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Title: As Long As You Hate Me

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 3, 2017

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High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.


The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.

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★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

This was my very first book by this author, but the story line was what caught my attention as I’m a big fan of bad boy rock stars. I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. And this was a second chance at love story which I’m a big advocate of.

Kara O’Connor was living her life as best she could in the small town that she grew up in. This was not how she imagined her life would be. She thought she would be married by now to her high school sweetheart. How wrong could she have been. She thought that they were forever. She would always ask him at least once a week “Dean Jacobs will you always love me?” And  he would always reply “Until the river runs dry and the moon goes black.”

Dean Jacobs was a small town boy with big dreams, and nothing was going to get in his way. It was love at first sight when he saw her from across the other side of the cafeteria. Music was his first love and after misunderstandings on both their parts, he left her behind to seek his fame and fortune, but never once did he stop loving her.

The years roll by and the story takes us forward to where Dean has made his fortune and living the highlife in Hollywood, but things take a drastic turn after a disastrous relationship turns sour, soiling his reputation. Management agrees that he needs to find a nice girl and spin a story that he is now settling down and behaving himself. Attending the wedding of a high school friend is where these to meet up again. The hurt and bitterness is still very much alive in Kara and she cringes at the thought that the lyrics in Dean’s songs are based on her and the love they once had.

Has dean found the perfect person to help save his reputation and career in front of the media ? Will Kara stand for no nonsense? She’s no push over but he asks for help and she agrees. Will this develop into something more. Not forgetting this is a second chance romance story, will they be able to overcome the hurt and bitterness they feel, or will they reconnect and find the love again they they once shared 

I have to say when I first started this book and found out what Dean was about to do, I took an instant dislike to him. In my head I was calling him all those bad words Amazon won’t let you post, ha ha! But he soon wooed me around. He wasn’t the ***** I though he was. He really did love Kara in his own way. She came across in the book at some points as being a complete push over, but I was happy to see her come to grips with the situation and give as good as she got.

This was a story of a couple who were meant to be together but got lost along the way. Will they find there happy ending? I look forward to reading more of this authors work.

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.


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Title: Tales From Cushman Row

A Compendium of Love

Author: Suanne Laqueur

Release Date: December 12, 2017

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“Come here, you moron.”

For fans of the Venery series, author Suanne Laqueur offers a compendium of love scenes—unpublished chapters, character sketches and assorted reflections about Javier Landes and Steffen Finch. A treat to skim through, skip around and linger over at leisure. Like caviar.

For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like. Contains adults in adult situations using adult language and a f**k-ton of gratuitous boning. No socks required. Batteries sold separately.

“Why do I like when you call me a moron,” Jav said.
Stef smiled. “Because the moron in me recognizes the moron in you.”

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suanne-laqueurA former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur has gone from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her goal is to create a new kind of emotionally-intelligent romance that appeals to the passions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.

Laqueur’s debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.


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Title: Drive

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Sports Romance

Subgenre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 1st December

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Carter Murphy a 26-year-old has moved back to her parents after getting betrayed in the worst way possible. Dependable and moulded into the perfect wife for Joseph who was heading into a career in politics, only to be dumped spectacularly as he slept with her so called best friend and subsequently made her pregnant. Carter has always played it safe with her life being what she thought others wanted her to be, until she sees the hot guy at her sister’s engagement party after drinking copious amounts of champagne. Carter does something out of character and drags the stranger to the hallway where she goes in for a steamy kiss. Carter tells him she doesn’t want to know his name and she won’t give hers leaving him somewhat dumbfounded at this whirlwind.

Nick O’Shea. The college football star who also has his sights set on MMA fighting is a smooth talking, cocky guy who is used to getting his own way. A few months later after the kiss with the pretty girl in pink, he discovers Carter is the sister of his buddy Noah’s girlfriend Reagan. Nick has a reputation for being the life and soul of the party and an all-round fun guy but underneath it all, he wants to find that special girl. He is attracted to Carter and sets about breaking down the walls she has built up. To say he is relentless is an understatement. The two become firm friends but the passion and attraction between the two was palpable. I wasn’t fooled by Nicks persona; underneath it all there is a sweet, caring swoon worthy guy.

This romcom friends to lovers romance had some laugh out moments and a real feel good aura to it. Beautifully written with plenty of content to keep the reader entertained. This was reading escapism at its best. There are food references and  a song that stayed stuck in my head long after reading Drive. The fun-loving dialogue and banter between the two was well put together making me smile on more than one occasion. Drive also features some favourite characters from Punched and Penalty and it was lovely catching up with them. The attraction between the two was a slow burn, emphasising on getting to know each other and building a friendship mixed with sexual tension. The steamy moments happened; however it was great to have more of a story and character development because the chemistry just oozed from the pages.

I finished reading Drive with a huge smile and a fluttering heart. Its refreshing to have a real feel good read once in a while and this certainly hit the spot. The author did a fantastic job at capturing my attention from the first page right to the end. I couldn’t stop thinking about the book long after and it will be worth rereading just to have those funny moments all over again. Mr Chance tells the story in dual point of view and he certainly has a talent of putting together a great story. I don’t know how he comes up with all these ideas, but he is a storytelling genius and he deserves the five stars awarded for getting this book stuck in my head. I guess that’s his work done when that happens to a reader. Anyone that reads this is in for a real treat and all I can say is pick it up and get #Nickstracted like I did.

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

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.



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