Tuesday, September 21, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Craving Oblivion & Sultry Oblivion by Alexa Padgett


Craving Oblivion & Sultry Oblivion
Oblivion Series Books 2 & 3
AUTHOR: Alexa Padgett
GENRE: Contemporary New Adult Romance



CRAVING OBLIVION

Their love was like a song, full of body and the right notes…

Aya Aldringham ran away from Nash’s betrayal, but no matter how far she goes, she can’t outrun her feelings for him. The only way to survive is to shut down, erecting fences around her heart that are too tall to scale.

She puts on a mask for the world, but when trying to move on earns her an unexpected marriage proposal from a new man, Aya is left second-guessing her life choices. What does she really want, and how much longer can she deny who she desires?

Nash never recovered from the last night he spent with Aya, and the way she ghosted him proves everything he believes about love and how badly it sucks.

Drugs and alcohol numb the gaping, Aya-shaped hole in his heart, when playing to sold-out crowds no longer fills the void. Fame ripped her from his arms, but is he desperate enough to put his faith in an old enemy for a second chance? Because no matter how hard he tries to deny it…

While crowds might clamor for just one touch, one look…

He only wants hers.

CRAVING OBLIVION is book 2 in the angsty bestselling rockstar romance series OBLIVION. Start reading now—and fall in beat with Nash and Aya's heart-stealing romance!




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MY REVIEW.

4 Stars from Tiffany!
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Emotional Roller Coaster Ride...

For me anyway. As in I wasn't sure if I even liked this book for the first few chapters. Then I reminded myself these two were pretty young dealing with heavy emotions. This review may spoil the first book on the series.

When we left Nash and Aya things were not good. Now eleven months later, we rejoin them as they live thier lives separately. They are both desperately trying not to become somebody they hate, yet that seems to be the path they are on. Nothing but destruction ahead for these two.

As cliché as it is, with his broken heart Nash fell pretty quickly into the drinking and drugs of rock and roll life. Thinking it was way better to be numb than feel the pain from Aya this many months later. She's not any better. Aya is not happy with her father and has a sneaking suspicion he took her for his own gain. Not surprised there at all.

We start at eleven months later and keep jumping time, letting the chips fall where they may with these two. To me, it was time they needed to grow up and finally be able to discuss what happened with Lindsey in high school. The are constantly fawning over each other, however never really getting out what needs to be said. They are still two very different young people who are still very much in love.

The book is well written with lots o back and forth, which got a little tiring at times. They needed to, pardon my French, S or get off of the pot already because I started to zone out. The beginning was good, lackluster middle and then Alexa Padgett picked it up towards the end. Of course this isn't the end for these two, but a much better end than the first time around.

🧡💙🧡💙🧡💙



SULTRY OBLIVION

The boy she fell for was her superstar. Now, he's a rock legend.

Their love becomes a media circus.

Aya and Nash are amazing together, but the rest of the world isn't so happy with their relationship. The paparazzi hound them. Bloggers and fans tear the couple down. Even Nash's bandmates are sharpening their claws.

Every stolen moment together is a fight. Against jealousy. Against Aya's fear of the limelight. Against the world. Worse, her history with his fame threatens Nash's hard-won and tentative grasp on trust.

Their passion burns brighter than the strongest flame, but can it survive its time in the public eye?

SULTRY OBLIVION is book 3 in the angsty bestselling rockstar romance series OBLIVION. Start reading now—and fall in beat with Nash and Aya's heart-stealing romance!




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MY REVIEW.

4 Stars from Tiffany!
⭐⭐⭐⭐

More and More Drama

Boy oh boy is Alexa Padgett taking Nash and Aya on the drama ride of thier young lives. Not sure if these two will ever figure things out. This review may contain spoilers for book two.

"I wish we'd been older, more mature, better and expressing ourselves. That I'd given you the opportunity to explain, that I hadn't hurt you that day."

There it is, the crux of this young, volatile relationship. These two have been through hell and back and really have zero ways to communicate it. He likes to numb and she likes to run. There is something that keeps them together, if only they could move on from the past.

"That we had less dysfunctional childhoods. Less grief and loss and crazy backstabbing."

At first I felt Nash was the problem, however this time around I see clearly that it is both of them and honestly, they would be better apart. However, they insist on seeing this thing through, so we are along for the bumpy ride that is thier love story.

"I'd committed to him on one level, but not with my trust."

The Lindsey thing hangs heavy in Aya's mind, something she thinks about and brings up often. No matter how many times she hears that it wasn't Nash's fault, the anger and humiliation are still there. Something she's trying her best to work through.

"We had to firm our foundation, to grow so strong together that pettiness and lies wouldn't matter."

Preach it sister! The book is well written and pretty much about the above, these two kids learning to trust and move forward. Too bad there is yet another wrench thrown in thier plans. As the third book in the series, Sultry Oblivion offers up much more detail and again, we are left with some unfinished business.

🧡💙🧡💙🧡💙





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AUTHOR BIO.

USA Today Bestseller ALEXA PADGETT's books have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Publishers Weekly.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all--at least for a while. And she does in her books.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.


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[Release Blitz + Review] Kiss and Don't Tell by Meghan Quinn


💋 KISS AND DON’T TELL by Meghan Quinn is AVAILABLE NOW!!!



BLURB.

Five hockey players, a cabin in the woods . . . and little old me, Winnie Berlin.
 
Sounds like the start of a fantasy, right? But it's not. It's my reality.
 
It all started when I got lost in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. A wicked thunderstorm sent my car mud sliding into a ditch and for a girl whose survival skills involve finding the nearest Starbucks, I was in deep trouble.
 
Forced to abandon my car in search of help, I stumbled upon a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Soaking wet, irritated, and in desperate need of a hot shower, I knocked on the door for help only to be greeted by five boisterous, burly, and insanely attractive men.
 
Not just men.
 
Professional hockey players.
 
I hit the motherload of fantasies, right? Wrong.
 
Because as it turns out, one of them is my ex-boyfriend's half-brother. And when I end up crashing in their spare bedroom for the night, things take a very unexpected turn.
 
I'm not sure any amount of survival skills can protect my heart from Vancouver Agitators star goalie, Pacey Lawes. But as long as we kiss and don’t tell, maybe everything will be okay . . .

[Release Blitz] When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting


“Helena Hunting is quickly making her way as one of the top voices in romance” --RT Reviews
 
WHEN SPARKS FLY, an all-new emotional and hilarious friends-to-lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is AVAILABLE NOW!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

Charming, hilarious, and emotional...When Sparks Fly is Helena Hunting at her very best!
 
Avery Spark is living her best life. Between her friends, her sisters, and Spark House, the event hotel her family owns, she doesn’t have much time for anything else, especially relationships. She’d rather hang out with her best friend and roommate, Declan McCormick, than deal with the dating scene. But everything changes when she is in a car accident and needs someone to care for her as she heals.
 
Declan avoids relationships, giving him a playboy reputation that he lives up to when he puts a one-night stand ahead of a promise he made to Avery. While he may not have been the one driving the car, he feels responsible for Avery’s injuries and is determined to make it up to her by stepping into the role of caretaker.
 
Little did they know that the more time they spend in compromising positions, the attraction they’ve been refusing to acknowledge becomes impossible to ignore. When they finally give in to the spark between them, neither is prepared for the consequences. Their love is fragile and all it will take is a blow from the past to shatter it all.

Friday, September 17, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Until Jinx by Mary B. Moore



TITLE: Until Jinx
A Happily Ever Alpha World Novel
AUTHOR: Mary B. Moore
PUBLISHER: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2021


BLURB.

Jinx

She was meant to be just another appointment, but when Sienna Blake came to get her scars covered up, the story that came with it changed everything.
I should have been more aware back then, more clued in to what was going on, but I’d been so focused on finding my path in life that I’d messed up, and she’d become a victim because of it.

I’m going to make it up to Sienna and help her get her life back, this time with me in it. And it’s not just because of who hurt her. It’s because there’s something about her that I can’t stop thinking about. She’s fragile but strong. Hurt but complete. And I can’t stay away from her.

Art’s my passion, and skin’s my canvas, but The Broken Eagles are what brings it all together. At least, it was until Sienna came back into my life.

***

Sienna

I don’t go out, and I don’t speak to people—I just focus on my pottery and designs. So why I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a tattoo, I don’t know. Maybe I did it because it was him?

Covering up the past helps, but you can never erase it completely. This I know well. But that one appointment opens up my life in ways I didn’t expect, and now that we’ve met up again, Jinx is determined to give me a future I never imagined I’d have.

Unfortunately, we can’t always erase the demons chasing us, though, and it seems like she isn’t finished trying to ruin my life. But now she wants everything we’ve built together to come tumbling down.

This time, though, I’m not on my own, and I’m stronger than I was before because of him.

Until Jinx is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until July, then you’ll want to read Until Jinx.

[Release Boost + Review] Hard Fall by Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera

 


HARD FALL by Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera is AVAILABLE NOW!!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

The St. Louis Mavericks are having the best season in team history. On pace for a pro hockey record, the unexpected death of their captain and star player knocks them off course in ways they never expected.
_
 
Weston

My world was turned upside down the day Ben Whitmer died. Best friends since junior hockey, Ben was like a brother to me. My voice of reason and a grounding force on and off the ice. But as heartbroken as I am, I don’t have the luxury of grieving his loss.

Not only do I have to hold our team together, I was named guardian of the two young children Ben and his wife left behind. Well, not just me—me and his wife’s best friend, Hadley. We’ve been left with the impossible task of deciding which of us will raise the kids, but there’s no way I’m letting that uptight ball buster have them.

Lines are drawn, but they begin to blur as I find out there’s more to Hadley than I thought. A lot more.
_

Hadley

I can’t take the place of my beautiful best friend in her children’s lives. But I love them so fiercely that I’ll do whatever it takes to raise them the way their parents wanted.

Wes Kirby is an obnoxious womanizer, and I won’t let him take Ben and Lauren’s children from me. Deciding to temporarily live together in our friends’ home, we attempt to provide the kids stability while we figure out which of us is better suited to raising them.

As we learn parenthood together, my enemy Wes slowly becomes something different. Something more. And I’m left wondering not only if I’m enough for the kids, but if Wes and I are enough to last.

A brand new hockey romance standalone.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Drawing Dead by Giulia Lagomarsino



TITLE: Drawing Dead
SERIES: A Good Run of Bad Luck #1.5
AUTHOR: Giulia Lagomarsino
GENRE: Small Town Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2021








Ilikebooksbest.com - “If you have read any books by Giulia Lagomarsino, you know her characters are all zany and quite a bit crazy. That is one thing I love about her books.”

S&C’s Book Blog - “This may of been a short interlude to the next book, but I loved every second and isn't to be missed.”

Goodreads Review - “I absolutely loved this book!!!”



For the past few years, I was drawing dead. Every hand that was dealt to me couldn’t possibly give me a win. But with every step I took to move past my anger and hatred, I felt myself healing, and that was largely due to the Cortell brothers. Like it or not, they helped me when I needed it the most. Every time they let me drag them down to the station, every ticket they took from me, gave me the strength to keep going. What kind of man would I be if I didn’t return the favor?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Crossing The Line by Jessica Prince


TITLE: Crossing The Line
AUTHOR: Jessica Prince
SERIES: Whitecap #1
GENRE/TROPE: Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance; Single Mom Romance




Some lines are meant to be crossed.

Trent Montgomery knew all about loyalty and responsibility. Tracking down his friend’s long-lost sister and making sure she was safe was just another job, a favor from someone he cared about. He wasn’t supposed to get attached. But when he started to fall for the woman who had been hiding from the world, things got a lot more complicated than he ever expected.

Cheyanne Knightly knew all about living in fear. The life she’d made for her and her daughter was as stable as a house of cards. One stiff breeze could send her whole world crumbling. But when a new guy blew into her small town, stirring up Whitecap’s rumor mill, she found herself drawn to him in a way she never expected.

Lies were told. Secrets were uncovered. Lines were crossed. When the truth finally came out, Trent had to find a way to protect the woman who stole his heart while he tried to earn her trust back.

**The Whitecap series is a brand new series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**

[Blog Tour + Review] Rise by Cassandra Robbins


RISE by Cassandra Robbins is a standalone, second chance, sexy as sin tale that’s jam packed with bad decisions, first kisses and filthy forevers, and it's AVAILABLE NOW!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

I know what I want.

So when opportunity knocked, I took it. I grabbed my shot, willing to do anything to make it happen.

From the beginning, I knew I was destined to be with the six-foot-four, bourbon-eyed Rock God.

Only back in the early days he wasn’t a god.

Rhys Granger was my brother’s friend, the boy next door who wrote verses and played his guitar in our garage. He was talented. Exciting. Damaged. The kind of guy who made all the girls cry…

Except for me. I thought I was special. Turns out I’m not.

And now… I despise him.

He’s the lead singer of the Stuffed Muffins, one of the biggest bands in the world, with dark hair, full lips, and a body to die for.

Unfortunately, he’s a dick.

Not, that I care anymore. I have my own career. I’m successful in my own right. So, when offered another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I turn it down.

But the universe has other plans, and I’m forced back into the savagely glamorous world of rock ‘n’ roll. Thrust into battling his seductive smile, his dangerous kisses, and my own addictive needs.

He might be a Rock God, but he’s also a man. And I’m the woman he never saw coming.

[Release Blitz + Review] Running On Diesel by Melissa Foster


RUNNING ON DIESEL by Melissa Foster is NOW LIVE!!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

He's secretive and broody. She's untrusting and sassy. Sparks don't just fly, they ignite in this sinfully sexy story.

A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!

Desmond "Diesel" Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that's too strong to deny?

The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold...and they're not afraid to use them.

[Release Blitz + Review] A Different Way by Kathryn Shay


TITLE: A Different Way
SERIES: Sisters of Fire #5
AUTHOR: Kathryn Shay
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 14, 2021



The Sisters of Fire, a hot new firefighter series, follows the path of six women who trained together and remained friends ten years later.

When Battalion Chief Lynn Lucas’ marriage turns cold and she can no longer tolerate the inactivity of a small township firehouse, she decides to change her life. But when she meets Brady Jamison, a younger man with a secret, will she lose sight of her goals once again?

Grab a copy of all six Sisters of Fire novellas: MORE THAN ENOUGH, AT LAST, NO EASY CHOICE, EQUAL PARTNERS, A DIFFERENT WAY and TO TRUST AGAIN.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Hard Fall by Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera


HARD FALL by Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera is AVAILABLE NOW!!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

The St. Louis Mavericks are having the best season in team history. On pace for a pro hockey record, the unexpected death of their captain and star player knocks them off course in ways they never expected.
_
 
Weston

My world was turned upside down the day Ben Whitmer died. Best friends since junior hockey, Ben was like a brother to me. My voice of reason and a grounding force on and off the ice. But as heartbroken as I am, I don’t have the luxury of grieving his loss.

Not only do I have to hold our team together, I was named guardian of the two young children Ben and his wife left behind. Well, not just me—me and his wife’s best friend, Hadley. We’ve been left with the impossible task of deciding which of us will raise the kids, but there’s no way I’m letting that uptight ball buster have them.

Lines are drawn, but they begin to blur as I find out there’s more to Hadley than I thought. A lot more.
_

Hadley

I can’t take the place of my beautiful best friend in her children’s lives. But I love them so fiercely that I’ll do whatever it takes to raise them the way their parents wanted.

Wes Kirby is an obnoxious womanizer, and I won’t let him take Ben and Lauren’s children from me. Deciding to temporarily live together in our friends’ home, we attempt to provide the kids stability while we figure out which of us is better suited to raising them.

As we learn parenthood together, my enemy Wes slowly becomes something different. Something more. And I’m left wondering not only if I’m enough for the kids, but if Wes and I are enough to last.

A brand new hockey romance standalone.

[Blog Tour + Review] Keeping You by Lena Hendrix


I never should have slept with Colin McCoy
 
KEEPING YOU, an all-new laugh-out loud small-town romance from Lena Hendrix is AVAILABLE NOW!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

When I moved to my sister’s small town, I was looking for a fresh start—no more shallow relationships, no snotty fake friends, and definitely no charming, dirty-talking musicians. 
 
We had a fun, red-hot night together and we agreed that hooking up was a mistake, a one-time thing. But when my dream bakery location happens to be right next door to his bar, every day I’m forced to see that chiseled jawline and remember the feel of his incredible body on mine. 
 
No. I’m starting over. I have rules. No more bad habits, definitely no falling in love. No matter how hard he tries, hooking up with him again would prove I’m the flake everyone expects me to be. 
 
But here I am, stuck between wanting to make something of my life and wanting to grab him and make another delicious mistake.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

[Release Blitz + Review] Dirty Little Secret by Rachael Brownell


TITLE: Dirty Little Secret
SERIES: Lake State University Series
AUTHOR: Rachael Brownell
GENRE: College Romance/Brother's Best Friend Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2021

COVER DESIGN: Emily Wittig of Emily Wittig Designs








"5 amazing stars! If I were to write a dictionary, under the word perfect would be a picture of Finn." - Angie, NOLA504Nerds



He’s my brother’s best friend.
Which makes me off limits.
My brother made that clear to all his friends the summer I turned fourteen.
That didn’t stop me from falling in love with him. From dreaming about sharing my future with him. From wondering what it would be like to be with him.
It didn’t stop the heated looks he’d send me when no one was paying attention. Or how he always found a way to be near me, to touch me. To protect me.
For six years we were fought against the waves of desire but the current kept pushing us toward one another.
Then I had him.
We collided with hurricane force. Our connection… explosive. It felt right, being with him. With the first kiss, I gave him my heart. With the first touch, I gave him my body. When I saw the love in his eyes, I handed over my soul.
I should have known it was too good to last, though. The next morning, he was gone, and my heart shattered. I left it on his bedroom floor as I did the walk of shame.
It’s been nine months since I laid eyes on him.
Yes, I’ve been avoiding this moment. But I can do this. I can fight my attraction for one night. Even if the moment I see him again, I know that night is going to come rushing back to me, along with the days and weeks of agony that followed.
Because he still owns every piece of me.