Tuesday, August 25, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ ~ Bayou Baby (Butterfly Bayou #2) by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake


A heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.
Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She's dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart and with the help of the crazy, loving, meddling locals find a way to keep them both.
 
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I'm totally in love with this small-town series and could not wait to revisit Papillion, Louisiana. Found within the pages of Lexi Blake's Bayou Baby is a heartwarming, moving story with all the feels. Sizzling passion, angst, scandal, relationship drama, an adorable little boy, a German Shepard that occasionally stole the spotlight, and a cast of memorable characters - captivated me from beginning to end. There's so much goodness to savor when a sassy, down on her luck single mom, Seraphina Guidry, falls for the ex-military hottie, Harrison Jeffreys. Sparks fly when this couple comes together in this eloquently written romance.
Facing many challenges while raising a toddler on her own, Sera's life is riddled with complications, including the inability to hold a steady job. Her luck begins to change when she finds herself the beneficiary of her late aunt's historic mansion and a small inheritance only to be used towards the repairs. To save Sera time and money, the sexy out-of-towner Harrison, a relative of Butterfly Bayou's wealthiest family, offered to lend her a hand. With an awkward beginning and a bumpy road towards love, this couple's experiences truly touched my heart.

What I adored most about Sera was her spirit. Regardless of her difficult circumstances, and bearing the brunt of Harry's wicked aunt's ire, this heroine managed to persevere. Throughout this read, she carried a tremendous amount of responsibility, secrets, and guilt. I admired Sera's courage in taking a faithful leap, opening her heart and life to Harry. There's were times his actions created more complications for poor Sera, but in the end, he was an enormous source strength and her perfect soulmate.

I immediately fell for big-hearted ex-army soldier turned handyman, Harrison. He's a drifter, a traveling man of sorts, who's temporarily in town to help with and attend his cousin's wedding. Meeting Sera was an unexpected game-changer - turning his world upside down while giving him the hope to settle and become a part of her family. However, there were so many obstacles for this couple to overcome. Secrets from the past, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings between Sera and his family, added loads of drama into this storyline, which had me on edge. There were times Harry's stubbornness frustrated me, but all in all, I adored this gentle hero for the way he loved Sera and the relationship he developed with her son Luc.

Another fantastic sexy yet emotional romance from Blake that I highly enjoyed and looking forward to the next installment Bayou Dreaming.

ARC received courtesy of publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

 


 



Thursday, July 30, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ ~ #Giveaway ~ Review: Book of Love by Nina Lindsey




Title: Book of Love
Series: Bliss Cove #5
Author: Nina Lindsey
Genre: Spicy Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2020



Blurb

High school literature teacher Grace Berry is an expert on Shakespearean love, but she knows almost nothing about real-life romance. She has no time to learn either, as she's busy battling overbearing parents, a bullying principal, and a stubborn father.

Then she suddenly finds out that award-winning author Lincoln Atwood is coming to take over her classes. No way will she surrender her authority to a hotshot male writer who doesn't know the first thing about poetry. Even if he is sinfully sexy.

After making a deal with his estranged brother, Lincoln is forced to stay in Bliss Cove for over a month. He'd much rather be racing sled dogs or mountain biking, so why not take a teaching gig to kill the time?

But Lincoln's belief that teaching will be "easy" is quickly proven wrong after he confronts the intriguing Grace with her embroidered sweaters and spine of steel. And when he learns about the sizable gap in Grace's education, the plot thickens considerably.

Too bad this beautiful teacher is off-limits...or is she?







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I'm no longer wondering who wrote the Book of Love. It's Nina Lindsey, one of my all-time favorite authors, and her latest release was not only the best in the Bliss Cove series thus far, but my top summer-time read.

I adored visiting the small seaside town of Bliss Cove as this author's magical and world-building writing style completely swept me away. I'm fascinated by the lives of her characters and consumed with unearthing their experiences and secrets. Here, we meet the world-renown writer Lincoln Attwood and the feisty yet innocent Lit teacher, Grace Berry. A chance encounter at a diner while sharing the last piece of rhubarb pie led this couple to so much more, and their unforgettable and passionate journey towards love is an absolute must read.

Looks were deceiving when it came to Grace. At first, she seemed to be the typical timid and soft-spoken school teacher who was overwhelmed by the many circumstances which plagued her life: her dad, an ornery principal and a combative student were indeed some of her difficulties.

However, beneath the surface, Grace was a tigress ready to pounce and take on any challenge that came her way. She absolutely ROCKED as far as heroines go. I loved her tenacity and spunk when recognizing and achieving precisely what she wanted. Lincoln's presence was undoubtedly disruptive, forcing her to revise the entire course curriculum and co-teach with the sexy author. But despite her lack of experience, the chemistry between them ignited a flame within Grace, and she was determined to fulfill her desires. What began as an uncomfortable situation turned into a beautiful, loving and heartwarming relationship.

The worldly and famous Lincoln Attwood was the perfect match for Grace. An overachiever with a driven personality, Lincoln gave his all when it came to working with the red-headed prim yet sexy school teacher. It was adorable seeing them combat each other both inside and out of the classroom.

For the most part, Lincoln was extremely guarded and not one for long term relationships. Coming from a dysfunctional family and estranged from his younger brother Sam for years, tainted him. But since Grace unexpectedly entered into his life, Lincoln found himself falling in love. I relished seeing his character evolve from the aloof and stubborn man to the warm, loving, protective and possessive hero who quickly captured my heart.

Beautifully written and with all the feels, I've enjoyed every moment of Lincoln and Grace's journey. Nina Linsey has the gift of creating fascinating characters and a story-line that touches the very heart of me. Book of Love was no exception as this couple's instant connection and intense chemistry captivated me from beginning to end. Great fun spending time with the couples from previous installments as well as the cast of new and lovable characters. Five brilliant stars for another magnificent tale. The perfect read for fans of contemporary romances that I highly recommend.


Excerpt

“I told you I’m not good at relationships," he retorted. "Whereas you—”

“I what?”

“You’re goddamned made for…for being with someone. For…”

For being with me. The words almost flew out of his mouth before he could even process them. What the hell was he thinking?

Grace blew out her breath in an exasperated sigh. “I’m busy, all right? I don’t have time for a relationship.”

“Bullshit.”

“Lincoln! My classes and drama club take up a lot of time, I’m prepping for summer school, and I have to help my father.”

“Your father doesn’t need your help.”

Her eyes hardened. “You don’t know him. Or me, for that matter. You certainly have no business questioning my love life.”

“Given the way you kissed me the other night, yes I do,” he snapped.

She pressed her lips together, her flush deepening. “You made it quite clear you’re not interested.”

“That’s not what I was doing!” He turned abruptly, spreading his arms out. “The problem is that I’m too fucking interested. You’re damned right I’m fixated on you, and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve wanted you from the second I saw you sitting at the diner, I can’t stop staring at you in class, and all I want to do is kiss you again. Hell, half the time I can’t even think about anything except how much I want to touch you. If I had any intention of staying here, I—”

“Lincoln, will you have sex with me?”






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Author Bio


Nina Lindsey writes romances filled with heart, heat, and happy endings. She is delighted to introduce readers to Bliss Cove, California, a coastal town with an abundance of warm cookies, ocean breezes, and the ever-present possibility of love.

Nina loves all things spicy and sweet, with chili chocolates being at the top of the list. She is also a fan of glossy magazines, pop culture, Gilmore Girls, energy bites, Orangetheory, and the sound of silence.

She lives in Wisconsin with her meteorologist husband (yes, she asks him daily, "What's the weather forecast?"), their two children, a hyperactive dog, and a snail named Pipsqueak.


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