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Review & Excerpt: ABOUT THAT KISS (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis

About that Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5)

by Jill Shalvis

Published by Avon
384 pages
Genre: romance
4 / 5

My Review:

What lengths would you go to in order to retrieve a three-inch carving of a penguin? If you’re Kylie, you’ll hire a private investigator, specifically Joe, the investigator with whom you shared a knee-weakening kiss in an alley.

Jill Shalvis brings back characters you’ve met in previous Heartbreaker Bay stories, which provides a fun backstory to the focus on Kylie and Joe. She develops their relationship through the push and pull of two people viscerally attracted to each other but at the same time leery of what that attraction means. At the same time, Shalvis builds a mystery surrounding that penguin.

It is impossible not to like Kylie and Joe. They are adorable, if not a bit prickly. Shalvis helps you understand why they don’t think that a relationship will work for them, yet at the same time each dearly wants that relationship to happen (one more than the other, as tends to be the case). Shalvis writes such approachable, engaging romances that you find yourself sucked into her world, wishing you were there, too.

Blurb:

When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.

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Excerpt

Joe studied her. “I asked you once before, but now I’m going to ask you again. Is there something going
on between you two?”

She tossed up her hands. “Why do you both keep asking me that about each other?”

His eyes narrowed. “I thought nothing was going on.”

“And before today, I could’ve passed a lie detector test on that,” she said.

“What happened today?”

She paused. Not because she had anything to be ashamed of, but because she wasn’t quite sure what
had happened.

“Kylie.”

She sighed. “It’s nothing.”

“Try again,” Joe said and gave her the very male universal go on gesture.

She rolled her eyes. “Fine. He . . . finally made a move on me.”

Joe didn’t budge. Not a blink, not a muscle twitch, nothing, but she could’ve popped corn off the electric tension coming off him.

“Describe ‘made a move,’ ” he finally said.

She crossed her arms. “And again, how is this relevant to my case?”

He just gave her that careful stare again and she thought wow, those eyes of his should be registered as a lethal weapon, because she found herself opening her mouth and spilling her guts. “He kissed me.”

“He kissed you.”

“Yeah,” she said. “Do you know that you often repeat what I say?”

“What kind of a kiss?” he asked.

She was momentarily bewildered. “I don’t know. It was a kiss. A normal kiss. A nice kiss.” She cocked her head at him. “How many kinds of kisses are there?”

He just looked at her for a long moment before coming toward her. He backed her to the wall and pressed his big hands on either side of her head.

“There are many kinds of kisses,” he said.

Her breath had backed up in her throat, where her heart had lodged, pounding wildly. “S-s-such as?”

“Such as this one.” And then he leaned in and covered her mouth with his.
At the touch of Joe’s mouth, Kylie’s brain stopped being capable of rational thought. His tongue gave a knee-weakening stroke against hers and she let out a shockingly needy moan as she clutched at him, fisting her hands in the material of his shirt at his chest. Only when he’d thoroughly plundered and pillaged and left her boneless did he lift his head and
look into her eyes.

“Wow,” she whispered, fully aware she was still holding on to him like he was a lifeline, but the bones in her legs had liquefied. “I mean . . .” She shook her head. “Wow.”

He nodded. “Yeah. So to be clear, that wasn’t ‘a normal kiss’ or even ‘a nice kiss.’ It was a ‘wow’ kiss. Any questions?”

“Just one,” she said softly. “Can I have another?”

Joe didn’t have to be asked twice. His mouth immediately descended again, his fingers sliding into her hair to change the angle of the kiss to suit him. It was a controlled, alpha thing to do, but she had only one thought—nothing about the usually carefully, purposely leashed Joe was in control at the moment.

And she liked it.

She had no idea how long they went at it because she was in absolute heaven. Who knew that the man could use his preferred silent mode to communicate in a way that she finally approved of?

Only when she was completely breathless and about to strip him down to his birthday suit did she manage to pull back.

“Any more questions?” he asked, also a little bit breathless, which was more than slightly gratifying. Dumbly, she shook her head. His eyes softened and he gently he stroked his thumb over her bottom lip. “And FYI? Gib’s an idiot.”

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Review: I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH by Alicia Drake

I love You Too Much

by Alicia Drake

Published by Little, Brown and Company
224 pages
Genre: fiction; women’s fiction
4 / 5

My Review:

Sometimes you encounter a character so affectingly heartbreaking that you wish you could reach into the book, wrap your arms around him, and tell him everything will be okay.

Such is the case with Paul, the young teeange narrator of this bittersweet story.

Alicia Drake depicts loneliness and isolation so remarkably well that you want to get a group rate on Prozac. As if being fourteen isn’t tough enough, Paul loves so many people so deeply with such little reciprocation that it is no wonder that he finds solace and comfort in food. It’s the only thing that loves him without reservation. His mother, the beautiful and beauty-obsessed Séverine, has just had a new baby, giving Paul a half-sister. There are a few scenes in shich Séverine delays feeling Lou, and given the priority she places on outer perfection, those scenes feel chilling.

If only Séverine were as concerned as what’s on the inside of people. Maybe then she would see how much her son is struggling. Maybe then she would be as worried about his mental and emotional well-being as she is about his math scores.

Just as disappointing is Paul’s father, a man whose efforts to compete in triathlons is far more intense than his efforts to connect with his son. Paul fares no better with his grandparents, who seem equally determined to see what they want to see. When he tries to connect with a troubled classmate, you worry even more for him because you sense that he will continue to suffer.

Drake does a fantastic job of infusing this book with a sense of sadness and isolation. She also takes you on a little tour of some areas in Paris, and when she talks about the food there, I want to join Paul at a table. What impresses me most is that, in spite of all of Paul’s attempts to have his love reciprocated, only to be disappointed, Drake doesn’t let him feel defeated for long. She gives him his chance to act out, to show his frustration, to fill himself with calories just so he can feel some sort of fullness. And she also gives him a hopefulness that gives you hope that Paul will be okay. This is largely found in Lou, the baby he did not want to admit into his heart and whom he found purple and unappealing when she was born. But Lou’s heart, untouched by loss and disappointment, is open and innocent. Paul sees her unbridled glee and realizes that life is going to be okay.

Still, though, you want someone to love this kid. He gives, as the title implies, too much love. Someone needs to return it.

Blurb:

I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent.

Alicia Drake, author of the critically acclaimed biography The Beautiful Fall, evokes contemporary life in the City of Lights lavishness of Edward St. Aubyn and the sophistication of Julia Pierpont’s Among Ten Thousand ThingsI Love You Too Much is a novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a devastating coming of age story told from the sidelines of Parisian perfection.

In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely. This is the Paris of thirteen-year-old Paul. Shy and unloved, he quietly observes the lives of the self-involved grown-ups around him: his glamorous Maman, Séverine, her younger musician lover, Gabriel, and his fitness-obsessed Papa, Philippe. Always overlooked, it’s only a matter of time before Paul witnesses something that he’s not supposed to see…

Seeking solace in an unlikely friendship with rebellious classmate Scarlett and succumbing to the temptation of the numerous patisseries in his elegant neighborhood, Paul searches for unconditional love. But what will he do if he can’t find it?

About the Author:

Brought up in Liverpool, Alicia Drake read History and History of Art at Newnham College, Cambridge. She went to Paris for six months and stayed for eighteen years. There she worked as a writer and fashion journalist and had five children. She is the author of The Beautiful Fall, a book of narrative nonfiction about Paris fashion and creativity in the 1970s. She returned to the UK recently and now lives in the countryside with her husband and children. I love you too much is her first novel.

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Review: CHECK ME OUT by Becca Wilhite

Check Me Out (Proper Romance Contemporary Series)

by Becca Wilhite

Published by Shadow Mountain
368 pages
Genre: romance; chick lit
3 / 5

My Review:

Cyrano de Bergerac has such tremendous appeal because of the idea that you can love someone so much yet be almost paralyzed by fear over discover of that love. Becca Wilhite takes this concept and creates a sweet, warm, romantic story about a boy and a girl who belong together, but only one of them realizes that.

In addition to the romance, Wilhite also touches on the importance of libraries. I loved how she showcased their many functions and importance in communities while also showing how necessary it is for libraries to evolve. And, as Wilhite shows, it’s just as important for communities to support their libraries. Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

The romance, though, is the star. Greta is ready for love, but she isn’t ready to break out of her preconceived notions of what love will look like. Wilhite makes watching her learn and discover what true love really is a fun, sweet experience.

Now, back to libraries for a moment. Stop by yours every now and then. Check out a book. Take your children to story time. Go to a reading. Join a book club.

Keep your library a living thing.

Blurb:

Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single.

Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection, poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local café where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts than in his face-to-face conversation.

When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a “battle of the bands” book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows.

Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them?

Check Me Out is a contemporary romance–with just a hint of Cyrano de Bergerac–that reminds us that it is what’s on the inside that matters most.

About the Author:

Becca Wilhite loves books-reading and writing them. By day, she teaches high school English. By night, she’s a wife and a mom. In between, she squeezes in wordplay.

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Review: KEEP HER SAFE by K A Tucker

Keep Her Safe

by K A Tucker

Published by Atria
448 pages
Genre: mystery; romance; new adult
4.5 / 5

My Review:

There is this thing about reading a K A Tucker book: you just know that she will make you cry. You just know that you will be so fully emotionally invested that you will feel like the characters’ pains are your pains. Even knowing this will happen – even with the foreknowledge to gird your emotional loins – you will wind up a mess by the end of her books.

Keep Her Safe is no different. Except it is different.

This isn’t a second-chance romance because Noah and Gracie knew each other when they were kids, and there were no romantic feelings between them. She was a little girl the last time they saw each other. He remembers her in that vague way that you remember someone you knew when you were ten; her memories of him are a tad vaguer.

Yet they are connected in ways they don’t anticipate, and Tucker develops that thread in the way that effective mystery writers do. She shows you the facts and clues, and she lets you scrutinize and theorize, determining your own theories. Most of you will figure out what’s going on before Noah and Grace do, which makes the dramatic ironies all the more interesting to read.

Tucker builds the romance s-l-o-w-l-y. There are times when you will experience blue … uh … ovaries? Balls? Blue something. I loved that Tucker did this, though, because the fits and starts are so emblematic of Noah and Grace. Those two are fun to get to know. He’s sort of quiet and steadfast and adorably awkward, and she’s feisty and headstrong and far too cynical for a 20-year-old. They butt heads, yet they find themselves trusting each other, even though they don’t know if they should.

The only thing I didn’t like was a particular element of the structure. Tucker moves back and forth between several perspectives, two of whom are Noah’s and Grace’s, and two of whom are people involved in the mystery. I felt like the latter perspectives weren’t needed. They slowed down the progression of the story. Yes, it helps to know what these characters were thinking and feeling, but those thoughts and feelings weren’t disclosed to other characters. I think I would have preferred the not knowing, if that makes sense.

Fortunately, Noah and Grace are tremendous characters, and you will love them. You will love the way Tucker tells their tale, and you will love this book.

Blurb:

Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

About the Author:

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 16 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water, and her latest contemporary novel, Until It Fades. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.

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Cover & Blurb Reveal: LOVE & INK by JD Hawkins

Love & Ink by JD Hawkins

Release Date: February 21st

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

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I’m a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody’s begging me to put my ink on them. I’m the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.

I’ve spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I’ll do anything to get her back.

It’s been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.

She’s left a permanent mark on my heart.

But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?

About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

 

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Release Blitz: MIDNIGHT BLUE by LJ Shen

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Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is LIVE!

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Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th

It should have been easy.

I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.

I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.

The worst part is that I should have known better.

Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.

“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”

Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

Guess what? I didn’t listen.

I signed the contract.

World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

Then he took my heart.

Then he took my all.

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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Release Blitz & Review: HIDDEN SEAMS by Alessandra Torre

Hidden Seams

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Erotic Romance

Standalone, 336 pages

 

Synopsis

 

A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine…

I’ve worked a decade for this. I’ve sold my soul and my reputation. I’ve lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance. And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my— It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind. I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine.Or not.

 

My Review:

One of the things I appreciate the most about Alessandra Torre is that she never tells the same story twice, even when she writes a series. She finds different angles and perspectives, and she makes you feel as if you’re reading something you haven’t read before.

In the case of Hidden Seams, Marco comes to you as a character who feels brand new, which is fitting considering he’s staring down a brand new life for himself. Having perpetuated a lie for a decade, he’s now free, and he has to figure out what that freedom means. As if he isn’t confused enough, here comes Avery, a money launderer from Detroit who threatens, however obliquely and unaware, to blow up everything Marco has.

I’ve seen this book described as an enemies-to-lovers, but I wouldn’t call it that. Marco and Avery don’t have time to decide whether they’re enemies or not before they become lovers, and even when Marco acts like a ginormous anal pore, it’s still clear that he and Avery are more on each other’s side than either perhaps would like to admit. Watching their relationship take hold is equal parts hilarious, poignant, and arousing.

Oh, yes, AROUSING. This is an Alessandra Torre romance, after all, so rest assured that your thighs will get quite the workout from you squeezing them together. Marco is, in a word, DELICIOUS.

One thing I’d like to particularly applaud in this book is how Torre approaches Avery’s adoption. As an adoptee, I felt like I was reading my own thoughts and feelings as Torre described what Avery was going through. That’s either demonstration of thorough research or evidence of an astute observer. Either way, kudos to Torre for that.

Back to Marco. Did I mention that he’s delicious? Oh, he is. And he’s witty. He made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. He’s also so swoony that you will find yourself trying to will him into being a real person.

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About Alessandra Torre

 

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels.

Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

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Cover Reveal: GENTLEMAN MINE by Penelope Ward

 

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward. Gentleman Nine releases on February 19th!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Lucas Garcez
Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.
He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)
Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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Drunk Dial:
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Mack Daddy:
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Stepbrother Dearest:
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Neighbor Dearest:
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Jake Undone (Jake #1):
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Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6
iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8
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Jake Understood (Jake #2):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves
Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z
iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk
My Skylar
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F
iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR
Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB
Gemini:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE
Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD
iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj
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Release Launch & Review Blitz: SEX, NOT LOVE by Vi Keeland

AVAILABLE NOW

 

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My Review:

You know how they say that weddings are a great place to meet people? Nat and Hunter are perhaps the only two who don’t really want to meet anyone with whom they have a relationship that lasts longer than the wedding itself, so when they are introduced to each other at their best friends’ wedding, it is quite fortunate. Two people of similar minds and similar wants.

Of course, YOU know that there is more to the two of them than a one-night stand. In Vi Keeland’s world, it takes much longer for them to realize that.

I immediately liked Nat. She’s as loyal and devoted a person as you will find, to the point that she drives her sullen teenage stepdaughter Izzy four hours (each way) once a month to an update New York prison so that the child can spend an hour with her jailed father (from whom Nat is divorced). She goes to weekly dinners with her mother and sisters, and she allows nothing to interfere with those. She provides emotional and physical support to Izzy despite the girl’s apparent loathing of her. Keeland shows you these things so that you fully understand just how deeply Nat’s delusion that she cannot love someone goes.

I also immediately liked Hunter. You can tell from the start that he’s a good guy. Like Nat, he’s devoted and loyal. He’s eco-conscious, and he’s the kind of guy who would drop anything to fly across the country to come to the aid of someone who needs him. As with Nat, Keeland shows you that Hunter is worth so much more than he believes.

This book packs an emotional punch, one made all the more powerful by the way Keeland builds her story. You care so completely about Nat and Hunter that you feel all the feels where they’re concerned. And by “all the feels,” I include the need to squeeze your thighs together so hard that you could snap a brick. The sexy times in this book are exquisitely delicious.

Nat and Hunter’s story will make you smile, make you laugh, make you cry, and make you SWOON.

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My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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Other books from Vi Keeland:
Standalone novels
Beautiful Mistake
Amazon eBook http://amzn.to/2uoeoJN
iBooks http://smarturl.it/20x53a
B&N http://smarturl.it/n8jey6
Kobo http://smarturl.it/1btxsz

Egomaniac
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b1gi74
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fIsmvC
B&N: http://smarturl.it/t4ohsv
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/azmhq9
Bossman
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a8D5B6
iBooks: http://apple.co/25x2jyX
B&N: http://bit.ly/29sL4H2
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29lW19I

The Baller
Amazon: amzn.to/1PBF2hG
iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksBaller
B&N: http:// bit.ly/BarnesBaller
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5
Throb

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight
Worth the Chance

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance
Worth Forgiving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you
Made for You

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you
Co-written novels
Cocky Bastard
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc
iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO
Stuck-Up Suit
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57
B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif
Playboy Pilot
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
Nook: bit.ly/2caXPEK
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1
Mister Moneybags
Amazon http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf
Barnes & Noble http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m
iBooks http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq
Kobo http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho
Dear Bridget, I Want You
Amazon: ➜ http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ
iBooks: ➜ http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi
B&N ➜ http://smarturl.it/o780mb
Kobo: ➜ http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a
Google: ➜ http://smarturl.it/7cvewu

 

 

Cover Reveal: MIDNIGHT BLUE by LJ Shen

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Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is coming January 21st!

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Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 21st

Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs.

Model: Nolan Zarlin

It should have been easy.

I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.

I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.

The worst part is that I should have known better.

Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.

“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”

Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

Guess what? I didn’t listen.

I signed the contract.

World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

Then he took my heart.

Then he took my all.

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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