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Review: Bastard Bachelor Society by Sara Ney

Bastard Bachelor Society by Sara Ney is the start of a new series and it’s a bit different for her which was cool. Not college students (though both the main characters are in their first careers). I was eager to explore what would happen to Abbott and Brooks.

Brooks has had his heartbroken and is well, somewhat bitter about women at the moment. He convinces his two buds to form the “Bastard Bachelor Society” where they swear off women (one member even breaks up with his current girlfriend), wear velvet smoking jackets and just behave like guys in the bar they like to frequent. It seems like a great idea to Brooks! But then… he meets Abbott Margolis, her cat, and her Nan.

Abbott lives in the same building as Brooks and they get acquainted when Abbott fails to hold the elevator door open for him when he is coming back from the office with a giant box in his hands. Cue their second meet-cute where Abbott is picking up food and bringing it back to her apartment when Brooks notices. He is hungry and well, they instantly have a fun time trading jokes and laughs.

But Brooks cannot fall for Abbott. He absolutely cannot. Not only did he found the Bastard Bachelor Society but he gave up season tickets so if he loses their bet, he is out expensive tickets too. But Brooks may just be falling fast.

Let me start right away and say that Brooks and his cohort are kind of…. old school bros. They aren’t nasty about women but they are definitely the type of guys you’d see belonging to a fraternity. That being said, Brooks grew on me a lot. He clearly cares about Abbott almost immediately and they do have a really comfortable friendship initially. That changes as the attraction grows and Brooks has to figure out what he really wants in his future. A dumb velvet smoking jacket or time with Abbott. It should be a no brainer but as I pointed out, Brooks is definitely thinking with guy brain.

Abbott is really sweet. She comes from a wealthy family but she is working to make an impression in the family company. She is just a genuine, fun woman who wants to please her Nan, take care of her cat, and avoid any marriage traps the family sets for her. But she is not immune to Brooks and his charm.

The dialog is fast-paced and funny in this book. It reminds me of Gilmore Girls style dialog! Heck, the book even has a cat and features a few chapters from the cat’s point of view. (Not the highlight for me really but it wasn’t awful.)

I am very interested to see where Sara Ney takes this series. I’m not sure if Brooks’ two friends, Blaine and Phillip, are meant to be the next bachelors. Neither of them jumped out at me as leading men material so I am curious to see how they can be fleshed out and made a bit more three dimensional.

I really liked Abbott and Brooks together. They have really good chemistry and it is clear from the get-go they just genuinely like and enjoy each other’s company. That was really nice to see and it started their relationship off on a strong footing for me.

I think if you can get past some of the initial “bro” speak between the three guys, this book is going to be a lot of fun. I’m always glad to jump back into a Sara Ney book and Bastard Bachelor Society is no different. Solid read!

Bastard Bachelor Society is available now!

What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.
Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 
We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.
Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 
Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 
Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 
Especially when there’s a bet to win.
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Sneak Peek: Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy

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 “I’m worried about you getting upstairs. What floor do you live on?”

   I bit my bottom lip. He was going to want to help me upstairs because he was surprisingly kind. And I was going to want to invite him in. Which would be bad. Because there was really only one thing I wanted from Grant Caldwell and it wasn’t the hundred bucks in my pocket that he refused to take back.

   He wasn’t my type. I wasn’t his type.

   Wealthy businessmen and admittedly bohemian actresses do not have relationships.

   But that didn’t mean they couldn’t have passion.

   I kind of wanted to make out with Grant, old school, given how teen my crush was.

   I should lie, say I lived on the first floor so he’d walk me to the front door and nothing more. I opened my mouth. My inner flirt won the fight as I told the truth.

   “I live on the fifth floor.”

   “Is there an elevator?”

  “No. It’s a lot of stairs. Like, a lot.” Subtle. Not.

  “Then let me help you upstairs.”

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Release Blitz: Making You Mine by Melissa Foster

Today we have the release week blitz for Melissa Foster’s MAKING YOU MINE! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!


Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance featuring Graham Braden’s business partner, Knox Bentley!

Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He’d distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can’t close, the precious jewel even his billions can’t buy. Now that he’s back in the States, he’s determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.


Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction. For avid readers of the Love in Bloom series, you may have met sexy and hilarious Knox Bentley, Graham Braden’s business partner, in Trails of Love, and Aubrey Stewart, one of the badass billionaire founders of the Ladies Who Write (LWW), in Anything for Love.


Aubrey opened the gift box slowly, surprised to find a black and gold lipstick container.

“Oh my gosh.” Presley snagged the gift and inspected it. “Yup. Tom Ford’s Original Sin. You’ve got yourself a classy dirty boy.”

“Give me that.” Aubrey grabbed the lipstick and set it on the desk. She lifted another note from the box and read it. “‘Because putting on lipstick usually leads to taking these off.’” She shot a look at her friends. “This ought to be good.” She whipped off the lid, and her body tingled at the sight of a black lace thong and matching bra nestled within the tissue paper.

“Wow. Those are gorgeous,” Libby said. “May I?”

Aubrey shrugged and held out the box for Libby to feel the material.

“That’s Agent Provocateur,” Presley said as she admired the lingerie. “It’s made with French lace. Gorgeous. The man has—”

“Invaded my personal space and my privacy.” Aubrey snapped the lid back on the box, trying to ignore her racy thoughts of Knox tearing them off her.

“And I’m about to invade it even more.”

They all spun around at the sound of Knox’s deep, sexy voice. There he stood, six-plus feet of gorgeousness, clad in a black leather jacket, jeans, and black boots that probably cost more than Aubrey’s desk. A charming smile lifted his lips as he said, “Hello, ladies.”


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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Cover Reveal: Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy

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“My go to girl for funny, sexy rom com is back! Weekend Wife is the perfect, irresistible romantic comedy. Back off, ladies, Grant Caldwell is mine.”

—Erin Nicholas, New York Times bestselling author

Weekend Wife, an all-new standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy, is coming February 3rd, and we have the adorable cover!

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Billionaire businessman in need of a fake fiancé…

It should be the easiest job ever for an out-of-work actress, right?

All I have to do is pose as Grant Caldwell (the Third)’s fiancé for a fancy-pants weekend in the Hamptons. Easy. Wear designer clothing and sip champagne? Don’t mind if I do. Flirting with Grant? It’s so delicious I should be paying him.

Nothing can go wrong as long as if I can just keep my hands off of him.

But that’s the hard part. And I do mean hard.

Because Grant is sexy.

And bossy.

And surprisingly sweet, a real rarity in his pretentious family.

Oops. I’m not as good at faking it as I thought. Or maybe they call this method acting. Because it’s getting harder to figure out where my character ends and I begin…

It just might be the role of a lifetime.

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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy-five novels and novellas in the romance and mystery genres. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, martinis, and Frank Sinatra. She lives with her renovation-addicted husband (he built her a bar, so it’s all good!) and their blended family of kids and rescue dogs.

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Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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It is a rare thing for me to read young adult. I got burned out on it after being on a few committees and it is just not something I have picked back up again, despite knowing there are so many great titles out there being published. When I was approached about participating in the blog tour for Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, I was very intrigued by the premise. It sounded fun to me and since I’ve had a tough time reading in general, fun is just what I wanted. And this book is definitely fun, make no mistake. But there is a lot of striking character development and a plot with more depth than I expected.

Pepper Evans is a leader in her New York school. She is a straight A student, she has been elected as the swim team captain for her senior year, and she is overall a people pleasing student trying to make the best grades and the best future for herself. It comes with a price though. On top of dealing with all her AP classes, Pepper is basically the de facto person in charge of social media at her mother’s company, Big League Burger. What started out as a mom and pop restaurant in Nashville has grown into the fourth largest burger chain. It is a lot of pressure and Pepper’s mom unfortunately kind of uses her daughter’s snarky talents to make the BLB social media shine.

When Jack Campbell sees Big League Burger has come out with a new sandwich called “Grandma’s Special” he is angry and hits back on twitter. His family’s restaurant, Girl Cheesing, has been part of the East Village for years. He has grown up in the restaurant and knows its customers. He also knows that Girl Cheesing is well known for their Grandma’s Special. He isn’t going to let Big League Burger live this down.

And well, a twitter feud begins. It is not necessarily as fun as it sounds though because while Jack and his twin brother, Ethan, are sending a few retaliatory tweets, for Pepper, these tweets come at the cost of her state of mind. The pressure is on big time.

Tweet Cute has a great mix of humor and teen pressure. Both Pepper and Jack are facing a few assumptions about what the future will hold for them via their individual family members. And unfortunately, neither of them is super gung ho into the restaurant business. Jack is developing apps that may just take off if he gives himself the chance and Pepper loves baking more than she likes high pressure business dealings. Add to that, Jack and Pepper are being thrown together a lot lately in school and while they are starting to become friends, all that swiftly changes with the reveal about who Pepper’s mom is. And the thing is, Pepper needs and deserves some friends. She doesn’t give herself much time to just be herself. She is constantly playing one role or another to appease her mom, or her older sister, or her classmates. No one really knows the Pepper that grew up in Nashville.

I really liked the characters in Tweet Cute and of course, I enjoyed the David versus Goliath battle between Big League Burger and Girl Cheesing. The battle of the corporation versus the hometown favorite may remind people of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks’ You’ve Got Mail. Tweet Cute stands on its own two feet though. I loved seeing the city through home town guy Jack versus transplant, Pepper. I really liked reading about all the delicious food in this story too!

Tweet Cute has the perfect modern flair and the right amount of teen high stakes pressure to make this book an easy sell to any reader. And of course, there is a great developing romance!

Tweet Cute is available January 21, 2020!

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Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. 

 Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. 

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built. 

 As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.


Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she Emma Lordspends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising. TWEET CUTE is her debut novel. You can find her geeking out online at @dilemmalord on Twitter.