RELEASE DAY                                               THE GOAL by ELLE KENNEDY

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Title: The Goal

Author: Elle Kennedy

Series: Off-Campus #4

Release Date: 26th September, 2016

Genre: NA Sports Romance

Cover: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations 

 

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Synopsis

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated.

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

 

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Five Review by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

 

“Just for the record, I hate hockey players. This is a one – time – only deal.”

We’ve read and reviewed all this series and loved every one of them! There is just something so lovable about Elle’s hockey guys we can’t help but want more! One of our all-time favourite genres is New Adult and when you throw a hot and sexy sport into the mix you have the perfect combination! Elle never fails to win us over with her skillful and witty prose.  The amount of times we highlighted parts on our Kindle is unbelievable! We just love sharp and entertaining banter in our books, but don’t be fooled into thinking this story is only an amusing read. . . no, angst is well-delivered which one would come to expect in this genre.

“I’m not sleeping with you because you bought me a drink.”

“I hope not. I have higher standards than that.”

Unlike the other stories in this series, John Tucker (Tucker), is very different to his team mates. He is not the arrogant-sports-mad-alpha male with an attitude you would expect. No, he’s been brought up with old fashioned values in Texas by his widowed mother and we could not help but fall in love with his charm, sincerity and his mature outlook on life. And of course, we can’t not mention his southern drawl! When reading his dialogue, we swear we could hear it! It was music to our ears. Tucker is mature beyond his years and is very aware that his future does not revolve around hockey. Although he adores the sport, he was very pragmatic about the fact it was his only way to a university education which would give him the best start in life. His plans for the future are to graduate from University and set himself up in a steady business. He also can’t wait to meet the right girl to share his life with. He’s a big believer marriage and a huge romantic. This guy thinks nothing of declaring his love for the right woman but what will he make of the sassy and determined Sabrina? The girl who has no time for relationships. . .

“I hate to tell you this, Sabrina. But you’ve made a big mistake.”

“What? Why?”

“Because I’m going to ruin you for all future guys. I apologize in advance.”

Sabrina is a girl on a mission! She’s not had the best upbringing and has no one to guide her in life. This girl has brought herself up and knows she only has herself to rely on. Abandoned by her mum from a young age and dumped with her selfish grandmother who also happens to be living with her crude and somewhat creepy step-dad! Poor girl, our hearts ached for this unfortunate woman. She has a plan to go to Harvard Law School and escape the life she has been dealt no matter what! The one thing she doesn’t need in her life is anymore complications and distractions, but she doesn’t quite bank on meeting the charming Tucker. He has a special way of melting her ice cold heart which we swear no woman would be immune to. If anyone can do it with his wisecracks and that southern drawl, it’s Tucker! Let’s face it, she’s a twenty something woman who has needs and Tucker is only too willing to provide them.

“You got any guidelines for your just-sex hook-ups? Like no kissing on the lips?”

“Hell no. Do I look like Julia Roberts?”

The sex scenes is this read blew our minds! Wow, at times we feared our Kindles may have short-circuited! Steamy and sensual were the name of the game for these two characters. Tucker certainly knew how to work up Sabrina until she couldn’t utter a word. I’m sure we both blushed on more than one occasions at their antics!

“C’mere and fuck my face. I need more of that.”

“You’re gonna want to brace yourself because I’m going to make you come again.”

“You’re so fucking cocky.”

“No. I’m sure. And so are you. Now gimme that sweet pussy and ride my tongue.”

They do say the path to true love does not run smoothly and it certainly seemed the case for Sabrina and Tucker! Both parties fully deserved a happy and solid life for very different reasons. We rooted for them both from the very start and could’ve thrown our Kindles at times when Sabrina held back from saying the things we would’ve loved to hear! She is so hell bent on achieving an Ivy League education to escape the hell that is her life. She literally eats, sleeps and works only to do it all over again the next day. We felt she was missing out on one of the best things to ever come her way. Fortunately, Tucker did not share our impatience with Sabrina which is one of the other qualities we loved about him. If there was ever a perfect match for her, it was him. He had patience, selflessness and  loyalty in spades and when a life changing situation occurs which throws them both a curve ball, he just shows us yet again what a genuine guy he really is.

“….. God Tuck, I’ve only thought of one thing my entire life – crawling out of this hellhole. And now I have to drag someone down with me and I don’t know if I can do it.”

“You’re not alone. And you’re not dragging anyone down. I’m here with you, Sabrina. Every step of the way.”

We literally ate this story up like one of our favourite desserts! Meeting up with all the Briar hockey boys was a bonus too as we got to hear all about their lives with their respective girlfriends. As ever with Elle’s books, we are spoilt with excellent character development and such great storytelling. Her words just leapt off the page and  while we were basking in such splendour, she did torment with a good deal of angst. Ms Kennedy, may you keep on writing these charming and lovable characters as we will keep on reading. Bravo!  

“My goal, once upon a time, was to succeed. I didn’t realize that success wasn’t about grades or scholarships or achievements, but the people I was lucky enough to have in my life.”

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The Score #3: Our Review | Amazon U.S | U.K

 

 

Author’s Bio:

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager. Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

 

 

 

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                                   COVER REVEAL                                                 DELVE by JACOB CHANCE

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Title: DELVE

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 20th October, 2016

Cover Design: Jessica Hildreth

Hosted by Chance Promotions

 

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SYNOPSIS

He was my brother’s best friend and seven years older than me.

He was a tatted up bad boy, indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style.

So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other?

She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time.

She was a good girl who avoided guys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do to her–to do with her. She was too young though, and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted. I couldn’t touch her–couldn’t taint her with my darkness. I knew it could never happen. It would never happen…

but it did.

 

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Other books by the Author

QUAKE

QUIVER (QUAKE Book 2)

 

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Author’s Bio

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE.

Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.

 

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                                    RELEASE DAY                                                                   PLAYBOY PILOT                                                 by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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Title: Playboy Pilot

Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 19th September, 2016

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Model: Sahib Faber

Photographer: Greg Vaughan 

 

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Captain Carter and Kendall’s highly anticipated romance is finally here in Playboy Pilot by

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

(A Standalone Novel)

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose? 

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.

For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I’d never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.

I didn’t know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

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KINDLE FRIENDS FOREVER: Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

Contemporary romance is simply these two authors’ thing! Hot alpha males you swoon over; heroines you’d gladly strangle or fall hard for and strong storylines with touches of humour in just the right places. After co-writing two books together, they became a partnership to be reckoned with. The title and gorgeous cover of their third book provoked a million and one dirty thoughts in us. . . oops, we’re a tad dirty-minded! And our excitement to read this new offering had us diving in as soon as Playboy Pilot landed on our Kindles. So why were we taken aback by this story? Well, investing in the heroine wasn’t going to be easy-peasy. Actually, she managed to throw us out of orbit.

“What’s this pin? Were you a good little boy on your flight or something?”

There is so much more behind the scenes and so much more behind Carter and Kendall. Getting to know how both of them ticked was an unexpected challenge. They have their hang-ups, have history and aren’t willing to give all and tell all at the drop of a hat. It takes a long while after a crazy pick up to even begin to fathom what they both want. And believe us, they do crazy to perfection. In fact, we found some of the scenarios verging on the absurd! The lack of prologue has to be mentioned at this point. One of us wasn’t keen on how the authors chose not to include one. The other didn’t have any problems since to her, it was clear from the very beginning of chapter one that the game was on. You’ll have to make your own minds up as to whether or not the book was missing one.

“You’re a sideliner.”

“Elaborate.”

“You sit on the sidelines and watch your life happen. If you don’t play in the game, you can’t get hurt. Spectators are safe.”

Carter considers himself to be a lucky man. He loves his job, he’s drop-dead gorgeous, wears a uniform like it’s his second skin and charms the pants off his female colleagues without ado. Indeed, the girls virtually raffle for his affections causing much discussion and quite a bit of bitchiness. We couldn’t help not connect to Carter for one or three reasons! His way of looking at lifea lovely habit while lifting off makes his passengers smile but has an unknown and profound meaning behind it, his professionalism, and then discovering just how caring he is towards folk dear to him.

“Come fly with me beautiful.”

Kendall’s problem is an unusual one to say the least and time’s running out. She thinks she has it all under control and despite noticing a hesitancy on her part, she still managed to rub us up the wrong way. Since birth, the world had been at her feet. She’s never wanted for anything and did tend to come across to us as the spoilt heiress with a silver lining at her fingertips. So what the heck is she doing gallivanting around the world on spur of the moment? Besides needing a distraction from her what could be a life-changing decision, Carter’s proposition tickled her fancy. Even though she has a damn good idea he lives up to his reputation as a ladies’ man; yeah, he made it quite clear that in this department he’s more than served, his charming behaviour is convincing. So off she trots!

“Can I see the cockpit?”

“There’s nothing more that I would rather do than show you my cockpit. I thought you’d never ask.”

Their relationship is by no means insta-love which we’re eternally grateful to the authors for. The protagonists’ cautiousness when complications set-in was a very welcome and realistic factor, the steaminess sizzling of the pages from word go, off the charts. Plain sailing for Carter and Kendall, it is not. Humph. . . Kendall’s mother is a real stick in the mud, not a good influence and such a selfish and obnoxious person that we were glad how things eventually worked out as they did for her.

“Kendall, will you look at yourself for a moment? Think about how crazy this sounds from the outside looking in.”   

We take our hats off to Penelope and Vi for doing an about-turn in the plot regarding trust issues. How they were dealt was what we liked more in the story. That being said, how it ended seemed a little peculiar considering what Carter and Kendall had been through. The writing is as per usual; excellent, the editing impeccable and laugh out loud moments abound. The reason we awarded three stars is because some of the scenarios we simply couldn’t get our heads around. However, this doesn’t mean that the reader will have the same problem.  

“Perky?”
“Yes”
“Oh my God. I thought I was dreaming.”
“You’re not.”

 

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Meet Vi Keeland

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Vi Keeland is a New York Times bestselling author. Native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!  New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Bossman

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Beat

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Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

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First Thing I See

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Penelope WardPenelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

     

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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My Skylar

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                            RELEASE DAY BLITZ                    SPIRALLING SKYWARDS by LESLEY JONES

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Title: Falling

Author: Lesley Jones

Series: Spiralling Skywards #1 (Contradictions Series 1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 20th September, 2016

 

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It only takes one defining moment.

One look.
One dance.
One conversation.
Sarah knows from the second she meets Liam that their connection is more than just instant attraction. It’s deep, it’s consuming, and has the potential to be the real thing. But true love comes at a price.
Fuelled by Liam’s past, Sarah’s issues, and a messy web of family ties, business partnerships, and exes, the combined forces threaten to snuff out their new found relationship. Will that spark be smothered by outside forces? Or will they be carried like smoke from the ashes and sent spiralling skywards?

Written in Lesley Jones’ usual heartfelt, witty, and emotional voice, this dual point of view story is just the beginning of her Spiralling series. Look for book two, late 2016.

 

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Kindle Friends Forever: 5 Spiralling Stars ~ Reviewed by Donna

I love Lesley’s writing and couldn’t have been happier when the beautiful cover stared back at me on my Kindle. I’ve read all this author’s books as she’s an expert at pulling on my heartstrings, touching my inner feelings and getting me invested in all her characters in an instant. If that’s not enough, putting her books down is an impossibility and this is exactly the case with Spiralling Skywards. Told from both protagonists’ points of view which I also love, I started reading Lesley’s new offering with great expectations and wasn’t let down in the slightest.

Figuratively speaking, the attraction between Sarah Carter and Liam Delaney is so passionate that it nearly burnt a hole in the pages! But their new relationship’s going to be tested by outside influences. There are a lot of negative goings on and far too many complications for their new relationship to grow at a pace they would have liked. Liam is Sarah’s brother’s business partner, Luke. He is older than his sister, highly protective of her, and this is one of the reasons for them keeping their affair quiet. I truly understood why they’d decided to not to let on and you’ll only find out by reading the book.   

So the two get to know each other in secret. What I thought at first is how Sarah came across strong in one way but beneath the surface, she was like a broken little girl and extremely naïve. Liam is a hot, sexy man and is a lot more experienced, and a bit of a baggage made me wonder how it was going to unravel.

There are some extremely sizzling moments between the two that will make the reader’s toes curl. Lesley certainly knows how to write a steamy scene. I didn’t warm to Sarah straight off but as the story unfolded, I understood her more and began to warm to her. Liam. Well. . .  I was instantly attracted to him myself! The side characters Sasha, Luke and Will, even Sarah and Luke’s grandparents are fabulous folk and I’m hoping there will be more of them in the next instalment.

Sarah and Luke Carter hadn’t had an easy childhood. Discovering what they’d been through gave me an indication as to why were like they were and I couldn’t have sympathised with them more. I loved the banter which had me smiling and the closeness between them, too.

I have to mention the music. One track that Sarah and Liam called their own has become very special to me. There’s a Spotify playlist to complement the book that is absolutely marvellous. Despite thinking throughout how different this read is to what Lesley normally writes, it’s still a rollercoaster of happenings and emotion that we get in all her books.

Five spiralling stars are awarded although I was bordering on four. After letting the story sink in and listening to the playlist, it left me thinking and desperate for the second part in the series. When a story makes me feel like that, it’s worthy of this rating. I realise now that it’s going to get people thinking and desperate to get their hands on the follow-up. Cleverly written and full of twists and turns, I don’t doubt a couple of surprises are on the cards for us.

 

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Lesley Jones was born and raised in Essex, England but moved to Australia ten years ago. She now lives by the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne.
When she’s not writing, she loves to read, listen to music, watch football, sing badly and drink good wine.

 

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                              RELEASE DAY BLITZ                                 NITRO’S TORMENT by NINA LEVINE

NINA LEVINE’S NEW RELEASE, NITRO’S TORMENT IS AVAILABLE NOW!

 

ENEMIES TO LOVERS BIKER ROMANCE.

Tatum Lee is a pain in my ass.
She’s stubborn, full of attitude, and she doesn’t like to do what she’s told.
And yet, at a time when I should be focusing on the war my club is at, she consumes my mind because she’s also fearless and fierce, and I’ve never met a woman like her.

The thing about war, though, is the minute you let your focus drop, your enemy rises up and attacks. And sometimes they bring you to your knees in ways you never imagined.

The other thing about war? You learn just what you’re capable of doing to protect those you love.

 

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I sat next to him. I wasn’t sure why except that for the first time since I’d met him, he seemed like he needed someone. Even if it was just to sit with him. I stole a glance at his face. It was hard to find skin under all the dried blood. “I take it the other guy lost.”

He held my gaze for a long time before answering me. God, how I wondered what thoughts ran through Nitro’s mind. It felt like he either ran from them or got lost in them, but I wasn’t convinced he was often comfortable with them. Something we had in common. “That depends on your definition of winning.”

I didn’t need him to spell it out for me. And I didn’t push him for more. Instead, I walked into the bathroom. Locating a clean washer in the drawer, I wet it and walked back out to him. Standing in between his legs, I began the task of cleaning up his face.

This was something I knew well. My brother had often turned up on my doorstep in this state. Caring for him had always been my responsibility. How could it not be when his journey in life had been dictated by my own?

Nitro hissed when I accidentally pressed too hard on his cheek. His hand landed on mine and he halted my progress. “I can do this myself.”

I pulled my hand away from his face. “Yeah, you can, but I’m doing it, so just let me.”

“Always arguing with me,” he murmured, allowing me to go on.

I worked in silence and when I’d cleaned the blood from his face, I said, “I’m going to get some ice for your face. Wait here.”

I hurried down to the bar because I figured he had work to get back to and no time to waste. Kree loaded me up with ice and a towel to wrap it in. When I arrived back in his room, he was in the shower. He didn’t take longer than a few minutes and when he exited the bathroom wearing only a towel around his waist, I sucked in a breath at the magnificence of his body.

Nitro was a powerhouse of hard muscle that went hand-in-hand with his fearless warrior instincts. Standing before me, almost naked, his masculinity caught me off guard and a rush of desire hit me. My thoughts stalled and I momentarily forgot what I was doing. All I could focus on was the throbbing need deep in my core. A new hum filled my entire being, unlike anything I’d ever felt before.

Damn.

Shit.

No.

“You got ice?” His deep voice snapped me from my hypnosis.

“Ah… yeah,” I mumbled, shoving the towel with the ice in it at him, almost dropping it as I did so.

He frowned, his eyes searching mine. “You good, Vegas?”

Fuck, no, I wasn’t.

I was fucked.

Completely.

I nodded, swallowing hard. “I’m good.”

I was so far from good.

I wanted something I didn’t want to want.

I wanted him.

How the hell did my world turn in such a short space of time? What the fuck triggered that? Because whatever it was, I needed to un-trigger it.

He took the ice from me and turned to head back into the bathroom, grabbing clothes on the way. I was helpless to do anything but watch him walk away. My eyes stayed glued to the powerful muscles that built his back. And that ass. God, that ass. Even covered in a towel it was hard not to stare at.

I was so engrossed in his back and ass that he caught me off guard again when he dropped the towel and dressed without closing the bathroom door.

Fuck it, I was out. I yanked the bedroom door open and left as fast as I could. I needed to find a quiet corner and gather my thoughts. I needed to wipe everything that had just happened from my memory. Somehow, though, I suspected Nitro was not a man to ever be wiped from a woman’s memory.

 

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STROKED LONG  by Meghan Quinn

Series: The Stroked Series #2

Release Date: September 20, 2016

Genre: NA Romantic Comedy

Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

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From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.

Yet there’s more.

Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.

I’m enamored. He’s captured me.

How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?

STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.

 

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5 ★ Review by Sharon Thérèse

 

I really like it when we have a series and the books in them can be read as standalones. This is the case of Stroked Long. Now then; I thoroughly enjoyed Stroked, had a lot of laughs and the moment it was released couldn’t have been more fitting considering I’d been plastered to the TV watching the Olympics. But there’s a character in it that brought out the worst in me lol. Yep, I loved to hate her so much that it took all my willpower to control myself. Since the last thing I wanted was a bashed Kindle, throwing a few profane words at her was my way of letting off steam. Here, I sat back, lapped it up (excuse the pun!) and by the time I reached the ending, I’d notched the star rating up on the scale.

To begin with, I thought that the storyline was a tad exaggerated. However, I was mistaken and all said and done, this is exactly what it is: a story and a very good one at that. My heart went out to Olympic swimmer, Bodi Banks on many occasions. How very sad it must be to live your life eaten up with guilt. This provoked me to analyse why after so long and with help, he couldn’t get over such a traumatic experience that happened at such a young age. Well, the author does go to great lengths: pun unintended, to explain his fears and describes in every minute detail his own personal way of dealing with them in daily life. It is not nice, not a joke and this touch gave the book a profound depth. Saying that, laugh out loud moments abound softening the harsh reality of him lacking confidence in certain areas.

“I’m a little peculiar about things.”

“Say no more.”

Bodi is sex on legs but not in in the least bit pretentious. Of course, it’s not surprising he’s got a ripped physique as his training is arduous but more important, it’s also his escape. I had conflicting feeling about his sister who had been trying to help her brother for years. Yet only her, her lover and his trainer know the true Bodi behind the scenes. They protect him from the limelight and try to protect him for himself which believe you me, isn’t an easy task. Socializing is by no means his forte, so he’s teamed up with Rubi Hearts. Yep, that’s her name and who wouldn’t love to have a one like hers? Helping the less fortunate is on the agenda making me wonder if he’d be able to break out of his shell or worse, sink even deeper.

“Games? What games . . .?”  “Oh, the Olympics. Gosh, you say it so casually, as if it’s some weekend cricket match you plan on participating out in Napa…”

I really connected to Rubi. Not only does she have the patience of a saint, but she’s got a smashing sense of humour, she’s a ray of sunshine in Bodi’s life and quite adorable. She tends to put her foot in it at times since keeping her thoughts to herself isn’t one of her strong points. Rubi does her best and puts her best foot forward… okay, there’s a lot of feet in this passage but nevertheless, how could I not excuse this lass with a heart of gold for her blunders when all she’d ever dreamt about is right in front of her nose!

“So you like swimming, huh?”

Then the texting starts between these two and ooh boy, this is where without any let up, the fun begins! Much to my delight, Bodi’s hidden façade soars sky-high in his messages to Rubi. Yeah, he lets loose and is quite the unexpected dark horse and quite the dirty talker. Should I mention what was said in them? I’d like you have to find out for yourselves but I’m going to be naughty and give you a snippet.

“My, my, my Bodi Banks, such the dirty talker. I never would have guessed.”

“Neither would I. You bring it out of me, Rubes.”

The extraordinary banter had me in fits and grabbing for a fan under the sheets at daft o’clock.   Yep, the build-up of sexual tension kept me on my toes as did one bitter scenario that pulled on my heartstrings. Wishing Bodi would take a leap of faith and open up to Rubi seemed to be beyond his control. By now I’m in a nervous wreck, flipping the pages faster than I can read them and was it worth going cross-eyed or not? Abso-freakin’-lutely!

“You lost your sock? For some reason I’m not surprised.”

What made me smile and growl consecutively was the appearance of the infamous Bellini Chambers. Tut-tut Meghan. . . you couldn’t resist tangling her obnoxiousness ways in front the reader’s nose, could you?  Folks, I’m be pretty sure we haven’t seen the last of her and I’d be surprised if more than one of her sorrowfully pathetic anecdotes don’t turn up in Stroked Hard. Keeping my fingers crossed because Meghan, I’m obsessed with Cruela de Bellini! In fact, I have my suspicions as to who’s turn it will be in the follow-up. Of course, no names mentioned because I’m not one to spoil the fun. . .

“You’re hired, effective immediately,”

To sum up this read. I loved it. The character development, the well-paced storyline and the flowing banter was exactly what I needed to pull me out of a book slump. Ms Quinn, you have hit it on the nail. I salute you! BRAVO!

 

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Excerpt:

My palms are sweaty; my anxiety is at an all-time high; and I’m so fucking nervous I’m two seconds from retreating. I’m sitting in the classroom next to the one Ruby teaches in, leaning against some cabinets while holding a bouquet of daisies—Eva’s idea. One of the girls who works at the club is pulling Ruby out of the classroom right now and what should be a two-minute task seems like an hour as I wait impatiently, running my apology over and over in my head.

Just as I’m about to give up and leave, the door to the classroom opens and Ruby enters, looking confused and asking, “What’s going on?” over her shoulder. When she turns toward me, her face falls and her cheeks redden. Shit. She doesn’t look happy. Is she embarrassed?

From behind, the girl who helped me shuts the door, giving us complete privacy. 

“Hey,” I say lamely. 

Looking around, Ruby asks, “Um, can I help you with something, Bodi?” She’s being professional. I have to hand it to her; she’s much stronger than I am. 

Extending the flowers out to her like a robot, I say, “I got you flowers.”

A little finesse, Bodi. Christ. 

She doesn’t move so I realize I have to make a better attempt at this apology. I can’t be Robot-Bodi; I need to use my feelings. I sound like Eva. 

Stepping forward, I hand her the flowers, and she graciously takes them. What I think is going to warm her up, only confuses her even more. Her brow is furrowing. 

Sticking my hands in my pockets, I shift in place and take a deep breath. “I was an ass this morning. I know you heard what I said to Eva, and I want you to know I didn’t mean any of it.”

“Bodi, you don’t need to explain,” Ruby cuts in. “We’re colleagues, I get it. Last night I overstepped your boundaries and asked too much. I apologize and promise it won’t happen again. From now on, we act strictly professional toward one another.”

Fuck that and fuck me. This is not the same Ruby I’ve grown to know. Like. Feel safe around. There isn’t a spark in her eye, a smirk to her pouty lips, or energy in her beautiful voice. She’s lacking her sparkle, and it’s slowly splintering me in half. Because I caused this.

“I don’t want that,” I say honestly. “You are more than someone I work with, Ruby.” I grab the back of my neck, feeling unsure of my footing, and then choose to speak to her honestly. “I’m not good with this kind of stuff, and I really have no experience, but you make me want to try. Maybe we can be friends.”

“Friends?” There is a slight twitch of her lips that makes me think my Ruby is coming back. 

My Ruby? Shit. 

“Yeah, friends. I, uh . . .” I clear my throat and look her in the eyes. “I like talking to you. And even though you try to get me to eat sweets, I like hanging out with you as well. You make my days fun.”

Now there is a full-on, mega-watt smile gracing her beautiful face. The flowers in her hand are now pressed against her chest in a hug, and she’s moving toward me. 

“I would love to be friends with you, Bodi.” Opening her arms, she steps into my space and pulls me into a hug. Her face rests against my chest, and smelling the sweet scent of her shampoo instantly puts me at ease. 

Wanting to reciprocate the affection, I wrap my arms around her and pull her small body closer into mine. That’s bullshit. I want to hold her because I like holding her. Not because I want to reciprocate. “I’m sorry for being an ass this morning, Ruby. Sometimes I react before stopping to think. And poorly at that. I enjoyed last night.”

“It’s okay, Bodi. I could see you were under duress.”

“You don’t have to forgive me that easily.” I chuckle. Eva was right. I’m pretty sure Ruby will let you off easy. She’s cool like that. Yeah, she is cool like that.

 

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STROKED  by Meghan Quinn

Released: July 19, 2016

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BLURB:

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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STROKED LONG  by Meghan Quinn

Series: The Stroked Series #2

Release Date: September 20, 2016

Genre: NA Romantic Comedy

Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

Goodreads

 

BLURB:

From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.

Yet there’s more.

Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.

I’m enamored. He’s captured me.

How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?

STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.

 

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5 Splashing Stars.  Review by Sharon Thérèse

I really like it when we have a series and the books in them can be read as standalones. This is the case of Stroked Long. Now then; I thoroughly enjoyed Stroked, had a lot of laughs and the moment it was released couldn’t have been more fitting considering I’d been plastered to the TV watching the Olympics. But there’s a character in it that brought out the worst in me lol. Yep, I loved to hate her so much that it took all my willpower to control myself. Since the last thing I wanted was a bashed Kindle, throwing a few profane words at her was my way of letting off steam. Here, I sat back, lapped it up (excuse the pun!) and by the time I reached the ending, I’d notched the star rating up on the scale.

To begin with, I thought that the storyline was a tad exaggerated. However, I was mistaken and all said and done, this is exactly what it is: a story and a very good one at that. My heart went out to Olympic swimmer, Bodi Banks on many occasions. How very sad it must be to live your life eaten up with guilt. This provoked me to analyse why after so long and with help, he couldn’t get over such a traumatic experience that happened at such a young age. Well, the author does go to great lengths: pun unintended, to explain his fears and describes in every minute detail his own personal way of dealing with them in daily life. It is not nice, not a joke and this touch gave the book a profound depth. Saying that, laugh out loud moments abound softening the harsh reality of him lacking confidence in certain areas.

“I’m a little peculiar about things.”

“Say no more.”

Bodi is sex on legs but not in in the least bit pretentious. Of course, it’s not surprising he’s got a ripped physique as his training is arduous but more important, it’s also his escape. I had conflicting feeling about his sister who had been trying to help her brother for years. Yet only her, her lover and his trainer know the true Bodi behind the scenes. They protect him from the limelight and try to protect him for himself which believe you me, isn’t an easy task. Socializing is by no means his forte, so he’s teamed up with Rubi Hearts. Yep, that’s her name and who wouldn’t love to have a one like hers? Helping the less fortunate is on the agenda making me wonder if he’d be able to break out of his shell or worse, sink even deeper.

“Games? What games . . .?”  “Oh, the Olympics. Gosh, you say it so casually, as if it’s some weekend cricket match you plan on participating out in Napa…”

I really connected to Rubi. Not only does she have the patience of a saint, but she’s got a smashing sense of humour, she’s a ray of sunshine in Bodi’s life and quite adorable. She tends to put her foot in it at times since keeping her thoughts to herself isn’t one of her strong points. Rubi does her best and puts her best foot forward… okay, there’s a lot of feet in this passage but nevertheless, how could I not excuse this lass with a heart of gold for her blunders when all she’d ever dreamt about is right in front of her nose!

“So you like swimming, huh?”

Then the texting starts between these two and ooh boy, this is where without any let up, the fun begins! Much to my delight, Bodi’s hidden façade soars sky-high in his messages to Rubi. Yeah, he lets loose and is quite the unexpected dark horse and quite the dirty talker. Should I mention what was said in them? I’d like you have to find out for yourselves but I’m going to be naughty and give you a snippet.

“My, my, my Bodi Banks, such the dirty talker. I never would have guessed.”

“Neither would I. You bring it out of me, Rubes.”

The extraordinary banter had me in fits and grabbing for a fan under the sheets at daft o’clock.   Yep, the build-up of sexual tension kept me on my toes as did one bitter scenario that pulled on my heartstrings. Wishing Bodi would take a leap of faith and open up to Rubi seemed to be beyond his control. By now I’m in a nervous wreck, flipping the pages faster than I can read them and was it worth going cross-eyed or not? Abso-freakin’-lutely!

“You lost your sock? For some reason I’m not surprised.”

What made me smile and growl consecutively was the appearance of the infamous Bellini Chambers. Tut-tut Meghan. . . you couldn’t resist tangling her obnoxiousness ways in front the reader’s nose, could you?  Folks, I’m be pretty sure we haven’t seen the last of her and I’d be surprised if more than one of her sorrowfully pathetic anecdotes don’t turn up in Stroked Hard. Keeping my fingers crossed because Meghan, I’m obsessed with Cruela de Bellini! In fact, I have my suspicions as to who’s turn it will be in the follow-up. Of course, no names mentioned because I’m not one to spoil the fun. . .

“You’re hired, effective immediately,”

To sum up this read. I loved it. The character development, the well-paced storyline and the flowing banter was exactly what I needed to pull me out of a book slump. Ms Quinn, you have hit it on the nail. I salute you! BRAVO!

 

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STROKED by Meghan Quinn

Released: July 19, 2016

Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

NA Romantic Comedy

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BLURB:

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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