Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cover Reveal : Unzipped by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3


Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…

Available in audio first, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! UNZIPPED will be releasing through Audible on October 30, 2018, with the eBook and paperback releasing on December 14, 2018!

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Cover Design by Helen Williams.

About UNZIPPED (Coming 10/30/2018):

Picture this - I'm ready to win back the love of my life, and I'm going big this time. We're talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There's only one little problem.

My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn't live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new "romance coach" and discover she's funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that.

Now I don't want to win anyone else's heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along.

Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.



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UNZIPPED will be available in all formats on December 14, 2018! Order your copy today!


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About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she'll release ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME, a fun & sexy rock star romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!  

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Blog Tour : The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson.
The accidental governess.
After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.
The infamous rake.
Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

 As many women as he’d charmed and seduced in his life, he could honestly say he had never, ever encountered a woman like this one. She rolled a sugar lump back and forth with the tips of two fingers. He wanted to suck those slender fingers into his mouth and run his tongue over them, between them, lapping up the sweetness until she gasped with forbidden pleasure. The fantasy was so vivid, he could taste it.
Good God.
Perhaps the brandy had muddled his senses.
Or perhaps he couldn’t help wondering how it would feel for a rational, clear-eyed woman to see
Him—truly see him—and still find him worth the risk.His heart clawed up his throat and battered his eardrums, and all because a tidy little governess was taking longer than usual to reject him. Absurd. Stupid, really.
“I don’t want you to kiss me,” she said, “now that I’ve thought it through.”
See? There it was. She was clever enough to see the black, rotted mess where his soul ought to be, and she wanted no part of it.
She lifted her tiny, delicate hand to his cheek.
Her gaze drifted over his face like an apple blossom, finally coming to rest on his mouth.
“I think . . .” She wet her lips. “I think I’d rather kiss you.”

The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2)The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I was so thrilled to dive back into this crazy group of characters. I adored The Duchess Deal and thought Alex was curious and a little different. I was hoping that her Bookshop Rake would show up and knock her off her feet. This story took a turn that I wasn't expecting instead.
Months have passed and unfortunately it seems Chase hasn't remembered Alexandra at all.
I was very sad that he was such a rake. It depressed me actually. I did find the story gripping with the addition of the wards that Chase was Guardian to. He had his hands full that's for sure. These two little sassy girls had me laughing so hard. All those "deaths" of Millicent. Wow such an imagination.
So for the romance I would only rate 3 stars because I'm really not into repeated rake references. I also can't deal with that much push pull. But after setting aside my broken hearted feelings I was glad these two got their HEA.
I hope the next friend who gets her book will have a hero who is more respectful of women and saves something for her.
3.5 ✨ 

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About the Book

The Governess Gameby Tessa Dare
SeriesThe Girl Meets Duke Series
Historical Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateAugust 28, 2018
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To celebrate the release of THE GOVERNESS GAME by Tessa Dare, we’re giving away one hardcover set of The Duchess Deal and The Governess Game!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a hardcover set of The Duchess Deal and The Governess Game by Tessa Dare.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 9/28/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Tessa Dare

TESSA DARE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty historical romances. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.
A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Blog Tour : Infinite (Carolina Beach#3) by Cecy Robson @CecyRobson


by Cecy Robson A Carolina Beach Novel, #3
  Publication Date: August 15, 2018
  Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone



Hale Wilder, aka the Anaconda of Wall Street, spent his childhood fighting to be the best to win his father’s love. He was the best student and the best athlete, who grew into a successful businessman and took the finance world by storm. Want to retire before you’re forty-five? He’s got you. Need your millions to be billions? He’s your man.
Young, rich, and powerful, Hale was unstoppable, until a company scandal destroys his reputation and threatens to bring down everything he’s bled for.
Becca Shields is the kickass public relations goddess spinning scandals to gold and launching has-beens into superstardom. She never expected to see Hale again—not following the humiliating night when her family caught them on the beach, barely clothed.
When Becca discovers Hale is in trouble, she can’t turn her back on the boy who was once her world and the man she never forgot.
Hale never thought he’d have another shot at greatness or with Becca. Now that he has both, he won’t let either go without a fight.
*NOTE* Although a part of a series, 
INFINITE can be read as a complete STANDALONE and features a new couple!

I've loved this series from the start. Cecy just takes me and wraps me in friendship and the family we choose not the blood we're born into.
From Inseverable (Callahan and Trinity) to Eternal (Luci and Landon) I quickly formed attachments to each character in this series. Becca and Hale were characters that I wanted to shake and push together from the start. You know their past has some kind of defining point that pushed them into life choices worlds away from each other. The why and the how is finally brought to focus in Infinite.
Love for me is something you've gotta nurture and feed. These two pushed a childhood /young adult love to the back burner after one night that changed everyone's lives. They both tried moving on and it just did not work. 
Becca loved a false picture of settling down and Hale became this force of nature on Wallstreet. 
Then when betrayal comes knocking Becca answers with fists raised ready to battle for Hale. 
I will say there's drama coming from every direction, secrets brought to light and I simply had moments where I didn't know if this couple would make it through. But I had faith because this author just pushes you high, breaks you hard and heals you with the sweetest landing.

 Passion was strong, love was enough and I just feel like these two deserved to finally find peace in each other. 

 I loved the addition of their doggie babies. 
Oh where will you go next Cecy? Is it over or more to come for this group of friends? 
I mean even silly and funny Sean needs his HEA and I really need more of a story for sexy strong Mason. I loved his heroine here but give me their full story please or even a novella !

4 soul healing stars ✨ 



INSEVERABLE (A Carolina Beach Novel, #1)

Oh my GOODNESS this book just blew me away. If I laugh, cry, swoon or get every sort of tingle while reading.. Its a magical feeling. This author is totally amazing 
(#SafeRead approved) and the newest book is by far my favorite of hers ever. 
 This hero Callahan is so perfect even in all of his brokenness. His past will break your heart and you'll want to knock down those walls but guess what?
Trinity is the perfect balance to his darkness. 

She's his light in every way from the first joke she cracks to the day she finally opens his heart. This guy never stood a chance against the sunshine that she exudes. I laughed so hard that I thought I'd drop my kindle a time or five.
 I didn't know one minute to the next what would come out of her mouth. Dialogue is the best thing in romance. It set's the tone and it makes you believe in what the characters actions show. 
If their words don't make you feel then their actions will leave you cold. This author blew everything out of the water with the hilarious banter between not only Trinity and Callahan but with every character. Just when you think it can't get any better she opens up the most emotional scenes I've ever read.
 Oh and the PASSION.
 Callahan will take you through hell and Trinity will show you how love can lead them to Heaven. But Callahan in the end was the absolute final touch..a PERFECT hero in so many ways. 

The whole crew were amazing. Every single character shined.
 I can't say loud enough to READ READ READ. Please just dive in. Seriously it's that amazing . Oh and ‪#‎BestEpilogueEver‬

#SafeRead #PerfectHero 
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ETERNAL (A Carolina Beach Novel, #2)

Life's been crazy this week. I had to push this book back because I knew when I start a Cecy Robson book I don't put it down. She sucks me in from the first page till the last. Oh my goodness Landon is everything you'd ever want in a hero. He's just broken enough with past betrayal that he's holding back mentally but physically and emotionally he grabbed hold of Luci from that first night. While he fought with his mind, his heart knew better. I connected with Luci a lot. My childhood was hard. I really felt so much for her situation. Landon didn't want to accept that what he felt for her in one weekend was more than he felt in years with his ex. It took time but his heart was truly melting and his mind caught up with his heart just in time.

I'd have never been able to finish this if he'd have pushed her away but while his mind was being unfair and stupid, his body, soul and heart never let Luci far from reach. He truly let out all of what he felt right when it counted the most.

What I loved was how these two really took a passionate start and began a beautiful friendship that blossoms into a soul deep love.

Cecy has a way with passion and sexual tension that ramps up your reading experience to a whole different level.

I loved every sexy second. I adored every laugh out moment. There's something I love about.. Laughing out loud when I am quietly reading a book and something funny just jumps right out and tickles me.
So many emotional moments made this a beautiful read. If I had to pick one downside it's that Cecy added some not so subtle political stabs that could have been left out. I get enough of that on the news and I read for pleasure, escape and the romance. But like the truly talented author that she is, even the bad adds to the beauty of the whole story. I'll never forget how I felt when Landon really accepted how he truly felt. I'll also never forget how much I cried when people stepped up to support Luci in her time of need. I really only wish I could gave seen a little rather into the future with some added little people. But I'm sure more is to come in Becca and Hale's story. I just really and scared that while they have been in love for years that they'll have been with other people and that's somehow something my heart can't take. Make it equal Cecy or make it none.. Or just don't bring it up.. I just want them to prove they really were faithful to their love.

Thank you for another wonderful story. Can't wait for more.

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Cecy Robson is an author of contemporary and new adult romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double-nominated RITA® Finalist, Winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and published author of more than twenty titles, you can typically find Cecy on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.


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