever afters too, and who knew, maybe this Wilder Retreat and Winery could be the thing that changed everything for them.

Because it made changes and hope for others.

It made things spark.

“Excuse me, ma’am? Is this where we check in?”

I immediately turned back to the front of my desk, smiling wide. I hadn’t heard the older couple come in, and that meant I needed to get my head out of the stars and actually focus on my job.

“Yes of course, I’m sorry. Welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Statham, is it?” I asked, remembering their names from the schedule book. We were a large inn with multiple cabins and rooms within our main building, but we weren’t so large that I couldn’t remember timings and faces if I did my social media scooping well enough. I knew their likes, dislikes, and little touches from the survey they filled out.

Not everyone had social media, so thankfully many people who wanted to enjoy their trip and feel loved and cared for filled out the survey properly. Including allergies, their favorite color, and other random things. The more thorough, the more I could enhance their trip.

I had a whole team to help me with that, to help clean rooms and to keep the large all-wood entryway pristine. But I usually rolled up my sleeves and put in some elbow grease beside them.

Many of the team from before left after our old boss decided to abandon ship. The Wilders had hired so many new faces that sometimes it felt like I was constantly catching up. But the core of us, we were still here.

Like Maddie, Jay, and Amos from the winery. They hadn’t wanted to leave the grapes or the barrels, so they stayed, and I had a feeling they would never leave. After all, Elijah and Evan Wilder were kicking ass over there, though I couldn’t read Elijah, because I didn’t know if he was smirking or not, and Evan liked to growl.

But he fit in over there because Amos loved to growl too.

Not that I was thinking about Amos.

It was better not to think about him. When I had first seen him, I’d swooned.

Yes, I’d swooned.

That big bushy beard and those dark eyes and slanted eyebrows that always made him look angry. I loved them. He was all wide and full of muscle. He could lift like nobody’s business, and put some of the Wilders to shame in the muscle department. And when he pushed up his sleeves to his elbows, showing off those forearms? I nearly fanned myself just thinking about it. A girl could weep.

Of course, now I was thinking about Amos while I was checking in our new guests and showing them around the lobby before I led them to their rooms. That was probably bad for business.

Plus, it wasn’t great for my heart.

After all, Amos had no idea I had a crush on him. And he didn’t need to know—ever.

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four-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * MEANT FOR HER by Natasha Madison

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* Release Blitz/Review * MEANT FOR HER by Natasha MadisonMeant For Her by Natasha Madison
Series: Meant For Series #2
on May 10, 2024
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four-half-stars




Christopher
I came from the biggest hockey family in the NHL.
Records were set by my grandfather, my father, and now my brother.
I was taught to love the game, but more than that, I learned early the men you play with are your family.
You get on the ice every night and protect them, celebrate the wins, and pick each other up when you fall.
So when we lost Benji, I stepped in to help his wife and kids, but this pull I feel when it comes to them is something more than I can even understand.

Dakota
My life was perfect, until it wasn’t.
Gone was the husband I thought I knew and in his place was a stranger.
I saw him change before my eyes.
Then he was gone, leaving me and our girls alone.
I wanted nothing to do with anyone or anything that took him away from me.
But no matter how many times I’ve told his best friend I don’t need help.
He’s here doing things for us, and the worst part is, I want him to

Heartfelt and addictive from page one! Natasha Stone is bringing the angst in buckets when Christopher Stone loses someone close to him and has to pick up the pieces one notch at a time. I wanted a little more oomph in the telling of Benji’s downfall and issues because it felt too glossed over, but overall a very solid read and an emotional addition to the series. If you haven’t read the earlier series that this one spins off of, I highly recommend you go catch up, because the Stone family is the best! A close knit family who always noses their way into life’s adventures for each other, but can always be counted on to put in the effort when anyone they are connected to needs anything. Well developed characters with enough turmoil to keep the pages flowing, fun bouts of hockey and always a sweet and sexy love story. I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a fast paced hockey romance with lots of spunk and addictive romance.

 

 

 

MEANT FOR HER
Natasha Madison
Release Date: May 10

 

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From Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Author Natasha Madison comes new enemies to lovers, forbidden, single mom, hockey romance.

Christopher
I came from the biggest hockey family in the NHL.
Records were set by my grandfather, my father, and now my brother.
I was taught to love the game, but more than that, I learned early the men you play with are your family.
You get on the ice every night and protect them, celebrate the wins, and pick each other up when you fall.
So when we lost Benji, I stepped in to help his wife and kids, but this pull I feel when it comes to them is something more than I can even understand.

Dakota
My life was perfect, until it wasn’t.
Gone was the husband I thought I knew and in his place was a stranger.
I saw him change before my eyes.
Then he was gone, leaving me and our girls alone.
I wanted nothing to do with anyone or anything that took him away from me.
But no matter how many times I’ve told his best friend I don’t need help.
He’s here doing things for us, and the worst part is, I want him to.

 

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* Release Blitz/Review * NO CAP by Lani Lynn Vale

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* Release Blitz/Review * NO CAP by Lani Lynn ValeNo Cap by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Carter Brothers #1
on May 7, 2024
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five-stars




You know when you see that big red flag, and you think to yourself, I should probably not go anywhere near there?

Yeah, Quincy Carter ignored that big red flag. He walked right up to that red flag, waving blatantly in the wind, and kissed the holy hell out of her.

Sure, he probably should’ve arrested her for breaking a restraining order.

He probably also should’ve stopped her from continuing to break that restraining order.

Yet… he can’t.

By the time he realizes he’s in deep, Quincy has no other options but to ride the wave of continuous disaster that is Hollis Aue.

***

Hollis Aue is on the road to revenge.

After a famous comedian rips her best friend in the middle of his biggest show ever and elevated her disabilities to the butt of his joke, her best friend spirals.

After finding out from a kindhearted detective that her best friend took her own life, Hollis makes it her new mission to make that comedian’s life a living hell.

The only problem with that is Detective Quincy Carter with the Dallas Police Department insinuates himself into her life, making it impossible for her to achieve her goals.

Try as she might, she can’t shake him, and soon, the lines between hate and love start to blur.

 

Loved every delectably delicious moment! Lani Lynn Vale is delighting her readers with a brand new Carter Brothers series kickoff that is a loose spin-off from her Welcome to the Circus series that just came to an end as ringleader Keene married into the Carter family. The plot is thick with angst right from the start when we meet Quincy and Hollis. He’s a cop, she works at the hospital and sparks fly the second their eyes meet. Lots of emotion and drama unfolds quickly in the build-up to their relationship blossoming. I loved the depth of feeling that Vale displayed as pinnacle moments played out, and couldn’t have loved these two together more. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series! Great characters, a compelling plot and a passionately pleasing love story!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a close-knit family as a supporting cast as each sibling finds their forever love. This family has been through a lot and emotions are high. This particular book may trigger some, so read the blurb closely if concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: No Cap
Series: The Carter Brothers #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Bad Girl/Good Guy
Release Date: May 7, 2024
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You know when you see that big red flag, and you think to yourself, I should probably not go anywhere near there?

 

Yeah, Quincy Carter ignored that big red flag. He walked right up to that red flag, waving blatantly in the wind, and kissed the holy hell out of her.
Sure, he probably should’ve arrested her for breaking a restraining order.
He probably also should’ve stopped her from continuing to break that restraining order.
Yet… he can’t.
By the time he realizes he’s in deep, Quincy has no other options but to ride the wave of continuous disaster that is Hollis Aue.
***
Hollis Aue is on the road to revenge.
After a famous comedian rips her best friend in the middle of his biggest show ever and elevated her disabilities to the butt of his joke, her best friend spirals.
After finding out from a kindhearted detective that her best friend took her own life, Hollis makes it her new mission to make that comedian’s life a living hell.
The only problem with that is Detective Quincy Carter with the Dallas Police Department insinuates himself into her life, making it impossible for her to achieve her goals.
Try as she might, she can’t shake him, and soon, the lines between hate and love start to blur.

 

 
 

 

 

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Lani Lynn Vale is an American author of humorous romantic suspense novels. Born in the Great State of Texas, she has lived the majority of her adult life in East Texas where most of her novels are based. She’s married to her high school sweetheart whom her readers refer to as “LLV’s Bearded Half.” She published her first novel, Boomtown. in the summer of 2013 after the birth of her third child. She’s gone on to publish over 100 novels, with most of them going on to become USA Today Bestsellers.
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* Release Blitz/Review * CRAVE by Chelle Bliss

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* Release Blitz/Review * CRAVE by Chelle BlissCrave by Chelle Bliss
Series: Men of Inked Sinners Prequel Novella
Published by Bliss Ink on May 2, 2024
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five-stars




Tate Gallo had a type – emotionally unavailable bikers who were more feral than serious relationship material.

The day she turned thirty, she decided to make a change: No more biker boys. She deserved more. She wanted to be someone’s world.

But then he stumbled in bloodied, bruised, and in need of help. One look into his dark eyes, and Tate realized her life would never be the same again.

She wouldn’t fall for him.
She couldn’t, not for her heart’s sake.
But one kiss never hurt anyone…right?

But with one taste of his lips and touch of his hand, Tate knew she couldn’t escape his pull forever.

 

Hooked from page one! Chelle Bliss is kicking off a new Men of Inked Sinners series with a starter novella to hook us in with Tate Gallo playing the heroine to her sexy, single-dad hero Wylder. If you haven’t read Cinder from the Men of Inked: Heatwave series, I highly recommend you run and catch up on that one while we wait on more of Tate and Wylder’s story to come because a good bit of her back story is explained in Cinder when she visits her fam with some drama. I really enjoyed every minute with Tate and Wylder and their families and can’t wait for the series to fully kick off with the rest of their story! Angst, drama and emotion filled!

I highly recommend this short dip into Tate and Wylder’s story and the introduction to the new Men of Inked Sinners series!

 

 

 

 

Crave by Chelle Bliss is now live! 

Tate Gallo had a type – emotionally unavailable bikers who were more feral than serious relationship material.

The day she turned thirty, she decided to make a change: No more biker boys. She deserved more. She wanted to be someone’s world.

But then he stumbled in bloodied, bruised, and in need of help. One look into his dark eyes, and Tate realized her life would never be the same again.

She wouldn’t fall for him.
She couldn’t, not for her heart’s sake.
But one kiss never hurt anyone…right?

But with one taste of his lips and touch of his hand, Tate knew she couldn’t escape his pull forever.

 

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Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.

She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, ex-high school history teacher, and currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. Chelle loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

 

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* Release Blitz/Review * MOMENTS FOR YOU by Carrie Ann Ryan

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* Release Blitz/Review * MOMENTS FOR YOU by Carrie Ann RyanMoments for You by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: The Wilder Brothers #7
Published by Carrie Ann Ryan on April 22, 2024
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four-half-stars

A wedding dress is meant to be worn only once.
When a stranger finds herself in need of a miracle at the last minute, I do the unthinkable: I offer mine to her.
The same one I wore down the aisle for my late husband.
Now I’m invited to the wedding and finding myself wondering why I shut myself away from the world for so long.
I’m only meant to be at the Wilder Retreat for a single day except I go home with not only a job offer, but the promise of something more.
Ridge Wilder is hiding secrets of his own. And the undeniable chemistry between us burns before we even contemplate taking that first step.
Only I’ve already had my happy ever after. I never planned on finding another.
And Ridge is even far more broken than I am—with a past that might come back to haunt us both.

  Emotionally riveting and heartfelt passion! I’m so happy that Carrie Ann Ryan is continuing her Wilder Brothers series with the newly mentioned cousins and Ridge being the first to step forward with his story did NOT disappoint! We are quickly thrust into emotions as we learn both Ridge and Aurora’s painfilled backstories and it doesn’t take either of them long to endear themselves to the reader. I love the background of knowing all of the cousins and all of their families to keep a common thread and familiarity for us, but learning the down low of all of this new branch is going to be fun. I wanted a little more of Ridge and Aurora because they didn’t feel quite as cemented into their happily ever after as I might have liked by the end of the book, but I look forward to watching them continue to connect and grow in his siblings stories. I recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a family centric background to each sibling finding their forever love after an angsty leadup to happily ever after.      

 

 

 

Two widows. One wedding dress. And a promise of forever in the next installment of the Wilder Brothers.

Moments for You, an all-new second chance, small town romance from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan is now available!

A wedding dress is meant to be worn only once.

When a stranger finds herself in need of a miracle at the last minute, I do the unthinkable: I offer mine to her.

The same one I wore down the aisle for my late husband.

Now I’m invited to the wedding and finding myself wondering why I shut myself away from the world for so long.

I’m only meant to be at the Wilder Retreat for a single day except I go home with not only a job offer, but the promise of something more.

Ridge Wilder is hiding secrets of his own. And the undeniable chemistry between us burns before we even contemplate taking that first step.

Only I’ve already had my happy ever after. I never planned on finding another.

And Ridge is even far more broken than I am—with a past that might come back to haunt us both.

Moments for You is now available on ALL retailers in eBook, Paperback, Special Edition paperback, and audio with Teddy Hamilton and Samantha Brentmoor. It’s also on Kobo Plus and Libraries for those who love subscriptions! https://geni.us/MomentsYouChoice

Keep reading for a look inside Moments For You!

Something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye, and I turned to see the man I met the day before, Ridge. He was on the security team, and a Wilder if I remembered correctly. And the way he had stared at me made my stomach clench.

Not in a scary way, or perhaps that was a lie. Because something scared me.

I hadn’t felt that rush in so long that I had forgotten what it was.

Because that man, even with his harsh angles and growls, was beautiful. Those piercing eyes, that strong jaw. And those muscles? I hadn’t thought of muscles like that in a very long time.

I was a single woman after all, which was a very weird thing to think. There was nothing holding me back. Except perhaps today of all days wasn’t the time to think of it.

But when would the time be right?

He met my gaze and nodded but didn’t smile. He just turned and went back to whatever his job was for the day, leaving me feeling slightly bereft.

What was wrong with me?

Music began to play, and I sat back in the bench as the ceremony began.

A little girl with a beautiful lacy pink dress skipped down the aisle, making everyone laugh as she tossed petals into the air and twirled like she was a ballerina. Then she set the basket down and proceeded to do somersaults to the end.

A smile broke on my face, pushing through any nerves, and I laughed along with the others, shaking my head as the harried mother came back to pick up her daughter, as well as the basket.

The little girl waved at everyone over her mom’s shoulder, and I waved back, feeling lighter than I had in years.

The little boy was next with his ring pillow and was very serious. Left together. Right together. Left together. Right together.

I hadn’t even realized he was saying that aloud until people were laughing again, and I knew this wedding was going to be full of laughter.

The bridesmaids followed, meeting up with their escorts at the end as they helped them onto the stage. When the groom’s eyes widened and a single tear fell down his cheek, I turned with the others, my breath catching.

There was Augusta, her eyes bright and wide and a smile so radiant on her face that she looked as if she were a goddess, coming to grace us with her presence and gift us with joy and love and happiness.

And her dress.

It was hers now. It wasn’t mine. I still felt a kick in the gut that reminded me of the promise I had made to William. A promise we had kept but fate had broken. I would love William until my dying days, but as my dress became hers and she walked down the aisle, I knew that this was me saying goodbye to what was and what could have been.

It was time to make new promises, it was time to breathe again.

I let my tears freely fall as I watched a woman who, just days ago, had been consumed by panic and loss, marry the man of her dreams in a dress that reflected promises and memories.

And as they said their I do’s, I wiped tears from my face and looked to the left again and met Ridge’s gaze. He studied my face as everyone cheered and clapped. I nodded back, telling him that I was okay.

Because okay can mean a lot of things.

Today wasn’t about me or my memories. Today was about the future.

And it was time to make that happen.

For more information about Carrie Ann Ryan and her books, visit her website:

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* Release Blitz/Review * UNENDING LOVE by Stacey Lynn

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blitz/Review * UNENDING LOVE by Stacey LynnUnending Love by Stacey Lynn
Series: The Kelley Family #1
on March 5, 2024
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four-half-stars




Everyone knows who Caleb Kelley is. I’m at the top of my game, known all around Colorado and beyond for not only my elite skills in professional hockey, but also my family’s ranching heritage. For this reason, I trust very few people as I’m used to strangers and so-called friends trying to get close to us for a piece of fame.

But when I receive a letter from a woman I slept with years ago, letting me know I’m a father – I implicitly trust her. Emily Russo is forever ingrained in my memory, and is the exception to every rule.

That one night I spent with her was unforgettable. I still remember the feel of her lips and the way her body moved under mine. For years, I’ve regretted not leaving her my phone number because if I had, I wouldn’t be seeing the first glimpses of my son in glossy pictures. Instead, I would've held him in my arms the minute he was born.

Now, I not only have to get to know my son, I also have to convince Emily that the spark that once burned between us is still smoldering, ready to burn even hotter a second time around.

But it’s not only hanger-ons who follow me. There are others who want to see this golden boy tossed off his throne. Too bad they don’t know what lengths I’ll go to protect what’s mine. I’ll do anything for Emily and my son. My love for them is unending.

 

A sweet, sentimental and steamy reconnection! The first book in Stacey Lynn’s Kelley Family series is focusing on pro hockey player Caleb Kelley. If you pick this book up expecting an in depth sports romance, you will be disappointed because it’s very light on the sports action … but if you come for the small town love story, it will hit all of your expectations exceedingly! Well developed characters, sincere emotional depth and just a whole bunch of cuteness as he and his fam interact with this new little family member makes for a really fun read. Looking forward to more to come in the series!

I highly recommend this book to fans of small town romance and surprise baby tropes.

 

 

 

Unending Love by Stacey Lynn is now live! 

 

A Sexy, Small Town, Secret Baby, Sports, Standalone Romance From Bestselling Author, Stacey Lynn.

Everyone knows who Caleb Kelley is. I’m at the top of my game, known all around Colorado and beyond for not only my elite skills in professional hockey, but also my family’s ranching heritage. For this reason, I trust very few people as I’m used to strangers and so-called friends trying to get close to us for a piece of fame.

But when I receive a letter from a woman I slept with years ago, letting me know I’m a father—I implicitly trust her. Emily Russo is forever ingrained in my memory, and is the exception to every rule.

That one night I spent with her was unforgettable. I still remember the feel of her lips and the way her body moved under mine. For years, I’ve regretted not leaving her my phone number because if I had, I wouldn’t be seeing the first glimpses of my son in glossy pictures. Instead, I would’ve held him in my arms the minute he was born.

Now, I not only have to get to know my son, I also have to convince Emily that the spark that once burned between us is still smoldering, ready to burn even hotter a second time around.

But it’s not only hanger-ons who follow me. There are others who want to see this golden boy tossed off his throne. Too bad they don’t know what lengths I’ll go to protect what’s mine. I’ll do anything for Emily and my son. My love for them is unending.

 

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Meet Stacey

Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Connect with Stacey

Website: www.staceylynnbooks.com
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* Release Blitz/Review * DARE by Chelle Bliss

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blitz/Review * DARE by Chelle BlissDare by Chelle Bliss
Series: Men of Inked: Heatwave #14
Published by Bliss Ink on January 30, 2024
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Austin Moore found his purpose in the military, but there was always something missing. He wanted what everyone in his family had…someone to call his own. But his life didn’t make it easy to find a soul mate, someone to be his forever.

Sage Hill enlisted to follow in the footsteps of her father, but never wanted to be in his shadow. And when her friend ditches her at a dive bar, she catches the eye of a handsome stranger. But Sage doesn’t have time for relationships, nor does she want the complication.

When Sage is stuck, Austin tries to be her saving grace and a challenge leads to a lip lock neither one of them can forget. She swore she’d never fall for a strong and bossy man like her father, but she soon learns there’s more than meets the eye underneath that sexy exterior.

A part of this book was previously released as the book Fearless, but much of the content has been changed along with over 100 pages of new words have been added.

 

Forever love when they least expect it! Chelle Bliss is the Queen of wrapping a family around her reader’s heart and taking us on the ride of a lifetime as one after another finds their forever love with us right by their side. I have loved every minute of this series and love the addition punch of love for Pike’s brother Austin. I can’t wait to see more of this family however it may come!

Great characters, dedication to making love work no matter the sacrifice and heartwarming family moments are all highlights of this book as well as the entire series and I highly recommend them.

 

 

 


Dare by Chelle Bliss is now live! 

Austin Moore found his purpose in the military, but there was always something missing. He wanted what everyone in his family had…someone to call his own. But his life didn’t make it easy to find a soul mate, someone to be his forever.

Sage Hill enlisted to follow in the footsteps of her father, but never wanted to be in his shadow. And when her friend ditches her at a dive bar, she catches the eye of a handsome stranger. But Sage doesn’t have time for relationships, nor does she want the complication.

When Sage is stuck, Austin tries to be her saving grace and a challenge leads to a lip lock neither one of them can forget. She swore she’d never fall for a strong and bossy man like her father, but she soon learns there’s more than meets the eye underneath that sexy exterior.

 

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Meet Chelle

Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.

She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, ex-high school history teacher, and currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. Chelle loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

 Connect with Chelle

Website: menofinked.com
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* Release Blitz/Review * BOONE by Sawyer Bennett

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blitz/Review * BOONE by Sawyer BennettBoone Series: Pittsburgh Titans #11
Published by Big Dog Books, LLC on January 16, 2024
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five-stars




Boone Rivers uses his fame and fortune as a professional hockey player to his advantage, but not in the way most people would think. Volunteering as often as his busy schedule will allow, Boone meets one brave young boy who turns his world upside down.

As a first-line right winger for the Pittsburgh Titans, I thrive on the thrill of the game. I live for the smell of the ice, the cheer of the crowd and the way my heart pounds whenever I step into the arena. But once I’m out of my skates, my focus is on giving back to the city of Pittsburgh.

It’s funny how life puts people in your path. I meet Aiden while visiting the children’s hospital and I’m struck by the strength and resilience of this 12-year-old kid fighting for his life. As my visits continue, we bond over video games and hockey until one day Aiden’s older sister walks into his room and I realize there might be a bigger purpose here.

Lilly Hoffman has the weight of the world resting on her slight shoulders. Aiden’s illness isn’t getting better, she’s at risk of losing her job and their father is looking for the answers to his prayers at the bottom of a liquor bottle. I find myself wanting to lessen Lilly’s burden and what starts as a simple act of friendship turns into so much more. As we grow closer, I can’t help but fall for this fiercely protective and independent woman with a tender heart and bruised but not yet broken spirit.

As we face a future of never-ending uncertainty, I vow to be Lilly’s source of strength and comfort. Lilly and Aiden have reaffirmed to me the importance of giving and receiving love unconditionally, even in the darkest of times. And no matter what happens next, no one can take that from us.

 

Gut punching emotion and really fantastic characters to fall in love with! Sawyer Bennett always has me with her down to earth hockey players as they fall hard when they meet “the one”, but there is something really special about Boone and the amount of depth to his soul that makes him unforgettable. The plot was highly addictive and the angst is heartfelt and I think it’s going to be hard to beat as my most emotional read of the year even though we’re just starting out! Loved them all so hard.

 

 

 


New Release from Sawyer Bennett
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Synopsis:

Boone Rivers uses his fame and fortune as a professional hockey player to his advantage, but not in the way most people would think. Volunteering as often as his busy schedule will allow, Boone meets one brave young boy who turns his world upside down.

As a first-line right winger for the Pittsburgh Titans, I thrive on the thrill of the game. I live for the smell of the ice, the cheer of the crowd and the way my heart pounds whenever I step into the arena. But once I’m out of my skates, my focus is on giving back to the city of Pittsburgh.

It’s funny how life puts people in your path. I meet Aiden while visiting the children’s hospital and I’m struck by the strength and resilience of this 12-year-old kid fighting for his life. As my visits continue, we bond over video games and hockey until one day Aiden’s older sister walks into his room and I realize there might be a bigger purpose here.

Lilly Hoffman has the weight of the world resting on her slight shoulders. Aiden’s illness isn’t getting better, she’s at risk of losing her job and their father is looking for the answers to his prayers at the bottom of a liquor bottle. I find myself wanting to lessen Lilly’s burden and what starts as a simple act of friendship turns into so much more. As we grow closer, I can’t help but fall for this fiercely protective and independent woman with a tender heart and bruised but not yet broken spirit.

As we face a future of never-ending uncertainty, I vow to be Lilly’s source of strength and comfort. Lilly and Aiden have reaffirmed to me the importance of giving and receiving love unconditionally, even in the darkest of times. And no matter what happens next, no one can take that from us.

💚 Boone contains subject matter that may be sensitive to some readers. If you would like additional details, please visit https://bit.ly/TW_Boone


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About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

 


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five-stars

* Release Blitz/Review * FINDING THE ROAD TO US by Carrie Ann Ryan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Blitz/Review * FINDING THE ROAD TO US by Carrie Ann RyanFinding the Road to Us by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: The Wilder Brothers #6
Published by Carrie Ann Ryan on December 11, 2023
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four-half-stars




I was ready to say, ‘I do’, then my fiancé left me at the altar.

Broken and embarrassed, Trace and Elliot helped me run away—ditching my wedding dress in the process.

When I come back to the Wilder Retreat to show the world I’m no longer hurting, I know I must ignore my traitorous needs when it comes to these two men.

Because my body wants them both.
And my soul craves them just as much.

I know I can’t choose, and part of me asks why I should.
Only when we decide to take that chance and share everything, the danger from our pasts refuses to let our choice stand.

With one kiss, one dance into temptation, we could lose everything.
Including our lives.

 

This scrumptiously delicious wrap up of the original Wilder Brothers series is sure to please fans of polyamorous/why choose/MMF relationships! Elliot has been a sweetheart throughout the entire series so I knew Carrie Ann Ryan was going to have something spectacular planned to showcase him, and low and behold we get the yummy bodyguard Trace who stole our heart in Bethany’s book along with a damsel in distress who endeared herself into both of their hearts at first glance added into the mix. I absolutely loved the connection between the three and seeing them handle the curve balls along the way to make for a delightful love story was rewarding. I’m so excited for the introduction to the addition of the Wilder cousins who will be continuing the series! Great characters, a heartwarming family as their support system and a sincere story that will warm your heart.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a series of former military brothers who ventured into life outside of their service and each found their happily ever afters along the way.

 

 

 

Title: Finding the Road to Us
Series: The Wilder Brothers #6
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Jilted Love/MMF/Friends to Lovers
Release Date: December 11, 2023

 

BLURB

 

I was ready to say, ‘I do’, then my fiancé left me at the altar.

 

Broken and embarrassed, Trace and Elliot helped me run away—ditching my wedding dress in the process.
When I come back to the Wilder Retreat to show the world I’m no longer hurting, I know I must ignore my traitorous needs when it comes to these two men.
Because my body wants them both.
And my soul craves them just as much.
I know I can’t choose, and part of me asks why I should.
Only when we decide to take that chance and share everything, the danger from our pasts refuses to let our choice stand.
With one kiss, one dance into temptation, we could lose everything.
Including our lives.

 

 

 

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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, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She’s the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over one hundred 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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