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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY + REVIEW: WHAT THE HAIL ( Hail Raisers #4 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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WHAT THE HAIL

Series: Hail Raisers #4

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: December 14, 2017

Cover Model: RJ Ritchie

Photographer: Furious Fotog

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Today we have the Release Blitz for WHAT THE HAIL by Lani Lynn Vale! Grab your copy today!

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He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.

Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.

He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.

She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying.

Nothing ever goes right for Lark.

Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate.

That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out.  They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one.

That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger.

It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly.  We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it.

Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad.

The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car.

She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again.

Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over.

Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.

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As I exited their house a couple minutes later, three pieces of bacon in one hand, and a disposable cup of coffee in the other, I came to a sudden halt when I saw the woman outside getting ready to mow her lawn.

She wasn’t in jeans today.

No, she was in fucking Spandex.

Spandex.

Spandex that was pink, stretchy, and clung to her unlike anything I’d ever seen before.

The closest thing I could compare it to was fucking saran wrap.

“So, what are today’s panties?”  I asked, my filter all but gone.

This woman had the power to unman me.

She grinned and said, “I’d have to take another testicle shot at you with my button for you to find out.”

I was pretty sure it’d be worth it.

“Come on,” I said. “My ball is still throbbing if that counts.”

It was, too. Each step I took caused a sharp pain to shoot up into my belly.

I’d never felt something so debilitating in my life, and I’d been hit by a goddamn car.

She immediately reddened at my words.

“If you have to know,” she blushed seven shades of red, “they say ‘Sour Puss’ on them. Happy?”

My grin was slow as it took over my face. “Sure am.”

She rolled her eyes and looked away.

“Do you live on this street?”

I shook my head and pointed to the house that was three down from hers. “That’s my brother’s place.”

Understanding dawned.

“The tow truck.” She snapped her fingers as if she was let in on a secret. “I’ve always wondered if he was the owner, or if he was just special enough to take his truck home,” she commented.

I shrugged. “All of the employees take them home, honestly. The only way they don’t is if they’re still in the probationary period, but everyone that’s working for us right now is off probation.”

“Why?”

“Why what?” I countered.

“Why do they take them home?”

I shrugged again. “It’s easier to have them with us, that way when we get a call after hours, we don’t have to go to the shop before we run it.”

“Ahhh,” she murmured. “That makes sense, I guess. Why would someone be on probation?”

“If they’re new hires or if they’ve done something stupid like lose a car on the interstate.”

She snorted. “That doesn’t actually happen, does it?”

I grinned. “More than you’d think.”

She leaned her hip against the lawn mower almost out of instinct as she started to laugh.

However, the lawn mower started to roll, and she began to fall.

Doing my manly duty, and my manly duty only, I lurched forward, ignoring the twinge in my balls, and caught her before her ass could kiss the ground.

She gasped when I pulled her in line with my body, and her hands went to my chest.

“That was close,” she gasped. “You’re fast.”

I let her go and stepped away, and my knee nearly gave out.

“Goddamn,” I groaned as I doubled over.

She bent down with me, but my eyes were squeezed shut as I tried to breathe through the pain in my ball—which had trumped the pain in my knee.

I really thought that I might die.

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HAIL YES! I found MY Hail man!!! Baylor Hail… Swoon…

These Hail brothers sure are something else, and even though each of them is his particular brand of danger, they still manage to be as different amongst themselves, but still the same wild and tormented men at their core. 

“I don’t…do…I didn’t even realize people carried flasks anymore.” 
Her grin was rather manic. “Six boys and two girls, darlin’.”  She tucked the flask back into her purse. “I nearly died going through puberty with them. If it wasn’t for this emergency flask, then I surely would have passed away from the abundance of attitude and hormones that filled my house.”

Hell, even their own mother is the first to acknowledge the kind of menace these guys were since birth! LOL

And within this Hail trope is where we find Baylor, aka MY Hail Man! The most reclusive and laid back of the Hail brothers was absolute Romance Hero PERFECTION! 

I can see how even the heartbroken and tormented Lark, that ran from men, and any resemblance of relationship with the opposite sex, could resist nor stay away from this delicious male specimen.

In my old life, I’d been a phlebotomist. The bigger and juicier the veins, the more appealing a man became. 
This man, though? 
He had not just one good vein, but dozens of them. 
By the time I’d been able to peel my eyes away from those muscular forearms, I stalled again on his tattooed-to-the-elbows biceps.

But Baylor wasn’t like other men. He was caring and smart, but he was quiet. Subdued. He didn’t like the big hubbub of nightlife. 
He was like me…wasn’t he?

And oh boy, did the attraction have to be soul deep, considering how much pain, suffering and loss Lark – one of the many rescued bird by the Free crew – has suffered in her young age, in their horrific marriage. Enough to last a lifetime.

Because it was either that, or I was dead. 
And I didn’t want to be dead. I’d tried it once. 
It wasn’t for me.

“He broke something important inside of me, Baylor,” I told him. “When I came here…when you first met me…I was just existing. I was barely able to breathe.”

“Something is broken inside of me,” I blurted. 
His eyes studied me for long moments before he let me go. 
“Everyone’s broken, Lark,” he said. “You just have to find a way to fix yourself. Tape sometimes works.”

Even a man as reclusive and alienated as Baylor Hail had a weakness: women’s tears. And given he was the cause for those tears, when they first met, let’s just say they both made an impression on the other…  

It’s because of her big, beautiful gray eyes. Those tears had made her eyes look like a rainstorm, and you fucking love rainstorms.

I’d just seen her that morning, but it felt like freakin’ weeks. 
It’s like my eyes were thirsting for just a glance of her.

I honestly couldn’t have adored Baylor and Lark any more than I did. Maybe because I saw in them a kindred spirit in their anti-social/reclusive nature, or maybe by the way they really were twin souls, but I just gave my heart to them from the very first page on.

I’d be able to resist him.
I would.
I should’ve known that trying to resist Baylor Hail would be futile.
I didn’t, though.
Instead, I broke my cardinal rule.
To never get too close to anyone again.
I got too close.
And I liked it there.

Yep, Lark really nailed it there, it is impossible to resist Baylor! I love a good silent type – and this man sure was that -, add to that that from the get go he knew she was special, and how he fought for her, and to help her heal in any way possible, plus, I loved how unafraid he was of commitment (how refreshing that was!) and specially loved his quick solution  proposal so soon into the book. No, I’m not spoiling it! LOL

“I was checking on this girl whose car wouldn’t start, and when she stood up out of her car, the button on her jean shorts popped off and shot me straight in the ball. My favorite left one.” 
“You have a favorite ball?” 
That was Hannah, my sister-in-law, who’d asked that. 
I nodded my head. “I do. It’s the one that’s closest to my heart.” 
It was the truth.

OMG, those hilarious, ROFL moments, people! Seriously! I expected, given Lark’s tortured past, and her trauma, that this book would be a bit darker that Lani Lynn Vale’s usual diversity of setting, but yet again this woman ROCKED IT!!!! That’s right, she managed to yet again give us an absolutely perfect amount and mix of sad, happy, loving, suspenseful and sexy moments. I’ll NEVER forget the two very particular ( even though I’m not a man : ouchhhh) LMFAO scenes Baylor and Lark have gone through! OMG, seriously EPIC! 

Another reason for which What The Hail became my series favorite, and well as one of my LLV all time fav, was their relationship development speed, and how the whole plot really did revolve around them, and the clarity of the feelings! Almost zero push and pull, and zero OW/OM drama, apart from Lark’s ex. 

Fast unveiling of the story, but still deep and so well constructed characters, at every level, that surprised me with the clarity of their understanding, and just made my black heart warm with their devotion to one another.

They don’t see what I see. 
Them? They look at her and see the curvy body, the full head of beautiful hair. The ass. The tits. 
Me? I see everything—including that. Tits and ass for sure. But even deeper than that, I see the caring heart. The need to be needed. The love she had for life. The worry that she wasn’t good enough for me.

No, she only saw the beauty in everything around her. 
And that’s what humbled me.

 

“I guess you could say that. But Baylor and me?  We’re like two kindred souls. It’s easy when you find someone that is the second half of your soul—the person who gets you like no one else gets you. I may not have known the man long, Dr. Castleberry, but I’ve known him long enough to know that I love him. That I can’t see myself without him. That I don’t want to wake up in the morning without him at my side.”

So there you have it! All the reason for FIVE STARS, and for which I consider Lark and Baylor’s book a MUST READ, ONE CLICK story! This series is getting better and better, and given how swoon-worthy Baylor was, I’m giddy with excitement to see what Lani Lynn Vale has reserved for Tate and Dante, that were – before I met Baylor, that was, lol – my most anticipated of the Hail Raisers! Can’t wait! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“One day,” he said, pushing in. 
So goddamn slow. 
“One day I’m going to fill this belly with my baby,” he promised. “I’m going to love every goddamn second of having it filled. I’m going to worship your body. I’m going to shower you with love. I’m going to make sure it’s the best thing ever, all because I want it. I want you. I can’t fucking wait…but I’m going to enjoy just you and me for a little bit.”

Baylor was my home. He was my future. I couldn’t have dreamt up a better life than the one I was finally living.

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About the Author


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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.

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REVIEW & EXCERPT TOUR: NO RESERVATIONS (Fusion #4.5) by Kristen Proby

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Series: Fusion #4.5

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 5, 2017

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From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new contemporary romance novella in her Fusion Series, NO RESERVATIONS, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!

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Synopsis

New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed.

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…

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“Are you angry today, Chase?”

“Why do you ask?”

“Because you’re intense, as if you’re angry.”

“I was worried.” He sighs and tips his forehead to mine. “I’m not used to being worried. I’m not used to feeling invested. You could have been hurt today, and I hated the thought of it.”

“I wasn’t hurt.” I let my hands rub up and down his sides soothingly. I haven’t felt the need to soothe someone in a long time. “Thank you for coming to my rescue.”

His lips twitch just before he plants them on my forehead, then he pulls back to look down at me. “I want you. I know you said yesterday that you don’t want sex, so if the answer is still no, I’ll go.”

I frown. I’ve been thinking about what he said all last night when I couldn’t sleep and today when I had a free moment. He’s not the playboy that I’ve thought he is. But I still don’t want something permanent.

Or maybe I do, and that’s the problem.

Hell, I’m confused.

“Please don’t say no,” he whispers, and I look up to find him smiling down at me. His eyes lower to my lips and narrow when I bite them, and I know the answer.

I knew the answer the second he walked up to my car.

“I don’t want you to go.” It’s not a whisper; it’s as clear as day. But rather than push me up against the wall or lead me to the bedroom, he steps back, not touching me at all, and taps his forefinger on his lips, thinking.

“Take your clothes off.”

I blink rapidly and glance around. “My blinds are open.”

“No one can see in here,” he says and waits patiently, and for the first time in a very long time, I’m shy.

He makes me freaking shy.

And we can’t have that. So I raise my chin and grin, happy that I chose the wrap dress that I did today. I reach to the side and pull the string, untying it, and then let it fall in a heap around my feet.

 

 

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Hottttt Daaaaaammmmnnnn!* fanning myself*
Oh boy, Kristen Proby really turned up the heat to sky rocket levels with these No Reservations! Who knew such a short story could pack such a punch?!
Chase and Maura’s chemistry was so palpable that practically jumped of the pages and gave us a heat stroke. So, yeah, I was not prepared for all sizzling HOTNESS that is these two together: the STEAMIEST of KP’s books! That about says it all, no?!

It’s that the chemistry between us is there. It’s practically a living, breathing entity when we’re in the same room, and I don’t know if I can resist him.
I don’t want to want him.
But I do.

“I don’t know what I feel, or what I want from her. But I want more than what she’s been giving me.”

Chance and Maura also reveal they are so much more than meets the eye, and how it’s so true that Appearances can be so deceiving, when in fact they couldn’t have been more similar in more than one way. Two peas in a pod, as hard as it is to believe, lol.

“I’m going to do things to you today, Maura.” “What kind of things?”
“I’m going to make you moan. Make you want to squirm. Make you forget your own fucking name. I’m going to make you feel so good you can’t stand it.”
“Oh my.”

No Reservations was such a witty, funny, and Über sexy story, that even though compact, it fit right in with this delicious and seductive series! A beautiful enemies (though not really, lol) to lovers story that will sure warm up your holidays and leave you craving even more of Fusion gang!  <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’ve never met anyone like you,” he says with a nod. “I didn’t think you existed.”
“And here I am.”

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Kristen Proby_AuthorPic1New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby
 is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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REVIEW & EXCERPT TOUR: VILLAIN ( Hero # 1.5 ) by Samantha Young

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Series: Hero # 1.5

Author: Samantha Young

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Samantha Young

Release Date: December 5th, 2017

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Synopsis

The sexy and emotional companion novella to the New York Times bestselling romance HERO.

Nadia Ray is not just a broadcast meteorologist. She’s Boston’s morning television It Girl. Successful and independent, she’s put a past she’s ashamed of behind her and is forging a future she can be proud of. However, when her new boss discovers her secret he blackmails her, intent on using Nadia’s popularity to make them the number one morning show in Massachusetts. He wants her to be part of uncovering the city’s biggest scandal – a secret billionaire Caine Carraway is hiding.

Soon Nadia is thrown into the path of Caine’s best friend: sexy, wealthy bachelor Henry Lexington. But she doesn’t encounter the dashing high society gentleman Henry is purported to be. Instead she’s faced with an insulting and defensive villain who misjudges her at every turn.

When Henry finally realizes the truth, and decides to make amends, Nadia wants nothing to do with him. But she underestimates his determination and charm and soon they find themselves embroiled in an intense, passionate affair.

An affair Nadia knows must come to an end before their feelings grow any deeper and he discovers her secrets.

After all, Henry Lexington isn’t the only one who played the part of a villain once…

 

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“I need to apologize,” he said to my back as I hurried into my sitting room. My shoulders hunched to my neck at the words. I couldn’t look at him.

What did he want me to say? That it was okay?

Because it wasn’t.

No one, no matter what, should have to be subjected to what that woman said to me.

Henry’s mother!

He was in Cloud Cuckoo Land if he thought this, whatever this was between us, could ever work out when his mother thought so little of me.

“Just go,” I snapped, not looking at him.

“No,” he said, his tone stern. “Not until you turn around and look at me.”

I shot him a glare over my shoulder. “Satisfied? Now leave.”

Instead of leaving, he studied my face, softening as if he understood what was going on behind my fury.

But he didn’t understand.

“I cannot apologize enough for what my mother said to you. Frankly, right now I’m ashamed I share DNA with the woman. That was the reason I was avoiding her. She’s … bad with the women I date normally, even the ones she’s set me up with. No one is good enough. Usually, it’s merely irritating, but I didn’t want to subject you to her. And if I had known how goddamn low she’d sink tonight, I never would’ve put you in that situation.”

I heard his words, but I couldn’t feel them. I couldn’t feel the anger and worry in them that I’d later remember. In that moment, all I saw were the flowers peeking over the top of the trash can behind him. Flowers that had arrived at my apartment earlier that afternoon. Flowers that meant he’d found my home address. Flowers that taunted me, saying, “You can’t be angry at Penelope Lexington when you know she’d feel smug with satisfaction if she ever discovered the truth.” She’d feel vindicated in her opinion of me.

Worse would be how Henry would react if he knew the truth. How he’d never look at me the same way again. He’d never look at me in that way that was getting under my skin, becoming an addiction, despite all the defenses I’d tried to put up against him.

A chill shivered down my spine.

“Nadia, what can I do? What—”

“If you’re not going to leave,” I turned around to fully face him, “then we might as well get this over with.”

Henry watched with narrowed eyes as I threw my purse on the couch and then removed my earrings. “What are you doing?”

Cold, toneless, I reminded him, “Our arrangement is almost over. A deal is a deal.”

“A deal is a deal?” The muscle in his jaw twitched, his eyes flashing. “You’re going to fuck me like some martyr?”

“Well, I’d prefer it if you leave but I don’t welch on a deal.”

“Nadia, don’t hide from me.” I could hear the barely contained fury beneath his words and in a twisted way, I reveled in it. I wanted his anger. I wanted to force him to walk away and walk away for good. “Talk to me.”

I scoffed. “Why do you keep trying to make this more than it is? You wanted to slum it with the local weather girl. I wanted to get laid because it’s been a while. You just happened to be there and I’ve heard you’re good. That’s all this ever was. And I’m not one of your uptight society princesses who needs to be assured you want more from me than a dirty fuck.”

“Nadia …”

I didn’t heed the growl of warning in his voice. “Let me make it clearer,” I hissed out, all my rage at myself redirected at him like I knew and feared would happen. “I don’t do relationships with spoiled rich boys who run away from their mommas. I’ll let a rich boy fuck me for the hell of it, but rest assured when I do let someone in long-term, it’ll be a man.

Not even a second later, Henry crossed the distance between us, one hand tangling into my pinned-up hair, the other around my waist. He yanked me roughly against him before I could blink and slammed his mouth down over mine in a hard, punishing kiss.

 

 

 

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4.5 ‘Sexiest Banter’ Stars

Yaaaaaayyyy!!! Straight to the top of my Best Novellas of 2017!

I had a feeling Villain would tick all my romance boxes, well, it went filled my reader cravings to overflow! No exaggeration, Samantha Young was able to compact a clever, romantic and super sexy story in just one novella. Villain gave me EVERYTHING!

Nadia has just started to feel like she is conquering her place in the news scene, as Chicago’s sweetheart broadcast meteorologist. But all that is put to risk, and her past about to be revealed if she doesn’t uncover the secrets behind Caine Carraway success, and its origin.

Henry Lexington, Caine’s best friend, just can’t allow that, and will do anything to shut down the story, and protect his family, so he comes crushing down Nadia’s part in the most aggressive ways.

“How stupid was I to think this guy could help me?
How stupid was I to think any man could help me?
I was right before.
I needed to fix this myself. Like always.”

Be prepared, because even when they thought they were on opposite sides, the instant chemistry was off the charts, and you could cut the sexual tension with a knife! Oh boy, could we!

When Henry realizes the truth of Nadia’s situation, he immediately tries to make amends, but in Nadia’s eyes the damage was done, and you couldn’t just flip a switch and go from enemies, to friends.

“We’re just two cuties then, huh?”
The elevator doors opened and I strode out ahead of him. “I’m cute. You… I’m thinking undiagnosed multiple personality disorder.”
Henry’s laughter rang out behind me and I had to suppress a smile at the compelling sound. He hurried to my side. “I’m growing on you.”
“Like a wart.”

OMG, the BANTER! It was one of the most satisfying, innuendo filled, and sexy banter I’ve had the pleasure of reading! So, so incredibly good, and it just made me fall in love with these characters even more! I can’t resist a naughty banter!

“No. We don’t need to have lunch or go to a ball together.”
“No lunch dates, no date to the ball, no penis for you. And you don’t want miss out on my penis. It’s a good one.”

“I see we’re doing this the hard way.”
“I hope so.”

Henry sure did flip the tables on Nadia, and her idea of ‘scratching an itch’ and be done with him, where their sexual tension was concerned, surprising her – and me – with being the one wanting more of her, and fighting for her and to have all of her, every step of the way! I couldn’t have loved him more – and that is saying a lot considering his manwhoring past-  and how he was a treated Nadia like the most precious thing in the world. Total swoon alert!

Nadia was SO amazing! So real, so smart, so strong, even if she doesn’t fully realize herself, it was such an incredible joy and happiness to see a strong independent woman stand up for herself in every situation, even with Henry. It’s so rare this days to see such a resilient and realist female main character, that I fell helplessly in love with her! 

“The harm was in him. I wasn’t a naïve girl in a romance novel who thought she could seriously keep her emotions detached from a guy she was having sex with all the time.”

“He could charm me effortlessly and then rip my heart out the next day.”

See what I mean? SO REAL, so heart touching, I could feel her doubts, her emotions, her fears of her past. I hurt for her, but I also rejoiced in every moment she stood up for herself, and cheered them all the more for her resistance. 

“I acted like my story deserved a hero.
But only a heroine deserves a hero.
And I wasn’t a heroine. I couldn’t be.
The truth was in someone else’s story…
I was a villain.”

And Henry, never gave up, and fought through all her walls and showed just I truly wanted her. More than anything!

All the sexual tension, the sexy banter, and their insane chemistry translated in the most sizzling hot sex scenes! Their teasing sure played just as beautifully in and out of the sheets! Scorching!

“I want you all the time,” he grumbled, putting his hand on my back to lead me out of the office. “My cock is going to fucking break off.”
“You?” I huffed. “What about my poor, abused vagina?”
“You weren’t complaining earlier,” he pulled open the door, “when my tongue was on it.”

“But we haven’t argued,” I teased.
“It doesn’t matter,” Henry said, his voice hoarse as he reached down and unzipped his pants slowly. A fizzle of pleasure tingled between my legs. “I’m going to fuck you like we have.”

Yep, with just a little bit more of these two on the epilogue, and on their ending would have made Villain the absolute perfect little story. As it is Ms. Young created the most amazing tale of enemies to lovers, and I’m sure I won’t soon forget Henry and Nadia and their delicious banter. I miss them already, and sincerely hope Samantha Young surprises us, once again, like she did with this one, and give us even more of these two in the future! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“I was born into a life of privilege… but I never knew true wealth until I met you, Nadia Ray.”

“Henry… do I get you at the end of it?”
“Yes.” He smiled. “You get me now, during, and after.”

 

 

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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH + REVIEW: NO RESERVATIONS (Fusion #4.5) by Kristen Proby

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Series: Fusion #4.5

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 5, 2017

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New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby takes us back to her highly acclaimed Fusion series.

Chase MacKenzie is not the man for Maura Jenkins. A self-proclaimed life-long bachelor, and unapologetic about his distaste for monogamy, a woman would have to be a masochist to want to fall into Chase’s bed.

And Maura is no masochist.

Chase has one strict rule: no strings attached. Which is fine with Maura because she doesn’t even really like Chase. He’s arrogant, cocky, and let’s not forget bossy. But when he aims that crooked grin at her, she goes weak in the knees. Not that she has any intentions of falling for his charms.

Definitely not.

Well, maybe just once…

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“I don’t love blind dates,” I remind my friend Kat for the fourth time since she picked me up at my place twenty minutes ago. “You really didn’t have to set me up with anyone.”

“I think you’ll like him,” she says with a shrug.

“Why are we meeting them there?”

“Because Mac just finished up with work, and having him come home to get me and then go back downtown seemed unproductive.”

I nod and take a deep breath. It’s not that men as a species make me nervous. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a man that gave me butterflies, which I guess is a sad commentary on the state of my love life.

“You do like men, don’t you?” she asks with a raised brow and glances over at me. Kat is one of the most colorful women I know. She has deep red hair, a full sleeve of beautiful tattoos, and the outfits she wears should land her on the cover of a pin-up girl calendar. She’s super pretty.

“Yes,” I reply with a laugh. “I’m into men.”

“Perfect.” Kat smiles and pulls into a parking space at a trendy sushi restaurant near the waterfront. “And there’s no pressure. If you don’t like him, no harm done.”

“True.” I nod and exit the car, meeting her on the sidewalk. “If nothing else, I get to spend some fun time out with you and Mac.”

“Atta girl,” she says with a wink and opens the door for me, following me into the restaurant. I immediately see Kat’s husband, Mac, sitting at a table in the back of the restaurant. His friend’s back is to me, but it looks familiar.

When Mac stands with a smile to kiss his wife like he hasn’t seen her in a month, his companion stands and turns around with a smile, and all I can think is, f*ck.

 

 

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Oh boy, Kristen Proby really turned up the heat to sky rocket levels with these No Reservations! Who knew such a short story could pack such a punch?!
Chase and Maura’s chemistry was so palpable that practically jumped of the pages and gave us a heat stroke. So, yeah, I was not prepared for all sizzling HOTNESS that is these two together: the STEAMIEST of KP’s books! That about says it all, no?!

It’s that the chemistry between us is there. It’s practically a living, breathing entity when we’re in the same room, and I don’t know if I can resist him.
I don’t want to want him.
But I do.

“I don’t know what I feel, or what I want from her. But I want more than what she’s been giving me.”

Chance and Maura also reveal they are so much more than meets the eye, and how it’s so true that Appearances can be so deceiving, when in fact they couldn’t have been more similar in more than one way. Two peas in a pod, as hard as it is to believe, lol.

“I’m going to do things to you today, Maura.” “What kind of things?”
“I’m going to make you moan. Make you want to squirm. Make you forget your own fucking name. I’m going to make you feel so good you can’t stand it.”
“Oh my.”

No Reservations was such a witty, funny, and Über sexy story, that even though compact, it fit right in with this delicious and seductive series! A beautiful enemies (though not really, lol) to lovers story that will sure warm up your holidays and leave you craving even more of Fusion gang!  <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’ve never met anyone like you,” he says with a nod. “I didn’t think you existed.”
“And here I am.”

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 is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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REVIEW & GI’S FAV: DARKER ( Fifty Shades as Told by Christian #2) by E L James

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Series: Fifty Shades as Told by Christian #2

Author: E L James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 28, 2017

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E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?

And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?

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That’s right, I’m one of those full -on Fifty fans till the end, and with pride!

This series, like Twilight, changed my life, and I’ll forever be in debt with EL James for the whole new world she opened for this already bookworm. The genre became an absolute addiction, and for that I’ll always adore Christian and Anastacia’s Love story!

Darker, gave much more than I was expecting, and that’s saying a lot since I’ve read and know all the scenes from the original series by heart! I’m a sucker for a male POV, and Ms. James really gave us plenty of new and insightful moments, that just made me love these two even more! And those childhood flashbacks with Grampa Trevelyan were everything!
Emotionally charged, ultra steamy, funny and witty, and oh so romantic, Darker had for me a richer and even more developed writing than its predecessors, which fed my FSoG fan addiction to the fullest, and made me practically (given it’s a long one, which I’m thankful, btw) devour it in one sitting!
Can’t wait for the third book in Christian’s POV, can already anticipate how epic it’s going to be! I so need it NOW! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

This woman who has dragged me into the light. This woman who loves me in spite of my past, in spite of my wrongdoings. This woman who’s agreed to be mine for the rest of her life.
My girl. My Ana. My love.

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eljames_about_meAfter twenty-five years working in TV, E L James decided to pursue a childhood dream, and set out to write stories that readers would fall in love with. The result was the sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, a trilogy that went on to sell more than 150 million copies worldwide in 52 languages. In 2015 she published the best seller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey.

In 2012, E L James was named one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World,” one of Barbara Walters’s “Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year,” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” She went on to work as a producer on the film adaptations of her trilogy for Universal.

E L James lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, their two sons and their two dogs in West London.

E L James is currently working on her next novel…

 

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REVIEW: LANE ( Grim Sinners MC #1 ) by LeAnn Ashers

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Series: Grim Sinners MC #1

Author: LeAnn Ashers

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: November 16, 2017

 

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I’m fucked.

I’m fucked, plain and simple. How am I fucked, you ask? This tattooed, bearded alpha popped into my life and took it over, driving me insane.

Am I complaining? Hell no.

Do I love him? Yes, more than anything—and his daughter too.

Lane is everything to me. He came into my life when I needed him the most. I just didn’t know it at the time. He completes me. He is someone I have waited for my whole life.

Lane

I am so fucking fucked. This five-foot-two, feistier-than-shit woman came into my life and knocked me on my ass.

She brings out every protective instinct I have, and I’m ready to go nuclear if someone even looks at her.

I love two people in this world more than life itself: Amelia and my daughter, Tiffany.
Someone made the biggest fucking mistake of their life by trying to take them both away.

Game on.

 

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I’m so sad to say I’m beyond disappointed with this book. I did not expect this level of confusion, timeline, character inconsistencies – specially the h – and plot error. All thing that should have been detected and corrected upon a good Beta reading, or even upon editing (it’s inadmissible for me at this stage to have almost all pages of FINAL edition book, highlighted with mistakes of some kind) which distracted and ruined the whole storyline for me!
I felt so much like with the author’s book, which was messy, but since it was her debut and I loved the premise, seemed like I could see her doing great things, after her writing matured, so I gave her a chance and she became an auto read for me. Well, sadly, my expectations are proven unfounded in this story. She had such potential…
Hence my extreme disappointment, when now, with quite a few books into her writing career, I come across the same problem in Lane as LeAnn Ashers’ debut novel: good premise, but poor execution…

So, I’m sorry to say, that even with my OCD, and my deep curiosity for the other characters stories, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle this again. I sincerely hope the author is able to evolve and develop more writing skill because she has a good creative base, but a serious need of some writing lessons, so that her execution makes her ideas shine through, and not do the opposite, like it’s happening now.
Guess we’ll see. Fingers crossed…

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LeAnn Asher’s is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing She released her debut novel early 2016, and can’t wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong protective males who love their women unconditionally.

REVIEW: PROTECTING CHARLOTTE (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Rochelle Paige

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Series: Special Forces: Operation Alpha

Author: Rochelle Paige

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 7th, 2017

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Charlotte Manning never expected to see Chad Tomlinson again. He was her best friend growing up, but he moved away during middle school and she never had the chance to act on her crush. Not until he moves back to Brooklyn—a grown-up, hot cop version of the boy she once knew.

Chad’s happy to be back in his old stomping grounds and more than interested in reconnecting with the girl he never forgot. But when someone makes it clear that they have it out for Charlotte, Chad will need to step up and use his skills—and his military connections—to protect the woman who’s always been meant to be his.

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And a holiday theme tale to boot! Charlie and Chad have a chance meeting after more than a decade of separation and when recognition comes, let’s just say these two are full on with the idea of getting to know the adult and hot version of their teen bffs! With a bit of a push for a meddling charming family, of course, lol.
From then on it was a sweet and seductive series of dates that we all could see would result in a forever kind of love: a teen crush turned to full on love!
The only point that detracted from having a higher rating, was result of some of Chad expressions and thoughts, that are one of my biggest pet peeved of ‘compared all women with’ Charlie, and my dreaded ‘have always and only loved’ her, yes, I know it’s just minor details, but since none are virgins, and since he was with other women, that just makes the expression and that forever love less believable for me. Yep, I’m weird like that, but if those things were out I’d love this deliciously sweet and hot story that much more!
Rochelle Paige always delivers the most pleasurable and enticing little novellas, and this was no exception! And how cool is that she heard the readers that ask for more of Chad and Charlie after the Bleed Blue 69 Anthology, and Unexpected Claim?! And even now I wanted even more of these two, specially in the future. I can never get enough Epilogue, lol!

“You were my first love back when we were too young to know what it meant. You’re going to be my last love, too, as we grow old together. Hell, beautiful. You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.”

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Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

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REVIEW & GI’S FAV: COMPLICATED by Kristen Ashley

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Series: Standalone

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 7th, 2017

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When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn’t be stronger, but the timing couldn’t be worse.

Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority.

Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that’s perfect for them – a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She’s learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that’s what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.

Hix can’t fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta’s finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.

But when the first murder that’s happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.

In other words, things are definitely…Complicated.

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Woohooooooo! A new all time fav from KA!

“It’s more complicated than that,” Hix informed him.
“People say that when they’re trying not to see how simple stuff really is.”

I can’t express how much I ADORED and devoured every single word of this book! We get the best of Kristen Ashley, and I couldn’t have loved Hixon and Greta (plus all the incredible secondary characters!) more and they will be forever ingrained in my memory, as one of KA’s fav couples – only second to Ty and Lexie, which I worship, so that’s saying a lot – and I couldn’t get enough of this story, so much so I’d love even more Epilogue!

“Marriage is not a guessing game. It requires constant communication to keep it strong.”

“Oh yes.
I’d finally found it.
Something worth fighting for.
And if I had to, I was going to fight for it.
Because I was falling in love with complicated.”

Enrapturing plot, heart thumping love story, intriguing suspense, incredibly deep and complex characters and SO much EMOTION! I cried, I laughed, I sobbed and I bit my nails and sigh and swooned with these two and I couldn’t be any happier! And one of the thing I loved the most?! How even though we get a couple of KA’s brand of @sshole actions/words by the H, Hix very fast realizes his mistakes and apologizes! Yes, he does grovel and does it earnestly, and best of all, Greta is no doormat, and doesn’t fall immediately by his swoon worthy apologies and justifications! I ADORED that!

Complicated was so beyond everything I could have expected and dreamed of: KA perfection! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“Hix knew the ride he was taking to fall in love was over.
At the same time it never was and never would be.
That was what love was, he knew right then.
An endless night of beauty that didn’t include making plans to retire to your RV.
Just sitting back and seeing what came next in your never-ending journey of discovery.
He was in love with Greta Kate Dare.”

“That all sounds really complicated, Hix,” she replied softly, her voice
breathy.
“No, sweetheart, all that is really fuckin’simple.”

 

 

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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW & GI’S FAV: FOLLOW by Tessa Bailey

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Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 30th, 2017

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He wants her soul. Too bad she already sold it.

Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior’s motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship…

Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York’s financial scene…and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie. Now, he’s exchanged his high-stress life for the open road, no one but his Great Dane…and half a million Instagram followers to keep him company. When a mysterious beauty arrives, her secrecy prods his suspicions, even while she tempts his lust to the breaking point.

Teresa met Will under false pretenses, but the bond consuming them is real. They’re strong enough to overcome a little betrayal…aren’t they?

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“Here we are.”

My face heats over being caught even imagining such things. We’re at my door and I have no recollection of entering the motel. Come on, Teresa. Stop letting this guy get to you so bad. “Right.” I fish for the key card in my pocket, but cease all movement when Will brushes his fingertips down my arm, then trails them back up. Slow. And all the while, he invades my space, eliminating inches at such a leisurely pace that I’m panting by the time our mouths are a breath apart.

“What are you going to do when I close this door behind you, Teresa?” He grazes my bottom lip with his teeth, making me gasp. “You going to get undressed in front of the air conditioner, thinking it might cool you down after teasing my cock for over an hour in the bar? It won’t. I give you five minutes before you’re face down in bed, riding your own fingers.”

My knees threaten to buckle. “That’s my business.”

“Make it mine.”

Mayday. Mayday. “Will—”

He stops my admonishment with a drugging kiss, his tongue stroking in and out of my mouth. His hands grip my elbows, lifting me up on my toes in desperate degrees, meshing our bodies, our lips, until I’m moaning, letting him have rough intercourse with my mouth. Just when I’m on the verge of giving in and begging him to take me up against the door, he steps back, eyes glittering, wiping away the moisture on his mouth with a wrist swipe. “I’ll be out on the balcony. If you’re going to finger yourself in my honor, I want to listen.”

 

 

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5 ‘ Will-notized’ Stars

KABOOM… There go my ovaries…

That’s right. Nothing, I mean NOTHING can prepare you for all that is filthy Will!

“Get used to having soaked panties,”

Yep, consider yourself warned, since this just one of the many, many reasons for which Follow went straight to my SEXIEST READ of the year

Jesus. If someone told me this morning a woman existed who could make me feel protective, jealous, horny, challenged and curious in the space of five minutes, I would have laughed until my fucking face turned blue.

She looks like a sin I want to commit. Frequently.

These two were absolutely brilliant! Tessa Bailey outdid herself from the very beginning, completely gripping us, with both these realistic and passionate characters and their heart touching stories.

Poor Teresa, what could be harder than falling for her mission?! A man she needs to con in order to save her brother, but that makes her crave for everything she never had, and all that could be… 

I’ve never had anyone look at me like Will does. Like he’s dying to get to the bottom of me. Metaphorically and physically.

Lordy, talk about an impossible mission! Their ‘live wire connection’ couldn’t be missed, they really were like two magnets being drawn together, their scene were so sexually charged it’d be no surprise if you are found panting by yourself while reading this beauty. Yep, that good!

If I’m going to use this attraction to maneuver Will halfway across the country, I need to dangle myself like a carrot. And in the meantime, try not to be tempted by his carrot. His very thick, flesh-colored carrot.

All like all the Will Caruso jar wasn’t already overfilled with sexiness, this man had to have the filthiest of mouths! I know, nothing new, given it’s Tessa Bailey, The Queen of Dirty Talk herself we are talking about here, but really, I feel this woman – especially in this man – should be given a real award for it! This truly is an one of a kind gift! And one that yours truly, enjoys immensely! 😉

Oh my God. Have I ever been spoken to like this? I mean, there’s dirty chatter. And then there’s Will’s Fantasyland of Fuck Talk.

Sweet Baby Jesus, there are no words to describe all that is Will Caruso, but worry not, because he has plenty of naughty, panty-melting words to tease you with…

She’s a gift from God.
 I accept.

“Someone is a very horny girl.” 
“Look who’s talking,” I manage, my voice shaking along with my thighs. “You’re just as bad.” 
“I’m worse, baby. A million times worse.”

Endless quotes and highlights, I’m telling you! Every single word that came out of his mouth should be considered a threat  to women’s reproductive system, hence the my combusted ovaries, lol!

“I might take you to fancy hotels, baby. Might walk you through those elegant lobbies and demand you be treated like a queen.” He drops forward, bending down to lick a path between my breasts, up and down. Again and again, before lifting his head. “But I will always be the man who fucks you nasty on the floor once we’re upstairs, with your thong twisted around your dripping cunt. We clear?”

“Are you going to charge me extra to lick it?” Holding her legs open wide, I curse over the damp, black silk stretched across her pussy. “You should. It looks as delicious as the rest of you. I’d let you fleece me just to get the taste in my mouth.”

Teresa was such a strong and resilient woman, I don’t blame her for succumbing to Will’s charms despite her important mission. If anything she was a miracle worker, because that man and his dog were beyond irresistible. She did put up a good fight though! 😉

Tonight I’m the woman who’s falling for him and his dog, heart, body and soul.

But the man wasn’t only sexual appealing, he was EVERYTHING! The absolute perfect man! Swoon worthy, a hint of vulnerability, protective and possessive to extreme, just how like my Romance heroes, über sexy and HOT in every conceivable way, and best of all, so utterly devoted, enraptured, head-over-heels for HIS Teresa! 

Teresa is mine. My bones know it. My head. Even the heart I thought was too damaged and scabbed over to be touched knows she belongs with me.

For the rest of my life, if anyone doubts out loud in my presence that a man can fall for a woman overnight, I’ll be the first to tell them they’re dead wrong. Because I’ve damn well fallen for this woman who just saved my dog’s life and goes from sex bombshell to honest and afraid in mere seconds. She’s a mystery, she’s truth, she’s black, white and gray. She’s mine.

Now, tell me that didn’t make you melt on the spot? And that is just a small teaser, because like I’ve said before, Will Caruso is a league of his own! A Best Book Boyfriend League, that’s for sure!

“Mine now.”
 I nod like I’ve been hypnotized. Or Will-notized.

Follow was indeed the SEXIEST romance novel I’ve read all year. Tessa Bailey took her already superb words to a whole new level of awesomeness in this, that is the her first ever self published book, and I couldn’t have adored more the result! Enrapturing and well developed storyline, beyond amazing main characters, and a romance hero that I won’t soon forget, nor Will and Teresa’s chemistry and sexscapades. This man kept me salivating and panting for more and more, and now I’m begging Tessa Bailey to give us Nicky’s story! And a little more of Will, of course, since you’re at it! LOL! Pretty please…. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 

“I need you, Teresa. Let yourself need me back.”
“I do,” she murmurs haltingly. “I need you.”
“You have me. You have me.”

“Screw the fantasy.” Our eyes lock and the love shining back humbles me. Makes me ache and feel weightless at the same damn time. “You’re my fantasy, Will.” 
“And you’re mine, baby. One I’m going to keep having over and over again.”

 

ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review

 

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About the Author

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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BOOK TOUR + REVIEW: FALLING FAST by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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FALLING FAST

Series: Standalone 

Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 24th, 2017

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“Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.”

Meet Colton & Gia in

Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds!

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Synopsis

Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After six months of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.

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Talk about a BOOM!!! Colton and Gia’s story is HERE!!!

I’ve been dying for Colton and Gia’s story since we got a glimpse into them on Until June, so you can imagine my level of excitement when Aurora Rose Reynolds announced the release of Falling Fast! I’ll tell you, it was a *running around screaming and squealing* kind of enthusiasm, since it was one of my most anticipated books EVER! 

Watching her go, I know I’m fucked, because I have never in all of my life wanted anything the way I want Gia Caro.

“That’s the kind of woman you lay all your hopes and dreams on, the kind who will make the struggles you’ve been through worth it.”

Well, after finishing Falling Fast I can honestly say the level of giddiness and exhilaration was more than justified, because Colton and Gia were everything I’d been hoping and craving for, and then some!

“I’m in love with you, and I know that isn’t going to change. I don’t want to be without you, so if you said you wanted to live in Chicago… fuck, if you said you wanted to live in Hell, I’d follow you there and do it happily.”

“You just breathing my air makes me happy, baby,”

Colt might have come with a big of nasty baggage, in the shape of a crazy ex, but the man himself and his unwavering faith that Gia was the One for him, and that he wouldn’t allow her, anyone or anything stop him to show Gia they were meant to be, was absolutely swoon-worthy and one of the reasons for which I feel for him as fast as I did. That and his insanely HOT alpha manliness! Oh boy, was this man hhhhhhhooootttt! Straight to my Best Book Boyfriend and my ARR fav H list!

Aurora Rose Reynolds really outdid herself, giving us in Falling Fast, a super sweet, sexy and, one my personal fav trope, insta-love story in most perfect of settings. Loved and devoured it from start to finish, so much so that now I’m  begging to see more of all these fantastic secondary characters, specially Colton’s brother and Gia’s bff! Can’t wait! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“I love you, Gia. Had no idea what love was until you, but I know now, and I know I’ll always cherish everything you’ve given to me.”

I might have fallen fast, but I fell right into the perfect life.

ARC kindly provided by the author via TRSoR Promotions for an honest review

About the Author

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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