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Book Review: A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by Lauren Blakely

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Synopsis:

A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don’t go home with the customers.

That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me.

Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good.

But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window.

What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?

Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.

My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.


Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…

My Review:

Lord have mercy this book is H O T AF!!!! I read the book & listened to the audiobook and sigh 🥰.
This was my first MM Romance and it was so much more than I expected. I loved the banter, the dialogue and all the characters. I loved this story so so much. The whole story was incredible. Fitz and Dean are just amazing together. This book is full of sexy, flirty banter and will have you in stitches at the conversation. And did I mention that it is hot as hell???
Love it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book Review: THAT SWOONY FEELING by Meghan Quinn

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USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings more humor and heart with the fourth novel of her Getting Lucky series: a story about breaking curses and finally finding that swoony feeling.

I’m single . . . so single it’s painful.

Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with.

That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit.

I couldn’t sign up fast enough.

I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . . .

Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches.

My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited.

As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late.

All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.

This was the sweetest love story I ever did read this year!!!!!!!!!!

It really had me swooning.

Gosh, Brig is a moron, but an adorable one, so he is forgiven.

And who knew that the shy girl behind the counter serving coffee, had such a sassy mouth!

These two are adorable. Funny, easy to read and if you’re a softy like me, you’ll be in tears (HAPPY TEARS).

It’s a truly romantic story!!!!!!!!!!

Book Review: RICHER THAN GOD by Amelia Wilde

Zeus is the cruelest man in the city. And he’s the only one who can save me.

If I don’t sell my body at one of his infamous parties, I’ll be forced into a nightmarish arranged marriage.

But he won’t accept any offers. Not until he’s had me for himself.

I thought I chose the right man to help me escape.

I was wrong.

RICHER THAN GOD is the first in an intense new contemporary trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde.

Review:

Zeus is a monster! But Brigit gets his attention. Deep down I think he really is in love with her, but he doesn’t know how to love, so he doesn’t accept it. Brigit seeks safety and thinks that she’ll find sanctuary in Olympus. She falls for Zeus but questions herself and the choices she’s made.

This book is dark, erotic and ends on a cliffhanger. The characters are messed up, but that’s the appeal of a dark romance isn’t it.

Can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I can’t leave this story like this.

Book Review: IT’S OUR SECRET by Willow Winters

From romance author Willow Winters comes a USA Today best-selling emotionally gripping, standalone, romantic suspense.

Allison: It was only a little lie.
That’s how stories like these get started.

But with every lie I told, he saw through it.
I think in his heart he knew I was broken; he felt my pain as if it was his.

And that’s what changed everything.
He’s the reason it all fell apart.

Sometimes it’s a single moment that alters everything in existence.
Sometimes it’s the fall of dominoes, lined up in a pretty little row and designed so that each one will cause more and more pain.
In a single day, it all changed, and there’s no way to take it back.
I didn’t know what would happen. But secrets and lies ruin everything and I should have known better.
And for the first time in… I don’t know how long, I wish I could take it back. I’d take every bit of it back if I could just be with him again.

“I was captivated from the very beginning, and I couldn’t let go until the very end. Winters wove an outstanding tale, which has an even better message within its pages.” – Kendra, Reads and Treats

Review:

This book had me heartbroken. It’s emotionally gripping. It’s a novel of love, heartache, friendship and justice.

Dean and Allison are both broken individuals. They help each other, lean on one another and fall in love. Life was not fair to these two growing up, but they are trying to make it right as adults. Their individual stories got to me, you’re wanting to know the truth from the beginning.

I couldn’t put this story down. Gave up sleep to finish it. I absolutely loved it and I’ll put this on my recommendation list.

Book Review: CRY BABY by Mark Billingham

It’s 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow.

So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot.

The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne’s sights.

This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.

The gripping prequel to Mark Billingham’s acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead, Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction’s most iconic detectives.

My Review:

Trigger Warnings: missing children and abuse.

I couldn’t put this book down. It kept me guessing from the beginning. Mark Billingham knows how to keep the reader turning the page.

It’s a story of a boy who goes missing while playing with his best friend under the watchful eye of his best-friend’s mom. The story takes you into the mind of the investigating officer Tom Thorne, who is picked on for a mistake made 15 years before this case. Tom trusts his gut this time and does what needs to be done to find the boy.

The plot twist close to the end is what got to me and how it came about.

A really good read and a book I’d recommend.

Book Review: THE WHAT IF GUY by Lauren Blakely

Book 2 of the Guys Who Got Away series

Blurb:

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!

Review:

Banter at it’s best. I loved it! They met in one of the weirdest meet cutes ever, but it was worth it.

Don’t give up on love, it can happen at any time.

Logan & Bryn are after the same lunchbox. They’re completely taken in with one another, but neither has the courage to make a move other than “fight” over this lunchbox.

I enjoyed this story just as much as the first book, where you meet Logan for the first time. These two are the sweetest. After searching via the same social media mediums, they find each other only to discover some time later that Logan is Bryn’s new boss. They try so hard to hide their interest in one another, but it’s inevitable that they get together.

Respect, love, laughter, honesty and great sex are the six key things in a relationship according to these two and I couldn’t agree more.

Book Review: NO RESERVATIONS by Stephanie Rose

Now Available!!! I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review

✮ BLURB ✮

Is it too late to correct the biggest mistake of my life?

While drowning in a mess of sorrow and grief, I lost the only woman I ever loved. I didn’t realize what I’d done until it was too late.

Thea still owned my thoughts, my dreams, and my heart. I never expected to see her again, much less have to work with her for almost the entire summer.

I should’ve fought for her years ago, and after how much I hurt her, I probably don’t have the right to now.

But I can’t stop until she’s mine again.

No Reservations is a continuation of characters from No Vacancy but is a total STANDALONE. If you like second chance love stories that make you cry, overheat, and swoon with a broken but lovable wise-cracking hero, this is the book for you!

My Review:

WOW! It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a second chance romance the way I did with this one.

Regret, suffering, sorrow, love! These are the words I would sum up for the story of Dominic and Thea. They belong together, they are good for each other. Life happens and they drift apart.

But life or fate rather has a better plan install for these two.

It was a good read, tugged at my heart strings the more we got into the book. I didn’t want the story to end.

It was great to see how far the two previous characters from No Vacancy came as well and have them apart of the book. It also helps that I read the first book, it made me appreciate Caterina and Joe’s charaters more.

If you love romance books that tug at your heart strings, then get this book. It was a great read.

Cover Reveal: A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by Lauren Blakely


A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by Lauren Blakely
Releasing in Audio August 17th and eBook August 21st
Cover Designer: Helen Williams
Cover Model: Chad Hurst
Photographer: Michelle Lancaster – @lanefotograf

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely, comes an all-new sexy and IRRESISTIBLE M/M stand-alone romance, releasing in audio August 17th and eBook August 21st!

Get ready to fall in love with a sexy, witty British bartender and the cocky, charming American hockey star who walks into his bar!

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Add to Goodreads:

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Blurb:

A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don’t go home with the customers.

That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me.

Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good.

But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window.

What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?

Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.

My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.

Warning: contains hot hotel sex, loads of dirty talk, PDA all over London, and two sexy, witty, charming alpha heroes…

Audio News!

Releasing in audio August 17th, Lauren is thrilled to share that her first M/M romance

is performed in duet narration by two of her go-to leading men and narrators—Shane East and Joe Arden!

With a full supporting cast playing their friends and family, this amazing audiobook also includes ten narrators to give listeners more of what they’ve been asking for—another full cast audiobook from Lauren Blakely!

PREORDER TODAY!

✦Audible ➜  Duet narration from Joe Arden & Shane East, with a full supporting cast: http://blkly.pub/AudibleGuyWalksInto

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!

Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book


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Cover Reveal: RICHER THAN GOD by Amelia Wilde


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Blurb:

Zeus is the cruelest man in the city. And he’s the only one who can save me.

If I don’t sell my body at one of his infamous parties, I’ll be forced into a nightmarish arranged marriage.

But he won’t accept any offers. Not until he’s had me for himself.

I thought I chose the right man to help me escape. I was wrong.

About the Author:

Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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Book Review: DEAR SEXY EX-BOYFRIEND by Lauren Blakely

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review

Blurb:

Let me just say — none of this was supposed to happen.

I didn’t expect the letter to go viral. I didn’t think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.

Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.

But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.

By becoming his fake fiancée.

Yup, that’s the pickle I find myself in — pretending to be madly in love with the charming, brilliant, and utterly infuriating man known as Dear Sexy Ex.

Only, it’s not an act. And he can never know.

My Review:

Well hell, Lauren Blakely has done it again!

This was one of the best fake fiance books I’ve read in ages. It guaratees a HEA which we all really want in the end, don’t we?

Summer and Oliver are soooooo good together. Their story was lovely. A sweet romance so to speak. I loved these two. I especially loved how they got together. Argh! Social Media is such a bummer – or is it?

Well written, loads of friendly banter from beginning to the end. The dialogue is great. It’s witty, fun and smart. Loved it!

Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend is going on 2020’s favourites list for me.