Excerpt Reveal: GOOD NEIGHBORS by JP Nicholas

Releasing 20 August 2020

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Blurb:

Admittedly, I’m an a**hole. Okay, that might give you an unfair opinion of me if taken out of context. So let me explain myself.

Every guy knows the Bro Code. It’s kind of a package deal with the thing swinging between our legs. You can’t have one without the other. And the highest of all the Bro Codemmandments is do not—under any circumstances—have sexual thoughts about your best friend’s sister. And no, there is not an amendment clause for when she’s beautiful, smart, witty, and can kiss you breathless in under three point five seconds—yes, I counted. I’ve asked around the Brommunity and apparently that rule is deemed unbreakable. Which brings me back to my first point—I’m an a**hole.

In my defense, I didn’t know she was his little sister when she moved into the apartment next door. I also didn’t know when she was ripping my shirt off in her living room—don’t get the wrong idea, she just wanted to wash it. And I definitely didn’t know when aforementioned kiss had me stumbling over my words, her tongue, and my own two feet. But that’s as far as it went—and will go! I swear. From this point forward, we are just Good Neighbors.

Excerpt:

“How am I teasing you?” I ask choppily, still trying to catch my breath from being scared to death only moments earlier.

“You’re purposely aiming that all powerful ass of yours in my direction so that I’d see it as soon as I walk out my front door.”

I laugh off his accusation. See, this is what we can do—what we have been doing nonstop since we met up again. Harmless flirty banter and witty quips back and forth. But despite that, neither one of us ever advances to the next step. This is the Neutral Zone. And that’s where we have to stay—where we both agreed to stay. Right now, it’s time to serve the ball back to him.

Taking a few steps forward, I crowd him, closing the space between us as I step in between his legs. Our bodies are mere inches apart. Liam’s back is pressed up against his apartment door. I feel oh-so powerful as we lock leers and I bring my voice to a low, sultry whisper. “Is it working?”

He swallows hard. I can hear his breath catch deep in his throat. When I place a hand on his chest, I can feel his heartbeat thrum swiftly under my fingertips.

“Why don’t you frisk me and find out?” He suggests with a dopey grin.

His words trip around in my head, my pulse quickening as his suggestive tone washes over me.  Intense heat is radiating within my body at such an insane temperature that I feel that I’m about to internally combust into ashes. It isn’t so much that he asked me to feel him up that is making me so turned on. But rather the fact that I really fucking want to. Right here. Right now. And I don’t give a flying rat’s ass as to who might see or who might be watching.

About the Author:

J.P. Nicholas has the great misfortune to be A Male Romance Writer. Turns out, men are also hopeless romantics, given half the chance, and Nicholas’ fascination with love began long before he could write. His parents–high school sweethearts who are still mad for each other–left him enamored with the idea of true love, and its ability to transform and redeem even the most jaded soul. Nicholas lives to capture this magic, lust, and passion on the page; his characters known for their sizzling chemistry and chest-squeezing plot lines.

When J.P. Nicholas isn’t tapping away at his laptop, he can be found in his home state of Florida, binge-watching This Is Us with his girlfriend, or devouring Italian food with his family. His latest novel, Just Pretend, is a friends-to-lovers drama and the first in his new Sandy Heights series, to be released in June. Get in touch with the author via Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, or his website.

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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.

Teaser Reveal: GOOD NEIGHBORS by JP Nicholas


GOOD NEIGHBORS (Sandy Heights #3) by J.P. Nicholas
Release Date: August 20th

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Blurb:

Admittedly, I’m an a**hole. Okay, that might give you an unfair opinion of me if taken out of context. So let me explain myself.

Every guy knows the Bro Code. It’s kind of a package deal with the thing swinging between our legs. You can’t have one without the other. And the highest of all the Bro Codemmandments is do not—under any circumstances—have sexual thoughts about your best friend’s sister. And no, there is not an amendment clause for when she’s beautiful, smart, witty, and can kiss you breathless in under three point five seconds—yes, I counted. I’ve asked around the Brommunity and apparently that rule is deemed unbreakable. Which brings me back to my first point—I’m an a**hole.

In my defense, I didn’t know she was his little sister when she moved into the apartment next door. I also didn’t know when she was ripping my shirt off in her living room—don’t get the wrong idea, she just wanted to wash it. And I definitely didn’t know when aforementioned kiss had me stumbling over my words, her tongue, and my own two feet. But that’s as far as it went—and will go! I swear. From this point forward, we are just Good Neighbors.

About the Author:

J.P. Nicholas has the great misfortune to be A Male Romance Writer. Turns out, men are also hopeless romantics, given half the chance, and Nicholas’ fascination with love began long before he could write. His parents–high school sweethearts who are still mad for each other–left him enamored with the idea of true love, and its ability to transform and redeem even the most jaded soul. Nicholas lives to capture this magic, lust, and passion on the page; his characters known for their sizzling chemistry and chest-squeezing plot lines.

When J.P. Nicholas isn’t tapping away at his laptop, he can be found in his home state of Florida, binge-watching This Is Us with his girlfriend, or devouring Italian food with his family. His latest novel, Just Pretend, is a friends-to-lovers drama and the first in his new Sandy Heights series, to be released in June. Get in touch with the author via Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, or his website.

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Book Review: SWIPE TO LOVE by Angelique Bosman

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Blurb:

What is worse than having your mother set you up on a blind date? I’ll tell you, crushing on Aiden Lang.

The new office hunk, who has every girl’s attention even my best friend Amy’s. She took one look at him and was convinced that he’s her soulmate. Fate wasn’t playing fair when our boss had Aiden and myself working on the same project, having meeting after meeting together. The one day I tripped over my heels right into his hard chest. Amy was my only reminder that I didn’t have any claim to Aiden like she did. Becoming a bad friend for a good time just wasn’t in me. Determined to forget my best friend’s crush I jumped head first back into online dating. Though destiny wasn’t done with me yet.

Betray my best friend or take the risk on someone new? The thing about dating on the internet is you never truly know who’s behind the screens.

My Review:

Witty, fun, misunderstandings and love.

This book is witty and is a story based on mismatched couples and finding your true love.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an easy and quick read.

I loved that we got the point of view of almost all the characters. We got to see what each character was feeling and what went through their minds when doing the silly things they did.

It’s a good clean soft love story of two people who are afraid of going after the one they actually want, so they make stupid decisions because that’s what you do when you’re inlove, you make stupid decisions. Each chapter starts with a quote on love, which is really sweet. Each chapter is dedicated to a character. An interesting plot twist in chapter ten, had me re-reading chapter nine to make sure I wasn’t reading wrong.

Loved the characters of Aiden and Jade obviously, they’re the stars of the book. Agatha had me in stitches. Couldn’t stand Amy. I liked Jack until a certain point, when he just seemed shallow. But I loved the book.

Swipe To Love releases on 22 June 2020. If you’re into soft, sweet, clean romance novels, then this is the book for you.

Cover Reveal: SWIPE TO LOVE by Angelique Bosman

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Releasing 25 June 2020

Blurb:

What is worse than having your mother set you up on a blind date? I’ll tell you, crushing on Aiden Lang.

The new office hunk, who has every girl’s attention even my best friend Amy’s. She took one look at him and was convinced that he’s her soulmate. Fate wasn’t playing fair when our boss had Aiden and myself working on the same project, having meeting after meeting together. The one day I tripped over my heels right into his hard chest. Amy was my only reminder that I didn’t have any claim to Aiden like she did. Becoming a bad friend for a good time just wasn’t in me. Determined to forget my best friend’s crush I jumped head first back into online dating. Though destiny wasn’t done with me yet.

Betray my best friend or take the risk on someone new? The thing about dating on the internet is you never truly know who’s behind the screens.

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Cover Reveal: ONE NIGHT ONLY by Lauren Blakely

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One Night Only by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: June 4th

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Get ready for a delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects… 

ONE NIGHT ONLY IS COMING JUNE 4th!!

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AUDIO NEWS!!

One Night Only will have a simultaneous audio release, and this sexy novella will be performed by Emma Wilder, Joe Arden and Jacob Morgan, with a special appearance by Teddy Hamilton! Releasing directly in Audible Escape!

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Blurb:

A delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects…

I shouldn’t want my bodyguard the way I do. His job is to protect me. It’s not to fulfill all my filthy wishes.

And so I resist him, fighting the enticing pull of the strong, powerful man who watches over me.

Until the night we combust in my penthouse suite.

It won’t happen again, we say the next day.

Besides, my mission is singular — pull off the event of a lifetime — a one-night only concert with one of the world’s biggest rock stars.

A man my bodyguard happens to know.

And a good bodyguard knows all sorts of things about his client. Turns out he knows my secret desires, and he wants to make them come true. Including a VIP engagement so I can experience both men at the same time…

I want to say yes, but what if I fall even more in love with the man whose mission is to keep me safe?

ONE NIGHT ONLY is a red-hot, sexy love story with a toe-curling, sheet-grabbing MFM sequence.

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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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Cover Reveal: BREAK UP WITH HIM, FOR ME by Whitney G.

Release Date: June 2020

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Blurb:

Please leave your message at the sound of the beep…

Penelope, I know that it’s three o’clock in the morning, but I have to get this off my chest.

I can’t give you any more advice on landing this other guy, can’t tell you another “sexy” thing that you should do, or suggest a new set of filthy words that you should text him late at night.

As your best friend, I’ve reached my limit, and I can honestly say that he doesn’t deserve you.

I’m not saying all of this because I’m f-cking jealous, or because he had the audacity to say that he makes more money than me. (I still can’t find his name on the Forbes 500 list, and I know damn well that he’s renting that Ferrari, but that’s a story for a different day.)

He’s not who you think he is, and the better man has always been right in front of you…

You have every reason to never give me a chance since you know me better than anyone, and you agree with all the tabloids calling me “The Cocky King of New York,” and the “Untamed Playboy of Manhattan.” But I honestly believe that you’re better off with someone else, and I need you to see.

I’m not asking for too much…I just want you to break up with him, for me.

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About the Author:

Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.

Whenever she’s not penning a new novel, you can find her blogging about self-publishing at The Indie Tea, drinking hot coffee, or traveling the world in sweater boots.

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Cover Reveal: GIVE ME THE WEEKEND by Weston Parker

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Release Date: May 20th

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Blurb:

What do I look like, a baby machine?

I swear all my family wants from me is kids. Or at least my mother does.

But I’m the black sheep of the family. The one that left for bigger and better things.

No farm for me. I’m a self-made billionaire bad boy now.

Real Estate is the game and making money is my thing.

All is well in my bachelor-like world until I rent a cottage on my property to a beautiful school counselor.

Sweet. Curvy. Smart as hell.

This woman shouldn’t be out of my league, but it feels like she most certainly is.

Good thing she falls for me too. I need a fake girlfriend to take back home, and I’m hoping she’ll be up for the ruse.

Which she is not. Go figure.

Things don’t always work out the way I plan, especially when she’s hiding something from me.

A baby. One I didn’t think I wanted until it was inside of her.

She’s walking away and I’m begging. I don’t need forever to win her back.

Just give me the weekend.

Excerpt:

Moving with grace I wouldn’t have expected from a man who had to be at least six and a half feet tall, he carried his lean muscled frame over to me. At least, I was guessing that was the kind of frame he had.

He definitely looked built, solid and broad, but not in an obnoxious, roid-ridden, monster way. There was no giant bulk of muscle. It was far more subtle than that. Just the way I liked it.

It had been a long time since my blood had made a visit south of the border, but it was certainly flowing there now. It was easy to imagine tangling my fingers into his thick, dark brown hair and stare into his golden-flecked milk-chocolate eyes.

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About the Author:

Hey there. I’m Weston.

Have we met? No? Well it’s time to end that tragedy.

I’m a former firefighter/EMS guy who’s picked up the proverbial pen and started writing bad boy romance stories. I co-write with my sister, Ali Parker, but live in Texas with my wife, my two little boys, a dog and a turtle.

Yep. A turtle. You read that right. Don’t be jealous.

You’re going to find Billionaires, Bad Boys, Military Guys and loads of sexiness. Something for everyone, hopefully. 

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Book Review: HATE TO LOVE by Sarah Leeann

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Synopsis:

Mallory Murdoch has found herself in one really long dating dry spell. With a new school year starting, the kindergarten teacher has agreed to let her girlfriends take her out for an end of summer hoorah.

Despite her girlfriends’ ambitious plans for her, she never expected to wake up in an unknown bed, next to a bearded, tattooed bartended who is definitely not her type. Not to mention, he is crude, cocky and fifty shades of irritating.

One night. One night was all it took for Ellis Phillips to bid good riddance to the tiny, prissy, know-it-all, even if he did enjoy giving her the best night of her life.

Unfortunately, fate is a fickle bitch and she has plans of her own.

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate, and that you can quickly go from feeling one to the other.

But what they don’t say, is that the two emotions are so full of passion, that often times you can’t feel one without also feeling the other.

Hate to Love is the second standalone novel in the Quick to Fall series.
Although it is not necessary to read the previous novel in the series to enjoy this one, it is recommended as characters are introduced in the previous novel and are seen in future novels as well.

Hate to Love is a sweet and sexy romance, there is no cheating and has a HEA, it is intended for mature audiences, as it contains adult language and scenes

My Review:

Finished in one sitting!  Loved it!  Loved Ellis!  There was an element of surprise that I loved.  I actually read the blurb again to make sure I didn’t miss it lol.  A one night stand that changes their lives.  He doesn’t think he is worthy of her, she can’t stop thinking about him.  They’re from two different worlds.

Ellis is a down to earth bartender and Mallory is a kindergarten teacher.  They cannot surely be together other than a one night stand.  Fate has other ideas.

It was an easy read, a quick read.  The author had my attention from the beginning.  I like the writing.  Obviously had a happy ever after.  Looking forward to future books by this author

four star rating

Book Review: HONEST ILLUSIONS by Nora Roberts

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Disclaimer:  I received this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers for an honest review

SYNOPSIS:

Roxy Nouvelle understands the art of deception.  The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy has inherited her father’s talents – and his secret life as a jewel thief.  She loves the thrill of the game and can take care of herself.

Roxy is smart and resilient, but she has one weakness:  Luke Callahan, a sexy escape artist with a roguish reputation.  Five years ago they fell into a passionate affair – but then, true to his art – he disappeared, leaving Roxy broken hearted and furious.

Now Luke is back, trailing secrets and danger in his wake.  Why did he run out on Roxy all thos years ago?  And can she trust him again?

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MY REVIEW:

Love and magic have a great deal in common.  They enrich the soul, delight the heart.  And they both take unrelenting and unabating practice. – Maximillian Nouvelle – Honest Illusions

I was transported to a carnival and lived in New Orleans while reading this book.  Roxy and Luke, two very stubborn, very charismatic characters.  Loved it.

As usual, Nora Roberts did not disappoint.  The book was easy to follow, the writing great.  I enjoyed reading it.  The further into the book, the more I couldn’t put it down.

We follow the lives of our two lead characters Roxanne and Luke.  They grow up together.  The book also speaks a great deal of Maximillian Nouvelle, Roxy’s father, who, has a knack for taking in strays.  A story of love of family, friendship and magic.

A slow burn romance, friends-to-lovers trope has you routing for these two.  A love that blossomed like magic and as Max advised Luke – both magic & love take unrelenting and unabating practice.

Nora Roberts is a fantastic author that can transport you into another life while reading her stories.  Brilliant!

I rated this book 4 1/2 stars