Thursday, February 29, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Never Fall for the Bride's Father by Julia Kent



TITLE: Never Fall for the Bride's Father
SERIES: Whatever It Takes, Maine #2
AUTHOR: Julia Kent
GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
TROPES: Age Gap/Single Dad/Enemies to Lovers
RELEASE DATE: February 29, 2024


BLURB.

Power outages. Runaway brides. Collapsed wedding cakes. Tainted caviar. Handsy grooms.
And the always classic: jealous MILs who wear white.
No wedding catastrophe can faze Katie Gallagher, because when you plan for the worst, you deliver the best.
The best wedding ever.
Her company, Wedding Protectors, Inc., promises happily ever afters. Guaranteed. Whatever it takes.
But always-prepared Katie? She’s steering clear of her own HEA. Years of dating older, wealthy, alpha businessmen who treat her like an ornament has left a bad taste in her mouth.
And some bruises on her ego.
Love is her job. Not her destiny.
So when she falls for silver fox and self-made millionaire Patrick Cooper, she breaks a rule so taboo, it doesn’t technically exist:
Never fall for the bride’s father.
Enter Patrick, a widowed art dealer with salt-and-pepper charm. He can't resist trying to share an Uber with the captivating, enticingly stubborn blonde. Their encounter? Classic enemies-to-lovers. Sparks fly, but not the good kind... at first.
Starting off on the wrong foot left a terrible impression, but when a series of coincidences pushes them together, the more time they spend with each other, the more the lines blur.
Chance favors the risk-takers, so when he takes a leap of faith and gets a passionate kiss that rocks his world, Katie opens closed doors in his heart.
Can he really have a new soulmate —
Or is this just a May-December fling?

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Killing Booth by Lani Lynn Vale



TITLE: Killing Booth
SERIES: Welcome to the Circus
AUTHOR: Lani Lynn Vale
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
TROPES: Enemies to Lovers/Sports Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2024


BLURB.

Every single thing you want is going to require you to be uncomfortable.

Those words had been shared with her by the one man she didn’t think she could take a chance on. She just didn’t know that he was right, or that he was going to be the one making her uncomfortable.

Nash Wilder Christopherson was the world’s golden boy.

For fifteen years, she watched Nash race from the safety of her phone. Every single race, PR event, ESPN interview—she was there for it. He was the one thing that kept her sane while having to live the life her father forced her to.

That was all he’d ever be to her, though. A face on the other side of the screen.

Until he showed up at her apartment complex, carried her sister down hundreds and hundreds of stairs during a fire, and changed her opinion of him.

Nash Christopherson was Mean. With a capital M. And he couldn’t stand her.

***

He thought he had everything under control. Then he met her.

Nash knew from the moment he saw Zip waiting in her apartment, looking panicked, that she was going to damage him. She was going to pull him in, chew him up, and spit him out.

What he didn’t know was just how much damage he could take.

Nearly a year passed as he tried and failed to stay away.

A full year of her smiles, her playful jabs, her teasing, her eyes on him.

Then he got news that changed his life, and she finally took matters into her own hands, forcing herself into his life and pretty much giving him everything he ever wanted.

Everything was great, until it wasn’t. Life smacked him hard, and when the dust settled, she was gone. The only sign that she was ever there was the cracked and bleeding heart, half beating inside his chest, that yearned to hold her one more time.

[Release Blitz + Review] Free Fire Zone by Giulia Lagomarsino


TITLE: Free-Fire Zone: An OPS Protector Romance
SERIES: Owens Protective Services Book 17
AUTHOR: Giulia Lagomarsino
GENRE: Romantic Suspense/Protector Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2024

COVER DESIGN: T.E. Black Designs
PHOTOGRAPHER: Reggie Deanching
COVER MODEL: Scott Holliday







She’s amazing.

I know that sounds cliche, but it’s one hundred percent true.

She’s so funny and smart and beautiful and…amazing.

I have it so bad for her, and I thought for a moment she liked me too.

Then I realized what I thought was a sign of her liking me was actually a sign she was sliding me into the dreaded friend zone.

I fu@king hate the friend zone.

I was so close to winning her over, and then that roughneck came along, pushing me even further into the zone.

Just like a mechanic, he has qualities I could never possess—like working with a wrench. I could hold a wrench for a photograph and no woman would drool over me.

Alas, that’s the life of a protection agent. Sure, I have rippling muscles and can kill a guy with my bare hands, but I could never compete with this illusion women have about greasy men.

And to make matters worse, I said she could stay with me.

That’s right. I am officially the stupidest man ever.

I’ve doomed myself to a life of fantasies that will never be fulfilled, all because I can’t stop picturing that beautiful, thick hair cascading over her shoulders like a waterfall.

Like I said…

I have it bad, and there’s no way out for me.

[Release Blitz + Review] The Pucking Wrong Date by C.R. Jane


THE PUCKING WRONG DATE
BY CR JANE

Release date: February 23rd   
Genre/Tropes: Hockey romance / dark romance / stalker

Get ready to be swept off your feet with The Pucking Wrong Date by C.R. Jane!

Walker Davis may be a superstar goalie, but behind his charming facade lies a darker obsession. When he crosses paths with our pariah protagonist, sparks fly in this gripping hockey romance with a twist of dark intrigue.

Join them on a rollercoaster ride of passion, danger, and obsession as they navigate the blurred lines between love and obsession. Will a wrong date lead to a happily ever after, or will it spiral into something darker?

Don't miss this standalone hockey romance from USA Today and International Bestselling Author C.R. Jane.



BLURB.

Walker Davis is going to ruin me...but for once, it might be worth it.

I'm a pariah, an outcast, and my life is not my own.

I went to that hockey game hoping for an escape and found one in him.

They call Walker Davis "Disney" for a reason, because the superstar goalie is the "Prince Charming" of every girl's dreams.

He told me he understood I just wanted one perfect night...

But now he's everywhere I go.

He seems to know everything about me.

He keeps saying I'm the one.

And he's trying to change my last name.

He's crazy... A wrong date can never be a happily ever after though...right?

*Note: Walker Davis is a morally grey antihero who is obsessed with his girl and will do anything to keep her. This is a darker hockey romance.

The Pucking Wrong Date is a hockey romance standalone from USA Today and International Bestselling Author C.R. Jane.

♡♡♡

Grab your copy now and prepare to be captivated until the final buzzer!

Add to your TBR.




MY REVIEW.

5 Stars from Brianna!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

C.R. Jane is back with a brand new book in her suuuuuuper addicting Pucking Wrong series and finally, we're getting our hands on Walker aka Disney's story. And holy wow. He did not disappoint for a single moment of his journey and oh my gahhh. 

Just wait until you truly meet he and his obsession, Olivia in The Pucking Wrong Date. Their journey was everything in all the ways and so dang emotional. Whew wee. What a ride this was that I didn't want to end and our boy Disney? SWOOOOOON.

No secrets and no spoilers but fans of this series, this is an absolute must. read.

I'm freaking obsessed with this series y'all and I cannot export for the next. I've already done a three re-reads, and I can feel another coming on soon. 

I can't recommend this author and series enough y'all.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

CR JANE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, fantasy, and whatever else she wants to write. Her stories are designed to make you cry, make you scream...and eventually make you swoon. Welcome to CR’s world, where heartbreak and happy endings rule.

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR.

Monday, February 26, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Meant for Stone by Natasha Madison


๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ NEW RELEASE๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
We are excited to celebrate MEANT FOR STONE by Natasha Madison is LIVE!!


ABOUT THE BOOK.

From Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a brand new sports romance.
A spin-off from the Hollywood Playboy & This Is Crazy.

Ryleigh
Growing up in Hollywood, I was surrounded by liars and phonies.
So when I got my law degree, I knew I wanted to work as a district attorney.
Busy days turned to long nights—I was on my way up the ladder.
Then he happened.
Bullied his way into my life as if there was no choice.
Suddenly everything I thought I wanted wasn’t as important.

Stone
I had one thing on my mind and that was never going to change: The game.
The only goal I had was beating the records set by my family.
I didn’t have time for anything else.
Until she walked in the room.
The earth shifted, just like the stories said it would.
I said it wouldn’t happen—not to me.
I didn’t have the time, but now she was the only thing on my mind.
I knew it was her.
Now I had to convince her.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Falling for Mr. Bad by Melissa Foster



Falling for Mr. Bad by Melissa Foster is now live!!



ABOUT THE BOOK.

She’s a badass musician with no patience for overinflated egos. He’s a billionaire tasked with wrangling her into submission. Going head-to-head has never been so much fun. Especially since neither one is afraid to play dirty.

Sable Montgomery loves her single, do-as-she-pleases small-town life. She sees family often, spends her days working in her auto shop and many evenings playing at a local pub with her band, Surge. She has no desire to settle down or let any man tell her what to do. When Surge is offered what most people would consider the chance of a lifetime to tour with and open for Bad Intentions, the hottest rock band of the decade, her bandmates are all in, but she's determined to walk away. Sable has no patience for glitz, glamour, or overinflated egos, and that includes the infuriatingly hot billionaire sent to wrangle her into submission.
 
Taking over as manager for his brother's band wasn't on business mogul Kane Bad's agenda last year, much less negotiating with the stubborn and beautiful lead singer for Surge, but there's nothing he won't do for family. Including trying to stifle his desire for Sable. He needs to convince her to accept the contract, but he'd rather wrangle the sexy, headstrong, boot-wearing, tough-talking musician into his bed.
 
Loyalties are tested, lies are told, and greedy pleasures are satisfied. Are they just a chorus between chaotic verses, or will falling for Mr. Bad be Sable's greatest love song?

Saturday, February 17, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Back Against the Wall by Marie James


TITLE: Back Against the Wall
SERIES: Lindell Series #1
AUTHOR: Marie James
RELEASE: February 15, 2024
GENRE/TROPES: single dad, nanny/boss, a second chance at love, enemies to lovers, hockey star, small-town romance, steamy/spicy

COVER DESIGNER: Qamber Designs
COVER MODELS: Michael Scanlon and Josie Fox



A small town, single dad, enemies to lovers romance.

Crawling back to this small town was never in hockey star Chase Woodson’s plans.
From hitting hockey pucks in front of thousands to selling urinal pucks at his father’s hardware store, coming back home is his worst nightmare.
But being a (newly) single dad of twin boys means making sacrifices. His boys need stability and his dad needs his help in the store.
Now he needs her.
Except, Chase has been the bane of Madison Kelly’s existence since high school.
She just so happens to be the only available nanny in town.
Besides, high school was ten years ago.
People don’t hold grudges that long, right?

Friday, February 16, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Come Here and Kiss Me by Willow Winters & M. Robinson


 ๐Ÿฅณ Come and Kiss Me by Willow Winters & M. Robinson is live!!


BLURB.

Expensive.
Powerful.
And entirely fucked up.

That sums up the pretentious - but elite - circle I grew up in. As much as I hate it, this life has its perks.

If I want it, it’s mine.
It’s as simple as that.

Until she showed up; she’s a tempting little vixen I’m not allowed to have.

One intense night changed it all between us, threatening to shatter everything we know.

She came up with a lie.
I came up with a cover.

Because the truth is…
I can’t keep my hands off her and one night would never be enough.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Back Against the Wall by Marie James



TITLE: Back Against the Wall
Series: Lindell #1
AUTHOR: Marie James
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
TROPES: Small Town/Single Dad/Enemies to Lovers
RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2024


BLURB.

A small town, single dad, enemies to lovers romance.

Crawling back to this small town was never in hockey star Chase Woodson’s plans.
From hitting hockey pucks in front of thousands to selling urinal pucks at his father’s hardware store, coming back home is his worst nightmare.
But being a (newly) single dad of twin boys means making sacrifices. His boys need stability and his dad needs his help in the store.
Now he needs her.
Except, Chase has been the bane of Madison Kelly’s existence since high school.
She just so happens to be the only available nanny in town.
Besides, high school was ten years ago.
People don’t hold grudges that long, right?

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Bombshell by Abbi Glines


๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ️NOW AVAILABLE๐Ÿ️ ๐Ÿ–ค
๐๐จ๐ฆ๐›๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines is LIVE!!

This is a steamy, best friend’s brother, MC Romance set in the Judgement Series.  

"๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜บ, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ." - ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ด

WHAT TO EXPECT.
๐Ÿ️MC Romance
๐Ÿ️Childhood Crush
๐Ÿ️Best Friend’s Brother
๐Ÿ️Bad Boy/Good Girl
๐Ÿ️He falls hard and fast
๐Ÿ️A Touch of Suspense
๐Ÿ️All. The. Heat.



BLURB.

Momma always told me that my sins would find me. I just didn’t think it would happen in a biker bar with my first crush bursting through the doors with his gun pointed at me. Well, not technically at me, but at my boyfriend- also known as my current sin. He was the thing I hoped the good Lord didn’t tell momma about in one of her dreams. Guess it didn’t matter anyway. I was caught and in a bigger mess than I could have imagined.

Micah Abe hadn’t laid eyes on Dolly Dixon, his younger sister’s best friend, in years, but her eyes were the kind you didn’t forget. Even if she’d grown into a woman with a body made for sin, he had recognized that unique shade of amber the moment she had locked her gaze on him. Damn shame he wouldn’t get a taste of her. His sister would cut off his favorite body part if he even considered it. Besides, he was over clingy women, and the way Dolly was holding on to his enemy like she wanted to wrap her legs around him meant she was the needy type.

Problem was he had to save her from herself. Clearly, Dolly was still clueless about life. That much hadn’t changed about her. He’d come here to get back what had been taken from him five years ago, but it looked like he’d be saving Snow White in the process.

Monday, February 12, 2024

[Review Tour] Muerte by Natalie Bennett


TITLE: Muerte

SERIES: Stygian Isles Book 1
AUTHOR: Natalie Bennett
GENRE: Dark/Taboo Romantic Horror
RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2024



Devil's Mistress.
Evil's whore.

Kidnapped. Abducted.

I’ve been taken away to a private island that’s home to the rich and elite.

Something sinister and perverse lurks just beneath the opulence.

It watches every breath I take and notes each move I make, ensuring that the purpose in which I’m here is never forgotten.

There’s a hierarchy amongst the natives and I am now the exclusive possession of ‘Diabolus’, a gorgeous man that is esteemed as the devil.

His wishes are simple to understand, but obediently giving in to his demands goes against every ounce of human decency and morality I possess.

As we spiral down a path of depravity that leads to the darkest depths of hell, I must decide how I want this to end.

Captor and captive.
Life or death.

Do I become what he needs, or do I risk it all just to die by his hand?

Author Note:
Stygian Isles is a romantic horror series that contains various dark themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. A CW can be found on the author's website as well as the author's note inside. Each book following the main duology is a standalone with a different couple.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Sweet Southern Memories by C.A. Harms


TITLE: Sweet Southern Memories
SERIES: Magnolia Grove
AUTHOR: C.A. Harms
RELEASE DATE: February 8, 2024
TROPES: Second Chance, Small Town Romance, Single Mom, Hot Doctor, Friends to Lovers, Angst
COVER DESIGN: Sarah Paige








Zoey
Life doesn’t always go according to plan, a lesson I learned the hard way during my divorce. My first love returns home just in time to watch me pick up the pieces, and the moment I lay eyes on him every memory rushes back.

Jayson Lincoln, the man who still makes my heart beat fast, after all these years. But he's Doctor Lincoln now and I'm a far cry from the carefree girl he left behind.

I’m learning to navigate life as a single mother of twin girls and he’s reluctantly home to take over the family practice. We may be back in the same small town, but we’re still worlds apart.

Jayson
It’s always been her. No one could ever measure up to Zoey Harding.

And I’ll always regret walking away from her and our hometown, for the big city to chase my dreams.

The longer I’m back, the more the echoes of our past whisper what could have been. But it’s not just about us, and her daughters steal my heart and mend what’s been broken for far too long.

Zoey’s afraid to trust me, but I’m determined to heal the fractures of her heart and prove that this time I’m not going anywhere.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Evading the Enforcer by Jacob Chance



TITLE: Evading the Enforcer
SERIES: Charleston Coyotes #5
AUTHOR: Jacob Chance
GENRE: Contemporary Hockey Romance
TROPES: Enemies to Lovers/Fake Engagement
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2024


BLURB.

My peaceful existence gets body-checked when a brooding, grumpy hockey player moves in next door…

The first time I meet Niall O’Rourke, he greets me, wearing little more than a scowl and a demeanor colder than the ice he skates on. My deeply ingrained Southern manners force me to give him the benefit of the doubt, but every interaction we share convinces me he’s a grade-A jerk.

I do my best to avoid him, that is, until he makes a proposition too good to refuse: I pretend to be his fiancรฉe, and in return, he’ll appear on my local television show, which could give Bigfoot’s Hairy Tale the ratings bump needed for national syndication.

Despite our personalities clashing like hockey sticks, I discover beneath his brawny exterior is a man burdened by a complex past and a wounded heart.

But I’m not interested in “fixing” him. I’ve been down that road before, and it never ends well. If only Niall weren’t so hellbent on using his lips to convince me otherwise.

It’s going to take everything in me to evade the enforcer.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

[Release Blitz + Review] Turn of the Tides by Jessica Prince


TITLE: Turn of the Tides
AUTHOR: Jessica Prince
SERIES: Whitecap
GENRE/TROPES: Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance




When Beau Wade left his small hometown of Whitecap, Oregon, he swore to himself he’d never go back. But when his NFL career goes up in smoke, that’s exactly what he finds himself doing.

Not much has changed in the ten years he’s been gone. Gossip still spreads through town like wildfire, Dropped Anchor is still the local’s favorite bar, and the woman he’s been secretly in love with most of his life still hates his guts.

Presley Fields is even more beautiful than he remembered. Her smile has the power to light up a room and that bubbly personality of hers is still as strong as ever. For everyone but Beau, anyway, and that’s the least he deserves for making her high school years a nightmare.

He isn’t the same stupid kid he was back then, and after watching her slip through his fingers too many times, the tides have finally turned in his favor. It’ll take a miracle, and every ounce of charm he has, but he’s determined to win her heart. And this time, he intends to keep it.

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