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🔥 Handle With Care by Helena Hunting @HelenaHunting @StMartinsPress #coverreveal 🔥

Coming August 2019!!!

The next book set in Helena Hunting’s hilarious and sexy world of Shacking Up! 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250183995?tag=macsupaduinstalpa-20

Excerpt

: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.

“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.

I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.

“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.

At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.

Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”

My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”

I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”

“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.

I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”

“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.

It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.

“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.

“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.

“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”

I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”

He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.

Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.

I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helena Hunting

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

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In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais @wednesdaybooks @StMartinsPress #bookreview #aktbmbookblog

Happy hump day bibliophiles!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this lovely love story set in Paris and translated from French! Ooo La La 😍

In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais

My Thoughts

An elegant story of first love, second chances, and heartbreak!

This story was told in verse, it took a wild to get used to the style, but once I did I was completely entranced… The book was also translated from French, I can only imagine how difficult it was to translate such a stylized book, so major props to the translator! As much as I enjoyed this story, I do recognize that the style is not for everybody…. but told in verse or not this was a lovely love story set in the city of love, Paris…

This is the story of Tatiana and Eugene, who first fell in love as teenagers…. first love, the heart is a pitter pattering the butterflies are fluttering, and you can’t seem to wipe that silly grin off your face…. but as in the case of most first love Tatiana and Eugene did not last…. then years later a chance encounter and the sparks are rekindled…. but life is complicated and love is messy, even in Paris…

Such a sweet satisfying story of love and loss… both Tatiana and Eugene were likable and a little quirky…. The story really transported you to Paris, you could see the sights, hear the sounds, and smell the scents of the city… a cleverly told love story… I’m not sure I could read every book in verse, but it was nice for a little change of pace…

If you love amour and Beautiful settings this one’s for you! Recommended!

*** merci beaucoup to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A runaway bestseller in France, Clémentine Beauvais’s In Paris With You is a love story you won’t soon forget. 

Eugene and Tatiana had fallen in love that summer ten years ago. But certain events stopped them from getting to truly know each other and they separated never knowing what could have been. 

But one busy morning on the Paris metro, Eugene and Tatiana meet again, no longer the same teenagers they once were. 

What happened during that summer? Does meeting again now change everything? With their lives ahead of them, can Eugene and Tatiana find a way to be together after everything? 

Written in gorgeous verse, In Paris With You celebrates the importance of first love. Funny and sometimes bittersweet this book has universal appeal for anyone who has been in love. 

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Christmas Secrets by the Sea by Jane Lovering @janelovering @farragobooks #bookreview

Happy Monday book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review for this wonderful story full of so much emotion and hope! Many thanks to Farrago Books and Jane Lovering for reaching out and inviting me to review this book💚❤️💚

CSBTS Cover ImageSometimes you don’t get the Christmas presents you imagined…

Tansy Merriweather is down on her luck. She’s lost her business and her relationship, and instead of a glamorous London apartment, her home is now a campervan on a Dorset beach. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, a scruffy dog called Brian with a taste for sardines has adopted her as his owner.

When Tansy’s new-found friends at the cafe in the bay help her find a job as a location scout for a new TV show, things start looking up. However, she soon discovers that the show’s glamorous star, Davin O’Riordan, is as grouchy as he is handsome – and just as Brian starts forging a touching romance with Davin’s elegant whippet Seelie, Tansy begins to wonder exactly what Davin’s fans see in him.

As Christmas approaches, Tansy and Davin discover each other’s secrets, and a new bond begins to grow between them. But how will they cope with the storms headed their way – and can they save the cafe from closing?

My Thoughts

A heartwarming and heartwrenching read full of emotion and hope!

This is not a light fluffy Christmas story, this is a book full of emotion and struggle that will take you on a wonderful journey… as you all know I adore a fun festive story, but this book took hold of my heart and did not let go until the bitter end… an emotional ride that will make you smile, make you laugh, make you angry, make you cry, but at the end of the day it will leave you with a warm toasty feeling in your heart…. I truly loved this story from first page to last, I was completely captivated by these characters!

Tansy has lost everything her company, her boyfriend, her beautiful flat… The only thing she has left from her old life is a camper van, so she sets off in her van to temporarily live on the beach…Tansy finds herself in a small village where she befriends the owner of a café and her son, and takes a job as a TV location scout… turns out part of the job is taking care of the grumpy, grouchy, brooding, star Devin… i’m sure you can figure out where this is going? But let me tell you it was so much more than your typical romance, these two characters had some major depth and some major baggage… not to mention two adorable dogs who had a love story of their very own!

This was a very slow burning realistic romance full of angst and misunderstanding… both Tansy and Davin were likable sympathetic characters… both of their backstories were quite heartbreaking, but I loved reading about what made them the people they are today…. The secondary characters added so much charm to the story even the obnoxious vegan actress… this is the first book in the series, and I am really hoping that we will revisit these characters in future books…

Strongly encourage you to pick this up if you are a fan of a well done romance with some depth and emotion💕 don’t let the title fool you, this book can be read any time of the year!

*** many thanks to the author and the publisher for my copy of this book ***

Jane Lovering - photo credit to Vienna JohnsonAuthor Bio – 

Jane Lovering was born in Devon, England but, following extradition procedures, now lives in Yorkshire. She has five children, four cats, two dogs and doesn’t believe in housework so the bacteria and dust are approaching sentience and now rank among the pets. Incidentally, she doesn’t believe in ironing either, and the children all learned self-defensive cookery at early ages. She works in a local school and also teaches creative writing, which are extreme ways of avoiding the washing up.

Published since 2008, she writes romantic comedies which are often described as ‘quirky’. One day she’s going to find out what that means. Jane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has a first class honours degree in creative writing. In 2012, her novel Please Don’t Stop the Music won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the RNA.

Photo by Vienna Johnson

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One Day in December by Josie Silver @JosieSilver_ #6bookbestiesonedayindecember #6bookbestieapproved #bookreview

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles!

So excited to share with you today this beautiful love story that is definitely making my favorites of 2018 list! We were all so very lucky that Jennifer was offered this book from Goodreads and the publisher to read with her book Besties💕💕💕 such a beautiful story to get to share, read, and discuss together!😍

One Day in December by Josie Silver

My Thoughts

LOOOVED IT!!! Every page, every sentence, every word, every letter!!!

In case you cannot tell I have fallen head over heels in love with this book! It has earned a place on my fave shelf and is absolutely one of my top five reeds of 2018… such a beautiful story, so full of love and heart…. this is an epic love story spanning an entire decade… a story with all the feels, you will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will shake your head, you will fall in love… this book will break your heart over and over again and then fill it back up with love just as many times! Simply put it was MAGICAL!

Laurie doesn’t believe in love at first sight until she glimpses a boy at the bus stop…Laurie was such a wonderful character so well developed, I felt as though I would know her if she were walking down the street… adored her friendship with Sarah, one of my absolute favorite parts of this book… such a positive realistic portrayal of what a female friendships should be…. of course they have their ups and downs, but at the end of the day they were always there for one another…. all three of the main characters in this book Laurie, Sarah, and Jack were well drawn likable characters that you definitely could relate to…

Told from alternating points of view… we got the insights and perceptions of both Laurie and Jack threwout the decade… The book was structured brilliantly you never were confused as to who was narrating and what year it was… in fact the entire book is told linearly, there was no jumping around kind of nice for a change….

I absolutely recommend this stunning story to everyone with a heart! A wonderful Christmas read!

This was a group read with my Book Besties… Jennifer was approached by Goodreads and the publisher with this book and just as a true friend does she included all of us! How appropriate for a group of friends to read a story with such a tremendous focus on friendship… we had a wonderful discussion, we were all captivated by this story! We also thought it would make a fantastic movies, we even casted it… I thought I’d share our choices with you all!

Laurie we thought should be played bye Shailene Woodley, Sarah played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Jack buy either Liam Hemsworth or Zac Efron… have you read this? What do you think?

*** huge thanks to Goodreads, Crown Publishing, and Jennifer for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness. 

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The Besties

Be sure to check out all the Bestie’s reviews we all absolutely fell head over heels in love with this book!💕💕💕

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Be sure to check out Kendall and Melisa’s reviews on Goodreads!

Book friends are the best friends! Berit☀️✨

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Fierce Grace by Jess B. Moore @authorjessb @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Tuesday and election day in the US!

Excited to share with you today my review for this beautiful romance! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation and two Jess B. Moore for her exquisite story!

Fierce Grace

Fierce Grace CoverAnnabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.    

Asher Grace knows who he is and what he has to offer. Nothing. A poor boy from the wrong side of town, steel worker, with too much weight on his shoulders as he is trying to hold his family together. Best choice is avoiding too-sweet-for-her-own-good Annabelle at all costs.    

Annabelle falls in love with the way she comes to life with Asher. He awakens a hunger for life and love in her that she didn’t know she possessed.  

Asher must learn his worth beyond his upbringing and his past. Annabelle must learn to stoke the fire of life as it burns within her and learn how close she can get before the flames lick her. 

A beautifully told intimate story about love….

This is the type of story you don’t just read you live! You take every breath and feel every emotion with these characters…. A definite character driven story that will worm its way into your heart…

This is a quiet story about Annabel and Asher… two lost souls trying to find their way, but should it be together or apart? Told completely from Annabelle‘s perspective we really saw her emotional struggles through this relationship… her Hope, her insecurities, and her love… because we didn’t get Asher’s perspective he was a bit of a mystery…. I was never quite sure where he was coming from? I really wanted things to work out for Annabelle, but I wasn’t always convince her best choice was Asher….

This is an exquisitely told romance with some swoon and some sizzle… A bit of a character study… if you’re like me and like to get under the skin and into the mind of your characters you will absolutely love this book!

Recommend to Fans of Romances that take place in charming settings that are filled with wonderful well develops characters💕

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor Bio –
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories.  When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.   

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family.  She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does.  She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.   

Please leave a review to tell other readers what you thought.  Reviews are everything for writers! 

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Solace Island by Meg Tilly @meggamonstah @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub #6bookbestiessolaceisland #bookreview

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday to ME!🎊🎉🥂

Today I am a year older and a year wiser! I am also excited to share with you my review for this intriguing romantic suspense book by actress and author meg Tilly!💛

This was another engaging group read with my fave girls the BOOK BESTIES💕

Solace Island by Meg Tilly

My Thoughts

A sizzling, steamy, suspenseful romance that will make you smile,swoon, and sweat!🔥🔥🔥

Solace:is a feeling of comfort that makes you feel less sad.

Solace Island is the perfect place to find comfort and the stremgth to begin again… The perfect name for the beautiful setting of this book about second chances and new beginnings…. this was a well-done romantic suspense that leans more towards romance than suspense…. I read both genres and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I think it will appeal more to a true romance reader than a suspense/thriller/mystery reader…. there is some definite sizzle in this book!

Maggie’s jerk of an X fiancé dumped her the day before the wedding… Hurt and angry Maggie heads two Solace Island with her sister eve to lick her wounds…. while she is there she meets Luke her handsome island neighbor, who is selling bread at the local Saturday market… and bread has never look so good before! The two of them spark up a romance, but what is Lucques hiding? After somebody tries to hurt Maggie the truth comes out… but who is trying to hurt Maggie? And why? Can Luke stop them? And will this ruin things between the lovebirds? You will need to read this book to find that out!

A quick captivating story that kept me engaged throughout… The setting of the island in the Pacific Northwest was so ideal, it was somewhere I would love to go to lick my own wounds! Loved the bond between the sisters, they were so there for each other it was so refreshing after reading so many sister psychological thrillers lately…. The chemistry between Lucques and Maggie was pretty high-octane, if this book were a movie it would be rated R for sexual content😳 My review would not be complete if I did not mention the bread again and all the yummy goodies, This book definitely made me hungry 😋

Recommend to Fanzz of Romance with a good well done dose of suspense!

*** A huge thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A contemporary novel with a strong suspense element from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly set on a peaceful island village in the Pacific Northwest.

Dumped on the eve of her wedding and looking for a quiet place to lick her emotional wounds, Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from the stunning betrayal. At first, Maggie resists Eve’s impassioned argument about relocating permanently so the sisters can open their own local bakery. What she definitely doesn’t need on her road to recovery are Eve’s efforts to fix her up with their mysterious and alluring neighbor, Luke Benson–even if he is incredibly handsome and desirable. 

Just as Maggie starts to get comfortable in her new surroundings, a car tries to run her down in the middle of the street. If it weren’t for Luke’s extremely quick reflexes, Maggie could have been killed, leading her to wonder just who exactly Luke Benson really is…

Luke thought he’d left the violence of the high risk security world behind. But he can’t stand by while Maggie’s life is threatened. Luke will do anything to keep her safe–even moving Maggie and her sister into his house with its state-of-the-art security features. But with the secrets between them and an unknown threat stalking her heels, Luke will have to think fast to prove to Maggie that she can trust him with her life–and with her heart. 

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The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory @thebestjasmine @BerkleyPub #6bookbestiestheproposal #6bookbestiesapproved #bookreview

TGIF book friends!

Thrilled to share with you today my review for this delightful romance that starts off with a proposal at Dodger Stadium! Keeping my fingers crossed that the Dodgers can pull off a win tonight!⚾️💙⚾️💙

This was another fun read with my BOOK BESTIES who I’m sure are all rooting for the Dodgers as well! Although one of them wasn’t sure they were a baseball team, I won’t single anyone out though😉

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

My Thoughts

Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and propose to me???

Man bun… doesn’t know how to spell your name… proposes at a Dodgers game… 3 STRIKES YOUR OUT! The opening scene to this book was epic, something I’ve always thought every time I’ve watched one of those scoreboard proposals…. what happens if the girl says, “ KNOW“? Well this book shows you exactly what happens to Nik after the very public proposal…. and can I just say, if this were to happen to any of us I would certainly hope we’d all have a Carlos in the stands to come to our rescue!

A sweet, fun, love story, about two people determined not to fall in love… so, after Carlos and his sister rescue Nik they head to a bar and meet up with Nik’s Besties…. I have to say the relationship between these three girls was really the highlight of the story, it was kind of “ Sex in the City“ on the West Coast… I loved how there for one another they were, how supportive, how non-judgemental, and I loved how bourbon and cupcakes cured everything…. Looove strong female friendships in books!

The book perhaps was predictable, but it is a romance, there is generally only one satisfying outcome… for me what makes or breaks a romance is the characters and the chemistry…. this book was filled with wonderful characters including all the secondary characters…. both Nik and Carlos had wonderful friends, and Carlos had an amazing family…. also loved all the food talk, can’t get enough cupcakes, enchiladas, tacos, etc. etc. etc. where this book fell a little short for me was in the chemistry I didn’t always buy into the chemistry between Nik and Carlos… but what I did believe was, they had a very strong connection and friendship, and truth be told that is what will get this fictional couple through the years! My other little niggle was the Los Angeles stereotyping, I grew up in the LA area and we all ate carbs especially Pizza! Just saying😉

Recommend when you are in the mood for a fun Romance filled with fabulous characters!💕

*** A huge thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own…

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise–or happen in front of 45,000 people.

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part–they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media blows up–in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes…

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Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Kendall

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Faking It by K Bromberg @KBrombergDriven @ErinMallon #RupertChanning #AudioBookReview #Romance #SecondChances

I’m thrilled to be sharing you this new stand alone story from the brilliant K. Bromberg.

Out in #AudioFirst it will be available in print from 8th January, but honestly, you should listen to this one simply for Erin Mallon’s Aussie accent 😍

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Faking It Stars

Synopsis

Faking it never felt so good in this red-hot new standalone by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg — available in audio first!

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it.

Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot — but he’s also an arrogant jackass — so… no thanks.

But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website — and the best part? He can’t say no because he’ll get caught in his lie too.

Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance?

Famous last words.

Now I’m crisscrossing the country — and sharing that bed — with the one guy I can’t stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it’s like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion… and if I’m not careful, I might end up believing that fairytales really do come true.

My Thoughts

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Faking It stars

Oh my goodness, if I couldn’t love Erin Mallon any more, she goes and narrates this book, i don’t think my Girl Crush can take much more!

I think this has to be one of my favourite K Bromberg books to date, the story, the characters…everything!!

Harlow is off to a job interview, of course being nervous she writes the address etc onto a piece of paper, which is then smudged, no problem…but is it office 303 or 308??

After knocking on the door and mentally preparing herself, she has a quick barrage of abuse from the man opening it, about her her being late, and a dog lead shoved into her hand, oh and a door slammed in her face, the dog runs off down the corridor and her heel brakes on her shoe.

And that ladies and gentleman is all i am going to tell you about this book…well apart from the MC Zane is Australian, and Erin Mallon’s Australian accent made me swoon…..a lot!!

This story is to do with a Badass woman, a Douchebag of a man, a “Relationship” a Dog and a Website.

🎧🎧 Narration – This is what made the book for me, We have new to me narrator Rupert Channing, who i will certainly be looking for again, and my #GirlVoiceCrush Erin Mallon.

Her Australian accent was enough to make me swoon…a lot!

Drop what you are doing and grab yourself a copy of this brilliant story!

Happy Listening

Vicci

**Thank you to the author who provided me with a digital copy of this book.

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Strong by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @InkSlingerPR #BookReview

Happy Friday friends!

Excited to share with you today my review for this wonderful novella! It is part of my absolute favorite romance series, so if you have not started the series yet, what are you waiting for? It is really one of the best!💕💕

Many thanks to Danielle for my invitation to the blog tour!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to makehis heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

My Thoughts

This is a short but sweet Stagedive story…

This is one of my all-time favorite romance series, so this little novella was like the cherry on top of my Stagedive Sundae… but no worries if you have not read the series yet this book will work as a standalone… it will be the appetizer to your Stagedive meal, because believe me you will want to continue with the series after reading this! It was so much fun revisiting the band… and even though this is Sam and Martha’s story we still got a fair dose of the boys and their significant others…. Sam is the band’s long time Head of security and Martha is Ben’s sister and David’s ex and the Stagedive villain…. it’s a short book so the romance moves quickly, although it has been years in the making… these two have a lot of chemistry so there is plenty of sizzle and steam in this book…

The perfect afternoon pick me up, a short story filled with fun and fire 🔥

*** A huge thank you to Kylie Scott for my copy of this book ***

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“Ooh, busted,” said Lizzy. “The bodyguard caught you looking.”

“Shut it.” I inched my chin up a bit, trying not to frown because frowning gave you lines. “Sam and I have known each other for years and nothing has ever happened. You’re completely wrong about this.”

“Am I?”

“Yes, there’s nothing between us.”

“So that’s why you were staring at him?”

I chose not to answer that. “And you know he prefers to be called executive protection officer instead of bodyguard.”

At this, Lizzy burst out giggling, a malicious glee in her eyes. No wonder I liked my sister-in-law these days.

Ben shot us both an irritated glance. We both ignored it.

Of course, I’d known Sam would probably be here. Rock stars going out in public could be a delicate thing. People had a tendency to get overexcited. And while one person wanting an autograph wasn’t a problem, twenty or thirty of them suddenly swarming definitely could be. Having once been part of the entourage, I’d seen it happen to Ben and his fellow Stage Dive band members enough times to be wary. And you couldn’t get by with ordinary security. Rock stars needed protection from their over-zealous fans, but on the other hand they didn’t want the fans roughed up or hurt in any way. It required a delicate balance: control, experience, and a whole gamut of scary physical skills. Hence Sam.

Still, Portland seemed generally less crazy than the good old days back in LA. All of the guys seemed calmer and more settled away from the constant craziness of the party scene. Not to mention the effect of all of the wives/partners and various offspring. The biggest rock band in the world had officially been domesticated.

It was kind of cute. Or sad. I don’t know.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to stir you,” she lied. “What do you think of your brother’s new musical bromance?”

On the small stage set up in the corner of the room, a young man wailed his heart out while playing an acoustic guitar. Much angst about a girl who only called him after midnight. Trust a rockster to turn a simple booty call into a heartbreaking ballad. The song was damn good though. He had talent. If only I hadn’t had my fill of the type when I was younger. The kid looked to be in his early to mid-twenties. Lanky with lots of tattoos. Your typical rock ’n roll Prince Charming. Gag. These days my type ran more toward…actually, what I needed or wanted in a male was a total mystery.

And my gaze did not stray back to Sam. That did not happen.

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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Belonging by Rhoda Baxter @RhodaBaxter @rararesources #BookReview

Hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoy what is left of it! I am not ready for Monday!

Delighted to share with you my review for this gem of a novella! Thanks Rachel for my invitation and thank you Rhoda Baxter for this charming little story!💕

Belonging

She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?

Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.

Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.

As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other.

But with attraction comes guilt.

Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

My Thoughts

Small Town✔️ Romance✔️ Fab Characters✔️

This was a well-done enemies to lovers Novella…. my biggest complaint with books of this length usually is there isn’t as much character development as I would like, however in this book the focus was heavily on the characters leaving me satisfied…. I loved getting to know Harriet, Tim and Niamh, and really wanted the best for all three of them! BTW how in the world do you pronounce Niamh? No judgment, nobody knows how to say my name either, but this one has me stumped!

This book starts out as kind of a tangled web, Harriet has lost her love…Niamh has lost her father…. Harriets love’s Family sees her as the femme fatale, and has no contact with her… however, Niamh wants to visit her father’s mistress, she wants to talk to somebody about her deceased father….So, when she runs away Tim whose sister is the spurned wife sets off to find her…. after arriving at Harriets, Tim soon find out that she is not the horrible woman everyone has made her out to be….

Sometimes you find love where you least expect it… but can a love so filled with guilt and grief be right? I love reading about these three helping heal one another… The romance was sweet and emotional… and the ending to this little gem of a story was absolute perfection!

Recommend to fans of romances, small towns, fabulous characters, and love!💕

*** A big thanks to the author and Rachel for my copy of this book***

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Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romances with heart and a touch of cynicism. She has had several novels published by the award winning publisher Choc Lit. Writing under her other pen name, Jeevani Charika, she has been published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her books have been shortlisted for awards such as the RoNA Romantic Comedy of the Year (in 2017), Love Stories Award (in 2015) and the Joan Hessayon Award (2012).

Rhoda started off as a microbiologist and then drifted out of research and into technology transfer. When choosing a penname, she was hit by a fit of nostalgia and named herself after the bacterium she studied during her PhD. She has lived in a variety of places including Sri Lanka, Yap (it’s a real place), Halifax, Oxford and Didcot (also a real place). She tends to judge the standard of living by the quality and availability of tea and cake. She now lives with her young family in East Yorkshire, where the tea and cake provision is excellent.

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