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Release Blitz ~ Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone with the touching story of finding your place in the world—and the people who make it home.

Almost Just Friends, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Jill Shalvis, is LIVE!

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Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.

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About Jill:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Release Blitz & Review ~ Dream with Me by Kristen Proby

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Will Kane & Anastasia’s relationship bloom into the romance of a lifetime, or will their dreams of success get in the way of true love?

Dream With Me, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the beloved With Me In Seattle Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is LIVE!

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Kane O’Callaghan knows what it is to have his work shown all over the world. His pieces are on display in palaces and museums, including the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass just outside of his beloved hometown of Seattle. Kane is a bit of a recluse, spending time on his farm alone and committed to his art. His life is full.

Until the day he meets her.

Wandering through museums is Anastasia Montgomery’s favorite way to spend her time. Not only does art feed her soul, but it inspires her own art of designing wedding cakes. When her muse seems to be gone, she finds her again among the beauty in the museums of Seattle, and the O’Callaghan Museum of Glass is her favorite. She’s never met the artist, but he must be absolutely brilliant, if he can make such beautiful things out of glass.

Bumping into a grumpy stranger at the museum wasn’t in Anastasia’s plan. And then discovering it was Kane himself was absolutely humiliating.

But when she sees him again at a charity fundraiser, and ends up spending an incredible, unforgettable night with the mysterious glass smith, Anastasia finds herself thinking of Kane and little else, even her precious work. Will this relationship bloom into the romance of a lifetime, or will their dreams of success get in the way of true love?

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About Kristen:

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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5 stars

I’ve said it before – Kristen Proby could rewrite the phone book and I would read it. I love her that much! So imagine how happy I was that not only did she introduce us to a cousin of the Montgomery’s, she also introduced us to the O’Callaghan family, with 4 kids of their own!

Anastasia Montgomery is a wedding cake designer, and she likes to go the the museum for inspiration for her cakes. Her favorite room in the museum is the blown glass room, full of work by artist Kane O’Callaghan. She very much admires Kane’s work. She happens to meet Kane at the museum one day, and Kane is mesmerized. Sadly, he makes a bad impression on Stasia, and she doesn’t feel the same way.

Stasia and Kane meet again at a charity gala, and this time, it’s different. I have to tell you, Kane is a great character. While he could come off as broody and intimidating, he was a really great guy. He was so kind of Stasia, and very romantic!

Stasia was a character with a lot of grit. She was drawn to the sexy, Irish Kane immediately. They were both artists, so they had that in common. Stasia was very close with her family, the Montgomery’s, and we got to see many of the old characters in this book, especially Jules and Nate (book 2).

I really enjoyed this story. I haven’t read a book about a glassblower before, so it was an interesting topic to me, and reminded me a bit of Sweet Home Alabama (the movie).  I always love getting a chance to reconnect with old characters, so that part didn’t disappoint.

I would recommend this book and the entire series.

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Surprise Cover Reveal ~ Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day.

Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is releasing August 11th, and we have the irresistible cover!

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Synopsis

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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About Helena Hunting

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Release Blitz ~ Enigma by Laramie Briscoe

Title: Enigma
Series: Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Blurb
It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them
that defines us…
Karsyn FallawayTucker didn’t stop my car as it drove away from his house that summer night,
and the sting of rejection hasn’t gone away.

Over a year has gone by, and I find myself looking for him in all the places
he’d been before. It doesn’t help, he’s still an enigma I have yet to figure
out.

My friends are the only thing holding me together. Work is the one thing
keeping my mind busy. Until my life threatens to tear completely apart.

Tucker Williams

She drove away and my pride wouldn’t allow me to stop her. A year later, regret
keeps me up at night, forcing me to replay the moment in my head.

Working with the K-9’s is the only thing keeping me going. Becoming close with
the former MTF is a perk I hadn’t counted on.

When a child is kidnapped, all the hard feelings have to be put aside to save a
life. Secrets are unearthed, and this time as Karsyn threatens to break, I know
I’m the one to put her back together.

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Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Until the Tequila by Brynne Asher

Until the Tequila (Killers & Happily Ever Alpha World Crossover Novella)

 

Title: Until the Tequila
Author: Brynne Asher
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

 

Goodreads Summary

Tequila: a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant and, in Mary’s case, a truth serum.

It took one night.

No, it took one dinner, a bevy of cocktails, and a woman who’s been skirting me for months. Then, everything changed. Because the tequila did what it does best, Mary’s words flowed faster than the magic liquid she was shooting with salt and lime.
Mary had demons—ones she thought were buried. She thought wrong.
She can’t hide from her past or from me. Not anymore.
I’m Evan Hargrove and I’ll turn the world red before I let anything happen to her.

Review

I love these Happily Ever After novellas. I love the Brynne Asher Vines’ series, so I was excited when I saw this book.

This was a short book, but it packed a lot into a short story.

Mary is a hairdresser, and has moved to Virginia from Tennessee, where she moved away to get away from her horrible father. Her father gets out of prison, and goes back to the town she’s from, and he starts asking about her. Her friend, July Mayson Silver (from Aurora Rose Reynold’s Until series), warns her that her father is looking for her, at the same time that Evan Hargrove decides he’s ready to make Mary his.

Evan is a total alpha. He decides he wants Mary, and that’s it. Once he finds out she’s in trouble, he’s basically moving her in with him. Evan works for Addy at the vineyards (Vines series), but his family is a breeder of thoroughbreds and he’s quite wealthy. 

Mary, on the other hand, grew up in foster care and is convinced that she and Evan don’t work. Evan doesn’t agree, and you can imagine the rest.

There was some drama with her dad that added to the story.

But the ending is what was the best. I really loved the epilogue. I would recommend this book. It was really good.

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His Royal Highness by R.S. Grey

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Title: His Royal Highness
Author: R.S. Grey
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Goodreads Summary

I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.
Making me sweat.

Review

Omg, I LOVED this book. I loved everything about it. The characters are great, the story is great. it’s just great!

Whitney works at an amusement park, very similar to Disney. She is the star of the show, Princess Elena. She started at the park when she was a freshman in college, and had a mentor, named Derek Knightley, who is the grandson of the owner of the park. She had a huge crush on him when she was 18, and he abruptly left, leaving Whitney devastated.

Fast forward 8 years, and Derek is back. Turns out he moved to London to open the London park, and now he’s back. His grandfather, Cal, took over as Whitney’s mentor, and they are very close, having dinner every week. Whitney is shocked to see Derek again, and Derek is shocked at grown up and beautiful Whitney now is.

Derek – oh Derek. I loved him. He was such a great character. His grandfather asked him to take a good as His Royal Highness, the prince to Princess Elena, and he did it, no questions asked. He was such a great grandson to Cal. Cal is also a big part of this story and I loved him. He’s the grandpa every kid would want.

This book talked about the underground of an amusement park. I’m guessing this is based on what really happens at a park like Disney, I found it fascinating.

Whitney and Derek’s story was a great one. There wasn’t a ton of drama in this story, there were great side characters, and an interesting story with Whitney’s family.

Ms. Grey continues to write these amazing stories, and I will continue to read them. This one is great and I recommend.

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Rough Love by Lauren Landish

Rough Love

 

Title: Rough Love
Author: Lauren Landish
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Goodreads Summary

Bruce Tannen is better known by his nickname, Brutal, because once upon a time, he was a monster on the football field.
Now, he’s a farmhand on what used to be his family’s land, and change is all around him.

A new family, new expectations, and even new friends. It’s all just fine by him until he runs into the one woman to ever hold his heart. The past comes back with a wallop of a tackle that even he can’t take.

Allyson left him a lifetime ago, but she’s the only thing that’s ever felt right… in his arms, in his heart, in his life. Something’s different, though. She’s a shadow of her former self, and he wonders what could’ve dulled her shine. He can help fight her demons to bring back that sunny smile he used to bask in, but should he?

Allyson Meyers knew who she was and where she was going, but a wrong turn years ago took her on a journey she never imagined. Not even in her worst nightmares.

It was ugly, but she’s stronger now for the one person who matters… her son, Cooper.
Being a single mother is a burden she’s grateful to bear alone until she sees a pair of all-too-familiar broad shoulders and dark, knowing eyes that remind her of who she once was.

Bruce was the one she’d left behind, the path she should’ve taken. It’s too bad you can’t rewrite history. But if she’s brave enough, maybe they could create a new future?

Can Bruce open his heart to the one who shattered it?
And can Allyson blend who she is now with who she used to be and live the happily ever after she should’ve had

Review

Bruce Tannen is a cowboy –in every sense of the word. Since losing his family’s ranch, he has worked for the Bennett family and also become a member of that family as well. One day, while driving home, he sees some kids roughhousing on the side of the road at a football practice and decides to stop and intervene. This leads to him being asked to be the assistant coach. It turns out that Bruce was a beast on the football field in high school.

During a practice, Bruce realizes that one of the kids’ mom is his former high school sweetheart, and the girl who broke his heart, Allyson. He is NONE to happy to see Allyson after all these years. Allyson is also not too crazy about seeing Bruce, but knows that he will be a football coach to her son.

I love a good second chance romance. I did like this book – but it was way too long. It would have been about 100 pages shorter and it would have been just as good.

There is one other criticism I have, and it’s a bit petty, but here it is. Bruce and Allyson both had flashbacks to when they were in love (both in high school) and making love. The dialogue, which was supposed to be between two teenagers, felt unreal. It was something people who were much older and much more experienced would do and say. Just my two cents on that.

The kids on the team were really cute, and I enjoyed that part of the story, of Bruce being the coach. He was really good with the kids.

The book has a nice ending, and I will read the next book in the series when it comes out.

I would recommend.