Happy Release Day & Review! Violence by Lily White

 

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Violence

Also Known As Ezra Cross

He’s one of a pair.

Identical twin to Damon.

And an enforcer for the Inferno if one is ever needed.

I knew better than to get involved with him.

With his aggression.

With the constant fights.

With the games the twins were known to play with every woman stupid enough to fall for them.

We made a mistake when we met again as adults.

I fell in love.

He fell in love.

His brother fell in love, too.

What used to be a good time is now a tragedy.

Our story is messy.

It’s cruel.

It’s forbidden.

Despite all that, Ezra refuses to let go.

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This series just gets better and better.  This the story of Emily and Ezra with Damon thrown in the mix.

This story really pulled at my heartstrings, to see the evolution of the relationship between the three of them. Then to see the absolute destiny between Emily and Ezra is spellbinding.

Ezra is Violence, his past has caused him to become the very definition of it.  Not just physically, but in every conceivable way.  His violence towards Emily is heartbreaking and revealing in so many ways.

Emily is truly a queen and heavy is the head that wears the crown. (As Ezra so eloquently puts it). She has so many things in her life dictated to her and her future seems bleak so when the opportunity to become the person she truly wants to be, with the help of Ezra and Damon she does.  But she also has the guilt of becoming the wedge between the brothers and it’s killing her slowly.

The mystery and intrigue just keep coming in faster and harder with every book in this series!! I was riveted and so immersed in this story.  Make sure you read slowly and really let the words and the world that Ms. White creates sink in.

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Lily White is a bestselling author who likes to dabble on the dark side of romance. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and The Five.

When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, and Because of Ellison (contemporary romance).

Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

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Happy Release Day & Review! Hasty by Julia Kent

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Title: Hasty

Series: Do-Over #4

Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2020

 

Blurb
AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT
I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.
Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.
And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.
I am broke.
I am disgraced.
I am alone.
I am a sucker.
But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.
Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.
Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.
He can’t bring back my money.
He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.
But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.
A sense of hope.
Maybe even love.
Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.
But I have to be careful.
I can’t be too —
That’s right.
Hasty.
The final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as
Mallory’s sister, Hastings “Hasty” Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.
Hers.

 

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Ian keeps chasing me, though. Why? And why does the fact that he won’t let up thrill me?
That’s the part I hate. The thrill. The zing of arousal that shoots through me every time that jerkface–who isn’t a jerk–does this. He’s pursuing me and I don’t understand it, but I do like it.
More than I want to admit.
The fight inside me feels like layers of muscles in my abs are in a tug-of-war. Ian McCrory represents everything I fought to achieve in my old life. Self-made billionaire. Liked by everyone. Admired by even more.
Respected for his hardcore negotiating skills.
And droolingly handsome.
He was my nemesis. My enemy. The guy who sniped deals, and who I sniped from. We were adversaries, but he flipped the script, didn’t he? Coming to my rescue. Aiding me in a time of need.
I don’t want to need him.
And I especially don’t need to want him.
I stare at the phone. Just as my finger goes to the Power button to turn it off again, three dots appear.
One dinner. Indulge me?
I go into my contacts, and I block him.
He just proved me right.
Taking help from people means you’re obligated.
And no matter how sweet the currency he’s dangling, I don’t like owing him.
I don’t like owing anyone.
Burke turned my entire life into one big debt.
But my body isn’t available as collateral.
And neither is my heart.

 

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Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Herbooks have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2019.Julia Kent

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

 

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My Review…

This final book in the Do-Over series is bittersweet to me!  I loved all these books and this final story of Hastings (the gal you loved to hate) and Ian was fabulous.

Ms. Kent has the writing chops to take a character that seemed to have no redeeming qualities in the previous books and brought your thinking around. Not only did Ms. Kent make Hasty redeemable, but also admirable.

Ian is just a true knight in stellar armor! He is a financial wunderkind and likes to do things on the down-low.  Like helping Hastings when she feels like there is no one left.

The sparks between Ian and Hasty are hotter than the hinges on hades gate! I loved the directness of both of them, it was refreshing to read.

I loved the twists and turns that this story took.  This was a fast-paced read for me that I couldn’t put down until the end.  And what a beautiful ending it was, to the story and to the series!

Happy Release Day & Review!! Smitten by Lauren Rowe

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SMITTEN by Lauren Rowe
Release Date: July 27th

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Blurb:
I met Alessandra at a party. Tried to impress her. Was almost positive I was going to fail.

I think I said something along the lines of, “I’m a Goat called Fish who’s hung like a bull—but not really. I’m actually pretty average.” Smooth. I know. Try not to be jealous.

When she laughed—and I mean, really laughed—I knew she wasn’t like the other girls I’d been meeting on tour. Hell, she wasn’t even in the same stratosphere as those fangirls and gold-diggers.

At one point during the party, Alessandra said, “There’s nothing like a girl’s first love.” I knew she was talking about the first smash hit by my band, 22 Goats. Alessandra said it was the first song she’d heard by us and it “hit her like a ton of bricks.” Ironic, seeing as how I was having the same reaction from being in her presence.

I made it my mission to impress her. Give her the kiss of a lifetime that night. But since I’ve always been the dude with zero game, nothing went according to plan.

I’m not giving up, though. I’m going to win this girl over. I’m done sitting on the sidelines, watching the bad boy getting the girl. This time, the nice guy will finish first. Even if it’s the last thing he’ll do.

Smitten is an all-new standalone friends to lovers romance!

 

 

 

About the Author:
Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures.

Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audiobook narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.

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My Review…

Oh holy swooniness Fish!

This is the sweet, sweet story of Fish and Ally.

If you have read any of Ms. Rowe’s books, you know Fish is the adorkable bass player from 22 Goats.  I love his quirks and how he stands up for the members of his band.  He is wanting more than just the rock-star life, he wants what his other friends and bandmates have. A love that is true and strong and will love Fish for the Matt that he is.

Alessandra is a budding singer, enrolled in a prestigious college and wanting to have the world hear her music, despite her extreme shyness and stage fright. Meeting one of her idols at a music party, she finds out there is more to Fish than just being a Goat, he is everything she never knew she wanted in a friend, a partner and a loverrrr!

I absolutely love this story and seeing past characters make appearances.  I love the camaraderie between everyone.  The dialogue, the conversations were epic and bring you right back into the crazy music world that Ms. Rowe has created!

If you are looking for a swoony love story, full of heart, heat and laughter, look no further!

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SMITTEN by Lauren Rowe
Release Date: July 27th

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I met Alessandra at a party. Tried to impress her. Was almost positive I was going to fail.

I think I said something along the lines of, “I’m a Goat called Fish who’s hung like a bull—but not really. I’m actually pretty average.” Smooth. I know. Try not to be jealous.

When she laughed—and I mean, really laughed—I knew she wasn’t like the other girls I’d been meeting on tour. Hell, she wasn’t even in the same stratosphere as those fangirls and gold-diggers.

At one point during the party, Alessandra said, “There’s nothing like a girl’s first love.” I knew she was talking about the first smash hit by my band, 22 Goats. Alessandra said it was the first song she’d heard by us and it “hit her like a ton of bricks.” Ironic, seeing as how I was having the same reaction from being in her presence.

I made it my mission to impress her. Give her the kiss of a lifetime that night. But since I’ve always been the dude with zero game, nothing went according to plan.

I’m not giving up, though. I’m going to win this girl over. I’m done sitting on the sidelines, watching the bad boy getting the girl. This time, the nice guy will finish first. Even if it’s the last thing he’ll do.

Smitten is an all-new standalone friends to lovers romance!

 

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Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures.

Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audio book narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.

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Happy Release Day & Review! The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely

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THE WHAT IF GUY by Lauren Blakely
Audio Release Date: July 21st
eBook Release Date: July 24th

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The What If Guy, an all-new sexy romantic comedy standalone by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely is NOW AVAILABLE!

THE WHAT IF GUY is a sexy single dad standalone romance you can escape into!

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Blurb:

A sexy standalone romance with a single dad you’ll fall hard for! It should be an easy rule to follow – don’t bang your boss…
But I didn’t know who he was when I met him.
And the first time I saw him, our connection sounded like the stuff of romantic legends — that whole “their eyes locked across a crowded room” moment that turned into more.I didn’t believe it. . . . until it happened to me.
Fine, the charming, clever, sexy-as-sin guy in the tailored suit was only trying to buy the same Snoopy lunchbox (as a gift!), but still, our eyes totally locked, and my lady parts definitely tingled as we vied for the prize.
Naturally, I did what any badass business woman would do. Negotiated for the lunchbox, then found my what-if guy online and made plans to see him the next night.
One night only — that was the deal we made.
But one fantastic night had us both changing our minds in the morning. And making plans for another.
Until I walked into the office to learn he just bought my company.
And here’s the biggest rule of romantic legends — no matter what, don’t bang your boss.
Especially if you’re already falling for him.

THE WHAT IF GUY is a sexy standalone you can escape into! The other standalone romances in The Guys Who Got Away series include The What If Guy!

 

 

 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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My Review…

Another fun new story from the mind of Ms. Blakely.

First off, I loved the multiple POV’s, they were surprising and so funny!

This story of Logan and Bryn is a fast-paced, couldn’t put down story until the very end!

Logan is a single dad, he went through a messy, yet amicable divorce but it has left him with some scars and trust issues. But a chance encounter, a meet-cute over a Joe Cool lunchbox, makes him hopeful again.

Bryn is a lady boss like no other! She also has had a messy divorce that has left her relying on the memories and sayings of her mom to get her through her shattered trust and vulnerabilities.

The chemistry between Logan and Bryn is hotter than a house on fire and the smexy times between them made me grab my proverbial pearls and silk fan to cool off!

I am always entertained and swooned by Ms. Blakely’s stories!

Blog Tour! The Jezebel by Dylan Allen

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“Just…wow. THE JEZEBEL by Dylan Allen is simply amazing.” —Naima Simone, USA

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The Jezebel, an incredible forbidden, second chance romance by Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Dylan Allen is available now!

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Stone Rivers is a sin I can’t commit.

After years of playing the trophy, puppet, perfectionist,
I’ve forgotten who I am.
Until the boy from my past walks back into my life.
Handsome as sin, charming beyond belief—Stone Rivers is temptation personified.

Our combustible chemistry shatters my resolve.
His blistering kisses remind me of everything I used to want.

But, our present is just as messy as our past.
And reckless as it may be, I can’t let him go.

My name is Regan Wilde.
I’m a mother, a sister, a daughter.

But Stone and I?
We’re a scandal in the making.

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“I’m not that boy either, I don’t think I’ve got one foot in the grave, but relationships aren’t my thing. I used to think you’d be mine–.”
“You did?” She asks wide eyed with surprise.
“–when I was too young to know better.” I finish.
“And now?”
“Now…” I turn my gaze away, a caught off guard by the direct question. I run a hand through my hair while I pick my words carefully. “Now, there’s some nostalgia for the past. But 99.5% of this is just a man who is insanely attracted to a woman who speaks his language in more ways than one. Your pussy feels great, tastes great too. I want more of it. But I’m not going to fall in love or anything… so, you don’t have to worry that I’ll stab your husband.”
Her bark of laughter seems to surprise her as much as it surprises me. “I was thinking more like uncomfortable silences and dark glares.”
“Not my style.” I assure her.
Her lips twist. “Well, then let me speak for myself. I don’t want to end up with my feelings fucked. Clearly, I’m not in the best place emotionally. Maybe…we should just play it by ear. See how we feel once we’re all alone.”
I couldn’t disagree more, but I’m not going to pressure her about this.
“It’ll be great, either way, and I’ll take my cues from you.” I say and I mean it. Maybe when this is over, we’ll walk away friends again. At the very worst, she’ll be excellent company. And I know that we don’t need sex to connect.
From our time in the bakery and that shuttle ride, I also know that Regan will break all sorts of rules when she thinks no one is watching. And we’re going to have plenty of alone time in the next few days.
“I was going to leave at 9, is that too early?” I ask.
She looks at me, her dark eyes twinkling, her smile wider than I’ve seen it since we’ve been here. “Right now wouldn’t be too early.” She declares and then jumps up.
“Oh my God,” she screams suddenly and flops onto her back, clutching a pillow to her chest and kicking her legs wildly.
“Woah!” I lurch back in surprise when she pops back up in a flash of dark hair and gleaming white teeth.
“I’m so excited. I’ve never done anything like this. I can’t believe it.”
“It won’t be luxurious like this. I don’t even know where I’m staying in Balandra.”
“But it’ll be an adventure,” her enthusiasm in unflagging.
“Do you speak Spanish?”
“A little?” She says with a nervous grin.
“Okay. Just don’t buy anything without me haggling for you, okay?”
“Okay. So, we’re going? Really?” Her expression is hopeful but tinged with fear. Like she’s just been given the chance to have something she wants desperately and she’s afraid to believe it. It’s the most vulnerable I’ve ever seen her, and it takes my breath away.
In a flash of certainty, I know that I’d move heaven and earth before I let that hope on her face do anything but flourish.
“Yes, really. It’ll be fun at the very worst and at it’s very best, it will be life changing,” I say.
She laughs and rolls her eyes. “I’ll be happy if it’s not a total disaster and I come home with all of my limbs intact.”
“Oh, then you’re going to be ecstatic. Because you’re going to learn things about yourself you can’t know until you go to a place you’ve never been before.”
“Wow. You’re really good at selling the idea of travel.”
“I’m an evangelist for it.”
She starts to dance around
Maybe living in Houston won’t be so bad. Especially if we can find a way to keep this going.
No. I can’t let myself start thinking like that. When I move back to Houston, it won’t matter. There, she’s so off limits, it’s not even funny.
No, what happens here is going to stay here.
But as I watch Regan Wilde’s sexy ass twirl around her hotel room with that horizon at her back, I get a glimpse of another unknowable destination – one where my future and my past collide, and then click into place.

Dylan Allen

About Dylan Allen
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.
A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.
When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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Cover Reveal!! Exodus by Kate Stewart

EXODUS, book two, is the explosive conclusion in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is coming August 6th! Get ready for a sinfully 𝐇𝐎𝐓, 𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐒𝐓𝐘, 𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋, and 𝐓𝗪𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 love story filled with suspense, a little action, and 𝐀𝐋𝐋. 𝐎𝐅. 𝐓𝐇𝐄. 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐒! ⁣⁣
EXODUS (The Ravenhood Duet, book 2) by Kate Stewart
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Blurb:
Can you live a lie?
It’s a ghost town, this place that haunts me, the one that made me.
It’s clear to me that I’ll never outgrow Triple Falls or outlive the time I spent here.
I can still feel them all, my boys of summer.
Even when I’d sensed the danger, I gave in.
I didn’t heed a single warning. I let my sickness, my love, both rule and ruin me. I played my part, eyes wide open, tempting fate until it delivered.
There was never going to be an escape.
All of us are to blame for what happened. All of us serving our own sentences. We were careless and reckless, thinking our youth made us indestructible, exempt from our sins, and it cost us all.
I’m done pretending I didn’t leave the largest part of me between these hills and valleys, between the sea of trees that hold my secrets.
It’s the reason I’m back. To make peace with my fate.
And if I can’t grieve enough to cure myself in my time here, I’ll remain sick. That will be my curse.
But it’s time to confess, to myself more so than any other, that I’d hindered my chances because of the way I was built, and because of the men who built me.
At this point, I just want to make peace with who I am, no matter what ending I get.
Because I can no longer live a lie.

 

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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

 

Happy Release Day & Review!! Winning My Best Friends Girl by Piper Rayne

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Release Date: July 21

Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted.

 
Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over…
Key to win #1:  Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago.
Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone.
Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship.
Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family.
 
Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. 
 
Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work.
 
Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. 
 
Failure is not an option.


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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). 



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My Review…

The Baileys

Gahhhhh!! Another stellar story from the minds of Piper and Rayne! I absolutely love the world they have created with Lake Starlight and the Bailey family!

Kingston and Stella! Their story has intrigued me since Piper Rayne started dropping hints about them in the previous books in the series.

The roadblocks that both Kingston and Stella had in front of them and how they were able to break down the barriers between them were spectacular.

The history between King and Stella was rich and moving. It made my heart melt and swoon.  Reading about them seeing each other again was so inspiring and I couldn’t put this book down till the very end!

I admired the fact that King and Stella were an interracial couple.  Love knows no color or creed, the heart wants what it wants and two souls shouldn’t be separated because of it! This story is doesn’t focus on race, it focuses on love and being with your soul mate.

As always, there are surprises aplenty and I was gasping when I read them!  I am hoping with Sedona’s story next, we will find out who is behind the Buzzwheel!!

Happy Release Day & Review! How to Date a Younger Man by Kendall Ryan

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How to Date a Younger Man

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: July 21, 2020

About the Book

 

Tips for Surviving a Fling with a Sexy Younger Man

First, you’d think as a thirty-something-year-old woman, I’d be immune to Griffin’s flirty comments and six-pack abs. You’d think that his carefree playboy attitude, or the fact that he’s still finishing grad school, would deter me.

You’d be wrong.

If you accidentally bang your best friend’s younger brother, here are a few important tips . . .

One: Do not brag to your friend about how well-endowed her brother is.

Two: Do not go back for seconds (or thirds).

Three: Do not let him see your muffin top or jiggly behind. And definitely don’t let him feed you cookies in bed. Cookies are bad. Remember that.

Four: Act like a damn grown-up and apologize for riding him like a bull at the rodeo. And do not flirt with him when he laughs at said apology.

Five: This one is crucial, so pay attention.

 

Do not, under any circumstances, fall in love with him.

 

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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My Review…

I have to say as a vintage gal myself, I love this trope! The younger man, older woman dynamic is intriguing to me and makes me feel a bit better when I check out a younger fella! My favorite saying is “Just because I am on a diet, doesn’t mean I can look at the dessert tray!!”

This is the lovely story of Griffin and Layne.

Layne is a powerhouse! She is excelling in her career and makes no apologies about it.  I admired her independence and her fierceness in her field.  Making her way on her own terms.  When she first meets Griffin, she likes what she sees, but feels there is no future in such a younger fella.

Griffin is just swoon central! He may be young, but he knows what he wants.  He will take Layne any way he can get her. Even to the detriment of his heart.

Griffin and Layne’s relationship is white hot and Ms. Ryan writes some of the best smexy scenes I have ever read!

This standalone is fantastic!

 

Happy Release Day & Review! The Jezebel by Dylan Allen

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“I laughed, I cried, I swooned. I adored every minute! An absolute MUST READ for all romance lovers!”
–A.L. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

His love was a secret her heart couldn’t keep…

The Jezebel, a steamy forbidden, second chance romance by USA Today bestselling author, Dylan Allen is available now!

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Stone Rivers is a sin I can’t commit.

After years of playing the trophy, puppet, perfectionist,
I’ve forgotten who I am.
Until the boy from my past walks back into my life.
Handsome as sin, charming beyond belief—Stone Rivers is temptation personified.

Our combustible chemistry shatters my resolve.
His blistering kisses remind me of everything I used to want.

But, our present is just as messy as our past.
And reckless as it may be, I can’t let him go.

My name is Regan Wilde.
I’m a mother, a sister, a daughter.

But Stone and I?
We’re a scandal in the making.

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Dylan Allen

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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My Review…

A Rivers Wilde Novel

Yes, yes, oh my me, YES!! A new story set in the Rivers Wilde world! I, myself, like probably all the other readers that follow me have been waiting, with baited breath for Regan’s story. And Ms. Allen does not disappoint!

Regan and Stone’s story is a lifetime long, and Ms. Allen has made this story encompass all the years between them beautifully.

I loved reading of the revolution of Regan, from her early days, daring and finding her voice, the time when she had to temper her truth, bite her tongue and suffer in silence, to the full circle moments with Stone, finding and loving herself again.

Stone, this man is truly an old soul.  He is at genius levels and knowing that his heart was as smart as his brain was the definition of swoon.  How he fought when he could and his tenacity was a thing of legend.

Ms. Allen has a magic to her writing. She invites you to learn, to want to find out more and she does this while also writing a love story for the ages!

Get your hands on this story, get your hands on all of Ms. Allen’s stories!