Monthly Archives: January 2018

Cover reveal: Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy


This is my absolute favorite Elle Kennedy book. I LOVE Seth Masterson SO SO MUCH. Like an incredible amount. I’m so excited this book is being re-released with a new cover because it deserves it!


A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and
international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

A good bad boy is hard to find…

Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he’s been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he’s all over it, figuring it’s his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.
Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets. But any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.
Warning: This book contains a bad boy SEAL who knows what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. Expect graphic language, hot sex, seduction, hot sex, dirty talk, hot sex, a little man-on- man action. Oh, and hot sex.

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Review: Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn


I took a chance on this book because I have never heard of this author before. The blurb for the book sounded really fun though and I’m so glad I pursued this story. Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn is wonderful romantic comedy! I had so much fun reading this book and getting to know Noely Clark.

Noely is co-host of a local morning talk show. She has a great job, a great best friend, but she really wants to find a man to share her life with. She is ready to settle down and plan a future with someone. Deciding that her dating life hasn’t exactly been great in the past, Noely signs-up with a blind date service. And what luck, because this company finds three great guys for Noely to date. Unfortunately, even when a match looks great on paper, that doesn’t mean love is guaranteed. As Noely gets to know “The Suit”, “The Rebel”, and “The Jock”, she discovers what she really wants in a relationship. And that no man is worth settling for unless he makes her absolutely happy.

So, I kind of started reading this book a little too close to my review time. I don’t usually leave it this long but between the holidays and getting back to work, I just hadn’t found reading time. BUT… once I started, I just devoured this book. I read it before going to work in the morning, I read it on my breaks at work, and when I got home from work, finishing this book was the first thing on my mind.

Now, savvy romance readers are going to figure out pretty quickly who Noely will end up with. But in this case, that didn’t ruin the fun for me at all. I really liked seeing how each of the men brought out different facets of Noely’s personality. It was interesting to see these men interact with her.

I know a lot of romance readers want the hero and heroine to only be together but for me, one of the most interesting parts of the story was the dating journey with Noely. These were all mostly first, then second dates. Yes, Noely rounds a few bases with each of the men but it was just a good way to explore the chemistry. I want to make it plain and simple that none of these encounters felt like cheating because Noely barely had a relationship with the men. But that doesn’t mean a kiss or two doesn’t feel right in the moment.

I realize I haven’t spoken much about the men Noely dates but honestly, learning about these men through her eyes is half the fun. You’ll realize who is right for her but if you’re like me, you can’t help but cheer her on as she tries to make the big, life-changing connection.

I also really, really loved Noely’s scenes with her best friend, and co-host, Dylan. These two are a hoot! Dylan is a great friend and arrives on the scene for both date planning and hair disasters (why the perm, Noely?? WHY?). She also hates wearing a bra as much as I do. I also really liked seeing Noely hanging out with her brother, sister-in-law, and niece. Readers get a full picture of Noely’s life and it makes the story fun on every level.

Meghan Quinn, you captured me as a reader! I cannot wait for the next book. This book is worth every cent of your book budget, reader! If you like comedic contemporary romances (that do not border into slapstick territory) with a lot of heart and a lot of heat, Three Blind Dates is the book to try.

Three Blind Dates is available now at your favorite retailer.


By Meghan Quinn
Release Day: January 4th, 2018

“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


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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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Cover Reveal: The Coaching Hours by Sara Ney

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A new Sara Ney book??? A new book in her How to Date a Douchebag series??? SIGN ME UP.

I am SUPER DUPER excited today to be part of the cover reveal for her upcoming book, The Coaching Hours. Take a look at this beauty!


By Sara Ney
Release Day – February 5th, 2017


Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about.

This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.

When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university’s take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he’d make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone.

Wrong on both counts.


A bet is placed, and I’m on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first.

Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more.

And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.

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saraauthorSara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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Cover Reveal: Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

Women looking to get pregnant outside of traditional marriage situations have kind of been my “thing” lately when reading romance. So, I’m excited to participate in today’s cover reveal of Kendall Ryan’s Baby Daddy.


By Kendall Ryan
Release Day – February 27th, 2018

A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.

We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.

This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making!


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Kendall Ryan author picA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras.

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Review: The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson

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I have been a longtime Rachel Gibson reader. She is one of my “original” romance authors, one of the authors that got me hooked on the genre. When I discovered she was writing Lexie Kowalsky’s story, I was excited. While it’s not always wise to revisit kids as grownups in romance books, I am pleased with how this story turned out.

The Art of Running in Heels begins much like its predecessor, Simply Irresistible. Lexie Kowalsky, daughter of famed hockey player John “the Wall” Kowalsky, is running out on her wedding. She runs straight into a sea-plane heading for Sandspit, Canada. And who else should happen to be on that plane but none other than new Chinooks hockey player, Sean Knox. Only Lexie doesn’t quite realize who he is. She has no idea that he is the current bee in her dad’s bonnet, so to speak.

Sean knows who Lexie is. And so does his mom, who watches Gettin’ Hitched, the Bachelorette-themed tv show that Lexie ran away from. And well, Sean’s mom wouldn’t mind spilling the beans on national tv, what with everyone wondering where Lexie is. But Sean steps in and convinces his mom that he is madly in love with Lexie. It’s a ruse of the highest order but even fake love can turn into true love when you least expect it.

Rachel Gibson really hasn’t changed her writing style at all since my early romance reading days. Her heroes are still rough around the edges. Her heroines are kind-hearted, if not always great at making decisions. It is a combination that works for me big time. The chemistry between Lexie and Sean is strong and resonates from their first meeting to Sean’s declaration of love. I really, really liked Lexie and the woman she is today. She still has a passion for dogs (frankly, all pets) but her current dog, Yum Yum, is well, just the kind of dog I’d imagine Lexie would end up with. I also respected her work with her business. She is ambitious even though she makes some wrong turns along the way.

Remember how I said Rachel Gibson hasn’t really changed her writing style much? Well, that brings with it some not so great things too. I know hockey is filled with curse words and a lot of name-calling but I really did get tired of the use of “pussy” as an expletive. It just really grates on me as a reader because being a pussy means being a girl essentially, and if being a girl is a bad thing, well… no one should be falling in love with women then. I kind of wished Sean hadn’t fell into that trap quite so often.

That being said, overall The Art of Running in Heels is entertaining and funny. I chuckled a few times when reading it. My soft spot for Rachel Gibson made me like the book probably more than most readers. Lexie is charming though and I don’t regret spending time with her or Sean and seeing them fall in love.

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“It’s been ten minutes.” He drained the glass and turned toward Jimmy. “Maybe your passenger isn’t going to show up.”

“It’s been less than five.” The pilot pulled a cell phone from the pocket of his bomber jacket and glanced at it for several seconds. “It’s an emergency.” He turned his attention toward shore as if he waited for some sort of signal.

Emergency or not, Sean hoped like hell the person they were waiting on wasn’t trying to drive from anywhere within a twenty-mile radius of downtown Seattle. If that was the case, the

other passenger was probably stuck in chaotic traffic due to that shitty show, Gettin’ Hitched, and the mob surrounding the Fairmont Hotel, fighting for a glimpse of the latest reality show couple and cheering like the Seahawks had won the Super Bowl again. NBC had even set up jumbotrons downtown so fans could capture the happy couple exchanging their vows on live television with the rest of the country.

Sean had never watched the television program, but he couldn’t escape it. Gettin’ Hitched fever had spread across America faster than a virus in flu season, and it seemed everyone but him had become infected. Even the guys in the Chinooks locker room had talked about each episode like they were getting paid for their own personal recap and review. They’d discussed the scheming and backstabbings and had placed bets on which girl would be sent home each week. Of course, their interest had a lot to do with Lexie Kowalsky. Some of the guys knew Lexie, and her ability to back-check and deke the other bachelorettes off the show made them proud. It was probably no coincidence that the daughter of John Kowalsky had the grit and determination to cut each girl off at the knees and had won the privilege of gettin’ hitched on live television.

Sean had never met Lexie. She’d been three weeks into a twelve-episode season when he’d signed with the Chinooks. He’d seen her, though, on commercials and magazine covers and on mobile billboards driving around Seattle, every pixel photo-shopped, bright white teeth, brighter blue eyes, perfection from the top of her blond head to the tips of her pink toenails. She looked bigger than life, sitting on a tractor and towing a man all trussed up in bailing twine. The guy had a stupid smile on his face that made him look like a real pussy. No way on earth Sean would ever agree to something like that. He didn’t care if he was being judgmental. Those two had signed up to be judged. His verdict: The bride was probably dumb as the billboards, the groom was likely a pussy, and both were as fake as their shitty show.

Sean felt the vodka kick up his comfy glow a few more notches. Lexie Kowalsky probably wasn’t as pretty in real life as in pictures, and those boobs that practically fell out of her shirt in every photo were likely bought and paid for with her daddy’s money. If Coach Kowalsky wasn’t such an asshole, Sean might actually feel sorry for the guy.

It had been no secret that Kowalsky hadn’t wanted to trade Kessel and Stamkos for Sean, and the thought of John “The Wall” dressed up in a tuxedo and forced to perform in the Gettin’ Hitched chaos brought a smile to Sean’s lips.

Sean turned his attention from the parking lot to Jimmy. “What kind of dire emergency can there possibly be that someone would have to get to Sandspit in a hurry?” He took off his sunglasses and shoved them in the pocket of his jacket. “A local jam or jelly heist?”

“What?” Jimmy glanced at Sean, then returned his attention to the shore. “Not dire, but I. . . .” Jimmy’s voice faded to a whisper, “Holy shit. We’re a go.”

Sean’s gaze followed Jimmy’s as a silver MINI Cooper screeched to a stop in the parking lot. The door flew open and a white pouf erupted from the car like an old-school pan of Jiffy Pop. The pouf struggled for several seconds, expanding and growing, then it practically fell from the car, getting poufier. The whole scene was so unreal, Sean half expected clowns to start jumping out, one after another, honking party horns, and acting like fools. Yeah, Sean was a little drunk. Maybe more than a little, but he wasn’t stupid drunk. He wasn’t on his lips, hallucinating drunk. Just to make sure, he said, “Tell me you’re seeing what I’m seeing.”

“Yep.” The driver stuck a hand out the window

and waved as if signaling something. Jimmy waved back, and the MINI Cooper sped away, leaving behind all that pouf. The setting sun reflected within the pouf like twinkly lights, and the cold breeze caught the ends of a veil and whipped it about a woman’s head. At least Sean assumed it was a woman as he watched her swat at the veil like she was being attacked by bees. In all that over-the-top froth and twinkles, it could be a drag queen, he supposed. All at once, it spun right then left, bent forward, grabbed an armful of dress, and sprinted toward them.

“Get in. We’re taking off.”

Running in five-inch stilettos is an art form.

Leaving your fiancé at the altar on live television is a disaster. Lexie Kowalsky thought she was ready to get married in front of millions of people, but at the last minute she fled the set of television’s hottest reality show, Gettin’ Hitched. Wearing a poofy white dress and a pair of 5 inch sparkly shoes, Lexie hopped a float plane for Sand Spit, Canada. She figured no one would find her there. But she was wrong.

Sharing her flight was the Seattle Chinooks biggest star, Sean Knox. Lexie wasn’t just a reality-show runaway, she was his pain in the butt coach’s daughter. She was chaos and temptation and definitely off limits, but getting her luscious body out of that wedding gown, he couldn’t resist getting her in his bed for one amazing night.

Then a photo of Sean and Lexi breaks the internet—and suddenly they’re both swept up in a crazy plan to spin the whole story. But you can’t run from love…

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The Art of Running in Heels
by Rachel Gibson

Chinooks Romance Series

Contemporary Romance

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Publication Date
December 26, 2017

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About Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson began her fiction career at age sixteen, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit-and-run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.

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