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Review / Happy New Release to Vi Keeland: The Naked Truth is available NOW. (7/25/2018)

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A Standalone Second Chance Romance Novel

By: #1 NY Times Best Selling Author, Vi Keeland

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RELEASE DATE: Monday, July 23, 2018 

Synopsis

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed.

Or so I thought…

Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch.

My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance.

And that was the good part of my day.

Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook.

A man who I’d only just begun to move on from.

A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about.

A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy.

Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare.

Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done.

But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client…was there?

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REVIEW

 

OKAY HOLY UNIQUE PLOT HERE! Layla Hutton is a young beautiful attorney in New York.  She made a huge mistake violating attorney/client privilege so she was sent to complete 200 hours’ community service at a minimum-security prison.  That is where she met Grayson Westbrook, an inmate who was serving 3 years for insider trading.  The man was absolutely gorgeous but what I love most about Grayson is his honesty and no bullsh*t attitude.  Except, Grayson omitted a little detail of his past so when Layla found out a certain someone special was on Grayson’s visitor list, she walked out and never looked back.  Layla was hurt by his betrayal and vowed to move on with her life.  Two years pass and Layla is about to pitch the most important present to a new VIP investor.  If this goes well, this will look super good on her resume and rebuild her reputation with the firm.  The only problem is this VIP person who showed up was none other than Grayson … the man is so much different now – richer, wiser and definitely hotter.  Grayson made it clear that Layla will not only be his attorney but HIS to keep.  It isn’t going to be easy to win Layla back but Grayson persists.  Just when Layla’s wall starts to come down… Grayson’s past came crashing down.  Will Layla be able to trust Grayson, except Grayson for who he is … baggage and all?

Oh man! The author did such an amazing job with these two characters.  Can’t judge the book by its cover you know…Grayson is sexy, confident, loyal, and selfless.  I really like Layla.  She is smart, beautiful, and has a huge heart.  The sexual chemistry is intense, angsty, and off the chart HOT.  They can’t quit each other and you can really feel the deep desire they have for each other.  It’s beyond physical though – their relationship was unconventional and did not start out intimate (which is different and what I really like about them).  They share stories and spent time getting to know each other for a year, and I think that is a big reason they can rebuild the trust and weather any obstacles that come … and boy, they do have many ups and downs and complicated issues.  I love this author – she is one of my go-to author for a dose of steamy sexy romance.  You really can’t go wrong with Vi Keeland’s books – this one is steamy, angsty, heart-warming.  Unconventional and unique plot, witty banters, well-written, fantastic read!

 

 

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About the Author: 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Review Blitz/Review: LOVE MACHINE by Kendall Ryan. (7/18/2018)

 

 

 

A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

After a rather uncomfortable ladies’ night involving a cucumber-wielding instructor with judgy eyes, I’m forced to admit my weaknesses. Rather than point blame at my lack of a sex life, I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.

As a junior executive who’s clawed her way up the corporate ladder, failure is not in my vocabulary. Confident and bold in other areas of my life, I have to admit it’s time to up my bedroom game.

Asking my friend Slate Cruz is really the only option. Slate is like a walking billboard for sex. The man gets more ass than a toilet seat. There’s no way I’ll want more from this playboy than a little inspiration to revive my inner sex kitten.

Except, what happens if I do?

 

REVIEW:

HOLY SWOONS friend-to-lover romance.  Keaton is nerdy, quirky, innocent and not at all acquaintance with the men world… mainly their manhood J  Slate is Keaton’s best friend and when he found Keaton is looking to experiment with her sexuality he volunteered to be her wingman.  Turned out he did not want to help her find a man to experiment with … instead he volunteered as tribute J  But sex changes relationship … what happened when they crossed their best friends line? Everything is more complicated, messy, but so romantic!!!

I can ALWAYS count on Kendall Ryan to lift my mood with one of her adorable lighthearted romance.  Totally devoured this book on my beach vacation.  Love Machine is fun, flirty, sexy, heartwarming, charming characters, and the chemistry is amazing.  I was thoroughly entertained!!!

 

 

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A 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.

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Happy Release Day: Lauren Blakely’s THE REAL DEAL. (7/10/2018)

 

 

Sometimes you need to find a boyfriend-for-hire in the most unusual of places…

What do you get when you mix a bad boy with a heart of gold and a smart & sassy heroine with a desperate need for a fake relationship? THE REAL DEAL, a brand new, standalone romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! Get a copy of your next favorite feel good rom-com now!

 

 

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April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsForHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

 

REVIEW

Well, what can I say – this is yet another charming rom com by Lauren.  This author never disappoints.  Whenever I feel a bit down, I pick up one of her feel-good books and it immediately cheer me up 😊 The Real Deal is fun, heartwarming, sexy – fantastic read.  Here is the scoop: April is single, not ready to mingle but she desperately need a date to bring home for a family reunion so everyone would harassing her about settling down.  April’s family interior motive is too tie her down with a home town boy so she would move back home.  April is not having it.  The only problem is April has no prospect to bring home so she rented a professional to act as her fake boyfriend for the weekend 😊 Aww man I love Theo.  He is gorgeous, fun, talented, and always ready to go with the punches.  Beneath all that though, Theo has secrets.  He had a not so honorable teenage year (true bad boy).  He struggles to pay the bills and always trying to help his brother out.  Theo cannot afford to screw up this job.  But what happen when you start falling in love with your client?

I love the lighthearted, fun family reunion get together and games.  April’s parents were giving Theo a third degree but to Theo’s credit, he handled it incredibly well.  I love the witty banters and the awesome chemistry.  At the beginning, Theo was afraid to reveal the truth about who he is, his family, his life but eventually he opened up to April when he realized that April is different from others.  She is sweet, caring, understanding – someone he can trust.  She would not judge him.  They have an incredible connection beyond physical attraction.  I love the easy friendship turn lovers.  There is something simple about them.  They both a little jaded, flawed but perfect for each other.

Lauren delivered yet another light, funny, charming, romantic comedy.  Awesome summer read – don’t miss this!

 

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EXCERPT:

~THEO~

I can be anyone you want.

I can transform into the boss you’re banging, your hot nerdy coworker who’s only a friend, your best friend’s brother you’ve had it bad for since he danced with you at prom way back when, the guy next door everyone adores since he mows your lawn, fixes your car, and repairs the sink. I can also pull off a fireman, a soldier, a cop, a billionaire, a rogue, an athlete, a pirate—yes, some women like to play with buried treasure—and the bad boy who will drive your family bananas.

How would you reach me if you needed me?

It’s not that hard. You just have to know what you’re looking for and plug the right terms into that trusty old search engine. You might even find me the next time you’re hawking a Cuisinart or hunting for a used exercise bike on GigsforHire. There, you’ll discover a menagerie of roles I can take on, characters I can play for you. The assignments rotate depending on the season, the needs, and what’s in demand for weddings, reunions, Christmas parties, barbecues, and any other occasion where you might need a date.

I’m not an escort, a gigolo, or a stripper. This isn’t about fluid exchange. My job is to become your arm candy, and you can pick the flavor you want. I’ve played them all.

And there’s one role that outsells all the others. By far, the most popular part has been the bad boy.

Trust me when I say I wasn’t your average bod boy. I was the goddamn dictionary definition, and this ad was my golden ticket:

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m Your Man

I’m a good-looking 28-year-old ex-con. But I swear the time I got nabbed, it wasn’t my fault. I was framed. I can play anywhere from 19 to 31, depending on if I shave or act like I love Ed Sheeran music. My most valuable possession is a scratched-up motorcycle one year younger than me that’s painted like a snarling leopard. I’m a bartender and work till 2 a.m. at a dive bar. If you’d like to have me as your date for a wedding, reunion, or work soiree, I can pretend you picked me up when my shift ended and I banged you in the bathroom or that we’re in a serious and committed relationship. Your choice.

 


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“This book was yet another true LB masterpiece, romcom meet fake relationship meet romantic af = perfection!

~Elsa Gomes, Bookish Aurora~

 

 

 

 

“I loved every word on every page of this story. I can’t stop thinking about it and smiling like a dork. If you were to say #JustBecause or #DoYouRemember? I might just melt into a puddle on the floor, because I do remember…sigh. I want more Lauren Blakely, I’m addicted. The line forms here…”

~Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog~

 

“The Real Deal was a sweet, sexy, hilarious, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!”

~Julia, The Romance Bibliophile~

 

 

 

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Everything you need for Date Night except the date:).  Find the perfect date in the Real Deal!  $100 gift card to the restaurant of your choice, $50 gift card to the movie theater of your choice, and $50 gift card to the retailer of your choice.  ($200 value)

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Happy Release: THE ACCIDENTALS by Sarina Bowen. (7/10/2018)

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Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Coming July 10th

 

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 A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost.

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul.
There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.

 

 REVIEW

I will be honest, I am not big on young adult romance mostly because of all the drama that I am too old for J LOL.  However, I am a huge fan of all things Sarina Bowen, so I had to give The Accidentals a try.  WHOA! I have to say, Sarina took young adult genre by storm.  What an awesome debut!!!  This a wonderful story about Rachel, a young teen and her struggles growing up and finding herself.

Here is the scoop: After Rachel’s mother died she came face to face with her rock star father for the first time.  Rachel wants answers – where has he been and why he never came for her?  All the sudden Rachel is thrown to a life that she is not quite sure she is ready for…a famous father, first class ticket, boarding school, new friends, a special boy – a lot of sudden changes for a young teenager to handle.  I like Rachel – she is smart, brave.  She didn’t always make good choices but I think that is part of growing pain.  I can’t pretend to know how to deal with losing a mother at such young age and not having some major breakdowns.  I like the relationship development between Rachel and her father.  They definitely go through lots of ups and downs.  Rachel has a difficult time trusting her father and fear of being abandon.  Frederick has a long road of repairing father/daughter relationship.  It’s definite a learning curve with lots of struggles, trails and errors for both of them.  The storyline is not all serious though.  There are music and lots of sweet, funny, adorable moments.  And let’s not forget a little budding romance between Rachel and Jake.  It’s all very cute, innocent, sweet, swoony – as expected in first love.  The Accidentals is a heartfelt, beautiful story about coming of age, forgiveness, family, friendship, and young love.  LOVED IT!

 

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CHECK OUT THIS EXCERPT:

After the last course—chocolate mousse—the three of us go tripping back across the cold lawn in the dark, Aurora in the lead. I’m the tiniest bit tipsy and wearing heels. So naturally I stumble on a frozen clod of snow and nearly fall. But Jake catches my hand to steady me. “Thanks,” I breathe.

Curiously, his warm fingers remain curled around mine until we reached the door of Habernacker.

I try not to feel ridiculously excited about it.

He lets go when we all reach the third floor. When Aurora opens the door, he follows us inside until we all collapse on the S.L.O., with me in the center.

“Oh! I forgot to steal my plate,” I realize.

“Me too.” Aurora sighs.

Jake reaches into his jacket and pulls out a plate.

“Well done, Mr. Jake!” Aurora laughs. “The party in the annex starts in fifteen minutes.” She heaves herself off the squishy couch. “I have time to redo my makeup.”

I watch her walk over to the stereo, where my phone is already ensconced, and turn on our Christmas playlist. Then she grabs her makeup bag off her desk and leaves the room.

When the door clicks shut, neither Jake nor I speak for a moment. The low chords of a Straight No Chaser song play through our little speakers.

Suddenly, it’s awkward. We’ve been circling each other for a while now—since the night he was trying to be nice and I wrecked it.

“You’re probably sick of a cappella by now,” I say, just to find something to talk about.

But Jake turns slowly toward me and says something unexpected. “Rachel, I need to ask you a question.”

My stomach does a little flip flop, and I turn to face those blue eyes I love so much. “What?” I whisper.

“Well…” He clears his throat. There is a very long pause, during which I hold my breath. “Will you come skiing some time?”

I exhale. “I guess so?” Another beat of silence passes. “That was your big question?” I ask, feeling like I’ve missed something.

His color deepens. “Well, no. I just…” His brow furrows, as if he’s trying to explain some point of astronomy. I love his look of concentration. I’ve missed it.

Jake’s blue eyes lock on mine, and I see how our own orbits might finally collide. This time, I will not send the moment winging back into space. Instead, I lean an almost imperceptible degree in his direction.

And that’s all it takes.

Reaching up, Jake cups his hand to the side of my face. I’m still processing the sweet touch of his fingers when he leans in farther, his lips brushing the sensitive corner of my mouth. His eyes are tentative, seeking permission. My heart thuds with expectation.

And then—finally—Jake kisses me for real. We come together the way a well-timed drummer kicks into the chorus of a song—swiftly, and without hesitation.

We broke apart a moment later, eyeing each other while I try not to smile. “Can I do that again?” he asks, his voice rough. “That was my real question.”

“Well, since you asked so nicely…”

Jake makes a low noise of approval, then draws me closer. I reach up for the back of his neck, my fingers grazing that golden patch of skin I’ve always wanted to touch. He kisses me again, his arm finding the velvet waist of my dress and encircling me.

My heart flutters, but not from fear. Warm lips tease mine gently apart. And when his tongue tangles with mine, I lose myself.

He tastes like champagne. Everything is wild and sweet, until the moment Aurora’s voice rings out. “Ay, caramba!”

I feel an unwelcome rush of cool air between us as Jake retreats.

“I did say I was going into the bathroom, right? And not on a trip to Fiji?”

Neither of us says a word; we only look sheepishly at Aurora.

“Just to be clear, now I’m ducking into the bedroom for my coat, which only takes a second.” She steps into the bedroom, and I hear the rustling of fabric. Then she peers dramatically around the door frame. “Good listening! Now I’m going to the party. Will I see you both there? Don’t answer that. We’ll speak later.”

Jake laughs. “Sorry, Aurora.”

“I’ve seen worse.” She departs, the door closing behind her.

And now I’m self-conscious. Rising, I decide to fiddle with the music playlist. “Do you want to go to the party?”

“I’ll go. But I’m not great at parties. It’s all shouting over the music, drinking warm beer out of a plastic cup.”

“Then let’s not.” My fingers shake as I adjust the volume. I go back over to the sofa and sit down.

“So.” He clears his throat. “Where are you going for break?” As he asks, he takes one of my hands in his, massaging my palm with his thumb.

His light touch is so distracting that I almost forget to answer. “Kansas City,” I manage. “To meet my grandfather for the very first time.”

“Um, what?” He squeezes my hand.

So I tell Jake the embarrassing highlights of my weird story—that I hadn’t met Frederick until this past summer.

“Wow. I’m sorry,” he says.

“Don’t be.”

“I guess I’m not that offended now that you wouldn’t introduce me. If the normal waiting period is seventeen years.”

My laugh begins with an unladylike snort. Ah, well. “With me it’s just all soap opera, all the time. Believe it or not, a year ago I was really a boring person.”

“I don’t see how.” He regards me with darting eyes. “You look beautiful tonight.”

“It’s Aurora’s dress,” I whisper.

But Jake doesn’t seem to care. He slips his arms around my waist. Scooting closer, he slides his lips from my forehead, down my nose and onto my mouth. And we begin again.

 

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Review Tour: THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE by Meghan Quinn. (7/7/2018)

 

REVIEW:

Well! Everything is right in the world again. I’m crying happy tears. As you know The Downside of Love is the second part of a duet. I’ll be honest at the end of book one The Upside of Falling I was heart-broken. I could not wait to dive into the second book because I was dying to know what happened to the lives of Rory, Ryan, Colby and his best friend Stryder. At the same time, it took me a bit of courage to continue because I was afraid I might harbor bad feelings for one or two of these characters. Something happened … it’s a big spoiler so you just have to read it and find out. My thought at the time was that there aren’t enough excuses in the world to justify what was happening between two people. Let me make it clear though there is NO CHEATING, NO BED HOPPING, or LOVE TRIANGLE … so you don’t have to worry about that …

Meghan did a amazing job with the characters. As I read their journey to find love which is rocky and full of ups and downs, I am convinced that what happened with these two were meant to be. Friends who lean on each other through difficult time eventually developed romantic feelings for one another. It’s also a bit of “I love someone but that person loves someone else” … They both tried hard to stay way but the undeniable chemistry, the strong bond, and the love they have for each other triumph over any spectacles. The heart does not choose who to love after all. In the end, it was faith that bought them together. My only concern is that when Rory finally explained her reasons … I felt she was a little too “matter-of-fact” about the whys and the hows given the deep love she had for him, and also knowing how he still feels about her. I love Rory though – she is a very sweet, caring, nurtured, compassionate person but I thought her affection for “him” was misplaced – because “he needed someone”. He did need someone desperately and I am completely sympathetic to the choices they BOTH made at the time … This is just my personally opinion though … In the end, everyone got their happy endings they so deserved. Meghan did a brilliant job of taking care of every single characters. Everything happened for a reason and the world is as it should be. And guess what? Looks like we are going to get more … The epilogue gave us a promise for Ryan’s love story and I could not be more elated for the TWO of them 🙏❤

The Downside of Love is another raw, angsty, stunning, emotional read. It’s a story of friendship, finding oneself, soul searching, sacrifice, and the pursuit for love. The writing is phenomenal – I was completely consumed by her words from beginning until the end.

This duet completely stole my heart 💜 Best of Meghan’s work in my humble opinion 🙏

 

This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.

This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.

This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.

A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.

A story I wish I never had to tell.

This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

 

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Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

 

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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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Happy Release Day: THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE by Meghan Quinn is live! (7/1/2018)

 

 

This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.

This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.

This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.

No, this is my story.

A story about sacrifice.

A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.

A story I wish I never had to tell.

This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

 

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Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

 

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REVIEW:

Well! Everything is right in the world again. I’m crying happy tears. As you know The Downside of Love is the second part of a duet. I’ll be honest at the end of book one The Upside of Falling I was heart-broken. I could not wait to dive into the second book because I was dying to know what happened to the lives of Rory, Ryan, Colby and his best friend Stryder. At the same time, it took me a bit of courage to continue because I was afraid I might harbor bad feelings for one or two of these characters. Something happened … it’s a big spoiler so you just have to read it and find out. My thought at the time was that there aren’t enough excuses in the world to justify what was happening between two people. Let me make it clear though there is NO CHEATING, NO BED HOPPING, or LOVE TRIANGLE … so you don’t have to worry about that …

Meghan did a amazing job with the characters. As I read their journey to find love which is rocky and full of ups and downs, I am convinced that what happened with these two were meant to be. Friends who lean on each other through difficult time eventually developed romantic feelings for one another. It’s also a bit of “I love someone but that person loves someone else” … They both tried hard to stay way but the undeniable chemistry, the strong bond, and the love they have for each other triumph over any spectacles. The heart does not choose who to love after all. In the end, it was faith that bought them together. My only concern is that when Rory finally explained her reasons … I felt she was a little too “matter-of-fact” about the whys and the hows given the deep love she had for him, and also knowing how he still feels about her. I love Rory though – she is a very sweet, caring, nurtured, compassionate person but I thought her affection for “him” was misplaced – because “he needed someone”. He did need someone desperately and I am completely sympathetic to the choices they BOTH made at the time … This is just my personally opinion though … In the end, everyone got their happy endings they so deserved. Meghan did a brilliant job of taking care of every single characters. Everything happened for a reason and the world is as it should be. And guess what? Looks like we are going to get more … The epilogue gave us a promise for Ryan’s love story and I could not be more elated for the TWO of them 🙏❤

The Downside of Love is another raw, angsty, stunning, emotional read. It’s a story of friendship, finding oneself, soul searching, sacrifice, and the pursuit for love. The writing is phenomenal – I was completely consumed by her words from beginning until the end.

This duet completely stole my heart 💜 Best of Meghan’s work in my humble opinion 🙏

 

 

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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Happy New Release: Enlightened End by Audrey Carlan. (6/27/2018)
Enlightened End (Lotus House #7)
by #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Audrey Carlan.
Release Date  26th June
Each of the books can be read as a standalone but are better read in order.
No cliffhangers. Books are erotic romances written for mature audiences 18+.
Synopsis
My world ended the day I received an eviction notice for Lotus House Yoga. Teaching yoga is all I’ve ever known. I’ve been doing tree pose since the age of two. The studio is my home, my legacy. My mother and her best friend left Lotus House to me so that I could carry on spreading goodness and light to everyone who enters our door. Now I’m faced with the very real possibility that it will all go up in smoke…unless I can convince Grant Winters—the most ridiculously handsome and arrogant businessman I’ve ever met—to save not only my business but all those around it.
When I stormed into Grant’s office to beg and plead for a second chance at preserving what my family spent decades building, I had no idea how it would change my life.
A deal was made.
He’d visit the businesses he was planning to destroy and attend classes at Lotus House while I worked to change his mind. In exchange, I had to enter his business-first world of luxury, fast-talking men, and surgically enhanced women.
Turns out, I didn’t fit in… Then again, neither did he.
In the end, we were both enlightened.

 

REVIEW:

What a bittersweet ending to a wonderful Lotus House series.  I was introduced to Audrey from the first book Resisting Roots and I was hooked ever since.

Luna owns and teaches at Lotus House Yoga.  She loves her job but her life is about to turn upside down when she receives an eviction notice. Grant, CEO extraordinaire is about to demolish the whole community of small businesses so he can build high-rise luxury apartments for billions in profit.  Luna was not having it!  She marched right into Grant’s office demanding answers and luckily she struck a deal.  Grant gave Luna a chance to show him why Lotus House and the whole community is worth saving.  Luna takes him around and in exchange she has to go on dates with him… J win win right?

I adore Luna – she is fierce but such a sweet, down to earth, girl-next-door.  Grant is a total sex God, alpha, broody, boardroom ready.  I guess opposites attract because the first-time Grant saw the spitfire Luna marching into his office, he was mesmerized. Grant could not keep his eyes or his hands off her. LOL  J  Grant handsome and super swoony.  He has a big heart and willing to fight for his woman, knowing he has to face his egotistical jerk of a father – true love and devotion.  I also love the chemistry, sexual tension, funny banters, passionate and sweet moments between these two.  Also, the plot on Grant’s struggles with his past and how it affects his relationship was a nice addition to the whole story.  The past characters were mentioned in this book so it was great catching up with them.  Enlightened End is a gorgeous, heartwarming farewell to the whole series.

Sweet shiva 4.5 Stars!!!!

 

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Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance novel.

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Review: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase. (6/26/2018)

Getting_Schooled FOR WEB

 

5 Stars

Holy cuteness!!! This one is fun, sexy, heartwarming, and oh so romantic.
Garrett is a former high school star quarterback turned sexy football coach and history teacher in his hometown where he grew up. Garrett has everything he needs – a house on the lake, a job he loves, friends, family and his best buddy Snoopy … well except the one girl that got away.

Callie and Garrett were high school sweethearts. They were inseparable until circumstances moved her across the country to California. Callie built herself a nice life for the last decade – she has good friends and a dream job in theatre. When Callie’s parents got themselves in a sticky situation, got in a car accident and broke their legs, Callie was forced to move home to help. Callie accepted a temporary job as a substitute teacher at her old high school where you guessed it, her first love Garrett is teaching It’s like back to old times – a few stolen kisses and a couple trips to the supply closet … is it just hormones and making up for lost time or is there much deeper emotional feelings Garrett and Callie have for each other. They say you never forget your first love. Will Garrett and Callie realize that their love never faded even with the years apart? What will it take to make the relationship work this time? Give up their life/job to be with the one you love?

What a beautiful love story. I always enjoy second chance romance. This one has all the feels – sexy, funny, heartwarming and a bit emotional. The chemistry is off the chart. More than that you can feel the deep love these two have for each other. I normally don’t like high school drama but thank God there was little of it. The high school parts were mostly about the football kids and one very endearing, tear jerking gesture they displayed toward their beloved coach. I listened to this on audio – love the voice – mesmerizing, sucked me right in from the beginning until the end. Fantastic second chance love story full of humor and heart.

 

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Happy New Release / Review: The Problem With Him by Rachel Higginson. (6/26/2018)

 

The Problem with him

 

REVIEW:

SUPER SWOONS!!! Opposites Attract really is one of my favorite contemporary romance series and The Problem With Him topped it all!!!  For one, they all have a super unique setting surrounding restaurant/chef business.  I mean for real, I was salivating with all the detailed food preparation talk.  Rachel Higginson knows her food well! I bet she is an incredible skilled cook 😊 Then there is the swoony sexy romance between the two-hard-headed chef.  Oooh! Can I say it’s blistering hot in this kitchen???

Wyatt and Kaya is the perfect couple.  Wyatt used to work alongside Kaya but Wyatt was promoted to head chef and Kaya stays his right-wing woman, his sous chef.  Wyatt is broody, arrogant, sexy with tats and a six pack to go (yes please).  Kaya is strong, independent, fierce and can stand her one in the kitchen.  She is fearless of her big bad boss.  I like that Kaya is passionate, driven, smart and she will do everything it takes to become a head chef one day.  Kaya seems to harbor some resentment when Wyatt was named head chef.  She thinks she deserves the job but it seems that she is the minority in this man world.  Wyatt and Kaya are both stubborn and always at each other throat in the kitchen.  But is it just chef rivalry or is it the sexual tension brewing for the last 3 years???  What happen when Wyatt find out Kaya is secretly training for another job???

Most of the time, I like one character less than the other in a book but I absolutely ADORE both Kaya and Wyatt.  Under all the broody persona, Wyatt is a big softy.  I love a confident, hardworking, strong heroine and Kaya has it is spades.  The sexual chemistry between these two is off the chart.  I love the slow burn, angsty, sort of forbidden (boss/employee) romance.  They both drive each other crazy and it drives us insane J I was like just “get it on” already the whole time reading the book LOL.  I really like that their relationship is natural, real and honest.  They share each other dreams and they respect each other passion to become the best of the best.  Their love for each other is just simple.  No drama which is quite refreshing.  I love the food talk, the light-hearted feel good romance, the adorable hero and heroine.  Hilarious banters, the pace is perfect and the writing is phenomenal as always.  FUNNY, STEAMY, ROMANTIC, ENTERTAINING READ!!!

 

Teaser #1

There was this defiant witch inside of me that had to know more. I wanted this too. And maybe, if I was honest with myself, I could admit that I’d wanted it for way longer. But I couldn’t let him get away with… getting his way. I was too used to fighting him to give him what he wanted without at least a small argument. “But how long will you wait?”

 

He didn’t seem amused by my question. He leaned forward, forcing me to tip back on my elbows. His chest brushed mine. His tattoos winked at me, inviting me to touch them, taste them… suck on them until I’d left my mark. “A lot longer than you’ll make me.”

 

My mouth dropped open. “What does that mean?”

 

He grinned. No half smile or wicked smirk. This was a full on, blinding, both-sides-of-his mouth smile. “It means, we can play this game till the end of time and two things will remain true. One, you want me. You’ve wanted me for a long time. You want this to happen. And I’m very willing to oblige you. And two? I want you. I’ve wanted you for a very long time. I’ve wanted you for so long, you’re the only thing I can remember wanting. I want you and I’m willing to wait as long as it takes to have you. You get me? We can do this cat and mouse thing for however long you need to do it, but I know both of us are ready to play a different kind of game.”

 

His head dropped so he could kiss and suck his way over my collarbone. I closed my eyes and tried to catch the spinning thoughts in my head, to make sense of them.

 

“Kaya,” Wyatt taunted, his voice low and growly. “Yes or no?”

 

“Yes,” I whispered without thinking. No more fighting. He was right. We both wanted this.

 

 

Teaser #2

 

“I’m impressed, chef. This is a good idea.”

 

His eyes sparked with the compliment, but his words surprised me. “You shouldn’t say that.”

 

That look was back, the one that had gotten me into so much trouble last night. One part confident, sexy man, two parts vulnerable and open.

 

“Say what?” I whispered.

 

“Chef.”

 

“But you are a chef.”

 

His jaw ticked. Anger, I thought immediately. But it wasn’t. It was something else. And now it had me questioning every single time I’d seen it before. “And I like it far too much when you remind me.”

 

I laughed a breathy, girly sound. I couldn’t help it. Now he was flirting with me? Opening up to me? Sharing his plans for the future with me?

 

“Wyatt, what are you doing?”

 

His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he struggled to swallow. My eyes tracked every second of it.

 

“I’m trying not to kiss you, Kaya. I thought that was obvious.”

 

Now it was my turn to nearly choke on my tongue. “You’re ridiculous.”

 

“You’re beautiful.”

 

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The Problem With Him (Opposites Attract Book 3), Releasing June 26th:

I’m over men. I’m done with them.

Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself.

That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem.

Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself.

The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen.

The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us.

Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way.

So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me.

I’m not the problem. The problem is him.

 

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Other Books in the Series (Can be read as stand alone books):

The Opposite of You: https://www.amazon.com/Opposite-You-Opposites-Attract-Novel-ebook/dp/B01NAUAFJV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525364267&sr=8-1&keywords=the+opposite+of+you+rachel+higginson

 

The Difference Between Us: https://www.amazon.com/Difference-Between-Us-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B071DQFH1P/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525364306&sr=8-2&keywords=the+opposite+of+you+rachel+higginson

Review Blitz: THE UPSIDE OF FALLING by Meghan Quinn is available now. (6/26/2018)

 

 

REVIEW:

Honestly Meghan Quinn is the QUEEN of ROMCOM but I must admit I love the more serious side of Meghan … like A LOT. This book reminds me a bit of Dear Life – thoughtful, emotional, heartfelt. I am going to go out on the limb and say this might be Meghan’s best book to date.

Colby’s childhood is a rocky one. With his father death and his mother remarried to an abusive a**h*le, Colby could not wait to escape his tortured home life (no child should have to go through that – this part is quite heartbreaking). Colby eventually joined the US Airforce and plan to become a fighter pilot. He is 100% committed and would not allow anything get in his way of pursuing this life-long dream of flying.

One night Colby reluctantly let his best friend Stryder dragged him to a party and that is when he met Rory. The first-time Colby laid eyes on Rory he knew he was in big trouble but Colby refused to have any distraction. Rory also see something in Colby that night – a broody, handsome harden exterior man but also multilayered. Rory was intrigued and she was determined to breakdown all Colby’s protective walls. I like Rory. She has the ability to sees people and help them. Despite Colby d**ks*h behavior, deep down Rory knows Colby has a good caring heart – she was right. Rory gave up much of dreams to take care of her brother. With Colby’s leaving on a year-long flight school and Rory’s responsibility at home, can they make long distant relationship work? Or will they both have to make sacrifices for love?

I enjoyed the angsty romance friend to lover relationship between Colby and Rory. You can feel the chemistry dripping off the page from the start. I would describe their romance as flirty, passionate but also very emotional and heartbreaking at the end. I enjoy the bromance between Colby and Stryder, the close-knit family value of Rory, Colby’s grandpa and his wise advices, Rory’s best friend Ryan – she is something
The book end with a cliffhanger and my heart is heavy … I think I know where the story is going and I am not sure how I feel about it all … well … saddened for sure, but I know in my heart that everything happened for a reason. Knowing Meghan, she will give us closure and a new beginning. What meant to be will be …

I have to say Meghan Quinn outdone herself with this book. I LOVE the emotional storyline, the depths of each characters, the love letters, the romance. I was consumed from beginning until the end.

An absolute must read!!!!

 

Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.

I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.

And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.

Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

 

 

 

 

Head turned down, pushing the sleeves of his white Henley up his arms, he swaggers toward me. His jeans hang low on his hips, held up by the same brown belt he wore the other night. His narrow waist directs my eyes to the center of his jeans, and I can’t help wonder what might be behind the crotch of his pants.

And then there is his chest. Barrel like, broad and prominent. His thick biceps showcase his strength, and the fabric of his shirt stretches over his shoulders and forearms. Having spent a lot of time at the gym, I’ve seen every body type, but Colby’s is different. He’s strong, built, but not like a body builder. His body seems to suggest the only kind of weight he’s been lifting is his own body, pushup after pushup. I can’t imagine there being barbells in his workouts, but I can imagine logs, cadets, and heavy machinery. He has working muscles, the kind you earn from hard, dedicated work on the field. In a word? Impressive.

Walking up to Stryder, he grips his friend’s shoulder and says something into his ear. A smirk crosses Stryder’s face before he moves over to our side of the bowling alley and takes Colby’s place.

Is he leaving? Already?

Might as well at this point. It’s not like he’s going to talk to me, not after my pathetic attempt at a bet. I should have known I was going to hang out in the gutter all night. It’s where I usually am when I’m bowling. I blame the ball. The thing has a vendetta against me.

Sighing, I prop my chin in my hand and watch Stryder expertly toss his ball down the lane, getting a strike . . . once again. And just like every other strike, he pumps his arm up in the air and celebrates. We get it, you’re good, no need to—

“Hey.”

That voice . . .

Stunned, eyes wide, not able to move, not wanting to scare him away, I keep my eyes trained forward, soaking in that beautifully deep voice of his for a brief moment before saying, “Hey.”

“Can I sit here?”

Still keeping my eyes trained forward, I say, “Sure.”

My body tingles with awareness of how close he is to me, that fresh laundry scent invading my senses, prickling the little hairs on my arm. My body leans toward his, wanting a little more, searching for anything else he might give me. I don’t know why he’s choosing to engage me in conversation, but I’m sure as hell not moving while he does.

“Sorry about tonight,” he says and he actually sounds sincere.

“Why are you sorry?” I mumble.

Reaching around, he takes my cheek in his hand. The callouses on his palm rubbing against my skin is a welcome sensation. As I’m turned toward him, I steady my breathing. I’m having a hard time slowing my heart rate because of his close proximity, and the unexpected touch shooting a wave of heat through my veins.

“I’m sorry you didn’t get to ask me any questions. I didn’t think you were going to suck that bad.” A playful smile tugs at his lips, and my heart sinks to the floor. Oh God, he’s so gorgeous, especially when he smiles.

Matching his smirk, I say, “I didn’t think I was going to suck that bad either.”

“I feel bad.”

“You should.” That garners a laugh, deep and throaty, the sound cloaking me like a shield, protecting me from the outside world, bringing me into a little bubble where we are the only two that exist.

“Ask me a question.”

Shocked, I swallow hard and say, “Really?”

He nods and holds up his fingers. “You get three.”

“Oh, three? Wow, I feel like you just gave me the key to your soul.”

Rolling his eyes, he adjusts his stance on the barstool and leans back, giving us some space, our knees still knocking into each other. “Easy killer; it’s just three questions.”

“Yeah, three questions I didn’t have before.” Tapping my chin, I try to think of good questions, but now that I have him willing and waiting, nothing comes to mind. I wasn’t prepared for this, he caught me off-guard, and now I feel I can’t be strategic about my probing. “Hmm . . . what do you like to do on the weekends?”

“Jump,” he answers.

Searching his eyes, lips quirked, I say, “Uh, you’re going to have to be more specific than that. What kind of jumping are we talking here? Like jump roping? Because that seems kind of weird to do on the weekends, and if you tell me you’re in some kind of jump-roping club at the academy, I’m not going to believe you.”

His lips curve up as he scratches the side of his jaw. “Jump out of airplanes.”

Oh.

Oh.

That’s . . .

Uh, that’s really hot.

“So you just casually jump out of airplanes?”

“I’m part of the Wings of Blue, the academy’s parachute team. We jump every day, at least two to three times a day after class and before dinner, depending on wind and ceiling limits. On the weekends, some of the guys, including Stryder and me, go to Springs East Airport and do civilian jumps. The more jumps we get in, the higher the chance we’ll be considered for big demonstrations, like parachuting into football games and major sporting events for the Rockies and Broncos.” Ummmm. Did anyone else just hear how many words he gifted me? And seriously? Does the man have no clue how incredibly sexy he is when he talks about something he loves? The expression on his face . . .

“Wow, that’s . . . that’s really hot.” I chuckle. “Sorry, I don’t mean to fangirl over your parachuting, but I guess I wasn’t expecting that answer. You just jump out of planes?”

He slowly nods. “Every day.”

“Anything to get you up in the clouds, huh?”

“Yeah,” he answers shyly, rubbing his jaw. “Okay, next question.”

 

 

 

 

 

THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE – July 5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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