Excerpt Reveal ~ Clean Sweep by Kate Willoughby

Clean Sweep by Kate Willoughby will be here July 23rd!!!

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When he got home from practice, Cam took a good hard look at his house, trying to see it as a stranger would. Unfortunately, Max was right. His place was hideously messy. It wasn’t that he didn’t like things clean; he did. He appreciated cleanliness. When on one of their twenty-some annual road trips, he liked how spotless everything was in the hotel. He could usually keep it that way for the one or two nights he was in the hotel room. At home it was a different story. It all boiled down to how much dirt and disorganization he could handle, and his tolerance level was pretty high. On the spectrum between Buckingham Palace and the aforementioned crack house, he landed squarely on the crack house end.

As a public figure, he had a responsibility to the team to keep up appearances and he didn’t particularly want to be that guy, the one who everyone thought of as the slob first and a hockey player second.

Even so, on the morning the maid Max ordered for him was due, Cam fought the urge to tidy up. From the moment he got out of bed, he questioned himself. Would he normally have thrown that water bottle away, or would he have left it on the counter? He was toying with the idea of making this a regular gig, but only if he didn’t have to perform the pre-visit tidying ritual that Max and Paul’s wife, Natalie, did. As much as possible, he wanted the state of his house today to be “authentic.”

The doorbell rang and his two dogs erupted in a cacophony of barking. He had an Akita/Shepherd mix, Zeus, and a tan-and-white Chihuahua, Gizmo. Gizmo could be counted on to behave, but Zeus was still a pup at heart.

Cam checked the front door video feed. His security system allowed him to use his phone to view several spots outside of the house. Holy shit. She was a looker. Mid-twenties. Hourglass figure. Long brown hair that tumbled to her shoulders. Oddly, she wore makeup that made her look like she was going to a club rather than cleaning his house. Maybe she had a date afterward. She also wore some kind of electronic device about the size of an Oreo on a cord around her neck.

Holding on to Zeus’s collar, Cam opened the door. Warily eyeing his dogs, she had a gym bag slung over her shoulder and a rolling crate of cleaning supplies. “Hi. I’m Suzette,” she said with a damned pretty smile. “I’m here to clean your house.”

“I’m Cam. This is Zeus and this little fella is Gizmo. Come on in. They’re friendly,” he said. “They just need to get used to you.”

Zeus pulled to get loose, but Cam held on. “I hope you’re prepared for a mess,” he said as his dog attempted to inhale all the olfactory atoms he possibly could.

“I’m used to messes,” Suzette said. “Is there a room where I can change?”

Change? He flicked his gaze over her—skinny jeans that clung to her superbly rounded ass, a gray T-shirt, a pair of red Converse shoes. Maybe she wanted to put on a smock or an apron or something. Zeus was now sniffing her feet, his tail wagging at a slow enough tempo that Cam risked letting him go.

“Ah, sure. There’s a bathroom right over there, on the right.”

“Thanks.” She pulled a piece of paper out of a folder in the crate and handed it to him. “If you could, I need you to sign this waiver thing before we get started.”

She left the cart of cleaning supplies in the foyer, but took her duffle with her.

Shit. Now that she was here, he felt even more embarrassed about the state of his house. Despite his earlier intent to leave his house in its raw state, he hustled to the kitchen and attempted to consolidate the dirty dishes into a pile instead of leaving them on every available square inch of counter. Damn it. Shouldn’t he get a pass just by virtue of being a single guy living alone? People knew that single guys were messy. They expected it. He’d just make sure to give her a really big tip. That should do the trick.

“Okay, let’s get started. Did you sign it?” she asked from the front hallway.

Shit. He’d forgotten. He grabbed a pen and scrawled his name on it. In his haste, he put his jersey number too, like he’d done thousands of times when signing autographs. Dumbass. He scratched out the number just as she came into the kitchen.

Wearing only lingerie.

A black lacy push-up bra, matching panties, a garter belt, thigh high stockings, and some fuck-me pumps.





About Kate

Kate is in love with the sport of hockey. And the entire Los Angeles Kings team. Having lived most of her life completely uninterested in professional sports, she is surprised at the intensity of her enthusiasm and her growing collection of Kings merchandise.
She has held a variety of jobs—podiatrist’s assistant, telemarketer, typist, gift wrapper, painter, illustrator’s assistant, paste-up artist, calligrapher, teacher, transcriptionist and barista—but her favorite by far is author. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, their two sons, and a Chihuahua named Mochi.
She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America, Los Angeles Romance Authors, and Santa Clarita Romance Writers, and winner of the 2009 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy/Paranormal Erotic Romance and the 2016 EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance.

Find Kate Online!
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Website → http://katewilloughbyauthor.com


WWW Wednesday – 7/4/18

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?

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, cell phone style! Let me apologize for any mistakes up front – doing from my cell!

What I’m Currently Reading

Clean Sweep by Kate Willoughby. This is really cute so far.

What I Recently Finished

Only finished one book the past week and it was so great!!

What I Plan to Read Next

I know I have a few ARC’s in the queue. Just don’t have access to my list right now!!

What is on your list this week?

Happy reading.

Happy 4th is July!!


Release Boost ~ Donut Collaboration

Can your sweet tooth handle it?!
13 authors. 13 separate books.
All celebrating National Donut Day!

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Sweet and delightfully decadent.

In celebration of national donut day and its yummy goodness, a bakers dozen of authors have come together to give you a sugary sweet, calorie-free treat!

13 Brand spanking, fun new stories by FG Adams, Amy Briggs, Teresa Crumpton, Tracie Douglas, Fifi Flowers, Felicia Fox, Regina Frame, Jessika Klide, Kristen Luciani, Kristen Hope Mazzola, Mayra Statham, Shantel Tessier & Winter Travers.


WWW Wednesday – 4/18/18

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

Dr. Ob by Max Monroe. Have a little time between ARC’s so I’m finally picking this one up. Loving it so far. Very funny.

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What I Recently Finished

Chaser by Kylie Scott. I enjoyed this book, third book in the Dive Bar series.


On the Line by Liz Lincoln. This book was just ok.

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What I Plan to Read Next

Have a little break between ARC’s, so I’m hitting the library! Also expecting an ARC of An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight, but there is no cover yet.  And I just requested Royally Endowed by Emma Chase so I’m hoping that one comes in soon:)

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What is on your list this week?

Happy reading.

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Fave Five Friday – Favorite Movies

Welcome to Fave Five Friday! This meme is similar to others – create your post and attach a link in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!

This weeks topic is:

Five Favorite Movies

The Godfather Part II. This is my all time favorite movie.  Seeing Vito’s backstory was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.

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My Man Godfrey. Yes, this movie came out in 1936, but it’s a classic in my family and we quote it all the time. I really love this movie.

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Clueless. I don’t know why I love this movie so much, but I do. A classic.

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Field of Dreams. This movie is beautiful movie about baseball and family. The ending gets to me every time.

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Star Wars. I have loved this movie forever. I remember seeing it in the theaters when I was six and loving every second. I still do. 40 years later.

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What are your favorite movies? Please leave your post in the comment below.

Happy weekend!

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The Good Place – TV Review

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Starring: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson
Airs on: Season 1 on Netflix; season 2 currently airing on NBC


When Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in the afterlife, she’s both relieved and surprised that she’s made it into the Good Place. But it doesn’t take long for Eleanor to realize she’s there by mistake. She hides in plain sight from the Good Place’s architect Michael and his all-knowing assistant Janet. Her seemingly perfect neighbors Tahani and Jianyu and open-hearted soul mate Chidi help her realize that it’s never too late. With the help of her new friends — and a few enemies — Eleanor becomes determined to shed her old way of life in hopes of discovering a new one in the afterlife.


My friend kept nagging me to watch this snow, and yesterday, during the great Chicago blizzard of 2018, I watched the entire first season, which is 13 episodes long.

Eleanor passes away and ends up in the Good Place – one of two places in the after life. The architect of the neighborhood, Michael (played by Ted Danson) gives her information and takes her to her tiny house, which is decorated with clowns (which she loves) and her style. The only problem – Eleanor made it to the Good Place by mistake.

While on Earth, Eleanor was a pretty horrible person. She was incredibly selfish and self-obsessed. She never took the feelings of others into consideration. She left her friends dog alone with a 20-pound bag of food to go to a Rhianna concert. She’s a terrible friend, and people who are good make her insecure.

Each person in the Good Place is matched with a “soulmate”. Eleanor’s soulmate is Chidi, a professor of Ethics who can’t make decisions to save his life. Eleanor quickly confides in Chidi that she doesn’t belong in the Good Place, and vows to become a better person, with Chidi’s help.

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Eleanor’s next door neighbor, Tahani, is a beautiful, seemingly put together British woman, whose soulmate is a Taiwanese monk who has taken an oath of silence.

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This show is adorable. I have really enjoyed Kristen Bell for a while now, but she’s great on this show. The characters are quirky and fun and there is a lot of frozen yogurt in the Good Place.

Things aren’t always what they seem though, in the Good Place, and this show is definitely not predictable.  I would recommend it highly.


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