TAKE ME AGAIN by Carly Phillips is LIVE!

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Take Me Again, an all-new, sexy contemporary standalone from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips, is available now!

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He’s alpha, he’s sexy, and he’s sure he’s got life in his hands … Until Ashley Easton returns, wanting nothing to do with the playboy who broke her heart.

Sebastian Knight is a closer. Be it a business deal or the woman of his choice, everything he wants is his for the taking. Sexy and irresistible, a wink, a smile, or a handshake always seals the deal. Until Ashley returns at the worst possible time, and everything unravels around him.

The Ashley who returns is sassy and sexy–everything Sebastian craves and he wants a second chance. Despite her reluctance, his sex appeal makes it harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

Sebastian might have a talent for sealing the deal, but Ashley is no longer easily charmed. This time he’s going to have to work to win.

A Standalone Romance

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

This book popped my Carly Phillips cherry. Haha! I was so looking forward to reading this story as the blurb totally hooked me from start to finish.

Sebastian Knight… sigh. Even his name conjures up naughty thoughts. Tall, handsome and a ladies man although I will say it’s totally reciprocated. Women love him too. Sebastian doesn’t have a little black book. You will find his list programmed into his phone. Ah…technology!

Ashley Easton is witty and vivacious and fiercely independent. Losing her father at an early age and a mother who went from one husband to another made her that way. Her mother married into the Knight family if only for a short while. It gave her siblings and somewhere she could call home and the feeling like she belonged.

When Sebastian and Ashley first met as teenagers, there was an instant attraction. An attraction that would eventually break them apart. Being sent away as punishment and let down by Sebastian sent Ashley to the other side of the world, where she stayed until a Knight family tragedy called her home.

Over the years, Sebastian had become one of those guys that didn’t want to peruse a relationship, he just wanted to have fun with no complications or commitment. That was until he came face to face with Ashley again.

The feeling wasn’t mutual. She hated him with a passion. She blamed him for the part he had played in her being sent away. She may hate him, but that didn’t stop the feelings or the attraction she still felt towards him when she saw him again. Family business would mean that they would be working in close proximity to each other. Would this playboy be able to keep his hands to himself or would they both succumb to the passion that was brewing between them? Would this second chance romance be the second chance that everyone is hoping for?

This was a quick and easy read. The story flowed well and the characters were likable. A sweet second chance love story, I can’t wait to read more from Carly Phillips.

Meet Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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WE SHOULDN’T by Vi Keeland is LIVE!

We Shouldn’t, a stand-alone contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland is LIVE!

 

Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.

I was late for the first day at my new job—a job I’d now have to compete for even though I’d already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.

While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons.

She’d ticketed a long line of cars—except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.

Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were, the owner would pay it and be none the wiser.

Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car’s window.

Seriously, my day couldn’t get any worse.

Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happened in movies.

You know the deal…your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity.

His heated stare left me flush when I stepped off the elevator.

Maybe things here wouldn’t be so bad after all.

Or so I thought.

Until I walked into my new boss’s office and met my competition.

The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heated stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction. It was because he’d saw me vandalize his car. And now he couldn’t wait to annihilate his rival.

There’s a fine line between love and hate—and we shouldn’t cross it.

We shouldn’t—but straddling that line could be so much fun.

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

When I pick up a book by Keeland, I know I am going to be thoroughly entertained and I can honestly say the selfsame thing happened to me while reading We Shouldn’t. Categorised under the contemporary romance genre, to begin with, I got the impression it was a laugh-out-loud romantic novel; how wrong I was. Keeland is well-known for her banter, her protagonists’ wicked sense of humour is for me, one of the main highlights in her books. Yet behind the sassy comebacks, there’s always an absorbingly solid storyline and characters you can’t help but connect to.

So why the title? Whether forming a friendship with your co-worker is considered correct or not is for you to find out; however, one thing is for sure…you shouldn’t take Bennett Fox at face value. He is how us Brits would say, ‘a dick’, but in the best sense of the word. But what I loved was peeling back his layers; how he ticked and discovering the secrets he had hidden under his gorgeous facade. Extremely talented in his forte, funnily enough, he doesn’t go out of his way to show this side of him blatantly when his future plans are on the line. So, who put him in a position that couldn’t have been more professionally awkward in the first place? Upper management and the unexpected appearance of a drop-dead-sexy adversary, that’s who! She’ll give him a run for his money, frustrate the pants of him (no pun intended), and even make him question his feelings towards someone who deserves just as much as he does.

Buckle up guys and gals. Annalise O’Neil is about to rock Bennett’s world! She’s burnt out as far as relationships go. Trust issues with the opposite sex abound with reason and the last thing she wants is to complicate matters in the office. Annalise is incredibly lovable. What caught my attention was her honestly, her openness. She’s not ashamed to spill the beans when prompted; nonetheless, nothing in this story is what it seems. Why? Because both she and Bennett’s ideas criss-cross constantly, making this read an unputdownable one. What you think is going to happen, how you want their story to pan out, is overflowing with self-doubts.

Taking the author’s excellent storytelling into account, this office romance which was for me low on angst, contrasts with abounding heart-melting scenes. And the subtle twist literally sold me. Narrated by Annalise and Bennett in past tense, their fears come to light at a steady pace, making this stand-alone a swoon-worthy must-read. Love a good chuckle and want all the feels? Then, We Shouldn’t is a delightful distraction not to be missed. Bravo Keeland!

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Figures.
It was the gorgeous guy I’d seen in the elevator. And here I thought we’d had a little spark.
Bennett Fox grinned like he’d already been named my boss and extended his hand. “Welcome to Foster Burnett.”
Ugh. He wasn’t just good looking; he knew it, too.
“That would be Foster, Burnett and Wren, as of a few weeks ago, right?” I iced my subtle reminder that this was now our place of employment with a smile, suddenly thankful my parents had made me wear braces until I was nearly sixteen.
“Of course.” My new nemesis smiled just as brightly. Apparently his parents had sprung for orthodontic care, too.
Bennett Fox was also tall. I once read an article that said the average height of a man in the US was five-foot-nine-and-a-half inches; less than fifteen percent of men stood taller than six feet. Yet the average height of more than sixty-eight percent of Fortune 500 CEOs was over six feet. Subconsciously, we related size to power in more ways than just brawn.
Andrew was six foot two. I’d guess this guy was about the same.
Bennett pulled out the guest chair next to him. “Please, have a seat.”
Tall and with gentlemanly manners. I disliked him already.
During the ensuing twenty-minute pep talk given by Jonas Stern—in which he attempted to convince us we weren’t vying for the same position, but instead forging the way as leaders of the now-largest ad agency in the United States—I stole glances at Bennett Fox.
Shoes: definitely expensive. Conservative, oxford in style, but with a modern edge of topstitching. Ferragamo would be my guess. Big feet, too.
Suit: dark navy, tailored to fit his tall, broad frame. The kind of understated luxury that said he had money, but didn’t need to flaunt it to impress you.
He had one long leg casually crossed over the other knee, as if we were discussing the weather rather than being told everything we’d worked twelve hours a day, six days a week for was suddenly at risk of being in vain.
At one point, Jonas had said something we both agreed with, and we looked at each other, nodding. Given the opportunity for a closer inspection, my eyes roamed his handsome face. Strong jaw, daringly straight, perfect nose—the type of bone structure passed down from generation to generation that was better and more useful than any monetary inheritance. But his eyes were the showstopper: a deep, penetrating green that popped from his smooth, tanned skin. Those were currently staring right at me.
I looked away, returning my attention to Jonas. “So what happens at the end of the ninety-day integration period? Will there be two Creative Directors of West Coast Marketing?”
Jonas looked back and forth between us and sighed. “No. But no one is going to lose his or her job. I was just about to tell Bennett the news. Rob Gatts announced he’ll be retiring in a few months. So there will be a position opening up for a creative director to replace him.”
I had no idea what that meant. But apparently Bennett did.
“So one of us gets shipped off to Dallas to replace Rob in the southwest region?” he asked.
Jonas’s face told me Bennett wouldn’t be happy about the prospect of heading to Texas. “Yes.”
All three of us let that sink in for a moment. The possibility of having to relocate to Texas shifted my mind back into gear, though.
“Who will make the decision?” I asked. “Because obviously you’ve been working with Bennett…”
Jonas shook his head and waved off what I was beginning to question. “Decisions like this—where two senior management positions are being merged into one office—the board will oversee and make the final determination of who gets first pick.”
Bennett was just as confused as me. “The board members don’t work with us on a daily basis.”
“No, they don’t. So they’ve come up with a method of making their decision.”
“Which is?”
“It’ll be based on three major client pitches. You’ll both come up with campaigns on your own and present them. The clients will pick which they like best.”
Bennett looked rattled for the first time. His perfect composure and self-assuredness took a hit as he leaned forward and raked long fingers through his hair.
“You’ve got to be kidding me. More than ten years, and my job here comes down to a few pitches? I’ve landed half-a-billion dollars of ad accounts for this company.”
“I’m sorry, Bennett. I really am. But one of the conditions of the Wren merger was that due consideration be given to the Wren employees in positions that might be eliminated because of duplicity. The deal almost didn’t go through because Mrs. Wren was so insistent that she not sell her husband’s company, only to have the new organization strip away all of Wren’s hard-working employees.”
That made me smile. Mr. Wren was taking care of his employees even after he was gone.
“I’m up for the challenge.” I looked at Bennett, who was clearly pissed off. “May the best woman win.”
He scowled. “You mean man.”
 

 

MEET VI

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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The Naked Truth

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Sex, Not Love

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Beautiful Mistake

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EGOmaniac

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Bossman

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The Baller

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

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Throb

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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)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Hate Notes

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Rebel Heir
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Rebel Heart
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THE COCKY BASTARD SERIES (5 stand-alone novels)
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British Bedmate (Previously titled: Dear Bridget, I Want You)

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Mister Moneybags

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Playboy Pilot

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Cocky Bastard

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel) by Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott

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