Release Blitz: A Lucky Shot by Nikky Kaye

Today we are celebrating the release of a new contemporary romance title, A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye. Grab your copy now (available as part of Kindle Unlimited)

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A LUCKY SHOT by Nikky Kaye

Available Now | A Contemporary Standalone

Book Blurb:

He started it, but I’m going to finish.

Beckett Hallstrom is a rich, smirking, climbable treehouse of a man, with all the cockiness that comes with being a sports celebrity.

Had I known who he was, I might have asked for a time-out.

Instead, I’m falling hard for an older man who was a high scorer when I was still in pigtails.

He couldn’t keep me a secret if he tried–which he doesn’t really want to. Now, the whole city is convinced that our budding relationship will make or break his team’s playoff dreams.

I’ve heard that hockey players are superstitious, but Beck wants to keep me in his pocket and rub me like a rabbit’s foot. ♥

I’m a lucky girl, right? Or am I just getting played?

A LUCKY SHOT is a steamy, standalone sports romance novella about getting swept up in the action. Body checking is allowed!

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Nikky Kaye likes to read and write feverish, fearless books for your funny boner, such as A Model Fiancé and the Billionaire Book Club series. A former college professor, she has worked with movie stars and the United Nations—but prefers happy endings. She has young twin boys, loves living where there are four distinct seasons but loathes getting out of bed, has a terrible addiction to diet cola, and hates talking about herself in the third person.

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Release Blitz: Scandalous Secrets by Synithia Williams

SCANDALOUS SECRETS BY SYNITHIA WILLIAMS

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Can they do what’s right…without betraying their hearts?

Senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux always does the right thing. And, after years of focus and dedication, his life and campaign are going exactly to plan—until a blackmailer jeopardizes everything. No one is supposed to know that thirteen years ago, Byron told a lie to protect a college friend. And now that lie could destroy his career…and threaten the woman he never stopped loving.

Zoe Hammond hardly recognizes the refined and handsome politician Byron has become. The last time she saw him, he was the friend who saved her life by claiming to be the father of her unborn baby. For that, she’d do anything for him. Except Byron’s world of wealth, reputation and deceit isn’t a place where Zoe or her daughter belong. But when a menace from the past comes calling again, staying with Byron is best for them all. And, as the searing attraction between them builds, they soon realize some things are worth fighting for…especially love.

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Release Blitz and Review: Hard Fall by Sara Ney

Hard Fall by Sara Ney is her newest book and it is fun. That’s the highest compliment I can give it because from beginning to end, it was just a lot of fun to watch Trace “Buzz” Wallace and Hollis fall in love. It is a very different kind of courtship as it starts off as a fake date but grows into something neither is expecting (as is usually the case with a good romance).

Buzz meets Hollis at the team headquarters for the Chicago Steam, the baseball team he plays for. He hits on her but she rebuffs him hard. Hollis has just come off a bad relationship with another baseball player and she is not falling for that again. Of course, little does she know that Buzz is very hard to forget.

This is classic fun Sara Ney romance. There is great repertoire between the leads. A lot of snarky give and take which I always enjoy! Both leads have supporting characters behind them to lend advice or alcohol when needed. Plus, Sara Ney knows how to write steamy love scenes and she does not skimp on that front in Hard Fall. Buzz and Hollis do not lack in sexual chemistry. I admit, I liked this book better than the first book in the series but part of that is because even in Hard Pass, Buzz stood out to me in a way Noah (the hero of that book) did not. Buzz is a goofball but there are several things he takes seriously: baseball, his family, his friends, and now, Hollis. If you’re looking for a fun, quick but very steamy and awkward romantic love story (Buzz’s mom plays matchmaker in one scene and forces them to share Buzz’s childhood bedroom!), get this book on your e-reader. Hard Fall is fun. Plain and simple, it took my mind off the craptastic realism of 2020 and that’s high praise in these times.

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”
That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…

“No Thanks.”
That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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Review: Kiss my Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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Kiss My Cupcake is a new and fun book from Helena Hunting. This is an author that makes me laugh consistently and makes me appreciate romance consistently. Blaire and Ronan are a good fit together even if they don’t see it at all initially. What could be more different? A cupcake and cocktails store versus an old school bar with some fun ax throwing involved? That’s not a recipe for success at first glance. I liked how these two went about making their individual businesses a success and ended up working together along the way. Their support for each other really won me over. Ronan and Blaire shine best when they are working together, though I admit I do appreciate both of these characters on their own, Blaire in particular. She has a great head for business and knows how to showcase her new store. Kiss My Cupcake is a sexy story but also a solid story of two characters learning to work together.


Is it possible to have her cupcake and eat it too?


Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new laugh-out-loud standalone romance filled with witty banter and white-hot sexual chemistry from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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I take a bite, not as big as I originally intended, because that’s probably what she expects and I want to prolong the agony of her anticipation as much as I humanly can. I intend to tell her it’s just okay, except the moment the flavors hit my tongue I groan. Loudly. “Oh my God,”I mumble, crumbs tumbling out of my mouth and sprinkling all over the counter. Which I realize is disgusting.

But Blaire doesn’t seem to care. She grins widely, satis- faction and triumph making her face even more stunning. I consider asking what this is, but decide I don’t care enough to stop eating it. There’s coffee in the icing, but it’s not overly sweet, it’s light and buttery and decadently creamy. The cake practically melts in my mouth, hints of . . . whiskey, cocoa and vanilla and with the next bite I get a hit of creamy custard with a gentle hint of . . . almond.

Blaire doesn’t seem to notice the mess I’m making. At all. She’s sucking on her bottom lip and bouncing on the balls of her feet. Her lip pops free, teeth marks still evident. “Enjoying yourself.”It’s not a question, more of an accusation.

I want to shove the rest of it in my face instead of answering, but I lift my hand to cover my mouth so I can ask a question instead of affirm what she clearly already knows. “What is it?”

A slow smirk spreads across her lips.

She doesn’t say anything right away, so I jam the rest of it in my mouth. Half of me wants to beg her for more, but I know if I do, then somehow I’ve managed to give her the upper hand. Which is ridiculous. It’s just a cupcake, and regardless of what she thinks, we’re not really competing with each other. For the YouTube thing sure, but I don’t see how she can win against me and my kickass cool bar and the axe throwing. And now the whole live bands idea and karaoke.

The cupcakes-and-cocktails theme is cute. But that’s about all it is.

I try to keep my groan in this time, but a sound of contentment slips out.

“So you like my screaming orgasms?” she asks.

Which is when I start coughing. I also try to

inhale with food in my mouth and choke. And cough some more. Blaire takes a step back since I’m spraying the counter with half- chewed cupcake. It’s a travesty because I want that all in my belly and not on the counter.

“Are you okay?” she asks when I continue to cough for another solid fifteen seconds.

“Yeah.” Cough. “I just”—cough—“didn’t expect that.”

“It’s the name of the cupcake,” she informs me.

“I figured, since you didn’t scream even once.”

“I’m not a screamer.” Her eyes flare, as if she didn’t mean for that to slip out.

Now it’s my turn to smirk. “Is that right?”

She spins around, but I can see her face in the mirrored wall in front of her. Her ears have gone red and she mutters something to herself, nabbing the box from the bar behind her. She rolls her shoulders back and turns to face me again. Her cheeks are the same color as her ears. She drops the box unceremoniously on the counter. “I figured you’d want more than one.”

“Yes. Definitely.” I nod.

“Multiples really are the best.” Her cheek tics, and the tips of her ears look as if they’re going to light on fire and take all her hair with it. I wonder how much product she uses to keep it looking so perfect and if it’s soft to the touch or not.

“I love multiples.” Both the giving and the receiving. I leave that part out, because I would prefer to eat the cupcakes, not wear them, and I feel like we’re suddenly treading a very fine line. Either that or we’ve already jumped right over it. I shake my head to clear it. “Uh, what do I owe you?”

“Those are on the house. Enjoy your night.”

Blaire usually happily charges me full price for my cupcake addiction. Although she does tend to toss in an extra one for good measure. I’m tempted to ask if I’m going to end up hogtied in the trunk of a car if I eat the rest of these, but I figure that might be pushing it. “I can’t imagine anyone has ever said no to free multiple screaming orgasms.”

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Release Blitz: Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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“A laugh-out-loud romance full of charm, wit and magic. A thoroughly delicious read.”

 –LJ Shen, USA Today bestselling author

Kiss My Cupcake, an all-new witty, opposites-attract standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now! 

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Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From ax throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

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Cover Reveal: Beneath the Darkness series by Cheryl Sloan

Today we have the gorgeous reveal for Cheryl Sloan’s BENEATH THE DARKNESS series, designed by Hang Le! Check it out and be sure to sign up for Cheryl’s newsletter for release updates!

Title: Captivated by the Light

Release Date: August 18th

 

About Captivated by the Light:

Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan

focused her energy on growing her business all the while

flying under the radar, but fate had other plans.

Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker

into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed

her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made

her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t

in the cards.

Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry

undeniable, and their connection unparalleled.

However, beneath the surface remained a secret so

big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep

hidden no matter the cost.

The only downside to anonymity was that you could

never fully trust anyone but yourself.

 

 

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Title: Blindsided by Darkness

Release Date: September 15th

 

About Blindsided by Darkness:

With everything Jenna had worked toward at risk,

yet everything she’d ever dreamed of to gain, she had

to decide if Cameron jeopardizing her trust was

worth the risk of letting her guard down.

Getting involved with another man was never part of

her plan. However, Cameron wasn’t just any other man.

He was the one. He was an unexpected ray of light

in an otherwise darkened existence.

So, when Jenna’s past and present collide, and viable

threats emerge from the shadows, she finds herself

fighting for the future and a life she hadn’t believed

she was worthy of until Cameron showed her what

it meant to be truly loved.

 

 

Title: Darkness to Light

Release Date: October 13th

 

About Darkness to Light:

When Jenna’s past was called into question, truths

uncovered, and a stunning secret revealed, her world fell

apart in the most earth-shattering of ways.

One so devastating and profoundly painful, there

was no escaping the hollowness that would remain

in her heart until she righted the wrongs of the past.

While Jenna was no stranger to a blindside, nothing

would stand in her way as she fought to reclaim the

life she rightfully deserved. However, being

confronted by one’s worst nightmare, meant her

fortitude would face the ultimate test.

The problem with putting your life on the line was not

everyone would walk away unscathed.

 

 

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“So back to an earlier conversation of ours, about you not being worth the hassle. Tell me, do you always make a habit of running from men actively trying to pursue you, or is it just me?”

“It’s just you.”

“Just me you run from, or I am the only man currently pursuing you?”

“Both.” I broke our eye contact, casting my eyes down to his chest.

He released my hand from his grasp and, with featherlight touches, ran the back of his fingertips down the side of my face until he reached my chin. Once your eyes met again, he whispered, “What has you so spooked?”

“I don’t trust myself around you,” I blurted without hesitation, completely surprised by my honesty.

“Have I done or said something specific to make you feel that way?”

I shook my head no. “It’s just . . . I’m not sure I’m the right girl for you.”

His hand slipped from my chin and caressed my back. “Shouldn’t I be the judge of that?”

“You can’t control my thoughts on the subject, Cameron. I’m not comfortable with the idea of submission,” I whispered, careful not to let anyone hear. “I know you promised we’d take it slow—” My voice wandered off, along with my justification as to why we couldn’t be together.

“Jenna, I’d like for you to trust me when I say I want the chance to get to know you better. I’m willing to negotiate my terms.”

“Negotiate?” My body language abruptly became standoffish. “Do you want to date me, or are these new terms you’re introducing into our business deal?”

“I find myself drawn to you in a way I can’t explain but I’m sure you’ve already pieced that together. You also aren’t the only one who is being cautious here.” His grip tightened behind my back when the bartender arrived with our drinks. He glanced his attention back to me and his hands gravitated to my hips, holding me close.

I pressed my lips into a shy smile as a slight giggle escaped me. Honestly, what did I have to lose? Well, everything, but for reasons beyond my comprehension, I seemed to be willing enough to hazard getting caught up in his web of seduction, despite the risks that drove my fears.

There was no denying Cameron was in my head as my thoughts filled with him taking my body to new unimaginable heights, a mental image that left me blushing in heat.

“Whatever you’re thinking about, Jenna, don’t stop. I hope that brilliant smile has something to do with me because I’d love to make you smile like this more often.”

I took a deep inhalation in and out and bit my lip as I gazed up into his gorgeous honey brown eyes. With my hand on his shoulder, I pushed up on my tiptoes and brushed my lips across his cheekbone to his ear. He was the breath of fresh air I needed in my life, the wind in my sails, and the flutter that caused my heart to skip a beat.

“If you’re lucky, I might enlighten you one day.” His jaw twitched against my cheek, and the corners of my lips lifted in response.

 

 

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Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.

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Release Blitz: A Reunion of Rivals by Reese Ryan

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A REUNION OF RIVALS BY REESE RYAN

Sparks in the boardroom
and the bedroom…

She can’t let anything derail her passion project,
Not even a second chance with the sexiest man alive…

The deal that could bring Quinn Bazemore’s career back from the brink has one catch: she must partner up with her ex-lover Max Abbott. Quinn can’t forget the pleasure-filled summer they shared. But now she’s butting heads over business strategy with the mouthwatering marketing VP, even as their reawakened desire threatens to expose her deepest secrets…

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As soon as the door closed behind his sister, Quinn turned to him and scowled. “Why would you give everyone the impression something is going on between us?”

He tried not to take her words personally, but damn if it didn’t feel like she’d kicked him in the teeth wearing a pair of steel toe boots.

There was a time when her greatest desire had been for them to go out on a proper date and let the world see them together. Rather than sneaking around and hooking up in his shabby little loft over the barn or in the bed of his truck, parked beneath the stars.

Heat stung his cheeks as he jammed his hands into his pockets. “They probably assume I want to talk about the project or catch up with an old friend.”

He pretended not to notice the way she pressed her lips together and furrowed her brows when he referred to them as friends.

Damn. Is there a draft in here?

The chilly vibe coming from his ex was all too real.

“And I really would love to catch up at some point. But first, I need to tell you just how sorry I am.”

“No.” She shook her head, her tousled beach waves swinging gently.

He curled the fingers still shoved into his pockets into tight fists. Max couldn’t help remembering how he’d sifted the soft strands through his fingers as she had lain in his arms. And the dreamy way she’d gazed up at him after they’d made love.

There was nothing remotely romantic about the frosty look Quinn cast in his direction from beneath her long, thick eyelashes.

“No, you won’t allow me to apologize to you, or no, you’re not willing to accept my sincere apology?” He sat on the edge of the conference table.

“Both.” Quinn folded her arms, her expression neutral. Despite the iciness that slid over his skin in response to her answer, her tone and expression betrayed no anger. “A—I don’t want your apology. B—There’s no need for it.”

Heat spanned his forehead. Max had imagined having this conversation with Quinn dozens of times. He’d envisioned anger, forgiveness and lots of incredibly hot makeup sex. What he hadn’t foreseen was Quinn standing here calm, callous and completely out of fucks to give.

Not that he didn’t deserve it.

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Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional romance with captivating family drama, surprising secrets, and a posse of complex, flawed characters.A Midwesterner with deep Southern roots, Reese currently resides in semi-small-town North Carolina where she’s an avid reader, a music junkie, and a self-declared connoisseur of cheesy grits.

 

 

Review: Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor by Jillian Dodd

Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor is a new book from Jillian Dodd. It is part of the Kitty Valentine series, book two. This is a bit different style romance book than what I am used to. For one thing, do not expect a happily-ever-after. I want to put that out there because the entire premise of the series is that Kitty dates different men. It is a fun and I thought unique approach to romance books!

 

Kitty is a writer whose book sales have been very, very bad lately. Her agent suggests she spice up her books so, Kitty and her best friend decide to make a game out of it. Kitty will date one man in several romance “trope” categories (the first book is all about her dating a billionaire). I enjoyed her adventure in this book and I am baffled about how this will all end up for Kitty. I am very curious if a happy ending awaits her! I hope so.

 

Kitty is a fun character. She is kind, a good friend, and a writer willing to dig into her material. I know that sounds facetious but don’t worry, Kitty treats her doctor well. In the end, well, I will not spoil it but you’ll see how Kitty pushes forward with her plan.

 

Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor is an interesting story! I did not read the first book in the series and at this point, I will probably wait until all the books are published to read any more of her stories but that’s only because I like to know endings of things. If you’re ready to follow Kitty’s adventures now, you will not be disappointed.

Release Date: June 18
SPIN THE WHEEL. DATE THE GUY. 

 

Six years ago, Kitty Valentine took the book world by storm when her sweet debut romance hit number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list, which was followed by a string of successful releases. 

 

 

 

Her latest novel, however, totally bombs, causing her editor to suggest she write much sexier books.
To Kitty, writing smut is the literary equivalent of stripping.
But with no advance coming in and her royalties dipping to an all-time low, Kitty has no choice.
Armed with a hot-guy spinning prize wheel, made by her best friend, listing all the different types of men she will date and then write about, Kitty will be spinning—not stripping—her way back onto the best-sellers list.
*  Doctor romance

 

*  Hot neighbor
*  Laugh out loud funny
*  Standalone
*  Fast-paced, easy read
 
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Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles® to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl® series. 
She adores writing big fat happily ever afters, wears a lot of  pink, buys too many shoes, loves to travel, and is a distracted by anything covered in glitter.
 
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Review: Hard Pass by Sara Ney

Okay, there is definitely a quality of suspension of belief in Hard Pass. Noah Harding is a twenty-four year old pro baseball player for the Chicago Steam. He is a millionaire, owns a gigantic house, and loves his job. He loves baseball, period. The only thing he has to contend with… women find him ugly. Oh they will sleep with him but it is obvious it is for his money and name recognition. Unfortunately he has had a few cruel comments directed his way. (Now, again, let’s be honest, this happens way worse for women but let’s just go with what Sara Ney has laid out.)

Miranda is anxious to start up her own design business but she needs money to do so. Enter her grandfather’s collection of baseball cards, many of which are worth a lot of money. She is selling them herself in order to get the funds she needs for her business. She knows she won’t get the amount they are truly worth since she isn’t going through an auction site but she needs the money now, not in three months. When she puts out an ad, Noah answers. And they strike up an odd friendship.

Only Noah doesn’t believe a woman as beautiful as Miranda could ever like him for who he is. He genuinely believes his looks are a hindrance though as he is about to learn, that isn’t what puts Miranda off.

Hard Pass is a fun and frothy Sara Ney story. I really liked Miranda a lot. She does not put up with any crap from men and when she finds out who Noah really is, well let’s just say she isn’t amused with how they really met. But the attraction is there and Noah isn’t afraid to grovel… though he definitely makes some mistakes along the way.

Miranda helps Noah come out of his shell. It is amusing to watch him realize that maybe he is worth a real relationship after all. And it is kind of him to want to fall on his sword at a certain point but that is definitely not what Miranda wants or needs.

You will also meet Noah’s arrogant and cocksure best friend, Buzz, who is being set-up for book two. He definitely is…the stereotype of an assured and wealthy athlete.

Hard Pass is the kind of amusing story I have come to expect from Sara Ney. She keeps the rapid-fire dialog hopping and there is never a dull moment between Miranda and Noah. I cheered on Miranda every step of the way in both the romance and the steps she is taking to be a small-business owner.

Fun start to a new series from Sara Ney!

Release Date: June 16
“Hard Pass.”

That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face. 

 

 



Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

 

 

 

 

“Pay Up.” 

 



That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like.

 

 
I’m a professional athlete–how hard can playing the love game be?
 
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Review: The Dare by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy remains one of my must-read authors. I am very fortunate that I was able to get an advanced copy of her new book, The Dare. Taylor is at another sorority party making her mandatory appearance when one of the sorority members, and Taylor’s nemesis, gives her a dare: seduce Conor. Well, that’s not going to happen but Taylor also isn’t going to lose face in front of Abigail. She approaches Conor and what proceeds is one of the most fun nights of her college days so far, though it involves no sex.

Conor really enjoyed his pretend night of seduction with Taylor so when he sees her sorority members talking trash about her, he puts his own plan in motion. Soon, Taylor and Conor are inseparable. The only problem? It’s a ruse. Taylor is worried she will fall for Conor hard. She just never expects that he has the same fear.

The Dare is another Briar University book. Hockey plays a big role as usual, especially since Conor is one of the new members of the hockey team. But he feels different from the other players. He did not grow up in an Ivy league home. The only reason he is at Briar now is because his new stepfather pulled some strings. He feels as fake and uncomfortable as Taylor does at her sorority. This actually gives them something more in common than they expect!

Taylor had hoped being at college would make her life… different. Unfortunately, it seems college is the same as high school, filled with many mean-spirited women. She wanted to be in a sorority in the hopes it would be fun but it has turned into nothing but a mess. Being part of Conor’s world however opens a new window into college for her and for once, she is having fun. She has Conor, who she is definitely crushing on, and her best friend, Sasha, to make the world a bit better. But the closer she gets to Conor, the more she wants their faux-relationship to be something more. And he starts to feel the same way.

I really liked how Elle Kennedy makes her characters find ways to connect that don’t seem obvious to them. Conor and Taylor both feel a bit like oddities. They connect because they feel disconnected from the organizations that are part of their lives. Of course, make no mistake, Conor is a college guy and he is very attracted to Taylor. They have strong chemistry that enhances the story and their connection.

What starts as a dare turns into something great for both of them. I really like the end in particular because Taylor really has to put herself out there. It’s tough for her but I really admired how she finally stands up for herself. It was long overdue but in a way that left me satisfied.

The Dare is pretty classic Elle Kennedy. If you enjoy her stories, I have no doubt you will also like this book. And if you’re new to her, while this may not be the first book to jump into, it also stands on its own enough to make sure you can focus solely on Conor and Taylor. Recommended!

 

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College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.

The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.

Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy. 

Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes. 

But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.

And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.

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