Wednesday, September 22, 2021

**NEW RELEASE WITH REVIEW** Faking It With #41 by Piper Rayne

Release Date: September 21



Being the heir to Jacobs Enterprises, I’ve been around fake people my entire life. I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t change for anyone. Which is the only reason I’m a professional hockey player who lives on the beach and does as he pleases without answering to anyone—except my father.


And now, my daughter.


Being a single dad wasn’t in the plan but after a one-night stand who took off after the baby was born, this is my reality.


My dad’s been harping on me to quit hockey and join the company for years and now that I’m a father, he’s only intensified his efforts. Until he makes me a deal I can’t refuse.


Insert Lena Boyd, the Jacobs’ family PR rep. She’s beautiful and intelligent and not at all the woman for me—ask anyone. 


My dad needs us to act happily engaged and sell the idea that we’re in love. If we’re successful I won’t have to join the family legacy—ever. Of course, I agree.


That’s when things get complicated. I thought I had her all figured out until I found out there was more underneath her judgmental sneers and eye rolls. It feels like everything is coming together for the future I really want—with Lena—until my past ruins everything.

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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the third book in the Hockey Hotties series.  They are all stand alones, but we do see the other characters in each book.  So if you're like me, you'll want to read them all from the beginning.  You won't be disappointed!
This is my favorite of the three so far!
I absolutely loved this story.  I mean who doesn't like a professional athlete/playboy/single dad/fake marriage?  These are some of my favorite tropes all wrapped in one book!
Lena is great.  I do understand why she questioned everything with Ford.  With what she went through, who could blame her.  She saw him at his worst, she bailed him out in the tabloids.  
Ford changes so much.  Once Annabelle came into the picture, she became his world.  He's a great dad.  He put her first even when he knew things  could go bad.  
Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. 

They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. 

Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Inmate Of The Month by Lani Lynn Vale


Inmate of the Month

Souls Chapel Revenants MC Book 7

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: September 21, 2021


About the Book

A porn video changed his life.


One second, he has an ex with an ax to grind, and the next, he’s internet famous—and definitely not in a good way. In an, it’ll ruin your career, kind of way.


Only, Laric didn’t know that he was internet famous.


Not until a black-haired beauty walks into his life, and stumbles over every word that she says because all she can picture is him doing the unthinkable for the world to see.


Sadly, that’s not the only thing wrong in his life. His world is messed up, and he likes it that way.


There’s no room for a woman that wants to fix him.


Because fixing requires intimacy, and intimacy isn’t something that Laric does. Not after the life that he’s lived, and the things he’s done to survive. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that he’s a felon, and he has no regrets about how he got that title.


The last thing he needs in his life is a woman that has her head in the clouds and thinks this world is made of butterflies and confetti.


However, Catori isn’t who she seems.


The day she meets tall, dark, and handsome, he saves her life. And then never leaves—though not for his lack of trying.

Not that she’s complaining about the way they’re thrown together, time after time. She’s more than willing to have a man like Laric around. Mostly because she’s already seen the good in him that he refuses to admit that’s there.


He may be a biker that does questionable things, but in her heart, she knows that he does those bad things for good reasons. And she’s not about to throw away the chance at happiness just because he thinks he knows what’s best for her.

Plot twist: she knows what’s best for her. And that’s him.

God help her.


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Tonya's Review

5 Stars

Finally we get Laric's story! I was so excited when this hit my kindle.  I couldn't put it down.  I was even reading it at a party/bonfire.

We have met Catori before.  She is Jack and Winter's daughter (Freebirds series).

I love how Laric helps the retired military dogs learn how to just be a dog.  He takes the ones that are on their last chance.

I love how Catori got in Zach's face and stood up for herself. 

These two are great characters and they are even better together!

This is a great read! 

"You know you're an adult when you go to the grocery store and get mad because they rearranged the aisles."




About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.


When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.











Friday, September 10, 2021

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Apollo by Marie James

 Release Date: September 9

The first time we met, I was rescuing her from a cult.
The second time I laid eyes on her was when she showed up at Cerberus with a secret, asking me for an unthinkable favor.
What she was offering was something I never thought I could have, so I readily agreed.
I wanted more than just her secret though.
How can I convince my wife to fall in love with me when someone else is threatening to take it all away?

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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the 18th book in the Cerberus MC series.  They are complete stand alones, but I have loved this series.  

April is Cara's younger sister.  They don't really have much of a relationship due to the cult that they were raised in.  When it was time for April to marry the cult leader, Legend and Apollo were sent to get her out of there.  

Now, she's been kicked out of her grandparents house and finds herself at the doors to Cerberus, looking for Apollo, not Cara. 

She's been so brainwashed by the cult.

She needs a huge favor from Apollo.  He jumps on it.  He will help her out no matter what she asks.

This goes from a quickie marriage to help April, to them falling in love.  All during that time, Apollo is trying to help her by breaking the brainwashing. 

I only gave this a 4 star because I would have liked more at the end.  I felt like we were left hanging.  Was there another court date?  What happened with all of that? 
Meet Marie James

Let's see...where to begin...

I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I'm not writing; I'm reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Jerk It by Lani Lynn Vale

Jerk It

Madd Crossfit Series 2

September 7, 2021


About the Book


Mavis always assumed that she would be in a hospital with the good drugs when her time came. Not in the middle of the road, with no one around but the damn town mechanic that hated her.


But there she was, having a rock star’s baby, with no one to rely on but the one that let it be known around every turn that she was a horrible person.


From the time that she met Murphy and became best friends with him at the age of eight, she knew he was destined for greatness.


But then her grandmother fired Murphy’s mom, forcing them to live on the streets, and making Murphy to realize that maybe they weren’t best friends after all.


Murphy loved Mavis.


At least, he had when he was younger, before she betrayed him.


From that moment forward, Murphy goes out of his way to stay the hell away from her, and always makes sure to never get too close. Even though everything inside of him screams to make contact.


When he moves back to town after being gone for five years, he tries his best to stay away.


But there she is at his CrossFit gym. Then having a baby on the side of the road. Oh, and breaking him a little more with each step she takes away.


Eventually, they find their way back to each other. The only problem is, by the time that Mavis makes her way back into his heart, it breaks. And not in a rhetorical way. In the ‘he only has days to live’ kind of way.



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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the second book in the Madd Crossfit series.  It is a stand alone.

Make sure that you have at least one full box of tissues.  You will be ugly crying!  I can guarantee that.

I honestly don't know what to say for this review because I don't want to give anything away.  We have a few surprises.

Mavis is such an amazing character.  So is Murphy.

My heart broke so many times while reading this.

I know it's not in the plans, but after this book, Madden really needs some happy.

Oh Lani, I don't like you for making me cry so much.  Still love you, but I don't like ya right now!

"If you are not yelling at your kids, you're not spending enough time with them."





About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over ninty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.


When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.









Friday, September 3, 2021

**REVIEW TOUR** The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward

Title: The Aristocrat
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2021


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?
Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.
From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.
Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.
That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.
Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.
Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.
Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.
It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.
We both had one wish: more time together.
But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.
A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.
I believed our story was over.
Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core.
I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?
Well, I knew nothing yet.



Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is yet another good stand alone by Penelope Ward. 
I loved the first "meeting" between Felicity, Leo, and Sig.  Who would think that "bird-watching" could be so life changing.
I loved Felicity and Leo together.  I do wish Leo would  have said screw his family obligations.  But I understand why he  couldn't, and wouldn't.  He had a lot of responsibilities placed on him.  
Sig's jokes and humor were awesome.  I did love all the characters.
Now this story is in two parts.  I won't talk about the second part because I absolutely don't want to give anything away.
But my question is..
Does Sig get a book?


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.






**BOOK TOUR WITH REVIEW** The Truth About Secrets by L.P. Dover

Title: The Truth About Secrets
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sexy Contemporary/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Cover Design: BJR Designs

Clara and Zac thought they were headed for their happily ever after, until a break-up slathered in betrayal left them both jaded and vindictive.

Twelve years have passed since they left Wyoming, and during that time Clara found her calling at a prestigious PR firm in California while Zac moved to New Orleans to join his Broussard cousins at River Enterprises. They thought they could forget each other and move on... until a local charity auction in their hometown of Snowy Creek sets Zac up for the ultimate revenge. If he wins, Clara will be at his mercy, forced to work for him for one full week. Tantalized by the sweet taste of revenge, he eagerly ups the ante to claim his prize.

But what starts out as a week of filthy manual labor and bitter rivalry leads to a shocking revelation. Someone has been plotting for over a decade to keep Clara and Zac apart. Can the pair band together to uncover who? Or will their rift from the past continue to ruin their chance at a blissful future?



Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is a good second chance stand alone. I enjoyed reading it. The "truth" was pretty easy to figure out, but that didn't distract from the story.
I really liked both Zac and Clara.
I did feel like Clara forgave Trina too easily though.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.