New Release and Review: Because Forever by B. Cranford

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“If you’re looking for forever, why aren’t you looking at me?”

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Title: Because Forever
Series: The Avenue #2
Author: B. Cranford
Release Date: July 13, 2018

Blurb

Everyone should have a chance at forever . . .

Twenty-Five Years. That’s how long Odette Peterson called Austin Andrews her best friend. Until he let his mouth ruin it—in more ways than one.

Five Minutes. That’s all it took for their friendship to fall apart, leaving her heart a little broken and her life a little emptier.

One Hour. That’s the amount of time she agrees to give him to try and find his way back into her good graces. Not that she thinks for even one minute that it might work.

It won’t, because . . .

Forever. That’s what Odette’s looking for. Someone to spend her life with; someone who’ll see her as more than just one of the guys. And there’s not a thing Austin can do to stop her.

Except maybe tell her that he loves her . . .

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Review (1)

The main thing I love about B. Cranford’s books, including this one, is that they all feel different from most romances I read.  They feel different because the characters are more real and their flaws are more believable.  The characters are flawed not in the dramatic way, but in the aren’t-we-are-all-a-little-flawed and no-one-is-perfect way.  I can relate to these characters and their situations, and that is refreshing.  This book is about Austin and Odette (Aussie and Odie).  They have been best friends their entire life.  They have supported each other and they have fought like any best friends.  When Odie decides to date someone, it leads to a fight and re-evaluation of feelings.  This is a beautifully written book of how best friends learn to become more to each other and learn how to really love each other.  This book is endearing, emotional, and just a beautiful story.  You get so much with this book.  There is funny banter, sweet moments, stressful situations, and sexy times.  I love both of these characters, individually and as a couple.  They are just perfect together.  I also cannot express how much I love the siblings and their relationship with each other.  Every time I read about any interaction the siblings have with each other, I want to be a part of that family.  If you want a fantastic, heart-warming, all-the-feels kind of book, then this one is definitely one to read.

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Excerpt

Chapter One

Odette Peterson was three sheets to the wind.

Sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of her coffee table, with cherry red boxing gloves on her hands and a glass of wine precariously cupped between them, she was blinking madly and wishing for . . .

Austin.

No, she wasn’t going to say his name or think his name or spell his name or anything. Not anything. Because she was mad at him.

Fit to be tied.
Up in arms.
Seeing red.

Well, the red she was seeing was possibly the gloves, the wine or maybe her hair, reflected back at her in the window that looked out over a currently empty street.

Whatever, she was pissed at him. Still.

And just to make sure that anger stayed at the right temperature to stop her from caving and calling him—her best friend since she was seven years old and he was eight—she decided to listen to the voicemail he’d left the day after he’d ruined everything.

But first, she had to put the wine down, remove the boxing gloves and . . . something else. But what?

Pick up the phone, Odette. She nodded her drunken thanks to the voice in her head. And then, having negotiated all three steps with only one near-fumble of her glass and one slurred curse word, she cued up the message.

“Odie, come on. You’re being ridiculous and you need to talk to me. All I said was that you were better than him”—

She paused the message with a wobbly-but-righteous tap of her finger to the screen before giving Aussie a piece of her mind. “You stupid idiot, you didn’t say I was better than him. You said I was smarter than that and acting like a dumb girl.” She scoffed. Then added an eye roll for good measure. And if the eye roll was so pronounced she swayed in place, then fine. That just meant she was committed to her anger.

A second righteous tap and Aussie’s voice filled her ear again. “And you are. I didn’t mean to upset you, Garfield, so just call me back. You know you want to forgive me. And you know I’m right about Meatball McGee.”

“His name is Mike, not Meatball. And you’re not right. You’re, you’re, you’re–calling me?” She stared at the screen of her phone, a picture of Austin—eyes crossed, tongue poking out, sandy blond curls flopping all over the place—and decided she was going to answer.

For the first time in weeks, she was going to talk to him.

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Series

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“…an emotionally charged book that makes you feel all sorts of happy!” — Angela, Shameless Book Club

Bio

B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books, breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. Her debut novel, The Brightest Star, a second chance romance with (she hopes) heart and humor was released on July 13, 2017, which just so happened to be her birthday. Because if you release a book on your birthday, you get twice as much cake, and that can only be a good thing.

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New Release and Review: Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby

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Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby
Series: Big Sky #2
Release Date: July 10, 2018

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Synopsis: From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky Series…

Jenna Hull owns and manages vacation rentals in her hometown of Cunningham Falls, Montana. She’s just completed the construction of her most exhausting project, the one she’s put her heart and soul into. The inviting, opulent Snow Wolf Cottages are the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world.

Her biggest dream is about to come true, and she can’t let anything distract her.

Christian Wolfe is Hollywood’s it actor. If the magazines are to be believed, he’s the sexiest man on earth. He’s preparing for the biggest movie role of his life, and his agent has booked him in a hot new ski lodge in Montana, tucked away from crazy fans. He can’t wait for the break.

But what Christian isn’t prepared for is Jenna. With a face that could easily co-star with him in a movie and her ambition to put her stamp on Cunningham Falls, he can’t stay away. But even more intriguing than her beauty is the fact that she’s not at all impressed with his celebrity status, only turned on by the man behind the fame.

The love they’ve found is perfect—but time is running out before real life intrudes. Can they survive with both their dreams—and hearts—intact?

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Review:

This is the second book in the Big Sky series.  You absolutely do not need to read the other book to thoroughly enjoy this one.  Each book is a complete standalone featuring a different couple.  The characters in the first book do make an appearance.  If you are a long time Kristen Proby fan you will see another beloved couple make an appearance as well.

I’m always skeptical on storylines that involve a rich guy and a small town girl (even when it’s from a favorite author).  Many times there’s nothing realistic about their connection or circumstances. I was pleasantly surprised with this book.  The circumstances of their meeting was plausible, and their interactions and personalities were believable.  What I really like about Jenna is that she is an independent business owner that is very comfortable with who she is.  I think that made the biggest impact on the dynamic of the couple.  The chemistry between the characters was hot, and the sex was steamy.  There were many sweet and swoony moments in this book as well.  Both Jenna and Christian are very likable characters throughout the whole book.  There is some struggle and drama, but it doesn’t overpower the book.  This is such as easy, fun, engaging book.  If you are a fan of Kristen Proby, she once again hits it out of the park.  If you are new to her, then definitely check out this book or any of her books.  She is one of my favorites.

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Excerpt:

“Come on in. This is your home away from home for the next four weeks.” I pause in the kitchen while he wanders through the space, looking outside, then taking in the blue kitchen cabinets, the large gas fireplace, and the comfortable furniture. “In the email correspondence, you asked for extra groceries to be stocked in the kitchen, and I’ve done that for you.”

“Thanks,” he says. “Where’s the closest Starbucks?”

I lean my hip on the counter and take a sip of my now lukewarm coffee. “In town.”

“Not on the mountain?”

“There’s a coffee shop up here, yes, but it doesn’t open until tomorrow when the season officially starts. I believe that’s the case for the restaurants up here, too.”

“So, no food up here?”

I shake my head. “No, but I’ll take pity on you and make you dinner tonight, if you like.”

His eyes narrow, suspicion written all over his face. “Why would you do that?”

I lean in as if I’m about to tell him a secret and whisper loudly, “Because I’m a nice person.”

He doesn’t smile.

“You can figure it out for yourself if you want to.” I shrug and lead him to the barn door that closes the small bedroom off the living space. “This is the bedroom on this level. There’s a bathroom here, too. I’ll show you the upstairs.”

I climb the stairs, certain that his eyes are on my ass, and hear him gasp when we reach the top.

“Cool, huh?”

“Beautiful,” he murmurs again, looking up.

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Meet Kristen:

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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Cover Reveal: Let Me Be Your Last by Lynsey Stewart

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Are you ready for the finale? Let Me Be Your Last will be released on July 24th with a special release week only price! Add it to your Goodreads TBR list: https://tinyurl.com/y9hm6wp4

Gem Brown had it all. A successful husband, two gorgeous boys, and a life mapped out. Until doubt started to creep in.

Suspicion can drive you mad.

But suspicion can also prove you right.

The day Gem found her husband teetering on the edge of ecstasy, his mistress on her knees before him, provided her with…clarity. She would never trust a man again.

But four years later, through the strength of friendship and the love of her kids, Gem feels ready to start taking chances.

And then comes Josh. He’s a match made in heaven (or was it Loveisintheair.com?). Epic dates, swoon-worthy grand gestures, and a promise of happiness threaten to test her never-trust-a-man-again mantra.

But is Gem ready to fall in love again? Will Gem and Josh ever start testing the theory that high levels of sexual tension often lead to earth shifting sex? Can Josh help her to heal old wounds, or will ghosts of the past fail to let her go?

‘You are easy to love, Gem. It’s others that make it difficult.’

This novel contains strong language and graphic descriptions of sex; therefore this novel is only suitable for 18+

This is the fourth book in the Music and Letters series but can be read as a standalone.

Cover Reveal: Crave by Adriana Locke

Who is ready to meet Machlan Gibson?

This STANDALONE novel in the Gibson Boys Series from USA Today Bestseller Adriana Locke will be coming to your Kindle soon. We don’t have a firm release date yet, but we’re hearing it should be the first of August. (Is it the first of August yet?)

What does Adriana have in store for us in Crave? Check this out:

Synopsis:

Hadley Jacobs is over Machlan Gibson.

Sure, she’ll always be a little weak to the dimple in his right cheek and the way his five o’clock shadow makes him ruggedly handsome. But that’s not enough to cover every other thing about him because they all drive her nuts. Like how he’s won’t admit he’s wrong even when he knows it and how he drives his stupid car a million miles an hour on wet asphalt. As she rolls back into town and takes a seat at Crave, she won’t take the bait. She’s over him. Mostly.

Machlan isn’t over her.

It’s not because he hasn’t tried. He reminds himself over and over that she’s not the girl for him. After all, she drives him insane with her sassy attitude and the way she calls him out on everything. She beats him at poker, even though she doesn’t know the difference between a straight and a flush, and when she looks at him with her bright, blue eyes, it’s unnerving. When she climbs onto that bar stool and orders a drink, he puts it in front of her and ignores the sparkle in her eyes.  He’s not over her, but she won’t know that.

But she does know that. And he knows she’s not as over him as she’s pretending to be. When life forces their hand this time, there’s more on the line than a pile of poker chips. It’s their forever.

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While we wait for this release, we can “get to know” Machlan through his Spotify playlist here. AND you know you need to add it to your To Be Read List.

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As a side note, if you haven’t met the other Gibson Boys, you really (really!) must. They’re small town. Blue collar. And totally, absolutely delicious. Check out Adriana’s Amazon Page and look up Crank, Craft, and / or Cross. All can be read as standalone novels and all are available in Kindle Unlimited.

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New Release and Review: Anything for Love by Melissa Foster

Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s ANYTHING FOR LOVE! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: ANYTHING FOR LOVE

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About ANYTHING FOR LOVE:

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

In Anything for Love…
After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family’s Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue-even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can’t live up to the fictional heroes she creates-until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn and, for the first time in forever, she’s intrigued by a real man.

Beau lost his first love years ago, and he’s never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn’t count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.

Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They’ve never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.

All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.
Embracing Her Heart
Anything For Love
Trails of Love
Our Wicked Hearts
Searching for Love
Wild Crazy Hearts
Summer of Love
Hot For Love
Sweet Sexy Hearts
Winter of Love
Claiming Her Heart

All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone without any unresolved issues or cliffhangers. Love in Bloom features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

Love In Bloom Series
Snow Sisters
The Bradens at Weston
The Bradens at Trusty
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
The Bradens & The Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls)
The Remingtons
The Ryders
Seaside Summers
Bayside Summers
Wild Billionaires After Dark
Bad Billionaires After Dark
Harborside Nights
The Whiskeys & Tru Blue

Review

Let’s get the basics out of the way.  This is a complete standalone with no cliffhanger.  If you’ve read other books in this series or the companion series you will see familiar characters, but you do not need to read the others to fully enjoy this book.  This is a sweet, fun, heartwarming, sexy, and funny book.  There is definitely more humor in this book than in previous books I’ve read of hers. The humor just adds to the book.  These two characters have isolating careers and are very protective of their hearts for different reasons.  I enjoyed reading their journey and watching their relationship flourish.  If you want a quick, easy, enjoyable read then definitely check it out.  

 

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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.

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.

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Cover Reveal: Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

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Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Summary

A new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!

Liam
The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie
I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. 

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive…

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Cover Reveal: The Final Harris Brother Duet by Amy Daws

 

Title: Surrender

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Series: The Harris Brothers #4

Author: Amy Daws

Genre: Sports Romance

Cover Design: Amy Daws

Photo: Dan Thorson Photography

Model: Adam Spahn

Release Date: July 19, 2018

 

Blurb

 

One night of complete surrender is all it takes.
Gareth Harris is Manchester United’s reclusive
star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of
supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has
taken its toll.
Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose
world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to
Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently
divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a
fleeting concept for this American living in England.
Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a
release.
A moment in time where they can forget about
their pasts and family pressures…and just…
…surrender.
No one could predict what happens when both of
their defences are down.
Surrender is part one of The Final Harris Brother Duet and
concludes with Dominate. The Final Harris Brother Duet reads great as a duo, but to
maximize enjoyment, check out the first three brothers’ books in Challenge,
Endurance, and Keeper. 

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Title: Dominate

The Final Harris Brother Duet #2

Series: The Harris Brothers #5

Author: Amy Daws

Genre: Sports Romance
Cover Design: Amy Daws

Photo: Dan Thorson Photography

Model: Adam Spahn

Release Date: August 2, 2018

 

Blurb

 

To dominate one’s heart is to truly be free.
The anticipated
conclusion to The Final Harris Brother Duet.
After the
harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical
wounds that must be healed.
Recovering
and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their
bright futures.
Who will
surrender? And who will dominate?

 

 

 

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Author Bio
Amy Daws is
an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She
enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the
pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers.
When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore
Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy
smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy’s work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com

 

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