Thursday, October 18, 2018

Best Laid Plans by LK Farlow

       
Best Laid Plans by LK Farlow
Release Day: October 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
     
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The summer before my senior year of high school I had only one goal: to make Alden Warner see me as more than his best friend’s annoying little sister.
Finally, my wish came true and he noticed me. In a big way. Too bad that the next morning he had no memory of our night together, leaving me heartbroken, and as I later discovered…pregnant.
For the last four years, I’ve been rocking the single mom thing, making sure my daughter comes first. In fact, everything is going fine—until Alden storms back into my life, as my new boss.
His reappearance wasn’t something I planned for. Add my nosy, meddlesome three-year-old and an overprotective brother, and I’m obviously in way over my head.
My only hope now is that I can sway Alden to see things my way…but you know what they say about the best laid plans…
               
EXCERPT
There’s something in the air that feels charged. The kind of energy that says anything could happen. The song changes and I close my eyes, hoping like hell I’m not misreading him. Blinking them back open, I scan the room for my brother—he’s nowhere in sight—good.
I set off toward Alden, hips still swaying, and he noticed. Oh, he notices. When I get close, he takes two steps bringing us toe-to-toe. “Small Fry,” he murmurs, his voice a little slurred. Feeling bold, I run the tip of my index finger down his chest. “Dance with me?”
He too scans the room before spinning me and pulling me into him. With my ass nestled against him…oh, God…he’s hard. He grips my hips and we move together, every roll, every dip completely in sync.
I startle when his lips come down on my neck. “When did you get so fucking hot?”
My stomach—and things lower—clench. This could be it! He’s finally noticing you! The boy you’ve always loved is noticing you! my brain shouts at me.
I grind back into him and turn my face up to his. “It’s not my fault it took you so long to notice.”
Alden smirks down at me and steps away. I instantly mourn the loss of his heat. But then, he takes my hand and sets off for the stairs. Before I know it, we’re in the guest room he always stays in when he spends the night. He sits down on the edge of the bed and loops his index fingers in my belt loops, tugging me forward.
He flicks open the button to my jeans and I gasp, shocked and turned on by his boldness. A boy my age would never dare. When he begins pulling them down my legs, my breathing accelerates. Just as quickly, he strips me of my shirt, leaving me in nothing more than my matching bra and panty set—though, the bra doesn’t last long.
I think I shock both of us when I say, “What about you?”
He drags his hands around to my ass, squeezing it, before trailing up over my sides and to my breast. “What about me, Small Fry?” “Are you gonna take your clothes off too?”
He leans forward and takes one of my breasts into his mouth. I moan at the foreign sensation. I’ve heard Alyssa talk about how good it feels, but this…this is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. “Do you want me to?”
“Y-yes.” I can hardly get the word out due to the sensations rioting through my body.
He quickly shucks off his clothes and strips me of my thong. He kisses my right hip and then lower before rolling us so that he is poised above me. I’m not sure which has me feeling more drunk—the two beers and shot I took earlier, or Alden’s touch. “You sure, Small Fry?”
“More than ever,” I murmur, meaning with my entire being.
               
You ever read a book so good you start to talk to the characters? That was this book for me. I was really trying to help them out of their own way. 
In this book we have Alden and Natalie. Alden is her brothers best friend and 3 years older, so of course he's perfect crush material. Doesn't hurt that he's hot to boot. 
After a little tryst that ended up forgotten for one party and producing a tremendous amount of joy and sorrow for the other party. Life found a way to bring them back together. I really liked this story. It wasn't as steamy as I usually like them but it was such a good story line that I didn't mind at all. Honestly, I would have enjoyed it without the sex at all. I'm glad I didn't have to but still. I really liked Alden and I think his character was flawed beautifully and while Nat wasn't as strong as I usually like my heroines, she was perfect for this story. Characters that actually fit the story work better than characters that are expected, so it worked out. Like her parents reaction were perfect to me. Not the cookie cutter story book reactions we always read, but it was tough and they had to work through it. 
I love when supporting characters shine through and makes us want more. I think it was something going on between her brother and her best friend. It didn't specify but I sure hope that there is a book for him in the future. I was really intrigued by him. 
I gave this book 5 feathers because it was a great love story, with likable but most importantly believable characters all around. 
Definitely recommend. 
About LK Farlow
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She's been writing stories for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA--that's Lower Alabama, y'all--with her amazing husband and three rambunctious children. When she's not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book.
         
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Trouble in Hell (Hell Night, Book One) by Alex Grayson: Release Blitz + Trailer + Review



Title: Trouble in Hell
Series: Hell Night, Book One
Author: Alex Grayson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: October 18, 2018



Four men, irrevocably bound together by their horrifying past...

Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a Hell so ominous, it made national news.

When they returned as adults, it was to seek revenge and justice. Malus is theirs now. They own it, they rule it, and they protect it. By any means necessary.

Trouble carries demons inside him. The need for blood and vindication runs deep in his veins, and nothing will stop the darkness within him from shining its evil eyes.

When Remi arrives, pregnant and in need of help, she has no idea she's come to the one place she should have stayed far away from. Something dark surrounds the town. A malevolence she has no hope of surviving.

Will Trouble drag Remi into the dark pits of Hell? Or will she be the ultimate downfall of the devil himself?

DISCLAIMER: Intended for audiences 18 years or older due to harsh language, sexual content, and sensitive/abusive subject matter. Please be advised this is a very dark read that may contain triggers for some. Read with caution.




WHOA. This is my number ONE read of the year. Alex Grayson has definitely outdone herself with Trouble in Hell. I have always loved her writing, but this .... this is something different. It’s off the charts. A story that I just couldn’t get enough of.

Talk about an emotional roller coaster ride. My stomach was in my throat for most of the book. In between though? Love, adoration, happy tears and joy. Trouble is just that ... troubled. He as well as his brothers, have lived a life of hell. Due to that, they seek revenge on all who did them wrong. However, this revenge is warranted. It’s understandable.

The town of Malus doesn’t take well to outsiders; but when pregnant Remi waddles in, Trouble knows that she can’t stay. He has to get her moving and back on the road. However, she seems to worm her way into his heart, yet he still knows it can’t happen. Can Trouble keep his head in the game, yet his heart out?

Not only is the story one of a kind but Alex was able to introduce us to each character in Trouble and Remi’s lives. Each character has a personality all on their own and be careful...you will fall in love with them all. I can’t wait for JW’s story!! A highly recommended read.







Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

      

   

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Off the Ice (A Breakaway Novel, #4) by L.P. Dover: Release Blitz + Review




Title: Off the Ice
A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018



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He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.

I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.

After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.

Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.


I was SO freaking excited for this book! EEEKK! We FINALLY get Justin’s story! 

Justin plays center for the Charlotte Strikers. He’s pretty well known not only for his time on the ice but the tv show, Rich and Single. Well, he got himself into a pickle by agreeing to have a fake fiancé for a year. He’s made it publicly known when that year is up and how fake the relationship is. This leads to his fleeing to a ranch up in Wyoming and meeting the true girl of his dreams…but will the media and all the drama be what holds the two at arm’s length. 

I’ve always been a huge fan of Ms Dover. She has a way of giving you the butterflies and the feel of fullness. My heart is always full on in these books. The characters always come to life and make you feel like you are immersed in the book itself. What a way to end the wonderful series.   






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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novels It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe and Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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Listen Pitch (There's No Crying in Baseball, Book Three) by Lani Lynn Vale: Release Blitz + Review




Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball, Book Three
Genre: Sports Romance
Publish Date: October 16, 2018



Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.

He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.

It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.

Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.

By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.

Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.

Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.

The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.

One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.

But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.


As much as I love MC stories, I love Lani Lynn Vale’s sports series even more. I don’t know what it is about them, but man oh man do I love them. Maybe it’s the vision of these hot alpha males in tight baseball pants.

Listen Pitch starts out with an unexpected punch to the gut. The first few chapters tore my heart to shreds and then was quickly pieced back together. Rhys Rivera is a pro baseball player for the Lumberjacks who had a neighbor that he quickly got to know. His neighbor, Henley, was quite possibly a God send. She was there when he needed it the most. Life threw a curve ball at Rhys and Henley was there to swing and hit. Without her, I don’t believe that he would have been around to live his life. They picked each other up, dusted each other off and battled the demons together. The two, one hundred percent, make a power couple.

Listen Pitch is definitely among my favorites from Lani. It’s filled with love, lust, humor, devastation and loss. However, it’s written so beautifully that you couldn’t imagine the outcome any other way. Another home-run!!


WOW!! This series just keeps getting better and better!! I just love Lani’s books. You never know what you are going to get!! 

Rhys plays short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks but a curve ball has been thrown his way. It’s too bad that this isn’t the first times things have gone sour for him.

Henley is just an amazing person. She works at the post office at night sorting mail but what set her apart from most is the fact that she helps out her sister with her kiddo and not only that; she spends the rest of her free time volunteering at the hospital. 

This story was so sweet and had a great flow and then all hell broke loose. This book gave me a run for my money, but it was AMAZING!! I loved the chemistry between Rhys and Henley and I just loved them both as people. I want to say these two are my favorite couples of Laniverse but I really can’t. I think every book has a quirky story that we all just die for. 



In the series:

Pitch Please


Quit Your Pitchin’



I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.