Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Live + Review- The Boy with the Bookstore

 


After being forced to give up her dream of culinary school, Joelle Prime opened a Filipino bakery that just so happens to be neighboring a bookstore. A bookstore that is run by tattooed hottie Max Boyson. It is impossible not to have a crush on the mysterious bookseller, especially when he comes into the bakery daily for a pastry with a side of flirting.

 

When their landlord informs them of the massive renovation to the building they share, Joelle imagines the forced proximity will be the perfect opening chapter to their happily ever after. I mean, who hasn’t daydreamed of feeding their sexy bookish neighbor bibingka and pandesal while discussing Jane Austen? Reality, though, is a different thing. Max’s sweet demeanor quickly changes and Joelle’s crush dissolves into something akin to annoyance. Not only does Max snaps at her in front of customers, but he dries his sweaty gym clothes in her oven and routinely helps himself to the yummy pastries in her display case without asking.

 

Yet the spark between the two doesn’t go away. In fact, the tension beings to grow and the small space they are forced to share beings to feel a bit too small. And when they discover the real reason for the renovation, they’ll have to put their business and feelings for each other to the test.


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Christy's Review


A bookseller and a baker that are next-door and fall in love…. what could go wrong? First and foremost, I did like this book and I liked the authors writing. I loved Joelle’s family dynamic and overall I loved her as a character. Max though… I struggled with him. I understood he had a lot of family issues and I was sympathetic to that but he wasn’t the kindest more than once. 

I love a good friends to lovers and I love a good enemies to lovers, but this one gave me whiplash. Friends to enemies to friends to enemies to friends and finally- lovers. I'm so happy that by the end, this one left a smile on my face. Max truly did grow on me by the end! Sarah Echavrre Smith's writing is fantastic and this is one I know a lot of readers will love. 




Sarah Echavarre Smith is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and her adorable cat, Salem.

 


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

New Release + Review- LOVE ON THE BRAIN by Ali Hazelwood

 

ABOUT THE BOOK: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com that you do not want to miss. Bee Kรถnigswasser and Levi Ward are scientists and nemeses forced to work together on a project for NASA. The results are filled with the steamiest tension and the most explosive chemistry. Ali Hazelwood has outdone herself.

Bee Kรถnigswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project - a literal dream come true - Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.


Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school - archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas... devouring her with those eyes. The possibilities have all her neurons firing.

But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there's only one question that matters: What will Bee Kรถnigswasser do?
 

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Christy's Review: 

“You were always in my head. And I could never get you out.”


Love on the Brain is Ali Hazelwood’s newest novel and it was one of my most anticipated reads this summer. I was so excited to read it and I’m happy to say I enjoyed it. 

Bee is a woman in STEM who is passionate about other women in STEM. She’s going to work on an exciting new project with NASA and is thrilled. Until she realized she is co-leading the project with her college nemesis, Levi Ward. Levi never seemed to like Bee and she doesn’t know why, but she’s not going to let it dull her spark. She’s too thrilled to do this! 

Levi is the best thing about this book. The absolute best. I couldn’t have loved him more. True MVP, top tier book boy status. Who doesn’t love a grumpy hero who has had it bad for the heroine for so long. The LONGING in this book. It was my favorite thing. I also loved how Levi stood up for Bee and the other communication they had (though was completely unsurprising to me) was fantastic and sweet. 

‘The Love Hypothesis’ was one of my favorite books last year, and while I liked this one in a lot of ways, it didn’t give me those love feels like that one did. Though it had one of the most amazing heroes, it was a bit predictable and felt disjointed to me at times. It could be that I don’t 100% understand all the science talk, but usually I’m fine with that. This was not a bad book at all, a 4 star rating is still great, I think I just expected it to be a new favorite and it wasn’t. 

If you’re looking for a grumpy hero that deep down is a softy, a book with pining (sigh) and if you enjoy good banter and a You’ve Got Mail plot, pick this one up! I think so many will love this book and it had a lot of fun times!


Sunday, July 17, 2022

REVERSE by Kate Stewart is LIVE!

 


๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ โ„•๐•†๐•Ž ๐”ธ๐•๐”ธ๐•€๐•ƒ๐”ธ๐”น๐•ƒ๐”ผ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ’œ 

๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐„ by USA Today Bestselling author Kate Stewart is LIVE! This is a steamy, star-crossed lovers, rockstar romance with all the feels!


#FREE to read in #KindleUnlimited
Find the ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐’๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ฒ duet here: mybook.to/ksbittersweetduet

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"๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™—๐™จ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™€๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„'๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง. ๐™๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™—๐™ค๐™ค๐™ . ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ๐™ฉ, ๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š. ๐™†๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š'๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™." - ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ฎ, ๐˜ฝ๐˜ฝ๐™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐˜ฝ๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ


Blurb: 


๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐จ, ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐›๐ซ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ.


A relationship he’s kept hidden for decades.


Upon unearthing his secret through a series of emails in our paper’s archives, I began my search for the truth. Haunted by my father’s love story, and in my quest for answers, I never imagined I would discover a love of my own. Or that my love for Easton Crowne would be key in discovering the reason behind what split our parents up. 


Doomed from the start and knowing the havoc our relationship would inevitably wreak on our families, I could never have prepared for the toll it would take or the cost of the truth.


But in order to find our ending, we had to go back to their beginning. 


๐Œ๐ฒ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ-๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ.


๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’™


Watch the ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐„ trailer here: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdcYYm52/?k=1

Trailer produced by Bookshelf Productions

“The Dance” cover and permission granted by Fist of Five 

Written by: Tony Arata 



๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’™CHRISTY'S REVIEW ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’™

“Their story doesn’t change the significance of ours.”

This is the absolute BEST thing I've read this year. Reverse is everything I want in a book. All the angst, emotion, steam, and romance. It was absolutely perfect for me.

If you’ve read Drive, you know all about the Crownes and Butlers. If you haven’t read Drive, I encourage you to stop reading this review and pick up that epic book. Reverse is a second generation book and trust me when I say it will mean everything to those of us that have read and loved Drive
“You’re a media princess.” Her eyes narrow. “And you’re rock royalty. We both have legacies to try and live up to.”

Natalie Butler and Easton Crowne meet in an interesting way. It starts with some emails, then an interview of sorts. They become friends but there is so much more there. Neither one of them have ever met another person that makes their soul sing like this. They are meant to be, fated. But it’s complicated with their families history.

I want to cling to his star as it burns the brightest- if only to be with him for a little longer. If what Easton said is true, and we live in echoes of defining moments, I want to remain in this one for as long as I possibly can.

Natalie is a journalist, like father like daughter… and Easton is on the verge of something huge. He’s got even more talent than his father if you can believe it. They both are on a path the greatness, but taking that path together comes with so many challenges and difficulties.

When I tell you this book will put you through the ringer, boy do I mean it. It was one of the most romantic books I’ve ever read with a hero that’s unparalleled. But the angst. When I tell you I cried over this angst, I mean it. I was so upset it brought me to tears. But those are the best books. The ones that truly make you feel. This story brought out all of those feels for me.

Kate's writing is mesmerizing and this story captivated me all the way through. It was a long book, but it didn't feel long. Easton Crowne is everything and soooo romantic. I couldn’t love this book more if I tried. It’s such a special story to me and I know I’ll be re-reading it for years to come. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this one!
In this universe, only we exist. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Love Lessons by Sarina Bowen is LIVE!


 He needs an image makeover, she needs a mojo upgrade. A new lessons-in-seduction hockey romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

After I’m arrested for throwing a raucous party, my hockey team says I have an image problem. And I need to fix it, stat.

Charity work? Check. Haircut? Sure. But I draw the line at hiring my neighbor to style me. In the first place “style” shouldn’t be a verb. And I’m tired of people who’d judge me on appearances.

Vera and I don’t see eye to eye on anything. She wants me to try on clothes, while I just want to remove hers. She's distractingly pretty, with soulful eyes and a sinful mouth that likes to argue with me.

But when management threatens my summer vacation, I grudgingly agree to Vera’s unusual proposal: she’ll give me an image makeover. But in return, she wants lessons in the art of seduction.

It sounds a little nutty, but I know a good opening when I hear it. Besides, it’s not like I’ll ever fall for her…


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CHRISTY'S REVIEW:

Sarina Bowen gives us another fun and fabulous hockey romance with Love Lessons. She always writes sports romance so well and I enjoyed Vera and Ian’s story a lot. 

Ian and Vera’s story starts out with a little bit of an enemies to lovers vibe at the start, but they become friendly with each other pretty quickly. Vera is a stylist and friends with some of the hockey crowd and Ian is a player for the Bruisers. They find themselves in a group in Italy as the only two single folks. 

I loved the banter and back and forth between these two. The ‘love lessons’ between them (Vera desperately needed to get some confidence back in that area) were fantastic and these two had a ton of chemistry. I honestly just had a blast listening to this one. 

I listened to the audiobook and as always Joe Arden killed it voicing Ian. Rose Dioro I’m a little less familiar with but she did a great job as well. I can’t recommend the audiobook enough. This was a great story and a quick listen. Can be read as a stand-alone. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Between Hello & Goodbye by Emma Scott REVIEW+NEW RELEASE!


From USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author comes a brand-new contemporary romance—an angsty, emotional love story between a grumpy firefighter who thinks he has his life figured out and a beautiful ad exec whose life is anything but.

Between Hello and Goodbye by Emma Scott is now live!

She's a city girl in Seattle. He's a firefighter in a rainforest. This is never going to work...

Faith Benson isn't your emergency contact, she's the party-girl friend you call for a good time. The gal-pal who loves mimosas at brunch and martinis at Happy Hour. But her carefree lifestyle threatens her job at a top Seattle ad agency. There's no one better at landing big accounts (when she shows up) but her boss demands she take a leave of absence to get her head on straight.

Faith heads to the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai, far away from the vices that get her in trouble. A twisted ankle on Day One requires rescuing by a man who is vice personified--a gorgeous firefighter who awakens feelings in her heart she never knew existed.

Asher Mackey doesn't get involved with beautiful tourists beyond taking them to bed and then watching them leave his tiny island. He's devoted his life to the safety and care of everyone around him...except himself. Until he meets Faith Benson, the city girl whose vibrant, inner beauty shines a light on the dark corners of his life, showing him how safe—but empty—it truly is.

Despite their best efforts to keep their distance, Faith and Asher fall hard and fast, but there's an ocean between them. Both are building their lives on opposite sides of the Pacific while their feelings for each other grow more profound and undeniable by the day.

Something has to give.

When Asher receives devastating news, he and Faith have to decide once and for all to entrust their hearts fully to the other or return to their safe—but separate—worlds. Because neither can endure much longer, living somewhere between hello and goodbye.

Between Hello and Goodbye is a contemporary romance about love, loss, and experiencing life in all its facets. It deals with sensitive topics that may be triggering for some readers.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

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CHRISTY'S 5 STAR REVIEW:

“Aloha means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen, to know the unknowable.”

Emma Scott is one of my top favorite authors and books like this remind me why. Between Hello and Goodbye is beautiful, romantic and profound. The scenery was stunning and made me wish I was there in Kauai with Asher and Faith. Scott is the ultimate storyteller and really brought her ‘A game’ with this book.

Faith Benson is a character we know and love from ‘Someday Someday’ (if you haven’t read it, that’s okay- this can be read as a complete stand-alone) but she’s a bit of a wild child. She works when she wants, comes and goes as she pleases, and loves to party, shop, and lives her life the way she wants. Until she decides she needs a change. And that change takes her on a trip to Hawaii.

Asher Mackey followed his younger brother to Hawaii years ago and is a firefighter on the island. Asher and Faith’s meet cute is the absolute best. I loved seeing them meet and start to slowly fall for one another. Being on this island changes Faith. It opens her eyes to other things and makes her see her life differently. It also changes Asher and things he thought, and things he thought he wanted.
“Are we in trouble, firefighter?” I understood her meaning. Because I could read her, and she could read me, and neither one of us wanted to do much else besides figure each other out. “Not yet,” I said quietly. “But we’re getting there.”

Asher was my favorite kind of grumpy hero. He had a heart of gold and I completely and utterly adored him and his family. Then there was Faith. Faith had so much growth in this book. I love seeing a character change like this in a book. There were so many amazing secondary characters as well.

Between Hello and Goodbye is such an epic read. This one had some lighter moments, a lot of character growth, and touched a good bit on grief and loss, which was handled with raw honesty and grace. Emma’s writing once again blew me away. I already know this one will be on my top favorites of 2022 list!
"To survive and thrive and to know that our capacity to love doesn't diminish with loss. The single candle can light a thousand more, and we can find our way out of the darkness.”

 

Meet Emma


Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

Connect with Emma

Website: https://www.emmascottwrites.com/

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Friday, June 24, 2022

LIVE + REVIEW: Flawless by Elsie Silver

 


✨ It's Release Day - Flawless by Elsie Silver is NOW LIVE! ✨

Fall for the man who has no trouble staying on the bull but took a mighty tumble from his golden boy pedestal - Only one woman (and one bed ๐Ÿ˜‰) can shine up his tarnished image.

"The banter in this book was... chef's kiss perfect." - Goodreads reviewer

Available now! Read Flawless for FREE in Kindle unlimited. >>> https://geni.us/getflawless

๐Ÿ”ฅ opposites attract
๐Ÿ”ฅ forced proximity
๐Ÿ”ฅ only one bed
๐Ÿ”ฅ who hurt you vibes
๐Ÿ”ฅ all. the. banter. (and spice! ��)
๐๐‹๐”๐‘๐:
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž. ๐Š๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ž.
๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ˆ’๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐œ๐ค ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ž๐ซ. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž’๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐›๐ž๐. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ง.
I’m the face of professional bull riding—the golden boy. Or at least I was, until it all blew up in my face. Now my agent says I have to clean up my image, so I’m stuck with his ball-busting daughter for the rest of the season as my “full-time supervision.”
But I don’t need a goddamn babysitter, especially one with skin-tight jeans, a sexy smirk, and a mouth she can’t stop running.
A mouth I can’t stop thinking about.
Because Summer isn’t just another conquest. She sees the man behind the mask, and she doesn’t run—she pulls me closer, even when she shouldn’t.
She says this means nothing.
I say this means everything.
She says there are boundaries we shouldn’t cross. That my reputation can’t take any more hits—and neither can her damaged heart.
I say I’m going to steal it anyway.
Christy's Review: 

"Tell me what you want, Summer... if this were your last moment on earth, what would you want me to do?"

Flawless is my new favorite Elsie Silver book! This is the first book in Silver's new 'Chestnut Springs' series and I'm here for all the potential books in this one! Especially if we get more of those Eaton boys!

Rhett Eaton is a bull rider who got in a bit of trouble with his sponsors. While his agent is trying to smooth things over, Rhett gets a... babysitter for the last few months of his tour. This babysitter happens to be Summer Hamilton, his agent's daughter. Summer is working at her dad's firm and is willing to do whatever it takes to prove herself. She's a bit of a people pleaser and definitely a relatable character.

The banter in this book was... chef's kiss perfect. And the chemistry between these two was insane. At first, you could tell Rhett didn't want Summer around. He thought he didn't need her or any help, but how wrong he was. And Summer needed someone like Rhett. Someone who had her back and was there for her no matter what.

I truly loved these two together. They had a spark from the moment they first met and they became combustible. Not only did I love them, but Summer's dad was amazing. I also loved Rhett's dad and his entire family. I want a Beau book, a Clay book, and a Jasper book! This was such a fantastic read and I'm looking forward to reading more from this world.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Blog Tour: DOCTOR LOVE by Leisa Rayven

 

Follow the algorithms or follow his heart?

Doctor Love, an all-new steamy, opposites attract standalone romance from International Bestselling author Leisa Rayven, is available now!

Toby Jenner may be tall, handsome, and own the world’s greatest collection of cardigans, but his track record with women is woeful. Even though he’s the tech genius behind the most successful matchmaking app of all time, it seems as though Doctor Love is able to predict everyone’s perfect partner except his own.

All that changes when a beautiful, intelligent, quirky-as-hell woman crashes into his life. Plagued by her own relationship woes, Joanna’s done with dating guys who aren’t right and pins her hopes on the Happy Ever After app turning her love life around.

Within hours of meeting her, Toby realizes he’s finally found the soul-deep connection he’s always craved. Even better, she seems to feel the same way.

There’s just one problem–according to his own state-of-the-art compatibility algorithm, they don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of working out.

Being a man of logic, Toby knows he should forget about her and move on. He knows he shouldn’t move into her plush Manhattan apartment so he can monitor the glitchy A. I. that runs/ruins her life. He knows he should be fine with her dating men whose compatibility scores aren’t in the single digits. And he should absolutely ignore how just being near her sets his entire world on fire.

Yes, Toby is very aware that falling for his perfectly imperfect match will lead to devastating heartbreak. But he also knows that if there’s even a one-percent chance of them making it, he’ll move heaven and earth to beat the odds.

A sizzling new standalone from the internationally bestselling author of Bad Romeo.

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CHRISTY'S REVIEW: 

"You're perfect," I say.
"Not for you... for you, I'm perfectly wrong."

Doctor Love is the long awaited third book in Leisa Rayven's 'Masters of Love' series. I love Rayven's writing and I couldn't wait for Toby and Joanna's book.... even though they're all wrong for one another, this couple was so so right.

Toby Jenner has a lot on his plate right now. Between family and work, his plate is not just full, it's overflowing. He doesn't have time for a relationship, but that's okay. Since the only person he's been interested in in sometime just scored ridiculously low with him on his new HEA dating app. Joanna and Toby have insane chemistry, but the numbers just don't match. So they become friends.

Friends sort of kind of works, but Joanna is keeping a lot of secrets and it takes a lot for her to open up to anyone. Toby is just the guy to break through that wall she has up. Toby is the most incredible hero. He was so deserving of love and I'm so glad he found it, even if he didn't quite expect it. This book has a whole other storyline aside from the romance which I found fascinating.

Not only did I love Joanna and Toby, but Jeeves stole the show in every scene he was in. It was also great seeing characters from the first two books I know and love, though you can read this as a stand-alone. Doctor Love was such a feel good romance that pulled on my heartstrings and left me with a smile on my face!
When you're so in love with someone, you can't imagine living without them, everything changes.

About Leisa Rayven
Author, actor, and professional snuggler, Leisa is the creator of the critically acclaimed Starcrossed series, published through Macmillan New York: BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART. The finale in the Starcrossed series was the holiday-themed anthology, BAD ROMEO CHRISTMAS.
Her latest endeavor is the Masters of Love series, which has everyone swooning over some spectacular book boyfriends who will do anything for their soul mates. The first two books, (MISTER ROMANCE and PROFESSOR FEELGOOD,) are now available, and DOCTOR LOVE is scheduled to be published in early 2019.
Leisa’s books have gained hordes of passionate fans all over the world, and can be found on e-readers and bookshelves in fifteen foreign countries, and she’s also been featured on various international bestseller lists.
Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two enormous teenage sons, four cats, and a kangaroo named Howard. (Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)
When Leisa isn’t writing books, she’s probably eating cheese. Or guacamole. Or cheese covered in guacamole.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Cover Reveal: Between Hello and Goodbye by Emma Scott

 

Emma Scott has revealed the cover for Between Hello and Goodbye!

Releasing: June 26, 2022

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs

She's a city girl in Seattle. He's a firefighter in a rainforest. This is never going to work...

Faith Benson isn't your emergency contact, she's the party-girl friend you call for a good time. The gal-pal who loves mimosas at brunch and martinis at Happy Hour. But her carefree lifestyle threatens her job at a top Seattle ad agency. There's no one better at landing big accounts (when she shows up) but her boss demands she take a leave of absence to get her head on straight.

Faith heads to the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai, far away from the vices that get her in trouble. A twisted ankle on Day One requires rescuing by a man who is vice personified—a gorgeous firefighter who awakens feelings in her heart she never knew existed.

Asher Mackey doesn't get involved with beautiful tourists beyond taking them to bed and then watching them leave his tiny island. He's devoted his life to the safety and care of everyone around him...except himself. Until he meets Faith Benson, the city girl whose vibrant, inner beauty shines a light on the dark corners of his life, showing him how safe—but empty—it truly is.

Despite their best efforts to keep their distance, Faith and Asher fall hard and fast, but there's an ocean between them. Both are building their lives on opposite sides of the Pacific while their feelings for each other grow more profound and undeniable by the day.

Something has to give.

When Asher receives devastating news, he and Faith have to decide once and for all to entrust their hearts fully to the other or return to their safe—but separate—worlds. Because neither can endure much longer, living somewhere between hello and goodbye.

Between Hello and Goodbye is a contemporary romance about love, loss, and experiencing life in all its facets. It deals with sensitive topics that may be triggering for some readers.

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Meet Emma


Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Blog Tour: Set on You by Amy Lea

 



A gym nemesis pushes a fitness influencer to the max in Amy Lea’s steamy debut romantic comedy.

Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym – her place of power and positivity.

Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents' engagement party.

In the lead up to their grandparents' wedding, Crystal discovers there’s a soft heart under Scott’s muscled exterior. Bonding over family, fitness, and cheesy pick-up lines, she just might have found her swolemate. But when a photo of them goes viral, savage internet trolls put their budding relationship to the ultimate test of strength.

Christy's Review: 


This was such a fun debut novel! I love a good enemies to lovers romance and Scott and Crystal's story was great.

Crystal is a personal trainer and fitness influencer. She spends a lot of time in the gym and as a curvy woman sometimes she gets some pushback, especially on-line. When a new guy blatantly takes her spot at the gym, naturally she's peeved. This is how she meets Scott. He steals her window spot. You can feel the tension between these two from the start.

Fast forward a few weeks and more run ins later, Crystal is at her wits end. Then she finds out she knows Scott another way. Her grandmother is marrying Scott's grandpa. She starts giving him a chance after that, as friends of course. But their friendship turns into so much more. Of course there are a few bumps along the way, but that's per the course.

I loved Crystal as a character. She was strong and self reflective. She had a great attitude but real struggles she had to deal with as well. Scott was one of those characters that really had to grow on me. I can't say it was love at first sight, but by the half way mark I adored him. This was a fantastic debut romance and I'm excited to read more from this author in the future.
"You're perfect. Every part of you."

Author: Amy Lea 

Photo credit: Amy Lea


Amy Lea is an Asian-Canadian government analyst who runs the “Bookstagram” account @amyleabooks, where she promotes and reviews contemporary romance novels. Set on You is her debut novel. Learn more online at amyleabooks.com.


Friday, April 22, 2022

REVIEW: The Country House (London Prep 6) by Jillian D

 


After the drama at Harry’s family cocktail party on Thursday and confessing my feelings for Noah on Friday, I’m looking forward to a weekend away with the boys.

So after packing up my wellies, tweeds, and a fancy dress or two, we are off to the countryside!
And everything seems perfect.
Harry and I are closer than we’ve ever been.
My relationship with Noah is finally progressing to more.
The boys’ club is stronger than ever, and we get a weekend away with no parents!

Except, well, it isn’t all that perfect.
Because Harry’s parents still think we’re dating and sometimes I wonder if he does too.
Harry still doesn’t know that Noah and I are kind of a couple.
Helen is questioning my every move, not trusting that I’ll behave myself.
My dad seems to have a man crush on Harry.
And even though Noah and I have shared our feelings, he won’t share his body with me.

I know we’re going to have the best time together, but I can’t help but think about how when the weekend is over, everything is going to change.
After all, I never expected to wind up in Harry’s arms again, having him look at me like he still loves me. And I never expected to hear that Noah thinks I’m going to break his heart.
It’s only one weekend, but a lot can change in just a few days.

Christy's Review: 



I loved every second of being back in the 'London Prep' world! This book was a little different than the rest as it didn't take place at school or London at all. Mal, Noah, Harry, and Mohammed were all at Harry's house in the country.

Mallory's life is changing once again with her parents moving to London in the next coming week, navigating her friendships as well as a new relationship, and trying to adjust to being in London permanently. A getaway is exactly what everyone needed. It's just the boy's club getting away for a few days. Just the four of them.

I was squealing so happily about the direction this book took! I think most readers will be very very happy about it! Though the end left me a bit nervous. Mallory has a choice to make and whatever she chooses could easily change the course of her life!

These are the kind of books that will pull you in and engross you. I didn't want to put this one down and I'm so excited for the next book! It can't come soon enough!


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