Friday, October 29, 2021

Book Teaser Blast for Reckless Desires by Victoria Ellis……

 Fans of rockstar romances will be drawn to this upcoming release of broken-hearted woman's fake date with a rockstar takes an unexpected turn in this tantalizing series starter.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Reckless Desires by Victoria Ellis, the first installment in the Reckless Desires series, then start counting down the days until this book hits shelves on November 19th!

Bordeaux Daniels

I don’t fall in love.

It isn’t what I do.

It isn’t in my blood.

But when Isla Robles walks into the record shop with her devastating curves, plump lips, and sexy smile, I can’t help but be intrigued. Inserting myself into her life as her fake wedding date to her ex-fiancés wedding could be trouble…

But trouble comes with the territory. I’m the lead singer of Reckless Desires, the country’s hottest rock band. 
And I’m a rockstar in every sense of the word.

Isla Robles

My ex broke my heart.
He broke my heart and then invited me to his damn wedding.
There’s not a chance in hell I’d go…
Until a famous, sexy rockstar decides he’s going to be my date. 

I never saw Bordeaux Daniels coming, and I’ll admit, I’m not one to be swept off my feet, especially with a past like mine. I don’t trust people, especially men, but I feel something different when I look into his eyes. I can’t help but feel a magnetic pull toward him.

It’s both intoxicating and terrifying.

Reckless Desires

The band that was launched into insta-stardom knows the price of fame. After all, they’ve all but sold their souls to the devil himself for their careers.

The tour they are about to embark on is going to be different than their last, though.

One night. One phone call. One life hanging in the balance.

Nothing will ever be the same.



Thursday, October 28, 2021

Pre-Order Tour for the Fallen Peak Series by Shaw Hart…..

 Fans of sexy mountain men will find themselves circling a few upcoming dates on their calendars courtesy of five releases on the horizon from Shaw Hart.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of the five books in the Fallen Peak series, then pre-order each one and start counting down the days until each book hits shelves.

Get ready to fall in love with the mountain men of Fallen Peak. These five men are all determined to be alone until the women that they're meant to be with find their way past their defenses. Grab a blanket and curl up as we head up the mountain to Fallen Peak!

It all started six months ago when I accidentally emailed the wrong person. From the first email, I was addicted.
Over the last six months, we’ve formed a connection. We became friends, sharing everything. From there, we became best friends, but now I’m hoping that, maybe, we could be something more.
Our emails have gone from nervous banter to fun to flirty, so it only made sense to me that we should take our relationship to the next level and finally meet each other in person.
I was hooked on Rory from the very first email.
I've only fallen for her more in the last six months but I know that there's no way that she could love me. Not with my hulking size and the scars that run down the left side of my face and body.
When she shows up on my doorstep, I'm shocked.
Not because she looks like a curvy goddess, but because she doesn't seem disgusted by my appearance.
When Valentine's Day is over, will I be able to let her go back home?


He’s my kidnapper...and my protector?
It all started three months ago. That was when my restraining order was finally approved. Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped my stalker from following me from one town to the next. Then I make a stop in Fallen Peak and my situation seems to go from bad to worse.
I don’t know what drew me to the curvy blonde bombshell, but one look and I knew that she was meant to be mine.
When I clock the hooded figure following her, I react and kidnap her before they can hurt her.
Now I’ve got to convince my dream girl that she can trust me to keep her safe while unraveling the mystery of who is really after her.
Will Graham be able to slay Magnolia’s monsters this Halloween and convince her that she belongs with him?


He’s the man of her dreams, but she’s not who he thinks she is...
It all started two weeks ago. I needed to leave town, but I had nowhere to go.
That’s when I stumbled on my roommate’s dating profile and saw the sweet messages some guy sent her. He invited her to come visit him and left his address.
So, I may have stolen her account and messaged him back that I was on my way.
It was only meant to be a few days, but once I meet Alder, I don’t want to let him go.
When Myra shows up on my doorstep claiming to be the girl that I’ve been messaging online, I know that she’s lying but I don’t have it in me to turn the curvy girl away.
So instead, I invite her in and try to see how far she’s willing to go with all of this. Then something happens.
I start to fall for the lonely little liar.
Will Alder be able to let Myra go? Or will he have something special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving?


What happens when your pretend husband happens to be the man of your dreams?
It all started ten months ago. I had just gotten to Fallen Peak and met my new boss.
Ledger Miles.
He’d be the man of her dreams if he wasn’t such a jerk.
When the accident happens and she’s called to the hospital, she’s shocked to learn that Ledger doesn’t remember his life.
In fact, the only thing he is sure of, is that they’re married.
When Tilly first got to town, I knew that she was going to mess everything up.
I never wanted to settle down but ever since she’s got to town, I can’t stop thinking about what wedding ring would look best on her finger or how good her curvy figure would look if she was pregnant with my baby.
Maybe that’s why I assume she’s my wife when I first wake up in the hospital.
After a few days, my memories come back but I can’t seem to get the words out to admit that to Tilly.
Will Ledger be able to get the present that he wants this Christmas?


A surprise pregnancy. A second chance to realize how right they are together.
It all started five weeks ago. That’s when I had a one night stand with the hottest lumberjack that I’ve ever seen.
I thought that it would be fine. I would finally do something crazy before I settled into my boring life as an accountant.
Then I miss my period and all three pregnancy tests come back positive.
I’m kind of freaking out and I have no idea what to do next. The only thing that I do know, is that I need to track down that lumberjack and let him know that he’s about to be a daddy.
When Snow shows up on his doorstep, he can’t wait to get her out of his house and his town. He knows that he can’t be in a relationship so maybe he’s a little harsh with her as he escorts her back to her car. He just doesn’t want to waste anymore of her time.
Then she tells him that she’s pregnant with his baby and everything changes.
Wells’ New Year’s resolution this year is to convince Snow to give him a second chance, but will he be able to make that come true?



Shaw Hart is an Amazon Top 100 best-selling author of contemporary and New Adult romance. She loves writing instalove romances that always end in happily ever afters.
She lives in a constant state of motion, chasing after her two children and three dogs. Shaw enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends.
When she’s not doing that, she’s reading romance books, watching stand up comedies or crime TV shows. Her favorite book tropes are secret baby and boss/employee romances. She’s a big fan of James Acaster, Anthony Jeselnik, Nate Bargatze, and John Mulaney’s comedy. Her favorite TV shows are Psych, Burn Notice, Leverage, Barry, Bob’s Burgers, and New Girl.
She’s a Pinterest addict, dog lover, tea snob, and a wannabe yogi.
She also writes contemporary romance books under the pen name, Rebecca Wilder, and she’s one half of the paranormal romance duo, Skye Alder.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Book Blast for Starting Over by Wendi Zwaduk (GIVEAWAY)…….

Readers will find themselves captivated by this rockstar romance of second chances set over the holidays.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Starting Over by Wendi Zwaduk, then discover even more about this erotically-charged tale by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this contemporary, paranormal romance, make sure to fill out the form below for US readers to have the chance to win a prize pack with a handmade necklace too!

Music soothes Levon Blackfoot’s soul. He lives for the rush of the crowd and the high of performing, but something’s missing. The music he loves isn’t working. It’s time to make some changes.
Good thing it’s almost the New Year, the Haudeshaun. There’s no better a time to evaluate and pursue the woman he loves—Callie.
Callie King has loved Levon since the moment they met, but a misunderstanding destroyed their relationship. If she can open her heart, they can have a second chance. She loves and needs him.
Maybe Haudeshaun is the perfect time to get what she wants—Levon.
Two broken people with a chance to start over at Haudeshaun—if they’re willing to try.


“Callie?” Levon tilted his head and half-smiled. “What is it about you that makes me want to forget this life and just be with you?”
“My animal magnetism?”
“Probably,” he murmured. “What did I do that made you hate me?”
“I don’t hate you.” She could be evasive when she wanted to—like right now.
He nodded. “Salina?”
She tensed and pressed her lips together. Salina had a lot to do with why she couldn’t be alone with him. “She’s part of it.”
“Cards on the table,” Levon said. “I never slept with her. Never wanted to. That night in Dallas, she followed me to my room. Said she wanted to meet Haven and I believed her. All she wanted was to bed one of us. Didn’t matter which.”
She’d heard this before.
“She told everyone we slept together because it gave her credibility,” he said. “But we didn’t. She saw your photo in my guitar case and knew there was no chance. She told me to pay her a grand and she’d forget ever being in my room. When I said no, she told everyone we slept together.”
Callie knew most of those details, too—all except the thing about the photo. “I saw you kiss her.” The memory had been imprinted on her mind and tore at her heart.
“You saw a misunderstanding and a woman who wanted to hurt you. She did that just to piss you off and it worked.” Levon held both of her hands. “I don’t know what you’re not telling me, but those are my truths. I love you, Callie Mae King. Have since we met.”



Wendi Zwaduk is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on
When she’s not writing, Wendi spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.



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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Book Release Blitz for Inked Devotion by Carrie Ann Ryan (REVIEW)…..

A road trip leads to big changes for two people needing answers, but they're left with more questions than answers after a drunken night leads to big changes for the two of them.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste and my impressions of Inked Devotion by Carrie Ann Ryan, the third installment in the Montgomery Ink: Fort Collins series, then add it to your bookshelf!

The Montgomery Ink saga from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a road trip romance between two friends running from their past.
Brenna Garrett needs time to think about a major decision, but finds herself bringing Benjamin Montgomery with her. The problem? He’s her best friend’s twin, so there’s no escaping that familiar face.
Benjamin didn’t want to leave his family in a lurch, but Brenna isn’t the only one who needs a break. Only a drunken mistake leads to a night of passion with unintended consequences.
When it turns out they can’t walk away, they’ll have to make a choice: remain just friends or start something new and possibly risk everything.
Including themselves.





When it comes to family dynamics Ms. Ryan is one of the best in creating close knit clans.  With her latest series she continues that tradition with the Montgomery family and the up and down emotional rollercoaster ride they take readers on.

Brenna Garrett was once closer than close with Beckett Montgomery...or so she thought, until she realized the secrets he was keeping and the need to finally find out who she is on her own.  A road trip to a family reunion sounds like the perfect time to rethink things, but her plans go awry when a face familiar to her joins her on the road.  Benjamin Montgomery, Beckett's twin, has his own answers he's seeking and decides that hanging with Brenna will help him make some important decisions in this emotional tale of starting over.  When a drunken night of togetherness leads to an unexpected pregnancy, these two will have to navigate newfound feelings that pulled at my heartstrings with each turn of the page.  From the moment these two started interacting it was clear that they had strong chemistry, chemistry that led to their unexpected night.

Benjamin's a stand up guy, a guy with a positive connection to his ex and an attraction to Brenna that he's never acknowledged before.  Deep down he knows the answers he seeks but spending time with Brenna is something he wants.  For Brenna, she's tired of people thinking she's broken up over Beckett falling for someone else, when in fact she's more upset over the secrets he kept from her and it's those feelings that weigh on her when she looks at Benjamin.  Throughout their trip together these two are very open and honest with their concerns and doubts, bringing them closer together until their unexpected night together.  From that moment on things changed irrevocably and though Benjamin is all-in, Brenna's a bit more blind to what's right in front of her which frustrated me a bit.  Despite a bit of frustration with Brenna, their journey was a sweet and heartwarming one, one full of emotions and featuring two appealing characters who I was rooting for every step of the way.  Interspersed with the decision-making of this appealing pair are glimpses of other family members and the unexpected events happening to them too.  Paige especially has me intrigued with what happened to her at the end of the story and I look forward to her story being told next in this well-written addition to the Montgomery clan series!

My rating for this is a B+

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


Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Book Teaser Reveal for Nashville Dreams by Julie Capulet….

  A musician who's recently sworn off women finds himself falling for a woman who knows nothing about him in this sensual contemporary romance where his ex and her past wreak havoc on their HEA.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Nashville Dreams by Julie Capulet, then start counting down the days until this tale of opposites attracting hits bookshelves on November 9th!

“All I wished for was to experience that spark you read about, just once. What I wasn’t expecting was the Fourth of July, Christmas and heaven on earth all rolled into one.” ~ Stella
Bass player Kade Tucker is known as the Magic Man, and not just for his riffs. After breaking off a disastrous relationship, he swears off women. Only problem is, five minutes later, he might have just met the love of his life.
Stella Bell has always done what’s expected of her. Until a secret letter and an unexpected proposal on the same day prove to be her breaking point. For once in her life, she’s going to do something for herself. As fate would have it, that means taking a spur of the moment trip to Nashville.
A hopeless romantic, Stella has been hiding her true self for far too long. And when a gorgeous, mysterious stranger rescues her from a torrential downpour, she decides to go with it. The hot, dreamy Kade Tucker proceeds to enlighten Stella in every possible way, until she begins to realize that some dreams really can come true.
But will Kade’s twisted ex and Stella’s family secrets – and a very accidental pregnancy – get in the way of their HEA? Or is this a star-crossed match made in Music City heaven?
Nashville Dreams is a super-sexy standalone romance starring a hot alpha musician and a sweet & sassy dreamer who’s the one he always knew was out there somewhere. Now that he’s found her, he has no intention of letting any one of her dreams go unanswered.




Julie Capulet writes fun, sexy romance starring obsessed alphas and the sweet and sassy women who bring them to their knees. Her stories are inspired by true love and she’s married to her own real life hero. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking on the beach, drinking wine and watching rom-coms.

Book Cover Reveal for Adrift by Leigh Lennon…..

 When tragedy strikes a triad, two are left to pick up the pieces in this emotionally intense tale of starting over.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Adrift by Leigh Lennon, then start counting down the days until this first installment in the Threes In The Keys series hits shelves on November 4th!

What happens when two men lose the love of their life?
I thought I found where I belonged with my husband and wife. Everything was perfect until we lost her on the same day our son came into this world. Together, we tried to stay strong and focused on bringing her dream to life, but maybe it’s finally time for us to follow our own dreams.
Can I convince my husband it’s time? Does moving on mean that I’m betraying the one woman we both loved so much?
She was our everything, and I’ve spent each day living as though she’s going to walk back into our lives. Our son needs us, but without his mother here – we’re lost. Davenport is convinced that we can find what we had before but what if he’s wrong?
Is it possible to find the same kind of connection with someone new?
It feels like fate landed me here between two men who seem to speak right to my heart. They’re trying to heal their brokenness, and I’ve got my own anxieties to work through.
Can I let go and give in to a connection with these two men that’s so innate that it’s hard to pull away from?



I am a woman who loves to share all my imaginary friends with the world. My characters become as real to me as those I call family.
I am a girl, who loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings.
Coffee and wine call to me daily, depending on the time of the day.
I am a mom first and foremost and my kids are the breath of my life.
I met my husband while serving in the military and I am proud to say he's kicked cancer's ass!
I write real life issues that reflect a little of my own little world.
My family tolerates the seventh member of our family, my computer, as I lug this vital piece everywhere I go.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Book Tour for Kisser of Death by MHB (REVIEW)……

Readers will find themselves drawn to this angsty tale of love, loss, and the chance to start over in this first installment in the Kisses of Sorrow series.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Kisser of Death by MHB, along with getting my impressions of this dark contemporary romance, then add this first installment in the Kisses of Sorrow series to your bookshelf.

One accident.
Two men.
Almost three years of despair. Four beating hearts growing in pain. Five lives forever changed.
Everything fell apart in the blink of an eye.
These days my own misery keeps me company.
I never thought this would be me—a twenty-four-year-old—stuck in a dead-end relationship.
Gone are the thrilling adventures with Harvey Stark.
Gone is his smile.
Gone is the sight of his dimples and the sparkle in his bright blue eyes.
He’s changed into a hollow version of himself and I’m just a shadow following him around our home.
Then I meet my new boss at a firm in Downtown Chicago. Damon Dreygon challenges me in ways I never knew existed and makes me believe in myself again. Our souls match instantly, and meeting Damon feels like a step toward peace.
Except it’s not. Because everyone grieves differently.
While one man refuses to touch me, the other won’t love me. And I’m crawling through the crippling chaos, barely holding on...



As a person who reads lots of romance novels I must say that this release managed to do something different, it managed to set itself apart from other books through its unconventional storyline and the heavy emotions being dealt with.  After a tragic accident, life changes irrevocably for two people who seem to have lost their way…as a couple and as individuals.  When a new man enters the picture things take an even more unexpected turn in a story that will take readers on a journey of emotional twists, turns, and secrets just waiting to be revealed.

When the story starts Gemma and Harvey are a happy couple living life to the fullest, side by side they’re perfectly in sync.  After the accident though, one which leaves Harvey in a wheelchair, everything changes between them.  Harvey’s no longer the loving man full of life who once stood by Gemma unconditionally, he’s now an angry and bitter man who constantly denies her love.  As a disabled person myself I could understand his feelings, his anger over the changes to his life.  But he’s definitely a difficult character to warm up to because of it, a difficult man for Gemma to still care about at times since he does nothing but push her away.  Gemma still loves Harvey, but she misses what they once had between them.  She misses being told how much she’s loved and longs to be loved once again.  At the same time she’s riddled with guilt, hating herself for wanting what they once had again or giving up and finding those feelings elsewhere in a journey that left her full of emotional conflicts and indecision throughout the second half of the book.  While Harvey and Gemma are waging war within themselves, she comes into contact with the sexy and mysterious Damon.  Readers don’t learn much about Damon in this book, other than he’s an endless temptation for Gemma.  As her new boss, Damon reintroduces her to living life to the fullest, shows her the excitement that she’s been missing since the accident.  But he refuses to give her anything more as he appears to be a man incapable of giving love.  The connection between these two is sizzling, but is Gemma really willing to take a chance on a man who claims he won’t ever love her or will she try to reclaim the love she once shared with Harvey?

From the first page to the last this is a book full of angst, a slow burn romance buried in a love triangle riddled with emotional twists and turns and secrets.  It’s a heavy read, a read that pulls at the heartstrings with no easy answers.  The characters aren’t always likable but they are compelling and watching them navigate their rocky existence kept me glued to the pages.  Overall this is a angsty romance with a lot of story left to tell, and with the promise of more to come, I’m looking forward to where life takes these three people next.

My rating for this is a B+

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


M . H . B . graduated law from a Canadian University. She loves spending time with her partner and her German Shepherd Dog. She has a passion for animals and enjoys the simple things in life: books, music, chocolate, sunny days, and overall wellness. When she is not writing, her mind is in another world, with a book in hand.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Book Excerpt Reveal for Well Played by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward…..

 An inheritance leads to unexpected romance in this tale of starting over as opposites attract in fun and flirty interactions that keep you voraciously turning the pages.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Well Played by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward, then start counting down the days until this standalone title releases on October 25th!

It all started with a bet.
When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose.
If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.


Harper picked up the notebook that contained my to-do list from the table and opened to a fresh page. Clicking the pen open, she scribbled across the top.
To do with Levi
I chuckled. “Are we making a dirty to-do list?”
She wiggled her eyebrows and put the pen to the paper. “We certainly are.” “Tell me one thing you fantasize about doing with him.”
Yep, I was definitely drunk, because sober me wouldn’t have participated in this. Though, even in this state, I felt my cheeks blush. “Well, every day he goes out back and does pull-ups in that big oak tree. Sometimes I imagine he’s naked while doing them, and then I walk out naked, too. I wrap myself around him like a koala and he’s a tree, and he keeps doing the pull-ups. Hoisting us both up and down.”
Harper smirked. “Nice start.” She then jotted down koala pull-ups. “What else you got?”
“Well, I also have this running fantasy that I’m watching him do the pull-ups from my bedroom window with binoculars, and then I lie down on the bed know...go to town on myself. And when I’m just about to orgasm, I look up at the window and see Levi with the binoculars. He’s watching me masturbate from outside.”

“Oooh...I like that one.” Harper wrote down voyeur masturbation.
For the next half hour, we polished off our spiked lemonades, laughed a lot, and added more than a dozen sexual to-do tasks to my list. It was the most fun I’d had in ages. But Harper had to fly home in the morning, and I didn’t want her to have a raging hangover. So rather than make another pitcher of spiked lemonade, I grabbed her a water bottle and some Motrin and told her to drink up before going to bed.
But as I walked around and shut off the lights, another fantasy hit me. “That peach cobbler we had for dessert at the restaurant was orgasmic, wasn’t it?”
“It sure was.”
I pointed to the notepad. “Sit on Levi’s face while eating that pie.”
Harper had been drinking water and spit it out all over the place. “Oh my God. That is most
definitely going on the list!” She picked up the pen and spoke while jotting something down. “Double orgasmic peach cobbler.”
We started to crack up, but a knock interrupted our laughter. At least it interrupted mine. I looked up to find Levi standing in the doorway to the living room.
My eyes widened. “Levi...What are you doing here?”
His brows lifted. “I own half the place.”
“No, I meant I didn’t know you were back.”
He looked between Harper and me and seemed to smirk. “Oh, I’m back.”
My palms started to sweat. “I didn’t hear you come in. How long have you been...standing there?”
Levi tilted his head, and his smirk elevated to a cocky smile. “Not too long.”
Oh my God. I wanted to crawl into a hole and never come out. What if he heard? I suddenly felt pretty damn sober. “Umm...well, this is my friend Harper. She’s leaving early tomorrow, so we were just going to bed.”
He nodded. “Nice to meet you, Harper.”
Harper stood and hiccupped. She covered her grinning mouth. “Nice to meet you, too. Your family’s inn is beautiful.”
“Thank you.”
Her eyes shifted to me. “Although there’s a lot to do around here. Presley and I made a list. You might want to take a look at it and get going on some of the new to-do tasks we added.”
My eyes nearly bulged out of my head, and I lunged for the notebook on the table. Levi squinted at me. “Everything okay, Presley? You seem stressed.”
“I’m fine!”
He nodded slowly. “Right.”
“Alright....” I grabbed Harper’s arm and tugged. “We’re going to bed. Welcome home.”
Levi never moved from the living room doorway as he watched me drag my friend out of the room.
Harper waved over her shoulder. “’Night, Levi. Enjoy your to-do list!”
Somehow I managed to get Harper to her room without her yelling anything too obscene. But for the next half hour, I lay in my bed with my heart pounding. What if he’d heard us? What if he’d been standing there listening the entire time? Oh my God. I covered my face with my hands. The things I said I wanted to do to him. My head began to ache, and tomorrow’s hangover hadn’t even started yet.
After another twenty minutes of lying there freaking out in the dark, my mouth was so parched that I needed a bottle of water. But there was no way I wanted to run into Levi again. So I cracked open my bedroom door and listened for any sounds of someone moving out in the common area. Finding it quiet, I snuck down the hall and peered around the corner to see if any lights were still on. They weren’t, so I breathed a sigh of relief and went to the kitchen for a drink.
I guzzled half a bottle of water before turning to slink back to my bedroom. But I froze at the sight of Levi standing in the kitchen doorway. My hand flew up to cover my racing heart. “Oh my God. You scared me.”
“Sorry. I was just going to head out to grab a bite to eat.”
“Oh...there are leftovers from lunch in the fridge, if you want. I made chicken pot pies this morning.”
Levi held my eyes for a moment. “Thanks, but I think I’m going to go out.” He walked over and leaned down to whisper in my ear. “I have a real hankering for peach cobbler.”
My jaw dropped to the ground. I had no idea what to do or say.
Levi winked as he walked to the door. “Get some sleep. I wouldn’t want you to be too tired to work on that to-do list.”


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*There will not be an Amazon ebook pre-order, but it will be available on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited on release day.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides 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.