Cover Reveal: Hasty by Julia Kent

Hasty
Julia Kent
(Do-Over Series, #4)
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT

I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.

Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.

And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.

I am broke.

I am disgraced.

I am alone.

I am a sucker.

But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.

Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.

Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.

He can’t bring back my money.

He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.

But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.

A sense of hope.

Maybe even love.

Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.

But I have to be careful.

I can’t be too —

That’s right.

Hasty.

The final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as Mallory’s sister, Hastings “Hasty” Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.

Hers.

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Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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Book Review: Savior by Eden Summers

About the book: Title: Savior (Hunting Her #4)

Author: Eden SummersSavior

Published: April 23rd 2020

Source: Received from the Author as part of her ARC team, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

I was stolen. Hidden. Trapped in a hell beyond salvation.

Until him. Luca.

The man who changed everything with his soothing words and vows of protection.
I shouldn’t trust him. What he promises is something I gave up on long ago. And yet here I am, falling under the spell of a reality I crave.

I want him to save me. I need it.

But I also learned long ago that the most ruthless men can hide behind pretty words and prettier faces..

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My Review

I am not sure what I love most about this book: The fact that we get to see Luca and Penny together, or the fact that we get to see behind the events in Torian. This was great! Too short for what I would have wanted to read in order to satiate my hunger, but great!

There are so many things I need to touch in my review, so I will start with the main characters. Luca and Panny had their first encounter in Book 3 and since reading that scene, I knew their story would be amazing. Luca is so captivated by Penny – her beauty, the fire he sees in her eyes, but also her fragility, her broken soul. He has to fight to get her to trust him. He works so hard for one true statement from her lips. At some point, he is torn and tired, but never stops being the savior. Penny is a scared soul. She doesn’t know who to trust and she has reached a point in which she cannot afford hope. Her hostility toward Luca is understandable, as well as her reaction when it comes to her family. She is definitely not the same woman and her scars are proof of that. Both our main characters are exceptionally built.

The action keeps the reader connected. I was reading each chapter, unable to put the book down because I felt connected to the characters, to the plot. If each of the previous books touched a sensitive topic, “Savior” focuses on women kept as slaves. They are abused, humiliated and mentally destroyed. If this is something that may upset you, I would suggest skipping the pages, or staying away from the story.  Penny learns to live with her captor. She makes an impossible choice in order to survive: accepts her faith and finds reasons to cope – being a mother figure for her tormentor’s son or acting like a protector for the other women.

I must mention how well Savior is intertwined with Torian. We see what happens in the other camp, how Cole Torian’s father plans his next moves, how he uses innocent people has shield and we also see now the glitch in his plans. Things come together now and the picture is complete.  It’s brilliant!

I have many other things to say about this book, but I will keep some of my thoughts for the next book in Luca and Penny’s relationship. There is still a lot to be written about these two and I cannot wait to find out what happens next.  This has been an amazing series so far and I do strongly advise you to check it out!

Cover review: This lady does not look like a Penny and, while I wanted Luca on the cover, the book is mostly about Penny and her trauma. So I appreciate the choice of a woman. But I wanted to see a fractured soul, not a seductress.

Favorite quote: (because it describes Luca’s feelings and Penny so well) “She undoes me with her determination despite the shattered pieces of her psyche I itch to place back together.”

5 stars

Want to know moreabout my thoughts for the other books in the series? Check out my reviews for:

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Hunter (Hunting Her #1)

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Torian (Hunting Her #3)

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Eden Summers is a bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm. Best known for the Reckless Beat series, Inarticulate, and the Vault.
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Happy Release Day! Fast & Wild by Kat Ransom

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Fast & Wild by Kat Ransom is out TODAY!

Fast & Wild

Blurb:

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A meaningless tryst with a younger man. A one night stand on the anniversary of a tragedy. That’s all he was supposed to be.

I needed him to make me forget. He asked me to give him everything.
I’m 38. He’s 26. That’s the least of our problems.

The ruthless personal assistant of a top team on the grid, I’m as Type-A as they come. I make the world go ‘round for my athletes. Then I blow off steam dancing my ass off at London punk shows. There was no problem a fierce attitude and big, black boots couldn’t solve, until I met Brodie.

Icelandic driver, Brodie Lusk, skated through life for a broke F1 team with no chance of winning. Packed with potential—but holding no interest in fame, power, or money—he needed different motivation. He should have been simple, casual. Safe.

Sometimes, the safest options turn out to be the most dangerous.

Our passion could not be ignored.
My past would not stay buried.

All I wanted was one hot night with a sexy younger man.
I didn’t sign up for what came next.

Fast & Wild is Book 4 of The Fast Series. It can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed after Book 3. This is a super steamy 100k+ romance guaranteed to get your motor turnin’…

Content Warning: This book contains discussions of drug abuse and suicide (not in main characters.)

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My experience with the series so far

I finished Fast & Hot last week (go have a look on my review, if you want to read my detailed thoughts about it) and since then I’ve been talking non stop about the series. I bought my own copies of each book and I preordered Fast & Wild as well. It all evolves around Formula 1, race tracks, successful race drivers and their PAs and teams. Indeed, the books can be read as stand alone, but in Fast & Hot we get to see a bit about Mia and we form an idea about her personality. Even before I knew who book 4 was about, I wished to find out Mia’s story.

He was supposed to be a big brawny caveman only good for one thing. And he isn’t_ I don’t think so

Yes, I am addicted!

About the author

Kat Ransom writes steamy romances filled with strong, sassy men and women who bring them to their knees. She lives in Cowboy Country in the Southern US with her husband and two janky rescue cats. When she isn’t writing, she’s exploring isolated corners of the world or curled up with a wool blanket and a stiff whiskey trying to warm up her perpetually cold toes.

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Book Review: Love by Design by Katy Ames

About the book:LbD_ebook

Title: Love by Design

Author: Katy Ames

Published: April 6th 2020

Source: ARC received in exchange for an honest review from Forever Write PR

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

ANNIKA

Cheating husband. On-air meltdown. Public humiliation.

Lucky me, I’ve experienced them all.

Oh, and the implosion of my career as an up-and-coming designer and renovation television darling.

That was then.

Now, I’m in the TV studio, more determined than ever to prove to myself (and the few fans I have left), that I’m back for good. Nothing from my past—no man, no mistake—is going to knock me down again.

If only fate—and Grayson Hesse—had gotten the memo.

GRAYSON

Woodworker. Stone house restoration guru. And the new host of Hesse and a Hard Place.

This is what I know:

If this show’s a success, I’ll finally be able to give my family the financial stability they need. My chances of success go way up if I have the best designer in the business working by my side. And the best in the business (despite the lingering rumors) is Annika Hale.

She’s the triple threat: brilliant designer, restoration maven, and the woman who stole my heart six years ago…and hasn’t looked back since.

But that was then.

Now… Well, what is it they say? After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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My Review

The “425 Madison” series is a great one. It has a lot of amazing stories and I cannot wait to read them all. I did manage to finish only a couple until now, but I am following up on them slowly. For today, let me tell you my thoughts on “Love by Design”.

 While I devoured this book, I admit I was not too found of it. It’s an easy read, with likeable characters, but the plot was not to my taste. But I should start with the things I really enjoyed.

Annika and Grayson have had their fair share of misfortune and now they plan on making their careers as successful as possible. I like their simple life, their desire to gain success through hard work and dedication to a job they really love! I envy them for this. It’s a breath of fresh air seeing two normal people try to combine professional with personal, acting like the adults they are.

But the plot was so predictable. And the fact that we learn about the issues very early in the book, makes all the following events feel like a drag. At some point I was thinking: “Come on, kiss and make up already! You know this is not serious.” I understand Annika’s mistrust and her fears of being let down, but I find it misplaced. The guy proves he is there to stay with every step. Also, there is one additional conflict close to the end that felt unnecessary and forced. This is what made me take several steps away from the five-star rating.

Overall, I did not dislike it and I think it’s an ok book. With good characters, a sweet second chance romance and an interesting TV show, “Love by Design” by Kate Ames will definitely offer you a good reading time 😉

Cover review: I like the happy couple, I like the consistency with the city in background, as it appears on the covers of the other books in the series. But nothing makes me think about the characters or the plot.

3 stars

About the Author

Katy writes contemporary romances about heroines who aren’t afraid to kick ass, heroes brave enough to love them, and stories that get a little messy before ending happily ever after.

She’s mom to two boys whom she loves to bits but wishes would sleep a lot more than they do, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city in which she never planned to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about it for hours. Just ask.

Katy is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Washington Romance Writers.

 

Book Review: Fast & Hot by Kat Ransom

About the book:Fast & Hot

Title: Fast & Hot (The Fast Series #3)

Author: Kat Ransom

Published: Published March 20th 2020
Source: Received from Book Sirens, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

First rule? Don’t sleep with your best friend’s little sister.
Second? Don’t sleep with your teammate’s sister.

Danica
He’s my big brother’s teammate and everything I am not.
He’s a rich, arrogant, entitled snob.
He lives in an Italian villa, for God’s sake. I live in a hole in Prague. People think he’s hilarious, charming–the smooth-talking, panty-dropping F1 race car driver. Always with a joke; a mischievous, sexy smirk. But nothing about my life is funny, and I’m not here for the reasons my brother thinks I am.

Dante
If one were paying attention—and I am—this girl screams trouble. Forbidden, off-limits, a terrible idea. She’s all of it, and I don’t do complications. My life was neat and tidy. Until she stole my wallet. Then the blue-eyed siren took everything else–my best friend, my career, things I didn’t know I could lose.

‘Just do me this favor,’ he said. ‘Help my sister out,’ he said. ‘You’re my best friend,’ he said.
I tried to stay away, but you know what they say about good intentions….

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My Review

This was awesome! It was a great book, it has a lot going on and such great main characters. It feels like a fresh book. I haven’t read any books that center around Formula 1 (please, if you know any other titles, let me know), so this for me was like fresh air! I am a huge F1 fan (go Charles Leclerc!), thanks to my better half and it was an amazing surprise seeing two of my passions combined: romance books and F1!

Because I am me and request ARCs without checking if this is book 1 or 45 from the series, I have started this one with book 3. And I do not regret it one bit! Danica and Dante are two strong souls and when combined, everything goes BOOOM! She is an enigma to everyone. Her past still haunts her and her secrets can destroy the quiet live she wants to have with her new found brother and his soon to be wife. But not everything is as it seems, because Danica has a burden. Being faced with the possibility of deportation, she has to accept a job as Dante’s PA. He is her brother’s best friend and teammate at F1, an amazing F1 driver and dead gorgeous. He also has an accent. Did I mention that?

Dante can see right through her walls. He wants to protect her, he wants to chase the darkness away and make all the monsters disappear from her life. He must do this as her boss, as her friend, as her brother’s best friend. Because having a romance with the best friend’s sister is not allowed! Still, with every day they spend together, her walls crack and his heart breaks.

I loved these two and their passion. What Kat Ransom did with this book for me is a magnificent work. The way she builds the tension, the way she brings out the fears and all emotions is amazing. I cried and laughed with all the characters in the story. It was an incredible journey reading it. The F1 references were great as well. I am familiar with the competition and even following the “F1 gossip”, so the representation is as close as you can have it (at least from what I’ve read and seen on TV).

As perfect as this was when it comes to our couple and the other F1 drivers or PAs, I do have to admit that I did not enjoy very much how Danica’s problems were solved. I think the bad man got away too easily and too quick or sudden. I should decrease one star for this, but my treacherous heart won’t allow it.

So I will stick to 4.5 stars, with my full devotion to Kat Ransom and “The Fast Series”. I do recommend you read it. Even if it’s book 3, it can easily be read as a standalone. It’s great, it has beautiful characters, best friends, F1 competition and an incredible way of making you feel!

Cover review: The guy is good looking, but I wanted to see the link with Formula 1. It is such an interesting and new concept. It deserves to be on the cover. Also, I am not sure our Dante has the proper tattoos. Hmm…. I may need a bigger picture with the cover so I can study him it in detail.☺

Favorite quote (I have so many, again!): “I wonder if I promise her all the riches in the world if she would spill all her secrets and let me give her a castle instead of the hardship she’s known”.

Favorite quote (one more, please!): “My leg throbs, my head hurts, and I am being lectured by a teenager who sneaks out of her bedroom window at night and may, or may not, be possessed by Satan on any given day.” (just to clarify, this is Dante speaking, with love and devotion, about his sister)

5 stars

About the AuthorKat Ransom

Kat Ransom writes steamy romances filled with strong, sassy men and women who bring them to their knees. She lives in Cowboy Country in the Southern US with her husband and two janky rescue cats. When she isn’t writing, she’s exploring isolated corners of the world or curled up with a wool blanket and a stiff whiskey trying to warm up her perpetually cold toes.

Kat loves to hear from her readers! Contact her at authorkatransom@gmail.com
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Weekly Quote #12

Last week was an amazing reading week! Indeed, I fell asleep at odd ours and woke up very early, but at least reading kept my demons away 😊 I discovered Kat Ransom and “The Fast Series”. I have finished book 3 and I cannot wait to read the first two books as well. So my quote for today is from “Fast & Hot”:

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There are so many marked lines in my ePub copy, I cannot even begin to explain. “Fast & Hot” centers around Formula 1 (yes, FORMULA 1!) and the romance is between one of the drivers and his teammate and best friend’s sister. Since best friend’s sister is always off limits, imagine the tension! My review will be up tomorrow, so visit again if you want to see my thoughts of this book. In the meantime, I need to get my hands on books 1 and 2…because that’s my life with great series, I end up reading the middle. Even if this an be read as a standalone, I do want to explore the other couples.

Until tomorrow, happy reading guys !

Book Review: Image Adjuster by Lily Alexander

Image Adjuster
Lily Alexander
Publication date: March 11th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

In Hollywood, image is everything.

Being part of a power couple can mean the difference between your star rising or being iced out of roles. No one ever said the relationship had to be real.

Stephanie, an actress and the daughter of Hollywood royalty has made a thriving business out of posing as a girlfriend to celebrities who need a bit of a PR boost. Everything is scripted and when the contract ends everyone goes their separate way.

No feelings, no risk, just acting.

Devon is just another client – no matter how handsome he might be, how compatible they seem. The arrangement works perfectly. It’s all business. Definitely just business.

Unless it’s not.

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My Review

Almost one month ago I was posting a book blitz for this book (link here). Goodreads has such high opinions and I was expecting a “wow” book. Unfortunately, it was not the case. I seriously am debating my rating at the moment, so let me put my thoughts together and see where I end up with my stars.

“Image Adjuster” brings us Stephanie, whose profession is C.I.A. – Celebrity Image Adjuster. After an unsuccessful contract with an actor that got too handsy and overstepped the rules in the contract, she reluctantly accepts a new customer: Devon Greene. He is at the top of his game, being the star of a new TV show that puts him in the spotlight. However, his PR team advises him to show he is capable to have a relationship. So they hire Stephanie to pose as his girlfriend for a while. The written rules are clear as black ink on white paper and so are the unspoken ones: this is a fake relationship, no feelings allowed. Still, they form a beautiful friendship and they come to realize they have quite a lot in common. Their dates feel more natural and at some point, the line blurs.

During the entire book I was waiting for that BOOM. That big fire that would consume me until the end. Sadly, it never came. I was constantly waiting for something scandalous to happen that would up the rhythm. Devon is definitely a good guy, not the playboy you may expect. There are many items that did not fall into place, such as Devon’s best friend and co-star, how for a moment, in the beginning of the book is portrayed as a potential negative character. Also, Stephanie stopped acting for a while, still she remains in the spotlight simply because of her last name and her business would tarnish her reputation (going out with different men, in the eyes of the press, should look strange). To top it all, the ending felt dragged and one thing regarding her passion for art felt off – not gonna say what so I won’t spoil.

I would read book 2, hoping is far better than book one in the series. The second book follows Stephanie and Devon’s best friends and I hope I will enjoy it more. I’ll move forward with 2.5 stars and I’ll round it to 3 for Goodreads and Amazon purpose. Still, I am very conflicted.

Let me know in the comments below if you have read the book or any book by this author and bring me your positive thoughts. Until next time, happy reading !

3 stars

 

Author Bio:

Lily is a Colorado native enjoying the fantastic climate of Southern California with her family and cranky cat after surviving more than a decade in hot, humid places where hurricanes get their own season and Winter is a myth.

The written word is her favorite thing – reading or writing, she doesn’t discriminate. Left to her own devices she can read about a book a day; that HEA is a powerful drug!

As an only child she grew up inventing elaborate stories for her dolls to act out. She started word processing on a computer around age 10 and never looked back. After suffering the heartbreak of catastrophic drive failure a regrettable number of times, she has finally learned to back things up appropriately and often.

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Book Review: an Unsuitable Lady For A Lord by Cathleen Ross

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About The Book:
Title: AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD (Scottish Lords and Ladies #1)
Author: Cathleen Ross
Pub. Date: April 13, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 210
Lord Aaron Lyle has one hell of a choice: a bankrupt dukedom, or marriage to some simpering society miss so his spendthrift father can get his hands on her huge dowry. He won’t do it. He has a reputation to maintain, and besides, he’d rather run naked through the streets of London than marry anyone at all. Surely, there must be a third option.
Then Lady Crystal Wilding walks into his life, a bluestocking, full of subversive thoughts, who hates the notion of marriage even more than he does. He is intrigued…and, suddenly, he has an idea. He invites the totally unsuitable lady home on the pretext of presenting her as a possible match…but in truth, Aaron has something far more pleasurable in mind. For her part, Lady Crystal has her own reasons for going along with his harebrained scheme.
Imagine their shock when his highly proper family loves her and starts planning the wedding. Good lord. Now what?

My Review

It was such a delight to read this book. I read it in one sitting, not necessarily because of its short length, but because I was so mesmerized by the characters, their story and their fun conversations. It’s one of those books that can offer a great reading time.

Ok, why do I like it? We have one lord under pressure from his father to choose one of the proper ladies he has in store to be his wife. Still, Aaron Lyle is not particularly fond of the idea, or any of those young women for that matter. An encounter with Lady Crystal Wilding determines him to form a plan that would benefit both. However, she is very outspoken and her ideas are too bold for a society built on morals, strict rules and led by men.

I loved how the two interact and I love Crystal’s ideas and her desire to help educate the women of the society. Faced with the loss of their husbands, many of them have fallen to poverty and have difficulties providing a future for their daughters. Our heroine believes women should learn to read and write at a young age, have marriages based on love, not convenience and is not afraid to voice this opinion in front a room full of men that believe women are good just to sit tight and do nothing much. Aaron is willing to support Crystal and her cause, not only because he agrees with her views, but also because he is mesmerized by her as a person. Her intelligence and good manners are a match for his arrogance and good heart.

As much as I have enjoyed the couple, I would have liked a better ending. It felt a little rushed and we could have seen a little more struggle. Also, for a lady with principles, despite her views, Lady Crystal is not afraid to break customs when meeting with Aaron and is quick to accept a second place in his life at some point.

Having said all these, I am giving 4 stars to “An Unsuitable Lady For A Lord”, with my entire love and appreciation for the author. It was such a pleasant read and I cannot wait to go through the next books in the series 😊 Until next time, happy reading!

Cover review: I like the color combination from the cover. Especially in the title. The lady dressed in a white dress suggests a bride-to-be, but this book is not only about marriage. I would have preferred something more linked with the plot. But I do enjoy it.

Favorite quote (and there are many, but I’ll select one): “Step aside, for I have a great urge to slap you”

 4 stars

 
About Cathleen:
Cathleen Ross is a quirky writer who lives on Sydney Harbor with her husband, daughter and very loved dog, Denzel. As an English teacher and editor, she has always surrounded herself with books. When she’s not giving psychic predictions for her family and friends, she’s writing romances where her heroines always get their man. She’s a multi-award-winning author who regularly hits the Amazon best-seller lists.


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Book Blitz: Beneath The Surface by Abbi Cook

Beneath The Surface
Abbi Cook
Publication date: April 14th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I was born and bred to be a killer. It’s all I’m supposed to be.

I take no prisoners. Until Lily. For her, I make an exception. But only for a week.

When I walk in, time starts ticking down to zero. Her father has seven days to save her.

Until then, she’s mine. Mine to have. Mine to take.

Mine to keep.

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EXCERPT

He leans in close to me and takes a deep breath in, letting it out slowly as an ominous hum reverberates in the space around us. “I don’t know what you’re doing, little girl, but trust me, you don’t want to tease a man stuck out alone in the country.”

“You’re not alone. I’m here.”

Cason’s gaze travels down my body and back up again to meet mine. His lids heavy, he looks at me hungrily. “You’re playing with fire here, Lily. You’re going to get hurt.”

My knees shake at how intimidating he sounds, but I press them together and flash him my best fuck me smile. “I’m not a child, Cason. It’s not like I don’t know things.”

“And what do you think this is? Do you think if you get me to fuck you that I won’t want to kill you when the time comes? Is that what you’re thinking?” he asks in a low voice, his warm breath drifting over my ear with each word he practically hisses out before he steps back away from me.

My heart sinks at how callously he dismisses my plan, but I can’t let him see how frightened I am at this very moment. This can work. I know it can. I just have to see it through.

So I take a step closer to him, close enough that I can feel the heat coming from him through that black T-shirt that fits so perfectly over his toned body. I look up into his dark eyes and swallow hard. “What I was thinking was I didn’t want to be alone, Cason.”

The words hang in the sliver of space that separates us as I wait for him to respond. He just needs to say yes and I can do this.

He looks down at my T-shirt, and then his hand touches my hip, sending need dancing through me. “I’m not one of those boys you tease to get your own way, Lily. This is your one last chance to go back to your room and pretend this never happened because if I let you come in, the word no doesn’t exist in here.”

Every word drips with a threat of something he thinks I can’t handle, but I don’t care. Whatever he is inside that room, at least I’ll be alive there at the week’s end.


Author Bio:

Abbi Cook grew up wondering if she was different because she always wanted to know more about the villain than the hero in the stories she read. When she got older, she found there were others in the world like her and devoured their writing, loving every dark word. She’s written her own tales for years, but in 2019 she decided it was time to take the next step and publish them. She’s never looked back since that day.

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Book Promo: A Hole Lotta Trouble by Lea Hart

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE by Lea
Hart Blog Tour hosted by 
Rockstar Book Tours.
Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: A
WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE
Author: Lea Hart
Pub. Date: April
13, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback,
eBook
Pages: 150
Find it: Goodreads,
Amazon, KindleB&NiBooks, Kobo
Rick
Blakely is enjoying being back on the family’s Texan ranch. After ten years in
the Navy SEALs—and another working through the damage they caused—he’s grateful
his days are no longer filled with chaos and danger.
His peace
and quiet ends the second the new vet pulls up to the ranch. Emily Conner has
driven him up a wall since grade school, and their fights are legendary in these parts. Fate must be laughing at his expense—something he’ll be discussing with the man upstairs just as soon as he can tear his eyes away from Em’s very fine ass…
When Emily agreed to go out to the Blakely Ranch, she prayed fervently that her former nemesis was: A) not in residence, B) mute, or C) ugly as sin. Rick, of course, is none of these things, and she’s torn between wanting to throttle him and tear off his clothes to see whether what’s underneath is just as hot. Which will not happen. The man is nothing but trouble.
The town is taking bets. Rick and Em are either going to end up in jail or in bed. Likely both. How many bottles of tequila, visits from the sheriff, and family meddling it takes to get there is a whole other question…
Book Trailer:

Excerpt

More weight disappeared, and he let out a laugh. “Missed the hell out of you Stitches.”

“That’s hard to believe since I haven’t heard a word from you since you left for college.”

“I knew if I kept in touch, I never would’ve been able to stay way.”

Confusion clouded her eyes and he knew the sooner he could manage the overdue explanation he owed her, the better.

“Now that were going to be around one another from time to time, I hope we have a chance to get reacquainted and talk about what happened all those years ago.”

Emily stroked the horse’s nose and then wrinkled her own. “I’m more than happy to leave the past where it is. I also don’t know that I’m interested in keeping company with someone who used to tug my pigtails.” She pulled her long braid over her shoulder and twirled the end. “You also insulted me within a minute of meeting and told me I looked like a horse.”

“I can’t believe you remember that.”

“It would be impossible not to, since it was the first thing you ever said to me. My sweet little-innocent heart was all but crushed by your mean words.” Emily pressed her hands to her chest and sighed. “It’s a miracle that I survived the experience.”

He rocked back on the heel of his boot and let out a chuckle. “You hauled off and punched me in the stomach and then told everyone I smelled like a stinky cow, so you weren’t crushed for long.” He lifted her silky braid. “I thought your honey blond hair was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen, and my horse was my favorite thing, so…”

She blinked. “You trying to tell me you were being nice?”

“No, since I hated your know-it-all attitude and prissy ways and wanted nothing more than to put you in your place.” Sensing a shift in the energy, he leaned in and heard her sharp intake of breath. “Do you still know best, Emily?”

Her eyes widened…and darkened. Yes. Countless things had changed in the years they spent apart, but the current of energy they’d always seemed to share was the same. Maybe even a bit more potent, if he wasn’t mistaken.

After a long, tense moment during which Rick seriously contemplated kissing the hell out of that sweet mouth, Emily smoothed out his shirt and stepped back. “Not as often as I used to.”

“Well, that’s good news.” Maybe he’d finally get the chance to prove to her that he knew best. About them. He let her braid slip through his fingers and then traced the small scar on her chin. “I never thought you’d follow me into that fallen down shack to see if the ghost sightings were true.”

She lifted her chin. “You suggested I wasn’t brave enough to confront the apparitions.

Had I known the floor was all but rotted, I would’ve kept my big mouth shut and stayed home.” She tagged the lead rope off the tie bar and held it out.

“Live and learn, that’s all we can do.” He took the rope she offered and felt the mare press her head into his hand. “Patience, girl. All the good things in life take time.”

Emily gave him a world-class eyeroll and he threw her a cocksure smile in response, knowing the time he’d spent getting his mind and soul back together had been worth it. They were two hard surfaces that ground against each other, creating the type of resistance that produced a spark capable of ignition.

Friction.

Sometimes it worked in their favor and other times, not so much.

 
 
 
About Lea:

 

I live in Southern California and write stories about sassy,
smart women and the alpha men who fall for them.
When I’m not writing, I take care of my daughter and try to
take long walks.
I believe in the power of a big glass of wine, the right pair of shoes, and a large dose of sarcasm.

 
 
 
Giveaway Details: International
1 winner
will receive a $15 Amazon GC, International.
 
3 winners will
win eBooks of A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE, International.
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4/16/2020
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4/17/2020
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