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

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THE BEAUTY OF US

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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Excerpt

“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.”

ARC kindly provided by the author via InkSlinger PR for an honest review

 

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About That Story – Excerpt

Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt

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All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

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A small girl, her man and her books – Review & Excerpt

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 LISTEN TO ME (Fusion #1)

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CLOSE TO YOU (Fusion #2)

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BLUSH FOR ME (Fusion #3)

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About the Author


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

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THE BEAUTY OF US

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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Excerpt

“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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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.”

ARC kindly provided by the author via InkSlinger PR for an honest review

 

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In the Series

 

 LISTEN TO ME (Fusion #1)

Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

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CLOSE TO YOU (Fusion #2)

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BLUSH FOR ME (Fusion #3)

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BEAUTY OF US (Fusion #4)

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About the Author


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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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: LURE OF OBLIVION (The Mercury Pack #3) by Suzanne Wright

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Series: The Mercury Pack #3

Author: Suzanne Wright

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: November 21, 2017

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Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She’s going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female—and no amount of pressure from the boy’s wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.

As a guest at Gwen’s inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can’t help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she’s putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That’s not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they’re harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.

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4.25 ‘She’s everything’ Stars

I can honestly say Suzanne Wright is my favorite PNR author, and every time one of her releases is imminent I get giddy with excitement, and this was no exception! 

Lure of Oblivion, Zander and Gwen’s story is the third of The Mercury Pack and my favorite so far! 

Gwen was also fascinated by the whole true-mate thing. To have someone made specifically for you—someone who would never betray you, never hurt you, and would always cherish you—would be something special. She envied them that.

Both main characters were fantastic and totally kickass, and it was amazing to see some of the rest of the gang. The change of setting was bittersweet since though it gave us a fresh view and awesome new characters, of course we couldn’t get the full on experience of the Mercury pack in their land. I did love this new fresh take that Suzanne Wright gave us in this story, and specially that Gwen is a human! I’ve been so looking forward to a shifter/human pairing, so maybe it’s one of the reasons for which it became my fav of this series.

“You’re good at ignoring people, aren’t you, Gwen?”
“Dude, I’m so good at it, I can make people doubt that they’re actually alive.”

You don’t like that? Go Yahoo, Who gives a rat’s ass? I can promise you won’t find my name.”

LMAO! Nobody, and I mean nobody does this type of snarky, witty humor like Ms. Wright! I mean, it takes one to know one, right?! How could I not be completely in love with Gwen – as usual with SW’s heroines – and all her sarcastic and teasing splendor?! And Zander… Oh Lordy, was that wolfy HOT!!! And for someone who claims to be so aloof and apathetic to others (outside of his pack), he sure does shows us a different and how caring, loving and POSSESSIVE he is towards Gwen from the very start. Oh, and OTT sexy, how could I for get that?! Zander was ‘ovary imploding’ hot! 

“So, you like to use toys in bed?” 
Zander grinned wickedly and lightly squeezed her thigh. “You’d be my toy, baby.”

Suzanne Wright has once again created true PNR beauty, and given us EVERYTHING in Lure of Oblivion: funny, emotional, thrilling, sexy, steamy and loving endless moments that are keep getting us more and more addicted to her stories and all these characters. And the new countdown start till the new SW brilliancy, and I can’t wait!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 

She was more. She was everything.

You’re already mine, and I’m already yours. Nothing will change that. Not a thing. I wanted you for keeps before I realized we were mates. I am keeping you, no matter what.”

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SPIRAL OF NEED (The Mercury Pack #1)

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About the Author

suzanne-wrightSuzanne Wright lives in England with her husband and two children. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading or doing her version of housework – sweeping the house with a look.

She’s worked in a pharmaceutical company, at a Disney Store, at a primary school as a voluntary teaching assistant, at the RSCPA and has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and Identity Studies.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: GO TO HAIL ( Hail Raisers #2 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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GO TO HAIL

Series: Hail Raisers #2

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Cover Model: Andrew James

Photographer: Furious Fotog

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Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes.

He spends five years catering to his ex-wife’s every want and need—all to make it possible to continue to see his child.

He isn’t supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does.

He isn’t supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife’s crazy antics, but he has.

He isn’t supposed to be happy, but he is.

And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his new-found peace for things to change.

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Hannah saw him and knew he was the one.

All it took was one look into that haunted man’s eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again.

She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family.

She’s wrong, and Travis’ ex-wife is out to prove it.

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Travis doesn’t deserve Hannah. All he’s done is hurt her.

She’s done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there’s nothing left to push.

Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins.

But Travis isn’t willing to let her have her way any longer.

He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it.

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What Other are Saying….

 

iScream Book Blog – It’s so damn #HOT you’ll enjoy every page and come back for more.”

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – “I don’t think there are enough words in the English language to express how insanely incredible Go To Hail is.”

Smashly Bookalicious Reviewing Chicks – “For all those girls who have dealt with a crazy ex and their antics, this book is for you.”

 

 

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Lani Lynn Vale sure gave us another HOT and exciting new story with Go To Hail!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting for Hannah to have her very own HEA since LLV’s Code 11 – KPD SWAT series, biting my nails during Wolf’s book, and then when Travis was announced as her H, I’ve been counting down the days until I got their story.

And what a story it is! Damn, talk about between a rock and an hard place! And I’m not just talking about Travis here, but POOR Hannah. Hadn’t she already suffered enough in some of LLV’s previous books?! Poor woman can’t catch a break! I would call her Saint Hannah, the woman has been going through hell for more than ONE YEAR! A saint I tell you! I know Travis was in a horrible and tough situation with his daughter, mainly due to his PSYCHO ex ( though an absolute nightmare in every way, still takes second place, with Mig’s ex as reining queen of all time worst exes), and her disgusting blackmail, but I wish he had realized the hopelessness of the case sooner, and put Hannah and their baby first much early on! This crazy ex took far too much air time in the whole book, than I normally like, and hence why – even though I was expecting some serious OW drama in here – I couldn’t enjoy it as much or get as involved in their romance as I normally do with any of Lani Lynn Vale’s books.

Don’t get me wrong, I still devoured this baby like I always do with any of Lani’s fantastic tales, since we got all her typical kickass, funny, and HOT moments! The storyline was just was thrilling and enrapturing as the rest of her books : we can never go wrong with a LLV book! And these Hail brothers sure are something else. And I did FINALLY get Hannah’s HEA! It was a long time coming, woman! Now, I can’t wait to what these Hail Raisers gang brings us next!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 

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HAIL NO (Hail Raisers #1)
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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: HAIL NO ( Hail Raisers #1 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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HAIL NO

Series: Hail Raisers #1

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 27, 2017

Cover Model: Jacob Wilson

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Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do.  At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison.  The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them.  And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.

Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively.

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Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere.

When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted.

Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one.

After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge.

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It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be.

This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows.

But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association.

Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for.

Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it.  Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…

iScream Book Blog – Hail No = Hell Yes!”
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – As always, Hail No is an addictive book that will instantly suck you in and leave you unable to step away for even a second.”
MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews – “The first book of this new series was amazing, and had me going through all the feels.”

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WOOHOO!!! A brand new LLV series for brighten my month and to gush over!!!

Hail No was more Hail Yeah!, because Evander and Kennedy’s story was the perfect start for this brand new and oh so promising series – if you don’t know what I mean, just check out those covers and Blurbs!!!

Evander has been very recently released from prison where he was wrongly convicted to, and now is back to the town where people seems to either hate him or want to have a roll in his bed. So basically everyone is out to get him, and that makes him awry of everyone. Well that is, until a certain adorable and quirky farmer gave him no other choice.

Kennedy relocated all her life three and a half years ago to start fresh and be near her new found family, specially her twin sister, so now her life is fully dedicated to them as well as to all her farm and its animals. Being the gently and giving soul that she was, when she crossed paths with the giant, smoking HOT tattooed ex-con, she didn’t she what the man that everyone seemed to look down on and be suspicious of, oh no, she saw the real him. And the more she got to know him, the more she wanted him. 

If there’d ever been a time where I wanted a man, it was now. I wanted him, and I wanted him bad.

Being how he knew he had no future to give to anyone, Evander did his best to push Kennedy away, and to show her the damage she was doing to herself by just being near him,even if it killed him to deny the insane attraction that came to the forefront each time they met.

I wanted her. 
I wanted her in my arms. 
I wanted her under my skin.
 I wanted her in my life.

No one could say that Kennedy was a quitter, because each single time that Evander pushed she went and attached herself to him, almost figuratively, lol, and didn’t allow for one single second that the disgusting and unfair townsfolk to keep her from the man she could she was as special and good to heart as they come.

And that’s when I knew that I didn’t care if this was a mistake.
 Nothing this good…nothing that felt this good…could be a mistake.

I loved Kennedy’s battle and resilience, but I really wish she had just fought for herself just as much has she fought for Van or for the rest of her family, but the way she was a pushover for them, and the horrible way they treated her, left me felling down with the character. 

Also, adding to that that I prefer when the H is the pursuer, and here it felt that Kennedy was the chaser for the beginning at least. Don’t get me wrong, I adored that she defended him, and didn’t give up on being near, I just felt if she hadn’t they probably would have never have this epic love they did, that he would have let his demons steal it, while blinded by his sense of protection and preservation of her, that would never have taken the chance, the risk. On that point I’m so glad she did, because of it he fell hook, line and sinker, and it was beautiful to see.

She’d wormed herself into my life, planted herself so deeply into my goddamn heart that I didn’t think I’d ever be man enough to let her live without me.

And damn, it’s such a shame on that point, because this man had Best Book Boyfriend written all over him! Ok, he still is that, very much so, and given how rightfully awry he is of people, I say he took a huge leap, along Kennedy in. Not only in, but completely sealing his heart!

I swear to Christ, this woman was my fuckin’ heart.

And in turn, he stole mine right out of my chest, right along with Kennedy’s, because every love profession, every  loving gesture, after he came to terms with it, was a thing of beauty. Yes, I could have gone without the numbering of how many woman he slept with, and his manwhore past, but I understood why he felt the need to do it, given Kennedy was given him her virginity, but he just went the wrong way at it. Typically guy mistake. LOL 

I quickly forgave him, though, first because all this was in the past, before meeting the heroine, second, because that is no longer the man he was, and he changed his ways after prison, so it has been a looooonnnggggg time for him, and third, he said the most swoon worthy things to Kennedy! Seriously, I melt in a puddle more than once!

“Spent every fucking second, of every fucking day since I’ve met you, thinking about you. Worrying about you. Wondering if you’ve eaten yet,” I whispered against her skin.  “I’ve slept with you only a handful of times, but it was enough to know that I don’t ever want to sleep without you again.”

OMG, see what I mean?! <3

Oh, Lani Lynn Vale has yet again made me cry – as well and laugh and all the other feels – in this book, because there are a couple of scenes there that if, like me you’re a animal lover, I’m certain you’ll be sobbing too, so don’t say you weren’t warned.

Evander and Kennedy were indeed the perfect introduction to the Hail Raiders series, and we could already meet most of the future Main Male Characters, and I considering all the trouble and troubled character, each and everyone of them seems to be, they look beyond promising! I feel another LLV epic series coming, and I can’t wait!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 

“There is one thing on this Earth that has the power to destroy me.  That’s you,” he declared.  “I love you, and I can’t imagine a life without you.  There’s not a single moment that goes by throughout the day that I don’t think about you.  So yes, I love you. It doesn’t matter if you break my heart for all to see…I’ll love you forever and always.”

 

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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RUNNING INTO LOVE

Series: Fluke My Life #1

Author:  Aurora Rose Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 26, 2017

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Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.

Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?

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Fawn, after a long line of disastrous relationships and dates, has basically given up on the dating scene. Add to that her nerdy and homebody character, she doesn’t hold much hope to find a love like her parents, a true forever kind of relationship.

That is, until she literally runs into a delectable shirtless stranger, LOL!

Levi, recently relocated to NYC, doesn’t know what hit him when this quirky and clueless gorgeous woman comes his way, so when he finds out she’s his brand new neighbor. Instantly attracted, he knows a good thing when he sees it, and he knows Fawn needs to be his, now he just had to convince her…

No one has ever kissed me the way he does. No one has ever made me feel the way he does—like he’s marking me, claiming me as his.

Or better yet, show her, because this woman was so adorably clueless when it came to the opposite sex. That was just one of the numerous qualities that hooked Levi in, as well as it did me. I loved her inner thoughts and hilariously awkward situations, she put herself (and her sisters) in. I couldn’t get enough, and neither could Levi. 😉

The woman who has made me want more out of life, the woman I want to spend my life with.

Levi was every bit of ARR Alpha – with a bit of more added patience, lol – and I adored how insistent and relentless he was in his pursuit of showing Fawn all they could be, and how he felt towards her, in all his protective, possessive and loving splendor. He was amazing!
And Muffin!!! How could I forget the Levi’s main supporter and advocate! That dog was awesome and needs lifelong supply of treats for all his role in bending Fawn to what was right in from of her!

Aurora Rose Reynolds, in Running Into Love gave me everything I look for in my Romance: a lot of funny touched with a bit of sadness, romantic and loving moments spiced up with some sexy times, delicious banter and to top it of a interesting suspense subplot that ties it all in this fantastic and colorful bow! Perfect start for this brand new ARR series!

Equally fantastic were all the secondary characters – seriously, their families were a hoot! – and I’m counting down the days until the next books of the series, and I’m crossing my fingers that we get Mac and Wesley as well as Libby and Lucas as MCs for the upcoming books!!! Pretty please?! Can’t wait!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“You stole my heart and my breath the day you ran into me,”

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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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REVIEW BLITZ: DRUNK ON YOU (Hope Town #4) by Harper Sloan

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DRUNK ON YOU

Series: Hope Town #4

Author: Harper Sloane

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 12, 2017

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It was supposed to be fun.
A mutual use of each other’s bodies.
To be a ruse to the world around us.
I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his.

One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment.
He warned me not to fall for him, and I should’ve listened.

He intoxicated me.
He made me crave him.
He ruined me.
In the end, I’ll never be the same.

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Yeah, Harper Sloan always gives us smoking hot books, but ladies, this one was OFF THE CHARTS!!! One of the hottest books I have ever read, without a doubt. So considered yourselves warned – Panties may self combust with Mr. Control Freak himself, Shane Kingston! 😉

If you’ve read When I’m With You, Nate and Ember’s story, Shane and Nikki are no strangers to you, as the best friends, respectively, of the couple.

Physically attracted to one another from the moment they met, they never acted on it, first, because they were both in relationships at the time, and then when they were both cheated on and had to break it, because they were not aware the other was single, given their exs couldn’t seem to let them go. Well, Nikki has reach her limit, so why not use their unmeasurable attraction, to kill two birds with one stone, and get rid of the clingers, faking a relationship, while indulging on their bodies craving for one another?! Sounds simple enough, right?! LOL

I miss the connection I’ve deprived myself of. The chemistry between a man and woman. Companionship.

I was completely in control of my life now. Nothing would change that.

Of course, Shane is not that easy to convince – hello, Mr. Control Freak after all –  and tries to prove that to Nikki, and show her all the reasons for which it can be a bad idea. Not, mind you, because he doesn’t want her (oh boy, does he WANT her), but because he knows that nothing is simple about their volcanic connection.

Until the day that changes, I’m going to keep doing what I’ve done since the day she crashed into my life … ignore the twinge inside me that demands I claim her.

“A man like me … I would ruin you and have you begging to be ruined all over again once you’d recovered.”
“Don’t underestimate me, Shane Kingston.”

Oh, that’s right, also because he’s truly a control freak in every way, but specially the bedroom! That’s right, you can call him SIR! Like that man needed to be any hotter! With moves and sex appeal like his, poor Nikki, she stood no chance! 

All I can do now is pray that she meant what she said because, one way or the other, Nikki Clark will be mine.

But Nikki isn’t the only one being surprised, because not in a million years, would Shane have guessed that the sexy, sassy and outspoken Nikki, to be a submissive at heart. Well, lucky for them! Match made in Kinky Heaven! 😉

Until this moment, I never would have guessed I had a docile bone in my body, but there is no doubt Shane dominates every single part of me. 
Body and mind.

“Your body burns for me, Nikki, and all I’ve done is tasted your mouth. You think it matters if we know each other past that to fuck? I barely touch you, and you come alive.”

A we all know, there is never anything simple on a fake relationship arrangement, specially when the couple is burning up the sheets, at the level these two are, so evidently feelings can’t be deleted from the equation, on either part, and that apparent simple agreement is just the start of something SO much deeper. 

With just her hands and mouth, she fucking owns me. 
And I’ll gladly let her.

The last thought I’m aware of floating through my mind is that I’ve just been ruined for any other man. I’m so royally and literally screwed now.

“Not sure I can be your fake anything, mon colibri.”

Just like the last time with him, my mind fogs and I become drunk on the feelings he brings forth with his touch.

Yep, we knew it, and deep down they knew it too, so when the feeling became too much, too strong, and to apparent, there was nothing left but take them to heart and assume all they were to each other. I loved that them didn’t roll around in denial for almost all the book, it took a serious event, and a bit of help from their friends, but upon realization there was no more denial, and it was full steam ahead. And if there was one thing these two had in abundance it was STEAM!

“The first time I felt that hummingbird vibrate against my naked skin, you became mine, and there wasn’t a fucking thing fake about it, Nicole.”

“Do you see how hard I am for you?” 
“Yes, Sir,” she pants.
 “Never, Nicole. I’ve never wanted someone as much as I do you.”

I have to stand out this, Shane was a pack of male deliciousness! Seriously, Harper gave us a irresistible male character with this man, a smoking hot package with unaccountable sex appeal, rocking the bedroom talk with his domineering ways, speaking and saying the sweetest things in the language of love, like we stood any chance, declares and pours his heart out in the most swoon-worthy matter! Even his thoughts were gold I tell you!

When you have the real thing, you can see how cheap the imitations you had in the past hold up in what matters in life.
Almost two months ago, the girl I had a crazy-as-fuck crush on gave me an opening. I didn’t realize she would become my everything when we started our fake relationship. Now, I know there was never anything about it that wasn’t real. She’s meant for me. I was made for her. Two halves of a fucking whole and I know, without her, I’ll never have happiness again.

Sure, the whole sexual/sensual dancing with teasing and grinding for other women was something that put me off, personally, because I’m far too possessive of my male characters and my man to allow that (LOL), but Nikki was perfectly fine with it. She even got off on it, so you know, whatever rocks your boat.

Even if he was stripping it all off like he used to, I think I would still feel the same way. He’s mine and I’m his. The rest is just a show.”

It really was a beautiful and well written story, and I enjoyed and loved reading about these two, though I would have loved even more without a doubt if not for his – and hers – insistence on the whole ‘show’ side, because there was one or two moments in those events I really wish it weren’t featured there. I could live with a stage performance, with zero contact with the audience, but the way it happened, that was just a major turn off for me, and made me mad with Shane, and not for the same reasons Nikki was, LOL. It’s no news how jealous and possessive I am with my Hs! Yes, I’m weird like that. 😉

There was also a couple of character and development inconsistencies, that caught my attention, as well as a too big emphasis on their attraction from the moment they met, but easily discarded that I know it was the right attitude at the time for them, but I didn’t wan’t emphasized so much, and more than once in the present. I don’t want to be reminded more than once they were instantly and constantly attracted to one another, but easily moved on to other people (specially in Shane’s case), and didn’t fight for that connection. Their love story starts in the present, so let’s forget all about those feelings in the past.

Don’t get me wrong, those are just a details, because Shane really was close to perfect, and the way he grovels in the end… WOW! I fell for him and his french silver tongue right then and there! Full on dreamy devotion to Nikki! Sigh…

You have all of me. “There is nothing more important than that, mon amour. Every single inch of me. Inside and out. Body and heart. My control and trust. It’s all yours, Nikki.”

Drunk On You – which is the perfect title, btw – surprised me in the best of ways, and like I said before, you can’t forget something that is easily one of the HOTTEST stories you have ever read! It’s a really high bar that Harper Sloan set here, with these two. I devoured this as fast as starving person faced with a decadent chocolate cake – ok, with Harper Sloan’s I always do, lol – , and I wanted even more of these two, but I’m sure that just like with Ember and Nate, that we got to see quite a lot, and I loved every second, Shane and Nikki will get plenty of air time in his sister’s book, the next Hope Town! Can’t wait!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“Je t’aime,” she gasps, her whole body shaking as she continues to cry, only now she’s smiling the biggest grin down at me. “I love you,” she repeats. “I love you so much it hurts.” 
“Je t’aime, mon amour. Je t’aime.”

In the end, we both got our exes out of our lives and won the greatest gift of all. 
Each other.

 

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Series: Nefarious #1

Author: J. Derek Teevan

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: August 30, 2017

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A job is just a job, right? Just because a man gets paid to do bad things, doesn’t necessarily make him a bad person. At least that what he’s been telling himself these past few years. He’s just a man who enjoys the perks of the job: money, travel, women, and lots of cash. It doesn’t come without cost, and the years of deception have taken its toll. He’s done. Almost.

One final job. One final conquest. One last heartbreak until he’s free of The Company and their hold over him.

Little does he know, he’s about to face the toughest job of his life. Follow Ethan on his titillating path of self-actualization and turmoil in J. Derek Teevan’s debut novel eXtortion.

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A sick excitement courses through me when Luke picks up his phone and dials the number on the contract to confirm that I’ll take the assignment. It’s almost like the first day of school nerves all over again, only this time around you’re getting paid to seduce your teacher.

If she takes the bait and sleeps with me, she’s the one who failed the test. I’m just the asshole who’s administering it. Unfortunately for her, I’ve never failed. In my time at The Company, I have a success rate of 100%. Yeah, I’m the dick who has successfully ensured that twelve women were divorced and didn’t receive a penny of their husband’s money. It took time, cultivating a relationship, dangling the carrot, or playing a cat-and-mouse game. Looks like Dr. Samantha Dawson is going to be lucky number thirteen.

Or unlucky, in her case.

“Okay, you’re good to go. They’ll send you the complete file by courier tomorrow, and your training day starts on Monday, Officer Hoyt. You got three days, so suit-up. Or I guess in your case, get those scrubs ready.”

Luke can never miss a chance to bring up a movie reference with that other Ethan guy. I’ve grown so used to them I’m not even sure if they register in my brain anymore. My brain stays with the subject at hand. “Wow, that was fast. We usually have more time to study the target before the meeting. What’s the deal?”

He simply shrugs and gives me an impassive stare. “Time is money, buddy, and this guy, the client, has to be pulling some serious strings for you. Your case and internship at the hospital both start Monday. Damn, talk about good timing. It’s like he was waiting for someone from The Company to graduate medical school to make this happen. Must be one miserable son-of-a-bitch.”

I run a hand over my face. Damn, I almost wonder what the good doctor has done to make her husband want to toss her to the curb. But it’s best left to remain uninvolved. It doesn’t matter what she’s done or not done. It only matters that I do my job.

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J. Derek Teevan had indeed a fantastic beginning for what I’m sure it’s going to be a kickass career in this Erotic romance universe. 

Ethan, our main male character has one very unorthodox – and even cringe worthy, for yours truly – side job: luring and sleeping with married women in order for their POS to be able to divorce them and maintain all their fortune. Yep, you read it correctly, Ethan was basically a step or hundred lower than the common gigolo. A handsome, captivating and irresistible one, but still a prostitute. 

These women were married and “off limits” and my job was to break through all those boundaries and make them mine, if even only for a moment. It was an excitement that left me the moment my cum did.

Of course, as we well know, the world is not only black and white, and Ethan is well aware of the devastating consequences of what he does, and now that he ended Medical school – the reason for which he entered this business, since he was drowning in debt – and can stomach carrying on destroying women lives.

I wasn’t a bad person, I was just doing this to survive, and once I was hrough medical school, I would be saving lives, not ruining them.

“Well… what’s one more?” The words leave my mouth, and I’m wondering how many lives will I have to save until I can feel some sort of redemption. Will I ever feel that, redemption?

All good intentions flew to hell when one last IRRESISTIBLE, in more ways then one is sent his way, and one look at Samantha, and he knew this target was unlike any other before.

I’ve never felt the way I do towards a woman like this, I’ve never wanted a woman like this before.

Samantha doesn’t remember anymore what meant to be happy. She knows her marriage failed, even with all her effort to regain what she thought they once had – which was never real considering her disgusting cheating pig of a husband – and she has been sinking lower and lower in this immense loneliness and putting on a cold facade for the world around her, so when one of her assigned pediatric ER interns, proves himself attentive, charming, caring and brilliant, both to her and with their little patients and their parents, and their insane chemistry is palpable, lets just say it will take all her strength to resist him. Not that he was aggressive or very actively trying, but it was impossible to deny all the desire, and the emotion that she saw in his eyes.

Thoughts of her are all-consuming, and if I don’t fuck her soon, I’m going to explode.

I will not reveal anymore, because the best in this smutty novella, is the plot development, and the absolutely enticing way in which it unfolds, and how Ethan and Sam’s initial magnetism turns into so much more, and all the sizzling sex scenes in between! 

I need to be near her; her presence is intoxicating to me. She’s my drug, and I never want to detox.

I devoured it in one sitting, and I can honestly say that, apart from that detailed sex scene with OW in the prologue, which I found absolutely unnecessary for the plot, given there was no real justification behind it, given there is no trace of OW drama in the remainder of the book – which I loved – and some very minor personal preferences, eXtortion, proved to be an incredibly hot, super sexy and clever smutty read, where a refreshing plot and captivating writing will no doubt bring major success to the author. I love the author’s wife, Tessa Teevan’s, books, and I’m a huge fan of hers, so I will say, that she better watch out (just kidding, lol) because Derek may give her a run for her money, with a debut like this! That is one TALENTED household! Now I have a new author added to my auto-read list and can’t wait to see what delicious read he’ll give us next!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Nothing in my life has ever felt more right, more perfect than this, being with her, in her.

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jderekteevanDerek Teevan is a thirty-year- old kid who just has to make adult decisions sometimes. He married his best friend at age nineteen and they enjoy their quiet but somehow always exciting lives in the burbs of Dayton, Ohio. Derek owes his success to his wife who talked him out of another service and into the Ohio Air National Guard. Through ups and downs, mission changes, and career field changes the Guard has been the springboard to his successful civilian career.

Having just entered his thirties, Derek decided to challenge himself by taking up and falling in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even as he sits here with his newly torn ACL, feeling weird because he’s writing in third person, he wishes he was at his Wednesday BJJ class.

When not injured or at class he enjoys long bike rides with his wife on the paved trails through Dayton and the surrounding cities. And when they’re feeling lazy, they both enjoy taking long drives in their 1965 Mustang Convertible. They also enjoy traveling, a lot of times it’s across the country or globe to go an author signing. He looks forward  to being able to sign a few of his own books at these events instead of hiding behind Tessa’s book rack and making change.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: DISORDERLY CONDUCT (The Academy #1) by Tessa Bailey

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Series: The Academy #1

Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

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You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

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Woohoo! A brand new series from Tessa Bailey!

Yes, I couldn’t have been more excited when TB announced this upcoming series, and I may have screamed like a little girl when I got this book in my e-reader, after all there isn’t one story by her that I don’t devour and love in any way, and Disorderly Conduct was no exception!

Charlie and Ever’s story – as well as the whole series, I suspect – has a bit of different feel from Tessa’s other series, and this is one of the things that most captivates in her books (ok, ok, the dirties talkers may have something to do with it too, lol). Part of the novelty I’m sure it’s not only the setting, hello, Police Academy aka Hottie Central, But also the age range, since the main characters are in their early twenties, so Tessa kickass as usual, and gave them a very youthful and realistically immature actions at time, but I’ll not spoil more on that field, you should experience all of the feels when reading this, because believe me, you HAVE to read this!

Charlie and Ever are immediately drawn to one another, literally, like to magnets. They set eyes on the other across a crowded bar and BAM! Instant explosion! Charlie might as well be drooling, actually I think he might have been, if the tightness in his pants was any indication, lol!  As he said himself, Ever was every man’s wet dream come true…

It’s really working for me, because her legs are two sticks of dynamite and I’m more than willing to die in the explosion.

This girl is dynamite, wrapped in Please Santa, I’ve Been a Good Boy.

But worry not, because that reaction was not one sided! Ever was just as raptured by Charlie as he was by her! After all who can resist an handsome future officer, with a sparkle in his eye, a wickedly hot body that has you craving for more and the filthiest of mouths?!

There’s only one Charlie Burns. Intense, charming, sexy and capable, all at once.

Charlie Burns: a walking, talking reminder to do your Kegels.

Oh yes, they had no chance, and everything was going smoothly with their no-string attached relationship. The ‘no-feellings, just sex’ was exactly what they agreed upon from the start. And each of them had some valid reasons to not want any kind of commitment.

My whole life, my mother has impressed on me that there are no exceptions when it comes to men. Relationships don’t last, because men’s affections are fleeting. 
When we’re in control of the game, we can’t get played.

 

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about commitment. Right now, though, my entire reserve of commitment juice is being poured into becoming a cop.

So yes, as we well know, that was set to implode in some way or another, specially given their insane connection, so when a event happens in Ever’s life, – not spoiling what, you’ll have to find out for yourselves – she is basically forced to give up Charlie, since he’s very clear that he doesn’t want anything more than sex, and actively look for someone she can share a future with. And that is where everything goes to hell, because one thing is certain, for Charlie what they have is perfect, now it’s just a matter of making Ever change her mind. You can imagine how well that’s going to go, LOL! One thing is certain, he has no doubt what Ever is, and that is HIS!

Plus . . . they don’t need to know a damn thing about Ever. She’s mine. I’m hers. We’re ours. 
Unofficially, of course.

Of course we couldn’t have a new Tessa Bailey, the Queen of Dirty Talk, without some scorchingly hot sex scenes, and some seriously panty melting filthy talk, and oh boy, did Charlie fit the bill, perfectly!!! Consider yourself warned! Cold shower may be required!

“Tilt your fucking hips and spread your thighs, Ever.” He snaps my thong against the back of my thigh. “I skipped my lunch break for this, so give me something to eat.”

Yes, Charlie was set for disaster from the start, with his devious schemes, and not seeing what was right in from of him all along, which I wish it hadn’t taken him so freaking long, and only realize it after a major event, though believable, I didn’t want it so far along in the book, even I thought it was taking to freaking long to realize what they had. But his past and his families mentality was far to ingrained to allow him to open his eyes. Talk about living in denial!

A badge is something you earn and keep. It doesn’t disappear when things get rough—no, it shines brighter. It’s a sure thing. A lasting thing.

So, given the major mess that he got himself into, of course a major groveling was needed, and that is where Tessa excels once again! This woman sure knows how to make her heroes beg for mercy! And I loved every second of it!!!

“If you say, fuck me, Charlie, I will drop whatever I’m doing. I will get between those legs if I have to kill, steal or sacrifice to get there. And you’ll be a sweating, moaning, crying tangle of sex in the sheets by the time it’s over. I know you don’t doubt me, because I’ve done it. I’ve done it.”

“I’ve been dying for you. Dying. You don’t know what it’s been like.” 
“Yes, I do.”

The Academy started with a bang, and Disorderly Conduct proved to be the perfect visit card for what I’m sure is another all time Fav series by Tessa Bailey! Charlie and Ever’s story was a amazing and enrapturing tale, fresh and super sexy, will get you hooked with this gang from the start, and after that little teaser by the end of the book, I bet Jack’s story is going to be just as delicious and unpredictable! I can’t wait!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’ve been writing my name on every part of you. Knew it and couldn’t stop it. Couldn’t help it since day one. Mine, mine, mine.”

I’m in love with you. I love you so much. And you can depend on that. You can depend on me for the rest of your life. I won’t let you go for anything.

I should have known then we were forever. You tasted like forever.

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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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THE BEAUTY OF US

Series: Fusion #4

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 22, 2017

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From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new standalone contemporary romance in her Fusion Series, THE BEAUTY OF US, out NOW!

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New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

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“There seems to be an explosion in the jackass population,” I reply, and sigh, passing my glass to Kat for a refill.

“Where are you meeting them?” he asks, and I bite my lip.

“I don’t want to tell you.”

“Online,” he says with a nod.

“I didn’t say that!”

“Didn’t have to. If you met him at the gym or the grocery store, or somewhere else in person, you wouldn’t be embarrassed.”

“I’m not embarrassed.”

“Yes, you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t mind telling me.”

“Fine.” I sigh and rub my forehead with my fingers. “I met them online.”

“Stop that,” he says.

“I don’t know where else I’d meet people,” I reply. “I’m at work at least fifty hours a week. I don’t do school or clubs or church, and I rarely go to the grocery store because I always eat here.”

“I could stop feeding you,” Mia interjects and I toss her a glare.

“I’m just saying, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

“I don’t understand any of the words you just said.” I squint at him, trying to process.

“Switch it up,” he says with a grin. “Try to meet people somewhere else. I mean, you didn’t meet me online, and I’m not an asshole.”

“Sure, you’re cute, and you look like you have your shit together, but I suspect that once I got to know you I’d learn that you have mommy issues and fourteen dogs.”

“You might,” he says with a thoughtful nod. “I do hide those things well. All I’m saying is, stop using the dating sites and try meeting people in real life.”

“Yeah. Easy for you to say.” I pout into my wineglass. “Do I need to send you some money for this counseling session?”

“Nah, the first one’s on me,” he says, tossing that crazy-hot smile at me again. “Just don’t combine Star Wars and Star Trek anymore and that’s payment enough for me.”

He pulls a few bills out of his wallet and tosses them on the bar, then stands to leave.

“Have a good night, and good luck,” he says.

“Thanks.” Just as he’s almost out of view, I call out. “Wait! I didn’t ask your name.”

“Trevor,” he says, and my stomach immediately does at least four cartwheels. “Trevor Cooper.”

“You’re early,” is all I can think to say. My cheeks burning, my fingertips immediately tremble. “You’re not supposed to be here for two more days.”

“I like to come early. Get the lay of the land, that sort of thing.” He smiles and waves. “See you in a couple of days.”

He walks away, and as soon as I hear the front door close, I turn to my friends and just stare at them in utter horror.

“Tell me that didn’t just happen.”

 

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Fusion keeps getting better and better! The Beauty of Us was so wonderfully refreshing in whole its geeky sexiness! 

Kristen Proby always gives a very heartfelt and genuine love story, and this book is no exception, therefore a pleasure to read from start to finish. From the moment they met, I really felt in Riley’s shoes: her feelings, her doubt, her resolution and her craving for love and connection.

Riley, Fusion’s PR and one of the quintet of beautiful women that amke this restaurant the stellar success that it is, has been going through a series of horrible dates, seriously horrific – and hilarious, lol – so the last thing she expects when venting with girls about one such delightful episode, is that a seriously HOT and insightful client gives her some words of advice, and some nerdy corrections, LOL!

“You’ve just combined Star Wars and Star Trek.”
 “Whatever,” I say with a shrug. “It’s all the same thing.” 
“No,” he says, and clears his throat. “No, it’s not the same thing at all.” 
“But you understand what I’m saying.”
 “No, I don’t understand because you just combined Star Trek and Star Wars. They’re not the same thing, so everything you just said is . . . incomprehensible.”

When it turns out that the handsome and charming stranger is none other than Trevor, the producer of the show in which their restaurant will be main feature, well, let’s just say that things immediately start to get interesting! Much to Riley’s chagrin, or should I say luck?! 😉

Jesus. 
And I just voluntarily offered to spend time with her. Alone. 
I’m a fucking glutton for punishment.

Yep, even with the embarrassment of the situation, from that very first glimpse, their sizzling attraction is undeniable, and it was easy to see that not even their gigantic will to resist and keep it professional, had any chance to stop what was indeed meant to be.

A littlе shivеr makes its way through mе in agreеmеnt. Hе totally looks at me likе hе wants to еat me with a spoon. I want him to. I really, really want him to.

Neither had much resistance, honestly, and how could they, with those beautiful packages and off the charts magnetism. This type of chemistry, so real you, as a reader can feel it, just has they do, can’t be beat. And hello, did I say, smoking hot geek?! *cue sighing*

“Geeks are sexy,” Kat says. “Nothing wrong with that.” 
“Not wrong with that at all,” I agree.“

Trevor was indeed a nice and delicious on his own, treat in the Fusion gang, and how he showed Riley how she should be treated and all she deserved, made me fall in love with him, right along with her. And we could FEEL them truly fall for one another.

I love her company. I crave it. 
I crave her.

Their love develops organically, and for my pleasure, in the perfect paced development. It was incredible and always exciting to see the rest of the Fusion women and man, and OMG, how could Riley not be the sassy woman that she is with that kickass granny?!

“Oh, for Pete’s sake, Riley Marie, you’re an adult woman with needs. Please tell me you’re not doing something stupid like holding out for marriage.” 
“You know, most parents actually do advise their children to hold out for marriage.”

I loved her Nana so much, and hope she makes an appearance in Mia’s book!

The way Trevor was devoted and genuinely loved her, and was attentive to her when they were together in Portland, made me soon and warm in the heart, but I also wanted to kick his ass – or at least slap him in his head by some things he did/reacted later on. Riley was amazing all throughout the story and I felt incredibly connected to her, and what she was feeling, and can’t even explain it myself. I guess that is Kristen Proby’s gift right there! 

“I didn’t want to lose you.”

“You were never in danger of losing me.”

The Beauty of Us – perfect title, btw – fits perfectly with the rest of this amazing series, and reflects why it’s one of my all time favs. Ok, all of KP’s are, but these beautiful and successful women have a special place in my heart, because they represent the contemporary woman, and like Riley herself describes, contemporary and independent women, that love their man with values, a man’s man, that will love and cherish them, but also respect their personality. And that is exactly how every Fusion men is, and I couldn’t adore them more! And with that tease of epilogue, oh boy, I can’t wait to see how Kristen Proby will disentangle that mess that is Mia’s life at the moment! <3 <3 <3 <3

“You’re a special woman, Riley.”
 “I’m glad you think so, but I think I’m just a decent human being who finally found another decent human being.”

 

“You’re killing me.” 
“No, baby.” I press a kiss to her core and then lick down her lips and up again. “I’m making you feel alive.”

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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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