Friday, July 9, 2021

Scoring with Him

    SCORING WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely Release Date: July 9th   LAUREN BLAKELY HAS BROUGHT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER!!!   This ADDICTIVE, SPICY, FORBIDDEN M/M Sports Romance is sure to capture your heart...and soul!!     Scoring With Him, the first book in the Men of Summer series is now live!!!     AVAILABLE NOW!!! ✦Amazon ➜ https://blkly.pub/KindleScoring ✦ Apple ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleScoring ✦ Google ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleScoring ✦ Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookScoring ✦ Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboScoring   ✦ Audible ➜ http://blkly.pub/AudibleScoring performed by Jacob Morgan and Teddy Hamilton!   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55976382-scoring-with-him

Blurb: Falling for the rookie wasn't part of the plan. As a pro athlete, I have one unbreakable rule when it comes to men -- Don't date another baseball player. Good thing I haven't been tempted once in four years in the majors. Until the day a rising star walks into my locker room. Outgoing, affable, and sexy-as-sin, Grant has confidence and talent for miles. He seems to get me too, maybe because we each have our fair share of secrets and scars -- ones we'll both fight to protect. But, I've got far too much trouble in my past to want to bring any into my present. All the more reason to resist the kind of dirty deeds his lips and eyes promise. Even after I plant a scorching, hot kiss on the rookie one night after a game. Even after he sends me the world's sexiest selfie. But when Grant reveals his biggest secret, I'm so damn ready to rip up the rulebook. Turns out he's a virgin and he wants me to help him get around all the bases. The only rule? Don't fall in love with him as we go.     Scoring with Him is book one in the utterly addictive Men of Summer series. This romance between two professional athletes spans five epic years and continues in Winning With Him. 
   
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My thoughts: I hesitate to read MM books because they're not always my favorite, but I love Lauren Blakely as a writer. Well, her writing style is one that made me really enjoy reading it. I devoured Declan and Grant's story and can't wait to read part 2 to see how their story continues and see how the cliffhanger resolves. 
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  About Lauren Blakely:   A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.   With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes. Connect w/Lauren: Website: laurenblakely.com NL Signup: laurenblakely.com/newsletter Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/laurenblakely3

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Grumpy Player Nextdoor

 




Title: The Grumpy Player Next Door
Series: Copper Valley Fireballs #3
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 8, 2021


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An enemies-to-lovers / sports / grumpy-sunshine / neighbor romance

I, Tillie Jean Rock, am not in love with my brother’s teammate. Sure, he might have those biceps and that “I am the grouchiest of grouchy bears” smolder, and he might shovel snow off his driveway next door wearing nothing but boxer shorts and rubber boots, and he might be running a side business feeding all the stray goats in town, but studliness is only skin-deep.

And I might flirt with him every chance I get, but I swear it’s only to annoy my brother.

And him.

Because Max Cole?

Under all of those glorious muscles and chiseled cheekbones and searing glares beats the heart of a heartless devil.

I could no sooner fall in love with a guy who treats me like a kid, and judges me at every opportunity, and sets an army of garden gnomes loose on my yard, than I could fall in love with my grandfather’s pet parrot.

But I can definitely annoy him. I can one hundred percent get on board with annoying him.

That’s what you do when you don’t like your neighbor, right?

But you know what they say about love and hate…

It’s a very thin line.

Especially when the real reason I’m not in love with Max Cole—that he’s incapable of love—might not be true at all.

The Grumpy Player Next door is a fun-filled enemies-to-lovers romcom featuring a ray of sunshine on a mission, an athlete who’s only grouchy around her, and an epic prank gone wrong. It stands alone and comes complete with small-town shenanigans, a goat who’s not nearly as wise as his name suggests, and proof that sometimes, love is the best kind of vengeance.







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EXCERPT

There’s a fine art to revenge, and today, I am arting the hell out of it. I’m talking cackles of glee, evil cartoon overlord-style, rubbing my hands together while bouncing on my toes. Reminding myself to shut up because my brother will be home from his morning workout any minute now, and I don’t want to tip my hand when he doesn’t know I’m waiting for him here in his house up on the mountainside.
You would think he would’ve learned to engage his security system more often by now.
But he hasn’t, which means I’m here, armed and dangerous and ready, and I’m cackling with glee all over again.
I know, I know. Is this really how you want to pay him back for having a box labeled “dildos” delivered to you at your parents’ house in the midst of all the pre-wedding activities for your other brother last week?
Yes, actually.
Yes, it is.
It’s payback time.
Also?
I have zero doubt Cooper will have mad respect that I’m doing this.
Sort of like while I was pissed when he replaced my coffee beans with roasted goat poop before he left for spring training nine months ago, I very much respected that he pulled it off, even if I wasn’t pleased at having to admit that that was the prank that took him over the top to win in our annual off-season prank war.
But this winter?
This winter, my brother Cooper “Stinky Booty” Rock is going down.
The universe told me so. Why else would it have hand-delivered that video into my social media stream to inspire me right after I finished figuring out where to donate an unopened box of dildos?
I cackle again.
And then I slap my hand over my mouth.
He’s home.
There’s his dark head, bent toward the knob, beyond the tempered glass panel beside his front door. He’s dressed in Fireballs red, which is more orange than it is red, and he’s probably worn out from lifting at the gym.
Yesterday was cardio day.
I know, because he ran past Crusty Nut, our dad’s restaurant where I’m the manager five days a week, at least two dozen times without stopping in once to say hi.
I haven’t seen him since the wedding several days ago, which either means he’s avoiding me and the revenge he knows I owe him, or he has a stick up his butt and has forgotten the little people.
Or, possibly, he’s distracted, in which case, he needs this.
I squat into position at the top of the stairs, as hidden as I can be while still seeing my target, Nerf blaster locked and loaded, waiting while he fumbles with his keys.
For the record?
It’s not easy to hide at the top of a curved staircase. I’m on my belly now, half-angled behind the wall of the hallway to his guest bedrooms, peering between the slats of the banister, hoping all my target practice pays off.
Steady, TJ. This is what you trained for.
The lock clicks.
I flatten myself lower and take aim.
The door swings open.
Dark hair in the foyer. Go go go.
I squeeze the trigger, sending a rapid blast of modified foam darts at the six balloons floating in the space above the door.
The needle sticking out barely an eighth of an inch in the tip of the first dart connects. One helium balloon pops. Then two more, followed by the fourth and fifth. The sixth shifts after getting hit, like it’s a tough guy balloon. It’s the ninja of balloons, and it doesn’t want to participate in my dastardly plans today, but that’s okay. The other balloons are bursting in a sparkly, shiny, beautiful pink glitter spray that’s splattering on the walls, exploding from its nylon shell and raining down like a spring shower, coating the walls, making the air sparkle, and dusting all that dark hair as Cooper’s lifting his head. “What the—”
And in the span of a heartbeat, before he can finish that sentence, I realize my mistake.
My terrible, horrible, very bad miscalculation.
If I were a superhero, I’d be sucking all that glitter into my lungs and redirecting it into my brother’s bedroom, which is likely what I should’ve done in the first place—hindsight, right?—but I didn’t. This was so much more dramatic and didn’t risk me having to find out which local he’s screwing around with in his spare time, as she’d be coated in glitter too after rolling around in his sheets, except my prank has failed.
It has failed spectacularly.
Oh my god,” I gasp.
That’s not Cooper.
That is so not Cooper.






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AUTHOR BIO

Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

My Lucky #13

 

Release Date: June 29

Lucky.

The one adjective used to describe my entire hockey career. I prefer to call it hard work, at least I did until my game went to complete crap. I haven’t scored in eight games and my team owner is talking about trading me. 

 

I’ve never believed in superstitions. 


Never needed one. I suppose I was “lucky” in that way. But now the best way to refer to me is desperate. I’d wear the same socks for an entire year just to be the high-scoring center I used to be. 

 

Imagine my surprise when after spending New Year’s Eve with a woman, I score a hat trick in the next game—that’s three goals in one game for you non-hockey lovers. 


Now, I have to track  her down and bribe her to do it again before every game. Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about it.

 

I find her and when I get to know her better, I end up spending more time thinking about her than my game, but she’s made it clear she wants no part of me. She’s going to learn that I didn’t become a professional hockey player without having to fight for what I want.


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My thoughts: 
I adored Aiden! He was a genuinely good guy while being a great athlete. That’s not to say he doesn’t screw up royally, but he makes up for it Saige is a strong woman, but a bit relationship shy. The way this relationship grew was fun to watch and I love the way Piper Rayne’s mind works. It was a fantastic story and now I’m eagerly anticipating the next book.
Meet Piper Rayne: 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we're not one author, we're two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). 

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Monday, June 14, 2021

The Wicked Aftermath

 

The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster is out now! Check out the gorgeous new contemporary romance, and grab your copy today!

Title: The Wicked Aftermath

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Wicked Aftermath:

THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances. When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain... Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive. Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone. **** Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven't met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them.  

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My thoughts: 
This was a fantastic book, but if you're going to read it have a box of tissues near by. I was crying in chapter 1. Tank and Leah had a relationship built on tragedy, but they could have built one sooner if Leah hadn't been avoiding him. I love the mild precognition that Leah had and the way Melissa Foster wove a tragedy into the story while still making the book one I really enjoyed reading.

About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website. Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.  

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Virgin Game Plan

 

  THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN (Rules of Love #2) by Lauren Blakely Release Date: June 9th   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55748340-the-virgin-game-plan   Falling for the coach’s daughter wasn’t part of the game plan...   THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN, an all-new steamy, swoony standalone from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE! Grab this forbidden sports romance TODAY!   AVAILABLE NOW!!! Kindle ➜ https://blkly.pub/KindleGamePlan Apple ➜ https://blkly.pub/AppleGamePlan Nook ➜ https://blkly.pub/NookGamePlan Kobo ➜ https://blkly.pub/KoboGamePlan Google ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoogleGamePlan ✦Audible (Narrated by Jason Clarke & Ava Erickson) http://blkly.pub/AudibleGamePlan  
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  Blurb: A forbidden romance with the coach's daughter wasn't part of my game plan. I had an excuse two years ago when I met her on campus. She interviewed me for a story on major league baseball's rising stars, and we shared a hot, passionate night that ended far too soon, and without a mention of who her father was. Now I know the innocent but sexy woman I can't stop thinking about is the coach's daughter. That means her dad is the guy who determines if I bat fourth in the starting lineup in every game, or ride the bench. All the more reason to resist alluring, confident, brainy Reese every time I run into the reporter-turned-sports publicist. That ought to be easy enough, until the time she confesses she's still carrying her V card, and she's been wanting me to cash it in since the day we met. Staying away from her is going to be harder than resisting a fastball down the middle. Especially since I'm pretty sure she's the one who got away, and letting her slip through my fingers again would be a rookie mistake.

 
My thoughts: I loved Holden and Reese's story! Lauren Blakely knows how to suck you in and keep you turning the page long past when you say to yourself "just one more chapter." This story had characters with chemistry and heat, plus a forbidden aspect to it that was very enjoyable. I definitely recommend reading it. 
  About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.   With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes. Connect w/Lauren: Website: laurenblakely.com NL Signup: laurenblakely.com/newsletter Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/laurenblakely3  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tell Me I'm Yours

 

Release Date: June 15

Is there more to the spoiled, entitled, British billionaire man-whore than what I see on the surface?  

 

I really want to hate Dylan Lancaster.  

 

He hurt my best friend, and nearly destroyed her relationship with his identical twin brother. So, I decide that someone needs to rein him in so he doesn't try to demolish the couple completely before their wedding takes place.  Unfortunately, the only woman who would try to take on that impossible task is...me.  

 

It's only six weeks, right?  Surely I can tolerate the womanizing, obnoxious jerk and keep him out of trouble so that no more of his scandals hit the media before his brother's  wedding.  I'm a public relations crisis manager.  Squashing bad press is what I do, and I do it extremely well for my high profile clients.  

 

What I don't count on is actually starting to like the glimpses of the real Dylan I begin to see underneath all of his cynicism.  Nor did I ever imagine that I'd become so attracted to him that I could barely breathe every time he gets close to me.  

 

Dylan is a man who has suffered profound emotional pain.  I can sense it. I can feel it.  The question is: Can I possibly reach the real Dylan Lancaster before it's too late?   


Note: This is an enemies to friends to lovers British billionaire romance with an American heroine.  I'd recommend reading Damian's story first in Tell Me You're Mine, Book 1 of The British Billionaires to enhance your reading pleasure. 


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My thoughts: I loved Dylan and Kylie's story. What caused Dylan to spiral was so heartbreaking and he definitely redeemed himself from the jerk he was in the previous book. Kylie's compassion knows now bound and her history wasn't easy either. This book was read in one sitting because I wanted this couple to work so badly. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend this book.

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Writing what she loves to read, Jan pens both contemporary and paranormal romances. They are almost always steamy, generally feature an alpha male, and include a happily ever after—she just can’t seem to write them any other way! 

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Rival

 

 





 

Title: The Rival

Series: Looing to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: June 1, 2021

 

 

About the Book

 

Dump my cheating ex? Check.

 

Land an amazing job with Boston’s professional hockey franchise? Check.

 

Fall stupidly in love with hockey’s favorite bad boy? Ugh.

 

After wasting years of my life with the wrong person, I told myself all I wanted was a little no-strings fun. Enter Alex Braun—a wealthy, handsome, notorious playboy who’s equal parts charming and dangerous as hell to my wounded heart.

 

After enduring a very public breakup of his own, the sexy player doesn’t want to be anyone’s forever. Too bad he barreled his way into my heart, instead of just my bed.

 

But this professional athlete knows a thing or two about competing, and he won’t let go so easily.

 

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