Title: Shape of My Heart Series: Standalone Author: Khardine Gray Publisher: Khardine Gray Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill Release Date: August 6, 2017 Romance Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports Words: 75,000 View on Goodreads
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BlurbLike a Phoenix from the Ashes, True Love Can Arise from Illness and Death. An aspiring fashion designer, Amy’s life changes when her mother suddenly falls ill. Her mother needs lifesaving surgery, and it’s up to Amy to acquire the funds. A famous and highly valued football player, Josh has an incredible lifetime of excellence in his sport. His life crumbles when his mother and sister are killed in a car crash while on their way to see his last game of the season. Distraught with self-loathing and self- blame, Josh descends into a life of alcoholism and loose women that threatens to ruin his football career and possibly his life. Mission Impossible? A friend sets Amy up with a job as a PA at the LA PR Agency which represents Josh’s football team, the Gladiators. Her task is to whip Josh into shape mentally and physically for the next football season. From Worst Person in the World to Love of a Lifetime? Shocked to her core, Amy discovers that Josh is the worst person in the world. His daily protests, unsavory habits and loose women are unbelievable. Josh is equally annoyed with Amy. As Amy gets Josh to see some hope, a spark is kindled… Will that spark grow into a flaming romance? Or will they return to their regular lives?
ExcerptA series of female giggles pierced the silence. She looked upstairs to where the sound resonated and saw two women in barely there bikini’s running down the steps. Behind them was Joshua Mancini himself wearing a pair of shorts and a black t-shirt. He was chasing the women. Amy geared herself up to meet her new employer. Even if she was appalled at the state of the house she had to make that first impression a good one. As he got closer she saw that he was truly handsome indeed with his sleek muscle and untamed pride. What she saw online was totally drool-worthy, but those images had nothing on the real-life Joshua Mancini who was six feet six, extremely well built with a ridged wall of a chest that bulged against the soft fabric of his t- shirt. He was breathtaking to look at with his black shiny, spiky hair, tanned skin and piercing eyes with an unusual mix of blue and green. Turquoise. That was the color. It was turquoise like the sea in somewhere like the Caribbean. Not that she’d ever been, but she’d seen enough pictures. He was the kind of man that made you want to stare, even against your will. She quickly adjusted herself and her focus. It would do her no good to go all girlie weak-kneed and turn into some babbling buffoon in front of him. She had to look professional. He looked her over with appreciation as he made his descent down the stairs and stopped a few paces away from her, making her feel like a dwarf even in her heels that added an extra two inches to her mere five feet and four inches. The women joined him and giggled as they tried to fix each other’s hair. “Good, the stripper’s here,” he said with a wide smile that revealed super gorgeous dimples in his exotic high cheek bones. It took her a second or two to realize that he was referring to her. “No, no I’m from the agency,” she replied quickly. “I’m Amy, your new PA.” That was when he looked up at her and narrowed his eyes. “If you could just point me in the direction of the office I’ll get started.” There, that was professional. To her surprise, however, he started to laugh. It was the usual sort of off balanced laughter you’d expect from someone who was truly wasted and didn’t know what they were even laughing at. “Those people are jokers.” “This is no joke. I’ll take care of all your paperwork and everything.” She offered a smile. “Ha, ha. Everything? Well you can start in there.” He set his square jaw in a firm line and pointed to the mess in the living room. “Clean that up will you.” Her mouth dropped. She attempted to protest but he just walked away, leaving her there to gawk at the crazy mess.
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About Khardine Gray
Author BioKhardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband and two kids. She is well travelled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating. When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends. No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of Khardine's books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and characters she creates.
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My desire for her is forbidden. My infatuation is illicit. I’m betraying my club. And if the wage of my sin is death, then this woman is going to get me killed.
Illicit by M.N. Forgy is NOW LIVE!
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I’m an animal, a member of the Sin City Outlaws motorcycle club that isn't capable of human compassion. So I’ve been told anyway.
Raven is my club’s prisoner. I’ve been ordered to break her. It should be easy given my violent history. But being this close to a woman—this woman—for the first time in a long time, is like sharing company with the demon Lilith herself.
She’s my perfect toy. Filled with a dark rage. Blessed with perfected beauty. Sinfully sweet and wickedly divine. Everything about her solicits the demons inside me
I want to hear her screams. I want those big, dark eyes looking up at me—silently begging me for mercy. I want to be her heaven…and her hell.
My desire for her is forbidden. My infatuation is illicit. I’m betraying my club.
And if the wage of my sin is death, then this woman is going to get me killed.
“Kill me?” she whispers, her fingertips caressing my cheek. I want to push my body onto her, and feel her warmth against my skin one more time before I take her life and her body cools. I’m going to enjoy her. She’s dark and twisted.
I smile and bend down to get closer to her. Running my hand through her soft black hair I pet her, brushing her loose hairs away from her face. Fuck, I’m excited to play with her, hear her scream and watch her fear me. To quickly kill someone as pretty and smart as her would be a goddamn waste. Like breaking a toy before you got a chance to play with it, this needs to be done slowly.
“Oh no sweetheart, the fun is just about to start,” I threaten in a low whisper.
Something dark passes over her face, but she doesn’t break eye contact. It’s almost as if she sobers completely.
Suddenly a foot strikes me in the chest and I sail into the side of the van.
Illicit by M.N. Forgy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 kick ass stars!
Dark, gritty and fan-freaking-tastic! This has got to be my favorite book by this author. I've loved all of her books but there is just something about these characters that stole my heart.
Machete and Raven are absolutely perfect for each other. Both troubled broken souls. Damaged beyond repair, together they can find the light that each other needs. Both of their stories weighed heavy on me and the way the authors words told their story was exceptional. Forgy gave us everything and left nothing off the table.
The Sin City Outlaws are one of my favorite MC series and I'm waiting patiently for Mac's story. If you haven't read about these amazing guys and strong gals you're totally missing out. They are a definite must read.
About The Author
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.
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Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
BlurbWhen Ben Towers receives a lucrative publishing contract for his debut novel, it is most definitely a dream come true. But there's just one problem. His former best friend, Josh, takes to social media claiming that the idea for the book was stolen by Ben. Now Josh will publish the true manuscript as an Indie author. The controversy drives interest in the book through the roof, and although this pleases Ben's publisher, they ask him to confirm absolutely that the book is indeed his idea, as lawyers are now necessary. When Josh is shut down in all his avenues, the pathway to the release event is clear. Or so Ben thinks...
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BlurbA traditionally published author decides to self publish a new work in the hopes of igniting her stalled career. Despite roaring success, she uses lies and a fake author personality to build up a following. Her deceitful tactics come to the attention of The Independents, who have a message for her. One that may not stop with words on a screen... You Insult One. You Insult Them All.
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Author BioI love writing adult paranormal fiction. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts....oh my. I've been writing since I was 11 but I've always been a dreamer......often getting caught staring off into space as I created stories in my mind. When not spending time with family I enjoy dragging my forever patient wife to watch my beloved St George Illawarra Dragons, going to the movies for the latest blockbusters, going to the gym for my dream body. Or just a body. Anything, really. My beautiful wife and I just welcomed our first child into the world. My fans have declared him the Prince of Speerverse and claim he seems to take after me in his want to build the tension as high as possible...making us and our loved ones wait 3 long days for him to make his entrance. My wife and I live with the love of our lives in Sydney, Australia; the setting for the majority of my works. Are The Independents your first taste of Speerverse? Hold on to your e-readers, you're in for the ride of your life! Vampires and Werewolves Oh My! Speer has all of your PNR book boyfriend needs covered: Dante - The Ultimate Self-Sacrificing Protector. Nick- The Young Hot Romantic. Lee - The Unapologetic Badboy. Which one is going to make you fall? CATCH THE WHOLE UNDEADLY SECRETS SERIES by Aaron L Speer - Author Night Walker (Book 1) : http://mybook.to/NightWalker R Dreamer (Book 2): http://mybook.to/DyDreamer Shadow Chaser (Book 3): http://mybook.to/ShdwChsrAS Don't think two tastes are enough? Want to know more about Aaron? Get your FANG BITE: FB Page: http://bit.ly/2tjUuQg Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/2enuF5L Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2exvxYK GoodReads Page: http://bit.ly/2ie0qRq Blog: https://aaron1185.wordpress.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/aaron_l_speer/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aaron_Speer Enter Speerverse Fanatics: http://bit.ly/2qKTMG7
Road to Blissville Series, Book 1
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
RELEASE DATE: 07.11.17
PHOTOGRAPHER: Wander Aguiar
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art
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Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. He easily checked off the first item on the list when he took over his grandfather’s veterinary practice. Too bad he wasn’t as lucky in love.
Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn’t mean he could quit his day job. All work and no play threatened to make Chaz a very dull man when the only romantic action he saw was in the pages of his manuscript. Too bad he couldn’t write his own happily every after.
Circumstances pushed the two men together, and one magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle knew his luck had finally turned around and Chaz found a man far better than any book boyfriend ever written. There was just one problem. Chaz has kept a secret from Kyle that could ruin their chance at a beautiful life together.
Kyle and Chaz learn that the best-laid plans often go awry, the heart has a mind of its own, and the greatest love is unscripted.
The books in the Road to Blissville series can be read either as standalone books or as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and older.
Dr. Vaughn!” A familiar female voice exclaimed. “Oh my goodness! You’re the answer to my prayers.”I spun around and faced Jenny Davis who operated the Carter County Animal Shelter. “That’s what he said,” I replied, jerking my thumb in Chaz’s direction without thinking my actions through. Chaz gasped, Josh threw his head back and laughed in delight, and I’m pretty sure that Andy growled. I chanced a peek at Chaz’s and caught him staring at me with a dumbfounded expression on his face. How much more obvious did I need to be that I wanted to see where things could go between us? “Is this a bad time?” she asked nervously. “I’d like to ask a favor of you.” My staff and I volunteered ten to fifteen hours a week treating the dogs and cats at her shelter. The last time I was there, she mentioned that she needed to raise money for the shelter. I figured that she wanted to discuss a fundraiser with me. “Not at all, Jenny. Josh will be delayed a few minutes, so I have time now.” “Well, it’s a big favor,” she said hesitantly. “Remember how I mentioned a fundraiser to you?” “Sure and I’ll help out however I can,” I told her. “I’m so glad you feel that way because you play a big part in what I have in mind.” She clapped her hands and bounced on her feet. “I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner,” she said to herself. “How big?” I asked, narrowing my eyes as an uneasy feeling came over me. That feeling only increased when she broke eye contact and looked down at her feet. “We’d like to do a calendar with the animals at the shelter. One of my staff is an amateur photographer and is willing to donate the time to take and edit the photos.” “So you’re looking for donations to cover the cost of producing the calendars? I’ll gladly help out with that,” I told her. Jenny didn’t meet my offer with as much enthusiasm as I expected. “Not exactly the kind of help I was looking for from you,” she said. “No? How else can I be of service to you?” I asked, clearly confused. I provided free veterinarian services and offered to… “She wants you to pose for the calendar,” Chaz said, interrupting my thoughts. I looked over at him and rolled my eyes. “No, she doesn’t.” “Oh, I think that’s exactly what she’s working her courage up to ask,” Chaz told me. “Isn’t that right, Jenny?” I looked at Jenny, expecting her to brush off his idea, but all I saw was a hopeful gleam in her green eyes. “Me?” I asked in disbelief. “Why not you?” Jenny asked, seemingly emboldened when I didn’t refuse the idea outright. “You’re gorgeous, built like a brick house, and adore animals. Who else would I ask?” “I don’t know, Jenny,” I said hesitantly. “I’m not very photogenic.” “Stop being so modest,” Jenny told me. “You’re exactly what we need. I can see it now…” Her voice trailed off while she envisioned something in her mind. “Shirtless poses with a kitty, cowboy hat and boots while standing beside a horse…” “I’d be wearing more than just a pair of boots and a hat, right?” I asked, needing clarification before the conversation went any further. “Dr. Vaughn!” Jenny’s said in shock. “Why, I’d never suggest such a thing.” Then she covered her mouth with both hands and giggled nervously. “Oh my,” she answered, fanning herself. “That’s not at what I meant at all. Dear me, I meant my offer as a complement, Dr. Vaughn. I thought your love for animals combined with your hunky looks would make a great fundraiser.” “It would probably sell a lot of calendars,” Chaz said, chiming in. I looked over at him and caught him staring at me speculatively. “But would you buy a calendar?” I asked. “Duh,” Chaz said, then added, “it’s for charity.”
I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I'm a girly tomboy
who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.
I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.
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Unscripted Love by Aimee Nicole Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sweet, cute read.
I love Aimee's writing. She always gives us a great book that we immediately fall in love with. Chaz and Kyle are wonderful characters. Chaz is flirty and full of fun. He's had a crush on the towns new vet for years. Feeling he isn't good enough for the man he's stepped back.
Kyle has moved back to the town he grew up in to take over his grandfathers vet practice. He watches Chaz from afar not knowing how to approach the younger man.
These two are exciting, explosive and extremely fun. Kyle is the perfect book boyfriend and Chaz doesn't hesitate to tell him at every chance. If you love m/m books you'll definitely love this one.
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Title: Bullets & Bonfires
Author: Autumn Jones Lake
About Bullets & Bonfires:The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown. Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts. She’s the one woman he can’t have. Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself. Take a risk or lose the chance. Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction. It’s going to be a long, hot summer.
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About Autumn Jones Lake:Autumn believes true love stories never end. She’s easily amused, a procrastinator and loves romances with true alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better. Connect with Autumn! Website | Facebook | Twitter | IG | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page | Newsletter | Bookbub | Personal Facebook Group Enter Autumn’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You know when you sit down to read a book by Autumn you're going to get a great story. She had a way of bringing out the best and worse in her characters. Liam and Bree have been friends forever. Liam being Bree's brothers best friend he kept his distance from her and kept his feelings to himself. After a hard time she is suddenly pushed back into his life but this time he may not be able to keep his feelings to himself.
With this book we get a great story, a story of growth and survival. It deals with domestic violence so if that is a trigger for you you can be aware. The writing was so real and I absolutely loved the characters. If you've read the authors other books you may get a pleasantly surprise when some characters we love make an appearance. Great book!
Series: Recoil Rock Series #4
Author: KE Osborn
Genre: Rocker Romance
5 Stars from Rockstar Book Muse - “Well first off I am a true believer that KE Osborn is my go to rocker writer. This Recoil series had me from book 1.”
5 Stars from Konny - “I love the writing and I love the storyline. I love the words , I could feel the characters emotions in the words. And I LOVE; LOVE; LOVE the dedication!!”
5 stars from Reading is Our Satisfaction - “Loved this book. That dedication was the bomb - I hope he gets to see it one day. This entire series is simply brilliant. To those who love rock star books, go out and grab this one.”
Loss—the failure to keep someone or something.
I know all about loss, and the resulting damage can do more harm than good.
Losing everything in one fell swoop… yeah, Karma’s definitely not on my side.
My life has been somewhat monotonous. Look after my twin. Play in the band. Party like a rock star.
Women have filtered in but never stayed, and now that my band mates have all settled down, I’m looking for something… more.
My problem? I’m a perfectionist, and I desire a particular type of woman. I don’t want groupies or fangirls, they’re not my scene anymore.
No, I want the perfect ten. And I’m counting on an internet dating guidance guru to help me find her.
But I’m not doing this alone. My brother’s friend and gallery manager, Alex, is along for the internet dating ride, and we’re doing this ‘dating thing’ together for support.
And in doing so, we’ve become the best of friends. Inseparable one would say.
Now with chaos surrounding me—being arrested, accosted by thugs, and all the drama that comes with my internet dating life—it’s forced a wedge between us, and I’m faced with losing her forever.
And it’s only now I see what’s been in front of me the whole time.
You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…
Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.
Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.
Fret by K.E. Osborn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is such a great series and with every book I fall more for these guys. Fret is Matt's book. Each books are standalones but they are all so great your gonna want to read them all.
Matt is the bassist for Recoil and the last single man standing. Ready to settle down he decides it's time to look for his "perfect" woman. Alex works for Nate, coming into the fold her and Matt become fast friends. She fast became one of my favorite characters in the series. She's funny, cute and extremely sassy. When their friendship turns to something more things explode.
This was one of my favorite books in the series and I love the way the author tells her stories. The characters are loveable and the writing is great. It's a definite must read.
Title: High Hopes Series: Standalone Author: Sue Lilley Publisher: Sue Lilley Cover Artist: Humble Nations Release Date: April 19, 2016 Romance Genre(s): Contemporary Words: 60,000 View on Goodreads
About the Book
Blurb“It was one stolen night. He was my soulmate and I’d never felt more alive. I couldn’t tell him I got pregnant. It would’ve ruined everything. But now his daughter wants to meet him and I need to make things right.” Another tear escaped down her cheek. “Everybody’s going to hate me.” Three friends are rocked when a 20-year secret blows their world apart. Steamy, passionate, and unpredictable. If you like sizzling love triangles you won’t want to miss it. Grace has kept her heart-breaking secret for twenty years – a love child she gave up for adoption. She was a penniless student - how could she raise a baby alone? Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter is searching for answers. Her two best friends are married and don’t know one of them is the girl’s father. If Grace confesses now, the marriage will be destroyed and it will surely be the end of their lifelong friendship. But what choice does Grace have? Set in the wilds of Poldark-country – the stormy cliffs and windswept beaches of picturesque Cornwall – an engrossing saga filled with suspense, simmering jealousy and heartbreak. Can a future be built on the quicksand of secrets and lies? Surely there can be no second chances when three friends discover they don’t know each other at all.
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Author BioDescribed as an exciting new voice in Women’s Fiction, Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She is often found eavesdropping for inspiration. Her first two novels were well received. Another Summer is “an alluring example of its genre”. High Hopes is “a story that holds immense appeal for readers who like plots containing sizzling love triangles.” She is hard at work on her third novel.
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Gypsy hair tangled with salt from his swim, Danny could be a poster guy for a cool brand of jeans. He had to stoop to kiss his grandmother, such a tiny woman her canvas apron swamped her. Stupid to mind he hadn’t kissed Grace goodbye, or introduced her. It wasn’t as if they were on the verge of a relationship.
So that was that. She had to forget about him now, especially as he was clearly impatient to see her drive away. She shoved the car into gear, aware of the incongruous Mercedes in a street barely wide enough for two cars to pass.
The haphazard grey cottages squatted on the slope as if they’d slithered towards the sea in the aftermath of a storm. The shutters were mostly the colour of clotted cream, flanked by pots and hanging baskets, bursting with geraniums. Why did she want to cry about that?
She couldn’t face going back to Penrowan with her tail between her legs. Sober now, she couldn’t face Sam after Dixie’s bombshell yesterday. Getting drunk with Dixie seemed to have brought them closer but now she was doubly wary of causing Dixie more hurt. Far from oiling the wheels to reveal her own secret, the night out had been the perfect excuse to avoid talking at all.
She drove into the heart of Perranstone village, imagining smugglers and romantic derring-do as soon as she saw the quaint rustic charm of the fishermen’s cottages. Working homes next door to holiday lets, the higgledy-piggledy Lego houses had been transformed by fresh coats of ice-cream paint. Tiny shops selling fish caught that morning, stood alongside postcards and buckets and spades. There was a new addition since the last time she’d been there, a chic boutique hotel converted from the shell of a bonded warehouse. Clearly the village was on the up.
Shading her eyes from the glow of the early evening sun, she got out at the harbour wall and wandered around the horseshoe quay. The tide was coming in. The myriad boats bobbed on the swell, making ready with pots and nets to prolong years of family tradition.
Too wistful to notice where she was walking, she came upon a house she recognised from the adverts she’d viewed on-line. It had been empty for a long time, by the looks of it. Even the estate agent’s sign was faded and blistered. But who’d be daft enough to buy somewhere so haphazard? It looked the sort of place where you’d cook in summer and freeze in winter, even if you made it up the mossy steps without breaking an ankle. Yet the salty tang of the sea, the screech of the gulls in the harbour and the yearning evoked by the busy little boats made it somehow compelling.
How could she be nostalgic about something she’d never had? It was plain ridiculous to hanker after a rose-tinted future with her daughter in the centre. They hadn’t even met yet. Who’s to say she’d even take to Grace, never mind forgive her? And what about the parents who’d loved her for over twenty years? Where exactly could Grace fit in…?
Smitty’s Sheriff, a sexy, heart-warming MM romance by Cardeno C. is available now!
Todd is too flakey. Richard is too stubborn. Together, they're perfect. A May-December couple get a second chance at love.
Retired soldier Richard Davis wants a stable life in a quiet town with a forever man. Becoming the sheriff of Hope, Arizona, accomplishes two of his three goals, but instead of finding a serious partner, he falls for too-young-to-be-committed and too-flakey-to-be-serious Todd Smitty. Richard won’t find the right man if he’s obsessed with the wrong one, so he walks away from Todd.
It’s lust at first sight when Todd meets his sister’s army friend. He sets his sights on the worldly, strong, stable older man, and the more time he spends with Richard, the harder he falls. But after three years together, Richard cuts off all contact with no explanation.
When a mutual obligation requires Todd to move into Richard’s house, he’s thrilled at the opportunity to earn a second chance. Ignoring Todd from across town was hard enough. Can Richard resist temptation under his own roof?
Excerpt:“Todd.” Leanne snapped her gaze toward him. “You’re not too young to know the nickname people used to call guys named Richard, are you? “Uh.” Todd blinked and darted his gaze between Rich and Leanne. They were finally paying attention to him and all he wanted was to go back to being invisible. “Dick,” she said. “Big D got his nickname before we met, but some of us in my squad figured it wasn’t just about his last name being Davis. So we had a bet going.” She flicked her gaze to Rich again, as if expecting him to interrupt. He didn’t. “Problem is, we couldn’t agree on which side won because we couldn’t get solid evidence.” She focused on Todd. “But now I have an eyewitness.” “I, uh, I don’t—” Todd stammered, hating being in the middle of what felt like an argument. “Don’t let Sparky get to you,” Rich said, still completely unbothered. “Some of the guys saw Big D in the latrines, and they said he’s big all over, but when they tried to collect on the bet, the other side made a good point.” She narrowed her eyes menacingly at Rich. “If the man’s a show-er, that means he isn’t grow-er, so he doesn’t actually have a big D, now does he? That means the other side should win.” Todd drew his eyebrows together and tried to follow Leanne’s question. “Are you saying you guys have a bet going on the size of Rich’s dick?” “Yep.” Leanne leaned against the chairback, looking smug. “And you, little brother, are going to settle that bet.” Normally, Todd had no problem talking about a guy’s package. Hell, in the right situation, dicks were damn near his favorite topic. But he had never spoken to anyone about Rich’s body or, really, anything else related to Rich because he knew that was off limits. Of course, Leanne was asking him the question because she already knew he had the answer. Flicking his gaze toward Rich, Todd said, “Am I allowed to…” “It’s a simple question,” Leanne snapped. “Is he a grow-er or a show-er?” Rich didn’t tell him to stay quiet so Todd figured he had permission to answer. “Both.” She blinked. “Seriously.” He bobbed his head. “Length, girth.” He held his hands far apart. “It’s awesome.” As long as he had permission to share, he figured he should be thorough in his explanation. “His balls too.” Leanne coughed. “I mean it. They’re huge. Each one’s a mouthful by itself.” “Ehm.” Leanne cleared her throat. “Thanks.” Looking decidedly uncomfortable, she held her palm up in a stop motion. “I’m good on the details. You don’t need to keep going.” “Are you sure?” After a lifetime of being the butt of the joke with his siblings, Todd enjoyed turning the table. “I can sketch you a picture, but I’ll need one of those extra-long pieces of paper if you want it to scale.” “That won’t be necessary.” Leanne actually blushed. “I’m all set.” Rich threw his head back and laughed. “Thanks, Todd. Eighteen years these jackasses have had the silly bet going and I do believe you just put it to rest.” Thrilled with the praise and relieved to be playing and flirting with Rich again, Todd smiled broadly. “No problem. When it comes to your big D, I’m always willing to lend a hand.” He settled into the chair, comfortable for the first time that night, and when the conversation turned back to stories about people he didn’t know, he truly didn’t mind. Eighteen years was a long time. If Rich had cared about putting an end to the bet, he’d probably had a dozen different chances. That he did it now, meant his goal had been less about the bet and more about a point. Todd knew something about Rich that nobody else did, or at least nobody who mattered enough to meet his friends. That meant Todd mattered. Leanne knew that now. And so did he.
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Smitty's Sheriff by Cardeno C.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed Smitty's Sheriff, this is the first book that I've read by this author and it filled my expectations. I adore M/M books so this was right up my alley. The characters Todd and Rich are great characters. Todd is early twenties and Rich is in his forties.
Their story is kinda a second chance story. They were in a "relationship" for three years when they broke up. Being apart for six months they are suddenly pushed back together. Sparks fly and misunderstandings happen with these two. So much that now I am want to go back and read the others in the series. Great read!
In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots? Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time. The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing…. Facebook | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page
Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Absolutely love Grease and Starch!
I'm really liking this series, but what's not to like. Cowboys throwing darlings around does a lot to the female organs... just saying.
Quinn is a wonderful character. She's funny, smart and strong. She's loved the same boy since she was eleven. He was her first crush, first kiss her first everything. They spent every summer together but when he left that last summer never to return her heart broke.
When Tate left Quinn that last summer he had every intention of returning. But he didn't. He never forgot her or allowed anyone else in his heart. Nine years have passed and finally he is going back for her and what belongs to him. Will she forgive him and let him back in?
These characters are wonderful! I especially love Quinn, she definitely has a way with words and you can't help but fall in love with them both. Their story is a second chance and it's absolutely beautiful. As always Harper has a way of telling you a story that will have you begging for more. And I am.... begging for more!
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Jennifer lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When not writing, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour or inhaling chlorine as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet. She loves musicals, caramel and roller coasters, and lists Machu Picchu at the top of her bucket list. She is a member of RWA and is the President of her local chapter, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers. Find out more about Jennifer and sign up for her newsletter at www.jenniferhoopes.com
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Adam Conley is only in Fly Creek for as long as it takes to fulfill his promise to his late cousin. The small town brings up too many memories of the life he left behind years ago. He knows his task won’t be easy, but the last thing he expects is the instant attraction to the reason he’s in town. Emily is beautiful, vibrant, and completely off-limits. He’s there to keep his promise—not fall in love.
But Adam’s secret will crumble everything Emily’s life has revolved around.
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