Blog Tour : Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City #7) by Penny Reid


Marriage of Inconvenience, an all new romantic comedy standalone in the USA Today bestselling, Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW!

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There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She’s determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy.

Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity—and heart—all in one piece.

Except, what happens when Dan O’Malley isn’t as indifferent—or as trustworthy—as she thought?

My Review

Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

This book was fantastic, Penny Reid had me enthralled from the beginning to the end. For being such a long book, I enjoyed every bit of the story and I never wanted it to end! The fluidity and the pace of the story were just perfect. This book is witty, intelligent, riveting and just fun to read. Kat and Dan are enticing characters, easy to relate to. From the start, I felt a true connection between them. Their romance is tender and the chemistry between them is sizzling. I loved that their story was a slow burn, nothing felt rushed or implausible.

Kat is an endearing heroine. Heiress to the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world, she has experienced the hard way that money doesn’t equal happiness. Her uber-wealthy family is dysfunctional and disinterested in her, no one has ever shielded her from hardship. Kat experiences difficulty accepting her emotions. She is used to hold herself back, hiding behind routine and orderliness. She is socially awkward, and her honesty is absolutely endearing and just hilarious at times. She tried to escape her heiress life, but she has finally accepted her fate and is preparing herself for her future role. Her cousin is a powerful and devious enemy, who has more than one sneaky trick up his sleeves to frame her and take her place at the head of the company.

Dan is the perfect book boyfriend, smart, caring, funny, thoughtful, not to mention incredibly hot. He accepts to marry Kat so that her cousin can’t commit her to a mental hospital. He is selfless, willing to rearrange his life to protect Kat.

Dan and Kat were distant friends. The sparks flew between them when they first met, but they never acted on their feelings due to a misunderstanding. When they finally get the opportunity to know each other better, everything between them is natural and easy. And yet, expressing boundaries and desires is incredibly complicated for both of them. There was plenty of sexual tension, as they learn to navigate and balance their obvious love for each other. I loved watching the development of their relationship and the suspense kept me on my toes.

I had the best time reading this book! It has Penny Reid trademark humor, Kat and Dan had me giggling and smiling. I adored these characters! The interactions with the secondary characters were fantastic. There were a lot of swoon inducing moments. I love Penny Reid’s writing style and will definitely look forward to her next book!

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Staring at his chin, because I couldn’t quite lift my eyes any higher, I cleared my throat. “Should we get ready for bed?”

“Sure,” he said, his voice a rumble. Dan’s eyes were on me, I felt the weight of them.

My hands came to the hem of my skirt and I hesitated, feeling winded for some reason. Sneaking a glance at him, I immediately wished I hadn’t. His gaze was watchful, but it was also unmistakably hot in a way that seemed at once both avaricious and accusatory. The vice tightened around my lungs.

Kiss him! Just freaking kiss him! You want numbered steps? Fine. You kiss him- check. He kisses you back- check. Then you make out- check. Check the boxes.

I licked my lips, balling my hands into fists at my sides again, preparing to follow my hasty list.

But then he said, “Undress me.”

My breath caught. On instinct, my eyes lifted and collided with his in much the same way our bodies had collided at the top of the stairs just moments ago. Jarring. Startling. Thrilling. This time I couldn’t look away because this time I was falling. He made no move to catch me.

“What? What did you say?”

His eyes narrowed, which served only to increase the intensity of his gaze from smolder to inferno. “Take my clothes off.”

I stared at him, licking my lips again, and shaking my head. That wasn’t one of my steps.

Lifting my chin, I moved to kiss him. He leaned to the side, evading me even as his eyes dropped to my mouth.

“Take off my shirt and I’ll give you a kiss.” He’d used his naughty-secret voice.

An explosion of heat erupted in my belly, and now I was hot all over. I couldn’t figure out if the heat was embarrassment or arousal or both.

He didn’t give me a chance to figure it out. His hands lifted and he undid his cuffs; then they moved to the top button of his shirt.

“You better take over,” he said darkly, “or else you’re not getting that kiss.”

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Release Blitz : Long Shot (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan


“Satisfying and soul-gripping!”

Lucy Score, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball, from Kennedy Ryan is LIVE!




Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?

You don’t.

My fairy tale is upside down.

A happily never after.

I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.

I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.

Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.

One of the NBA’s brightest stars.

Fine. Forbidden.

He wants me. I want him.

But my past, my fraudulent prince, won’t let me go.

“A raw, passionate, sexy, emotional rollercoaster.”

— Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


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Rating : 5+ out of 5 Stars

This book blew me away!  Gripping, riveting, heart wrenching, heartwarming…  Once in a while, you come across a truly incredible book, Long Shot was that book for me. Not that I was surprised because this is Kennedy Ryan we are talking about. I have loved each and every book I have read by her, but this one may be her best book yet. I was truly amazed by the storyline, it was definitely not what I expected, and I loved that!

August and Iris are unforgettable characters, I was consumed by their story and couldn’t get enough of it. It’s deeply emotional, engrossing and dark at times, it’s not the story of an easy love. There are some pretty devastating parts that will bring a few tears to your eyes.

August West is a bright and outgoing pro ball player, with an amazing future ahead of him. He is incredibly talented, but he wants to be more than just a player. Success and fame can be fleeting and he wants more out of life. He knows Iris is the perfect girl for him, she is authentic, funny and smart. But he can’t have her, she is someone else’s girlfriend. August is a wonderful character, genuine, strong and yet so vulnerable. I admit I fell head over heels for this hero, he was pretty much perfect and made me swoon.

Iris, my heart shattered for her, she is the innocent victim of a violent narcissist, trapped in an abusive relationship. Her story of resilience and hope takes place over several years. Her connection with August is instant, they are kindred spirits.  He can’t live without her in his life just as much as she wants to be with him. Iris is a character you become very quickly emotionally invested in.

Iris and August’s story of hope and unconditional love deals with some intense issues but it is so worth the emotional journey it takes you on. It’s an epic must-read that I can’t recommend enough!

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“A STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don’t hold your breath, this story will steal it from you.”

J. Sterling, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Blog Tour : My Once and Future Duke (The Wagers of Sin #1) by Caroline Linden

What happens at the infamous Vega Club . . .

Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. Surviving on her skill at cards, she never risks what she can’t afford to lose. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that’s too extravagant to refuse, she can’t resist. If she wins, she’ll get five thousand pounds, enough to secure her independence forever.

Stays at the Vega Club . . .

Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he’s at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it’s a lie. He can’t keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling. If he wins, he wants her—for a week.

Until now.

A week with Jack could ruin what’s left of Sophie’s reputation. It might even cost her her heart. But when it comes to love, all bets are off . . .

About the Book

My Once And Future Duke
by Caroline Linden

The Wagers of Sin

Historical Romance

Avon Books

Publication Date
February 27, 2018

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My Review

 Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

The love story in this book was absolutely wonderful. This clever and unique story with sexy and intense romantic chemistry was emotionally satisfying. I loved the tension between Jack, Duke of Ware, and Sophie Graham. Sophie is a math nerd and a regular at a gambling house. She has learned the odds of every card play and every dice throw and has amassed the first part of the small fortune she needs to attain financial security and independence. As it happens, Jack is a prime mark for gamblers with empty pockets.

Sophie’s personality is admirable enough, strong, responsible and determined, with her own sense of right and wrong. Jack is a man of propriety and responsibility who wants to protect his reckless younger brother and keep him from ruin. The clash between Jack and Sophie was absolutely delightful. Sophie stands her ground when she has to deal with Jack’s scorn. He is deeply affected by her and behaves totally out of character, wagering a fortune and coercing her into spending a week with him at his country estate, the safe haven where he slips away from the pressures of his responsibilities.

Sophie is not anything like what Jake envisioned when he set out to confront her. The more time they spend together and he gets to know her, the more he finds himself admiring her. He doesn’t regret winning their scandalous wager. He lives by a strict code of honor, but he can’t help but admit he’s attracted to the strong, independent woman who challenges him at every turn. She treats him as if they were equals, his social status doesn’t impress her.

It was an absolute delight watching him slowly lose all his inhibitions. You can’t help but fall for Jack. There’s nothing like watching a hero fall deeply in love. The author deftly layered the tension and built the anticipation. An affair with Jack would harm Sophie’s reputation and would be a major setback to her plans. And yet, she wants to forget everything and savor every moment they get to spend together. The slow burn building of their relationship was realistic and their chemistry was undeniable.

There were so many scenes I loved in this book, so many witty lines and sweet moments. Jack and Sophie were the perfect couple, I couldn’t get enough of their story. I loved this book to pieces and I can’t recommend it enough!

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“Why did you propose that wager?”

He leaned forward, elbows on his knees, and looked down at her. His golden hair was rumpled into waves that made her long to smooth it. “Haven’t you guessed?”

She angled her face toward him. “Tell me. I’m no good at guessing.”

He let out his breath, his eyes shadowed, and then he bent and kissed her. His mouth was soft against hers, a gentle hint of a kiss rather than a real one. A soft sound of pleasure hummed in her throat.

The duke lifted his head. For a moment they stared at each other. “Is that all?” Sophie whispered, belatedly realizing how her heart was thudding. “All you want?”

“No.” He traced one finger, as lightly as a feather, down her throat. A shiver rippled over her skin. “Not by a tenth.”

“Show me,” she whispered. “Please.”

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GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. Five winners will each receive a paperback set of What a Woman Needs and What a Gentleman Wants by Caroline Linden.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 3/9/2018 @ 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 Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before discovering that writing fiction was far more fun. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have won the NEC-RWA Reader’s Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. She lives in New England.

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Blog Tour : Baby Maker by P. Dangelico

Baby Maker by P. Dangelico
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Stella Donovan’s biological clock is a ticking time bomb.

The successful financial manager has spent her adult life building a career and neglecting her personal life. Problem is, she doesn’t believe in marriage. Not after watching her mother be treated like garbage by her father. Nope, marriage is not for her. All she wants is a baby. All she needs is a man to agree to her terms.

Dane Wylder, recently retired NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer, wants a baby.

Naturally, marriage is off the table. He’s not the marrying type. Women are great––as long as they’re trying to get into his bed and not his heart. But after years of living only for himself, he’s ready to be a father.

Sparks fly when a successful financial manager and a legendary football player enter into a legal agreement to have a kid together. They planned on everything––they just didn’t plan on each other.

My Review

Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

I always have a great time reading Paola Dangelico. I find her combination of flawless writing, subtle humor, endearing characters and sexy chemistry absolutely irresistible.

She gives us Stella, a tough as nails business woman, feisty and stubborn. I loved her heart, strength and persistence, she is a brilliant financial geek, badass in her own way. She has built a successful career, but her biological clock is ticking increasingly loudly. She decides to have a baby as soon as she finds a suitable candidate to be her baby’s father. Stella is not a dreamer, she is very practical. She needs a dependable father for her child, who will share custody and parental responsibility with her. Their co-parenting would merely be a business arrangement between two reliable adults.

Dane Wylder is a retired pro football player. He isn’t sure what life has in store for him next, he is feeling down and aimless despite his celebrity and his dedication to charity work. He wants a son, but the last thing he wants is a wife. Stella’s business arrangement is exactly what he needs.

I did think that Dane was a bit of a douchebag in the beginning, he is seemingly cocky and prejudiced against women. His past made me understand him better though, he has a lot of issues stemming from childhood loss.

I really enjoyed Stella and Dane’s combustible chemistry that was evident right from their first meeting. Despite their differences, they worked well together. It’s obvious from the moment that they meet that there is something between them. I loved seeing these characters grow and become partners. Dane manages to surprise Stella, he is supportive, makes her feel safe and that is exactly what she needs. He isn’t perfect of course, but he has a big heart.

I had a big smile on my face the entire time while reading this book. It is a fun romance, with top- notch dialogue and vibrant characters. Their chemistry practically leaps off the pages, their banter is delightfully witty and hilarious. I loved every minute of this fun and entertaining romance and definitely recommend it.

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Grabbing the pot of freshly brewed coffee from the coffee maker, he stares into the pot then drinks from it. I don’t bother to tell him it’s decaf. Throat working as he swallows, he holds up his index finger.

I’ve got a finger for him, the middle one.

“I don’t know what’s gotten into you but I’ve had enough.” He continues drinking. “And word of caution, if you come back to New York and continue to treat me like I’m cattle, a possession, you will damage this friendship beyond repair.”

He places the pot down, his eyes downcast as he leans on the counter for support. “I’m sorry…I was a real asshole last night and––”

“Last night?!” I shout. “How about for the past week.”

“Well you’re not helpin’ the situation!” he shouts back, his eyes sparking, then winces again.

My jaw hangs in disbelief. He can’t be serious. Is he really blaming me?

“The hell are you talking about? You’re blaming me? Me?! You’ve been unbearable––when you’ve been around, that is. Usually you’re running in the opposite direction. But somehow in your twisted little male peanut sized brain, it’s my fault?!”

“Yes, goddamit! Dancin’––smilin’ at that fucking cowboy!” His hand slashes through the air as if he’s indicating to someone in the corner. The veins near his temple pop up. Eyes impossibly wide, he advances on me, stopping a mere foot away. “You never smile at me like that!”

Huh? “What does that have to do with anything?!”

“Because I’m jealous! Okay! And you’ve made it very clear you’re not attracted to me but all I can think about is this!”

He’s on me before I can blink, arms crushing me to him, kissing me like I hold the last breath of air on the planet and he means to steal it.

A beat later he stops. His lips against mine he murmurs, “Kiss me back…please kiss me back.”

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Dangelico loves romance in all forms, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.

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Blog Tour : The Bastard’s Bargain (The O’Malleys #6) by Katee Robert


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the final installment in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” In THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN Dmitri Romanov must use his legendary focus and control to stay one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City.

Title: The Bastard’s Bargain

Author: Katee Robert

Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 6, 2018

Publisher: Grand Central/Forever

Series: The O’Malleys

Format: Digitial and Print



Married to the enemy

 Robert_TheBastardsBargain_MMWhen Keira O’Malley was a child, she used to picture her perfect wedding. The flowers. The dress. Her husband. But nothing could have prepared her for saying “I do” to Dmitri Romanov-cold, domineering, and always one step ahead of everyone else in the ever-shifting power plays of New York City. She agreed to his bargain to secure peace for her family, and she may want the bastard more than she’d ever admit, but she’ll be damned if she’ll make this marriage easy for him.

Dmitri knows better than to underestimate Keira for one second. Molten desire smolders between them, a dangerous addiction neither can resist. But his enemies are already on the move, and he needs every ounce of his legendary focus and control to keep them alive. Keira could just be his secret weapon-if she doesn’t bring him to his knees first.

What readers are saying:

 “The Bastard’s Bargain presents a seductive escape and a fulfilling fantasy for that bad boy craving a girl can never outgrow.”—Isha at Book Likes

“Keira and Dmitri are everything. What develops between them is raw and carnal and wanton. The way they need each other and the way they connect is beyond sexy. It’s something deep and dark and heartbreakingly beautiful.”—Eva, Goodreads Reviewer

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My Review

Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

This was a fantastic ending to a wonderful series. The slow build-up of Dmitri Romanov and Keira O’Malley’s relationship throughout the series was intriguing and I was waiting for their story. They both are passionate people and their connection was explosive. Not to mention that this story was a nail-biter all the way through.

Dmitri Romanov is not a good man, he is by no means a likeable hero. In fact he is the perfect anti-hero, a villain, a cold-blooded killer, a dangerous and volatile loner, you name it. And he doesn’t apologize for who he is. He has his own code of honor though, and will stop antagonizing Aiden O’Malley if Keira gives in to his manipulation and accepts to tie the knot with him. But Dmitri is not all powerful in this story and this is changing him in a good way. It’s obvious that he has a lot of weight on his shoulders, he is distracted by his insane attraction to Keira and there is a traitor in his organization. Dmitri is a character I could sympathize with, he is totally flawed and yet his flaws make him endearing.

Since her brother was murdered, Keira has been losing control of her life. She is a drug and alcohol addict, she feels helpless and emotionally numb. Her family has neither been able to comfort her nor save her from herself. Her relationship with Dmitri is complex, she is defiant, enjoys driving him past the point of control and questions his motivations for marrying her. And yet, their mutual attraction is undeniable and their agreement is mutually beneficial. He married her to secure his power, she married him to keep her family safe. Dmitri is a dangerous combination of sexy and murderous and Keira is afraid he will become her next addiction. I loved how singularly focused on Keira he was, how she could lean on him, how he simply understood her.

Dmitri and Keira have a target on their back, their relationship was tested but together they are a force to reckon with. Their story of true love was addicting, their chemistry was combustible. These characters took me on a wild ride filled with passion, angst and danger. I just adored this book, it was a great conclusion to an amazing series! Although this book could be read as a standalone, it is best to read this series in order to follow with the plot and the main characters.

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Dmitri Romanov didn’t permit himself to breathe a sigh of relief. This was only the first step in a path that could potentially span years. It didn’t matter. Keira was here—was his. He had time.

He watched her look around the inside of the town car, cataloging everything with those witchy hazel eyes of hers. The faint scent of pot filled the car, giving evidence to what she’d been up to when he called. The woman was a mess, but he’d known that from the moment he met her. Dmitri didn’t do projects. He preferred to be the one holding all the cards—it allowed him to anticipate how the people around him would act in any given situation.

He’d never been able to anticipate Keira. Not from the moment she picked his pocket and walked away from him as if she didn’t give a fuck about the danger he posed to her.

Likely because she has a goddamn death wish.

He’d deal with that, just like he’d deal with the rest of Keira’s issues. In time.

Right that moment, time was the one thing they didn’t have. Keira’s oldest brother would be returning to Boston within hours, and Dmitri fully intended to marry her before Aiden realized she was gone. It was significantly more difficult to oust a wife than it was a fiancée.

He had Keira now. He wasn’t going to let anyone take her.

She kicked her feet out, propping her chunky black boots on the seat. The long line of her bare legs drew his gaze up to her tiny sleep shorts. They were barely more than underwear, hugging her hips and ass. Her shirt wasn’t much better, for all that it was long-sleeved. It revealed a slice of pale stomach and was fitted enough that he had absolutely no doubts about the fact that Keira wore no bra. Her small breasts pressed against the fabric, and she shivered beneath the weight of his gaze.

Get control of yourself. He leaned forward and nudged her boots back to the floorboard. Taking Keira was part of the plan—fucking her in the backseat was not. “There’s no need for an adolescent tantrum.”

She laughed, the sound rough and pain filled. “God, would you listen to yourself? You just showed up at my window to lure me into the night—to a chapel—and now you’re bitching about my shoes on the seats? Russian, you have your priorities seriously out of order.” She flicked her long hair off her shoulder. She’d dyed it a harsh blond that seemed designed to highlight how unhealthily skinny she’d become in the last year.

She’s spiraling.

Not anymore.

“Our current situation is no reason to throw propriety out the window.” He sounded stuffy, and he hated it, but with her sitting so close, wearing clothing she’d just been sleeping in…Dmitri dragged in a breath. “Keep your shoes on the floor.”

“Or what?” She turned to face him. The move pulled her shirt even tighter against her chest, revealing the faintest outline of her nipples. Keira saw where his gaze went, and gave a bitter smile. “All the games, all the bullshit, and that hasn’t changed.” She leaned forward and hooked his collar with her finger, drawing him closer despite himself. “Tell me something, Romanov.”

“Hmm?” He dragged his gaze up to her mouth. The wicked curve of her lips was matched only by the words she threw into the space between them with such abandon. The woman wouldn’t know caution if it slapped her in the face.

“You’re dragging me to your cave to be your Bride of Frankenstein.” She shifted closer, her bare leg sliding over his slacks until her thigh came into contact with his cock.

He should move her. Set her back and explain that no matter what she thought of the situation, she wasn’t in control. But the ring he’d put on her finger winked at him, a reminder that Keira wasn’t the sister of his enemy anymore. She was his.

Or she would be in a few short hours.

He bracketed her thigh with a hand, keeping her in place, but didn’t touch her anywhere else. There was no masking his reaction to her, not in their position. Dmitri didn’t bother trying. “Calling me Frankenstein is more than a bit dramatic.”

She looked up at him, her eyes holding a question he didn’t have a satisfying answer to. “I think it’s time to stop being in denial, don’t you?”

He recognized the direction she was headed. “You know I want you. I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t.”

Just like that, the shutters slammed down on her expression. She sat back and he let her go, watching her pull herself together. Her spine went ramrod straight, and she stared at the back of the driver’s head rather than at Dmitri. She crossed her arms over her chest. “No lies between us. That’s what you said. You want me, sure, but don’t pretend any of this bullshit has to do with sex. You need to prove what an international badass you are by marrying the sister of your enemy. An eye for an eye—a wife and a sister. Remember?”

He knew exactly what she was quoting. The note he’d had delivered to Aiden O’Malley just over a year ago. By my count, you owe me both a wife and a sister. I’ll be content with one of yours. He hadn’t realized Keira had seen it.

Twin possibilities spun out between them. She was scared and vulnerable, and if he told her that it was her he wanted and not what she represented, she would believe him. It would even be the truth, at least in part. He hadn’t been able to get Keira out of his head from the moment he met her, and he’d manipulated events to ensure they reached this exact moment.

Telling her that wasn’t telling her the full truth, though. This wasn’t some great love story where he’d been pining for her while her family kept them apart. Dmitri wanted her, yes. He craved the feeling of her body beneath his hands, her taste on his tongue, and her smart mouth around his cock.

But his craving her had no real relevance in the grand scheme of things. He needed one of the O’Malley daughters to regain his status after the blows the family had dealt him over the last two years. Keira was the only option left.


It didn’t matter what the truth was, full or otherwise. What mattered was ensuring Keira toed the line. He sat back, trying to ignore the throbbing of his cock, and studied her. “You knew what this was when you climbed out your window and stepped between me and your brother.”

She finally met his gaze, her hazel eyes fiery in their defiance. “Yes, I did.”


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About Katee Robert

KateeRobertNew York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it ‘a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.”  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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Blog Tour : Respect by Aleatha Romig

Respect – An Infidelity Stand-alone Novel

“The making of a man”

Standing at what I believe is the precipice of my life, I, Oren Demetri, was too young to understand that it wasn’t and too old to imagine that it couldn’t be.

The already hefty accumulation of my successes and failures, bravery and fears, and rewards and suffering, had brought me to this point. It was hard to contemplate the things I’d done, and yet, in reality I’d only begun to learn the possibilities.

I suppose that’s how it was for me at twenty-nine years of age on the brink of all I’d ever wanted without fully realizing the price I would pay. Yet in that moment, I knew there would be no cost too great or sacrifice I wouldn’t make. I had no idea how far-reaching that moment of self-discovery would be; because as the congregation’s murmurs quieted, bleeding into silence and allowing the thump of my heart to be the only sound I heard, I was a man filled with love and adoration, emotions in stark contrast to those I needed in the world I’d built or the one I was about to enter.

Angelina Costello was my dream and now my reality. I’d worked diligently to move beyond the actuality of being a dockworker’s son to becoming a self-made, successful entrepreneur, all in an effort to earn the right to call her my own. I’d overcome servitude to others, collecting their paychecks and lowly praises, to being the one who signed the paychecks and offered the accolades when they were rightfully earned.

The world was my oyster and walking toward me on the arm of her uncle was my pearl. I’d found her amongst the empty shells life had offered. There was no need to pry open another possibility. Angelina was all I wanted. Yet my path was uncharted. There was more for me to earn, lose, and willingly give.

The top of that list was respect.

This stand-alone novel may be read without reading the Infidelity series.

From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone novel based from her beloved Infidelity series. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic romantic thriller will delve into a world where family takes on new meaning and even the inhabitants are suspicious of the next chapter.

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My Review


Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

“Family, mio angelo. Can’t quit family.”

Every time Aleatha Romig releases a book, I know I’m in for a treat. When you crack open one of her book, you know you are in for a thrilling, gripping rollercoaster ride of suspense punctuated by emotional punches. This author never ceases to amaze me with her unique storytelling, complex characters and intriguing plot! All I can say is “wow”!

Oren Demetri and Angelina Costello’s story was epic and poignant. Intense, gritty and deeply emotional it had me hooked from the start. I guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down. It is a spin-off of the Infidelity series, and tells the story of Lennox, “Nox”, Demetri’s parents.

Morals and loyalties are tested in this mafia romance. The sacrifices Oren is willing to make to earn the right to marry his Mafia princess are heartbreaking. Angelina is the niece of one of the most powerful men in Cosa Nostra. Legitimate business is Oren’s ambition and forte and yet loyalty to the Costello crime family is key to understanding this character. He has the family’s best interests in mind. Favors are called in, debts are honored and Oren is slowly losing his soul in the process. He isn’t immune, he experiences remorse and yet he is prepared to do whatever he can, at whatever personal cost, to ensure that his son is freed from family obligations and has choices.

Aleatha Romig knocked it out of the park with this riveting story! It is a definite keeper on my shelf! I highly recommend this book that can be read as a standalone if you have not read (yet) the Infidelity series.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

ARC generously provided by the author and Inkslinger PR.

Angelina Costello was the only woman to ever take my breath away. I couldn’t not speak to her. “I haven’t seen you since NYU.”

“I’ve been living overseas, studying history and architecture in Italy.”

“Italy! Molto bene. And now you’re back?” I asked.

“I am.”

“To stay?”

“I believe so.”

“Perhaps we could see one another,” I proposed, all the while hoping that she would say yes and saying a prayer that she would say no.

Her lips curved upward. “I see you now.”

“Si, and I would like to see more.”

With a glint to her gaze, she said, “I never forgot you. I thought at one time…” Her head tilted innocently as her lip momentarily hid behind her teeth. “Are you sure you aren’t still scared of me?”

“Angelina, I’m quite certain that I’m terrified of you.”

Her smile grew. “Bene. Then let me give you my number.”

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


Blog Tour : Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers #1)by Meghan Quinn

“Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I’m Noely Clark, your host: and I’m in the market for love…”

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me.

Outgoing? Check.
Single? Check.
Open to finding love? Check.

I signed up immediately.

A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I’ve found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . .

I’m in big trouble.

Good Morning Malibu,
I’m Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock


My Review

Rating : 5 out of 5 Stars

“I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”

This delightfully romantic story will melt your heart and put it back together! Meghan Quinn has a way with words, her refreshing prose and adorable characters kept me thoroughly engaged. Not to mention that I absolutely loved the references to one of my all-time favorite movies “You’ve Got Mail”!

Noely Clark is co-host for a morning show and notoriously single. She has had a hard time dating due to her busy schedule, but she desperately wants a romance. When she is approached by a PR company to attend a blind date in a new restaurant where it is the sole focus, she eagerly accepts to try out the program. Noely is an endearing heroine, she is sassy, cheeky and vivacious.

Enter successively three sexy strangers, The Suit, charming, outgoing, witty, sophisticated, assertive and yet also evasive, prickly, private and uncompromising, The Rebel, an attractive alpha bad boy with a mysterious past and reticent to offer anything of substance in a relationship and finally The Jock, an up-and-coming hockey rookie, easygoing, sweet and honest.

This author has a real talent for writing sharp, laugh-out-loud dialogue and engaging characters. I loved how she wrote the flirtatious early moments of a relationship, the butterflies in the belly and the warm fuzzy feelings.

Noely’s timing was off with all three men but one of them wants a second chance. He is determined to woo her and make her fall for him. He definitely had my vote from the start, but he took his sweet time to acknowledge the depth of his feelings. Their messaging relationship was absolutely delightful, their teasing will make you sigh and make you laugh! This book was an instant favorite and I’m so glad I read it! This tender and funny look at love is a little gem, a little ray of sunshine that I highly recommend!

ARC generously provided by the author and Inkslinger PR.


I didn’t realize how close I was to the restaurant because I’m ten minutes early. Does that make me seem desperate? No, I chastise myself. It shows that I respect the other person’s time . . . right?

God, dating is the worst. There are so many unspoken rules you have to follow to not look desperate, or to not look like a psycho, or a creep, or horny, or—

“Can I help you, miss?”

Straightening up, I turn toward the hostess stand, which is a beautifully carved piece of wood. Standing behind it is an exotic, tall woman with long black hair, stunning grey eyes, and a massive engagement ring on her hand. Please tell me she got that rock from dating someone in this program.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that happiness for my life is dependent on getting married, but to see a success story in the flesh—particularly for me—would be encouraging.

“Hi, yes, I’m Noely Clark. I have a date at seven tonight with”—I lean forward, feeling silly and whisper—“with WindsorKnot.”

Her smile is kind and reassuring, making me feel a little calmer. “Yes, Miss Clark, I have you here for seven. You’re date hasn’t arrived yet, so can I show you to the bar for a drink while you wait?”

“That would be lovely, thank you.”

With my clutch tucked under my arm, I follow tall, dark, and beautiful to the bar where a very handsome Asian man is standing with a towel draped over his shoulder and a bright grin on his face. He’s wearing a button-up shirt with rolled sleeves, a brown vest covering his chest, which totally channels his inner Justin Timberlake.

“Danny, this is Miss Clark. She has a reservation at seven. Would you be so kind to make her whatever drink she would like?”

“Of course.” He winks at the hostess who presses her warm hand on my arm.

“Enjoy, Miss Clark. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. My name is Veronica, this is Danny, and we will be happy to serve you in any way.” With a parting grin, she moves back to her hostess spot.

Well, she’s nice.

“Miss Clark, please take a seat. What would you like?”

My tight, formfitting red dress makes my hop onto the bar stool a difficult task, but with a pleading prayer to the dress gods and a swift jump, I situate myself, only breaking a minor sweat.

I let out a sigh of relief and place my hands on the bar in front of me, scanning the glitzy bottles of “muscle relaxant.” “Hmm . . . how about a Moscow Mule?”

“Coming right up.” He gets to work and I watch as he magically floats around the bar, pulling the ingredients. “We recently bought new copper mugs, and I’ve been dying to use them.”

“Yeah? Am I the first?”

Winking, he says, “You are.”

If I didn’t know any better, I would say Danny is a bit of a flirt. Either that or he’s super friendly. Or simply made to be a bartender.

From beneath the bar, Danny pulls out a shiny, hammered-copper mug, and I’m instantly taken by the design. So sleek, just like its surroundings. The restaurant, with its white exposed brick, natural wood features, electric colors, and stone tabletops, is sexy, yet inviting. The friendly waitstaff is an absolute bonus. Every table is cornered off in its own spot, never getting too close to the other tables around it, and the mood lighting is on point with dim Edison bulb lights hanging from the ceiling and tabletop candles. I’m feeling the mood.

Despite the welcoming atmosphere, I can’t help but feel nervous, even after my brief exchange with WindsorKnot. There’s something to say about a blind date: the anticipation, the unknown, the knowledge that you’re having dinner with someone to possibly form a romantic relationship. It’s intimidating, but exhilarating all at the same time.

Could this be the last time I ever go on a first date? Will he like me? Will he want to get to know me?

Butterflies float around in my stomach and my cheeks heat as Danny places a napkin in front of me, topped by my drink with a lime slice on the side.

“Here you go, Miss Clark. Please enjoy.”

I smile politely. “Thank you.” When I take a sip, I’m instantly assaulted by the ginger-lime combination. Perfect. “This is fantastic.”

“Good.” Danny winks again and like an old-time bartender, starts drying a tumbler with the towel hanging over his shoulder. Eyeing me for a second, he asks, “A little nervous?”

After taking a sip from my drink, I lick my lips and nod. “Just a little.” I scrunch my nose, squinting ever so slightly. “Is it obvious?”

“Nah, you look pretty chill compared to a lot of blind daters I see come through the door.”

“Oh, I’m sure you see a lot of different reactions to these dates.” I lean forward, the cold wood of the bar cooling my sweaty hands, and whisper, “Any good stories you can tell me?”

Danny chuckles quietly and leans forward himself, taking a look from side to side before answering. “Plenty, but looks like your date just arrived.”

My date just arrived?

The temperature in the room seems to go up a thousand degrees as my body seizes and my shoulders tense. “Oh God, can you see him? Is he hot? What does he look like? Should I turn around? No, I shouldn’t, he would know I was checking him out.” Whispering a little louder, I ask again, “Just tell me, is he cute?”

Danny’s eyes scan over my head and his smile stretches across his face. “That’s for you to judge, not me.” Damn you, Danny.

Oh Christ, I’m not ready.

That’s right, I’m not freaking ready for this.

I get it, I know I said I was ready, that I wanted to do this, that I was all-in, that I wanted to find my soul mate, but now that I’m here, seconds from meeting “the one,” I’m pretty sure I’m going to throw up. Yep, I’m going to throw up. I can feel it rising.

Oh God, I’m going to retch all over him, right on his shoes. I know it. It’s bound to happen.

“Relax, you’re going to have fun,” Danny whispers before he turns to the bottles behind him.

As if the light hairs on my arm can sense it, they stand at attention as the sound of faint footsteps come closer.

Click, click, click. The cement floor leaves zero room for sneaking up on anyone.

Don’t throw up, don’t throw up. Think compliments, think pleasantries, think—


Smooth molasses drips over my shoulders as the most velvet of voices I’ve ever heard echoes behind me, pulling me away from the death grip on my copper mug and turning me in my seat to face one of the most handsome and polished men I’ve ever seen.



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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