Friday, May 20, 2022

Book Cover Reveal for Roughing The Kicker by Emily Silver……

Friends are tempted to become more in this charming sports-fueled romance where an injury has them seeing each other in a different light.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Roughing The Kicker by Emily Silver, then start counting down the days until this first installment in the Denver Mountain Lions series hits bookshelves on June 16th!

Jackson Fields. Denver’s star kicker. Best friend since 9th grade. And love of my life since he moved in next door.
But what happens when I move in with him?
When an injury sidelines him, I step up. Living with him will be easy. I can hide my feelings long enough to take care of him. I’ve done it for 13 years. A few weeks will be a piece of cake.
Except he depends on me for everything. Every touch, every move he makes has butterflies swarming my stomach. I can’t fall for him. Because he’s my friend. And he doesn’t see me as anything else.
But when his situation changes, he starts to see me in a new light. Am I willing to risk everything to see if we’ll be good together? Or will we always be destined to be just friends?




Hello! After winning a Young Author’s Award in second grade, Emily Silver was destined to be a writer. She loves writing strong heroines and the swoony men who fall for them.
A lover of all things romance, Emily started writing books set in her favorite places around the world. As an avid traveler, she’s been to all seven continents and sailed around the globe. Some of her favorite places are Antarctica (Emily's first book is a love letter to Antarctica!), New Zealand, London and South Africa!
When she’s not writing, Emily can be found sipping cocktails on her porch, reading all the romance she can get her hands on and planning her next big adventure!


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Book Cover Reveal for Faded in Bloom by Julia Wolf……

 Neighbors find themselves attracted to each other and tempted to be more in this will they/won't they romance that will have you rooting for them every step of the way.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Faded in Bloom by Julia Wolf, then count down the days until this third installment in The Seasons Change series hits bookshelves on June 16th!

I know three things about my neighbor, Adam Wainwright.
1. He liked to play his guitar on his balcony, often in his underwear.
2. He lives up to his f-boy reputation.
3. He must never, ever exist outside of the Friend Zone.
But the problem with number three is over the last year, he’s become my everything.
Adam’s the best friend I’ve ever had. The one who pushes me to follow dreams I’d written off as impossible.
We have strict lines that we don’t cross. Even when we blur them on occasion by playing you can look but you can’t touch, the lines are always there, guarding our friendship.
Taunting me with possibility.
Anytime he’s near, butterflies wage war in my stomach, desperately wanting those possibilities to become reality.
But me and my stupid butterflies are alone in that desire.
Adam Wainwright will never be mine, and I can no longer watch him be everyone else’s.
I don’t know how this will all go down, but one thing I do know?
I’m going to ruin our friendship.




Julia Wolf writes sexy rockers and badass women. She’s a huge believer in happily ever afters, no matter how complicated the road to get there is.
Julia lives in Maryland with her husband and three crazy, beautiful children. When she’s not writing romance, she’s reading it. Some of her favorite things are, in no particular order: goats, books, coffee, and Target.


Book Tour for Ryker by Samantha Lind (REVIEW)…….

 A hockey player trying to have it all finds himself needing help and relying on his next door neighbor in this charming single father, hockey-fueled romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Ryker by Samantha Lind, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this first installment in the San Francisco Shockwaves series to your bookshelf!

After years of trying to get back home to be closer to my daughter, I finally secured a spot on the newly expanded San Francisco Shockwaves.
Juggling being the newly appointed Captain of the team and taking on full-time fatherhood to a teenager sends my life into chaos.
I quickly find myself needing someone who can pick up the pieces and keep my life in order as I certainly can’t do it alone.
I just never thought my savior would be the sexy woman next door--the one I can’t keep my mind or eyes off every chance I get.

BUY here.


Hockey romances seem to be all the rage right now!  Scanning the shelves there's numerous series to choose from, books offering something for everyone.  it's hard to make a place for something new though, which is how I felt about this book.  Much about it was familiar with a storyline that got straight to the point without any real obstacles putting the main couple's future in doubt.

Ryker Jorgensen has just been traded to the San Francisco Shockwaves as the new Captain of their team.  It's a dream come true, as is taking over as caregiver to his teenage daughter Ellie.  Upon moving into his new home he meets his enticing neighbor...with sparks resulting.  He's drawn to Avery from the very start in a steamy connection that builds with each turn of the page.  Ryker's an appealing single dad, one who exudes sexy vibes and a loving heart.  His actions make him a drool-worthy hero who's a beautiful balance to Avery.

Avery Reid's an immensely appealing heroine, smart and sassy, who works from home which makes her the perfect chaperone to the young Ellie.  Theirs is a heartwarming pairing, one with a familial vibe that made for some very endearing moments. Meanwhile, the romance between Ryker and Avery seemed to be on the back burner as he was often on the road.  What readers did get to see though, with Ryker juggling his hockey career with his personal life, was a sweet and sexy story between a couple that was easy to relate to while they created a new family.

This was an easy read with sweet and sensual intimacy between strong and secure adults as well as loving interactions between parent and child.  Getting to see glimpses of the other Shockwaves also made for many temptations and excitement for the future as I look forward to other players taking center ice.  On a whole this was an enjoyable read, familiar but well-crafted.

My rating for this is a B.

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


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, May 18, 2022

Book Tour for The Price of Forgiveness by M.L. Nystrom (REVIEW)……

A man on an emotional ledge, struggling to get through each day amidst obligations to his MC, finds himself drawn to a woman that brings painful memories with her in this steamy and gritty romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Price of Forgiveness by M.L. Nystrom, along with my impressions of this compelling tale, then add this second installment in The Dutchmen MC series to your bookshelf!

“God doesn’t have a place for sinners like me.”
When does sin become unforgivable? Find out in bestselling author ML Nystrom’s gritty The Dutchmen MC series, where you’ll meet a darker breed of bikers.
Rail has the impossible task of leading the Dutchmen MC through a long and chaotic transition. His life is spinning out of control, trying to live up to club expectations. Some want revenge for crimes against the club, some are ready to move on, and some want to continue their former lifestyle. It’s tearing Rail apart. The only family he’s ever known is his dying grandmother and it’s more than he can handle.
One night, he meets Gretchen, a deaf woman who reminds him of past sins. She brings back painful memories of where he came from and what he’s done in his life, but he can’t stay away from her. She is the light, he is the dark, and his former transgressions demand payment. Can he afford to pay the price?


“You’re a writer?”
“Never met an editor before.”
“I wish you weren’t meeting one now.”
Rail chuckled at the woman’s wit. Her hands were strong, with long tapered fingers and short nails. When she signed, her movements were fluid and precise. Dance-like. Her breasts swayed gently with each gesture and Rail could see the outline of darker nipples under the thin white cloth before she covered them again. Pink? Peach? Or a color in between? Her robe was close by and he could have snagged it for her, but chose not to.
He stood up to leave.
He glanced back at the woman and noticed the blush had faded. He leaned over her, bringing his face close to hers. Her eyes got big and her lips parted. Rail nearly laughed again at how fast the color came back. Nice to know he had some effect on her as she did on him. Maybe it was his scars that alarmed her, but if he got a chance to see her nipples again, he bet he would find them puckered up into little points. Deliberately taking his time, he reached behind her, bring his mouth inches from hers and picked up one of her business cards. If he could have gotten away with it, he would have released the clip to see how long those golden waves would fall. When he stood back up, she let out the breath she’d been holding in a short rush. One half of his mouth raised in male triumph. He looked at the card.
“Nice to meet you, Gretchen Davonsky. I’m Railroad.”



As a fan of MC-fueled romances I'm always excited to discover new-to-me series...and this second book in The Dutchmen MC series definitely left an impression on me!  With its unique heroine, dark and gritty storyline, and exhilarating twists and turns, this book will keep you frantically turning the pages to see what comes next.

Picking up soon after the tragic events of the previous book, there's a new man leading The Dutchmen MC and he's just trying to stay afloat, juggling what his brothers want with what their former prez wanted.  He's also dealing with his own dark demons, along with caring for his dying Grams, all while hunting for the traitor who tore the Club apart. It's on this journey of revenge that he discovers an unforgettable woman who just happens to be the half-sister of Piglet, the man they're hunting.  Rail finds himself drawn to her from the very start despite his heartbreaking past, despite his difficulties with love and romance.  His issues make for a rocky romance indeed, but by the end he's proven himself to be the quintessential hero.  Rail has elements of mystery surrounding him at the start but with each turn of the page we get glimpses into a gut wrenching past that slowly impacts the Club's present and possibly his future when danger befalls his new love.  Rail's an intriguing hero, with surprising depth and facets that show him to be more than just a man of danger.  He's also a man of heart and soul, a man who warmed my heart with the care he showed his Grams and the ease by which he communicated with Gretchen and accepted her wholeheartedly.  He stepped up to be the man Gretchen needed at just the time she needed him to in this story's exciting conclusion that had me falling for him even harder.

As a disabled person I'm always on the lookout for characters reminiscent of me...which is why I did a little happy dance upon meeting Gretchen.  Gretchen's a perfectly imperfect heroine, one who's deaf but who doesn't let it define her.  She's an editor with average looks but is full of strength and fire.  Her first meeting with Rail and his brothers might've been daunting but she stood her ground, communicating with Rail since he knew ASL, and creating an instant bond between the two that's just the step on a hard fought journey to HEA.

This is a story with a lot happening!  Not only is Rail dealing with Club issues, but he has his Grams that he's caring for, along with his growing romance with Gretchen. Unfortunately it's the romance that suffers as not as much time as I'd hoped is spent on them.  What's there is wonderful, but I just wish there had been more scenes involving them together.  Rail's scenes with his Grams pulled at my heartstrings too and showed how important family is to the hardened men of The Dutchmen MC.  The brothers emit a raw and dangerous vibe, but will step up in a heartbeat to protect those they've claimed or those most in need.  They're an enticing group that I definitely look forward to seeing more of in the future.  The final aspect of this book that gets most of the attention is that of Piglet's fate.  He's a man on the run at the start, finding a community that he thinks is heaven...but ends up being hell in painful and graphic detail.  It's a twist that pulls Rails and Gretchen in and leaves them fighting their way out in a quickly wrapped up conclusion that had me on the edge of my seat.  On a whole this was an exciting tale with lots of gritty action and a nice bit of romance courtesy of bold and unique characters.  Ms. Nystrom has created an enticing new series and I applaud her uniquely-crafted characters that will have me coming back for more...the minute the next installment hits bookshelves!

My rating for this is a B+

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




ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery, and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself!
ML has spent most of her life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, "Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities." She has no intention of ever welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Book Tour for Love You Like That by Scarlett Cole (REVIEW)……

 A bet between a Plain Jane drummer whose dream of music fame left her behind, and a drummer at the height of fame and adored by women, is the start to a surprising romance between friends who slowly become something much more.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Love You Like That by Scarlett Cole, along with getting my impressions of this fourth installment in the Excess All Areas series, then add it to your bookshelf!

Zoe Atkins wanted exactly one thing. To be the world’s greatest percussionist. Instead, she’s on a tour bus engaged in a stupid bet with rock star, Alex King, trying to fill the hole left behind when her dream gave up on her.The prickly former percussionist wasn’t supposed to steal his heart. With her distrust of lipstick and love of men’s pyjamas, she was everything playboy, Alex, didn’t want in a lover. At least, that’s what he thought when he bet her he could find her a hook up during their tour. Until he’s forced to watch the woman he’s come to desire leave the bar with her perfect guy, taking a piece of his already bruised and battered heart with her.
Now it’s up to the Sad Fridays’ rocker to use his passionate powers of persuasion to convince Zoe he’s more than her wingman. He’s her everything.



Through the previous three books in the Excess All Areas series I've come to think of the members and crew of Sad Fridays as family.  I've become captivated by their lives and have felt every emotion of theirs as if they were my own.  This latest installment is yet another winner with its delightful banter, heartfelt emotions, and a main couple who's immensely likable as they evolve from friends into lovers.  It's a romance that pulls you in from the very start, never letting go as I'm still thinking of this story long after the final page was turned.

Alex King is the drummer for the up and coming band Sad Fridays, a sexy and charming man who's unapologetic about his sexuality while living life to the fullest.  He's pansexual, a unique quality not seen in many romance novels, so for him it's feelings and emotions that guide him to his partners...not their gender.  When readers first see him they see a carefree, flirtatious rockstar, a larger than life man full of fun and charm.  Being around his friend Zoe though brings out deeper layers to the bold and brash man just looking for love and acceptance after having his heart broken many times in the past.  He was someone I desperately wanted to see happy as he was such a loving and caring man and his connection to Zoe was all he needed and deserved.

Zoe Atkins is a complicated character, one whose life journey I could relate to as the issues facing her because of her becoming deaf are ones I've experienced as a quadriplegic.  Among the many brilliant facets of this story is in fact Ms. Cole's handling of Zoe's disability, the physical as well as the emotional changes she's experiencing as a drummer losing their hearing.  Ms. Cole's clearly done a lot of research on the subject which she presents in a respectful manner that pulls readers into Zoe's life.  When readers first meet Zoe she's a bit lost but is brave in the face of her uncertainties and pushes on through all the self-doubts.  After all, without music who is she and what does it mean for her future?  All she needs is someone to REALLY hear her and that someone is Alex.  Their connection might start with a bet that has Alex acting as her wingman to find her a man, but it's not long before he realizes he's the perfect man for her.

The connection between Alex and Zoe is a special one!  It's sizzling yet sweet, moments of bdsm balanced with moments of tender words and deeds, it's a smorgasbord of hearts and souls.  Theirs is a romance of more than just friends to lovers, it's a romance of one heart to another, a journey of heartfelt talks where communication is vital.  Theirs is an unforgettable journey that I feel honored to have been a part of and I look forward to where Ms. Cole will take us next.  Though you can read this book on its own, it's a much richer experience reading the previous books first.  You get to see the journey of Sad Fridays from the very beginning.  You get to know the bandmates, and their significant others, and become fully immersed in their lives as every up and down pulls at your heartstrings.  Getting to see these characters again was like coming home, especially Nan.  Nan is wise with an outspokenness that makes me smile and I would love to see her get her own story.  With the way the second epilogue ended I'm now left waiting with bated breath for what happens next in a series that's nearly flawless and that I highly recommend.

My rating for this is an A+

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


The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I'm getting the chance to follow that dream.
I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Book Cover Reveal for Falling for the Broken by J. E. Parker…….

 Readers looking for a dark and steamy tale will get all that and more with this romance of a man who's spent his life watching over a woman, a woman tainted by her past, that he longs to heal once he claims her for himself!  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Falling for the Broken by J. E. Parker, then start counting down the days until this second installment in the When Villains Fall series hits bookshelves on June 22nd!

Mina Ivanova has always belonged to me.
She was eight the first time I saved her life, twelve when I swore an oath to protect her, and sixteen when I stole her scarred heart. Now, at twenty-five, she'll wear my ring.
Our marriage will be one of honor and duty, of infallible love and consuming obsession. A Bratva Enforcer and his broken printsessa, a beautiful angel and her avenging devil.
As a child, trauma silenced Mina's voice. As a woman, the past still holds her captive. But to bring her peace, I'll burn the world, rendering each of her demons to ash.
Freeing her once and for all.
***A Note From the Author....Falling for the Broken is a dark mafia arranged marriage romance featuring a Bratva Enforcer and the Russian printsessa he's spent years loving from afar. Includes content that may be triggering to some readers. No cliffhanger/can be read as a standalone.




J.E. Parker is a multi-genre author of sexy, heart-wrenching romances that will make you laugh, cry, and swoon.
A self-proclaimed hot mess and coffee connoisseur, she writes books featuring strong heroines, panty-melting heroes, a heaping serving (or two) of angst, and guaranteed happily ever afters.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Book Blitz for The Estrogen Patch by Marnie Minsi…….

Much about this book entices me!  From the easily relatable heroine (when it comes to age and disability), to the tantalizing older woman/younger man romance, readers will be drawn to it just as much as I am!  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Estrogen Patch by Marnie Minsi, then add this delightful contemporary romance of new beginnings and unexpected twists and turns to your bookshelf!

The Estrogen Patch is a fictional romance comedy about a recently divorced woman in her early fifties named Marie. Marie has lupus and is going through early menopause. After doctors put her on an estrogen patch to curb her hot flashes, she discovers that it is causing some unusual side effects, one of which is making her a bit more aroused than normal.

With all her recent life changes--her teen daughter being sent away to wilderness therapy camp for depression, anxiety, and self-harm; divorcing her husband who is eighteen years older than her; moving again for the second time in one year; starting a second job; and dealing with the all aches and pains of having lupus--Marie finds herself falling for a much younger, fitter, and healthier guy named Pauly.

After continuous spying and brief encounters, Marie finds herself falling for Pauly. Can someone like Marie, with all her issues, have any kind of romantic relationship with a much younger man? Will her physical setbacks be an issue for a healthier, younger man? Can she try to make herself look younger with Botox and CoolSculpting? Can an older woman with all of her insecurities find love again this late in the game with someone that seems to be unobtainable? Should Marie just throw out her estrogen patch and go back to her usual uneventful and boring life?



Friday, May 13, 2022

Book Blast for Over Time by Ella Kade (REVIEW)…….

 Readers will find themselves consumed by this m/m forbidden romance between a young man and an older man who became an unforgettable one-night stand in this dark and steamy tale.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Over Time by Ella Kade, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this third installment in the Willow Bay series to your bookshelf too!

I’ve been keeping secrets from my roommates, but my one-night stand just outed me. Now they knew I was bi, and that I just hooked up with one of the professors at our school.
They wanted to know why I wasn’t the happy-go-lucky guy I was before going home for the summer, but I’m not ready for them to learn why.
Everything changed for the worst this summer.
It was a secret that kept me up at night. A secret that devastated me to the point I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be the same again.
How could I concentrate on school when my whole world was upside down? I had more important things to worry about. Namely, my one-night very drunken stand who kept showing up in my life.

BUY here.


From the very first page this story set the pages on fire!  In a tale of forbidden romance, a painful past,  and a young man full of complexities that sometimes make him hard to like, readers will find themselves captivated from start to finish.

Ford is a young man who's clearly hurting when this story begins, lashing out at his friends and roommates for what's befallen him since readers last saw him.  Seeking to ease his pain for even a short bit of time he finds himself drawn to his one-night stand, Xander, in a relationship that doesn't end with one night as the man ends up being one of Ford's teachers.  The connection between these two is combustible from the start, and despite it being forbidden, Ford sets out to keep their connection going through blackmail.  Ford's a compelling character, someone whose hurt radiated off him and it made his anger and questionable behavior a bit easier to understand.  But at the same time his manipulations of Xander made me cringe.  He's a larger than life young man, controlling and abrasive early on, but as he spent more time with Xander the wall around his heart started to crack and real feelings emerged.  Seeing him heal, with each turn of the page, warmed my heart and balanced out this steamy story beautifully.  Xander's a likable character and a great match to Ford despite their steamy and questionable start. Xander gives Ford the room to be angry while giving him acceptance.  Though he knows their relationship is forbidden he can't help being drawn to Ford in an angsty dark romance between two very different people.

Fans of m/m romances will get quickly caught up in this forbidden romance and its dichotomy of emotions, its unique power dynamic, and the angsty and intense feelings Ford experienced.  It's a fast-paced read, erotically-charged, and readers will feel parched upon reaching the end.  Though this is the third installment in the Willow Bay series it's not necessary to have read the previous books to enjoy this one.  Reading the first two installments though will make this a more richly rewarding story that will leave readers wanting to read more from Ella Jade!

My rating for this is a B+

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


One woman, two names. Harlow writes swoon-worthy, Sexy, alpha romances while Ella writes forbidden and dark romance writer who enjoys writing captivating characters with sinful intent.

Book Teaser Blast for Hanson by Kat Savage…….

 Readers will find themselves falling for yet another of Ms. Savage's sexy tattoo artists in this older woman/younger man romance of a single mom and the determined man used to getting what he wants as they travel down a rocky, yet sizzling, road to HEA. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Hanson by Kat Savage, then start counting down the days until this fourth installment in the Men of Bird's Eye series hits bookshelves on May 26th!

Hanson Serrano is a complicated man—even his therapist tries to convince him to put his trust in someone. But the youngest member of the Bird’s Eye crew isn’t too concerned. He’s got no plans to settle down anytime soon.

That is, until he runs into Thea James—literally. One nasty spill on the sidewalk later, and this brooding Brazilian can’t take his eyes off her fiery red curls and curvy backside. Though, the interaction makes it clear he’ll have to work for this one.

Thea James is looking for something very specific—and Hanson Serrano isn’t it. Nevermind the fact that he’s tattooed from neck to toe, but he’s also much younger than her. She’s been down the bad boy road before and all she has to show for it is her single mom status and an ex that makes her life miserable.

When Thea finally agrees to one date in an effort to halt Hanson’s chase, she’s pleasantly surprised when he pulls out all the stops. In fact, it’s the best date she’s ever been on.

The pair eventually get tangled up—in their feelings and between the sheets. But between Hanson’s walls, Thea’s ex, and a nagging age gap, their blooming relationship feels like a shipwreck waiting to happen.

As the couple navigates this ocean of obstacles, will they give up and abandon ship or find a way to get in the lifeboat and row together?


PRE-ORDER FOR $2.99 here.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Book Release Blast for Don’t You Dare, My Dear by Charlie Lane……

Fans of historical romances will find themselves drawn to this steamy Regency tale of two people bonded through an agreement who find their growing attraction harder and harder to fight.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Don’t You Dare, My Dear by Charlie Lane, then add this fourth installment in The Debutante Dares series to your bookshelf!

In this sizzling Regency romance by Charlie Lane, a cheerful viscount would rather have the grumpy chaperone than the daring debutante. If only the latter didn't prove to be quite so resistible.
After the woman he loves rejects his marriage proposal, Edmund Crenshaw, Viscount Escher, has sworn off women. If he can’t marry Mrs. Katherine Brighton, he’ll marry no one. When he discovers a daring debutante in his coach, intent on seduction, he’ll do anything to protect his bachelorhood. He must remain uncompromised or doom himself and the lady to a loveless marriage. Because his heart always has, and always will, belong to only one woman—his Kat.
Katherine must escape her younger sister’s insidious grasp. This Season, she has a heart of steel and a plan for independence. As the secret author of a popular out-of-print book, she will convince the publisher to reprint it and fill her coffers with funds enough to live on her own. The publisher agrees—if she writes a new book as well. But with every moment of her day spent helping her sister, she desperately needs a muse.
And Lord Escher, the man whose marriage proposal she reluctantly rejected two years ago, sparks her imagination like no one else. To write her book, she must stay near Edmund. In exchange, he requires her help ridding himself of a persistent miss. They’ll solve both problems in no time. If they can keep their hands off each other.
Can she protect her heart and her freedom, or will the cheerful viscount tempt her to say yes this second time around?




Charlie Lane traded in academic databases and scholarly journals for writing steamy Regency rom-coms like the ones she’s always loved to read. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen (who else?), Toni Morrison, William Blake, Julia Quinn, and Maya Rodale.

Charlie writes unique stories with unconventional characters who push against the rigid restrictions of their society. Officially, Charlie has a Ph.D. in literature with a focus on the nineteenth-century novel and children’s literature and answers to Professor. Unofficially, she’s a high-flying circus-obsessed acrobat, with an emphasis on two-tail silks and answers to Muscles Magee. She lives with her own Colonel Brandon, two little dudes, and a furry fella in East Tennessee.