Monday, February 28, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Sweet by Adriana Locke

Title: Sweet
Author: Adriana Locke
Cover Designer: Kari March
Release Date: February 28, 2022

TROPES: single dad, workplace romance, grumpy hero, age gap, forced proximity


USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a “fresh and fun!” romance between a grumpy single dad and his beautiful, spunky employee—the one he can’t have.

Chemistry is not love.

That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.

I have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.

Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.

He can’t deny our connection. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed. After all, there are sparks—delicious, sizzling sparks—when we’re together.

Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.

He’s right—chemistry is not love. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.



“I had nowhere to go, Nate,” she says, sticking her bottom lip out. “But I knew my friend Nate would be more than happy to help me out of my bind. You weren’t here so I came on in. I waved to Shaye as I walked through the front door so it’s not like I was being sneaky.”

Like that makes it okay.

“What would you have done if someone else would’ve walked in here and saw you naked?” I ask, quirking a brow.

She laughs. “Nate, no one else has the balls to walk into your office but you.”

“And you, apparently.”

“Well, and me.” She grins and picks up the curling iron. “I’m glad you’re here. I kind of need a favor.”

I recline against the couch and prepare myself.

“Now’s a little late to be asking for favors, don’t ya think?” I ask.


“Do you want me to pay rent or help with groceries? We really didn’t go over any of that,” she says, licking her lips.

My gaze settles on her finger approaching the pudding container again. “You’re a college student with a part-time job. You don’t have any money.”

“That’s true.” She smiles smugly before lifting her eyes to mine. “I’m sure we could come up with something.”

She trails her finger around the walls of the plastic before bringing it to her lips again. With her hand poised in front of her face, she smiles at me.

Nope. Not letting that happen.

I clamp her wrist with my hand and suspend it in midair. Her eyes go wide, her breath halting in her throat as she waits for my reaction.

Her skin is warm in my palm. Her wrist is so small, so delicate, that I ease my grip so I don’t accidentally hurt her.

I’m not sure why I touched her, but it’s either because I’m sleep-deprived and it’s late or I want to teach her a lesson. Or maybe I just want to see her reaction.

I stare at her as deeply as I can. She holds her breath as she considers—hopes? fears?—what I’m going to do.

I twist her wrist and bring her hand to my face. A smirk settles on my lips as her entire body stills.

Then with the most deliberate move I’ve ever made, I bring her finger to my mouth.

My heart thunders in my chest as my self-restraint shatters into a million pieces.

I suck her finger between my lips. She gasps, her body shaking in response. I run my tongue around the pudding before biting lightly against her skin as I remove her digit from my mouth.

Every muscle in my body tightens. My blood heats to a dangerous degree. My hand trembles as I hold her hand in mine and try desperately not to tug her whole body into me.

Her chest heaves. She forces a swallow as she leans back against the counter. Her breath is loud and quick, breaking the silence of the room.

Shit,” she says, a mixture of a plea and a promise.

I just look at her and smile. “Is that what you wanted?”

She swallows again.

I release her wrist from my palm. Then I lean in until we’re only inches apart—until I’m so close that I can smell the sweetness of her breath—and grin.

“That’s the only time my mouth will get anywhere near you.” I turn toward the doorway, ignoring the protest of every cell in my body. “I’ll see you in the morning.”


“Now it’s my turn,” she says, the strength in her voice slipping.

“For what?”

You have two choices.”

“Between …?”

She licks her lips. “Choice one is that we can stand here all night and address this situation.”


A slow, so-fucking-slow grin slips across her kissable lips. My whole body comes alive, pushing, pulling, all-out boiling for this woman.

God, help me.

“Or you can get over here and undress me instead.”

Tonya's Review
4 stars

This was a good read.  I'm glad that we got a story about Paige.
Paige was Harlee, HOllis' little sister.  The one he spent forever looking for and thought was dead.  
She has her issues from her past and self sabotages.  
Nate is her boss and friend.
The sexual tension between them is off the charts.  Who will break first once she moves in?  
Next it looks like we get all of her brothers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Bound By Fate by Ryan Michele

 Release Date: February 22

Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author Ryan Michele brings the action packed, angst filled story of second chances.

Oh what a wicked web we weave...

Marine, Benjamin Dryerson has been to war and knows the ugly side of freedom. It changes a man leaving him knowing what is important in life.

He’s found peace in the Ravage Motorcycle Club and the family that comes with the cut.

And her…

Katie lives in a constant war of her own, a battle of wills against herself with no escaping.

She knows the cruel side of freedom. What most people take for granted, she’s had to claw for a sliver of good.

She’s far too damaged to let the war rage on.
Guilt consumes her and the only comfort she’s ever known was wrapped in his arms.

Second chances don't happen for people like Katie, no matter how desperately she wants it. Or how much Dryerson desires to be the one to give her a new life.

Fate intervenes, pulling them together in a combustible way they never saw coming.

Neither did the club. Friend or Foe? Only one way to know.

The Ravage MC way…

** Bound by Fate (Bound #9) (Ravage MC #18) is a standalone full-length novel. **

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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the 18th book in the Ravage MC, ninth in the Bound series.  It is a stand alone, but the previous book does set this up.  Just like this epilogue sets up the next.
Now Dryerson is a prospect. He isn't a member of Ravage yet.  He is Micah's best friend and is in love with Katie.
Katie is Ensly's older sister.  They escaped together from their cult.  She has so much guilt and trauma from her time being held captive.  Ravage took care of those men in Micah's book.
I love both characters.  
Now there was a huge twist.  My mind was saying it was what it was, but I was trying to deny it.  
This is a great read!

Meet Ryan Michele 

Ryan Michele is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of over 40 romantic suspense novels.

She found her passion bringing fictional characters to life, being in an imaginative world where anything is possible. Her knack for the unexpected twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat with each page.


She is best known for her alpha, bad boy bikers and strong, independent heroines who refuse to back down. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her swing, watching the water ripple in the pond and plotting her next book.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Broken Dove by Chelle Bliss

A simple arrangement. A complicated future.

Broken Dove by Chelle Bliss is now live!

Lia Dove has always been a free spirit, living life to the fullest and never putting down roots. But after finding her birth father, along with a group of lovable, rowdy bikers, she can't imagine being anywhere else. Throw in a hot biker roommate who offers her no-strings-attached deal as the cherry on top and leaving becomes an afterthought.

Leo Hawk has never felt part of anything until he becomes a prospect in a local motorcycle club. But catching feelings for his roommate, who's also the club president's daughter, could spell disaster before he earns his patch.

But when the past comes back to haunt him thanks to his missing older brother, Leo will have to lean on his biker brothers for help, risking a future with the club and the woman he's grown to love.

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Tonya's Review
4 Stars
This is the second book in the open road series.  It is a spin off from the Men of Inked: Heatwave series.  But they are stand alones.
This is Leo and Lia's story.
If you want more back story about how Leo became a prospect, the building and how Lia came into the picture, I suggest reading the previous book.
I really like Lia and Leo.
There is a lot that happens.  I thought the MC would be harder on Tim.
But I like how everything worked out in the end.
This is a good read.

Meet Chelle

Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.

She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, ex-high school history teacher, and currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. Chelle loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Controlled Burn by Marie James

 Release Date: February 3

As the mechanic for Blackbridge Security, when I make a mistake things don’t work properly.

Correcting that mistake is the only way to get things operational.

I meet issues in my personal life with the same mindset.

How was I to know the woman I’ve been flirting with at the gym is the same woman I called a noise complaint on?

I got her kicked out of her condo.

My first response: Move in with me.

When she confessed to having three kids, it was too late to back down.

I thought keeping my hands off of her was going to be a problem, but the tiny terrors she brought along with her are extremely effective at solving that problem for me.


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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the eighth book in the Blackbridge Security Series.  
I think this is the best one yet!
This is Finn's story.
This is a slow burn, single mom story.
Kendall hasn't had the easiest life.  When one thing goes wrong, everything does.  She does her best with the cards she's dealt.  She's an awesome mom.
I love how thing were between Finn and Kendall.
And Puff and Evie will have you laughing.  I want an update on them!
And that ending to set up the next book...WTF!!

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, February 1, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken

Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the final standalone in the bestselling Mafia Royals Romances…

Unrequited Love.

Arranged Marriage.

A love triangle for the ages.

A contemporary mafia retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table.

I will do anything for my family, and as the heir to the Campisi Mafia throne, I fall on my sword and do what's expected of me—it wasn't an accident that I was given the name King.

I marry the girl I love—who's already in love with someone else, and because I'm a masochist, I make him her personal bodyguard.

After all, who better to protect the woman I love than the man she loves?

I have seven days after our wedding to own her—body and soul.

Seven days to show her everything I feel.

But tragedy strikes, and I'm forced to take the weight of the mafia crown on my head.

Now I need my Queen by my side.

I don't know who's with me or against me, but I will rule them all with an iron fist and make everyone proud.

As our seven days come to an end, I wonder how I will ever be able to let her go.

"Until it ends," I whisper.

A tear slides down her cheek. "Until it ends."


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Tonya's Review
5 Stars
OMG! OMFG!  I don't even have the words to describe how I'm feeling right now.
I'm broken.  I mean, Rachel did put me back together again, but I was broken for about 95% of this book.
I was terrified and screaming "NOOO" through out the middle of this story.
I may have cried in relief at the end.
Actually, I cried a few times while reading this.
And Chase mentioning Bagels to a confused King was awesome!
"Until the end.  Until the end.  Until it ends. Amen."
"If you learn nothing else, know that family is everything, blood is everything, no matter what happens."
This will be a top read of mine for this year. 

Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she's been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

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