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“Hunting puts her own sexy spin on the classic fairy-tale” – Booklist

Starry-Eyed Love, an all-new laugh out loud romantic comedy with off the charts chemistry and all the feels from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is available now!

Charming, hilarious, and emotional, Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best!

Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands – not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

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My stomach does a flip-flop as our server moves on to another table and the hot guy slides across the bench seat and rises. He’s tall, must be over six feet, and lean. Broad shoulders that taper down to a narrow waist. I glance at his feet and notice his scuffed running shoes.
He rolls his shoulders back and crosses over to our table. He nods to my sisters, but doesn’t really look at them, his eyes on me. Now that he’s right in front of me, I notice they’re a deep mossy-green color, reminding me of a Colorado forest. “Hi.” A slow smile forms as his gaze moves over my face.
I feel it like a gentle caress and heat travels through my veins. It’s an unexpected reaction, so my own “hi” comes out rather breathily. “Thank you for the drinks and the food. You really didn’t need to do that.”
His grin widens, showing off perfectly straight, white teeth. “Well, I wanted to make a good impression, and have an excuse to come over and talk to you.”
Harley squeezes my leg under the table. I don’t risk looking at her because I’m sure she’s smiling like a loon.
“You certainly did that. Make a good impression, I mean.” Why am I so awkward right now? And why does it feel like this man is sucking all the oxygen out of the room and turning my brain cells into mush?
That gets me another smile. “I wanted to apologize if it seemed like I was staring. I hope I haven’t made you uncomfortable.”
I touch my fingers to my lips and resist the urge to play with my hair, but just barely. Why does this man make me feel like a starry-eyed high school girl? “You haven’t made me uncomfortable.”
“Good. That’s very good.” His tongue drags across his bottom lip. “I just needed to tell you that from across the room, you were beyond stunning, but up close.” He lets out a low whistle. “You are an absolute work of art.”
I fight with my eyebrows not to rise. This guy has all the lines. “Oh, really?” I lace my fingers together and set my chin on them. “The kind of art you might hang in your living room?”
“Bedroom, actually.”
I laugh. I can’t decide if this guy is too smooth for his own good. Or mine. I have to wonder how many times he’s dropped these lines on other women and they’ve ended up in his bed as a result.
“That sound is music to my ears,” he says, his white-toothed smile still in place. “I knew I’d be kicking myself if I didn’t come over here and at least say hello.” He slides a small piece of paper across the table, roughly the size of a business card. “I’m going to leave my number, and maybe if you’re interested, I can take you out for a drink, or dinner, or a hot air balloon ride.”
I can see exactly where this will go if I take that card from him. And while getting into bed with a random, attractive man might be fun, I know it’s not the right thing for me. Before I can really consider what I’m doing, or fully absorb the last part, I put a hand out to stop him. “I’m very flattered, but I have to be honest with you. I won’t call you. I have a boyfriend.” The lie tastes sour on my tongue. Although, had it been three days earlier, it would have been the truth.
Avery does some kind of cough-choke thing, and I kick her under the table and get Harley on the back swing.
His smile falters for a moment, but he doesn’t break eye contact. “That’s disappointing, but unsurprising. I didn’t see a ring, so I’d hoped maybe luck was on my side.” He tips his head to the side. “Is it serious?”
“Pardon me?”
“You and this boyfriend, are you two serious?”
This guy is unbelievable. “And if we are?”
“Hmm.” He withdraws his hand and slips the paper in his pocket. “I’d hate for karma to pass judgment on me and get in the way of our future together, so I’m just going to hope I run into you again when you’re single. Have a lovely night, ladies.” He nods to my sisters and gives me one final lingering glance before he winks. “Thank you for existing.”
And then he walks away.

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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 writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Spark House

What a welcome back to Spark House and the Spark siblings! 

This is London Spark’s story. Trying to find her way to balance her world, between family obligations and finding her passion for life are the center of this story. 

London is working herself too much, really burning the candles at both ends and I felt for her. I admired her tenacity and when it came to sticking to her choices she was brilliant.

Jackson is a swoony fella. He is unapologetic and I totally feel for him hard when he first meets London. How he puts himself out there and how he reacts to London. He has a past that he likes to keep private, but at what cost? 

The chemistry between Jackson and London is sparkling, it is heat, and it is spicy. Their love really is what we all hope for.

The dynamics of the Spark sisters really shines through in this story. London is truly the middle child and has all the hallmarks for it. I also cheered London on when it came to standing up for herself when it was needed.

This series is beautiful and funny and oh so swoony. I cannot wait for Harley’s story next!

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Kiss and Fake Up by Carrie Aarons is live!

This summer was supposed to be an escape from the city and the demons lurking within it. Too bad the minute I arrive at the beach house I’m sharing with friends, the guy I swore I’d never talk to again in my life walks through the door.

Now I’m not only stuck hiding out from an ex who won’t leave me alone, but with someone who screwed me over before he could even be considered an ex.

That’s right, two years ago Campbell Whitlock double booked me on our fourth date. As in, had a girl show up to the table where he was feeding me off his own fork and barely disguising it as foreplay. Meanwhile, my head and heart had been completely on board to make our relationship more serious.

But a leggy blonde foiled that plan, and I’ve hated him on sight since. The ex-Marine turned millionaire restauranteur didn’t even have the decency to follow me with an apology as I ran out of his own establishment.

It’s just my luck that I’m forced to room right next door to my nemesis, who couldn’t be acting more like a saint if he tried. And then the impossible happens; my ex hunts me down to deliver loaded threats and the fear I thought I’d left behind in Manhattan. Who is the only person to witness it? Campbell, of course.

His apology tour apparently extends to offering himself up as my fake boyfriend to scare off my stalker. While the plan is moronic and means having to spend more time with him, the danger I feel is real. Having a hulking, intimidating boyfriend, fake or not, might be exactly what I need.

With every passing day, pretend date, emotional gaze and midnight run-in, our relationship starts to feel less like a deal and more like something very similar to the connection I thought we had years ago. Even though I promised myself I’d never give him a second chance.

But what happens when the person protecting me starts to feel like the one I want to trust forever?
And how will I recover if his favor was done only to gain forgiveness, instead of a chance at falling in love?

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Meet Carrie Aarons

Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.
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From the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons to hustling Manhattan this new story from Ms. Aarons is fantastic!

This is the story of Campbell and Heather and the whirlwind of a relationship they have.

Heather is feisty, she is independent, and the first time that she and Campbell meet sparks fly, but then burn out quickly when Campbell shows his player ways. Heather is unforgiving and because of their friends, they continue to be in each other’s worlds.

When a summer spent at a beautiful beach house is a fresh start and reset for Heather and the fallout from her past.

Friends are surrounding her but don’t keep the demons that haunt her at bay. 

I enjoy the whole fake relationship angle between Campbell and Heather. I admired how Campbell saw his “mask” and how it was affecting Heather. I also cheered when Heather brought Campbell to task when needed.

Beautiful settings, swoons aplenty, and smoking hot chemistry is what makes this story fantastic!

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“Full of all the swoons, a dash of mystery, and punches of humor, you are going to fall head over heels with Neanderthal Seeks Duchess.” – Catherine Cowles, author of Tattered Stars

Neanderthal Seeks Duchess, an all-new charming historical romance from debut author Laney Hatcher, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited!

Laney introduces readers to Smartypants Romance’s new and exciting Out of This World imprint with her Penny Reid universe re-imagining.

There are three things you need to know about Lady Jane Morrison:

1. She frequently finds herself the talk of the ton and for all the wrong reasons.

2. A dashingly mysterious gentleman has caught her attention and even more dangerous…she has caught his. 

3. She’s rubbish at embroidery. 

After scandalous events during the London season, Lady Jane is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Her reputation is at risk as well as all her carefully laid plans for the future. And for better or worse, a chance encounter with a mysterious lord sets forth a series of events that will change their lives forever.  

‘Neanderthal Seeks Duchess’, a Penny Reid Universe Reimagining, is a full-length historical romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the London Ladies Embroidery series, Smartypants Romance Out of this World, Penny Reid Book Universe. 

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Laney Hatcher is a firm believer that there is a spreadsheet for every occasion and pie is always the answer. She is an author of stories that have a past, in a language of love that’s universal. Often too practical for her own good, Laney enjoys her life in the southern United States with her husband, children, and incredibly entitled cat.

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My Review...

I have to admit, historical romance was my first love, but I have been woefully neglect on reading them. So imagine my shock and delight to see one of my favorite books rewritten as a historical romance!

This tale is a remake of Penny Reid’s Neanderthal Seeks Human and Ms. Hatcher does a fabulous job!

From beautiful ballrooms, mysterious masquerade balls, and front parlors of London, readers are introduced to a group of lovely ladies. Some are noble and some not, but they are true friends better than family.

Lady Jane is the subject of this story. She is smart, awkward, and bucks against society norms for ladies. She is independent and does what she can to make a life for herself.

Oh the mysterious Q, who is he? What does he want from Lady Jane? Their chemistry is beautiful and romantic and oh the letters! I missed the hallmarks of a great historical romance and Ms. Hatcher brings everything to this story.

This story is lush, this story is swoony and this story has all the things I love and miss about historical romances! 

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Smart Mouth, an all-new opposites attract romantic comedy from Emma Lee Jayne, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited! 

The rockstar

There are lots of assumptions people make about rockstars. Shallow. Player. Addict. The truth? I’m none of those. 

The even bigger truth…the only opinion I care about is her’s and she hates me. Her as in Gwen Matthews, my twin brother’s best friend, the unrequited love of my life. She thinks I’m a liar and a jerk which is why I pretend to be my brother when she needs help one night. 

Except Gwen is a genius. Literally. So it doesn’t take her long to figure out it’s me and not my brother, but maybe, just maybe, she’s willing to give me a second chance. Because maybe when she looks at me, she only sees a rockstar with her best friend’s face, but when I look at her, I see my other half. She centers me in a way that no rhythm or line of lyric ever could. 

The scientist

I have three priorities in life at the moment: finish my research, defend my dissertation, and get my Ph.D., so that I can actually figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life. Tom Mendoza won’t help me achieve any of those things. Yet I can’t help the sudden feeling that I’ve been completely wrong about him all this time. 

The day we first met when we were both teenagers, I saw a glimpse of a sweet, funny boy that felt very much like a kindred spirit; awkward and full of energy and dreams. But that guy seemed to disappear and in his place was this stereotypical stupidly hot rock star that did not make sense in my world. 

Being a scientist means being willing to admit when you’re wrong and reevaluating everything. I might not understand much about human behavior, but I can clearly see the tender underbelly that Tom protects. The subtle rituals he uses to stave off his anxiety. Yes, he’s ridiculously hot, but his soul just might be more beautiful than his face and I’m not sure what to do with that. 

Especially when I find out that he’s in love with me. 

‘Smart Mouth’ is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #4 in the Work For It series, Educated Romance World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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About Emma Lee Jayne

I write the kinds of books I want to read. Fast-paced books with lots of world-building, snarky heroines, and swoony heroes. I love story, pop culture, gossip, and baked goods. I’m a modern-day hippy and certified LEGO nerd.

I live in the Austin, Texas hill country, with my geeky husband and two extremely geeky kids. We have dogs, chickens, cats, and more LEGOs than should be allowed by law. Oh, and I stress bake. So if my characters talk about food a lot, that’s why.

Emma also writes as Rita award winning author Emily McKay.

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This is the best kind of book to read! Fast-paced, swoons aplenty, and humor, my kind of story!

This is the first book I have read from this author, but it certainly won’t be my last. 

This is the story of Tom and Gwen. Two people that are complete opposites but fit each other in a puzzle-perfect way.

Gwen is book smart, she is brilliant, and she is so adorkable. She also acknowledges the fact that when it comes to matters of the heart, she is clueless. She is always looking for a way to describe human nature in scientific terms and it doesn’t get her far.

Tom is the twin of Gwen’s best friend. He is the pop star, he is famous, but underneath that shiny facade beats the heart of a fella that has some debilitating issues and a love so big for Gwen, he doesn’t know how to explain it.

This book had me laughing out loud, the dialogue was witty and so relatable, even when Gwen was spouting off science facts about microbiology.

This is the first book I have read in this series, but now I am thinking I am going to dive back into the Smartypants world and find the previous books!

Well done!

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An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher is LIVE!! 

“An Honest Lie is riveting suspense, but it’s also a scream of defiance, a howl of rage.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

“I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”

Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.

If she’s allowed to.

When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.

And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.

What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.

This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

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My Review...

Wowza! Ms. Fisher goes right for the proverbial jugular with this new story!

From the deserts of Nevada to the rainy land of Washington this story is going to take you places, some unspeakable.

This story centers around Summer/Rainy. A young girl that survives a horrific experience in essentially a cult and how she was able to become stronger, fiercer and a woman to admire.

I really did admire Rainy, she was how she was and made no apologies for it. Her internal dialogue was spot on and I could empathize with her in her adulthood. I admired how she didn’t kowtow to the group of women that was her new circle of friends. (I use that term very loosely, you will read what I mean.)

This story was fascinating right from the beginning and it was hard to put down. Each chapter was riveting and it kept me guessing until the end. 

I loved how you truly see what a smart, remarkable woman Rainy becomes throughout this story. It made me cry, it made me gasp and it made me feel angry for all the things that Rainey goes through. It drew some deep emotions from me.

Every story that I read from this talented writer leaves me begging for more! Get your hands on this!

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Title: Love You Right
Series: Love You, Maine #1
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2022


A missed opportunity five years ago makes for an unexpected encounter now between two people meant for each other – but who square off in a very public battle of wills in the small town of Love You, Maine, where every day is Valentine’s Day. Can love conquer all in a town steeped in it?
Kell Luview refuses to be a sucker at love again. Five years ago, he left D.C. with his tail between his legs and his heart broken. Fiercely protective of his small town in rural Maine, he’s determined to save the family tree business and avoid his feelings at all costs, no matter how much he longs to solve the mystery of what happened in D.C.
L.A. native Rachel Hart hates being underestimated almost as much as she hates this small town. She has two goals on this trip: get out of the cheesy tourist trap of Love You, Maine with a completed business deal, and avoid running into Kell, her old friend from D.C. who never became an old flame because of a huge misunderstanding.
One that still aches.
When her rental car breaks down on a logging road and Kell comes to her rescue, it’s clear he’s a changed man – and not for the good. Grumpy and reserved, he pushes all her buttons, still stubbornly convinced she betrayed him all those years ago. He’s never forgiven her, and she’s never forgiven herself for carrying a torch for him.
An embarrassing incident gets the town gossip mill going when residents wrongly assume Kell and Rachel are the newest couple to find love in the most romantic place on Earth. But the townsfolk aren’t wrong for long…
As Rachel breaks through his defenses and charms the town, he faces his biggest fear: all those pesky feelings he’s been avoiding.
Because they’re all about Rachel now.
And maybe they always were.
Can Kell and Rachel fight their growing attraction in the one place in the world where you can’t avoid love?
If you’re looking for a fun read about enemies to lovers, forced proximity, heroines who get their comeuppance and sworn bachelors felled by unexpected true love, featuring a hot bearded lumberjack impervious to poison ivy, and a city-slicker, jaded career woman with a penchant for great coffee, set in a small town in New England – then this is your book.
Grab a cup of (properly good) coffee, a can of hot cocoa mix, a jar of Fluff and maybe some calamine lotion (just in case), and get your happymeter ready as you read the very first book in New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Julia Kent’s Love You, Maine series – where love isn’t just a feeling – it’s a way of life.
✓Enemies to Lovers
✓Small town romance
✓Lumberjack and city slicker outsider
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“Kell,” she whispered against his mouth. “Thank you.”
“For what?”
“For this.” She motioned at the romantic dinner he’d created for the two of them, the wide table in this conference room an ample spread for a…
Ample spread.
“We haven’t even had dinner. Thank me after.”
She batted her eyelashes. “Is that an offer?”
“Rachel,” he said, moving his hand from her waist to cup her ass. “That’s more than an offer.”
He started to kiss her again, but she put her fingers on his lips. “If we don’t eat dinner first, we’ll never eat. And I have a meeting here in this very room, to try to pitch the deal again, in three days. Boundaries, Kell – boundaries. I refuse to have sex on this conference table.”
“The thought never, ever occurred to me,” he lied.
With a deep laugh he adored, she reached for the bottle of wine. “How about you uncork this and we start with a lovely glass.”
“Fine. The table is off the table.”









Releasing July 19


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 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.
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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What a welcome to Luview, Maine! A fictional town that is so well described, I could “see” the main street, the town square, and the mythical hot springs. 

I was so excited to see this new series from Julia Kent and she does not disappoint!

This is the introduction of the town and its community, humans, and animals in the fantastically funny style that I so love.

This is the story of Kellan and Rachel. They have a history and because of misunderstandings and youthful pride, they drifted apart. Kellan back home to Luview and Rachel back to L.A.

Time passes and fate (or is it chocolate) brings them back together in one of the funniest scenes ever. Rachel is definitely out of her element and Kel is fighting feelings hard.

I really admired Rachel, her tenacity, her spunk, and reading how she fell in love with the town and its community. I admired how she stood her ground and fought for what is right, even at her own expense.

Kellan, you adorable, too proud for your own good, lumberjack. Pride and self-forgiveness are what is holding him back. I have to say I was so happy that he went back home to be with his family and his town.

I loved the slow burn of this story, it was swoony and perfect for Rachel and Kellan. 

The humor and the introduction to all the new characters was spot on and I cannot wait to see what comes next to the town of Luview and the people that live there! I so wish this was a real place that I could visit!

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Title: Renegade Roomie
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #2
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 25, 2022


Fake date. Real trouble. Fall for a new trope-tactic, fake dating rom-com series from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!


Playboy bachelor Dash (aka Phineas Henry Dashford IV) needs to settle down, and fast – at least that’s what his eccentric grandmother thinks. And since she’s the one controlling his trust fund, he needs the perfect fake date to impress her. Someone sweet, demure, charming… and definitely NOT like the spitfire who almost pulled him in front of a subway train and then dressed him down in front of a million viral video viewers.
Wannabe lipstick mogul, Callie Delgado, needs to find an investor for her makeup line – before her meagre savings run out. Playing girlfriend to a rich trust fund guy? It’s absolutely NOT in her plans, no matter how handsome he is… Until Dash offers to invest in her company in exchange for getting grandma Zelda off his case.
One weekend of (fake) romantic bliss? The challenge is simple. The chemistry between them isn’t.
Soon, Callie and Dash are caught up in the act of a lifetime – and the sparks are anything but make-believe. Can these opposites find a way to attract? Or will a week in Palm Beach, a scheming ex, and a frisky alligator be the formula for trouble?
Find out in another laugh-out-loud Billionaire Bachelor story from “the reigning Queen of romantic comedy” Lila Monroe!
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Stuff
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man
7 Maverick Mogul
8 Renegade Roomie
9 Baller Boss (2022)
10 One-Week Wingman








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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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Billionaire Bachelors Club

Oh how these fellas are falling! I am so enjoying this series! 

Dash the consummate playboy. He is charming, he is swoony and he is loving his life how it is. 

Callie is a feisty, big dreams, hardworking gal. She has big plans for her career and is trying to figure out how to make her dreams come true.

Enter Zelda, the grandmother of Dash, who holds the purse strings to all that Dash has. 

A fake relationship, a whirlwind weekend and boy do the sparks fly between Dash and Callie. I admired Callie for her take no prisoners attitude, even when facing situations that are so out of her world view she shines. And boy is Dash smitten!

This story is fabulously paced and I couldn’t put it down until the end! I loved reading about all the “Mavericks”, each making their appearances known, but not taking away from the main story.

I absolutely cannot wait for the next story in this series! Who is the next to fall? 

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Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend, an all-new enemies to lovers romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is now live!

Winnifred Gobaldi and Byron Visser are not best friends.

Yes, they’ve known each other for years, but they’re not even friendly. Winnie considers them more like casual, distant acquaintances who find each other barely tolerable, especially when he’s being condescending (which is all the time).

The truth is, they have nothing in common. She’s a public school science teacher with stars in her eyes, and he’s a pretentious, joyless double PhD turned world-famous bestselling fiction author. She loves sharing her passion for promulgating women in STEM careers and building community via social media, and he eschews all socialization, virtual or otherwise. She’s looking for a side hustle to help pay down a mountain of student debt, and his financial portfolio is the stuff of fiduciary wet dreams. So why are they faking a #bestfriend relationship for millions of online spectators?

When a simple case of tit-for-tat trends between nonfriends leads to a wholly unexpected kind of pretend, nothing is simple. Sometimes, it takes a public audience to reveal the truth of private feelings, and rarely—very rarely—you should believe what you see online.

Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend is a full-length, complete standalone, adult contemporary romantic comedy.

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused mentorship incubator / publishing imprint, Smartypants Romance. She lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, three kids, and dog named Hazel.

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I have yet to read a Penny Reid story that I haven’t fallen hard for. This newest story is no exception.

The main characters are fresh, funny, and had me riveted to the page. 

This is the story of Bryon and Winnie. 

Winnie is a giver, she is always going above and beyond to make sure everyone in her orbit are happy, sometimes to the detriment of her own happiness. She is adorkable and sweet, she fights hard to further the future of women and STEM.

Byron is an enigma. He is terse, blunt, and obscenely honest, which can make him seem arrogant and cruel. But there is a method to his madness and it was absolutely lovely to see how Winnie became the “Bryon Whisperer”.

I absolutely adored the slow burn of their relationship, the inner dialogue of both Winnie and Byron was fantastic. 

Even as a vintage gal, I was able to relate to these two and am guilty of looking up some of those challenges on TikTok. 

This standalone story is absolutely brilliant, I could feel these characters and respect the heck out of Ms. Reid for the research and study she did to make Winnie and Bryon as authentic as possible! 

This is going on my “Best Reads of 2022” list! 

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Release Date: April 12


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa pens a fun and sexy romantic comedy where playing pretend turns to playing for keeps…

We have to pretend that what we have is something like love…

I’m down on my luck.

Scratch that. This is the worst week of my life.

Enter the last person I want to deal with: Burke St. James.

He’s wealthy.

He’s a womanizer.

And a big liar.

And it turns out we need each other.

Burke needs a fiancée to seal the deal of a lifetime. I need help or my business is going belly-up. So, Burke very non-romantically asks me to marry him. Well, he asks me to be fake engaged to him, anyway.

I’ll attend a few dinners, pretend I’m in love, and meet the family.

In exchange, he’ll invest in my company and help me launch it off the ground.

All is easy, except his kisses feel more real than they should.

And the sex…damn, we’re not supposed to have sex.

It’s all for show…right?

Did I mention he’s a really good liar?

Pretending not to fall in love is more complicated than I thought.


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Meet Claudia Burgoa



Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.  


She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.


She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.


When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At nights, she likes to binge watches shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.

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My Review...

Oh the St. James family is at it again!

This is Burke and Chloe’s story…

Burke is a fixer, but he keeps his real self hidden behind the playboy facade. He is in a pinch and needs help. He is quite swoony and I loved his relationship with his siblings and family.  

Chloe, oh my! First off, love, love, love the name! (hee hee hee) I felt for her when she literally lost everything. I loved the fact that she was a terrible liar and she knew when to say when. She knew she had to protect her heart and she had to make amends to her family.

This slow burn, fast-paced story had me riveted. I was sad to see it end but I am hoping that clues that I feel were throughout the story means future stories for some of the secondary characters! I am not going to name, names but I think you will pick up on them too!

Way to go Ms. Burgoa! I can’t wait to see what comes next!


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DOING IT RIGHT by Harloe Rae

Release date: April 7

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Small Town/Single Mom/Sports/Second Chance





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“This doesn’t have to be the end for us.”

Except it was.


What did we know about happily ever after at the age of eighteen?


Mason Braxter was a football legend—destined for glory far bigger than the confines of our small town.

Meanwhile, I had dreams of my own—a simpler life that included staying put and growing roots.


And all those plans of mine were going splendidly.


Until one drunken mishap a month before college graduation left me staring at two pink lines.

Then I was sharing custody with the most unlikely baby daddy.

We’ve figured out a system. Kind of.

I’m rocking this single mom gig. Mostly.


If only I could get a boost in the romance department.


As if summoned by my dry spell, Mason Braxter makes a sudden reappearance in Meadow Creek.

Six years have gone by, yet I can still remember every stupidly sculpted muscle on his body.

How easy it would be to fall back into old habits.

But I’m not that foolish girl anymore.


That doesn’t deter my all-star ex from trying to prove we can do it right this time.

For all his efforts, I might let him scratch my itch once. Maybe twice.

Definitely not thrice.




About the Author:

Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 5 best-selling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.


She’s a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. There’s nothing quite like an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and kiddos. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.


Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, the #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, the Silo Springs series, Left for Wild, Leave Him Loved, Something Like Hate, There’s Always Someday, Screwed Up, and Doing It Right. These titles are available on Amazon.





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My Review...

Wowza…Ms. Rae sure does know how to write a swoony hero!

This is the story of Mason and Presley. I fell hard for both of these characters and Archie was just the cherry on top.

Mason was disillusioned by the life he was leading, he grudgingly chose his career over his girl. Now he is back to make amends, do some soul searching and fight for his real dream.

Presley is a strong, strong woman. She is independent, fierce and is rocking the single mom life. The only thing missing is a piece of her heart. I was enamored with her relationship with her baby daddy, it was a true co-parenting experience and I absolutely loved him.

I loved how Mason was fighting from the start, there was no wishy-washy back and forth for him to declare his intentions. He was straightforward and the way that he wooed his way back into Presley’s good graces was smexy as hell and so, so swoony!

You are going to fall in love hard with these two, I also like seeing past characters make appearances. They just added that bit of “reunion” feel that I like to have in the books I read.

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