New Release and Review: Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

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Title: Driving Whiskey Wild

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Driving Whiskey Wild:

Driving Whiskey Wild is a captivating story of healing, trust, and finding everlasting love in the most unlikely places.

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

Review:

This is the third book in Melissa Foster’s The Whiskey series. Don’t let that deter you, it is definitely a stand-alone. The Whiskey series has characters that are rougher around the edges than this author’s other series but I think they may have more heart. Out of all her series this one is my favorite.  I think it’s because the characters are tougher and more raw.  They are hard working and close knit.  No fancy rich people in this group.  They work hard and play hard, but they also love hard.  Their hearts are bigger too.  All this describes the entire series but especially the two main characters in this book.  On the surface these two couldn’t be more different.  But the more you get to know them the more you realize how alike Bullet and Findlay are.  They both struggle with issues brought on by war.  They also care a great deal about others and have a desire to take care of the people around them.  As with any Melissa Foster book your emotions get a workout.  The good thing is that it’s a quick read, and you know there’s always a happy ending.  If you like a man rough and tough but with a heart of gold and a sweet woman that will bring him to his knees then you definitely need to check out this book.

 

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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.

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Cover Reveal: Only You by Melanie Harlow

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Only You, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is coming March 12th!

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Title: Only You

Author: Melanie Harlow

Publishing Date: March 12th

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Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Synopsis

Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.

As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.

As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.

We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.

But it’s a mistake.

Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.

I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.

I want to be the one he asks to stay.

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Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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New Release and Review: Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

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His walls might be tall, but I wasn’t afraid of the climb.

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Title: Fresh Catch
Author: Kate Canterbary
Release Date: February 20, 2018

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Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever.

Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman.

There’s one small issue:

Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.

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I don’t like people.

I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises.

No strings, no promises, no problems.

Until Cole McClish’s boat drifts into Talbott’s Cove, and I bend all my rules for the sexy sailor.

I don’t know Cole’s story or what he’s running from, but one thing is certain:

I’m not letting him run away from me.

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The reason I read romance is because I love a good story, and I really love a good love story.  At the very foundation, this book is a beautiful love story, but in reality it is so much MORE.  To be honest, out of the thousands of books I’ve read I can only think of 3 other m/m books I have read.  While they were good, it’s just not a genre that I seek out, but will gladly read if it’s a good story.  As far as good stories go, my favorite author of a good story is Kate Canterbary.  So I was quite excited and intrigued to see that Kate was writing such a book.  As you would expect from her, it is AMAZING.  Even if you don’t read this genre, you need to read this book.

This book has all the feels.  You get sweetness, sexiness, angst, tension, and so many more emotions.  The character development is complex and compelling.  The storyline is different and intriguing.  The chemistry between the characters is sizzling.  The story has an energy and a build up that most books lack.   The love is palpable and beautiful.  The sex is scorching.  On top of all that, there are interesting facts and like her other books, you walk away feeling smarter.

The essence of this book is love, acceptance and belonging.  There is a quote in the book that I feel not only describes the journey of these characters but also how we all want to be loved, “I’d rather take my time to understand someone piece by piece.  I don’t want to condense anyone down to a blurb or caption.  I want to hold and treasure every piece, and I want someone to do the same to me.”  This book does a beautiful job of giving us pieces of Cole and Owen, and I treasure every piece of them and their journey.

If you haven’t read this author, you need to.  She needs to become one of your automatic-one-click, buy-everything-she-writes authors.  Her writing is always beautiful, her stories are thought provoking and unique, and her knowledge and research on topics will leave you smarter (and definitely more equipped for trivia nights).  There is always a depth to her stories that you rarely find in the romance genre.  When you finish one of her books you feel full, your heart is full of love, your mind is full of intelligent writing, and your soul is full of a beautiful story.  I wish I could give this book more than five stars.  I’d give it five million stars.  You definitely need to read this book.

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Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

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New Release and Review: The Pilot and the Puck Up by Pippa Grant

Title: The Pilot & the Puck-Up
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy
 Release Date: February 16, 2018
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He’s the biggest, baddest, most spider-fearing motherpucker on the ice…When you’re named after the king of the gods, the world expects certain things
of you.Tough? Damn right.

Smart? Don’t let the hockey uniform fool you.

Large and in charge? Honey, I’m the biggest, baddest, mother pucking-est
machine to ever own the ice. I shoot. I score. In and out of the rink. I don’t
come early, but I come often, if you know what I mean. And I always leave the
ladies wanting more.

Until that chick last night.

I’m no one-thrust wonder, and you’re damn right I’m going to prove to her I can
do better. But every time I think I’m finally on my way back into her pants,
she one-ups and out-balls me.

I should cut my losses, lick my wounds, and walk away.

But Zeus Berger doesn’t walk away from anything.

Especially when she’s the only woman in the world who might be able to handle
me.

The Pilot and the Puck-Up is a standalone romantic comedy featuring a hockey player whose ego is the only thing bigger than his shoe size, the most badass woman to ever fly a plane, rubber chockey (don’t ask), and no cheating or cliffhangers.
Review

If you love romantic comedies then Pippa Grant is an author you definitely need to check out.  This is only her third book, but I would put her up against any of the long term authors of this genre and she would far surpass most of them.  Her books are nothing like any other romantic comedy books I’ve read.  They are hilarious and ridiculous with a good dose of sweetness and sexiness.  Her books will actually have you laughing out loud while others are giving you the side-eye because you can’t stop giggling.  The characters and antics are so different and refreshing.  You will not feel like you’ve read a version of this book before.

Her characters are unique, and while you can’t imagine anyone in real life being like them, you still want to  know them in person and have them in your life.  This goes for her main characters and her secondary characters.  I want a story on ALL of them.

Zeus is an overgrown hockey player.  He is physically huge but his heart is just as big.  Joey is a pilot and the owner of a commercial zero-gravity flight company.  She is a bad-ass and can do anything she sets her mind to.  She’ll definitely do it better than any man can.  She is fiercely protective and loyal.  While both of them have in-your-face personalities, there is a vulnerability about them that is so charming and endearing.

You need this book and this author especially in your life.  When you need a good laugh and an escape, then Pippa Grant is one of the authors you should always turn to.  Definitely get this book.

As a side note, I know that most authors try to get you to sign up for their newsletters in order to sell more books.  Well, you NEED to sign up for this author’s newsletter. She has a bonus epilogue for this book (and all her books) that is a must read.  Her newsletters are also just hilarious with random characters taking over. It is that extra cherry on top of an already monstrous and delicious sundae.

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Zeus Berger (aka the biggest, baddest, most spider-fearing mother pucker to ever play in the NHL)
Coconuts are itchy. I should’ve gone for the watermelons.
But it was a bitch and a half getting that last-minute private fitting at Madame Cosette’s anyway, and the woman probably would’ve had to stitch three bras together and then nailed the damn contraption to my shoulders to get it to hold without losing a melon, so coconuts it is.
Besides, it’s the heels that are gonna be the biggerproblem. Damn good thing I have ankles of fucking steel.
And my minidress is stretched to max capacity over the coconuts anyway. It’s also in danger of showing my other coconuts, if you catch my drift. And there’s definitely a drift—or is that a draft?—on my other coconuts.
A wolf whistle echoes through the swanky private clubhouse where I’m strolling in with my twin brother on my left and my brother from another mother on my right. A passing server drops a tray of champagne. Conversation stops. And a bunch of stuffy golf pricks gape at us like we’re a mutant alien circus freak show crashing their million-dollar wedding reception. We’re three dudes who have more money than God, more muscles than all the Kardashians’ bodyguards combined, and more fun than cotton candy and roller coasters.
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Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to
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productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.
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Cover Reveal: Craft by Adriana Locke

 

 

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Series: The Gibson Boys #2
Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: March 7, 2018
Blurb
They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends.
More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.
               
Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely
crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of
her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the
history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a
coincidence. All sixteen times.
Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin
too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and
seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the
best, really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and
he’s not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.
These two don’t hate each other. They don’t
really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have
to start somewhere, right?
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slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other
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in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount
of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her
outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her
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New Release and Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

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You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

Review

I love all of the Brooklyn Bruisers series, but there was something about these two characters that I was anxiously awaiting to hear their story.  This book is a complete standalone.  I promise that if you haven’t read any of the others in this series you won’t be lost.  If you have read any of the series, you know that a relationship between Nate and Becca has been teased a lot.  It’s always been a will they or won’t they situation.  Well, this book does not disappoint.  There are so many things that were different and refreshing about their story.  Nate is the genius, nerdy, socially-awkward owner of the hockey team Becca works for.  She has worked for him for the last 7 years, even before he bought the hockey team.  So this book is a friends-to-lovers/office romance/sports-but-not-sports romance.  Nate is so geeky and wonderful.  His awkwardness and his infatuation with Becca is so charming and endearing.  Even though Nate is a billionaire he is so down to earth, and Becca is a force and has no problem not only putting Nate in his place.  There are some twists that were unexpected but made the book so much better.  This book was everything I was hoping for these characters and so much more.  This author has become one of my favorites, and this book has definitely become one of my favorites of hers.  This book is absolutely worth checking out.

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I grab a towel off a waiting stack of them and toss it onto the edge. “You can sit and put your feet in.”

She’s wearing a short little knit dress that’s been making me crazy all evening, so it would be easy enough for her to strip off those stockings, sit on the towel, and drop both feet in.

And that’s what she does. She eases one stocking down over a smooth knee and tugs it off.

I don’t want to stand there staring like a middle-school boy. Okay, I do want to. But I don’t want to make her uncomfortable. So I go over to the sound system instead, and I set my phone on the speaker and cue up a really old playlist. One she’ll recognize.

When I turn around again, she’s seated on the towel, both legs hanging down into the churning water. “Ah. Wow.” She looks up at me, her eyes sparkling. “Nice place you got here.”

“Isn’t it?” I toe off my shoes and kick them to the side.

The first song comes on, and it’s a Macklemore tune that we used to play far too often in our first office. Rebecca laughs immediately. “You didn’t! I haven’t heard this playlist in forever. But I’ll bet I still know every transition. Lady Gaga is next.”

“She sure is.”

Rebecca kicks her feet, making a splash. “I have a little confession to make.”

“What’s that?” I loosen my tie and slide the knot out.

“Well…” She grins up at me. “I used to have a crush on you. Back in the early days.”

My hands freeze on the tie silk. “Get out of town. You did not.”

“No, I really did.” Her cheeks are pink. “That first year especially. But you were taken, and you were my boss. Those two things made it pretty easy to tamp down, when you’re a practical girl like me.”

I walk over and drop down beside her, my back to the water, though, because I’m still wearing trousers and socks. “So how does that work, exactly?”

“What?” She gives me a sidelong glance, but then looks away again and won’t meet my eyes.

“How do you stop wanting someone? I’m a practical person, but I don’t see how that makes it any easier. Nothing seems to mute the raging attraction I have for you.”

Her chin turns quickly toward me, and I seize the opportunity to kiss her. And it only takes one kiss—one slide of my lips over hers, and I’m on fire again.

We’re facing opposite directions, so it’s awkward as hell. But I don’t even care. I take greedy sip after greedy sip of her mouth, until she pulls back to stare at me. Her color is high and her eyes are bright and happy. “This is like Twister.”

“It’s better,” I correct. Lady Gaga comes on, just as Becca said she would. “Are we getting into this pool or what?”

Becca kicks a foot in the water. “I’m tempted. But I don’t have a bathing suit.”

“Oh, snap.”

She smiles and shakes her head. “Are you really getting in?”

“We don’t have to.” I’m never going to pressure her.

Her fingers trail across the surface of the bubbling water. “But this is an adventure, right?”

“Right.” I stand up and remove my socks. She’s watching me. And I can’t read her expression. “What?”

“Just wondering what else you’re going to take off.” She smiles.

“Come here.” The order rolls off my tongue.

But Rebecca doesn’t blink. She gets up and turns toward me, curiosity in her eyes.

“You tell me. What am I taking off?”

She puts two hands tentatively on my chest, and I make myself be patient. Everything I ever wanted is on the other side of this moment. I just need us to break through this awkwardness—the “will we or won’t we” tension.

Her fingers find the top button of my shirt. “I’m not getting in the water unless you are.”

That’s a compromise I can live with. I find my lower shirt buttons and work upwards, until we meet in the middle. She pushes the two halves of my shirt apart and runs a hand down my bare chest.

My inner caveman stands up and cheers.

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New Release and Review: The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score

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By Lucy Score

Release date –  February 9, 2018

Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance

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The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They’re the stuff of nightmares. Rich? Check. Vapid? Double Check. Entitled? Not enough checks in the world. And the Best Man? More like the Worst Man.

But Maid of Honor Franchesca takes her duties seriously. Kidnapped groom? She’s got this. Rude attendees? You just watch her handle them. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger…checkbook? Yeah, there’s no way she’s going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend’s wedding. No matter how sexy he is. (Well, that’s the plan anyway…)

Aiden Kilbourn doesn’t do long-term relationships. He’s busy ruling the business world, and has yet to find a woman he can tolerate for longer than a month, two at the outside. Conquering the unconquerable is basically his bread and butter. And he hasn’t met a challenge that he can’t win. But Franchesca Baranski? This smart-mouthed girl from Brooklyn may just be his downfall.

Review

First, I want to make a full disclosure.  I LOVE Lucy Score.  She is one of my all time favorite authors, and I will read ANYTHING she writes.  When anyone asks for a recommendation of a book or author she is one of the two authors I always mention.  Now that being said, I’m not a huge fan of billionaire-falls-for-working-class-girl trope.  I feel like it’s been overdone and not very original.  But I love this author, so I dutifully read the book.  OMG!!!  This book is nothing like others in this trope and everything I didn’t know I wanted in a book like this.

This book is quirky, laugh-out-loud funny, sexy and so much more.  Usually when an alpha billionaire is involved in a book, he comes in and saves the day and makes everything better.  Well, let me set the record straight, Frankie is no damsel in distress.  She is one of the most amazing female characters I’ve ever read.  She smart (really smart), strong, sassy, independent, and determined.  I’m torn between wanting to be like Frankie and wanting her to be my BFF.  To handle someone like Frankie, our hero, Aiden, has to be someone pretty special, and trust me he is.  He’s sexy as hell, stubborn, swoony and strong in a subtle way.  The very best part of him is that he lets Frankie be Frankie.  Haven’t we all wanted someone to just let us be our true self?  I think that is what makes him so drool-worthy.  There are twists and turns in the book that you don’t expect from the very beginning until the end.

This book is so refreshing and different.  It is Lucy Score at her finest.  No one quite does rom-com like her, and she definitely does not disappoint in this book.  If you’ve never read her before, what is wrong with you?  Go…get this book…get ALL of her books!!!  If you have read her before, you’ll fall head over heels for both Frankie and Aiden.  They will become some of your favorite characters.  This is one of the very few times I wish I could give a book MORE than 5 stars.  You NEED this book in your life!

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