Jaded: Zane and Honor by Tess Thompson

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Zane Shaw isn’t the type to cower in a corner, until he meets Honor Sullivan. She’s the most phenomenal woman he’s ever met, but he’s been burned before and so he’s doomed to fall for her from a distance. If only his past hadn’t left him so weary, perhaps he could be the man he was raised to be.

Honor Sullivan has too much at stake to get distracted by a man. But Zane Shaw isn’t just any man. He’s smart, gorgeous, and a survivor like her. Which is why she knows, deep down, that he deserves someone better than her. Someone whole and undamaged. Yet she can’t seem to contain the way he makes her feel.

These two jaded souls with an instant connection just might find that true love is a joy best savored in the aftermath of life’s hardships and pain.

About Tess

Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.

She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.

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REVIEW

These books just keep getting better and better in this series. Yet this one can be a standalone. I was so curious about Zane and Honor and sometimes they seemed to hate each other, and yet, you knew there was something more there. This book gives us that “something more” and in the best possible way.

Both Zane and Honor haven’t always had it all, and even now Zane struggles to feel like he is enough. He owns the bar that his dad use to have, but he isn’t “overly successful” and doesn’t think he is good enough for Honor. He was raised by only his dad, and then his fiancé left him, of course he is going to think women won’t stick around. Honor grew up in the system and with her past, she didn’t think anyone could love her and that she was “broken”. Both Zane and Honor loved the other from afar. Everyone knew, but the other.

I love this group of friends, they will be there for each other and push them to do things and tell them the truth no matter what. I love seeing them come together, like the did when it came to Honor. I loved the little bit of drama/mystery that that particular storyline entailed…otherwise the main drama was the will they/won’t they.

Honor and Zane are two of the best people and both deserve the best. If you want to see a story of true love and resilience and sticking by others (friends and lovers) this is the book for you!

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The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn

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This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.

This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.

This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.

A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.

A story I wish I never had to tell.

This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

 

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Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

 

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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REVIEW:

I didn’t know what to expect when going into this book, but I loved every minute of this one. With how book 1 ended I was so curious how we got to that point. This book gives us all the AMAZING details. And while it may not have gone how one would expect, that was one thing I loved about it the most. It took us on an unexpected and loving journey. I don’t want to give away anything so that makes this review even harder to write. But Rory has such a big heart and I can’t help but love her.

This is told in dual POV and man does it make you fall in love with him and see how big his heart truly is, and how hard his life was growing up. And like always, you can’t help what your heart wants and we can fight things all we want, but sometimes things are meant to be. I feel like Rory helped him find his purpose in life. That it was more then just the military…yes, that may be your life but it doesn’t have to be ALL of your life.

This was an emotional journey and you really need to go into this one with an open mind, and I guarantee by the end your heart will be 100% on board.

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Who is ready to meet Machlan Gibson?

This STANDALONE novel in the Gibson Boys Series from USA Today Bestseller Adriana Locke will be coming to your Kindle soon. We don’t have a firm release date yet, but we’re hearing it should be the first of August. (Is it the first of August yet?)

What does Adriana have in store for us in Crave? Check this out:

Synopsis:

Hadley Jacobs is over Machlan Gibson.

Sure, she’ll always be a little weak to the dimple in his right cheek and the way his five o’clock shadow makes him ruggedly handsome. But that’s not enough to cover every other thing about him because they all drive her nuts. Like how he’s won’t admit he’s wrong even when he knows it and how he drives his stupid car a million miles an hour on wet asphalt. As she rolls back into town and takes a seat at Crave, she won’t take the bait. She’s over him. Mostly.

Machlan isn’t over her.

It’s not because he hasn’t tried. He reminds himself over and over that she’s not the girl for him. After all, she drives him insane with her sassy attitude and the way she calls him out on everything. She beats him at poker, even though she doesn’t know the difference between a straight and a flush, and when she looks at him with her bright, blue eyes, it’s unnerving. When she climbs onto that bar stool and orders a drink, he puts it in front of her and ignores the sparkle in her eyes.  He’s not over her, but she won’t know that.

But she does know that. And he knows she’s not as over him as she’s pretending to be. When life forces their hand this time, there’s more on the line than a pile of poker chips. It’s their forever.

 

Coming Early August 2018

 

While we wait for this release, we can “get to know” Machlan through his Spotify playlist here. AND you know you need to add it to your To Be Read List.

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As a side note, if you haven’t met the other Gibson Boys, you really (really!) must. They’re small town. Blue collar. And totally, absolutely delicious. Check out Adriana’s Amazon Page and look up Crank, Craft, and / or Cross. All can be read as standalone novels and all are available in Kindle Unlimited.

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Counterfeit Boyfriend by Cindi Madsen Blog Tour

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Today Cindi Madsen is joining us to share the blog tour for COUNTERFEIT BOYFRIEND, her new contemporary romance! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: COUNTERFEIT BOYFRIEND

Author: Cindi Madsen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Counterfeit Boyfriend:

My twin brother’s talked me into a lot of crazy things, but taking his place on a road trip with his girlfriend so he can party with his friends is a whole new level of insanity. What’s even more insane is I somehow find myself agreeing to it—thanks, alcohol, guilt, and bribery. I’m determined to undo the arrangement, but then I meet Gwen, this sexy redheaded hurricane of energy and brains.

And then she kisses me. Just like that, I’m driving her up the coast, on our way to a wedding with a mess of complications. With each hour and each stop, I’m falling harder and harder for a woman who doesn’t know my actual name.

I’m trying to do the right thing. Or the lesser of the wrong things. All my life I’ve had to clean up my brother’s messes, but for the first time ever, I’ve landed the upper hand in one of our switcheroo schemes. Now I’ve just got to come clean and convince Gwen that I’m the brother she should be with.

 

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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband, three children, and one overly-dramatic tomcat.

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Review:

I liked the overall idea of the book, and I loved the characters. Ethan and Gwen are both likeable or rather loveable…but I had trouble with the fact that he couldn’t tell her the truth sooner. I mean, I know he liked he from the beginning and we probably wouldn’t have the same story, BUT….him doing stuff with her while she is thinking it is his brother was a little hard for me. (but I do give him some bonus points for TRYING to resist her). But she didn’t really think anything of the change in behavior and other then a brief thought she let it all go and didn’t dwell on it.

But she is so quirky and fun and I would honestly love to know her. She would be my bestie for sure. And her past is so hard, and I felt so bad for her. She shouldn’t have to get over what happened in her past, and her other friend should have been more supportive of everything

Ethan, overall he is a good guy who is just an idiot when it comes to his twin. But Evan needed to learn a lesson because he can’t go through life like that…and I think that at least from the standpoint of Ethan, Ethan learned a lot from this experience, and after it all, I think him and Gwen are the perfect couple.

Told in dual POV you get great insight into both of their heads. You really could see how torn up Ethan was about everything and how his feelings grew and grew throughout the weekend. And Gwen also felt more and more comfortable with him. There were some funny moments, some sweet moments and also a few sad ones. This book had a little bit of everything.

 

 

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Revenge never felt so sweet.
Revenge Love by Kata Čuić releases on July 26th!

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Revenge is sweet.

Emma Hastings has tried all her life to fit in. Throwing off her awkward high school years to become a member of a prestigious sorority at Wellbridge University, she has her sisters at her side, and the future spread out before her for the taking. Her senior year of college should be filled with parties, studying, and sweating between the sheets before she goes to medical school.

One night at a party changes everything. Dominoes collapse as quickly as they’re erected. Suddenly, everyone has something to gain and everything to lose.

Love is sweeter.

Jason Gould will never fit in so he doesn’t even try. Content to stay on the periphery of society, he works hard, plans for his future, and keeps to himself. His senior year should be filled with early morning shifts, gym sessions to keep his pent-up anger under control, and readying himself to face the rest of his life alone.

One ray of sunshine refuses to let him fall into darkness. Emma refuses to leave his side no matter what is thrown at them.

When a woman who is dying to fit in joins forces with a man who never will, they just may find they fit together in ways neither could have ever imagined, and they’ll discover a life well-loved is the sweetest revenge of all.

About the Author:

Kata lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband and three children.

When she isn’t in the writing cave, she’s cheering on her favorite sports teams:

the Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s good to be a Steel City girl.

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The Evolution of Us by D. Nichole King

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Title: The Evolution of Us

Series: The Us Series #2

Author: D. Nichole King
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Blurb

Love.

They say
it’s blind.
That you
don’t choose who you fall in love with.
They say it
creeps up on you when you least expect it.
They say it
doesn’t let go.
I wish it
were that easy.
I’ve been
in love before, and it happened the way they said it would.
For a
while, it was easy and full of bliss.
Until he
uttered those damn three words, and all hell broke loose.
I don’t
blame him for leaving.
Love is a
beast, waiting to devour you at the first sign of weakness.
That’s what
they don’t say.
It’s been
four years, and a lot has changed.
I never
expected to see Jake again,
but here I
am, staring into those gorgeous eyes like they still belong to me.
See, I’m
Finley May Norwood, the girl who pushes love away when it becomes too 
much.
Now, Jake’s
engaged to someone else, and I’m too late.
If only my
heart could accept that.
It simply
doesn’t.
Love. Be
damned.
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Author Bio
I’m pretty
sure I drink too much Pepsi. I’m also pretty sure that somedays it’s what keeps
me sane. Well, Pepsi and writing, that is.
I’m a
dreamer, an inspirer. I find beauty in weakness, brokenness, and heartbreak. In
life, and joy, and happiness. These moments don’t define us, but the choices we
make in these moments do.
I write
about these moments. About the choices we make and the paths we tread. About
the circumstances that make us who we are and the experiences that will lead us
to who we will become.
I write
about life. Love. Pain. And hope.
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Review

I don’t even know where to begin with this book…to me the first book (this one can be a standalone) made me cry for a very different reason then this one did. I have been IM-patiently waiting for Finley’s story ever since I read Ali’s book and it was worth the wait.

I do not want to give away any piece of this story though, this is one you have to experience yourself and just sit down and submerge yourself in and the feels will be there, and the tears will come. And you get watch Finley learn to really figure herself out and it is the best possible journey we could read about.

Now, Little Finn and his drum set was amazing and I cracked up each and every time. His character is just so fun and I love Finley with him and how she spoils him, shows how good of a mom she would be someday.

This is really a book that you will leave feeling satisfied and also not ready to let go. Finley and her struggles are ones anyone can identify with and you feel like you are on this journey with you. I loved every single moment of this book and could read it again and again!

Wingman by Katie McCoy

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Title: Wingman

Series: Rascals #2

Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2018
Blurb

Chase McKenna is the hottest
bartender in the city… and he knows it. Sexy, charming, and abs for days? It’s
no wonder every girl who walks through the doors is panting for him.

Except me.

I’m stuck crushing on my perfect boss, who has zero idea I’m even alive. I need
a plan to catch his attention… and who better to teach me the tricks of
seduction than Mr. Panty—Dropper himself?

The rules are simple: no strings, no stress, and definitely no feelings. But it
turns out, Chase is way more than I bargained for, and as for the sparks flying
between us…?

You can’t teach chemistry like this.

Soon, we’re throwing our lesson plan out the window — and our clothes right
after it. We’re breaking all the rules, and my heart’s on the line, but now I’m
wondering…

Must all good flings come to an end?

Find out in the hot new romance from Katie McCoy!

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Author Bio
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
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Review

I LOVE a good friends to lovers romance and this one did not disappoint. Kelsey wanted Chase to help her gain some confidence as she has had a crush on her boss for 4 years. But when one thing leads to another, we all knew what was coming. But I loved that of course neither of these characters did…and let me tell you, it was fun to watch it all play out.

Chase was hurt in the past and vowed to just have fun with women…Kelsey knew this going in. But you know, the heart wants what the heart wants. And sometimes you don’t know what you have until you lose it. These are all things that we get to read about and honestly is a realistic thought.

This is told in dual POV and I am so glad that we get them both. If we only had Kelsey’s side, we would never see all of his conflicting emotions, etc and they definitely add a nice element to this story. And I love their group of friends (which some are his fellow owners). All the guys have such different personalities and I love that Chase knew how each one would deal with him before they did. With Kelsey, we really just had her and her best friend Alex, but you know, that was all that was needed. It all played out perfectly and I loved it.