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Big Stick by Kelly Jamieson is coming soon on October 23rd!

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A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.

“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport

Big move . . . Jodie’s motto is “Don’t wait for the perfect moment—take the moment and make it perfect.” And that’s just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend’s boyfriend has just the answer.

Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.

Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .

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Release Blitz & Review ~ The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt

The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt is available now!

  • “A thought-provoking and powerful romance between a man who lost his soul and the woman who brought him back to life.”
  • –Kate Stewart, Best Selling Author

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The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

About the Author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

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5 million stars

I found my favorite book in the first week of January – it has been replaced by The Good Samaritan.

Jude is homeless by choice.  It’s clear that he’s suffered a tragedy from the beginning. I couldn’t wait to read what that was and man – I was not at all disappointed.  Faith is a woman who had a very tough upbringing and is now a journalist with the Vindicate, a Cleveland newspaper. (Can I also add how refreshing it was that this book was set in Cleveland?)

There’s a good Samaritan in Cleveland doing nice things for people. They are making headlines. Faith is a reporter who is assigned to finding the identity of the good Samaritan – who clearly wants to remain anonymous.  One night, Faith runs out of gas in a seedy area of town, and Jude comes to her rescue. Then again, he saves her.  Thus begins the beginning of their friendship.

Faith is extremely close to her parish priest, Father James. He’s more of a father to her than a priest and he considers her a daughter. He runs a homeless shelter at his parish, which is how he meets Jude.  Father James and Jude also embark on a beautiful journey.

I can’t give too much away, but there are a plethora of amazing characters in this book. Max, Faith’s roommate. Pauline, Jude’s friend. Kane, Jude’s cousin. The list goes on and on.

This book is unlike any other I have read in a long time. It’s a story of survival, redemption and second chances. It’s also a love story, and a beautiful testament (and quite accurate) to the homeless community. I’ve worked in a homeless shelter, with people trying to make ends meet, making minimum wage that doesn’t pay rent. They are stigmatized as drug users and losers, when in most cases, that is just not true.  I felt the author beautifully portrayed the homeless and her writing felt very authentic.

What sucks you in and keeps you engaged though, are the amazingly beautiful characters in this story. You are pulling for Faith; you’re dying to know what Jude’s secret it, and there are some unexpected surprises.

I cannot praise this book enough. It was so wonderfully written and such a unique story. I would highly recommend this story to anyone. Please read this. You won’t regret it.

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Release Blitz ~ Hot Sexy Desire by Nadia Lee

Title: Hot Sexy Desire
Author: Nadia Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2018
Blurb
A hot new contemporary romance standalone from the New York Times and
USA Today Bestselling author Nadia Lee!
KRISTEN

Hot. Sexy. Desirable.

Three words Antoine swore he’d never associate with me. It isn’t easy falling
for your older brother’s best friend, especially when he’s a sexy as hell,
hard-headed, over-protective alpha male. Unfortunately, he still treats me like
the little sister he never had.

When a topless picture of me hits the front page of a tabloid site, I get a
whole crop of stalkers and weirdos. The only man I know who can keep me safe is
Antoine Boucher. This time I won’t make it easy for him though.

Sexy lingerie–check.
Accidental power outage–check.
Seductive candles–check.
Robe that
accidentally opens for a peep show…

ANTOINE

Hot. Sexy. Desirable.

Three words I should never associate with Kristen…but I do. It’s wrong, of
course. Not only is she my best friend’s baby sister, but I’m not exactly the
kind of guy who takes girls home to meet my mother. Just ask my exes.

My mom, however, would be ecstatic if I brought home a girl. Especially since
my eccentric grandfather came up with this crazy scheme to get me to marry and
produce an heir in order to inherit his billion dollar fortune. Mom is nagging
me to go for it, but no thanks. I don’t need Grandpa’s money. I have plenty of
my own.

When a freak breaks into Kristen’s apartment–nude–I know what I have to
do.

Watch over Kristen 24/7.
Keep my hands to myself.
Make sure my meddling mom never learns about the situation.

Piece of cake, right?

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Excerpt
I absorb
the scene around me, feeling like an observer looking in from far away. It
seems crazy I’m in the center of this…insanity. My small apartment buzzes with
activity. Four cops fill the living room and bedroom. The pervert is face-down
on the living room floor, wrists cuffed tight. He’s bleeding from a gash on his
forehead and from his mouth and nose, staining the carpet.
Pink roses
are scattered on the floor. They’re from my brother’s wedding ceremony. Ming
Ming told me I should take them because they’d be good for about a week and do
wonders for my home. Well, they’re toast now. Somehow the vase survived the
head smashing. Guess the human head isn’t as hard as I thought.
I dropped the vase as soon as it hit him, ready to kick the guy the way—and in
the place—he deserved. I’ve been taking self-defense courses since my
kidnapping scare, and I wasn’t going to be a victim.
Except
Antoine, appearing out of nowhere, pushed me behind him and took care of the
beating up himself.
The cop who
looks the nicest and most understanding out of the bunch took my statement
already, and now I’m waiting for them to be done with Antoine. From time to
time, they steal a glance in my direction. I feel my shoulders rising. They’re
probably judging me.
A topless girl flashing an underage boy. She probably
asked for this
After what
feels like an eternity, I’m allowed to leave, along with my purse, laptop bag
and a carry-on case with toiletries and a change of clothes and shoes. Antoine
and a couple of officers escort me out.
There’s a
swarm of paparazzi outside. “Fucking vultures,” Antoine says.
“Don’t
worry. We’ve got guys to run interference for you,” the nice cop says from
behind us. Officer Brady, I remember now. Mr. Understanding. He looks
all-American wholesome, with golden hair and sky-blue eyes, smile lines fanning
from the corners.
Sure
enough, there are officers pushing a sizable crowd of paparazzi away from me
and Antoine as we make our way to the SUV. Antoine shields me as he helps me
inside the car, and he moves quickly getting in. Then he honks once and starts
moving the vehicle with more speed and menace than I expected.
The
paparazzi part. They can probably sense Antoine is very willing to mow them all
down if they don’t get out of the way.
I glance in
Antoine’s direction. His jaw’s tight, muscles bunching and un-bunching. Crap.
He’s mad.
Then I
notice the blood on his knuckles. “Are you all right?”
He looks at
me like I’m crazy. “Of course.”
“There’s
blood on your hand.”
He flexes
it around the steering wheel. “I didn’t feel anything when I punched him, and I
don’t feel it now either. Not my blood, anyway.” He adds under his breath,
“Fucking papholes.”
“What?”
“Paparazzi
assholes.”
This is a
serious situation. A pervert violated my home and sense of safety. The stains I
later noticed on my sheets made it obvious what nauseating things the creep was
doing while waiting for me to come home. I’m going to have to get rid of the
bed now. That sleazy site is trying to paint me as some kind of whore who
doesn’t deserve any consideration or decency, and many, many people are piling
on.
But I can’t
help it. I snort, then giggle uncontrollably even as my eyes prickle with
tears. I place a hand over my belly as the muscles there clench hard.
“Uh…”
Antoine gives me the look normally reserved for a ticking time bomb. “Are
you
all right?”
“Well…it
could’ve been worse. What can I do except laugh?” I wipe the tears from my
eyes. “I’m not going to cry, Antoine. I’m not giving them that much power.”
His
shoulders relax a fraction. “Good.”
I sit for a
bit, then say, “I’m sorry you missed the look on his face when I picked up the
vase and started screaming.”
“Did he
look terrified?”
“Ready to
piss himself.”
A corner of
his lips quirks up. “You need to work on your scary face. I didn’t see any
puddle of piss when I busted in there.”
“Ew,
gross.” I giggle again. “It’s bad enough that he bled all over the living room
carpet.”
“That’s
what incinerators are for. Afterward, you can redecorate your place the way you
see fit.” Antoine says with mock seriousness, “With pink carpet.”
“Pink?”
“Your
favorite color.” He shoots me a teasing grin. “Isn’t it?”
It is. And
suddenly I’m feeling all giddy he noticed.
My phone
rings. The screen says Dominic. I inhale, then add an extra bit of perkiness to
my voice and hit the green button. “Hey, brother! How’s Bora Bora? Getting
bored with paradise yet?”
Antoine
makes a face and shakes his head almost imperceptibly. Guess I overdid it.
What
the hell is going on?
” Dominic demands.
“What he
means is, ‘Are you all right, Kristen?’” Liza says, her voice laced with
concern.
“Yeah,
fine,” I say. “I’m okay.”
“Are you
alone?” she asks, then makes a soothing noise, probably for my brother. I can
picture her running a hand down his shoulder and arm.
“No. I’m in
a car with Antoine.”
“It’d
probably be easier and faster with all of us on speaker,” she says.
“Okay.” I
hit a few buttons on the console, and my phone’s connected to the Bluetooth
speakers in the car.
“I got a
call from the police,” Liza explains.
I almost
forgot. LAPD and the sheriff’s department all think she walks on water. She’s
raised so much money for both over the years.
“A naked
rapist in your room, Kristen! This… Argh!” Dominic can’t even continue. I’ve
never heard my older brother at a loss for words.
“Nothing
happened,” I say. “The only thing that’s hurt is his head…which I bashed with a
vase. Also, Antoine hit him. Like,
really hard.” The memory of his fist
connecting with the creep’s face is still satisfying.
“Thanks,
man,” Dominic says. “I owe you one.”
“Hey,”
Antoine says. “What are friends for?”
“We had no
idea,” Liza says. “We’re both off the Internet. If I’d known what the
Blaze
did, I would’ve had Tolyan deal with them.”
No! Not
Tolyan!
Not that I
don’t like him, but getting Tolyan involved would mean no Antoine.
“He called
me,” Antoine says. “I told him I’d handle it.”
Oooooohhhhh,
you did…?
Suddenly,
I feel a little bit more optimistic.
“She
obviously can’t stay at her place now,” Dominic says.
“No,”
Antoine agrees.
“I’m not
doing hotels forever,” I say, doing my best not to bounce around.
But
Antoine can stay with me to keep me safe!
What a brilliant idea. Not that
I’m going to say that out loud because if I do, Antoine will do the exact
opposite. The man can be positively perverse.
“I wasn’t
going to suggest that,” Dominic says. “You should stay at my place until this
dies down.”
I make a
face. Dominic’s penthouse has excellent security. But at the same time, I’ve
worked very hard to establish my independence and make my own way in the world.
That’s why I live in a small apartment that I can afford, rather than the big,
swanky place he wanted to rent for me. I never want to be known as “that girl
who mooches off her rich brother.”
What
Dominic should’ve done is suggest I stay at Antoine’s place…
“Dominic’s
right,” Liza says. “You have to be careful.”
“But I’m
nobody!” I protest.
“What you
are is a fresh, juicy target,” Liza says. “Famous without any scandal attached
to her name yet.”
Antoine’s
expression turns stormy.
She
continues, “I called Ryder, and he’s going to have his people handle things for
you. You don’t have to do anything except sit tight and let them work their
magic.”
Oh my.
Normally I would be squealing at the mention of her brother Ryder Reed. He’s
one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood. Voted the Sexiest Man Alive four
times, he has the face and body to match the title, with the kind of blue eyes
that can make a woman’s heart stop. Unlike some stars who are only pretty in
pictures, he’s fabulous looking in real life too, almost unnaturally so. He
struck me dumb when Liza introduced us.
But despite
all that, he isn’t my type…because my kind of guy is Antoine. I glance at my
perfect man and give him a small smile.
Antoine
grows more serious. “She didn’t ask for the publicity,” he points out, his
voice flatter than a squished pancake.
“That’s
precisely why Ryder’s team is going to handle it,” Liza says. “They can do
whatever necessary to minimize the damage, and restore normalcy to her life as
quickly as possible. They’re experts at this.”
“She still
needs a bodyguard,” Dominic says, talking like I’m not present for the
conversation. “I’m not having her run around free for some pervert to grab or
flash or whatever.”
“I agree.
Someone professional, un-bribable and loyal,” Liza adds.
Someone
like Antoine!
“Antoine?”
Dominic says.
Yay!
Great minds think alike!
“There’s no
one else I trust more,” my brother adds.
“Perfect.”
Liza’s voice is lighter.
Antoine’s
brow furrows as my brother and his wife go on and on about how perfect Antoine
is.
Oh no. He’s going to find a way to excuse himself.
No, no,
nonononononononono!

“I think—”
“Fine, I’ll
handle it personally,” Antoine says.
Oh my God,
did he just say
fine? I pump my fist. “Yes!
“What?”
Dominic and Liza say at the same time, while Antoine glances over.
My cheeks
heat, and I cover them with my palms, doing my best not to grin like an idiot.
I should be ridiculously embarrassed, but I’m too happy to care. Finally,
something has gone right on this disastrous day. And the pleasure’s going to be
all mine.
Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nadia Lee writes sexy,
emotional contemporary romance. Born with a love for excellent food, travel and
adventure, she has lived in four different countries, kissed stingrays, been
bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.
Currently, she shares a condo overlooking a small river and sakura
trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she’s not writing, she can be
found reading books by her favorite authors or planning another trip.
Stay in touch with her via her website, http://www.nadialee.net, or her
blog
http://www.nadialee.net/blog
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3 stars

I am a sucker for the brother’s best friend trope. It’s a good one, usually.

Kristen is in love with her brother Dominic’s best friend, Antoine. Antoine was burned in a similar situation before, so he’s hesitant to start a relationship with Kristen. Kristen comes on hard – he’s in love with Antoine and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Antoine comes from a French family that is super strange. His grandfather is a billionaire and wants Antoine and his cousin to fight for his billion dollar fortune. That’s the tip of the iceberg with the strange family issues.

While I liked this book, there were some issues with it.

  • Kristen has a few stalkers. Her job is unclear (she a designer of some sort) and why she had stalkers didn’t really make sense – and then when it did, it was bizarre.
  • Antoine’s mother. WAY over the top.
  • Antoine’s reluctance to get together with Kristen went on for WAY too long.

The story was told my favorite way, first person, alternating POV. But I felt like the story was kind of lacking. There was a scandal that ended up causing problems for Kristen that really made no sense. She wasn’t a celebrity so the way it was portrayed wasn’t really believable.

That being said, I really did like Kristen. I thought she was a little OTT a few times, but when you know you’ve met the “one” and you have to convince him, you do what you have to do. She was kind and loyal – really liked her. Once Antoine got over himself, he was likable.

Decent read.

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Release Blitz & Review ~ From Ice to Flames by A.R. Hargrove

Title: From Ice to Flames
Series: The West Brothers Series #2
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 12, 2018
Blurb
One Rule: No More Men.
Two years ago I walked away from a marriage I
thought would last forever and all I got from it was Dick … 
and I don’t mean the one between my stupid ex’s legs. 
I’m talking about the one hundred fifty pound
furry dog said ex dropped off at my doorstep.
But I’d take Dick
over any man, any day. 
So why did I resemble my dog, panting and drooling, whenever I ran into Hudson West, my sexy
new neighbor?
True, the gorgeous
veterinarian was hotter than sin.
And my new roommate
only made it impossible for me to avoid conversation with a man I didn’t need.
Until tragedy struck and some jerk decided to run Dick down.
It was hotter than sin Hudson who came to his rescue. 
Then it became impossible to ignore him. 
It was only supposed to be a fling, a quickie, a
one and done.
We both had reasons
to keep it that way … my one rule and his five-year-old son.
Except things didn’t quite work out that way.
One turned into two, then three, annnnd you get
the picture.
Before we knew it, he gave me a lot more than
puppies and fairy tales.
And that stupid rule?
I should’ve stuck to it because now more
than my heart was at risk.

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One day, on
her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M.
Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something
soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming
of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented
herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.



Reader, Writer, #WalterThePuppy Owner, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream
Worshipper, Vodka Aficionado, Coffee Drinker, she believes coffee and ice cream
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4 out of 5 stars

I am such a sucker for a single dad. It’s one of my favorite tropes for some reason. I saw the synopsis of this book and signed right up. I wasn’t disappointed.

Milly recently moved to New York from Atlanta after a divorce left her devastated. She meets her new neighbor, Hudson, after she spills the contents of her purse all over the floor. Hudson helps her clean up.  Shortly after moving to New York (in an apartment), her ex husband stops by with their 150 pound mastiff and informs Milly he’s moving to London and can’t take the dog with him. The dog, named Dick, makes Milly’s life more interesting – and difficult.

Her neighbor, Hudson, is a vet and has three dogs of his own – and a 5 year old named Wiley, who is the cutest little boy. He can’t pronounce his l’s and it’s so freaking cute. Wiley was the best part of the book, hands down. He kept calling Dick “Big Dick”, causing Hudson and Milly to have to explain what it meant every time and it was hilarious.

I have a few complaints. The book was about 75 pages too long. I also wanted to throat punch both Milly and Hudson in the last 25% of the book. They both acted incredibly stupid and immaturely, but it all worked out in the end.

I loved the side characters – especially Hudson’s family. His mom, dad and sister-in-law and brother were great. But Wiley – I can’t tell you how much I loved him. He made the entire book.

Overall, this was a good read and I would recommend it.

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Release Blitz ~ Holding Hailey by Kat Mizera

Holding Hailey by Kat Mizera is AVAILABLE NOW!
hockey romance + surprise baby!
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Going for gold cost world-class hockey athlete Hailey Dobson everything. She may have walked away with the medal, but everything else in her life is a disaster. She has no job, no place to live, limited savings and six long months until the check comes with the money for law school. The only bright spot is her long-distance relationship with a professional hockey star.
Kane “Hattrick” Hatcher got his nickname because scoring three goals in a single game was his thing. But when he gets traded to a new team in Alaska, he has three new obstacles to overcome: His game is off, the coach is riding his ass and the girl he’s crazy about lives on the other side of the continent.
When an unexpected opportunity brings them back together for the summer, they find that the consequences of their actions may leave them playing co-captains for life. Neither Kane nor Hailey are prepared for this game changer. With everything on the line, can two over-achievers overcome adversity off the ice?
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Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.
Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.
Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.
As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…
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Holding Hailey by Kat Mizera is AVAILABLE NOW!
hockey romance + surprise baby!

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Going for gold cost world-class hockey athlete Hailey Dobson everything. She may have walked away with the medal, but everything else in her life is a disaster. She has no job, no place to live, limited savings and six long months until the check comes with the money for law school. The only bright spot is her long-distance relationship with a professional hockey star.

Kane “Hattrick” Hatcher got his nickname because scoring three goals in a single game was his thing. But when he gets traded to a new team in Alaska, he has three new obstacles to overcome: His game is off, the coach is riding his ass and the girl he’s crazy about lives on the other side of the continent.

When an unexpected opportunity brings them back together for the summer, they find that the consequences of their actions may leave them playing co-captains for life. Neither Kane nor Hailey are prepared for this game changer. With everything on the line, can two over-achievers overcome adversity off the ice?

ADD TO YOUR TBR ➣ http://bit.ly/2uLAfd7

About the Author:
Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.
Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.
Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.
As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

Connect with Kat:
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Release Blitz & Review ~ Just Exes by Charity Ferrell

Title: Just Exes
Series: Blue Beech #3
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: August 30, 2018
Blurb
Lauren
Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good
time. 
Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating. 
The handcuffs close around my fists at the same time he promises to
hate me until he takes his last breath.
I can’t blame him. He pleaded for me not to walk away.  He doesn’t know leaving him broke my heart as much as it did his. 
It wasn’t for me. Rather, it was for someone else. 
Gage
I skipped town after Hurricane Lauren obliterated my heart. 
Coming home was a hard choice to make. Arresting her isn’t. 
She has no idea of the demons I carry with me now. No idea that I’m a new man.
Two women ruined me. 
One I gave my heart to. 
The other punished me for it.
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Author Bio
Charity Ferrell resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew
up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her
hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people
finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.
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4 1/2 out of 5 stars

First things first – this cover. I hate this cover. This is NOT an accurate representation of what Gage looks like – there is NO WAY Gage is this skinny. Sorry, terrible cover. I digress…..

What sounded like a fun second chance romance was so much more. This was a really intense, gripping story of healing.

Gage Perry met the love of his life in high school. Lauren Barnes was his entire world, and she broke up with him with no good explanation, breaking his heart and causing him to move thousands of miles from Iowa to Chicago (the author wrote this and I laughed for a good 5 minutes – I live in Chicago and the furthest point in Iowa is hundreds of miles away).  Lauren never found love like she had with Gage again.

Fast forward 10 years – Gage moves back home to Iowa from Chicago, as his father is in bad health. He’s a police officer, and he’s called into a fire believed to be arson – and the suspect – Lauren. He arrests her, while whispering in her ear that he will hate her forever. It’s obvious right away that neither of them hate each other – in fact, they are still very much in love with each other.

Gage is an incredibly broken man. His story from Chicago is heartbreaking.  Lauren’s reason f or leaving Gage was not at all what I was expecting. I was a little shocked by it, in a good way.

Gage’s friends were hilarious. They HATED Lauren for hurting Gage and causing him to move away. His friend Kyle, in particular, was great. He called Lauren Satan.

The story moved at a great pace, and to be honest, I couldn’t stop thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it.  Despite their pain, it was clear they loved one. I loved how Lauren stepped up for Gage in his time of need.

I can’t and won’t give too much away, but this book is really good and I would recommend it. It’s a little more romantic suspense but full of rich characters you’ll be pulling for.

My first book by this author, and it will not be my last.

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Release Blitz & Review ~ Irish by Giulia Lagomarsino

Title: Irish
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary/Security Romance
Published: August 18, 2018

Irish is flat out fun to read, keeping me laughing along with swooning from start to finish!” ~ The Red Hatter Book Blog

Holy. Freaking. Amazing… The writing style of this book was amazing. I could not believe how sucked into the book I got.” ~Seraphim Book Reviews

HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN! This book was one of my top 5 books all year!” ~ Goodreads Review (Kelsee)

Derek “Irish” Cortell. Badass close protection agent. Sexy, panty-melting smile. Superhero? There’s something strange about the men at Reed Security. When socially awkward Claire Grant works up the nerve to talk to Derek in the grocery store, it opens up a whole new world for her in which her fantasies are becoming reality. Yes, she’s a librarian. Yes, it’s quite possible she’s immersed herself in too many books, but her eyes couldn’t possibly be deceiving her. Could they? Though Claire and Derek seem to have your typical romance, there is nothing typical about Derek or the people he works with, and soon Claire will find out just how super Derek really is.
   “Not a chance in hell. I happen to like my hands wrapped around your juicy ass.”
She reared back and looked at me in horror. “You think my ass is juicy?”
   “Uh, you’ve seen it, right? It’s big and perfect for me to grab onto.”
She struggled to get down and then pushed me away and stalked out of the water. “I can’t believe you just said my ass was big,” she yelled over her shoulder.
   I stood there a minute trying to figure out what the hell I said that was so wrong. She had the most gorgeous ass I’d ever seen. Didn’t all girls want a big ass like that Kardashian woman? I ran after her and gripped onto her arm, swinging her around to see me.
   “I like that your ass is big.”
   She burst into tears and I stood there with wide eyes, wondering what I was supposed to do. There was a reason I didn’t date women. I didn’t know what the hell to say to them on the best of days. Sex was easy. Please them and they’ll be screaming your name the whole night. This…this was totally foreign to me.
   “Having a big ass is a good thing. Men like to know they have something to grab onto. Besides, we want to know that you’re sturdy enough that we won’t break you when we fuck you.”
   She looked up at me through her tears and cried even harder. “So, now I’m sturdy? Like a tree? Next thing, you’re going to tell me I have big thighs.”
   “Big? No, definitely not big. They’re thick and muscular.”
   “Thick?” She spun away from me and ran for the beach blanket, grabbing her stuff and throwing it in her bag.
   “I like that you’re not a stick,” I said, trying to fix this before I totally fucked up the rest of our day. “If I wanted a model, I would go find one. But those women are all beauty and no brains.”

 

   She sniffed and wiped at her face. “Well, I’m glad to know that I’m thick like a tree, I have a big ass, and apparently I don’t have beauty, but I have brains.”
  
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

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3 1/2 stars

This book kind of struck me as romantic suspense, so imagine my surprise when I caught myself laughing quite a bit throughout this book.

Claire – oh Claire. She’s such a dork. But the cutest dork. She’s socially awkward, spews word vomit when in social situations. So imagine her surprise when she’s at the grocery store and sees the most beautiful man she’s ever laid eyes on.

Derek works for Reed Security – a security firm – and knows that Claire is checking him out. He’s eating it up. She finally works up the courage to talk to him, and ends up choking on a grape, and he ends up saving her. She then leaves the grocery store and nearly gets hits by a car, and is saved again, but this time, she thinks she is saved by Superman.

Turns out is was Derek. Derek asks her out on a date – which is destroys with his social awkwardness (they are both a little socially awkward, and it’s adorable). He then has to grovel to Claire. Claire is dealing with her own issues – her father has dementia, she’s running their family farm on her own and she’s also the town librarian.  She loves to read – so much so, she gets completely lost in her books, and her imagination runs totally wild. I actually loved this about Claire – I’ve been there. It is totally realistic.

This was the fifth book in a series, and I haven’t read the first four. The only issue is there are nicknames for each of the guys, and it was seriously hard to keep up with those. I loved the other guys, and man, did I love Derek. He was so adorkable, yet totally masculine. He instantly became protective of Claire – who was also adorkable. These two together were great. They offset each other perfectly.

I didn’t read the first five books in the series, but I absolutely want to read Hunter’s book,which I believe would be next.

There was drama, comedy and romance wrapped into one book. I loved both of these main characters and would recommend this book.

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