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📚Reviews for new releases from Bestselling authors Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland, M. Robinson and Kylie Scott

April has been off to an amazing start.  These new releases were absolutely amazing and had my jaw dropping, my heart pounding and my knickers wet. Each one is at the top of my recommendations list for your e-readers!!

Mister Moneybags by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
Ends Here by M. Robinson
Twist by Kylie Scott

Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’d like to take a moment to bow down and give praise to the ever impressive and absolutely outstanding collaborative genius duo that is Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland.

Now on to the amazingness that is Mister Moneybags…

This book was so much more than I expected or could have ever imagined. Once I started, I literally couldn’t put it down. It was funny, witty, sexy and filled with a completely addictive Telenovela style drama that kept me hooked through and through. So much so, a camera could have panned in for great response close ups like…

Bianca George was awesome. She was funny, quick witted, independent, adventurous and spunky. She was like my spirit animal. Dexter Truitt Jr was totally sexy, smart, kind and quite romantic. Together they were absolutely perfect. The sexual tension was evident from their very first meeting which happens to be the best elevator scene I’ve come across. Sure you can get heavy petting, insane kissing and crazy hot sex from the typical elevator scenes, but Bianca had BALLS, which opened them up to some seriously funny conversations. I was laughing my ass off just 3% in to the story. That will always stand out and remain memorable for me.

It just got better from there. From Dex’s crazy idea to pursue Bianca under a fake persona, to his even crazier problem of being jealous of said guy. But what also touched me was the topic this book touched on. Lies. Big lies and little white lies lead to serious emotional hurt with a potential for chaotic situations. With equal measure of emotion to counter the humor this story had the perfect combination for an entertaining read.

I can’t fathom how these two authors manage to top their previous releases, but they do it each and every time. Their talent and genius knows no bounds and their continuous originality in the characters and story lines hook me in every time.

It’s impossible to be disappointed with any element in this book. It has everything you could want!!

☑ A sexy millionaire
☑ A spunky, headstrong female
☑ Soap Opera level drama
☑ Super high levels of sexual tension
☑ So many LOL moments
☑ Passion and romance

This all totaled up to be an unforgettable and must recommend read!

FAVORITE QUOTES:
An off sensation suddenly came over me. One I could honestly say I had never felt before. It was jealousy. But not just any jealousy. Jealousy of my own f*cking self. Suddenly, Jay wanted to f*ck up Dex in the worst way.

“I want to help you relax before we leave.”
“How are you going to manage that?”
“It’s time your pu**y became acquainted with my mouth.”

I smiled back and looked Dex in the eyes for a long while. What was staring back at me was absolutely beautiful. Not the man himself, but looking into his eyes, I saw love in its purest form. It was honest and open and willing to give me anything I wanted.

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Ends Here by M. Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Damn! I thought part one of Creed and Mia’s story was epic. Ends Here had so much more!!!

Ends Here isn’t just an ending to their story. It’s the beginning of a new and touch chapter to the saga that is their life story. It picks up exactly where Road to Nowhere leaves us and Mia is in danger.

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While Creed works hard to protect Mia from an unknown enemy, she and him grow closer in their relationship. Now that Creed has stopped pushing her away, they work to planning their future. The problem is, she’s also spending much more time with his brother, Noah and finds her self torn between them. She loves Creed, but deep down Noah stirs feelings in her that she works hard to ignore. Her heart belongs to Creed, so she’s using that organ to override what her body is feeling.

I can’t give too much away. Their story is way more intense and better experienced for yourself. I know it was a ride I thoroughly enjoyed. I cried for each character equally. My heart broke for Mia, Creed and Noah… but I have to say I’m #TeamNoah all the way. Which team will you join?

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FAVORITE QUOTES:
“You, Mia. Bein’ with you is my favorite f*ckin’ thing to do.”

“I need to see you. Hold you..f*ckin’ feel you. And it’s takin’ everythin’ in me, not to f*ckin’ kiss you right now and remind you who the f*ck you belong to.”

“You were always wit’ me, Mia. No matter where I went, where I’ve gone, what I’ve seen and what I’ve done…you have never not been wit’ me. You’ve always been my home.”

All I ever wanted was for you to be happy, and if it’s not wit’ me, then at least I have the memory of the love of my f*ckin’ life.”

“Jesus Christ, you’re my everythin’. You’ll always be my everythin’. The little girl who f*ckin’ saved me from myself more times than I can count. The same one who made me realize what love was, what havin’ the love of a good woman felt like. I never deserved you, baby, but God, I don’t f*ckin’ care.”

We were lobsters that got lost at sea, but made their way back to each other.

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Twist by Kylie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Twist so much! I adored Lydia and quickly fell for Vaughn while reading the first book in this series (Dirty)…but none of that compared to my connection with Joe and Alex. They didn’t get off to a good start but their pace and personalities just kept me rooting for them and looking forward to tham “boom” moment when they come to their senses. You won’t believe when it happens to Alex.

Alexandra Parks is a graphic designer from Seattle who starts an online friendship with a gorgeous restaurator from Idaho. She’s slightly antisocial, sarcastic and a sex crazed woman and is officially my spirit sister. After a surprise visit, she finds out she’s been catfished. But lucky for her she couldn’t have been catfished by a better guy.

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Joe Collins is the sweet, hardworking older brother to one of the Dive Bar owners. He only meant to make a friend and have someone to talk to outside of his circle of life long friends. He never expected her to show up unannounced. Joe was so fricking adorable. On the outside, he was burly and manly and on the inside he was a marshmallow with a heart of gold. He was so caring and giving and worked hard to make sure he was available to help everyone he cared about.

You see? Alex and Joe couldn’t have been more different. Complete and total opposits yet, they were absolutely perfect for each other.

Twist was FUNNY and sweet and a great example of not ‘judging a book by its cover’, so to speak. Alex thought the handsome Mr. GQ type was what she was looking for and finds out her soulmate lies in a Lumbersexual hottie who’s great with his hands. Case in point?…looks don’t make the man. Personality and how he treats people is the most attractive trait.

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FAVORITE QUOTES:

“Mind you, I didn’t have a clue then how cute you looked in your Little Miss F*cking Sunshine panties.”
Huh. I cocked my head. “You flirting with me, Bigfoot?”

Fingers dug into my hair and his mouth covered mine, hot and hungry. There was no going slow. We were a car crash, a catastrophe. His tongue in my mouth and my hands pushing at his coat, tearing at his T-shirt. One large hand slid down over my spine, grabbing my ass and kneading, while the other cradled the back of my head.

Butterflies didn’t cover it. There were pterodactyls inside my stomach, swooping and screeching and flying around. Not even they, however, could compete with the throbbing ache in my pu**y.

Joe, the man formerly known as just my friend, was some kind of a f*cking sex god.

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I turn into the kitchen. She pulls a tray from the oven and smiles. She still wears the date outfit, but the heels are gone. She’s adorable in her fancy dress and bare feet.
“Date ended early?”
She nods. “When he invited me to see his gerbil, I thought it was time to go.”
“That doesn’t entice you?”
She shakes her head. “Had he said ferret, perhaps. Alas, with gerbil I’m a firm no.”
“Was it in his pants or a cage?”
“We didn’t get far enough to find out. I said thanks, I need to water the plants, and I got the hell out of Dodge.”
I curl up the side of my mouth. “Guess that explains why Trish didn’t invite me home, either. I tried the hamster line on her.”
She smacks me with a panda potholder. “I suppose I should have known better, though. Earlier in the date, he made a ton of masturbation comments.”
I lean against the kitchen counter. “And that concerns you, since you never do that, right?”
As she slides the spatula under the dessert, she gives me a side-eye stare. “Exactly, Chase. I never rub one out. Never.” She waves a hand over her crotch. “Total hands-free zone.”
I take her comment seriously. “Fine. You use toys. I get it. What kind?” I ask, because I can’t help myself.
She rolls her eyes. “Not telling you.”
I harrumph and grab for a bar from the pan. She swats me with the spatula.
“Ouch,” I say, yanking back my hand.
“That didn’t hurt. And you should know better than to steal my dessert before it’s ready.”
“You should know better than to hit my hands.” I hold both up in the air.
With a quickness I don’t see coming, she whacks me again with her utensil. This time on the other hand.
“That’s it.” I charge her, tickling her waist. “Tell me what toys and I’ll stop.”
She cracks up and flails her arms, knocking me with elbows and hands and the spatula, too, until I give in to her cries for mercy.
I stare at her in our tiny sliver of a kitchen. “Waiting.”
“You really want to know?”
I nod eagerly. I’m playing with fire, but I can’t resist. The desire to know outweighs all else.
She works the spatula under the bars again, shaking her head. “I can’t believe we’re having this conversation.”
I hold out my hands. “C’mon. We talk about all sorts of stuff.” Then, an idea strikes me. I open the kitchen cupboard, grab a bottle of Patron, and hold it up. “This will help all that shyness.”
She stares at me with narrowed eyes. “I’m not shy at all.”
I grab two shot glasses and pour. “Better safe than sorry, Miss Not Shy At All.”
I hand her one, and she takes it. Then I raise my glass, and the drink goes down the hatch with a burn. She follows suit, swallowing it quickly, then sets her glass down. I do the same.
I rub my palms together. “Toy confessional time. What have you got?”
She arches an eyebrow. “Really? You really want to know?”
I narrow my eyes. “What part of your roommate being a dirty bastard do you not understand? Obviously, I want to know. I’m a guy. This is like Christmas morning. But if this helps . . .”
I pour two more shots then slide her glass over to her. Once more, we down them.
She draws a deep breath. “Since you asked . . . I have a few toys. A little silver bullet. A bigger dolphin. And I have a waterproof finger vibrator.”
And the temperature in me shoots through the roof. I tug at the neck of my shirt. “For the shower?” I croak out.
“Seeing as we don’t have a bathtub, yes, it would have to be for the shower.”
“You masturbate in the shower?” I ask, and the visual is so fucking clear in my mind—Josie under a hot stream of water that slopes off her breasts, a finger vibrator working between her thighs.
She nods as she slides the bars onto a cooling rack. Just then I remember she promised me seven-layer bars when she freaked out the other night. And she delivered. Fuck, I think she might be perfect, what with her desserts and her shower hobby.

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I’ve been told I have quite a gift.

Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing….

Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place.

Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.

Spoiler-neither one of us sleeps.

Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.

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Review Spotlight: MANAGED (VIP #2) by Kristen Callihan

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Managed in the 2nd book in the VIP series. Though it can be read as a standalone, it’s much more pleasurable to read it after VIP. This way you get to know the other characters and meet/see Scottie how everyone else sees him. This is what made this story that much more enjoyable for me. Because having met him previously and seeing him in is own story is a HUGE contrast and it’s an absolute treat.

I freaking loved Gabriel Scott and Sophie Darling. They were the perfect pair. TOTAL opposites which added to their tension, angst and the whole of this story. Sophie was so carefree, sassy, spunky and sarcastic. She already had me laughing out loud 3 percent into the story. Not knowing anything about Scottie, she gave him a hard time and teased him for his stuffy, snobby persona and it was hilarious. She even caught Scottie off guard. The stuff that comes out of her mouth leaves him speechless on more than one occasion.

And Scottie turned out to be someone so much different than what I expected. Things really ran quite deep with him. Layers and layers that Sophie was able to wiggle her way through without even trying and she did it effortlessly by just being herself. He teasing and wit just broke through and opened him up to let loose. I loved it.

I had never read a Kristen Callahan book before opening VIP and then Managed; and both books have made me a fan. Her writing was amazing and the characters she put on paper had so much personality and life. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about any of them. They were relateable, likeable and funny. I can’t wait to get my hands on more of this series as it comes. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the guys of Kill John have their stories told too. I’m really hoping for a match up between Brenna and Rye. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that one.

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VIP Series #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: November 14, 2016
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It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big…ego.

I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.

That is until HE sat down next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.

I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming.

If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes. Because the real man beneath those perfect suits and that cool façade just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I just might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.

Let the battle begin…

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Review Spotlight of JED HAD TO DIE by Tara Sivec and excerpt from LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS by JC Reed & Jackie Steele

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I never thought a murder mystery could be so damn funny!! Ohmygod, I laughed so much. Small town gossip, coffee addiction and wine driven bad decisions…this was HILARIOUS!

I just knew from the very start that I was going to enjoy this story. From the moment Payton expresses her utter devotion and love for all things coffee, to her utter devotion to her friends.

Payton made a life for herself in Chicago. Owner a very successful coffee shop, she swore she’d never return to her home town. The place was too small for the big dreams she had for her life, so first chance she got she took it and never looked back. But when a friend needs her, she sucks it up and goes back to be there for her.

Aaaand, the hilarity ensues. Tara Sivec made sure to give me everything I needed in this story and with its characters. The hot guy I want to strip for, the bestie that keeps me on my toes and calls me on my sh*t, neighborly folk that won’t stay out of my business and pie…blueberry pie.

With so much going on in town, there’s also a murder to solve and a super HOT, Thor lookalike to drool over while trying to find out who done it – all while laughing your ass off.

I loved every aspect of it all. It has been too long since I’ve laughed that hard. The townsfolk brought so much extra life to the story and it. was. EPIC. This was my very first Tara Sivec novel and I’m kicking myself for having waited to long to get a taste or her work. I am so ready to devour her other novels. I can’t wait to see what else she has.


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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Mystery
Release Date: November 1, 2016

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The happiest day of Payton Lambert’s life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can’t find a decent cup of coffee for at least forty miles. Twelve years later, an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

Upon her return, she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy who followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep, is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he’s wearing a sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton…along with half the town. In a place where the biggest crime happened the day someone kicked a few of his cows, people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she’s only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she’s keeping.

When you’ve been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can’t stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that…Jed had to die.

graphic-3 buy-now divider-line love-addicts-anonymous-teaser-1024-1excerpt black yellow           “What do you want?” I slump down on the couch, still eyeing her.
          “A chat.”
          “About what?”
          “About ground rules.” She shrugs her shoulders. “It won’t take long,” she adds as she catches my alarmed glance. “Now that it’s clear we’re expected to share this apartment, we need to
          discuss how—”
          “The answer is no.” I jump to my feet again. “I didn’t come here to be told by a woman what I can or can’t do.”
          “But—” She leans forward and her frown deepens. “—you haven’t heard me out yet.”
          “True. But you see, I know what women want from me, and the answer is no. Are you done?” I make a point to take a step toward the door.
          To be honest, I’m enjoying myself. I enjoy winding her up.
          Her face distorts into anger, just as I expected. “That’s so sexist of you. You have no idea what I’ll ask of you.”
          “Believe it or not, I do. You’ll want what all other women want.”
          “Again, so sexist. But you’re wrong.”
          No woman has ever called me a sexist. “What are you saying?”
          “You got it all wrong,” she repeats.
          I take a step toward her, my gaze buried in her blazing eyes. “Let me prove that I’m right. If I make a correct guess, I want you to go out with me.”
          Shock crosses her features. I can see it in the way her eye widen the moment her mind processes the meaning of my words. At last, she leans back, the shock replaced with surprise. “You want to go out with me?”
          Surprise and complete disbelief.
          What’s so hard to believe that yes, I’d take her out to dinner and then I’d rock both the bed and her world?
          “Yes,” I say slowly.
          She frowns. “Why?”
          “To get to know you better.” Among many things.
          “We barely met half a hour ago.”
          “That’s correct.” I’ve taken out women I knew for less than ten minutes, so half an hour is pretty long for me.
          She frowns again, and her confusion deepens. “I don’t get it. Why would you ask me?”
          “Because you’d like it.” Not just dinner, but everything else I have to offer.
          “You don’t know me well enough to say that I’d like it or you.” She bites down on her lip. “I honestly don’t know why you’d ask me. Besides, there’s nowhere to go really. If you’re familiar with the renovation plans, you surely know that everything within a mile is closed.”
          My smile turns into a grin. She hasn’t said no yet.
          To be more precise, she’s absolutely not adverse to the idea, and she doesn’t seem to know about the “don’t fuck other patients” rule either.
          “Is that the only thing you’re concerned about? That I won’t find a suitable place to take you out?”
          “No.” She leans back and flips a strand of hair out of her eyes. “I’ve got another one for you. How about: my boyfriend’s waiting for me at home.”
          She’s playing the boyfriend card. Haven’t heard this one in a while.
          “A boyfriend I really love and never want to hurt,” she adds, her eyes challenging me. “I appreciate the offer, though. I’m sure you mean well, but really, no, thanks, I can’t.”
          My lips twitch. She eyes me with mistrust. “What’s so funny?”
          “I’m just playing with you,” I say. “Even if I wanted to, we couldn’t date. There are way too many rules here. Dating a fellow addict breaks a couple of them.”
          She frowns as she processes my words. “Rules?”
          “You didn’t know?” My smile widens at her alarmed expression.


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29852625ABOUT THE BOOK
Kade Wright is an expert in rocking any woman’s world.

Sexy, rich, and the type you don’t bring home to meet your mother, he has broken more hearts than he can remember, and there is no end in sight. Until one mistake lands him in boiling hot waters. When his company orders him to the LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS Rehab Center, he better get his affairs in order or else he loses his seat on the company board.

Love isn’t supposed to be addictive. But for Vicky Sullivan it is.

A true romantic at heart, she comes with a bit of a stalking tendency, and is completely not adverse to commitment. But who’s Kade to judge? As someone who’s seeking commitment and afraid of never finding love, she’s the type of woman he wouldn’t usually hit on. Except, she’s hot and keeps avoiding him…yes, even after seeing his private parts naked in all their glory.

Kade isn’t known as the tall, dark and ruthless businessman for no reason. Romance isn’t in the air, more like wild between the sheets action with no expectations. Vicky’s convinced she can resist, but Kade has other plans for her.

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From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a swoony new standalone romance… THE SEXY ONE!

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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone romance…

Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…
1. She works with me every single day.
Did I mention she’s gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.
Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She’s the nanny.
And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

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The other nannies in this city don’t call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.

I can’t risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…

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This man can kiss. His lips taste so good as he kisses me with a tenderness and a hunger that’s entirely new in my experience.

This kiss vibrates and spreads through my entire body, as if I’ve been shot full of liquid beauty, like gold and silver flow through my veins. He slides his tongue across mine, and I want to grab him, straddle him, and just kiss the daylights out of him, even in this crazy, dangerous cab.

I hardly care that our first kiss isn’t on a moonlit balcony or under the stars. This kiss was inevitable, especially after the last few nights, all these days, and then this afternoon. All our moments have been marching to this as Simon kisses me with such reverence that I want to melt into him. I rope my fingers through his soft hair, and I truly can’t believe I’m making out with Simon Travers in the back of a cab after we watched a documentary on zebras.

I wish I could say that alarms sound, telling me how risky it is to kiss the man I work for. But all I hear is the rapid beat of my heart, leading me closer to him.

Simon runs his thumb along my cheek, and that soft touch makes me tremble. Somehow I wriggle closer, my breasts pressed to his firm chest. He groans. It’s carnal and masculine, almost like a warning. But neither one of us heeds it. We simply can’t stop. We’re those people. The kind who go crazy in public. I feel insane right now. Crazy and wild and reckless.

His hands are on my face, then my hair, and then the back of my head. He is all heat and passion. The way his lips sweep over mine, the way his tongue explores my mouth, and most of all, the way he holds me—it all makes me want to grab those strong shoulders of his and slam him down on top of my body. I want to feel him slide my wrists over my head, pin them, and then smother me in kisses everywhere. I want to let go beneath his mouth, arch into him, urge him to explore my body the way he seems to want to.

The car jerks to a stop.

Abruptly, we separate, but only slightly.

He blinks and breathes out hard as he glances around. We’re all the way in Columbus Circle. Holy shit. We kissed for blocks upon blocks.

My lips miss his. I thread my hand into his hair. “We shouldn’t do this,” I say, though it hardly sounds like a protest as his hair falls through my fingers.

His eyes float closed, and his mouth is open, his breath coming in harsh pants. “We definitely shouldn’t do this,” he says, his voice low and smoky as he sighs deeply at my touch.

teaser-8-copy“You’re my boss,” I say, pointing out the obvious.

“You’re my—”

Whatever he was going to say next is cut off when he brushes his lips against my forehead, then over my face, dusting my cheek, my eyelids, my jawline.

My skin sizzles. My stomach flips. I want to live inside this kiss. “Don’t stop,” I murmur as his lips mark me.

He travels to my neck, and I tilt my head to the side. He layers kisses all along the column of my throat, the delicious mix of his rough stubble and his soft lips sending sparks to my very core. My body is hungry, eager for him, and I’m going to need a new word for want because what I feel for Simon is so much more than that.

It’s yearning. It’s non-negotiable. I have to have him.

“I don’t know that I can stop with you, Abby,” he whispers, and my name falling from his lips is exquisite and sensual.

In it, I hear his complete and utter need for me, and it’s thrilling—because it matches my heart. It matches my body, too.

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     “Your language skills are better than your French-braiding skills,” she teases as she shuts her iPad.
     I pretend to be insulted. “So not true. I can do French braids with my eyes closed.”
     She shakes her head. “Somehow, I doubt that.”
     “I’ll prove it to you.”
     She tilts her head, and her hand freezes on her purse. “Prove it?” she asks quietly.
     Somehow I’ve thrown a gauntlet I didn’t realize I was tossing. I do the only natural next thing—follow through. “Sure. Got one of those hair tie things?”
     She nods slowly. “Yes, but . . .” Her voice trails off. Then she resumes the thought. “You really learned to French braid?”
     I nod. “Hayden insisted on it,” I explain then study her face. Her pupils are dilated, and she blinks. Ah hell, I’ve made her wary with my remark. “I don’t have to prove it. I was just teasing,” I say, giving her an out. Mildly flirty comments are one thing—hands in hair are another.
     A small grin spreads on her face, as she dips her hand into her purse and produces a black elastic band. “No, I insist. You were horrible last time. Have at it.”
     She drops to the floor, scoots over to me, and with her shoulder, she nudges my right knee.
     Hello, slippery slope. Funny to see you again so soon.
     Her other shoulder bumps my other knee. There’s no need to think—I widen my legs more and let her settle in between them. I’m seated on the couch, she’s on the floor, and she waits for me to braid her hair.
     As I stare at her lush, blond locks, the breath escapes my lungs. For a moment, it’s as if I’m hovering in a state of suspended want. Like this is the real line we’re crossing. Not me bringing her dessert, or touching the corner of her lips, or gazing at her face longer than I should. Not even sending texts about a pair of wild birds or making comments about showers and nudity.
     But this.
     Touching her hair.
     Fuck, I love her hair.
     I slide the tie over my wrist, then gather up some strands near the top of her head. “Confession,” I say in a quiet voice. “I watched a few YouTube videos after you taught me.”
     She leans back, and I can feel her smile. “Like I said, prove it.”
     “It’s on.” I focus on the task of separating her honey-blond hair into three sections, running my fingers through them like a comb. I lift the first strand and lay it over the middle one, then the left, gathering more hair into the next section.
     After I failed at her first French braid lesson, I took it upon myself to learn. I don’t like not being able to master basic skills. A man should be able to braid his daughter’s hair.
     And his woman’s hair.
     “How does it look?” Her voice sounds a little breathy.
     “Like it was braided by a man who learned by watching YouTube videos,” I answer.
     She laughs lightly and leans into me more, inching closer. My hands still for a moment. I feel like I’m in high school again. Like I have a crush on a girl, and I don’t know what to do, where to go next, what to say.
     The thing is, I do know. I just don’t know that I should. But I know what I want. There’s no doubt in my mind. I want to touch her, to kiss her, to feel her body press against mine. Even the chance to touch her like this is intoxicating, a rush of blood to the head. Her waves of hair are soft, and they feel spectacular falling through my fingers. I can’t picture a single thing besides running my hands through these strands as I kiss her, as I touch her, as she moves beneath me.

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Genre: Contemporary Comedy
Release Date: October 17, 2016
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Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…

1. She works with me every single day.
Did I mention she’s gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.
Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She’s the nanny.
And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

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The other nannies in this city don’t call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.

I can’t risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…

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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 10, 2016
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From Best Selling Author, Zoey Derrick, comes a brand new standalone novel about getting a second chance.

She was his best friend’s chubby sister.
He was the star football player.
It never made sense that he would want her, but he did.

It’s been ten years since Dyson Cole walked out of the barn after taking Ireland McKidd’s innocence with him.

Another notch in his belt.

Then he was gone.

Ireland has lost everything she’s ever cared about. She’s trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart, when the last person to obliterate it barges back into her life – literally.

Dyson has everything – money, power, sex appeal – a real life Adonis and women line up outside his door. But he’d gladly give up his whorish ways for the one woman he walked away from.

She’s wrecked, broken, a shell of the girl he once knew.

He’s incapable of ignoring what she means to him.

She’s irresistible.

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2016
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Randy Ballistic and Lily LeBlanc are head-over-heels, bed-breakingly, screaming orgasmically in love. But even they have their challenges, mostly outside of the bedroom.
With the off-season coming to a close and the boys gearing up for training camp, one more weekend of fun is the perfect way to welcome the new season.
The entire crew piles into vehicles and drives to Alex and Violet’s Chicago cottage for a few days of relaxation―and hopefully a chance for Randy to shake the anxiety that’s been plaguing him.
Accidental wardrobe malfunctions, typical Violet inspired overshares, and a whole lot of private time round out the perfect weekend getaway.
But the moment they return to the city all of Randy’s angst resurfaces with the arrival of a surprise houseguest.
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Genre: Sexy, Fun, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2016

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I’ve got 99 problems but money ain’t one. Though a sister with cotton candy for brains, a spatula-wielding six-year-old niece with a British accent, and the mysterious businessman who left me that damn ticket are all currently vying for the top spot.
When I became the sole winner of a $270 million Megaball jackpot, thanks to a sexy stranger who left a lottery ticket instead of paying for his meal, my entire world flipped upside-down.
Now, with money-sucking vultures, douchebags by the dozens, and a horde of total hotties just waiting to get their mangy paws on my newfound fortune, I set out to locate the man who gifted me the winning ticket–to properly thank him.
However, when I finally find the cocky, self-absorbed business tycoon, Teague Goodman, I’m not sure whether I want to slap him… or ring his MEGABALLS.

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He dips his chin down and kisses the pads of my thumbs. “To be honest, if you wouldn’t have shown up yesterday, I’m not sure I would’ve ever reached out to you. But if you’re crazy for thinking about me constantly, then I’m right there with you. I mean, hell, I had someone pretend to be you for Pete’s sake. I’m not sure I’m much of a fantasy—I can be a bossy bastard who likes things a particular way and can be a bit quirky at times, but I think there’s a reason I walked into your restaurant that night and that you showed up at my door yesterday. And I’d like to find out what that reason is.”
I’m a puddle at his feet, his little speech melting me to the core, even if he does occasionally listen to that awful music. I have no idea how to respond to him, so I ask the only thing I can think of.
“Do you like strawberries?”

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, enemies to lovers
Release Date: October 3, 2016
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Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.
He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.
He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes.
And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable.
But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.
His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are wasted on such an arrogant man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s made that very clear.
He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed.
I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.
Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.
Checkmate.

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Once I’m home, I start unbuttoning my shirt and ripping my belt off. I can’t stand being in these clothes any longer than necessary. I don’t see or hear Viola anywhere, although her car is parked in the driveway, so I pull my shirt off and pull my pants down before tossing them on the arm of the couch.
I walk to the kitchen and pull open the fridge to look for a beer. Once I find one, I twist off the cap and slam the door shut again. Just as I take a swig, a girl walks in, who is not Viola and stops frozen in her tracks.
“Who are you?” I ask, fully aware I’m down to my boxers. Her eyes glass over before finally blinking and looking back up to my eyes. “Did you hear me?”
She swallows. “Yes, sorry. You just scared the shit out of me. Viola said her brother wasn’t home.”
“I’m not her brother.” I take another swig, roaming my eyes down her petite little body. “I’m the roommate, Travis.” I say, taking a step toward her. “You must be a friend of Viola’s?”
Before she can answer, I hear Viola stomping toward us. “Don’t touch him, Ash. You’ll catch an STD.”
Her eyes widen, and I’m pretty sure I see her friend take a tiny step back.
“I’m surprised you even know what an STD is, considering you’re a virgin and all.” I flash a wink at her when her friend isn’t looking.
She huffs. “I’m not a vir—gah, never mind. Fuck off, Travis. And put some damn clothes on.”
“I don’t think your friend minds.” I turn and smile at her. “Do you?”
“Uh…I…” she stammers, and a part of me feels bad I’ve put her in the middle.
“Didn’t think so.” I grin, walking past her toward Viola. “Looks like you’re in the minority, princess.”
I sit on the couch and click on the TV. I hear Viola speaking to her friend as they finish bringing in all of her shit. I glance back and see bags lining the floor.
“You realize you’re only staying here for a couple weeks, right?” I shout. “No need to nerd up the place with all your Harry Potter books and capes. Wouldn’t impress my guests.”
“You’re an idiot,” she snaps. “And since when did you consider your one-night stands ‘guests’?”
I turn fully, facing her. Her cheeks are flushed, and I know it’s killing her that she has to be here alone with me. “You want to see how well I treat my guests?” I flash a crooked smile, knowing it’ll rile her right up.
“I wouldn’t let my worst enemy near you,” she fires back, narrowing her eyes at me. Fuck, she’s hot when she gets super pissed. All the more to push her buttons.
I tsk. “If you could keep them away that is…”
I turn back around just as she tells her friend it’s time to go. She whispers a few curse words, and I know this is going to be a lot more fun than I expected.

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          How did we get from not kissing to kissing? What was that turning point? Did she lean into me? Did I move closer to her? Details matter. I’ll gladly share them.
          Start with six months of sexual tension. Add in two mojitos for her, two beers for me, and a couple vodka tonics. Stir that with some bad news on the business front, and top it with the cherry of Natalie’s hit-me-over-the-head-with-a-stick comment that left no question as to what she wanted…and here I am.
          We don’t lean into each other. There’s no inch-by-slow-sensual-inch pull. It’s not a slow burn.
          It’s a fiery crash. We’re two cars speeding on the highway of this night, and we slam into each other, crawl across the hoods, and kiss like crazy.whteaserbangassistantmsmall
          Nothing is tentative about this. We go from not kissing to kissing in less than sixty nanoseconds. Yeah, I don’t really know what a nanosecond is, either. But it happens in no time.
          And now my hand is in her hair, yanking her close as we crush our lips together. We kiss hard and rough, fueled by pent-up desire and more than enough vodka and rum to make this inevitable.
          Her teeth scrape me, and I growl, loving her roughness. I suck hard on her bottom lip, and I’m rewarded by nearly the same sound from her. She’s like a tiger, and together we’re animals.
          I grip her head tighter, and her hands are all over me—in my hair, then down my chest, then along my arms. We kiss so deeply, it’s like we’re trying to climb each other.
          At some point, she breaks off, breathes out hard, then whispers in my ear, “I’ve wanted to do that for so long.”
          “Not as long as I have. Now get those lips back on mine,” I tell her, and she complies.
          My hands cup her cheeks, but I’m not gentle, and she doesn’t want me that way. She’s not a gentle girl. She’s badass and tough, and she wants what I want. I hold her face tightly in my hands, and she practically crawls into my lap in a rush to get closer, then closer still as she presses her tits against my chest.
          I’m seated on a stool at the bar, and we are putting on some kind of show. But I don’t care.whteaserfixasinkmsmall
          My tongue searches and hunts, wanting to taste every corner of her mouth, savoring the vodka and the tonic and, most of all, the Natalie. She whimpers and moans, and I swallow every sexy sound she makes.
          This stool is ours. This bar is ours. The night belongs to this kiss, because it’s not a starter kiss. It contains all the clues necessary to assemble the puzzle of where this night will end.
          With unwavering certainty, I know what kind of kiss this is.
          As I explore her mouth, and she claims mine with equal urgency, I know that I will be fucking Natalie tonight
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Genre: Romantic, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2015
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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone…

Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh–and I don’t mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge… not to mention loyal. I’ve got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools.

Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits…

Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work. Until one night in Vegas…

Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes–the big yes–at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit.

But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn’t stay in my pants when she’s around. I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again, and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too. The question now is…do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?

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Today’s Spotlight: #Review of King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

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This such such a cute story. Plenty of angst and a few moment of “hate” Sex, though they never hated each other. They were just in utter denial and gave in to their magnetic attraction.

Harper and Max were wonderfully strong characters with great chemistry.

Harper is a go-getter. She believes in working hard and working for Max King has been a dream of hers and an honor…or so she thought. He turned out to be a douche. He was always rude and short with her and she couldn’t figure out why. Turns out there was more going on than she thought.

Max King has a home life and business life. He prides himself on keeping the two worlds completely separate. But Harper Jayne is making it pretty damn difficult. Her work ethic and beautifully, sexy body are making it hard to focus. Trying to ignore her and keep his distance just ISN’T working.

With angst at an all time high and tension levels at maximum levels…these two explode when they finally come together and it was intense. But working together on a big project lead them to learn more about each other on a deeper level. Harper learns that there are good dads out there. Max King is proof and that only melts her heart all the more. Max King learns that to truly be a King, a queen is needed to rule and Harper just might be that person.

With great comedic deliver, sexy and erotic passion and a wonderfully story line, King of Wall Street was a completely enjoyable story. I loved everything about it and the writing was amazing. This was my very first Louise Bay novel and I am officially a fan. I can’t wait to get my hands on more of her books.

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AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL IS ABOUT TO BRING THE KING OF WALL STREET TO HIS KNEES.

I keep my two worlds separate.
At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.
At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.
When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.
I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.
I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.
And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.
If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don’t just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.

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