Review – The Revolution by S.L. Scott

 

My world was rock solid.

Until I saw her.

Lara Kessler showed up as if heaven sent her to me, and suddenly my priorities changed. Love is funny like that. One minute you’re living the dream, then BAM! Half my soul shows up backstage wearing a purple shirt and sexy skin-tight jeans, making me realize what I’ve been missing all along. Loving her means exposing a life I’ve tried to bury.

My heart had lost its beat.

Until I saw him.

Kaz Fabian caught my attention the moment I laid eyes on him. Love is funny like that. The famous guitarist was every woman’s fantasy—great face, chiseled jaw, cut biceps. The rock star was pure sex on and off stage, but his charm and charisma won me over. Loving him means burdening him with a life I’ve tried to leave behind.

With her future dim and his past in the spotlight, can they overcome their fate or will they just be another tragic love story?

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BFF K’s Review of The Revolution

 

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The  Revolution  is the next book in the Hard to Resist series. This book is a standalone but features interconnected characters from the other Hard to Resist books, and its great to catch up with the gang!

The Revolution follows Lara and Kaz as they navigate their new relationship. Lara is working to disentangle herself from her previous relationship and it is proving much more difficult than it should be. And, sweet Kaz has been patiently waiting for her. Sweet Kaz is really the best part of this entire book!

It looks like Lara and Kaz have one main obstacle to overcome for their HEA, but there are several additional road blocks that try to block their path. The back and forth is frustrating, but the end result is a worthy pay off.

If you’re looking for a rockstar romance with a touch of suspense, a good bit of angst and a swoony hero, you should check out The Revolution!

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New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and willing her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the world those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Review – A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner

Title: A Love Letter to Whiskey

Author: Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 13, 2016

It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.

It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.

It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.

But we can’t start here.

No, to tell this story right, we need to go back.

Back to the beginning.

Back to the very first drop.

This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.

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BFF K’s Review of A Love Letter to Whiskey

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It’s 3am and I’m still awake. I need to write this review before I can go to sleep and this book kept me up 3/4 of the night. These pages are full of angst. It is all of the heart-breaking, tear-jerking, gut-wrenching reasons that I don’t read angsty novels; and I absolutely loved it anyway.

Jamie and B are the poster children for bad timing. There were times that I wanted to absolutely strangle them both. But there were times, I smiled and laughed and sighed with them. There were times that my heart broke wide open with theirs. I wondered how they could ever find their way back to each other. And finally there was an ending that shocked and delighted me.

A Love Letter to Whiskey is a quick read, because you can’t put it down. But, it is not an easy read. It is beautiful and raw and ugly and powerful and wonderful. It will absolutely go on my 2016 Besties list as one of the most terrific books I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year.

Kandi Steiner continues to fine tune her writing skills and every new release takes her storytelling to a new level. I can feel this book hangover pounding in my head already. They say you should never drink alone and I want to share every drop of this book with my friends who love to read. A Love Letter to Whiskey is a book that you absolutely don’t want to miss.

 

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The first time I tasted Whiskey, I fell flat on my face.

Literally.

I was drunk from the very first sip, and I guess that should have been my sign to stay away.

Jenna and I were running the trail around the lake near her house, sweat dripping into our eyes from the intense South Florida heat. It was early September, but in South Florida, it might as well have been July. There was no “boots and scarves” season, unless you counted the approximately six weeks in January and February where the temperature dropped below eighty degrees.

As it was, we were battling ninety-plus degrees, me trying to be a show off and prove I could keep up with Jenna’s cheerleading training program. She had finally made the varsity squad, and with that privilege came ridiculous standards she had to uphold. I hated running — absolutely loathed it. I would much rather have been on my surf board that day. But fortunately for Jenna, she had a competitive best friend who never turned down a challenge. So when she asked me to train with her, I’d agreed eagerly, even knowing I’d have screaming ribs and calves by the end of the day.

I saw him first.

I was just a few steps ahead of Jenna, and I’d been staring down at my hot pink sneakers as they hit the concrete. When I looked up, he was about fifty feet away, and even from that distance I could tell I was in trouble. He seemed sort of average at first — brown hair, lean build, soaked white running shirt — but the closer he got, the more I realized just how edible he was. I noticed the shift in the muscles of his legs as he ran, the way his hair bounced slightly, how he pressed his lips together in concentration as he neared us. 

I looked over my shoulder, attempting to waggle my eyebrows at Jenna and give her the secret best friend code for “hot guy up ahead”, but she had stopped to tie her shoes. And when I turned back around, it was too late.

I smacked into him — hard — and fell to the pavement, rolling a bit to soften the fall. He cursed and I groaned, more from embarrassment than pain. I wish I could say I gracefully picked myself up, smiled radiantly, and asked him for his number, but the truth is I lost the ability to do anything the minute I looked up at him.

It was an unfamiliar, warm ache that spread through my chest as I used my hand to shield the sun streaming in behind his silhouette, just how you’d expect the first sip of whiskey to feel. He was bent over, hand outstretched, saying something that wasn’t registering because I had somehow managed to slip my hand into his and just that one touch had set my skin on fire.

Handsome wasn’t the right word to describe him, but it was all I kept thinking as I traced his features. His hair was a sort of mocha color, damp at the roots, falling onto his forehead just slightly. His eyes were wide — almost too round — and a mixture of gold, green, and the deepest brown. I didn’t coin the nickname Whiskey until much later, but it was that moment that I saw it for the first time — those were whiskey eyes. The kind of eyes you get lost in. The kind that drink you in. He had the longest lashes and a firm, square jaw. It was so hard, the edges so clean that I would have sworn he was angry with me if it weren’t for the smile on his face.He was still talking as my eyes fell over his broad chest before snapping back up to his sideways grin.

“Oh my God, are you fucking blind?!” Jenna’s voice snapped me from my haze as she shoved Whiskey out of the way and latched onto my hand, ripping me back to standing position. I’d barely caught my balance before she whipped around to continue her scolding. “How about you brush that long ass hair out of your eyes and watch where you’re going, huh champ?”

Oh no.

I didn’t even have time to call dibs, I couldn’t even think the word, let alone say it, before it was too late. I watched it, in slow motion, as Whiskey fell for my best friend before I even had the chance to say a single word to him. 

Jenna was standing tall, arms crossed, one hip popped in her usual fashion as she waited for him to defend himself. This was her protocol — it was one of the reasons we got along. We were both what you’d call “spitfires”, but Jenna had the distinct advantage of being cripplingly gorgeous on top of having an attitude. She flipped her long, wavy blonde ponytail behind her and cocked a brow.

And then he did, too.

His smile grew wider as he met her eyes, and it was the same look I’d watched fall over guy after countless guy. Jenna was a unicorn, and men were enamored by her. As they should have been — she had platinum blonde hair, crystal blue eyes, legs for days and a personality to boot. Now, before you go thinking that I was the insecure best friend – I had it going on, too. I worked hard, I was talented – just not at the things traditional high school boys valued.

But we’ll get to that.

“Hi,” Whiskey finally said, extending his hand to Jenna this time. His eyes were warm, smile inviting — if I had to pick the right word for him, just one, I’d say charming. He just oozed charm. “I’m Jamie.”

“Well, Jamie, maybe you should make an appointment with the eye doctor before you run over another innocent jogger. And you owe Brecks an apology.” She nodded to me then and I cringed at my name, wondering why she felt the need to spill it at all. She always called me B — everyone did — so why did she choose the moment I was face to face with the first boy to ever make my heart accelerate to use my full name?

Jamie was still grinning, eying Jenna, trying to figure her out, but he turned to me after a moment with that same crooked smile. “I’m sorry, I should have been watching where I was going.” He said the words with conviction, but lifted his brows on that last line because he and I both knew who wasn’t paying attention to the trail, and he wasn’t the guilty party. 

“It’s fine,” I murmured, because for some reason I was still having a difficult time finding my voice. Jamie tilted his head just a fraction, his eyes hard on me this time, and I felt naked beneath his gaze. I’d never had anyone look at me that way — completely zeroed in. It was unnerving and exhilarating, too. 

But before I could latch onto the feeling, he turned back to Jenna, their eyes meeting as slow smiles spread on both of their faces. I’d seen it a million times, but this was the first time I felt sick watching it happen.

I saw him first, but it didn’t matter.

Because he saw her.


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Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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A LOVE LETTER TO WHISKEY
“Ten stars for this brilliantly written love story. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s flawed. It’s simply perfection.” – New York Times Bestselling Author Kim Karr “A Love Letter To Whiskey starts out with a slow burn, but before you know it you are intoxicated and unable to stop until you reach the end. Once you hit the end, you are completely drunk in love with Steiner’s words. Her best work to date and my favorite read of 2016.” – Brittainy C. Cherry, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author “You will savor Whiskey to the very last drop, and the hangover will be worth every heart-wrenching second. Steiner’s writing is as smooth as scotch, as heady as whiskey, with a sweet afterburn that will leave you addicted.” – Bestselling Author Staci Hart “A Love Letter to Whiskey will get you drunk on feels. Wildly intoxicating, I could not put it down. An absolute masterpiece for angst lovers.” – Angie, Angie’s Dreamy Reads

 

 

 

 

Review – New Release – Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster

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TEMPTING TRISTAN
A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press

 

Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…

Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star—for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.

The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

 

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BFF K’s Review of Tempting Tristan

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Tempting Tristan is sweet, sexy and pure romance.

Tristan has sworn off men until he’s approached by the hottest guy he’s ever seen. Is the attraction purely physical or is there something more that’s drawing them together? Alex has just come back to Harborside, but this time he’s there for more than a visit! He has both physical and emotional scars from his military service. The two begin an intense romance that is filled with both personal discovery and relationship revelations. Tristan and Alex soon find themselves in a relationship that brings out the best in both of them. But, will they have the courage to make it last?

Tempting Tristan is part of the Harborside Nights Series. So it is full of unique characters, quaint settings and plenty of love and friendship. I enjoy this series so much and I encourage you to check it out. But, I really believe that Tempting Tristan can be read and thoroughly enjoyed as a standalone without reading the prior books in the series. That being said, I can’t wait for my next trip back to Harborside!

I haven’t taken the opportunity to read a lot of M/M romances, but after finishing Tempting Tristan, I’m making plans to fix that ASAP! The relationship is pure and honest and the steamy scenes are out of this world! If you’re looking for a heart-warming story with solid dialogue, good character development, and truly tasty heroes, this is definitely one for your TBR!

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

 

 

Review – Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

The hotly anticipated conclusion to the Royals series begun in the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Paper Princess and Broken Prince. “This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorTwisted Palace was an awesome conclusion to the Royals trilogy. Readers are in for an absolute treat. I eagerly await the next book from Erin Watt. —New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Towle”Erin Watt’s words are addictive brilliance. If you haven’t let these Royals ruin you yet, what are you waiting for?”—USA Today Bestselling Author Meghan MarchThese Royals will ruin you… 

From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.

They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

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BFF K’s Review of Twisted Palace

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There’s not much that can be said without giving away HUGE spoilers for Twisted Palace. But, I can say that this book is just as exciting and engrossing as Paper Princess and Broken Prince! The Royals Series has solidified a place on my 2016 Besties List.

Broken Prince left Ella and the Royals with 2 MAJOR cliffhangers. So many things were up in the air and uncertain for all of the characters. Twisted Palace picks up where things left off and throws you right back in the middle of all the mixed up situations and emotions.

Ella is torn between her natural instinct to run and her desire to stay with this family she’s come to love and care for. Reed is in such a mess and he has to find a way to solve his problems with his head and heart instead of his fists. Callum is remembering how to parent and working to be the father his boys need him to be. Easton, Sebastian and Sawyer are finding their ways (and I feel like they all have stories to tell as well!)

The Royals Series has been such a fantastic, unexpected, completely enthralling series and I am so thankful that I took a chance and read Paper Princess when it first released. The books have brought all the feels and more than a couple sleepless nights, but it’s been worth every minute.

If you have been waiting until the conclusion of this series, wait no more! Twisted Palace wraps up Reed and Ella’s storyline and brings the series to a very satisfying conclusion. That being said, I desperately hope that Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick will decide to bring us more all-consuming stories about the lives and loves of the rest of  The Royals!

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Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up. You can contact them at their shared inbox: authorerinwatt@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Review & Release Day Blitz – Tonic by Staci Hart

 

 

Title: Tonic
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 13, 2016

Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.

The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.

A teaser from one of my most FAVORITE parts of the book! <<Swoon>>

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BFF K’s Review of Tonic by Staci Hart

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Tonic is…..word stealing! I love this book so much that it takes my words away. My words have mostly escaped me because I know that there’s NO WAY I can put words together well enough to describe how beautifully written this book is! But, I have to try.

Tonic is lovely, heart-wrenching, butterfly-inducing, laugh out loud, tear-jerking, amazingly wonderful! I LOVE these characters. (Let’s be honest, you had me at the cover! I love this cover so much!) Annika and Joel are as different as their names. They are light contrast with dark and clean skin contrasted with ink. They’re cool facade versus wild emotion. And the coming together of all these things creates a beautiful kaleidoscope of color and emotion that will take you to the highest-highs and the lowest-lows.

Annika is a complex heroine. She’s harsh and demanding professionally, but personally, there’s a softness and a caring that she doesn’t let the rest of the world see. She is a strong character on her own, but even better when combined with our hero. Joel is life out loud. He’s every emotion shared freely and without reservation. He’s kind, caring, funny, smart and loyal. He’s everything you would want in a friend, a boss, a partner. (And he’s inked head to toe with a beautiful beard.)

The storyline is unique, the intimate scenes are full of steam, the characters are well developed, the supporting cast is colorful and clever. Tonic is a really wonderful book and one that I absolutely recommend you add to your TBR. Right now, do it RIGHT NOW! Cheers to Staci Hart on a book I’m going to love to recommend for a really long time!

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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Review & Giveaway – My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

 

My Unexpected Forever (#2) – Released Sept 2013

 

I expected a life of music. I expected to raise my son.It took one look to make everything change.I never expected happiness.I never expected to find her.I never expected to feel desire.

I never expected I’d be a family man.

I never expected to be loved.

I never expected to fall in love.

They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

 

BFF K’s Review of My Unexpected Forever

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My Unexpected Forever is a rare case where I like the 2nd book in a series even better than the first! Katelyn and Harrison are just…..so wonderful.

These are two fantastic independent characters that are each fully developed on their own even as they are brought together. Katelyn’s grief and loss is heartbreaking. It’s impossible not to put yourself in her position and think about her loss and struggles in a very personal way. She is attracted to Harrison, though she struggles with her loyalty to her late husband. And Harrison. Harrison is about as close to perfect as a hero can get. He’s patient, kind, sweet, caring, and without a doubt one of the the most understanding and accepting heroes I’ve had the pleasure of reading. You should read this book for Harrison alone!

My Unexpected Forever is the fantastic continuation of the Beaumont Series and a terrific story in its own right!

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Check out the other Books in the Beaumont Series

Forever My Girl (#1) – Released Dec 2012
Now being made into a major motion picture

 

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.

And now I’m going back.

After ten years.

I hope I can explain that after all this time.

I still want her to be my forever girl.


My Everything (#1.5) – Released March 2013

 

When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known.

Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?


Finding My Forever (#3) – Released Dec 2013

 

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down – marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.

Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night…

Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.

I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.

I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.


Finding My Way (#4) – Released April 2014

 

Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.

Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.


12 Days of Forever (#4.5) – Released Feb 2015

 

Even though she’s living her life-long dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family.

Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he’s making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base most trainers vie for. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house.

Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.


My Kind of Forever (#5) – Released Sept 2015

 

Liam Page knows music and a life of solitude, but that all changed when he returned to Beaumont.

The once notorious bad boy lead singer of 4225 West is now living the domesticated life with his wife and high school sweetheart, Josie, and their son, Noah.

Life is good for the Westbury family, until Liam is called back to Los Angeles and the place where it all started for him.

Liam and Josie’s story continues in this last installment of The Beaumont Series.

 

 

Giveaway

 

Check out this phenomenal giveaway for any and all readers that have one-clicked the Beaumont series by Heidi McLaughlin, whether that’s one book or the entire series.
Every review posted to Amazon (US) between the dates of Sept 1, 2016 and Oct 31, 2016 will be entered for a chance to win one of these great prizes:
– Dinner with Heidi McLaughlin at any one 2017 signing for winner & 1 guest*
– Hotel accommodations at any one Heidi McLaughlin 2017 signing**
– HD Fire 10 16gb***
Submit your Amazon (US) review links here!
Each review submitted will gain an individual 5 entries into the giveaway, so the more you review, the better chance you have at winning one of the phenomenal prizes mentioned above! Giveaway open to all. Only reviews posted during open giveaway timeframe will be eligible to win.
Terms & Conditions
*Dinner offer excludes Booksplash/RWA. Signings subject to change/non transferrable. No cash value. Once signing is agreed upon – no changes. Event ticket/travel accommodations not included.
**2 night stay. Friday/Saturday of event weekend. If the event location is booked, backup hotel near event will be located. Excluding Booksplash/RWA. Signings subject to change/non transferrable. No cash value. Once signing is agreed upon – no changes. Event ticket/airfare not included.
***No cash value, no exchanges. Open internationally. Device suitable to winner’s country will be sent, although all reviews must be posted to Amazon.com.

 

About the Author

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

 

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

 

When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.

 

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.

 

 

 

Review & Giveaway – Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Forever My Girl (#1) – Released Dec 2012
Now being made into a major motion picture

 

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.

And now I’m going back.

After ten years.

I hope I can explain that after all this time.

I still want her to be my forever girl.

BFF K’s Review of Forever My Girl

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One of the things I love about book signings is that it exposes me to new authors that I might not otherwise read. Heidi McLaughlin was on the list for the Mile High Author Event, so I purchased Forever My Girl, Beaumont Series #1, on audio. And I was hooked!

Forever My Girl is a fantastic second chance romance with a little sports twist and a whole-lot-a-hot-rocker! The book opens with a death that changes EVERYTHING for all of the characters in the book. That death and how each of the characters deal with it brings a tear-jerker aspect of the story. How the death impacts each of the characters and the secrets that are revealed is exciting to uncover.

At the heart of this story is the love between Liam and Josie. After all the years and all of the heartache, can Josie forgive Liam and find a happily ever after?

BONUS, Forever My Girl will soon be a Major Motion Picture, so I’ve been stalking Heidi McLaughlin’s social media and website. I can’t wait to see these characters and this story unfold on the screen!

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This book was purchased and enjoyed as an audiobook.

 

Check out the other books in the Beaumont Series


My Everything (#1.5) – Released March 2013

 

When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known.

Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?


My Unexpected Forever (#2) – Released Sept 2013

 

I expected a life of music.I expected to raise my son.It took one look to make everything change.I never expected happiness.I never expected to find her.I never expected to feel desire.

I never expected I’d be a family man.

I never expected to be loved.

I never expected to fall in love.

They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.


Finding My Forever (#3) – Released Dec 2013

 

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down – marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.

Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night…

Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.

I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.

I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.


Finding My Way (#4) – Released April 2014

 

Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.

Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.


12 Days of Forever (#4.5) – Released Feb 2015

 

Even though she’s living her life-long dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family.

Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he’s making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base most trainers vie for. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house.

Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.


My Kind of Forever (#5) – Released Sept 2015

 

Liam Page knows music and a life of solitude, but that all changed when he returned to Beaumont.

The once notorious bad boy lead singer of 4225 West is now living the domesticated life with his wife and high school sweetheart, Josie, and their son, Noah.

Life is good for the Westbury family, until Liam is called back to Los Angeles and the place where it all started for him.

Liam and Josie’s story continues in this last installment of The Beaumont Series.

 

  

 

Giveaway

 

Check out this phenomenal giveaway for any and all readers that have one-clicked the Beaumont series by Heidi McLaughlin, whether that’s one book or the entire series.
Every review posted to Amazon (US) between the dates of Sept 1, 2016 and Oct 31, 2016 will be entered for a chance to win one of these great prizes:
     – Dinner with Heidi McLaughlin at any one 2017 signing for winner & 1 guest*
     – Hotel accommodations at any one Heidi McLaughlin 2017 signing**
     – HD Fire 10 16gb***
Submit your Amazon (US) review links here!
Each review submitted will gain an individual 5 entries into the giveaway, so the more you review, the better chance you have at winning one of the phenomenal prizes mentioned above! Giveaway open to all. Only reviews posted during open giveaway timeframe will be eligible to win.
Terms & Conditions
*Dinner offer excludes Booksplash/RWA. Signings subject to change/non transferrable. No cash value. Once signing is agreed upon – no changes. Event ticket/travel accommodations not included.
**2 night stay. Friday/Saturday of event weekend. If the event location is booked, backup hotel near event will be located. Excluding Booksplash/RWA. Signings subject to change/non transferrable. No cash value. Once signing is agreed upon – no changes. Event ticket/airfare not included.
***No cash value, no exchanges. Open internationally. Device suitable to winner’s country will be sent, although all reviews must be posted to Amazon.com.

 

About the Author

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

 

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

 

When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.

 

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.

 

   

 

Review – Bedmates by Nichole Chase

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The BFF’s are thrilled to get to bring to you the Review & Excerpt Tour for New York Times Bestselling Author Nichole Chase’s BEDMATES, the first standalone novel in her new American Royalty Series! Be sure to check out all of the stops in this amazing tour and grab your copy of BEDMATES today!

 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly Royal comes the first in a sparkling new series about America’s favorite royal—the First Daughter.

Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president’s son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride.

Recently returning from Afghanistan with a life-altering injury, Jake is wrestling with his own demons. He doesn’t have the time or patience to deal with the likes of Maddie. They’re like oil and water and every time they’re together, it’s combustible. But there’s a thin line between love and hate, and it’s not long before their fiery arguments give way to infinitely sexier encounters.

When Jake receives devastating news about the last remaining member of his unit, the darkness he’s resisted for so long begins to overwhelm him. Scared to let anyone close, he pushes Maddie away. But she isn’t about to give up on Jake that easily. Maddie’s fallen for him, and she’ll do anything to keep him from the edge as they both discover that love is a battlefield and there are some fights you just can’t lose.

 

 Coming soon! Pre-Order TODAY!

Order BEDMATES in ebook or paperback, releasing 10/4/16

Amazon | iBooks | BAM| Barnes & Noble

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BFF K’s Review of Bedmates

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Ahhh! This book is all of the things I love: strong characters, unique storylines, politics, romance and an unexpected, tear-jerking, angst that moved me as a reader!

Maddie is the best kind of charmer. She lights up a room without ever working an angle. She’s strong, smart, compassionate, principled and hard-working. She also happens to be the President’s Daughter. Jake is a charmer in different ways. He’s handsome, confident, loyal, well-spoken, passionate and a war veteran. Oh yeah and he’s the Vice President’s Son. They’re so different from one another, but so similar at the same time. And they will both need all of their best qualities create a relationship that lasts past this election cycle.

I’m a HUGE fan of Nichole Chase’s Royals Series, starting with Suddenly Royal. I’ve been anxiously awaiting Bedmates, and this first book of the American Royalty series did NOT disappoint! For fans of the Suddenly Royal series, Alex and Samantha not only make an appearance in this story, but play a critical role. This is more than a cameo appearance and their scenes move the storyline forward in a way that feels so familiar and wonderful to fans of that series.

This is a MUST READ new series that I will be recommending over and over in the coming weeks/months. Add it to your TBR today! And, join me in anxiously awaiting the next book in this great new series.

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                  “Let me clean up my stuff. We can take my truck.” He stood up with a grimace.

                  “What?” I looked at him as if he was crazy.

                  “You need help.” He shrugged. “I’ll help.”

                  “No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine.” I shook my head a little too hard and my pony tail whipped me in the eye. I grimaced and blinked back tears. “Ow!”

                  “Here—“ Jake pressed something to my eye. “It’s no big deal. This is what friends do, right?”

                  “You’re still on probation—“ I snapped and batted away his hand. That’s when I realized he had lifted his shirt to wipe away my tears, exposing a wide expanse of well-muscled abdomen.

                  “Then I still need to work it off.” He smiled at me and my frown deepened.

                  I had to stop doing stupid things around Jake Simmon. In fact I just needed to not be around Jake Simmon. Looking at him made my brain leak out my ears. Talking to him left me equally amused and tongue-tied. I couldn’t think straight around the man and he was busy chasing tail all over D.C. Yes, the last thing I needed was to spend more time with Jake while he tried to be my friend. It just muddied the waters.

                  “No, no, no. I’m fine.” I waved my hands to emphasize my point as if all the no’s hadn’t made it clear.

                  He reached toward my face again with his shirt. “Stop swatting at me or you’re going to get more dirt in your eyes. Be still, Madeline.”

                  I froze when he used my whole name. It was rare for anyone to use my full name and when he did, something odd happened in my stomach. He dabbed at my face while I tried to ignore the way my blood pressure rocketed with his proximity.

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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About the Author

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Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, The Accidental Assassin, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, The American Royalty Series and several short stories.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, two rescue dogs, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

 

 

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

 

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Nichole Chase’s BEDMATES Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

September 26th

AC BOOK BLOG – Review

The Bookworm Lodge – Excerpt

2 Girls & Their Kindles – Review

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

BookWorm221 – Review

Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt

September 27th

BiblioJunkies – Review & Excerpt

Captain Reads A Lot – Excerpt

Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt

Sammi’s Bookish Reality – Review

SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt

Theory of A Dreamer – Review & Excerpt

September 28th

Barbara’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

Blog of Books – Review

Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt

September 29th

BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

EskieMama Reads – Excerpt

Fiction Fare – Review

Lea’s Book Blog – Review

Melena’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt

TAKE ME AWAY TO A GREAT READ – Review & Excerpt

September 30th

Delish, Devine and All Mine – Review & Excerpt

Jack of All Trades, Master of None – Review & Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

PopCrunchBoom Books – Review

Readers Retreats – Review & Excerpt

The Accidental Reader – Review & Excerpt

Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt

October 1st

Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt

Bad boys and Bedtime stories book previews – Review

Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt

Fangirls Ahead! – Review

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

Reads and Thoughts – Review & Excerpt

Smokin Hot Reads Book Blog – Review

October 2nd

Addicted to Happily Ever After – Review & Excerpt

I’m Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

Love Affair With Fiction – Review & Excerpt

The Butterfly Reads – Review

The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

underneath the covers – Excerpt

PBC – Review & Excerpt

The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

October 3rd

Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review

Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt

Ceres Books World – Review

The Heathers’ Blog – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Book Shark – Excerpt

Lustful LIterature – Review

October 4th

Naomi’s Reading Palace – Review

FMR Book Grind – Review

My Favorite Things – Review

OMGReads – Review

The Lovely Books – Review

V’s Reads – Review

Southern Vixens Book Obsessions – Excerpt

October 5th

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Book Binge – Review & Excerpt

A Fortress of Books – Review & Excerpt

Bound by books book review – Review

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

Reading Tigress – Review & Excerpt

October 6th

Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

Book Lover in Florida – Excerpt

Book Boyfriend Reviews – Review

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Excerpt

Toot’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

October 7th

The Book Avenue – Review

Beneath The Covers Blog – Review

Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review

Cocktails and Books – Excerpt

Girls with Books – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt

Kate’s Book Life – Review & Excerpt

October 8th

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Amo& Sarah Book Corner – Review & Excerpt

Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt

My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Excerpt

 

Review – Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci

We’re so thrilled to bring you BFF K’s Review of Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci! You’re gonna LOVE this book!

 

Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy—away from home and licking her wounds…and perhaps a gelato or two. But when Daisy, an American expat now living in Rome, throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop. She falls, quite literally, at the feet of a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello is a man from her past—the man, the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and the life she once had and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious.

And so is Marcello…

Avery slips easily into the good life that is summertime in Rome. She spends her days exploring a city that would make art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over a whirlwind what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could it really be her life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twinset cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

 

Buy Roman Crazy Today

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BFF K’s Review of Roman Crazy

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This is a dream team! Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci have paired up to deliver an absolutely wonderful, heart-warming, sweet and steamy story of second-chance love. And you need to read it!

The first chapter is so fantastic; this story bursts out of the gates and introduces you to Avery, the fantastic heroine. Her soon-to-be ex-husband and his mother are something else! When her world turns upside down, Avery escapes to Rome and the comfort of her best friend, Daisy. It takes just hours for Avery to get knocked on her a$% (literally) by the one man she thought she would never see again. Enter Marcello, one of my favorite Book Boyfriends of 2016! He’s everything you hope for: a strong, sweet, seductive, hunky hero. And, you’ll find yourself falling just as quickly as Avery.

Roman Crazy is a wild ride of ups and downs as Marcello and Avery rediscover one another, put their past in its place and determine if and how they can move forward together. The book is chock-full of wonderful supporting characters. The sites, sounds and tastes of Rome are so beautifully described that the city becomes another character in this already superb cast. Roman Crazy is full of romance, friendships and self-discovery. Second-chance love is one of my most favorite Romance tropes and Roman Crazy is one of the best!

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Giveaway

Gallery Trifecta

This amazing giveaway is courtesy of Gallery books. Gallery is graciously giving away three print books to one lucky winner. (US only. Sorry!) It’s ROMAN CRAZY, NOTHING MORE from Anna Todd and BEAUTIFUL from Christina Lauren!

To enter, comment below and tell us your dream destination for a romantic adventure.

You have from now through September 27 to post a comment on this blog post. The winner will be chosen at random and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.

 

About the Authors

Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.

 

AliceClayton.com | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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GALLERY BOOKS is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics.  Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres.   Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Gunn’s Golden Rules by Tim Gunn, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren, Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill, and The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci.

 

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

Review – Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott

Because first love deserves a second chance

Standalone Contemporary Romance.

When love gets messy, it’s not just the talk that’s dirty.

 

Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott is LIVE!

ONLY .99 for a very short time & FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

**Bonus book inside!**

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Resistance comes this new STANDALONE contemporary romance.

Because first love deserves a second chance

One month.

One movie.

One shot at a second chance.

I fell madly in love at first sight with Jane Lewis.

The girl with bright green eyes, a pretty smile, and great ass owned my heart. I thought she was happy with the status quo, but ten years later, I foolishly let her go. Despite dating other women, no one compares to my first love. We are meant to be together, and I’m going to try my damnedest to convince her of that.

Luke Anders tricked me.

The deal was sealed before I knew he was behind it.

We agreed to be just friends. Simple. Easy. But it’s not just the weather that’s hot in Texas. I was a fool to think I could resist him. He knows how to work his charms and those kissable lips, that great jaw, and biceps. We are here to work, but he has become downright distracting.

I’m strong. I can handle one month of his flirtatious sexual torture. But if I happen to fall in bed with that sexy bastard for a night, or three, does that make me weak? Asking for a friend, of course.

I guess I’m about to find out when love gets messy, it’s not just the talk that’s dirty.

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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AND – check out this exciting detail —

**BONUS BOOK EDITION of Dirty Talk includes the full novel of Sweet Talk.

“Sweet Talk is a fun, sexy, emotionally-rich second chance romance with a charm-your-panties-off hero.” ~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Violet Duke

 

BFF K’s Review of Dirty Talk

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Luke Anders is a dirty talker and those scenes are the very best part of this book. He’s swoony and stubborn and oh so sexy! Jane Lewis is more that just his first love, or even the girl that got away. She’s everything that’s missing from his life and he sets plans in motion to bring them together for both work and pleasure.

There is so much angst and tension in this book! Ugh! I wanted to reach into the pages and slap both Luke and Jane. I just wanted them to get over themselves, be honest with each other and tell the truth (the whole truth and nothing but the truth.) If you’re a fan of angst and tension, this is a book for you! The best parts of this book are the deliciously steamy scenes and moments when Luke and Jane are really and truly, honestly connecting with one another and re-kindling their love affair.

If you’re looking for a second chance romance, full of tension and a delightful, dirty-talker this is a one-click wonder!

 

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~Jane Lewis~

The panic subsides and then reality hits me.

Luke Anders is right next door to me. For a month.

I’ve only been here for a minute or so and I’m sweltering. The air hasn’t cooled me off so I pull my shirt away from my sticky skin. A knock on the window makes me jump; my hand instantly covers my heart.

Luke steps away from the car with his hands up in surrender. He mouths, “Sorry.”

Shaking my head, I take another quick breath to calm myself, and push the button that slides the window down.

“Sorry about that. I didn’t realize I was sneaking up on you.”

“It’s okay,” I reassure him, my heart racing—from his close proximity or from being startled I’m not quite sure.

When I open the door, he opens it wider and I get out. I can’t help but take him in, my breath escaping me just like the first time I ever saw him. He’s stunningly handsome, maybe even more so. Definitely more so. One month without seeing him and now he’s trying to kill me. His rugged good looks, the T-shirt stretching across his broad, hard body, and a week’s worth of beard growth makes me want to rub my fingers and other things on it to see if it’s rough or soft.

In a word?

Damn. Hot.

Fine, two words, but he’s worth breaking the rules for.

And just like that, all my better senses fly out the window. “Have you been working out?” I regret saying it the second I do. I regret it doubly when that cocky smirk that made me fall in love with him appears, transforming his entire attitude.

He pops a bicep for me, and replies, “I’ve gotten in a little gym time recently.”

“Well, it shows.” Shut up, Jane. I wave my hand in the air, unable to control myself. “I’ve got a VIP ticket to the gun show. Any idea where I might redeem it?” What the hell am I doing? He drives me nuts and I fall for it every time.

Luke laughs. Pretending to take the imaginary ticket, he stashes it in his back pocket. One arm goes out and then the other. “Bam. Bam! Check these babies out.”

Now I’m a giggling mess. Running my hand over one then the other, I smile. “It was worth every dime I spent on that ticket.” I squeeze his muscle.

He laughs and drops his arm. “And how many dimes did you spend?”

“Ten shiny dimes for each.” I walk around to the back of the car and open my trunk.

Luke chuckles even harder. “Glad you got your money’s worth then.” He comes around and grabs the large suitcase out, setting it on the sidewalk and pulling up the handle.

I reach in the backseat and pull out the last box, but he moves in and grabs it for me. “Take the suitcase. I’ll carry this for you.”

Rolling the suitcase behind me, we walk along the sidewalk back to the hotel as if we’re friends, as if we haven’t hurt each other’s hearts. I ask, “What were you doing out here?”

“Getting coffee. I heard Jo’s is great. It’s next to the hotel.”

“I could use one. The drive was exhausting.”

He walks one step to the side and behind me. “Why did you drive?”

“I wanted to have a car.” I hate lying, especially to him, but I’m not ready for him to know I don’t have a place to call home anymore or a place to store my car in LA for a month. I’ll have to face the fact of my reality once this film wraps, so I choose to hide my eyes and stick with the white lie.

A silence pervades the journey as we walk through the courtyard. I stop in front of my door. Looking to his, I wonder if he realizes the relation of the two. Turning back to him, his smile is much nicer, more the sweet boy I once knew. I still struggle with what to say, so I awkwardly shift, and signal to the door behind me. “This is me.” I unlock the door, and step inside.

“Right next door.” He follows me inside. After setting the box down on the table, he looks around the room. “Just like mine. It’s nice we’ll be neighbors.”

“Quite the coincidence.”

“Maybe. Maybe not.”

“Maybe not?”

“Could be fate, Janie.”

“You never believed in fate.” I sit on the bed just as some of the old feelings come swirling back in the quiet of the room.

“I believe in destiny these days.”

About the Author

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and willing her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the world those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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