Thursday, 11 August 2022

Here to Stay - Kennedy Fox



𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐁 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐱 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝-𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞-𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝-𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐄𝐀!


𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒚 by @kennedyfoxduo is a single dad/nanny, grumpy/sunshine, second chance, small town STAND-ALONE romance coming in 2023, but you can pre-order now at the discounted presale price! → https://geni.us/heretostay


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Alternate edition cover designer: Kat Savage Designs




When Lilia’s down on her luck, she moves back to her hometown and applies for a nanny position. The last person she expects to see is her old high school sweetheart—the one she left ten years ago. 


Zach never forgot his first love who broke his heart, but when Lilia begs for the job, he’s desperate enough to agree—even if he can’t stand her.


As they fall into a new family routine, old feelings resurface, but the past they’ve buried eventually catches up with them.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

What's It Gonna Take - Lacey Black



 Garreth

 
From the first moment I saw Reagan Turner at the bar and restaurant I help manage, I was drawn like never before. She was dating someone at the time, which meant she was off-limits, until the jerk broke up with her. I can’t get her out of my head, can’t stop wanting to kiss those perfectly lush lips. Fighting this attraction has been my kryptonite.
 
So, I give in to temptation.
 
Now, all bets are off. One touch, one kiss, one night will never be enough. Of course, I wasn’t factoring in us working together, which means I have to keep my desire—and my hands—to myself.
 
Should be easy enough.
 
 
Reagan
 
There’s something about the charismatic, flirty bar manager that pulls me in. When my boyfriend breaks up with me via text message, I suddenly see Garreth Taylor in a whole new light. He’s gorgeous, fun, caring, and everything a single woman could ever want. And for some reason, he seems to have his sights set on me, even if he doesn’t say it outright.
 
So, I make the first move.
 
The result is both explosive and dynamic, and before I know it, one night turns to two. He has a hang-up, however, about being professional while at work, and draws a line in the sand.
 
Looks like I’ll have to show him how fun it can be to cross it.
 

 
 
 




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What’s it Gonna Take is the fifth addition to the Burgers and Brew Crue series featuring Garrath and Reagan.  

Reagan is a familiar character as she appeared in Wild Side as Madelyn’s cousin.   She’s strong, sassy, sweet, independent, and not afraid to go after what she wants.

Garrath is the bar manager for Burgers and Brew and is a flirty, charismatic, cheeky, protective alpha.

Their story has heat, heart and humor and their interactions are fun and flirty with undeniable chemistry. 



 
My blood is boiling.
What kind of douche canoe sends a text to break up with a woman, and then shows up at the same place said woman you just broke up with is eating dinner?
Justin fucking Morales, that’s who.
I want to punch him in his smug, dirtbag face, but I won’t because my employers frown upon it. Well, maybe not Jameson as much as the others, especially when he hears what happened to his wife’s cousin. He’d probably jump to the head of the line to knock out a few teeth.
I remember growing up with Jameson and Walker. They definitely weren’t afraid to get into parking lot scuffles. We didn’t hang in the same circles, but I never had any issues with them. I was just more focused on getting good grades, playing baseball, and getting into college.
Reagan approaches where I stand, eavesdropping on her confrontation and not ashamed in the least. Her eyes are cast down at first, and when they finally meet mine, I can see her embarrassment and anger swirling together like a tornado. Part of me wants to reach out and pull her against my chest, vowing to kick his ass for hurting her, but I know she won’t appreciate that right now.
Instead, I go to the one place I know will get a reaction out of her. “I’m so turned on right now,” I mutter, throwing her a wink and a smile.
And just like that, the shock and rage reflecting in her stunning eyes falls away and is replaced by laughter. “Oh my God,” she sputters through her giggle fit. “What is wrong with you?”
See? This right here. I’d rather see her happy and laughing instead of what that asshole made her feel like. When she smiles, there’s this light that surrounds her. It’s vibrant and makes me feel like I won a million dollars or something equally as badass.
“You wound me, love.” I place a hand over my heart and sigh dramatically.
Reagan rolls her eyes, much as I’d expect her to. “You’re nuts.”
I sober and step closer, greedily breathing in her sweet scent. “Do you want me to drop a drink in his lap? Or maybe step on his patty before I serve it? I’d do it in a heartbeat, for you,” I tell her, only half-joking.
Reagan gives me a sad smile, and Jesus, I don’t like it. “I do appreciate the offer, but I don’t think that’s necessary. Please don’t make any health code violations on my behalf,” she replies with the faintest grin on her pretty lips.
“If you change your mind, send me a signal, okay? Maybe blow me a kiss from across the room or twerk. Twerking’s always good.”
Her face completely relaxes as she laughs and shakes her head. “You’re terrible. I’m going to head back to my friends,” she says, reaching out and squeezing my arm. Little bolts of lightning streak through my veins and land firmly in my balls. It’s hard to just stand here and watch her walk away. “Oh, Garreth?”
Glancing up, I meet her gaze. “Yes?”
“Thank you. For making me smile.” She rewards me with another small smile.
My throat is tight with emotion. “Anytime.”
Reagan rejoins her party, immediately jumping into an animated telling of what happened over with Justin. As much as I’d love to go over there, I can’t. I have a job to do, which right now, is serving the ex. Even if I’d rather kick his ass out or just flat out refuse to serve him, that’s not my job, and I always strive to do the best job I can.
Dammit.
 
 
 
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Monday, 8 August 2022

True North - JB Salsbury

 


She’s his total opposite.

But she could be his everything.

 

True North, an all-new opposites attract contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury is now available!

 

The North name is a heavy burden. Two things I learned young—the best way to keep my head on is to keep my head down, and… never fall in love.

But I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress.

 

Lillian came into my life swinging. Mistaking me for my abusive twin brother, she greets me with a swift kick to the balls and a busted lip. Then she really shakes up my world.

 

She needs her job, but she needs a break just as much. And nothing silences my demons as efficiently as playing the hero.

 

To protect her from my jerk twin—her boss—I take her on a business trip and quickly learn that she’s different. Blunt. Honest. Intriguingly strange. I’m transfixed, so when she unknowingly sinks a multimillion-dollar deal, I don’t speak up. Something my family won’t forgive.

 

Now, I have a choice to make. I can go against my own blood and burn the North legacy to the ground, or play it safe, commit to my self-imposed rules and predestined future. Choosing her would ruin my life as I know it, but I’m starting to wonder if a life without her is worth living.

 

 

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Hudson

 

We stroll down the street, taking turns with the fried bread and looking at each booth that offers some variation of Native American cuisine. Lillian finds a way to strike up a conversation with everyone. The woman likes to talk. And I’m getting an unexpected level of enjoyment watching her.

“Let’s head to the arts section.” She tugs on my jacket sleeve. “I want to get a souvenir—oh, look! A bouncy house!” She hooks her hand into the crook of my elbow.

I startle a little at the contact, even though, so lost in her excitement, she doesn’t seem to notice she’s even touching me.

“We have to jump in the bouncy house!”

“Why? We’re not six years old.”

She drags me closer to the jungle-themed contraption, complete with inflated palm trees, monkeys, and bananas decorating the entrance. “Because it’ll be fun.” She whirls around, her pale blue eyes dancing. “You do remember what fun is, don’t you?”

“My idea of fun isn’t making a fool out of myself in front of a bunch of kids.”

“Why not?” She toes off her shoes. “Kids don’t care if you look like an idiot.”

“You go ahead.”

“You’re missing out,” she calls as she ducks through the strips of green plastic made to look like hanging vines.

Within one minute, she’s laughing with the kids, jumping in a blur of black, with her golden hair flying in every direction. I don’t mean to stare, so I pull out my phone, sure that there’s an email I can attend to, but her laughter keeps my eyes from the screen. I’ve never heard a sound so authentic, free from the constraint of social expectation or acceptance. Have I ever met a person who gets this much joy from something so simple and childish? Lillian balks at a three-Michelin-star meal and finds a contagious kind of joy from a bouncy house.

She’s breathing hard as she has an in-depth discussion with the kids about what she dressed up as for Halloween and who would win in a fight between Sophia the First and someone named Doc McStuffins. A little girl asks her where Lillian’s mom is and if she wants to have a playdate tomorrow.

“See that guy there?” Lillian points me out to her new friends. “He’s afraid of bouncy houses.”

The group of littles reply in multiple forms of shock.

An evil smirk tilts her lips. “I think he might feel brave enough to try if you guys go talk to him.”

“Oh, come on…” I grumble.

Three kids who I wouldn’t guess to be older than five come barreling toward me.

“Don’t be scared!”

“My little sister isn’t even afraid!”

“You can hold my hand.” A small hand slips into mine and holds on. The little girl with bright brown eyes and black hair tilts her head back to look up at me, and something warm seeps into my chest. “Just hold on, okay?”

Only an asshole would say no to that face.

I kick off my shoes and let her drag me to the bouncy house. The kids are still shouting their encouragement while Lillian dissolves into a fit of laughter.

“Don’t be a wussy!” one of the boys calls out while jumping furiously.

I release the little girl’s hand and walk straight into Lillian’s space. Her laughter dies, and I watch her throat bob with a hard swallow.

“I’m going to pay you back for this,” I say low so the kids don’t hear, which makes my voice rumble.

A spark fires in her eyes. “You’ll have to catch me first.”

 

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True North is the third title in the North Brothers series featuring Hudson North.  This title is a contemporary romance with characters that are not only endearing but engaging.  

I adored Lillian and Hudson’s story.  Hudson is protective, sweet, kind, and caring, with a bit of a saviour complex, that makes him all the more endearing.

Lillian on the other hand is a unique and complex character.  She’s quirky, disorganised, clumsy, and obsessive but also intelligent and feisty.

This pair have undeniable chemistry and I loved their fun and flirty banter and interactions.  Their story is not only well written, but sweet and emotional. 

I loved that Alexander and Jordan from Wild North and Gabriella and Kingston from Rebel North had cameo appearances throughout and I look forward to the next instalment in this series. 



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The Watcher - Melanie Moreland



 Because love can bleed into the darkest heart…

 

Melanie Moreland has revealed the cover for The Watcher!


Releasing: September 15, 2022

Cover Design: Feed Your Dreams Designs

Photographer:  Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Travis S.



To the world, I'm Damien DeSalvo, businessman.

I own a security company, ensuring the safety of my clients.

But behind the scenes, I'm known as the Watcher.

I stay hidden, overseeing the secrecy of Hidden Justice—those who rid the world of its scum,

one bad guy at a time.

Until the day she stumbles into my path and one kiss changes everything.

Stalked and terrified, Raven Bailey needs my protection.

I need her.

Can I find the man threatening the woman I love before he finds her?

We're playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

And I'm determined to win.




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Thursday, 4 August 2022

Never Look Back - A.L. Jackson




 A.L. Jackson has revealed the cover for Never Look Back!


Releasing: August 29, 2022

Cover Designer: RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography



From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes an enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity, second-chance romance...



Logan Lawson won me in a bet.

The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.

Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn't want to lead.

Yet he's filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.



Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.

The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.

But there's no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.

Worse, I can't stop myself from plotting to get her back.



I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.

I'm afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.

He might hate me for our past, but now it's me on my knees begging for help.



Finding each other in the middle of it wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain.

But once Logan touches me, I'm gone.

A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.



Aster Costa has always been mine.

And this time, no matter the cost, I won't give her back...




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Sunshine & Sammy - Melanie Moreland



Sunshine and Sammy by Melanie Moreland is NOW LIVE!



Luke Adler lives for his ranch. It's the only reason he agreed to get on board with his sister's grand plan for guests staying on the property.


Nothing prepares him for the force of nature that is Samantha Morrison. When she arrives on his ranch to help construct this new part of his business, what he expects and what he gets are two entirely different things.


He expects a no-nonsense businessman. Straightforward and simple.


What he gets is a sunshine smile, sweet sass, and a woman who pushes every button and boundary he has.


He tries to ignore the draw, the urges she makes him feel. But when she gets close, he only wants her closer.


She makes him question his decisions, his thoughts, and the idea that being alone is best for him.


Even when they are consumed by the fire between them, he knows they come from two different worlds and he has to let her go.


But when the time comes, can he do that?

Can he live without her sunshine to warm his cold heart?

Or can this cowboy learn a new trick?


Author's Note: Heat and heart fills the pages as our heroine learns to ride a horse and tame a grumpy cowboy in rural Alberta.



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Sunshine and Sammy is the fifth title in the Vested Interest: ABC Corp series and features Luke and Samantha.

Luke is a sexy, gruff, and somewhat grumpy cowboy who is incredibly hardworking.  He’s been burned in the past and doesn’t believe in love and happy ever afters.  He’s passionate, and protective, at times a tad overbearing to those he holds dear.

Samantha ‘Sammy’ Morrison is the adopted daughter of Van who appeared in the original Vested Interest series.  She’s intelligent, capable, driven, determined, passionate and hardworking.

The sparks fly between this pair from their very first meeting, and their banter is not only flirtatious but fun.

I thoroughly recommend this title and series to anyone who enjoys a title with strong themes of family, friendship and belonging and I look forward to future additions to the series.