The Manny by Piper Rayne

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Title: The Manny
Series: Dirty Truth #1
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 2017

 

Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.

 


 

Now, I’m a glass half full kinda of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest. 

 


 

But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.

Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?

I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.

She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

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Holy smokes….I love Vance and Layla and even Payne and Via and everyone else in this book. This is overall a great light-hearted fun book with that little bit of angst to give it that little something extra.

Vance could be my many at any time. He formed a bond with Payne from the first minute and you could feel the willpower Payne had with his nanny fade away with how Vance interacted with him. I don’t see how Layla couldn’t fall for him with how he was with her as well as her kids.

Vance is finally trying to get his script made into a movie, but the backer insists on Layla playing the lead role. She asked him to play manny for a week while she found a new nanny and she would agree to do his movie. But somewhere in that week, things go serious between Payne and Vance even and Layla saw the bond they formed.

I was waiting for the shoe to drop throughout and his past to come to light and while it did, it wasn’t necessarily in the way I thought it would, and I like that. These authors really keep you on your toes while cracking you up at the same time. The writing flowed nicely and you get very engrossed in this book and can’t believe when the end rolls around.

 

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THE REAL DEAL is coming July 10, 2018! A sexy, witty, and heartfelt brand new standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE REAL DEAL is sure to make you swoon, laugh, and squirm at all the right moments. Pre-order your copy today! And don’t miss the new cover below!

 

 

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Sophie Kinsella meets Jennifer Crusie in your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on Craigslist since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the Craigslist ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

 

 

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Sack Time by A.M. Willard

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Cover Design: MadHat Books

Release Date: September 27, 2017

 

Synopsis

Rules have never been more fun to break…

Sherry

I’m going to die an old maid with ten cats… Oh wait, I already have two…
I’m never going to feel the arms of a man around my waist again… Well, that’s what I thought until a pair caught me from face planting on the floor of my OB/GYN’s office. I didn’t even notice that my paper gown was open, showing off my double lattes to the man I was least expecting… Greyson Davis is the reason I need to set boundaries and rules—rules that I can’t break.

Greyson

The first thing you’re taught in ethics class is not to fall for a patient. They don’t teach you how to not fall for one, just said that you shouldn’t. Everything changed the second I walked in to see my sixth patient of the day. That’s when I set eyes on the sexy blonde bombshell who would cause me to break every rule ever written.

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International Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart almost twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.

A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and has also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine.

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Review

What a great rom com…there were just so many funny lines. Greyson is such a sweet and caring guy that you can’t help but love him. There is just something about Sherry that draws you in and you wish you could be her friend and then when you find out how big her heart is, she moves into your heart even more. Her loving cats also gives her bonus points.

This book is so well written and therefore it is so easy to want to just sit and read the entire book in one sitting, and since it flows well and is light-hearted it is an easy thing to do. I don’t think I fully knew what I was getting into with this book, but I don’t consider that a bad thing.

Rules are meant to be broken is a good motto for this book I think since it fits so well. But it is so fun watching them break down walls and break the rules together. Sherry and Greyson are so much fun together…she wanted to resist him. But seriously from their first encounter with her embarrassment you will be laughing out loud.

Complications on Ice by S.R Grey

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Title: Complications on Ice
Series: A Boys of Winter Novel
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance / RomCom
Release Date: September 18, 2017

“This is book three in The Boys of Winter Series and I have read all of them and I have to say this one is my favorite. The writing and the sports. I love hockey. Best sport ever. That is one the things I love best about S.R. Grey, she includes the game.” ~  Alpha Book Club 

 

“I love this series, but omg Benny stole a piece of my heart. What’s not to love about a hot hockey player who loves doughnuts, is hilarious and is so much in love he is prepared to forgive almost anything.” ~ Jackie, MI Bookshelf Blog 
“I had everyone staring, I was laughing so hard.” ~ Books and Boys Book Blog 

Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin “Benny” Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes—uncomplicated.

Too bad that’s all about to change.

When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who’s just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza.

But something is up.

Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she’s hiding something.

Or maybe she’s hiding someone. 

Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby—her baby. But it doesn’t end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he’s Benny’s biggest nemesis.

Now he’s joining the team. Talk about complicated!

Complications on Ice is the 3rd standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.




Dylan Culderway, a premier defenseman on our team, kicked things off by making a joke about how I better keep my horny self far away from Coach’s daughter.

“I heard she’s back in town,” Dylan said. 

“Oh, yeah,” I mumbled disinterestedly, “where was she before?” 

I didn’t keep fucking tabs on these kinds of things. 

“D.C., apparently,” Dylan replied. “At college, I guess.” 

“Oh, really?” I perked up. So she was young, hmm… “You say she’s back in Vegas?” I said. 

“Yep.” 

I then asked a very pertinent question, “Is she hot?”  

Dylan laughed. “Dude, Coach already has it out for you. I’m telling you, he’d annihilate your ass if you ever tapped his precious daughter.”

Ignoring the warning, I replied, “What’s her name?”  

“Eliza.” 

“Eliza, eh?” 

I liked the way it rolled off my tongue. Better yet, this could be my chance to exact revenge on Coach T for treating me like a pariah.

“What does this Eliza look like?” I asked Dylan. I didn’t want to hit on the wrong girl. 

“Not sure,” he replied. “I’ve never met her. Since her dad doesn’t want her around any hockey players, I don’t think she’s ever been here at the arena.” 

But then Jaxon Holland, a second-line center, jumped in and said, “I’ve met her.”

“And…?” I queried. 

He let out a low whistle. “She’s a hot piece of ass, just your type, Perry. A tiny, little thing…” He outlined an hourglass shape with his hands, and I was salivating by the time he got to “…curvy as fuck, too.”

“That’s it. I have to meet this Eliza,” I declared. 

“Go for it.” Holland laughed. 

He could be a real dog like me, as demonstrated when he went on to say, “There’s nothing better than drilling a chick with hips like that. You can really grab on and go to town.”

When he mimicked a fucking motion, we all cracked up. 

Except for Brent Oliver, captain of our team, who was frowning as he said, “You better stay away from Eliza, Benny. Dylan’s right. Coach T is crazy protective of her. He despises the idea of his daughter dating a hockey player.” 

“Huh, I wonder why that is?” I mused. 

Brent shrugged. “I don’t know, but weren’t you here the day he told us she was off-limits?”

I thought about it and couldn’t recall. “I must’ve been running late that day,” I concluded.

“Probably busy buying a chocolate donut,” someone yelled. 

I swung my head around to see who the smartass was. Probably one of the younger guys, as the rookies always had commentary.  

“Who said that?” I wanted to know. No one fessed up, and I mumbled, “Pussies.” 

“Anyway,” Brent resumed, “Coach T made a big point of telling us to stay the fuck away from her. He promised there’d be consequences if any of the players asked her out.”

“Ha, ask her out? Who said I wanted to date her?” I volleyed back, mimicking, slow and easy, the same fucking motion Jaxon had a few minutes ago. 

Everyone lost it then, including Brent. Though I did hear him mutter under his breath, “It’s your funeral, man.”

It’ll be worth it, I thought. 

I liked that Eliza was off-limits. What a stellar way to get back at Coach for riding me so hard and unnecessarily lately. 
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes. 


“Hilarious and perfectly ‘played’ sports romance that I devoured in one sitting! I can’t wait to read more.” – #1 NYT Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

 

“The usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn’t back down,” Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.” – Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills
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How can one not love Benny. He is overcoming several vices and yet I loved the donut one. But I love that we see him struggle through things in a way and yet he is an expert on the ice. Eliza is the coach’s daughter, and happens to be a young NEW mother to boot.

There are many secrets, which of course come out in the worst possible way, and yet that keeps it interesting and keeps us on our toes while reading. So many sweet moments as well. You could really see the connection between Benny and Eliza so that was very well written. And you could feel the tension at times and the awkwardness.

The book flowed nicely, but a part of me wishes that there were actual consequences for the lies Eliza told. It just seemed that while I liked Benny was forgiving it was just too easy and she didn’t have to work for anything when it came to their relationship, etc.

Overall I enjoyed this story, I always love a good sports romance, and add in an overall light-hearted book and you have a winner.

 

Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke

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Title: Lucky Number Eleven

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
Blurb
People say not to believe the things you read
in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably
true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker
room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer?
Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s
keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last
Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn
Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my
whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game
changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook
has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what
hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble
this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m
about to make some headlines. (Again.)
A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.
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Excerpt
“One
question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I
typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow
from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at
Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a
problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,”
Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than
quarterbacks.”
Branch
looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister
was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?”
His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that
cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t.
We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s
eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear
that.”
“You better
forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a
cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn,
relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the
big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you
can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”

Author Bio

USA Today
and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books.
After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys
created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides
in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount
of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her
outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her
pocket.
Please
contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

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Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke

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Title: Lucky Number Eleven

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017
Blurb
People say not to believe the things you read
in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably
true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker
room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer?
Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s
keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last
Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn
Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my
whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game
changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook
has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what
hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble
this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m
about to make some headlines. (Again.)
A sexy, swoon-filled standalone novel.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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Excerpt
“One
question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I
typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow
from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at
Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a
problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,”
Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than
quarterbacks.”
Branch
looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister
was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?”
His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that
cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t.
We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s
eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear
that.”
“You better
forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a
cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn,
relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the
big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you
can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”

Author Bio

USA Today
and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books.
After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys
created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides
in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount
of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her
outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her
pocket.
Please
contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com.
She loves to hear from readers.

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Review

A best friend’s little sister book – CHECK
A sports romance – CHECK
A Cocky Hero – CHECK

This book has some of everything that I love in a book. Branch is a hot, cocky ball player and Layla is a feisty heroine. You can’t help but love the two of them as individuals. But what else this book has going for it is the side characters. The author is so good at making you want more of them as well and you can’t help but be drawn into every aspect of this book. Watching these characters grow throughout the book is one of the best things about it honestly. You love them both and just want them to be the best version of themselves, whether that means together or apart.

The writing flows nicely and really engages you from the very first page. There are no skipped details and you can really see yourself emerged into this world that the author has created and you want to know these characters.

Nothing makes me happier though in a book when the guy messes up and it isn’t an easy fix. Especially when that guy is super cocky and confident. And Branch messes up, and yet it fits the character and I love the fall out from it, and then watching him pick up the pieces and try to fix things. I love that Layla didn’t give him an easy way out.

I loved Branch and Layla from their first meeting, and despite Finn’s warnings, you can’t help who you are drawn to. You can feel their chemistry, as well as the hesitation (rightfully so), but sometimes things are just meant to be. I do wish Layla wouldn’t have been so quick to draw conclusions, but yet, isn’t that what we as humans do at times, draw our own ideas without finding out the truth first.

Poppy is that best friend we all wish we had. And I can’t help but love her and Finn and their interactions with both Branch and Layla. Again, you can’t help but love all of the supporting characters in this book.

The Dating Bender by Christina Julian

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Title: The Dating Bender
Author: Christina Julian
Genre: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Blurb
Here I am, on my
knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That
the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin.
Why am I here,
exactly? Let’s see…
It started with my
parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I
am, I did.
Needless to say,
that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.
Newly ditched and
shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a
tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.
Her advice? Sex…and
lots of it.
The temptation of
freedom, to do whatever—whoever—I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.
And that’s how it
all started. The men, the sex, the journey…
The dating bender.
Because everybody
deserves a do-over.
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Christina Julian writes
snarky rom-coms that celebrate the underdog and live to
make people laugh. She adores dysfunctional leading ladies and the tangled
twisty lives they lead. She adamantly believes there is nothing in life that can’t
be conquered with a bodacious wine, strong cup of coffee, or a generously iced
cupcake. When she is not tapping out her next novel or wrangling her 3-year-old
twins, she can be found sipping and swirling in the name of research as a wine
and food columnist in Napa Valley. She strives always to live her life to the
extreme. 
Christina’s work has appeared in the San Francisco
Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, California Home + Design, 7×7, Weddings California,
NorthBay Biz, Napa Valley Register, Napa Valley Life, Bohemian, Weekly
Calistogan
 and beyond.
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