Monthly Archive: June 2017

Review Blitz: THE CATCH by K. Bromberg

My Review:

When you read books in a duet or series, sometimes you end the first book believing that you know where the next one is headed. This is not good. You want to be surprised as a reader. Even more demanding, you want to be surprised but also you want those surprises to make sense, to flow organically from the characters and the previously established plot.

Enter The Catch.

I thought I knew where K. Bromberg would take Scout and Easton at the end of The Player. I took some of the clues she dropped and made a whole lot of assumptions. While I may have gotten one or two correct, I missed – completely – the bigger picture. Bromberg heads in a direction I did not anticipate, and she does so in a way that is true to her characters and her story. She gives Scout and Easton the story they deserve.

At the conclusion of The Player, we know that Scout has done something that terrifies her. She sees some paperwork that worries her, so she makes a split-second decision and does something that she knows will hurt Easton. Bromberg picks right up from there and fills you in on what Scout did, why she did it, and how Easton reacts. You don’t have to wait long at all for explanations.

But then Bromberg veers in some unexpected directions. She wraps this romance in reality, which makes Easton and Scout even more real. You may not be able to relate to their struggles – not many of us are physical therapists for Major League Baseball teams, much less star catchers for those teams – but you will relate to their humanity. You will empathize with their familial conflicts and their need to trust each other while also protecting each other from certain pain. You will understand why these two people, who fought against falling in love, now are determined not to let go of that love, even as they face a series of obstacles.

As this is a K. Bromberg book, you know to expect some scorching sexy times. Girls. Your thighs will get quite the workout as you squeeze the life out of them while reading this book. As much as I enjoyed the hot headboard rocking, I liked, even more, the more emotionally intimate sex scenes. They pull you even deeper into this story. No pun intended.

Bromberg is careful when it comes to redeeming her antagonists. Some people can’t be fixed, and she makes this readily apparent. As Bromberg shows, you will face issues and problems and obstacles. You will endure conflict. Your dreams may head in a direction you don’t anticipate. You may feel that you can’t “catch” a break. These things do not determine your value. How you respond to them, though, does reveal the person you are.

I loved this book. I loved this series. I loved Easton and Scout. Once they decide to trust themselves and their feelings, they show us all how to view endings as opportunities.

Blurb:

After an unexpected twist of fate, All-Star catcher Easton Wylder is left questioning the loyalty of everyone around him.

Even the woman who shares his bed, Scout Dalton.

But if Easton thought being uprooted to the last place he expected was the only challenge life had to throw at him, he was dead wrong.

With an ailing shoulder and his career in limbo, his decision to make an unexpected change leads him to question everything – Scout’s love, family loyalties, and whether he can conquer the one obstacle he’s never been able to overcome. The secret he’s never shared with anyone.

He may be a man pushed to his limits, but he’s hell-bent on proving his worth no matter the cost.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00074]Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?

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About the Author

HeadShot ColorNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE

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Review: THE SEX SYMBOL by Laurelin Paige

Sex Symbol

by Laurelin Paige

Genre: Romance
4.5 / 5

My Review:

When Maddie graduated from college, film degree in hand, her plan was to write and direct movies. She spends her graduation night in a romantic – and scorching hot – clinch with a gorgeous – and scorching hot – stranger named Micah.

Seven years later, Micah’s acting career has hit the stratosphere while Maddie has earned a name for herself. Just not the name she hoped. A botched attempt at filmmaking forced her to work as a focus puller (which actually sounds like a pretty intense and fun job). She likes what she does, but she yearns to fulfill her dream. Called to fill in on a film that’s halfway through production – and is directed by the man who backed her first directing job and, subsequently, attempted to blackball her – Maddie is surprised to see that Micah is one of the film’s stars. Will he remember her from that long ago night?

OF COURSE HE DOES.

Micah, though, is one of those guys who believes that no Hollywood romances can last. He likes Maddie, but can he see a future with her?

Laurelin Paige takes you into the hearts and minds of her main characters, letting you see what motivates and concerns them. You understand why Micah feels the way he does about happily-ever-afters in real life, and you also see why Maddie responds to those fears. Paige makes you care about these two, fully investing you in their story. I cried at one point, my cold hard heart breaking for Micah and Maddie, as I fell so deeply into the book. One of the things I really liked was that Laurelin Paige makes Micah work for his happiness. His redemption isn’t easy, nor should it be.

The first interaction between our lovebirds is largely sexual, and Paige works with that throughout the novel. Sex is how Micah and Maddie first connect, and it continues to ground them. It’s when they are their most vulnerable, and it’s when they feel closest to each other. At one point, Micah grabs Maddie, presses her up against his localized blood flow, and asks her if she can feel what she does to him. What he can’t see – or can’t admit to himself – is that she wants to feel what she does to him in more than just that one place.

This is a steamy Hot Romance Novel that makes you care about its characters. I loved it, and I hope you give it a try. When you do, head on back here and let me know what you thought about Micah and Maddie.

Blurb:

A rich and famous actor who has sworn off any serious relationships, the playboy is the media’s favorite bachelor.

But he wasn’t anybody when Maddie Bauer met him seven years ago. Then he was just the hot guy at the party who gave her an amazing orgasm and never called her again.

Now her job as a camera assistant has landed her on the set of his latest movie, and despite her vow to ignore his charm, she finds him pulling her focus.

She just has to make it through the shoot without landing in his bed. But when the legendary bad boy sets his sights on her, how can she possibly resist?

The book was previously published under the title Take Two.

About the Author:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Blog Tour, Tiny Tease, Giveaway, & Review: DR. ER by Max Monroe

Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries, #2)

by Max Monroe

Genre: Romantic comedy
4.5 / 5

My Review:

Somewhat to my surprise, I loved this book.

You see, I’m a huge Max Monroe fan, but their first book in this series, Dr. OB, disappointed me. I felt like they trod familiar territory, and they seemed to rely too much on their Billionaire Bad Boys characters. I like Thatch, but he had his time, you know? I wanted Max Monroe to trust themselves enough to break away from Kline, Thatch, and Wes. They’re good writers. They don’t need to use those three characters as their crutch.

Before I started reading this one, I worried that I’d find it lacking in the ways I was disappointed by Dr. OB. That did not happen, and I am ecstatic. Dr. ER reminds me why I love how Max Monroe write together. It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scorching hot, and it leaves you feeling good about the characters and story.

In Scott Shephard, Max Monroe have a guy who is sure of himself – and rightfully so. He’s a skilled emergency room physician and newly minted reality TV star, and he knows how to play the game. Whereas Will Cummings (Dr. OB) fell victim to the cameras, Scott understands how to make them work for him. He’s a womanizer, but he’s smart about it. He doesn’t let viewers see how he interacts with women. He doesn’t use them – he’s quite transparent about what he wants and expects – but their expectations beyond the sexy times do not matter to him.

When Harlow shows up in the ER (what brings her there is HILARIOUS), Scott finds himself drawn to her. This unsettles him somewhat. He’s used to being the object of infatuation, not the other way around. Harlow, though, makes her disdain quite apparent. She’s watched him on the show and, as a gossip columnist, she knows a snow job when she sees it. The kismet that puts them in each other’s path a second time is charming and also funny, and the repartee between the two will give your abs a great workout from all your laughing. Harlow is a handful. Luckily for her – and Scott – he’s up to the challenge.

Max Monroe build an interesting conflict between the two. It doesn’t feel forced, and it makes you wonder how Scott and Harlow will work things out. And then there are the sexy times. Strap on those vibrators, girls, because Max Monroe deliver some scorching hot headboard rocking (quite literally, in one case). All of this passion between Scott and Harlow serves as a foundation for developing a relationship. There are moments in sex when you reveal yourself, and Max Monroe use that effectively here.

Kudos to this writing team for their confidence in this book. Perhaps they have learned to let Thatch go live happily with Cassie and the rest of the gang.

Blurb:

Dr. Erotic.

That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.

Just thinking about it makes me smile.

As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.

Well, that was my plan.

Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.

A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.

She drives me crazy.

Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.   

God, I love a good challenge.

Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.

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      “Was he the man who was riding when you got injured, Low?” he questioned, and I internally groaned at his ironic choice in words.

      The man who was riding? Good Lord, that sounded terrible. And a little too close to the actual scenario…

      “No, sir,” Scott answered, and if the strain in his throat was any indication, he was one breath away from losing himself to laughter. “I was, in fact, not doing the riding when your daughter got injured.”

      My father looked at me. “If he wasn’t the one riding, then how do you two know each other?”

      Fucking fiddlesticks, I needed everyone to stop saying riding before I fainted from discomfort.

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About the Authors:

A secret duo of romance authors team up under the pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you a sexy, laugh-out-loud new series…& more. 😉

New writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half.

Stay tuned for the future—this is where the fun begins.

Max Monroe is represented by Amy Tannenbaum of Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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Release Blitz, Giveaway, & Review: THE WEIGHT OF LIFE

My Review:

This book caused me to lose friends. I got so hooked on it that I didn’t return texts or emails, and I growled at family members who tried to talk to me. I just fell completely under its thrall and did not want to leave.

It’s been less than a year since Mila’s boyfriend died, and while she has promised herself to seek happiness, she still struggles. Loving someone so intensely and losing them left a deep gash in her heart. Ames instantly recognizes the sense of loss in her when the two meet on London Bridge. Mila has gone to do some work for her twin brother’s travel blog. Their connection is immediate and deep, which unsettles them. Whitney Barbetti develops their relationship with a sense of urgency. Mila has only three weeks in London, and Ames, too, has a clock ticking. Can these two build something in such a short amount of time?

Barbetti weaves another layer of conflict with Mila and Ames’s families. Each presents a different set of challenges, and both of them need to learn to navigate those in order to give themselves fully in their romance. Weighing on each of them is a loss of life, the “weight of life” of the title. How do you manage the weight of life? Do you let it burden you, rendering you incapable of fully living your life? Or do you accept it as a part of your life, a heartbreak that lingers but does not destroy?

I loved this story. Loved it so much. Ames is one of those Hot Heroes who frustrates you and makes himself earn your devotion, yet earn it he does. Mila has a lightness and joy to her that is enviable, yet Barbetti lets you see Mila’s sadness and struggles. The supporting cast is also entertaining. Mila’s parents may not be as well-developed as I’d like, but they play their part.

Barbetti also treats you to some scorching hot sexy times, delivering some delicious quiver. Ames and Mila learn to trust each other emotionally and physically, leaving indelible marks on each other and on you.

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“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.
 
He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.
 
Although he said he’d stay, we both knew he wouldn’t. I had already survived one loss—I didn’t know if I’d survive another. 
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She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I’d long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.
 
But it was only supposed to last three weeks.
 
“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.
 
I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn’t have a choice.
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Cover Reveal: SO GOOD by Nicola Rendell

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On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.

Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.

But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?

It feels so good.

 

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
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Blog Tour & Review: THE LIGHT IN SUMMER by Mary McNear

About The Light in Summer

• Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (June 20, 2017)

My Review:

Diving into this book is like devouring a slice of apple pie: it’s sweet, addictive, and, when you’ve finished, you want more.

Billy has crafted a good life for her and 13-year-old son Luke. A single mother, she’s had the support of her parents, who helped her provide a loving home for her son. For the past several years, she and Luke have lived a few hours away in Butternut, but they made regular visits to St. Paul. With the death of her father a year ago, though, Billy lost an important sounding board, and, perhaps more importantly, Luke lost his father figure.

Luke has always been a good kid, but lately he’s begun to worry Billy. Concerned that he’s involved with some unsavory people, she tries to sequester him. The person she would go to for help, though, is not with her any longer, and Billy feels his loss.

Enter Cal Cooper, a native of Butternut who has returned from Seattle, his marriage having fallen apart. He and Billy have an immediate attraction, but she’s concerned. With her problems with Luke, and with his increasing curiosity about his father, does she have room in her life for a boyfriend?

Mary McNear treats you to the perspectives of Billy, Cal, and Luke, showing you what each thinks and feels. The most heartbreaking is Luke, whose struggles to find his way without the anchor his grandfather provided will make you care deeply for him. You may not always like how he behaves, but you certainly can understand why he does so.

Billy is lovable, as is Cal, and you will cheer on their romance. All the while, lurking in the background, is the man from Billy’s past, Luke’s father. You understand her reticence to contact him, and you feel her fears. You also feel Cal’s openness to love, and you are so hopeful for him.

This is a sweet love story, and you will enjoy it. Fans of McNear’s Butternut Lake series will enjoy reconnecting with characters you’ve met before. Sometimes you just want a sweet, simple romance, and this one works great.

Blurb:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear brings you home to Butternut Lake and a novel filled with irresistible characters who you will want to call your friends.

It’s summertime on Butternut Lake, where the heat of noon is soothed by the cool breezes of the evening, where the pace grows slower, and sometimes, just sometimes, the summer light makes everything clearer…

For the lovely Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she feels the only one listening to her is Murphy…her faithful Labrador Retriever. Her teenage son, Luke, has gone from precious to precocious practically overnight. Her friends are wrapped up in their own lives, and Luke’s father, Wesley, disappeared before his son was even born. No wonder she prefers to spend time with a good book, especially ones where everything ends in perfection.

But Billy is about to learn that anything is possible during the heady days of summer. Coming to terms with her past—the death of her father, the arrival of Cal Cooper, a complicated man with a definite interest in Billy, even the return of Wesley, will force her to have a little bit of faith in herself and others…and realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection.

“Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you’ll wish it was real.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“This triumphant story had me reading until the wee hours of the morning.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber on The Space Between Sisters

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About Mary McNear

Mary McNear, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Butternut Lake series, writes in a local doughnut shop, where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hubbub of neighborhood life, and tries to resist the constant temptation of freshly made doughnuts. Mary bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.

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Cover Reveal: LOVE, HATE, & US by S P West

Cover Reveal: LOVE, HATE, & US

by S P West

 

Author: SP West
Title: Love, Hate, & Us.
Release Date: TBA
Designer: Kirsty-Ann Still
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Brody and Brooke, sitting in a tree.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

We grew up thinking that our future was set in stone.
We were wrong.

Turns out there is a thin line between love and hate.

Then there is us.

Brooke never imagined a life away from Emmerton. She never pictured a life without her childhood sweetheart, Brody. But when Brody does the unthinkable, Brooke’s world is turned upside down. Unable to watch as Brody moves on with his life, she decides to start afresh.

Unfortunately, leaving her past behind is not as easy as she thought, especially when her past wants her back.

Release Blitz, Giveaway, & Review: DR. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries, #2) by Max Monroe

Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries, #2)

by Max Monroe

Genre: Romantic comedy
4.5 / 5

My Review:

Somewhat to my surprise, I loved this book.

You see, I’m a huge Max Monroe fan, but their first book in this series, Dr. OB, disappointed me. I felt like they trod familiar territory, and they seemed to rely too much on their Billionaire Bad Boys characters. I like Thatch, but he had his time, you know? I wanted Max Monroe to trust themselves enough to break away from Kline, Thatch, and Wes. They’re good writers. They don’t need to use those three characters as their crutch.

Before I started reading this one, I worried that I’d find it lacking in the ways I was disappointed by Dr. OB. That did not happen, and I am ecstatic. Dr. ER reminds me why I love how Max Monroe write together. It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scorching hot, and it leaves you feeling good about the characters and story.

In Scott Shephard, Max Monroe have a guy who is sure of himself – and rightfully so. He’s a skilled emergency room physician and newly minted reality TV star, and he knows how to play the game. Whereas Will Cummings (Dr. OB) fell victim to the cameras, Scott understands how to make them work for him. He’s a womanizer, but he’s smart about it. He doesn’t let viewers see how he interacts with women. He doesn’t use them – he’s quite transparent about what he wants and expects – but their expectations beyond the sexy times do not matter to him.

When Harlow shows up in the ER (what brings her there is HILARIOUS), Scott finds himself drawn to her. This unsettles him somewhat. He’s used to being the object of infatuation, not the other way around. Harlow, though, makes her disdain quite apparent. She’s watched him on the show and, as a gossip columnist, she knows a snow job when she sees it. The kismet that puts them in each other’s path a second time is charming and also funny, and the repartee between the two will give your abs a great workout from all your laughing. Harlow is a handful. Luckily for her – and Scott – he’s up to the challenge.

Max Monroe build an interesting conflict between the two. It doesn’t feel forced, and it makes you wonder how Scott and Harlow will work things out. And then there are the sexy times. Strap on those vibrators, girls, because Max Monroe deliver some scorching hot headboard rocking (quite literally, in one case). All of this passion between Scott and Harlow serves as a foundation for developing a relationship. There are moments in sex when you reveal yourself, and Max Monroe use that effectively here.

Kudos to this writing team for their confidence in this book. Perhaps they have learned to let Thatch go live happily with Cassie and the rest of the gang.

Blurb:

Dr. Erotic.

That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.

Just thinking about it makes me smile.

As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.

Well, that was my plan.

Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.

A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.

She drives me crazy.

Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.   

God, I love a good challenge.

Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.

Disclaimer: If the subliminal food messages we’ve been posting for the last week haven’t lured you in by now, we’re not sure what will. #pancakesforlife

Oh? Sex will lure you in, you say? Then read the book. That’s where the sex is. And it’s hotter than Arizona last week. They couldn’t even fly planes, okay? That’s hot. Just do it.

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About the Author:

A secret duo of romance authors team up under the pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you a sexy, laugh-out-loud new series…& more. 😉

New writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half.

Stay tuned for the future—this is where the fun begins.

Max Monroe is represented by Amy Tannenbaum of Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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Release Blitz & Review: THE KING (Masterpiece Duet 1) by Skye Warren

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The King by Skye Warren is NOW AVAILABLE
long live the king…

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My Review:

If you’re in the mood for a dark read, this is the book for you. Skye Warren spares you nothing – no angst, no fear, no worries, no anxiety. The only thing she parses out in teensy amounts is happiness.

Penny’s life is nothing short of tragic. Suffice it to say that if it wasn’t for bad luck, she’d have no luck at all. And I mean NO LUCK. Her parents are losers, her existence negligible. No one seems to notice the poor little girl. No one, that is, except for the boy she meets in the woods.

This fortuitous introduction leads to some good things nad some very bad things. As this is more of a novella than a book, it’s best that I don’t give you many details. Just trust me on this: Penny is in a near constant state of danger.

There are so much angst and anxiety in this book that I almost felt suffocated. Yet it has to be that way. If Skye Warren had slapped some sort of fairy tale on this, it would have rendered everything she wrote worthless.

The one downside is the lack of physical romance. Again, it has to be that way, as Penny is only fifteen. There is a lot she can’t do that you might hope occurs. I also felt like some scenes were missing, particularly regarding a particular capture. Fortunately, you do get some extra information with The Prince, a little short story at the beginning of The King, that sets up what happens next.

Be prepared for heartache. Be prepared to feel sad. You just will with this book. It’s the first in a duet, though, so Skye Warren will hook you and make you want – make you have – to know what happens next.

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The highest stakes…

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.

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THE KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.

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About the Author:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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