Releasing Now: Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo

Misadventures with a Rookie

by Toni Aleo, New York Times bestselling author  

 Release Date: April 10th

 

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Synopsis

Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger.

So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible?

Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals.

But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?

 

 

 

 

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My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!

 I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.

While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.

 When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.

I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.

Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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Review Post: Misadventures with My Roommate by Elizabeth Hayley

Misadventures with my Roommate 

by Elizabeth Hayley

 Releases: 27th March

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 ***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***

Synopsis

Blake Monroe hasn’t had the easiest life, but she’s never been one to dwell on her misfortunes, preferring to see the world as a place where you get what you give.

Having had an especially troubling childhood, Blake’s aware she doesn’t exactly fit the definition of “normal.” Her lack of filter, dry sense of humor, and uncanny ability to read people make her rather unique—and difficult to live with. When her latest roommate has had enough of her antics, Blake decides living with a man might suit her better.

Gavin Gibson’s a dreamer whose artsy aspirations don’t meet the high expectations of his wealthy family. Cast off and cut off, Gavin needs a place to live. When he’s invited to share Blake’s quaint apartment, he cannot pass it up. With a knack for spotting the good in others, Gavin can see past Blake’s quirks—and neither of them can ignore their sexual chemistry.

As sparks fly, their genuine affection for each other grows, and Gavin begins to break down Blake’s defenses. But can Blake open up to reveal the damage she’s worked so hard to conceal?

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*****5 Fantastic, Fun, and Fiery Stars*****

It is no secret that Elizabeth Haley is one of my favorite writing duos. Their writing, the personality they infuse into every word, the level of humor that has me laughing my butt off, and what they continue to give me in all of their amazing books is just part of why I love them so much. I have loved each and everyone of their books, and I was so excited to learn that they were going to be joining the Misadventures Series. Their books are already so fun and so vibrant, so they were the perfect It is no secret that Elizabeth Haley is one of my favorite writing duos. Their writing, the personality they infuse into every word, the level of humor that has me laughing my butt off, and what they continue to give me in all of their amazing books is just part of why I love them so much. I have loved each and everyone of their books, and I was so excited to learn that they were going to be joining the Misadventures Series. Their books are already so fun and so vibrant, so they were the perfect fit for this series and their book Misadventures with My Roommate was a complete delight.

This book made me laugh, it had me smiling so much with the banter and the antics and the personalities of these characters, and it had the perfect level of steam and heat and connection that made this one heck of a love story. What I love about Elizabeth Haley’s writing is that they always make their books and their character so memorable. They make their characters so distinctive and memorable, they give them personalities that are unique and special and hysterical, and they never fail to make me laugh out loud or more times than I can count. What they gave me in this book was all of that and more. It was funny as hell, it was witty, it was full of a connection and spark that just wouldn’t quit, and they gave me a story that was equal parts for filling and fiery and fun.

Reading this book brought me back to what allowed me to fall in love with their writing in the first place. The way that Elizabeth Haley introduces their characters in a way that pulls your heart to them, while you are simultaneously dying in the best way with their banter and colorful personalities. They find the perfect way to balance making their characters fun and a little bit crazy and highly memorable, while also making a very relatable and easy to love. I love to Blake and Gavin. I loved that there was more to them than met the eye, I loved that they both had such great personalities that really meshed together, and I love that I felt their connection pulling like crazy through every word of this book.

This story follows the two of them as they become an expected roommates, as they start sharing some very steamy moments, and as they soon realize that they might just be feeling a little bit more than they both bargained for. Elizabeth Haley does a phenomenal job of creating a story that is fun and light, while also weaving in A layer of meaning that I really connected to. I felt a lot for these characters, they were fresh and enjoyable, and I honestly just loved being in this book and experiencing what I got with them. It was fun, it was light, it was them, and in the end it was a fantastic story that I could not get enough of!

I Elizabeth Hayley has done it again with the story and I can’t wait to read more of their books and to get more of their phenomenal writing. This book is the perfect quick read, it will have you laughing more times than you can count, loving what you get with Blake and Gavin, and in the end it will have you realizing again and again how talented Elizabeth Hayley is.

I loved every part of this book, and I can’t recommend it enough!

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).

“Elizabeth” lives with her husband, daughter, and nutjob of a dog. “Hayley” lives with her husband, son, and her own crazy dog. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”

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Blog Tour: Back to the Start by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of BACK TO THE START by Aly Martinez. Back to the Start is a collection of 5 of Aly’s previously released novels. You can get it for just 99 cents for a very limited time! Read below for an except and to read my reviews of these books!

BACK TO THE START by Aly Martinez

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Synopsis:

BACK TO THE START is a collection of previously released novels by USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez. Each of the five full-length novels is a perfect starting point to dive into one of her sexy, emotional, and twisty worlds.

FIGHTING SILENCE: Sports Romance, Friends to lovers.
RETRIEVAL: Romantic Suspense, Second chance.
THE FALL UP: Contemporary Romance, Celebrity opposites attract.
CHANGING COURSE: Contemporary Romance, Broken hero.
SINGE: Romantic Suspense, Alpha bodyguard.

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****EXCERPT****

He didn’t budge, but my bare feet slipped, sending me toward the ground. Impossibly fast, Till’s hand snaked out and caught my arm. But I didn’t let his chivalrous gesture douse my fire. I had six months’ worth of words to say to the man I was irrevocably in love with.

“You took what you wanted. Then you left me.”

“Doodle,” he whispered.

I had been perilously close to the edge of insanity, and with one single word, he’d pushed me over.

I lost it completely.

Pounding my fists against his chest, I screamed at the top of my lungs, “It’s Eliza! My name is fucking Eliza! Not Doodle!” I spun to march away, but Till’s arms folded around me, lifting me off my feet to restrain me.

I was miniscule compared to him. There was no use in fighting, but I still kicked my legs, irrationally desperate to get away from him—but only because I knew I couldn’t keep him for forever.

“Stop it!” he growled into my ear. “I know your goddamned name—probably better than I know my own.”

While I was wrapped in Till’s strong arms, six months’ worth of tears fell from my eyes. He carried me to my apartment and guided me back through the window before following me inside. Then he stripped out of his blood-soaked shirt before dragging the blankets down and climbing into the bed behind me. I cried for a while in his arms, even turning to face him, only to cry against his chest. I had missed him so much.

I knew I’d loved Till years ago, but this was more. I needed him in order to function on a very basic level. Together, the world didn’t feel so big and overwhelming. He was my escape—the dream personified.

Till Page was comfortable.

His hands trailed up and down my back as he lulled me until the words fought their way out.

“I couldn’t stop going back,” I announced in a broken whisper. “I didn’t know where you had gone. And for the first time since I was thirteen, I was alone inside my own head. God. It was a scary place.” I tried to joke, but the tears streaming down my face told the truth.

“I’m sorry,” he responded on a sigh. “I couldn’t stay.”

“Why?” I whined, but I curled in closer against his chest, needing to feel him more than anything else.

“I don’t know, Doodle,” he lied.

God! It was such a fucking lie. He knew as well as I did. He just didn’t want to tell me.

“Where did you go?” I pressed further.

There was no way I ever could have expected his answer, but that wasn’t because it was a novel thought. No. His answer was surprising because it was the source of my anguish too.

“The real world.” He kissed my forehead.

Read My Review of Changing Course

Read My Review of The Fall Up

Read My Review of Fighting Silence

Read My Review of Singe

Read My Review of Retrieval  

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Review Post: I Need (Enamorado #3) by Ella Fox

Title: I Need

Series: Enamorado Book 3 

Author: Ella Fox

Genre: Contemporary (standalone)

Release Date: March 18, 2018

She’s single and not ready to mingle.

After the end of a months-long relationship with Mr. All Wrong, Emery Bellerose isn’t looking for love. In fact, it’s the farthest thing from her mind.

With the paparazzi camped outside of her house she has no choice but to stay next door with the new neighbors. That’s when Emery meets the man who makes her feel things she never knew she could.

He’s alone and wants to keep it that way.

Four years ago Spanish heartthrob Rafael Cruz’s life crashed and burned in a way he’s never recovered from. With his ability to trust obliterated he vowed to stay single and unattached forever. 

But you know what they say about best-laid plans.

What’s supposed to be an uneventful family vacation in Malibu becomes a game changer thanks to Elvis, the meddling peacock no one realizes is playing matchmaker.

 

*****5 Utterly Fantastic Stars***** 

Y’all I have to tell you something important, so come in nice and close. Sit down, make yourself comfortable, and listen up because there’s something you need to know: this book is utterly incredible. It will make you swoon something fierce, it’ll have you melting in your boots, and it’ll have your heart all aflutter with what you get with Rafe and Emery. From the very first page of this book, this story will steal your heart. It will own you in every way possible, and it’ll have you bursting with the amount of love that floods you for these characters.

Whether its the butterflies they give you, the heart meltingly moments that own you, or the moments that so magnificently envelop you within every ounce of what these two characters share, I Need will give you it all.

It will give you the feels, the heart, the feel of family and connection, and it’ll give you one helluva love story that will have you believing in the true power of love. It is no secret that I have loved this series. I Want and I Don’t were two of my favorite reads last year, so it’s easy to say that the entire Enamorado Series is one of my favorites. There is just something about this family, something about these Spanish alphas who fight for their hearts and their loves with all that they have, and something about the strong, dynamic and wonderful women they fall for that has me needing these books like I need my next breath.

What Ella Fox has created within these books is fantastic. This author knows how to write one helluva love story that will get your heart racing a bit faster, all while consuming you within the mesmerizing heat and connection her characters share. The way she allows you to be right in the thick of it with them, experiencing what it’s like to fall, what it’s like to meet that one person who changes everything, and what it’s like to be pulled into a love that is like a siren’s call is truly what sets these books apart. That and the fact that the characters of this world are amazing in every way, distinctive in a way that makes them each such an integral part of the story, and just so damn wonderful that you will never want to leave them.

Seriously. Trust me when I say you will never want to leave these characters. I just finished I Need and I am already going through withdrawals. I already miss Rafael and Emery. I already miss Elvis. I already miss this wonderful family that is loyal and generous and so kind. I already miss all the memorable moments they all share. I already miss what they each brought to this story and everything that unfolded. And I am already thinking about the next time that I will get to be with them.

That is how much I love them, that is how much I love this world and this series, and that is how much I love and cannot get enough of Ella Fox’s world.

I have read all of her books. I have devoured them, reread them, swooned and melted while reading them, and let me just tell you, they all just keep getting better and better. All of her characters are so easy to love, so easy to root for and fall for, and they all have this wonderful way about them that allows them to burrow themselves so deeply in your heart that you just can’t get enough.

I can’t get enough.

This series follows the sons of the Cruz family as they fall head over heels for the women that give them everything. I have loved every single book in this series, but I have to admit that after everything that was set up for Rafe’s story, I was especially excited to see what his book would bring. You see Rafe has been through so much, and after being betrayed by someone close to him he was shattered. It has taken years for him to put his pieces back together again, and the moment he comes face to face with Emery, is the moment he realizes everything has changed. This story follows the two of them as they fall fast and hard, as the gush over one amazing (and oh so handsome!) peacock, and as they realize that they might’ve just met the one missing piece that they needed.

To say this book made my heart happy is a complete understatement. It melted my heart into a puddle of glorious emotion, coupled with some serious swoon. Every page had me even more enamored with these characters and what they shared. Through Ella Fox’s incredible writing I was with them through every breath of this story, living it, experiencing it, and falling right along with those two. Their connection is on fire and it starts the second they meet, and every word of this story follows Rafe and Emery as they try to make sense of their feelings, as they share what they do, and as they see where the future might take them.

Their story was emotional, beautiful in a way that truly touched my heart, and it made me blush like nobody’s business because of the fire and spark those two share. It was like the fourth of July on crack y’all, and I was addicted. I was addicted to them, their story, and every moment of what they shared together. Every turn of that page in this book made me love them more, had me feeling and living more of their story, and showed me again and again how much they needed each other.

Rafe and Emery were just the best. They were real, they were honest, and they had their hearts on their sleeves. They had both been through so much in their lives, and I loved getting to be there with them as they connected and as they helped each other reach the places they both so deserved to be. I loved that Rafe was so thoughtful, so protective, and so darn endearing. I also could not resist that man and his Spanish sweet nothings that had me swooning left and right. Most of all, I loved that Rafe was such a good guy, with a heart of gold, fighting for what he and his heart wanted. I was just as smitten with Emery. I found her to be so relatable and sweet and genuine. I loved that she too had her heart on her sleeve and wasn’t afraid to feel what was consuming her. That girl was strong, honest, and beautiful inside and out, and I couldn’t have asked for someone better for Rafe.

(Did I mention the fact that his character really meant a lot to me, so the lady for him had to be special, and Emery completely fit that bill. Tenfold.)

And do not even get me started on my love for Elvis. That little peacock was a gem. The way he was his own character, with his own shining and distinctive personality, and the way he interacted with these characters was the best. He was the icing on top of the cake for an incredible story, and I loved him. So so much. I loved every moment he was in, and I have my fingers crossed that he will find his way into more of these books as this series continues.

To say I loved this book is not enough. It just doesn’t do this story what It deserves. This book took ahold of my heart in every way, it gave me two real and so easy to love characters, and it let me believe and feel and live and breathe every ounce of their love story as they gave it all a chance. What Emery and Rafe shared together made me believe in the power of love all over again, and I am practically counting down the minutes until I can get more of this series and more with all of these characters. I love them all so much, I am so invested in all of them, and I can’t wait to see where tis series will take them all!!!

This story was exactly what I needed and more. I couldn’t put it down once I started, and I never wanted it to end either. It melted me, touched every part of my heart, and had me swooning and loving every second of being with Emery and Rafe. If you read this book and this series, it’ll do the same for you. I promise. This book, this world, and what Ella Fox so magnificently gives you with these characters will have you believing in the all encompassing power of love. This book will make you need everything it so fantastically gives you, and in the end you will be deliriously happy that you jumped into with all that you have.

Trust me. There is no resisting Rafe and Emery, or Elvis for that matter. Their love will give you it all and then some, and I am telling you, you will love every second you get with them.

I know I did. So damn much.

“You’ve already got one peacock, Emery—there is no need for another. What you need is a man.”

The intensity in his gaze heated my blood. I bit my lip as I cocked my head to the side. “Are you applying for the job?” I asked.
 “I am,” he said. Sitting up straight, he leaned in closer and slid his hand behind my neck.
There was a rightness to the way he held me, something I’d never known could be felt between two people. His hand cupping the back of my neck gave me all of the feels— as did the sensation of his warm breath against my lips as he hovered above me. His eyes stayed locked on mine as he held still, and I realized he was waiting for me to give him the green light. I nodded once, my stomach fluttering at the relieved smile he gave before he kissed me.
Obviously I’d been kissed before, but when Rafael was the one doing it I realized I’d never been kissed well. I’d never felt more treasured than I did with one of his hands at the back of my neck while the other cupped my cheek. I raised my hands to his shoulders, sliding one around the back of his neck as he deepened the kiss. The first touch of his tongue against mine was electric, so much more than I’d ever known the act of kissing could feel like.

The heat and taste of him was so incredible that I couldn’t contain a moan as his tongue glided against mine. I shifted forward in an effort to be closer to him as my right hand trailed from his shoulder to his abdomen. The fingers on my left hand were busy running through his silky hair and still, I wanted more contact. I tried to get closer but without stopping the kiss, there was no way— and I damn sure wasn’t stopping. Either he sensed my frustration or he felt the same because the next thing I knew he’d dropped his hands to my waist. He lifted me up and into his lap like I weighed nothing, then groaned low in his throat as our upper bodies connected.

Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books. 

Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That’s not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!

In 2016 Ella began publishing insta-love novellas under the pen name Evie Harrison.

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Review Post: Twisted Desire (The Knot Duet #1) by M. Mabie

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From M Mabie comes the angst-filled Knot Duet featuring a one-woman man and the woman he can’t resist. An intense story spanning years of lust, friendship, love, and heartache.

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TWISTED DESIRE | Knot Duet, Book One

I wasn’t looking for Nora Koehl, and she sure as hell wasn’t looking for me. We were two people speeding in opposite directions. Our relationship was born out of lust, curiosity, and compromises neither of us intended to keep.

Being with one person wasn’t Nora’s style, and I refused to share her.

Then everything changed, and together we bent every rule we’d ever made… until they broke. Our need for each other led us to the lies we told. Mistakes we made.

We’re tangled and twisted—bound by our desire—but anything less than all of Nora will never be enough. Now this knot in my stomach only gets tighter, wondering if I can accept and love her for who she is.

Will it even be enough for her to love me back?

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NOTE: TWISTED DESIRE & TETHERED LOVE are a re-launch of a previously released novel titled KNOT from 2016.

*****5 Unforgettably Amazing Stars*****

Reagan Warren and Nora Koehl are hands down two of my favorite literary characters ever. I would even go so far as to say they are two of my favorite people ever because those two are as real to me as anything. To say I love them is not doing my affection for them both justice. My love for those two is fierce. My love for them is unending. My love for them is permanent.

I have loved Reggie and Nora since I met them in Bait all those years ago, and I needed their story in my life like I needed my next breath. Seriously. I have been enthralled and intrigued by those two since the start, and getting their story was one of the best things ever.

I first read their story in Knot a couple of years back, and getting to revisit them as I reread the first part of their story in Twisted Desire felt like coming home again…you know if that home was the most gloriously filled angst fest ever. Twisted Desire is the first part of the breathtakingly emotional and heart rendering story that will take you for one helluva ride for these two, as the one woman man starts to fall for the one woman he can’t quite catch. Their story spans years, locations, time zones, and it exemplifies every lick of what these two share together.

It might be messy, it might be raw, and it might be a roller coaster ride of emotions, heartbreak, and sensuous fire, but let me tell you that ride is worth every second because what you get with these two is unforgettable.

Twisted Desire is a book that you feel, a book that you breathe and take in every word of, and a book that you experience every single second of right along with its dynamic characters. This is a book that will have you within its pages, experiencing every moment of its phenomenal, viscerally emotional, and pulse racing story, as you invest yourself in every way possible in what it’s giving you.

If you think you’ve experienced angst, wait until you read Twisted Desire (and the rest of Reggie & Nora’s story in Tethered Love) and want to equally throw your e-reader across the room, scream at the top of your lungs in adamant love and frustration, all while simultaneously wanting to hug the book closer to you, as if that will somehow get you closer to these characters and all their feels.

If you think you’ve experienced an undeniably heated and emotional connection between two characters, wait until you read this story and get your hands on Reggie and Nora and all that they will give you. Wait until they make you cry or laugh or melt or swoon or break into a million pieces, and then break those broken pieces of your heart even more. Just. You. Wait. You have never felt a book as much as you will with this one. Trust me on that one.

If you think you’ve experienced a love between two characters that’s worth fighting for, a love worth giving everything to, and a love worth investing everything in, wait until you read this book and are thrown right into the thick of it with these two. That love and fire and connection you get with them will make you and break you and pull at every emotion you didn’t even know you had, just as it does with Reggie and Nora. Through all of that you will be right there with them, in the thick of it, fighting and trying and giving it your all, in hopes that it might work out.

If you think you’ve read a book like this one, think again my friend, and just wait until you experience every wickedly sensual, heart wrenchingly emotional, and exceptionally written word of this book.

  1. Mabie brings it all to life with her incredible writing in a way that will have you on the pages of this book, fighting and giving it your all right along with Reggie and Nora, all while you experience every part of this story unfolding with them. M. Mabie’s writing is a delight in every way possible. It is mesmerizing, beautiful in a way that perfectly weaves together meaning, life, color and vibrancy, with so much impact. Her words have a way of owning you. Heart. Body. Mind. And soul. And let me tell you, you will never be owned quite like you are by M. Mabie’s writing and her exceptionally crafted stories.

They are in a league of their own for a reason. Her writing is that good, that powerful, and that extraordinary. Her words have so much behind them, so much heart and emotion and life and love. She pours her soul into these words and that shines through on every single page, which is just part of what makes this story, and Reggie and Nora, living and breathing exceptional things.

Twisted Desire is the first chapter in a story of what happens when two people, who are seemingly opposite in so many ways, can’t help but be drawn back to one another. It’s a story of second chances and third chances and so many more chances, all of which you will feel in your bones while reading. It’s a story of what happens when two people share a connection so fierce, so alluring, and so life changing that they can’t seem to fight or stay away from it, no matter how much it hurts, and no matter how much they know they will never be the same after experiencing a connection like that.

It’s a love story about two people who have just about broken each other’s hearts more times than they can count, but trust me they’re really counting, and how despite what they do to one another, they can’t help but be drawn back to each other and that fierce connection theyshare. This is a story about what happens when you meet the one person who changes everything, when you meet that one person who tilts your world’s axis, and who makes you see and feel and experience everything differently…and ultimately how that equally tears you apart as much as it puts you back together again.

It is a story about falling and breaking and picking yourself back up again, again and again. It’s about that pull that you can’t ignore, that fire you can’t douse, and that unyielding spark you can’t deny. It’s about Reggie and Nora and every lick of what they share as they try to figure out what in the world they’re doing and feeling.

I have loved every single one of this author’s books, but getting to go back and revisit my favorite book of hers, with my favorite characters what everything I needed and more.

I was shown over and over again why this book is some of her best work, and why it is hands down one of the best books I have ever read. What I got with Reggie and Nora as they pushed and pulled, as they fought and conquered, as they fell and broke, and as they let themselves and their hearts and emotions bleed out so intensely on the pages of this book was everything. EVERYTHING. And then some.

Those two opened their souls and every part of themselves to me as I read and experienced this book. They weren’t afraid to be vulnerable, they weren’t afraid to put it all on the line, and they weren’t afraid to fight or take that chance to take that leap of faith when it really mattered. They were themselves through every single page. Raw. Complicated. Dynamic. Unforgettable. Distinctive. Them. Reggie and Nora through and through, and I honestly can’t tell you enough what that will give you with them.

This book was the perfect first chapter into their story. It laid the groundwork, it set the bar, and it raised the stakes. This first taste of Reggie and Nora will have you practically salivating for more and dying to get your hands on the rest of their story. Trust me. Once you meet them, once you have, and one you’ve been spellbound by their authenticity, intenseness, and literal amazingness, you will have to have more of them. You’ll need them, you’ll crave them, and you’ll be beyond ready to see how it all comes to be in the final book of their story.

I said it before and I’ll say it again, this is some of M. Mabie’s best work, her strongest writing and storytelling, and it is contemporary romance at its finest. This book is emotional angst heaven and you are going to rejoice in every single word you get in this story with Reggie and Nora. Trust me. Those two will steal your heart faster than you know how, and you will love them for it.

You will love them, envy them, hate them, feel for them, all while simultaneously needing more of them, and that is just a fraction of what makes this one of the best books I have ever read.

So seriously, run yourself to this book, to this couple, to this world, to this angsty, emotional, intense, and utterly breathtaking story. Do not walk, do not pass go and collect 200 dollars, and do not dilly dally. Stories as epic and consuming as this one do not come around very often, and I am telling you, the second you get within this books’ pages and meet Reggie and Nora, is the moment you will instantaneously love them and need more…

And M. Mabie has a hell of a lot of more in this book and its follow up, so buckle up y’all and enjoy the unforgettable ride.

I know I did.

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I’m lying to myself, but I can’t stop.

At least, not until Reagan’s hands bring me to life. He lays claim to me like no one else and makes promises I can’t keep.

I push him away because he deserves more, but wherever I go, he always pulls me back.

My heart is tethered to his. Across miles. Through every lonely night apart. The feeling of him never goes away.

Love never lets go.

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She lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody “real-life romance.” She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head.

She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost. M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.

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Releasing Now: Back to the Start by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of BACK TO THE START by Aly Martinez. Back to the Start is a collection of 5 of Aly’s previously released novels. You can get it for just 99 cents for a very limited time!

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Synopsis:

BACK TO THE START is a collection of previously released novels by USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez. Each of the five full-length novels is a perfect starting point to dive into one of her sexy, emotional, and twisty worlds.

FIGHTING SILENCE: Sports Romance, Friends to lovers.
RETRIEVAL: Romantic Suspense, Second chance.
THE FALL UP: Contemporary Romance, Celebrity opposites attract.
CHANGING COURSE: Contemporary Romance, Broken hero.
SINGE: Romantic Suspense, Alpha bodyguard.

 

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

 

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Releasing Now: Twisted Desire (The Knot Duet #1) by M. Mabie

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From M Mabie comes the angst-filled Knot Duet featuring a one-woman man and the woman he can’t resist. An intense story spanning years of lust, friendship, love, and heartache.

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I wasn’t looking for Nora Koehl, and she sure as hell wasn’t looking for me. We were two people speeding in opposite directions. Our relationship was born out of lust, curiosity, and compromises neither of us intended to keep.

Being with one person wasn’t Nora’s style, and I refused to share her.

Then everything changed, and together we bent every rule we’d ever made… until they broke. Our need for each other led us to the lies we told. Mistakes we made.

We’re tangled and twisted—bound by our desire—but anything less than all of Nora will never be enough. Now this knot in my stomach only gets tighter, wondering if I can accept and love her for who she is.

Will it even be enough for her to love me back?

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NOTE: TWISTED DESIRE & TETHERED LOVE are a re-launch of a previously released novel titled KNOT from 2016.

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I’m lying to myself, but I can’t stop.

At least, not until Reagan’s hands bring me to life. He lays claim to me like no one else and makes promises I can’t keep.

I push him away because he deserves more, but wherever I go, he always pulls me back.

My heart is tethered to his. Across miles. Through every lonely night apart. The feeling of him never goes away.

Love never lets go.

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She lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody “real-life romance.” She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head.

She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost. M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.

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Releasing Now: Outcast by Jamie Schlosser

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A New Adult/College Standalone Romance
A Good Guys Series Novel

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KAYLA
My infatuation with Ezra Johnson started how all obsessions begin—with a simple crush. Over the years I silently soaked up every shy smile and random act of kindness, wrestling them away to a secret place in my heart meant for unrequited love.
Because if it wasn’t for the fact that I tutor him once a week, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even know I exist.
Then I find his sketchbook.
And it changes everything.
EZRA
There are two certainties in my life: I’ve been in love with Kayla Reynolds since I was fourteen, and I can’t have her.
I’ve spent years settling for a two-dimensional fantasy world, capturing her beauty with a pencil and paper. She’s kind, smart, gorgeous… and she belongs to someone else.
Or so I thought.
An interesting turn of events makes me realize things aren’t always how they appear on the outside, and now I’ve got my chance to be the man she deserves.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called a loser. The cripple. An outcast.
But maybe—just maybe—this time the good guy won’t finish last.

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Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.

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Releasing Now: Misadventures of a College Girl by Lauren Rowe

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by Lauren Rowe Releases 27th February
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***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***
Synopsis

Straitlaced freshman Zooey Cartwright has arrived at UCLA determined to have a heck of a lot more fun in college than she did in high school. What’s the first item on Zooey’s agenda before classes start in two days? Losing her pesky V card. She’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, so where can Zooey find the right guy to do the deed and move along without a backward glance?  
At a party thrown by a bunch of football players, of course. Enter Tyler Caldwell. A beast on the field and off, cocky as heck, and often wearing T-shirts with sayings like “God’s Gift to Womankind,” Tyler is most definitely not boyfriend material. After a make-out session with Tyler leaves Zooey entirely unsatisfied, she is determined never to see him again. But her schedule lands her in not one but two of his classes, and it doesn’t take long before Tyler and Zooey have reached an arrangement for Tyler to teach Zooey exactly what she wants to know―and a whole lot more she never bargained for. Can Zooey surrender her body to this bad boy without giving him her heart, too?

 

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Lauren Rowe is the pen name of the USA Today, Amazon #1, and international #1 best-selling author of The Club Series and more. She’s a performer, audio book narrator, award-winning songwriter and media host/personality who decided to unleash her alter ego to write The Club Series to ensure she didn’t hold back or self-censor in writing the story. Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California where she lives with her family, sings with her band, hosts a show, and writes at all hours of the night.  

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Review Post: Breathe You (Pieces of Broken #2) by Celeste Grande

Release Date: February 26, 2018

Photo Credit: Perrywinkle Photography

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Synopsis

When past and present collide…
And second chances aren’t promised.

Evangelina and Blake shared a fiery, heart-pounding, live-beneath-your-skin kind of love. Until her demons came to find her, ripping him from her life. Alone once again, Evangelina tries to pick up the pieces that remain.

But one missing piece is irreplaceable.

Blake is struggling without his Angel, and every turn is a reminder of a love lost. When the burden becomes too much to handle, he decides to salvage what’s left of him—to walk away.

Hidden truths come to light.
Secrets are revealed.
And the battle of Evangelina’s life is on.

The fight for her freedom.
For her light.
For true love.

But when family is your nightmare, and the demons follow your sins, how do you climb back from the darkness?

You find your strength.
You discover your purpose.
And most important…
You remember to breathe.

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*****5 Unforgettably Emotional Stars*****

Two years ago I read a book that broke the mold. It was a book that owned every single emotion I had. It was a book that wowed me on every single level possible. It was a book that has stuck with me over the years and has owned a piece of my heart since that first time I read it.

It was a book that changed everything.

That book was Live Me, the first book in this beautifully breathtaking series by Celeste Grande.

It was in that book that I fell heart first into a love story that was so intensely raw, so heartbreakingly real and emotional, and so completely unforgettable. Live Me started my unadulterated love with Blake and Eva, their love story, and everything those two shared together. It was that book that seared me to them in every way possible, and it was that book that had me reeling with so much need to know what would happen next for them.

I can still remember reading the end of that book, with a heart that was bursting with so much emotion and feeling for these characters. I’m also about 102% positive I was crying when I finished that book. I can remember where I was when I reached the end, what was going through me as I read those last words, and I can remember knowing with every fiber of my being that I would never forget what I had just read and what I had experienced with Blake and Eva.

Their story let my heart and my mind and my soul on the edge of it all at the end of Live Me, so to say I was ready for the conclusion to their story was the understatement of the century. I needed more of them like I needed my next breath. I needed them to heal, I needed them to fix what was broken and what had torn them apart, I needed them to be okay.

I needed them to live. I needed them to breathe. I needed them to love. And feel. And hope. And believe in each other and in themselves again.

The start of Breathe You picks up right after the events of Live Me. It finds Eva breaking into pieces after everything that she has been through, and after having broken up with Blake, the other piece to her heart. Trying to protect him from the demons that have swarmed her in more ways than one, she pushes him away, breaking them both even more in the process. She is heartbroken and shattered, he is reeling and doesn’t know what to do, and they are both so lost as to which way is up. The events of this book follow Eva and Blake as they not only see what a second chance together could bring the two of them, but as they both try to heal from the pain and anguish they’ve experienced.

This book is their fight. Their fight for their lives, for their hearts, and for their futures. It’s their second chance at the love neither of them can forget. It’s their hearts on the line, laying it all out there for the other to see. It’s their story of healing, of living, and breathing.

I don’t want to tell you much more of the plot of this story because I would never want to take away a single ounce of what this book will give you with Blake and Eva. But what I will tell you is be prepared for one helluva emotional ride. This book will break you. It will shatter you and it will have you feeling your heart in your throat more times than you can count. In fact I’m pretty sure I read most of this book with my heart aching and bursting with the level of breathtaking emotion it had. There were so many moments in this book that took my breath away. Literally. Where my heart stopped, where my breath caught, and where I was so transfixed and consumed in what these characters were feeling and sharing.

And you know what?! I LOVED that. I loved that I FELT and BREATHED and LIVED every exceptional word of this book. I loved that this book owned me mind, body, and soul from start to finish. I loved that this book made me cry and made me feel like I was breaking right along with its characters. I loved that this book and this author’s phenomenal words put me in every breath of what I was reading.

I loved all of that because that showed me how much I was in this book, how much I was invested in these characters and what they shared, and it exemplified to me how exceptional Celeste Grande’s writing is that she gave me all of that.

And so much more.

If you have read Live Me, then you know that Blake and Eva share a world of emotion and connection and love with one another. Their love is on a whole other level. And I do not say that lightly. Their love is so deep, so honest, and so heartfelt. Experiencing that love is something I will never forget, and experiencing what happened when that love was tested in this book is something I will never forget either.

Those two certainly put me and my heart through the emotional wringer in this book.

They shattered me at times, broke me more at others, and showed me what it was like to feel like you didn’t know how you would go on or how you would stand back up again or how you could give it all another go…yet there they both were, trying and fighting and giving it all they had, even when they had the weight of everything on top of them. The both had their worries and fears and doubts that held them back. They both felt so much anguish at times that made them wonder if a second chance was really possible. It was those moments that were so real and so beyond authentic.

Celeste Grande allows you to completely understand where all of their thoughts and reactions and hesitancies come from. She allows you to get them, to get their hearts and their minds, and she allows you the most spectacular level of understanding with them that will show you exactly why things went the way they did at the end of Live me, and why they go the way that they do in this book. You will understand what holds them back, what pushes them forward, what gives them hope, what threatens to break them, and what has them both thinking that walking away could be the better option.

You will get it ALL with them. Every emotional high and low, every heart rendering twist and turn, every moment that will have your breath catching right along with theirs as they see if a second chance is possible and as they give it all the fight of their lives.

To say I loved this book is putting it too mildly. To say I lived and breathed and felt it all while within its exceptional pages is not doing Celeste Grande’s writing the justice it deserves. This book was everything. EVERYTHING. It was emotional, raw, intense, consuming on every level. It was heartbreaking and healing and perfect. It was everything I needed, and everything I didn’t even know I needed for Blake and Eva, and it was the most fitting conclusion I could’ve ever asked for for their story.

Celeste Grande is an amazing author. She has a serious talent and you can tell that she poured her soul into this book and into these characters. Her thoughtful crafting of this book, the way she tackles so many tough issues in such an authentic and fitting way, and the way she makes it all mean so much is a true testament to the writing and storytelling talent that she is. She has such a way with words and such a way with emotion that connects you on a soul deep level to these characters. She sears you to them, she binds your heart to their and she shows you what their lives and their hearts and their souls are like. She lets you get her characters, she lets you live this book with them, and she lets you be there through thick and thin with them as they fight for their friendships, their lives, and their loves.

I literally cannot tell you enough how exceptional her words are in this book, and what those words will give you with Blake and Eva. What she gave me in this book is something I don’t have the right amount of positive adjectives to describe, and let me tell you now that my words will in no way encapsulate the enormity of what she so beautifully gives you in Breathe You. My words just aren’t good enough to capture everything this book and her writing gives you.

The way she so caringly and thoughtfully gave me these characters, and how she interspersed their points of view and their moments in a way that complimented and amplified everything in this book was exceptional. She made music its own main character in this book, which pulled me in even more than I thought possible to what I was reading and to what these characters were feeling and sharing together. She showed me what it was like to be broken, what it was like to feel shattered and like there was no light at the end of that tunnel, yet in those same pages and in those same moments with Blake and Eva she showed me hope and fire and strength.

She showed me what it meant to live, what it meant to breathe, what it meant to fight and give it your all, even when it all feels so insurmountable.

She showed me what it means when your broken pieces match someone else’s broken pieces.

She showed me what it means to put yourself back together again after breaking more than you thought humanly possible.

She showed me what it means to have honest to goodness love in your heart, and how that love can give you the world if you let it.

She showed me what it means to live. She showed me what it means to breathe. She showed me what it means to love. What it means to love with your whole heart, right on your sleeve, ready to see what could be.

She showed me it all. Every heart stopping, heart melting, soul touching, breathtakingly emotional moment. She showed me every single bit, and I will never forget it.

Breathe You is one of the best books I have EVER read. It was a book that consumed every single part of me from beginning to end, and it is a story with unbridled and breathtaking emotion that will sweep you and your heart and soul off its feet. This book will make you fight, it’ll make you fight for Blake and Eva, for what they share, for their healing. It’ll make you fight for the possibilities those two have. It’ll make you fight with every ounce of your heart right along with those two, and I am telling you, you will LOVE experiencing every single moment of that.

This book will show you what it means to love. It will show you what true friends are. It will show you how your family, blood related and not, can be there for you when it really matters. It will show you that this series and these characters and this world is one you will never want to leave. (I’m already looking forward to more stories with so many of these characters! I’m lookin’ at you Jace, Abby, Drew, Eric, Tori, Jessie and Rick!)

It will show you what it means to break, to fall, and to shatter more than you ever thought you could. It’ll also show you what it means to fight, what it means to try, and what it means to pick yourself up off the ground and try again. It will show you that even when you think you’re broken beyond repair and even when you think there’s no way the pieces of your heart can be put back together again, the light still shines through, the heart still works, and the hope lives on as long as you believe in it and fight for it.

It is that light that makes it all worth it, and that can be your beacon even in the darkest of hours.

Breathe You is that light, and it will give you the a light that will rival the sun and the moon and the stars if you let it.

So please trust me when I say that you NEED this book in your life. You need Blake and Eva. You need their love. You need their fight. You need every unforgettable ounce of emotion they will give you. You need their tenacity and strength and fire. You need their friends that are there for them when it really matters, and that will sear themselves to you just as much. You need their hope. You need their hearts. You need Celeste Grande’s exceptional writing that brings it all to life.

And you need them.

Plain and simple.

So do yourself a favor and get to meeting them. And loving them. And fighting for them. And feeling it all with them. You won’t regret it. I promise you that with everything that I have.

You will never regret reading and experiencing and feeling every breath of their memorable story that comes to the most beautifully fitting conclusion in Breathe You.

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About the Author

Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She’s newly relocated to the state of Florida, but don’t worry, she’s taken her pen with her.

Celeste is best known for her debut novel, Live Me—a steamy, angsty, New Adult romance with a bit of laughter coating its dark side.

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