Happy Release Day & Review!! Thirty-Five and Single by Terri E. Laine

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Title: Thirty-five and Single
Author: Terri E. Laine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2019

 

Blurb
USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine, brings a new standalone, Thirty-five and Single. 

 

What can go wrong when you’re getting divorced from your high school sweetheart, it’s your thirty-fifth birthday and you have too much to drink?

Throw in the gorgeous neighbor who comes to the rescue when you can’t seem to open your apartment door after all the alcohol and end up taking a drunken slip and slide across the floor.

Then you look up into his gorgeous face and forget all the reasons why it’s a bad idea to hook-up with said twenty-something neighbor. In fact, it’s a fan-freaking-tastic idea.

Now let the games begin because this is Olivia’s life: – interfering sisters, the ex, co-workers… and Joel, her way too sexy, too young, but oh so hot neighbor.

Wanting to explore single life, Olivia fights her growing connection with Joel.  Only he’s is determined to prove to her that age is just a number and she’s is his number one.

 

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Excerpt
When I meet Joel Matthews, I’m in an unexpected place in life.
Divorceville.
I mean who expects that after fourteen years of marriage to your high school sweetheart.
Not me.
It hits me while celebrating my birthday with my sisters that I’m thirty-five and single.
Shouldn’t I finally date someone other than my ex?
I totally deserve that, right?
After way too many lemon drop shots, I’m tricked into trying on my younger sister considerate gift as she put it. Did I mention it’s a gag gift? A “my milkshakes bring all the boys to my yard” t-shirt and velour sweatpants with “Sin-a-Buns” written across
my bottom which she finds all too hilarious.
That’s how Joel finds me, too smashed to open my apartment door and when I do, I take a drunken slip and slide across the floor with my Sin-A -Buns on full display.
Joel doesn’t seem to notice. Then again, I swear I heard a chuckle. But no matter, he’s right there to make sure I’m okay as any knight in shiny armor should do.
Okay, where did that come from? Clearly, I’m not in my right frame of mine.
When I look up into his gorgeous face, I forget all the reasons why it’s a bad idea to hook-up with my twenty-something neighbor. In fact, it’s a fan-freaking-tastic idea.
(Ride that pony, girl? Did I really just think that?)
Until I wake in the morning with a delicious ache between my legs and a pounding headache. I’m mature enough not to regret it, but adult enough to realize it can’t happen again.
First—I’m too old for him. He’s in his twenties for goodness sakes.
Second— I’m single for the first time in years. Like I’ve only ever dated one guy.
Third—Shouldn’t I date multiple men before I find the one? Wasn’t that my first mistake?
Only Joel isn’t giving up.
He’s determined to prove age is just a number—
And I’m his number one.

Author Bio

Terri E.Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

You can find more about her books at

www.terrielaine.com.

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My Review…

A brand new to me author and so glad to have the opportunity to read this story!

I love this trope, the older woman, younger man love story! I admired how Ms. Laine really showed the double standard, the shaming that women get for dating a younger man.

I also enjoyed the fast start to the story! I like the fact you didn’t get mired down in the back story.  It was mentioned, it establishes a history between Olivia and Joel, and then we get to the good stuff!

I also enjoyed the bit of mystery in this story! I know when I was reading I was like “Oh wow, I did not see that coming”!

Joel shows maturity beyond his age and I also admired his tenacity and his love for Olivia.  He was just so swoony and perfect for Olivia.

Olivia has been put through the wringer by her ex-husband! As the story goes on you get to see more and more of what she had went though and how that affected her.

Well Ms. Laine, you have a new fan with this blogger and I hope to read more stories set in this world! There are many secondary characters I would love to find out more about!

Cover Reveal!! Lake Redstone by J.D. Hollyfield

 

Lake Redstone

by J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: July 22, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

Casey doesn’t have much luck in the dating department, so when her girlfriends ditch their girls only weekend for a couple’s retreat, she’s forced to take desperate measures.

Refusing to be the only single one, she does what any quick-thinking girl would do:

She lies.

It was almost too easy hiring a stranger to pretend to be her hot, rich, successful boyfriend. What she didn’t plan on was him being hot, successful, and way too much trouble for her liking.

Jim was in a slump in his everyday life. He was bored and needed something to spice up his life. Accepting a gig to play the perfect boy toy was not what he had in mind, but it was too good to turn down.

What he didn’t plan for was the smokin’ little spitfire who hired him. It’s a con, a job, a fraud. But the more she’s in his presence, the more he realizes she may be more than just a ruse.

Three days at a lake house.
Two strangers who cause a lot of mayhem.
One little lie.

What could go wrong?

About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

J.D. Hollyfield dabbles in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms!

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Book Sale!! The Duets by Meghan Quinn

I have read ALL of these books and they are amazing!! You can see my reviews for each ====> 

Review – The Upside of Falling

Review – The Downside of Love

Reviews – The Left Side of Perfect & The Right Side of Forever

 

The Duets Box Set by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: July 18th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Be prepared for an intense EPIC love story!

Meghan Quinn is proud to announce the box set of The Duets!! The Blue Line Duet (Upside of Falling and Downside of Love) is now bundled together with The Perfect Duet (Left Side of Perfect and Right Side of Forever). For TWO DAYS ONLY grab this box set for ONLY 99 CENTS!!!!

UNIVERSAL BUY LINK: mybook.to/THEDUETS

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THE DUETS:

Gripping, heart-stopping, and an incredibly epic journey with a twist you’ll never see coming. USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, brings you a modern take on an old fashion romance that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.
This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.
This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.
A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.
A story I wish I never had to tell.
I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks. Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind, my goals started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single interaction, I flew off course.

BOX SET of FOUR BOOKS
The Upside of Falling
The Downside of Love
The Left Side of Perfect
The Right Side of Forever

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EXCERPT from THE UPSIDE OF FALLING

Head turned down, pushing the sleeves of his white Henley up his arms, he swaggers toward me. His jeans hang low on his hips, held up by the same brown belt he wore the other night. His narrow waist directs my eyes to the center of his jeans, and I can’t help wonder what might be behind the crotch of his pants.

And then there is his chest. Barrel like, broad and prominent. His thick biceps showcase his strength, and the fabric of his shirt stretches over his shoulders and forearms. Having spent a lot of time at the gym, I’ve seen every body type, but Colby’s is different. He’s strong, built, but not like a body builder. His body seems to suggest the only kind of weight he’s been lifting is his own body, pushup after pushup. I can’t imagine there being barbells in his workouts, but I can imagine logs, cadets, and heavy machinery. He has working muscles, the kind you earn from hard, dedicated work on the field. In a word? Impressive.

Walking up to Stryder, he grips his friend’s shoulder and says something into his ear. A smirk crosses Stryder’s face before he moves over to our side of the bowling alley and takes Colby’s place.

Is he leaving? Already?

Might as well at this point. It’s not like he’s going to talk to me, not after my pathetic attempt at a bet. I should have known I was going to hang out in the gutter all night. It’s where I usually am when I’m bowling. I blame the ball. The thing has a vendetta against me.

Sighing, I prop my chin in my hand and watch Stryder expertly toss his ball down the lane, getting a strike . . . once again. And just like every other strike, he pumps his arm up in the air and celebrates. We get it, you’re good, no need to—

“Hey.”

That voice . . .

Stunned, eyes wide, not able to move, not wanting to scare him away, I keep my eyes trained forward, soaking in that beautifully deep voice of his for a brief moment before saying, “Hey.”

“Can I sit here?”

Still keeping my eyes trained forward, I say, “Sure.”

My body tingles with awareness of how close he is to me, that fresh laundry scent invading my senses, prickling the little hairs on my arm. My body leans toward his, wanting a little more, searching for anything else he might give me. I don’t know why he’s choosing to engage me in conversation, but I’m sure as hell not moving while he does.

“Sorry about tonight,” he says and he actually sounds sincere.

“Why are you sorry?” I mumble.

Reaching around, he takes my cheek in his hand. The callouses on his palm rubbing against my skin is a welcome sensation. As I’m turned toward him, I steady my breathing. I’m having a hard time slowing my heart rate because of his close proximity, and the unexpected touch shooting a wave of heat through my veins.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get to ask me any questions. I didn’t think you were going to suck that bad.” A playful smile tugs at his lips, and my heart sinks to the floor. Oh God, he’s so gorgeous, especially when he smiles.

Matching his smirk, I say, “I didn’t think I was going to suck that bad either.”

“I feel bad.”

“You should.” That garners a laugh, deep and throaty, the sound cloaking me like a shield, protecting me from the outside world, bringing me into a little bubble where we are the only two that exist.

“Ask me a question.”

Shocked, I swallow hard and say, “Really?”

He nods and holds up his fingers. “You get three.”

“Oh, three? Wow, I feel like you just gave me the key to your soul.”

Rolling his eyes, he adjusts his stance on the barstool and leans back, giving us some space, our knees still knocking into each other. “Easy killer; it’s just three questions.”

“Yeah, three questions I didn’t have before.” Tapping my chin, I try to think of good questions, but now that I have him willing and waiting, nothing comes to mind. I wasn’t prepared for this, he caught me off-guard, and now I feel I can’t be strategic about my probing. “Hmm . . . what do you like to do on the weekends?”

“Jump,” he answers.

Searching his eyes, lips quirked, I say, “Uh, you’re going to have to be more specific than that. What kind of jumping are we talking here? Like jump roping? Because that seems kind of weird to do on the weekends, and if you tell me you’re in some kind of jump-roping club at the academy, I’m not going to believe you.”

His lips curve up as he scratches the side of his jaw. “Jump out of airplanes.”

Oh.

Oh.

That’s . . .

Uh, that’s really hot.

“So you just casually jump out of airplanes?”

“I’m part of the Wings of Blue, the academy’s parachute team. We jump every day, at least two to three times a day after class and before dinner, depending on wind and ceiling limits. On the weekends, some of the guys, including Stryder and me, go to Springs East Airport and do civilian jumps. The more jumps we get in, the higher the chance we’ll be considered for big demonstrations, like parachuting into football games and major sporting events for the Rockies and Broncos.” Ummmm. Did anyone else just hear how many words he gifted me? And seriously? Does the man have no clue how incredibly sexy he is when he talks about something he loves? The expression on his face . . .

“Wow, that’s . . . that’s really hot.” I chuckle. “Sorry, I don’t mean to fangirl over your parachuting, but I guess I wasn’t expecting that answer. You just jump out of planes?”

He slowly nods. “Every day.”

“Anything to get you up in the clouds, huh?”

“Yeah,” he answers shyly, rubbing his jaw. “Okay, next question.”

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Happy Release Day & Review!! He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Iris Morland

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 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Steamy Romantic Comedy (The Flower Shop Sisters)

Iris Morland

Romantic comedy

 July 16, 2019

 

Blurb:

 

I’m a good girl—until I got drunk in Vegas and married a panties-flaming-hot Irishman.

Oops.

I’ve always lived my life by the rules. Unlike my two sisters, I’m the good one. The responsible one. Going outside my comfort zone is when I wear red lipstick before five PM.

That comfort zone of mine? It’s smashed to smithereens on a wild night in Las Vegas when I met—and married—Liam Gallagher.

After one shot of tequila, then two, then too many to count, a good girl’s rules tend to disappear. And so do her panties, and her bra, and various other articles of clothing when she’s with an Irishman who knows his way around a woman’s body.

Now my husband wants us to stay married. For six months. He says it’ll be worth my while. Considering our chemistry underneath the sheets, I can’t say that he’s wrong.

Liam isn’t safe, though. Liam definitely isn’t comfortable. He’s like the male equivalent of wearing red lipstick in the daytime all wrapped up in an irresistible, dangerous package.

Yet this stubborn Irishman isn’t about to let me go, drunken Princess Bride-themed Vegas wedding or no.

Now I have to decide if I’m brave enough to break the rules for love.

 

Giveaway:

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About the author:

 

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A coffee addict and cat lover, Iris Morland is the author of over a dozen sexy, small-town romances and romantic comedies. If she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys binging on Netflix shows and cooking something delicious.

 

 

 

Connect with Iris

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My Review…

The Flower Shop Sisters

Oh how I was waiting for Marigold’s story!  She is the oldest, the most responsible sister.  But when she goes wild, she goes crazy!

It’s Vegas Baby!! When Mari goes there for a wedding, well it’s not only one that she is a part of!

This is Mari and Liam story!  The chemistry between these two is fantastic! Talk about insta-love and it is beautiful.

Mari is strong because she has to be, responsible because she chooses to be.  She is beautiful and caring for her family.  She is hurt tragically and feels like she is just unloveable.

Enter Liam, oh my me….I can just “hear” his Irish accent.  His charm, his confidence, his swagger is just the definition of alpha.  His swoony talk and use of Gaelic just made me melt. He has had a rough childhood and it has made him a huge cynic of love and romance.

There is humor, there is heart and there is heat in this story! I absolutely loved it!

You get to see past characters which is lovely to read about.  And then the ending, you get a tease of Kate story!! And oh what a story this will be!

Happy Release Day & Review!! All The While by Gina Azzi

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Synopsis

 

They say time heals all wounds. They lie.

Especially my brother’s best friend, Zack.

Because my brother is dead and that’s a wound that will never heal.

I’m dealing the best I can, numbing my pain with alcohol and sex of the random variety.

Until Zack literally runs into me on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia and takes matters into his own hands. He intervenes in my life and offers a new coping strategy: himself.

His unexpected friendship, brimming with concern and thoughtfulness, affects me.

Soon, an attraction I can’t deny erupts into a desire I’m desperate to act on.

But I can’t fall for my brother’s best friend.

Not now.

And definitely not after I learn the truth about Adrian’s death.

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The College Pact Series (originally published under The Senior Semester Series) has been re-edited and revamped with new content and a fresh look. All books in this series can be read as standalones.

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My Review…

The College Pact Series….

Now I will be the first to admit that young adult/new adult romances are not my usual go to when deciding on what to read.  I am a vintage over 40 gal myself and I find it hard to relate to the charachters.

But Ms. Azzi never fails to amaze me with her writing.  I was completely immersed in this story. This story of Maura and Zack.

Ms. Azzi creates a world and characters that are so relatable, no matter what thier age is in the story.  Yes they are young characters, but they are dealing with issues that effect all ages.  The maturity of her characters is believable, they are young and sometimes make foolish choices and say reckless things, but how they come to grips with the real life issues that they face are done with a maturity that is amazingly honest.

I fell in love hard with both Maura and Zack.  Because of their mutual grief, they understand each other better.  They become friends in the truest sense. How Maura was dealing with her grief was heartbreaking at first but it was real and honest.  How Zack came to grips with his grief and his guilt was just perfect and he never gave up!!

Get your hands on this series, you will not be disappointed! Well done Ms. Azzi!!

Happy Release Day & Review!! Making Up by Helena Hunting

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“I LOVED both Cosy and Griffin! This story was ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!”- Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Making Up an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.

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About Helena

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

 

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My Review…

Another stellar story by the amazing Helena Hunting.

Set in the amazing Shaking Up world this is Griffin’s story.  I have been so looking forward to his!! I am a sucker for the strong, silent type and he fits the bill fabulously!

Griffin and Cosy are a magnetic couple, even with the bit of unorthodox mixed in for fun. A bit of the prince and the pauper and a bit of an age gap but nothing creepy or “squicky”.

I was amazed and humored by Cosy.  Her age was not a hinderance at all.  She was mature beyond her years and she was feisty and fun as she should be at her age.  It was the perfect blend.

Oh Griffin, Ms. Hunting never fails to make me swoon with her hero’s.  Just when I think she can’t beat her last hero, she gives more and makes a man even more imperfectly perfect than before.

Griffin and Cosy’s story is going to keep you turning the pages until the end and then wish it wasn’t over.  Their story isn’t all hearts and flowers…it’s real and bumpy and oh so just wowza!

Get your hands on this fantastic story! You will thank me later!

Happy Release Day & Review!!! Cupids Anonymous by Lila Monroe

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Title: Cupids Anonymous
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Blurb
Fall in love with the sizzling new romantic comedy – perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Christina Lauren! 

Rule #1 Don’t get hit by your own arrow.

I’m a professional Cyrano – minus the honking great nose. Need a love note, raunchy
sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, ‘does this make me look fat?’? I’ve got you covered. But when my most frequent client, the annoyingly charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to me with an unconventional new job, I discover that three little words can add up to one BIG complication…
Because Dylan doesn’t want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in his life). He wants my help winning over his high-school crush (aka, his one true love) –
and he’s prepared to make it worth my while. Throw in a summer Catskills trip that’s equal parts ‘Dirty Dancing’ and dirty-talking, and this Cupid is soon out of her depth – and head over heels with the last man I expected. But can I find the right words when it comes to my own heart? Or will this happily ever end in disaster? 
Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

 

 

 

Purchase Links
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Author Bio
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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My Review…

Oh yes!! A brand new series from Ms. Monroe!!

A modern take on Cyrano, with a bit of a twist.

This is Poppy and Dylan’s story.  Poppy is a modern day Cyrano.  And her top client is Dylan.

As with all of Ms. Monroe’s stories, you are going to laugh, you are gonna get a little misty and you are gonna swoon!

I so enjoyed Poppy, she is like the best friend I wish I had.  She felt real and imperfectly perfect.  She didn’t apologize for her “shortcomings” heck, she embraced them and made them rock!

Dylan is a blind fool! He is the meaning of the saying “You can’t see the forest through the trees”.  But he redeems himself beautifully albeit almost too late, but that’s just the bit of angst that I enjoy in a story.

I was so excited to see this new series from Ms. Monroe and I cannot wait to see who’s story she comes out with next!