WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – 8/21/19

WWW is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What I’m Currently Reading

Cash by Megan O’Brien. She writes some really great alphas.

Cash (The Ride Series Second Generation Book 3)


What I Recently Finished

Beyond Friends by Kristen Echo . Novella that was pretty ok.

Beyond Friends (Big Flirt)

Axel by Samantha Whiskey. Free on Kindle Unlimited. Really enjoyed this one.

Axel (Carolina Reapers #1)

Already Gone by Kristen Proby and KL Grayson. LOVED this one.

Already Gone

 


What I Plan to Read Next

Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch #1) No Good Doctor

What is on your list this week?

Happy reading.

Romance Books

Axel by Samantha Whiskey

Axel (Carolina Reapers #1)

 

Title: Axel
Author: Samantha Whiskey
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

 

Goodreads Summary

The NHL’s been at my door since I was 18. 
But I’d never leave the Swedish Hockey League— 
Not while raising my little brother. 
But now he’s grown and the Carolina Reapers show up with my greatest weakness: 
Langley Pierce, their new head of PR. 

I’ve never been able to say no to her. 
She’s fierce, independent, and the sexiest woman I’ve ever met. 
She also has a stubborn streak wider than my entire country. 

One comment from her smart mouth about never dating again, and I propose. 

No, really, I actually propose: 
A six-month marriage contract in exchange for signing with the Reapers. 
I want to date this woman so badly that I’m going to marry her first. 
I’ll use each day to show her how a queen should be treated. 

Our wedding day started a countdown I’m powerless to stop, 
And the faster the months fly, the harder I fall. 
She’s sworn she’ll never choose a man over her career, 
And I promised never to ask her to. 
Until I’m forced to. 

How can we move forward when we started this whole thing backwards? 
If I can’t convince her this marriage is anything but fake— 
The next document we sign will crush us both. 

Review

This is book #3 with the title of Axel in my list, and this one may be the best!!

Axel is a hockey player in the Swedish hockey league, who has NO interest in going to America to play in the NHL. His younger brother, Tage, whom he has raised, is in Sweden. That all changes when he sees Langley Pierce step off an airplane with an offer.

Langley is the PR person for the Carolina Reapers, and they send her to Sweden to try to convince Axel to come to America and join their expansion team. Turns out Axel and Langley had met a year before, and Axel is seriously smitten with her. He tells Langley he will come to America and play for the Reapers – if she will marry him for 6 months.

Langley was a likable character, but to be honest, her insecurities got a little old after a while. She had a rough childhood, with a mom who cared more about the men in her life than her daughter. Langley also had a boyfriend break up with her because she was way too devoted to her job. She doesn’t like to give up control.

But Axel. Good god, this man. I freaking adored him. He was SO good to Langley. He went into the marriage with every intention of making Langley fall in love with him. I sure fell in love with his character. He was kind, sweet, loving and incredibly loyal. I can’t say enough good things about him.

I really enjoyed the beginning of this new hockey series and I’m excited to read more. I would highly recommend this book.

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Tropes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Favorite Tropes.

  1. Second chance romance
  2. Friends to lovers
  3. Best friend’s sibling
  4. Alpha male
  5. Small town romance
  6. Romantic suspense
  7. Office romance
  8. Romance involving an athlete
  9. Enemies to lovers
  10. Series about families (not sure it’s a trope but it’s a favorite)

What are your favorite tropes?

Sheri

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Release Blitz ~ Just Breathe Again by C.A. Harms

Title: Just Breathe Again
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Blurb
I had it
all. Truly, I had the perfect life.
 One filled with happiness and love where
the bright smiles of my gorgeous wife and my beautiful daughter greeted me
every day. I was a lucky man…

Until I
lost it all.
Sometimes,
when I close my eyes, I can still see them. My two angels still shining with
their never-ending beauty. But those visions always lead me to darkness…

The moment
when I find myself alone again. The pain is real and the emptiness inside me
only grows with each passing day.

Time will
heal me, they say. But they’ve never lived through the loss I have. They’ve
never felt the excruciating pain of what it means to have your heart shattered
into a million pieces. 

They
don’t know the guilt I carry.
Sometimes I
wonder why I even bother waking up every morning. But if I let go, I let go of
them. And their memory is all I have left. 

I know I
need to move on. I know it’s time to Just Breathe Again… 

The
problem is I don’t know where to start.
Purchase Links
AMAZON
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
C.A. Harms
is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.
She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good
Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown
Romance novel addict.

She lives
in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You
will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite
pass time.
Author Links
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Release Blitz & Review ~ Until Joe by CP Smith

Title: Until Joe
A Happily Ever Alpha World Novel
Author: CP Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 16, 2019
Blurb
Sometimes the greatest love comes in the middle of your life.

Joe Rouger (Uncle Joe from the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds) is
ready for a woman who completes him. He finds what he’s looking for in a feisty
Southern belle named Bernice Armstrong (Wallflower Series by CP Smith) The
question is, can he leave his world behind for a chance at happiness?

And if he does, can he keep Bernice away from outside sources that
threaten to steal what he’s waited for his whole life: a soul mate he can live
and die for!

Part of the Happily Ever Alpha World brought to you by Boom Factory
Publishing LLC, Aurora Rose Reynolds, and Author CP Smith.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five
children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about
escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with
better imaginations.
Author Links

3 1/2 stars

If you have read my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of Aurora Rose Reynolds (ARR) and Uncle Joe is a character from her Mayson family series. I was happy to see that Joe was getting his own book, but I found a plot of this story to be so ridiculous that I can’t look past it.

Joe is a true alpha. Through and through. While in Georgia on vacation, he lays eyes on Bernice and knows he’s seen an angel. He’s smitten. Bernice is part of a very wealthy family in Georgia and this is where the story gets silly – her father will stop at literally nothing to keep Joe away from his daughter.

Bernice is a woman over 50 years old. I had such a hard time believing a dad of a woman over 50 would go to such great lengths as her father did. It was just ludicrous and really annoyed me.

Apart from that, the story was good. I liked Bernice. She was a very cool chick. She raised her niece as her own, while never having married herself. She was very close to her sister, and tried to keep herself away from her stupid father.

I loved Joe. He knew what he wanted and went for it. And he wanted Bernice. It was some serious insta-love. But in a way, I really believed it could happen. They were really meant to be together.

Overall, the book was good. I just hated the storyline with the father. I found it so far-fetched.

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Cover Reveal ~ Cocky Player by Stacey Lynn

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Cocky Player, an all-new standalone sports romance from Stacey Lynn is releasing September 24th!

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Like most guys I have a type— she wasn’t mine. Not at all.

The angelic beauty on the dance floor has innocence written all over her. But I can’t stay away. And when she runs from me, leaving me wanting more, I can’t get her out of my head.

Turns out finding her won’t be too hard. My mystery virgin is the new marketing assistant for the Rough Riders Football team. And the owner’s daughter.

She wants to lose her virginity and she’s come to me for one thing, and one thing only. I’ll gladly help her out, but we have to be careful no one discovers us.

The last thing I need is for my boss to find out I’ve been teaching his baby girl all my dirtiest plays.

But I didn’t get to be MVP by playing by the rules.

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About the Author

Stacey Lynn 2019

When Stacey Lynn isn’t conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or behind closed doors, imagining the next adventures she’ll soon write.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

Stacey Lynn lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.

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Cover Reveal ~ The Hardest Hit by A.S. Teague

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The Hardest Hit, an all-new emotional, single dad standalone from A.S. Teague is coming September 5th and we have the gorgeous cover!

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My friends used to tell me ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’ Clearly they lied, because there was no way the chemistry I had with Mel could ever be left behind.

However, my children, her career, and nine hundred miles between us meant that for seven years, Melanie Holstein was the one who got away.

I was Aiden Shaw, first-round draft pick turned the best quarterback the league had ever seen. I worked hard to secure my position in football history while balancing life as a single dad. Through it all, my Vegas spitfire was never far from my mind.

And considering her best friend was now with my best friend, it was pure and utter torture.

When my career took a devastating turn, Mel was the first person at my side. I was broken and defeated, but that stubborn woman was determined to piece me back together.

I liked to pretend Mel and I were destined for greatness, but Lady Luck had never been on our side. And the tragedy that followed might have been the hardest hit of all.

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Cover Designed by Jay Aheer

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About A.S. Teague

A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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