Lovely Little Liar by J. Kenner

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She’s not the woman I thought … but dammit, she’s the woman I want.

Lovely Little Liar, a sexy standalone from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, is LIVE!

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I never thought of myself as cynical, but getting dumped at the altar changes a man.

Now, I’m all about my job. About building my business and getting on with my life. Don’t get me wrong; I still love women. I love the way they look. The way they smell. The way they feel. Especially the way they feel. And I’ve pretty much made it my mission to give each and every woman who shares my bed the ride of her life.

But getting close? Getting serious? Giving a woman my trust again?

Yeah, that’s not going to happen.

Or so I thought.

Then I met her. It’s funny how things can change in a heartbeat. How one case of mistaken identity can change everything. But there she was, all business and completely uninterested in me. And damned if I didn’t want her. Crave her.

Most of all, I wanted to help her. To keep her and her sister safe. But the more I get to know her, the more I want her. The whole package. The complete woman.

And the miracle is that she wants me, too.

Trouble is, we’ve both been burned before. Now, I know one thing for certain—the only way that we’ll survive the heat that crackles between us is if we both find the courage to leap into the fire together.

Lovely Little Liar is a novella originally published as Bitch Slap. Minor edits, such as expanded scenes, have been made to this book.

My Review 

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Romance books written in the guy’s first person POV are few and far between, and Julie Kenner definitely nailed it! She has woven an entertaining story in a way that is light and fun. This fast-paced story starts with a bang and a misunderstanding.

Pierce Blackwell has recently launched a security business with a few friends. Jez Stuart manages her younger sister’s acting career and needs to hire a security detail. The context of their first encounter gives rise to a hilarious confusion. Pierce and Jez are engaging characters, hiding their vulnerabilities behind a self-assured attitude. I definitely rooted for them and read their story in one sitting.

This book is the first in a new series. It is lighter compared to the books in the Stark universe. Julie Kenner’s writing is flawless and I loved the great cast of new and secondary characters. This new series definitely has potential, I can’t wait for more. If you are looking for a fun, sweet and sexy story, then this book is a good choice! This novella was originally published as Bitch Slap.

Many thanks to the author for my copy of this book!

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About J. Kenner

Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Seduce Me (Austin Singles #1) by Kelly Elliott : Review

What happens when you’re forced to seduce the one person you vowed never to love?

You get screwed … in more than one way.

I walked out of Tucker Middleton’s bedroom seven years ago, leaving him hurt and angry. Now I need his help; the only way I can get it, is to make him think I want him back.

The only problem is we have silently vowed to hate one another for the rest of our lives. In order to get Tucker to help me—I have to seduce him.

Easy right?

Hell yes! I’m the CEO of CMI Consulting. If I set my mind to something, I make it happen.

Charleston Monroe is playing me for a fool. If she believes for one second I’m going to let her walk into my life to help her save the very job that ripped her away from me, she’s got another thing coming.

She thinks she can seduce me, and I let her believe she can. After all, I’m getting what I’ve always wanted.

Her.

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Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sweet, sexy, fun and soulful, this enemies-to-lovers story was everything that I need in a romance. One thing is for certain, Tucker Middleton is a hero worth reading about and I found myself quickly rooting for him. As for Charlie, she is so incredibly lovable, sweet and sassy.

Charleston, “Charlie”, Monroe has inherited her father’s consulting firm. But she will need to be married in order for her to become chairman of the board. The only man Charlie could ever imagine being married to is Tucker Middleton. The problem with this arrangement is that they have been enemies ever since she walked away without so much as a word, to focus solely on her studies and her father’s expectations.

The chemistry between Charlie and Tucker is amazing, they are absolutely adorable together. Their back and forth banter was irresistible. I really like second chance stories and this one was special.  Some parts were really funny and cute, with great dialogue and the author does a great job of building up the tension. This time around, Tucker is determined to level the playing field and play Charlie’s dating game by his rules.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I will certainly be picking up more books by Kelly Elliott, as this author definitely knows how to create a delightful read with endearing characters and page turning dialogue!

Many thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for my copy of this book!


Rolling over, I pulled the covers over my head and moaned.

“Oh shit,” I whispered. Even my whispered words hurt my head. I

hadn’t drunk like that in a long time.

Note to self: Give up alcohol. Except wine. Wait. No. Never ever give up

wine.

With my head still buried, I tried to think back to last night. The

last thing I remembered was talking to that guy . . . Brad. No Billy.

Bobby? Brady?

Who cares? I need aspirin.

I pushed the covers over my head and went to get out of bed. I

froze when I saw the sheets.

Oh. My. God.

These aren’t my sheets.

Turning, I looked at the bed.

This isn’t my bed.

Glancing down, I gasped.

I’m not wearing any clothes.

Covering my mouth, I jumped up. “I didn’t. Oh God, please tell me

I didn’t. Terri! I’m going to kill her.”

Frantically looking around, I saw my purse on the chair in the corner.

Rushing over to it, I dug through it until I found my phone.

As I waited for that whore to answer her phone, I mumbled, “She

broke the number one girlfriend code. Don’t let your friend leave with a

guy when they’re drunk!”

“Hey, girl! So? Did you get laid like you wanted? Please tell me yes

’cause this would make a great story.”

My heart jumped to my throat as a small sound came from my lips.

“Wh-what? Why? How could you? You let me go off with him? What if

he had killed me!”

She laughed. “Hardly. But then again, you do drive him up a wall,

and he has mentioned snuffing you out a time or two.”

My finger and thumb went to the bridge of my nose. “What are

you talking about?”

Terri muffled the phone, then laughed. “Hello? Terri! I’m at a

strange man’s house, I don’t remember anything, and I’m naked.”

“Wait. You’re naked?”

“Yes!”

“Oh, wow. Shit just got really interesting. Where’s Tucker?”

Tucker? How in the hell would I know where Tucker was?

“I don’t know! I don’t care. Terri. I don’t know where I am. He

could come back any minute, and I’m standing here naked. Oh my God.

Do you think I had sex with him?”

“Do you feel like you had sex?”

Stopping, I jumped around a bit. “No. I’d be sore if I did, right?

Fuck if I know, it’s been so long.”

Terri sighed. “It really has been that long. You’ve done forgotten

how it feels, huh?”

“Aww, hell, Mr. Pootie!”

“I’m sure he’s fine. Let’s get back to what happened between you

and Tucker last night.”

I shook my head as I glanced around the room for my clothes.

Dropping to my knees, I looked under the bed.

“Why are we talking about Tucker? I have bigger problems.”

Then I heard a male voice clear his throat.

“Oh God,” I whispered. “He’s in the room, Terri. I’m naked! I can’t

find my clothes.”

Terri laughed. “Okay, well, have fun. Tell Tucker I said hey.”

My brows furrowed, and I was about to say something when the

line went dead.

It was then I felt the change in the room, and everything from

last night came crashing back into my poor brain, causing my head to

pound harder.

Slowly lifting up, I peered over the bed, only to find Tucker leaning

up against the doorjamb. He wore a shit-eating grin on his face, and

fuck me, he looked so gorgeous.

Oh no.

I swallowed hard. “Um . . . I can’t, um. Well, it appears I am . . . you

see, I can’t find my, ahh . . . the dress I had on.”

Jesus. Why do I act like an idiot around him? Why!

“Your clothes had throw up on them. They’re almost dry.”

My stomach dropped. “Did we . . . ?”

He smiled. Full on dimples and all.

God, I want him. Even in my current hungover condition, I’ve never wanted

this man more than right now.

Wait. No. I don’t!

Yes . . . yes, you do.

Crap. What if I already had him? And I don’t remember. I’m going to be so

pissed off if we had sex and I don’t remember it.

“No, we didn’t sleep together, and for the record, you got yourself

undressed.”

Relaxing, I let out the breath I didn’t realize I held in.

Couple having sex

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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Kiss Me at Christmas (Playful Brides #10) by Valerie Bowman

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Publication Date: October 30, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-250-14752-3
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“Memorable characters, rich sensuality, and mystery will entice readers from the very first page.”

—Publishers Weekly

A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe. . .

Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman…

Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention…and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s noble heart?

My Review

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An intriguing mystery with suspense, twists and turns plus a beautiful Christmas romance, all wrapped into this book.

Daffin Oakleaf is a Bow Street Runner, a member of a small force of detectives attached to the court at Bow Street who investigate crimes. He loves his work and it has made him a wealthy man. Lady Regina Haversham is a rich lady of the ton. There may be a connection between them but Daffin sees Regina as off limits. His wealth doesn’t make up for the gulf between their social status and her family would never allow her to marry him. But he likes her, she is practical, kind and easygoing. They have a lot in common and they both grew up without parents. Daffin can’t stand to see her accept a loveless marriage, even though she seems resigned to her fate.

But there is something odd going on, and there are accidents that can’t be explained. Someone is trying to harm Regina and she has the feeling that she is being watched. Regina is a captivating character, headstrong and courageous. Daffin is determined to protect her and to track down the villain threatening her.

Regina and Daffin truly belong together but first they must overcome all the perils that will plague them.

This book is a fast, suspenseful read and I enjoyed going along for the ride. The mystery was well executed and kept me guessing. The reader is led along at just the right pace and the facts are discovered in just the right way.

Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book!

Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE
London, December 1818

Lady Regina Haversham’s thirtieth birthday was precisely
one month away, which didn’t leave her much time to lose
her virginity. Not that she wanted it lost. She wanted to know
where it went and choose to whom she gave the dratted thing.

Her coach came to a stop in front of the offices of the Bow
Street Runners in central London, and she drew in a deep,
unsteady breath. She pressed her hands deeper into the white
fur muff that sat atop her lap and willed her pounding heart
to slow its nervous beat. Christmastide was her favorite time
of year. She was in high spirits, but she was also as nervous
as a young lady making her debut on her way to see the
queen. This particular outing had every chance to end in
disaster.

She glanced out the window. She probably should have
hired a hackney. It would have been less conspicuous than her uncle’s resplendent coach. There were already several on-lookers staring up at the black-lacquered conveyance with the Duke of Colchester’s seal on the side. She glanced down
at her clothing. No doubt her ensemble was too elegant for
marching into the offices of the best private investigative
team in London, but she had no other clothing to wear, and
this particular message was best delivered in person. She
didn’t know Daffin Oakleaf’s home address, and she hardly thought a note to him for what she had in mind would be appropriate. No. Regardless of the stares, she had to see him in person.

Regina had settled on the perfect birthday gift to herself.
She would spend the night with a man. Not just any man. The
finest candidate. One who had the face and body of a Greek
god. Thirty years old. Tall, fit, and handsome. Blond hair
and green eyes that held a twinkle she found irresistible.
She’d met him last summer at her uncle’s estate. Her family
had been gathered there for the unfortunate purpose of her
cousin, the marquess’s, funeral. John had been murdered,
and inappropriate or not, the man Regina had come to covet
was the Bow Street Runner who’d helped investigate his
murder.

She hadn’t seen Daffin since he’d left the estate that hot
July day taking away the two murderers in shackles. Rarely
a day passed since that Regina didn’t think of him. She’d read about him in the paper, too. Lately, there’d been a series of articles in the Times focusing on his exploits. He’d caught criminal after criminal and, according to her cousin
Nicole, made hefty bounties doing it. Now that Regina’s
period of mourning was over and her uncle was forcing the issue of her marriage, Regina was here to ask Daffin Oakleaf, legendary Bow Street Runner, to make mad, passionate love to her.

Her stomach performed a somersault. Could nerves make ne physically ill? She suspected they could.

Suspected hers would. She winced. It wouldn’t do to cast up her accounts in
front of the man. That certainly wouldn’t attract him.

She glanced at her maid, who sat on the seat facing her,
back ramrod straight. If the proper young woman knew what Regina was thinking, no doubt she’d be scandalized. Precisely why Regina had said as little as possible about their outing today. Genevieve hadn’t asked many questions. Thank
heavens.

The coachman opened the door and Regina took one more
deep breath. “Wait here,” she said to Genevieve. “I shouldn’t
be long.”

After all, how long could an indecent proposal possibly take ?

About the Author

Valerie BowmanValerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

She is the author of the Secret Brides series and the Playful Brides series.

Legacy of Lies by Tara Leigh

 

LEGACY OF LIES is the first novel in the series and you can purchase it now for $2.99.

THRONE OF LIES is a prequel novella from the Legacy of Lies series and it is available now, too.

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Blurb:

Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
I believed I was entitled to all of it.
My legacy.

Jolie Chapman.
I thought I was entitled to her, too.
My love.

In a scandal that set our families against each other, I lost.
My legacy.
My love.
Everything.

I was heir to a throne built on lies, my crown forged from corruption.
Stripped of everything I’d been raised to consider my birthright.
Including my princess—who wasn’t mine, after all.

I’ve spent the past decade rebuilding my life, on my own terms.
Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
They’ve been earned.

Now I’ve returned to Manhattan for redemption, too.
Jolie wasn’t supposed to be here.
… And I wasn’t supposed to care.

Screw me once, shame on you.
Screw me twice—
Who am I kidding? I don’t believe in second chances anymore.

My Review

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was a touching and angsty story about love and loss, hope and survival, truth and deceit. We met Jolie and Tripp in the prequel, Throne of Lies, and got their heartbreaking background story. Their story is not a fairy tale, it’s full of heartbreak and loss. But it is also a story of second chance and new beginnings.

Years have passed. Tripp lost everything when his father’s scam was exposed. He left New York and has built his own fortune, exposing financial fraud. But his shame still runs deep. Jolie’s life has never been easy, but she is always positive, always moving forward. She has leveraged her beauty into a career in high fashion.

Both Jolie and Tripp are engaging characters and you just can’t help but root for them, especially with all they’ve been through. The world has given them so many reasons to never trust again. Their reunion is finally in the cards, but their mutual distrust is painful. Deep down, they both feel the sharp pain of remembrance and regret. Sweet memories are tied up with memories of loss, heartbreak and despair. And yet, they are connected in a way that can’t be severed and they both want to understand what happened to them.

The only reason this is marked down is the ending that felt rushed. I thought things got resolved a bit too quickly and there were a few questions that I wished would have been answered. But overall, I was happy with the story and this is definitely an author I’ll be picking up in the future.

Thank you for reading!

My honest review is based on an advanced reader copy of this book.

 

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Blurb:

I was called a prodigal son.
A scion of Midas.

I believed it. Why wouldn’t I?
Everything my father touched turned to gold.

The proof was all around me.
Luxury cars.
Elite schools.
A billion-dollar business.
Even my girlfriend, a Park Avenue Princess.

I reigned from a throne of lies.
My fall from grace… wasn’t graceful at all.

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About the Author

Tara Leigh writes steamy contemporary romance featuring tortured heroes worth lusting after and the women they didn’t know they needed. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.

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Duty (Andino + Haven #1) by Bethany-Kris

DUTY

by Bethany-Kris
Andino + Haven, #1
Publication Date: October 8, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

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SYNOPSIS

They say heavy is the head that wears the crown …

Andino Marcello’s world is turned upside down when he becomes the next heir apparent to the Marcello empire. He was comfortable in his place as a Capo, but comfort is for the weak in the world of mafioso. The boss’s seat is waiting. It takes meeting a tattooed beauty who has no idea who Andino is or the criminal legacy he now carries beneath his three-piece suits, and charming smile for him to finally bend the rules set out for him. That doesn’t mean he can keep her.

They say things that never challenge you won’t change you …

Haven Murphy is doing her own thing, and she does it well. The owner of a successful Brooklyn strip club, she makes it her only goal to never fail. She’s just trying to live her life when a morning jog puts her face to face with a man that will change the direction of her life with a single conversation. She knows there’s a dark side to him beyond his good looks, and three-piece suits, but it’s hard for her to care when she wants him. That doesn’t mean he can be hers.

He’s going to break her heart; she’s going to keep his.

Because duty waits on no one.

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My Review

Rating : 4 Stars

I loved the conflicting emotions in this story. Duty is the story of Haven, a feisty, determined, sassy club owner and dark, mysterious and incredibly sexy mafia boss in waiting, Andino Marcello.

Their connection is instant. But as their relationship evolves, the secrets between them also become bigger and harder to overlook. Andino likes that Haven doesn’t know a thing about him, that she is an outsider. And yet, he is caught between a rock and a hard place. The Marcello family’s legacy is a very dark one and newcomers are dangerous to people like him. He keeps Haven a secret, hiding her from his family, who will not approve of her. Haven can’t believe she is willing to overlook the fact that he is involved in some shady activities, but she can’t seem to stay away from him. Andino’s feelings for Haven are real, but I expected him to be more adamant, to fight for her, but he never seemed to make her his priority. But I’m sure there will be ample opportunity for him to redeem himself in the second part of the story.

I loved this book! It’s smartly written with great character development and just enough build up to reel you in and take you along for a wild ride. That ending just about killed me though! I can’t wait for the next part of Haven and Andino’s story!

Many thanks to the author and Indiesage PR for my copy of this book!

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Throne of Lies (Legacy of Lies #0.5) by Tara Leigh : Release Day Blitz

Today we are celebrating the release of THRONE OF LIES by Tara Leigh!

THRONE OF LIES is a prequel novella from the Legacy of Lies series and it is available to read for FREE till October 15th! LEGACY OF LIES is the first novel in the series and it is set to release on October 15th and you can pre-order it now.

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Blurb:

I was called a prodigal son.
A scion of Midas.

I believed it. Why wouldn’t I?
Everything my father touched turned to gold.

The proof was all around me.
Luxury cars.
Elite schools.
A billion-dollar business.
Even my girlfriend, a Park Avenue Princess.

I reigned from a throne of lies.
My fall from grace… wasn’t graceful at all.

My Review

 

Rating : 4 Glittering Stars!

This story has all the ingredients to ensure many romance readers will enjoy the sexy tale of the rich hero falling helplessly in love with the sweet, sassy debutante. It offers a glittering glimpse into the lives of New York City’s financial elite.

The story line is addictive and had me intrigued throughout, the characters are likeable. I enjoy Tara Leigh’s writing style including the quality and depth she puts into her characters. Jolie and Tripp live a lavish and perfect life, until their world starts to crumble, when their families are embroiled in a financial scandal. The two of them are this unique and perfect pairing. Their connection was undeniable. But their families have valued illusion over reality, appearance over substance. And there will be a price to pay, even though they didn’t deserve to go through the stress and emotional upheaval that resulted from their families’s downfall.

The pace was perfect. The ending was intense and tragic, but the story is far from over. So be prepared for a cliffhanger!

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Blurb:

Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
I believed I was entitled to all of it.
My legacy.

Jolie Chapman.
I thought I was entitled to her, too.
My love.

In a scandal that set our families against each other, I lost.
My legacy.
My love.
Everything.

I was heir to a throne built on lies, my crown forged from corruption.
Stripped of everything I’d been raised to consider my birthright.
Including my princess—who wasn’t mine, after all.

I’ve spent the past decade rebuilding my life, on my own terms.
Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
They’ve been earned.

Now I’ve returned to Manhattan for redemption, too.
Jolie wasn’t supposed to be here.
… And I wasn’t supposed to care.

Screw me once, shame on you.
Screw me twice—
Who am I kidding? I don’t believe in second chances anymore.

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About the Author :

Tara Leigh writes steamy contemporary romance featuring tortured heroes worth lusting after and the women they didn’t know they needed. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.

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Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis : Blog Tour

Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

About the Book

Hot Winter Nights
by Jill Shalvis

Series
The Heartbreaker Bay Series

Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Avon Books

Publication Date
September 25, 2018

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My Review

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This holiday-themed story with suspenseful elements was perfectly paced, lighthearted and sweet. I liked Molly and Lucas as a couple. I loved watching them fall in love and their banter was hilarious at times.

Molly is a survivor, her resilience is a strong asset. But her past has affected her in a large way, she grew up in a family where safety and security were in short supply. She doesn’t like to feel vulnerable and she has trust issues. And yet, she is not immune to Lucas’s charm, despite her best efforts. Lucas is a great character, protective, sexy and honest. He is a man of few words, stoic and unflappable. He has conditioned himself to not get emotionally invested. And yet, his relationship with Molly confuses him, his growing feelings for her are real. He wants to help her with a case related to a Bad Santa probably guilty of fraud and money laundering. He wants to keep her safe. Neither one of them intends to get attached but they enjoy each other’s company way too much.

The characters give this book its emotional pull, they are easy to love. The author kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who was the mysterious bad guy. This story had a charming small town vibe that I really enjoyed. Overall, this was an entertaining and intriguing romance.

Many thanks to the publisher and Pure Textuality PR for my copy of this book.

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Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of HOW WINTER NIGHTS by Jill Shalvis, we’re giving away a paperback copy of the book!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 10/9/2018 @ 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 the Author

New York Times bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventure.

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