Friday, April 30, 2021

Day 3 of An Introduction to The Stadium Series by S.A. Clayton......

 S.A. Clayton is launching her new Stadium Series soon and courtesy of InkSlingerPR we're going to reveal one cover for the series per day for the rest of this week. Today we are sharing the cover for Fast Ball, the third book in the series that will be releasing in July!


Fastball - Noun: A pitch thrown at or near a players maximum velocity.
Neither Josh nor Harper know what their relationship would become, but over time they’ve relied on each other to pick the other when the world seems to want to keep them apart.
Nothing is ever easy when it comes to love and when secrets are revealed, relationships will be tested and the pressure might just become too much.
Their love is strong, but sometimes these things need to burn down so something better can rise from the ashes.





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PRE-ORDER LINKS FOR CURVE BALL:  AMAZON  |  BN  |  KOBO  |  iBOOKS

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AUTHOR INFO:

S.A. Clayton lives in a small town outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband and her scary large collection of books that seem to take over every room.
She has worked on both sides of the publishing industry, both in a bookstore and for actual publishing companies. Although she loved both for different reasons, she found that writing was her true passion and has spent the last few years breaking into the industry as best she can.
She is a lover of all things romance and began her writing journey in her late twenties. Since then, she has immersed herself in the romance genre and couldn't be happier.
When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys binging a great Netflix show (Stranger Things anyone?), baking (because who doesn't love cookies!), and spending time with her family.

Book Tour for Olivier by Brenda Rothert (REVIEW)......

 A woman of wealth, who turned her back on her privileged lifestyle, finds herself connected in the public's eye to a rich and sexy owner of a hockey team who's willing to do anything to make her his.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Olivier by Brenda Rothert, along with my impressions of it, then add this ninth and final installment in the Chicago Blaze series to your bookshelf too!

Daphne
I knew who I was before Olivier Durand came along. Despite growing up among the privileged elite, I never cared about corporate ladders or dream weddings. I proudly wear the label of social justice warrior. Until a car accident changes everything overnight. A video goes viral: Chicago’s Hottest Bachelor, billionaire Olivier Durand pulling me from my burning car. When he sets his sights on me, the whole world is watching. He can chase after me all he wants, but my answer will be the same: I loathe the ultra-wealthy. Even when they’re handsome, persuasive and...I have to admit, charming. It’s a hell no from me, though. Until suddenly, I’m not sure I’m the woman I thought I was.
Olivier
Now I know how the players on the NHL team I own must feel. Relentlessly hounded. Once the video of me pulling a woman from her burning car goes viral, privacy becomes a thing of the past. For whatever reason, Twitter has collectively decided this woman and I should become a romantic thing. A hashtag combining my name with hers is trending daily. Absolute nonsense. But then I meet her, and realize Twitter got it right. Daphne Barrington is beautiful, funny, brilliant and sweet. Now I just have to convince her to date me. Easier said than done. She’s maddeningly stubborn, and my deep desire to be with her soon has me writing massive checks. Not for jewelry or cars, but to charities. Winning Daphne’s heart is going to cost me, and I’m not sure even I have enough money to do it.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Through eight previous books Ms. Rothert has crafted an entertaining series of sports romances set in the hockey world.  With its sexy hockey players (each with a delicious personality) and the discovery of their better halves through romances that utterly charmed me, this series has captivated me from its very first release with the characters becoming like family.  With this ninth installment everything comes full circle and by the turn of the final page I was left satisfied with an ending tied up with a nice bow.

Olivier Durand has been on the outskirts of the Chicago Blaze hockey world from the very beginning, a delicious temptation always there when his players need him.  He's a man of wealth who, from the outside, seems to have a life of ease.  The real man though is much deeper, a loyal man who's worked hard for everything he has.  He's a kindhearted single father too, raising his daughter with the strong ethics he has in a relationship that endeared him to me.  Arriving on the scene of a car accident changes his life irrevocably though, introducing him to the one woman he can't easily attain in a combustible connection that builds with each turn of the page.  Olivier is a drool-worthy hero, one happy being in the background, and it's clear that he's a bit uncomfortable with the notoriety of saving Daphne.  Meeting her though creates all sorts of sparks, has him wooing her in ways he's never had to before.  With her, the way to her heart isn't through fame but through his good heart on display throughout their journey to HEA.

Daphne Barrington comes from a family of wealth, but turned her back on it long ago. She now devotes herself to helping others, looking down on those who flaunt their wealth, in a satisfying life that shows her generous heart.  The day she's rescued from her burning car though is the day she's introduced to a man who isn't who he seems.  Though her savior is a billionaire he's not the arrogant, uncaring, person of wealth she's known throughout her life.  Through his sweet and sensual wooing he slowly works his way into her heart.  Through donations to her favorite charities, and heartfelt conversations, they discover the substance beneath the surface of each of them in a romance that was a delight to see grow.

The road to romance is a hard-fought one due to Daphne's past.  Feeling betrayed by her ex, and by her parents, she clearly has a wall around her heart.  The biggest support she has is that of her grandmother, a larger than life elderly woman who often made me smile.  Daphne's caution meant that Olivier had to be at the top of his game...but it's clear that he's ready to play to win, wooing her in an unconventional manner that was charming.  This pair was a great couple whose first meeting was unforgettably explosive. From there they settled into a sweet and sexy journey of getting to know each other, a journey that had a nice flow and virtually no angst.  On a whole this was a great way to spend the afternoon...lost in a sweet dream of love and HEA for two very likable people. Along with this appealing main couple were equally delightful glimpses of past characters, players and their mates who acted in support of a man deserving of their loyalty.  Through each new release the Chicago Blaze series has been immensely satisfying, and though I'm said to see it end, it ended with a wonderful conclusion that has me excited for what Ms. Rothert has planned next!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Day 2 of An Introduction to The Stadium Series by S.A. Clayton......

 S.A. Clayton is launching her new Stadium Series soon and courtesy of InkSlingerPR we're going to reveal one cover for the series per day for the rest of this week. Today we are sharing the cover for Curve Ball, the second book in the series that will be releasing on June 14th!

Curveball - Noun: Something which is unexpected, surprising or disruptive.
Josh Anderson always prided himself on his work ethic. He’s never met a challenge he could notice, but Harper Stevens is something he never expected to have to work for. Yet, he’ll work as hard as he can to prove to her just how much she means to him.
Harper Stevens knows Josh is unlike any man she’s ever known. She craves him more than she wants to admit, yet her past seems to hold an invisible hold on the future she craves so much.
Both will be faced with hurdles neither expected. The question is, will they be able to work through them together or will it tear them apart and shatter everything they’ve created.

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AUTHOR INFO:

S.A. Clayton lives in a small town outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband and her scary large collection of books that seem to take over every room.
She has worked on both sides of the publishing industry, both in a bookstore and for actual publishing companies. Although she loved both for different reasons, she found that writing was her true passion and has spent the last few years breaking into the industry as best she can.
She is a lover of all things romance and began her writing journey in her late twenties. Since then, she has immersed herself in the romance genre and couldn't be happier.
When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys binging a great Netflix show (Stranger Things anyone?), baking (because who doesn't love cookies!), and spending time with her family.

Book Tour for The Screw Ball by Samantha Lind (REVIEW)......

 An athlete finally at the top of his game finds his personal life on rocky ground just as he discovers the one woman he wants as his own in this sweet and sexy baseball-themed romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Screw Ball by Samantha Lind, along with getting my impressions of this third installment in the Indianapolis Lightning series, which will have you wanting to add it to your bookshelf.

Lucas
My dreams of making it to the big league had finally come true,
But one wild night in a strip club which was clearly a mistake Landed me squarely on the team’s bad boy list.
The PR manager is supposed to smooth it all over, Too bad all I wanted was to get in trouble with her.
I wasn’t really the playboy they thought I was, I just needed to find the right woman to set me straight.
Now I just have to prove I’m not what she thought.
Carmen
I have the career I’ve always dreamed of,
Even if I have to deal with players who can’t seem to keep out of the news.
What’s more infuriating is the one player I want to hate the most I can’t stop thinking about. The one whose voice makes me want to drop my panties at his feet.
I know all about his playboy ways,
But I also know the press can spin things to fit their narrative.
Is he really as innocent as he claims to be? Or will he throw a screw ball I never saw coming?


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Fans of sports-fueled romances will find much to like about this third installment in the Indianapolis Lightning series.  From its witty banter, to the crackling connection between the two lead characters, this is a book that put a smile on my face and a blush to my cheeks as two very different people start a secret relationship that soon turns from casual to something more.

As the newest addition to the Indianapolis Lightning baseball team, Lucas Black has made a big impression on his teammates and coaches...but after a recent night at a strip club, he'll need help cleaning up the media's views of his playboy ways too.  That help comes from the sexy and sassy Carmen, head of PR for the team, and the one woman to capture his attention.  When readers first meet Lucas they see the proverbial star athlete with an enlarged ego to go with his talent.  He loves the adoration of the female fans and embraces all the fun and perks that come with that.  While I wasn't drawn to Lucas early on, being around Carmen brings out a different side to him, a side that charmed me and made him much more likable.  His interactions with Carmen went from fun and flirty, to steamy, to showing surprising depth through heartfelt talks.  Being around Carmen matured him and showed him what's most important in his life, it made him a better man all around.

Carmen's a strong-willed heroine from the start, one who's focused on career with a great set of friends and family.  Life's going good for her...if only the new baseball rookie would stop making a spectacle of himself.  When it comes to Lucas she just wants to do her job and move on, but the combustible connection between them clearly becomes too hot to ignore.  Mixing business with pleasure may be frowned upon but it's not long before these two are setting my tablet on fire in a forbidden relationship full of sweet and sexy interactions.  Carmen was an appealing heroine from the start and having Lucas beside her rooting her on only made her stronger.  Being together actually made both of them stronger, made them a formidable pairing that I loved seeing evolve.

Fans of sports-fueled romances will find this a familiar storyline, one that's virtually angst-free.  Familiar doesn't make it any less enjoyable though courtesy of a likable main couple and a connection that sizzled.  It was a sweet and sexy story with a good flow and a cast of secondary characters who rounded out the story nicely.  Though this is part of a series it stands strongly on its own in a journey teeming with flirtations and the power of love.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Day 1 of An Introduction to The Stadium Series by S.A. Clayton......

 S.A. Clayton is launching her new Stadium Series soon and courtesy of InkSlingerPR we're going to reveal one cover for the series per day for the rest of this week. We are starting with Hard Ball, the first book in the series. It will be releasing on May 17th!

Hardball - Noun: A forceful uncompromising method employed to gain an end.
Meeting Harper Stevens was never my plan. She crashed into my life and knocked me on my ass.
The only problem? She wants nothing to do with me.
Josh Anderson is everything I didn’t want in my life. He was persistent, cocky and ever worse? The star third baseman for the Hawks.
After my fathers death I swore I’d never be a part of that world again. And yet here I am thinking about a man who lives and breathes baseball. I can’t seem to shake him or the memory the way his hands felt on my skin.
Can I set aside my fears or will my past ruin everything?

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AUTHOR INFO:

S.A. Clayton lives in a small town outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband and her scary large collection of books that seem to take over every room.
She has worked on both sides of the publishing industry, both in a bookstore and for actual publishing companies. Although she loved both for different reasons, she found that writing was her true passion and has spent the last few years breaking into the industry as best she can.
She is a lover of all things romance and began her writing journey in her late twenties. Since then, she has immersed herself in the romance genre and couldn't be happier.
When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys binging a great Netflix show (Stranger Things anyone?), baking (because who doesn't love cookies!), and spending time with her family.

Book Tour for You Spin Me by Karen Grey (Review & GIVEAWAY).......


Readers will find themselves drawn to this nostalgic rom-com set in the world of 80’s music as a new year and a new direction in life brings surprising romance and change to two people.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of You Spin Me by Karen Grey, along with my impressions of this exhilarating rom-com, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this third installment in the Boston Classics series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 10 signed print copies of this book too!

Some scars go further than skin deep…

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don't'' column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.

On a snowy night early  in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he'll know she’s home safe. There's something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he's built around his heart.

If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heartfelt, slow burn retro rom-com, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.


EXCERPT:

CHAPTER FOUR
It’s Tuesday, January third in the last year of the eighties. Still getting used to that. Cal Alonso here at WBAR to keep you night owls company. Weatherman tells me the skies are clear but the roads are still icy from the weekend storm, so be careful out there kids.
JESS
By the time I get on the road after my first rehearsal at Chichester Rep, the highway’s free of cars. The trip back is shorter than the trip up, but it feels longer. My day started way too many hours ago. I’ll miss the kids when my job ends in a couple weeks, but it’ll be nice to get to sleep in a bit.
At least the good radio station’s signal sticks with me for the whole trip. Singing and car-dancing keeps me awake, and the sexy-sounding DJ is an added bonus. This guy rocks.
Just as I pull into my apartment parking lot, he asks a trivia question that I actually know the answer to. I figure the odds of winning are low, but the cold night air has me sprinting from my car to my apartment anyway, so I may as well try for it.
“Come on, come on, you stupid door.” Sticky lock conquered, I race to the phone. The station’s phone number was seared into my memory the moment his growly voice recited it, so I punch in the numbers with confidence. When I get ringing instead of the usual busy signal, I do a little battement dégagé in celebration.
“Yello, it’s WBAR.” The guy who answers is definitely not the DJ. He sounds like he’s about twelve. “What’s the pencil sketch technique used in the ‘Take on Me’ music video?”
“Rotoscoping.”
“Righteous. You won the Tower Records gift certificate.”
“Awesome! I’ve never won anything before.”
“Tight.” He doesn’t sound anywhere near as excited as I am. “Okay, uh...I need to get your name and address so we can send it to you.”
After I give him the info, I ask, “Hey, can you give the DJ a message for me?”
“A message?” I sure hope he’s not twelve. He sounds totally stoned.
“Can you thank him for me? He totally saved me from crashing into a ditch or something tonight. I have this new, long commute, and⁠—⁠”
“You know what? You tell him. Hang on.”
The heat is supposed to be fixed, so I try to reach the thermostat while I’m on hold. Unfortunately, the phone cord doesn’t quite reach. I’m about to put the receiver down when the voice from the radio lands in my ear.
“Cal here.”
“Oh, hi.” My heart jumps along with my feet as they fly into a changement. “You’re really...Callihan?”
“Speaking.”
“Thanks for—Um, aren’t you, like, on the air?”
“There’s a song playing right now.”
“Oh, duh. I get it. I was listening in the car, but I ran into my apartment to call in for the contest.” Why am I being such a Joanie right now? Boys never make me nervous. “Anyway, I wanted to thank you. I have this new job an hour’s drive away and I hate driving at night and you totally kept me from falling asleep on the way home and crashing my car on Route 3. So...thanks. I just wanted to say that.”
“I’m glad you did.” There’s a smile in his voice. Hopefully, he’s not laughing at me. But I wouldn’t blame him.
“Okay, well.” A ridiculous-sounding giggle chirps out of me. “Thanks again.”
“Wait. Do you work this late all week?”
“Um, yeah. Tuesday to Friday.”
“So you’ll call again tomorrow.”
“What if I don’t know the answer?”
“The answer to what?”
“To the trivia question.”
“That doesn’t matter. You can call anytime.”
“Even if there’s not a contest?”
“Even if there’s not a contest.” When I don’t say anything, he adds, “If you don’t call, I’ll worry.”
“Oh, gotcha. Well, good night.”
“Wait—what’s your name?”
“Jessica. Jess. Either one.”
“Good night, Jess. Sleep well.”
“You, too. I mean, when you get to. Not now. Silly me. You’re working.”
“Doing what I can.” When he laughs, the rumble rolls into my ear and rushes all the way to my lower belly, flooding me with...I don’t know. The vibrations are like a massage from the inside.
Damn. Now I’m more riled up than when I ran in the door. As I skip across the room, the hum of the dial tone makes me realize that I’ve still got the receiver pressed to my ear.
After setting it back in its cradle, I move through a series of pliés, kicks and extensions to wind down as well as work off the time I spent sitting at rehearsal and in the car. When my teaching job ends, I’m going to have to try and pick up more classes at the studio where I teach jazz on Monday nights—both for the cash and to stay in shape. Meanwhile, I may not have normal furniture, but I do have a beautifully crafted ballet barre in my living room, which I use more than I’d ever use a couch.
Discipline, my constant companion, guides me through my bedtime routine.
Skin care. Water. Sleep.
As I slide into dreamland, a question pops into my mind. I wonder if that DJ looks as sexy as he sounds?


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

The moment I saw this book cover was a moment where I was taken back in time, a time for me of growing up and heading off to college. Seeing the two lead characters go through changes too drew me to them and kept me invested in their journey every step of the way.  It was a journey that was sometimes heartbreaking, belying the cutesy book cover, as both had difficult childhoods and issues that were timely and realistic in their depictions.  There's surprising depth to this rom-com, an intensity that pulled at my heartstrings while I rooted for these two through every high and low.

Callihan Alonso is a late night DJ who just wants to bring a sense of family to his listeners, make them feel like a part of something.  When readers are first introduced to Cal they sense a man with a good heart, hear a captivating voice, and discover a past that helps him understand loneliness and a desire to help ease it.  The depictions of his past hurt my heart and had me desperate to hug him and let him know his true worth beyond what the world sees.  The pain of his past had him build a wall around his heart that has kept him separate from others and hiding still today in a job that makes hiding easy.  The moment he hears Jess calling in to his radio show though is the moment everything changes for him.  In their slow-burn journey to finding something deeper between them, readers will be charmed by their fun and flirty chats that sometimes veered into mini-confessions.  For them, it becomes not only a romantic journey but a healing one as well when it comes to slaying the demons from their pasts.  Jessica Abraham is a compelling character too and a great match to Cal, one with her own painful past that roars back late in this story to create a jaw-dropping moment.  Jess is a former teacher on the cusp of 30 when this story starts.  As an actress, looks are vital in her mind and it drives her fear of her future in such a shallow profession.  It's a weight that's always been with her and it really consumes her here.  Her late night chats with Cal are moments of light in her dark moments though, a joyful time that made me smile and that was a delightful way to start their relationship.  Their interactions were sweet early on and were a nice balance to the raw reality of her medical issues, issues that were realistically depicted as the story progressed.  By the end I was on the edge of my seat, not knowing where Ms. Grey would take this couple next but rooting them on wholeheartedly.

This was a well-crafted story, a story full of heart and soul as two people show themselves to be perfectly imperfect.  They have a lot of emotional baggage that they need to deal with before finding HEA, and watching them grow stronger as individuals and as a couple, made for a richly rewarding story from the first page to the last.  There was a strong sense of nostalgia permeating this story too and it was a captivating element.  Along with the charm was gritty and emotionally intense depictions of mental and physical health that Ms. Grey presented with respect and realism.  I applaud her for not sugarcoating things as it made this story even more impactful and will draw even more readers to this book in the future!  On a whole, this might have been my first time reading this author but it won't be the last!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.
The first three books in her Boston Classics series of retro rom-coms released in 2020, with more to come in 2021. What I'm Looking For, #1 in the series is the winner of AudioFile Magazine's Earphones Award, the NJ Romance Writers' Put Your Heart in a Book contest and Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest in the Modern History category.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Book Tour for The Most Eligible Viscount in London by Ella Quinn (GIVEAWAY)....


Readers will be charmed by this Regency-fueled tale of a young man's awkward proposal, and the friends and family who try to help him get it right, to win the woman he longs for.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Most Eligible Viscount in London by Ella Quinn, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this second installment in The Lords of London series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon/iTunes GC too!

In bestselling author Ella Quinn’s intriguing new Regency trilogy, a dashing suitor must decide if love and marriage are mutually exclusive...
Viscount Gavin Turley is convinced that love matches cause nothing but trouble. Still, after months of courting, he’s fallen for Miss Georgie Featherton. He’s passionate about her, in fact. But words of love are not an indulgence he will allow himself. When he presents Georgie with his marriage proposal, he will lead with his head—not his heart. His qualifications as a husband are excellent, after all. What could go wrong?
No sooner does Gavin kneel on one knee than Georgie’s heart goes aflutter with joy. Finally, the proposal she longed for had arrived. Yet Gavin seemed to be listing his credentials for a business partnership, not a romantic union. Without a declaration of love, Georgie can only reject his offer—unless the ladies of the ton, and Georgie’s grandmamma, have anything to do with it. For sometimes it takes a wiser eye to see the love behind a guarded heart—and a clever scheme to bring it out of hiding...

EXCERPT:

A light tap sounded on the door to Georgie’s parlor. Smith opened it and stood aside as Adeline swept into the room.
“I did not think you would be resting.” She sounded pleased to have been right. “How are you doing?”
Georgie shrugged. “I wish I knew.”
“I can tell you that he does want very much to marry you.” Georgie pulled a face. “Yet he is still haunted by his father.”
In an attempt to help, Littleton had told Adeline who in turn told Georgie about the mess the former Lord Turley had made of everything after his wife had died. “I understand why he thinks he should not love his wife, but I do not understand how one can stop oneself from falling in love.” And that was the essence of the matter. Georgie firmly believed that love was the thing that held two people together during difficult times. She began pacing the room again, changing directions so as not to wear a path in the rug. “Do I give him another chance? Or would I be wasting my time? If he is so certain he will not love his wife, I do not see what I can do to change his mind.”
Adeline’s forehead creased in thought. “Allowing him until the end of the month to convince you would still give you time to go back to Town before the Season ends, and it would answer your questions.”
“I suppose you are correct.” Georgie stopped pacing. Why was this so hard? She closed her eyes and reached deep into her heart. There was a chance that there might be another gentleman out there who was even more perfect for her than Lord Turley only because this unknown gentleman loved her. But until she knew for certain that Turley would never love her, she would give him an opportunity to prove himself. “I shall give him one more chance.”
“I need to tell you one more bit of information.” This time her friend had a wicked grin on her face. “Your grandmother and her friend the duchess arrive tomorrow. They are staying with Mama-in-law.”
“And Turley.” Georgie felt her eyes widen. “Oh my. That will be interesting. What I would not give to hear what they have to say to him.”
“That is exactly what I thought,” her friend agreed. “Frits has suggested that he be allowed to come here as often as he wishes in order to court you. Do you have any objections?”
Georgie began pacing again. For some reason, she could not remain still. Littlewood really was the perfect place for a courtship. Other than the house party entertainments, they could spend time out of the eyes of the ton. It would give her—them—both the opportunity to attempt to resolve the differences in what they each wanted in a marriage. “No.” She wondered what role her grandmother and the duchess would play. “No. I have no objections.” Having a course of action would, at the very least, help her shake off the malaise she had been experiencing. “In fact, I believe I am looking forward to seeing how he intends to convince me I should enter into a loveless marriage.”


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AUTHOR INFO:

USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn's studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, was her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a Great Dane. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat. After cruising the Caribbean and North America, she completed a transatlantic crossing from St. Martin to Southern Europe. She's currently living in Germany, happily writing while her husband is back at work, recovering from retirement.
Ella loves when readers connect with her.


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Book Cover Reveal for The One I Want by S.L. Scott......



It's a fun and flirty story readers are introduced to today as coworkers become unexpected friends, before slowly becoming something more, in this tale of opposites attracting.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of The One I Want by S.L. Scott, then start counting down the days until this rom-com hits shelves on May 10th!

She was everything he never knew he needed.
He was everything she avoided.
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It’s not the first time I’ve been called a stalker.
I can’t blame Andrew Christiansen for thinking that since we keep crossing paths, especially when I pop up in the most unexpected of places—his office.
We’re opposites in every way. Not the kind that attract.
I’ve been called a ray of sunshine. He’s been called a grumpy workaholic that needs an attitude adjustment. By me.
Somehow, we become friends, the teasing, flirting, and kissing kind. But this thing blooming between us threatens to turn this relationship from friends-to-lovers into a full-blown office romance.
That’s the least of my worries because one or two, little, okay big, secrets I’ve been keeping may turn him from the one I want into the one I can’t have.


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AUTHOR INFO:

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, lives in the capital of Texas with her family. Besides writing, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a great plot twist, as well as dreams of seeing one of her own books on the big screen one day. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

Book Tour for Sex on the Seats by Elise Faber (REVIEW).....



Readers will be drawn to this combustible tale of finding love when you least expect it.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Sex on the Seats by Elise Faber, along with getting my impressions of this fourth installment in the Love After Midnight series, then add it to your bookshelf!

I didn’t know what I was doing in a bar at midnight.
On a weeknight.
Certainly not sleeping, even though I had to work the next day. Definitely not open to talking with anyone, or trying to pick up a date.
Surely...not paying the least bit of attention to the beautiful bartender with gorgeous hazel eyes and a body built for sin. He’d flash a smile and the women around him melted. He’d chuckle and even I wasn’t immune to the silken way it slid down my spine. And I was singular. I didn’t pay attention to men (and yes, I said that as a filthy, four-letter word).
I existed by myself. For myself.
It was safer that way.
Then...he talked to me. Then...he flashed that smile my way.
Then he made me want a stranger more than I wanted my careful distance.
Oh. Hell.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

I've read a few of Ms. Faber's books in the past and found each an enjoyable read with appealing characters and steamy encounters.  Her latest book is yet another satisfying story introducing readers to two very likable characters, with mutually painful pasts, whose scorching one night stand ultimately leads to something more.  Along the way to HEA is a lot of push/pull courtesy of Dominique and her bruised psyche, a lot of wooing being done by the delicious Archer, all of which made for a sweet romance that made me smile as well as blush.

Not having read the previous books in the Love After Midnight series I was worried I'd be missing out on something here, but this book stands strongly on its own with a storyline that's familiar but satisfying. Sparks fly the moment bartender Archer sees the quiet but captivating Dominique at the end of the bar with even more sparks flying after their unforgettable night together...a night she wants to forget while he continually tempts her with more.  This is a perfectly imperfect couple with her having self-esteem issues from a past that weighs on her still, while he too is working through the pain of his past. These two become the healing balm the other needs though in a slow-burn romance that showed just how patient Archer could be when going after something he really wanted...and he made it more than obvious just how much he wanted Dominique.  From start to finish this was a quick read full of fun and flirty banter and scorching encounters. It had a virtually angst-free flow too that took me away from all the stressors of life for a few hours and is a story (and author) that I definitely recommend!

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys.
She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her HERE.

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