NOBODY DOES IT BETTER by Lauren Blakely is LIVE!

Best friend’s brother who she’s wanted for years? Check.

Off-limits woman who he’s been warned to stay away from? Yep.

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NOBODY DOES IT BETTER is a red-hot forbidden romance novella from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely. You can get it for just 99 cents now! But grab it at this amazing price NOW because the price will be going up at the end of release day! Get ready for wit, charm, and a whole lot of heat! Don’t miss this delicious standalone best friend’s brother romance!

 

Some women are just forbidden.

Like—off the top of my head—MY SISTER’S LIFE-LONG BEST FRIEND.

Sis has made it patently clear that Vanessa is hands-off, as in keep my ladies’ man paws far away from her clever, go-getter best friend who’s ready for the real deal. That should be an easy guideline to follow, except Vanessa is deliciously flirty, easy to talk to, and laughs at my jokes. Translation – my libido has been craving her many, many years. So many that we might have stolen a kiss or two.

Can you say pent-up, crazy, raw desire?

That’s exactly what we’re both feeling when the storm of the century hits and it’s 10 inches of snow with Vanessa and me trapped in a cabin all night long…

The trouble is—Vanessa isn’t interested in my playboy ways, and I have one night to convince her that I’m the real deal.

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This audiobook includes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR all-new novellas! And they’re performed by some of your favorite narrators! NOBODY DOES IT BETTER is narrated by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon with special cameo appearances from Carly Robins, Jason Clarke, Savannah Peachwood and Virginia Rose!


Then, treat yourself to the brand-new story ONCE UPON A RED-HOT KISS, read by Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon.
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Next, you’ll find TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, premiering in audio and read by Andi Arndt and R.C. Bray (from Birthday Suit!)– it’s the story of Flynn’s sister Olivia (from Come As You Are)! And it’s only available in audio!


Finally, you’ll finish with CAUGHT UP IN HER, available in audio for the first time and performed by Jason Clarke and Carly Robins.
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EXCERPT

 

~VANESSA~

I have this fantasy.

The details vary a little. Sometimes I’m in the town diner, other times I’m walking across the square. Most of the time, I’m right here at the one-stop check-in and shoe counter at my bowling alley.

The rest of it goes like this: This guy strides up to me. A rush of tingles spreads down my chest at the sight of his dark hair, his five-o’clock shadow, and his big, burly frame. He drums his fingers on the Formica, lifts a brow, then smiles.

I mean one of those world-class, panty-melting grins that make you swoon.

But the real swoon is what comes next.

He’ll say, “Level with me, Vanessa. I’ve had it bad for you for most of the last two decades, and I’ll wager it’s the same for you. If you feel even one ounce of what I feel, let’s shed this whole ruse and make it official. Go out with me. Go out with me tonight.”

The rest? It’s a montage of oh yeses; hot, wet kisses; and messy lipstick.

That’s the fantasy. My reality on a Wednesday evening in February?

The door opens and a familiar figure strolls in. Even from a distance, he catches my gaze then tips his chin and mouths hey.

My stomach flips, and then it somersaults again when he reaches my post, winks, and asks for a pair of shoes. I know his size, so I hand him the fourteens.

“You know what they say about big shoes?” His deep, raspy voice makes my chest flutter.

I quirk up my lips. “That they’re perfect for clowns?”

And that smile? Oh boy. It spreads into the sexiest grin. “Vanessa Maria Marquez, are you saying I’m a clown?”

I shrug, a little playfully, looking at the shoes in his hands. “If the shoe fits…”

He leans closer. “The other thing they say about big shoes is that it’s hard…”

I wait for him to make a dirty joke, to lob an innuendo. Breath held, I wait for him to say Let’s do this, because hope never dies. And then I wait for the abject guilt of keeping a secret from Perri to subside. Perri, one of my two best friends in the universe, the girl who’s been there for me through every up and down, who attended the theatrical productions I worked on in high school, the friend who rushed to my side in the hospital room when I broke my leg skiing in college, even though she was two hours away, the woman I gave the kick in the pants to last year with her guy when she needed it.

Shaw’s hazel eyes flicker, and I know he’s waiting for me to set up his dirty joke.

My guilt hardens—and my hope deepens, too. The longing for this man beats on.

I return to his “hard” comment. “Hard for what?”

“Hard to find socks.”

I laugh, shake my head, and shoo him off. “Go bowl some strikes, Shaw.”

He gives me a tip of the imaginary hat and heads off to lane twenty, joining a few fellow firemen. I do my damnedest not to stare at his sexy butt, or admire his big frame, or, honestly, even think about him like that.

It’s something I’ve been trying to do for years.

When a group of older ladies—twice my age and totally fabulous—comes in, I shift my focus, setting them up at one of the lanes and serving them wine.

For the next thirty minutes, I don’t even look at lane twenty.

Well, maybe I peek once or twice.

 

 
 

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books. In April she’ll release NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, in May THE DATING PROPOSAL, and in June SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell is LIVE!

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell. A brand new standalone romantic suspense you don’t want to miss – be sure to grab your copy today!

 

 

Recruited to the FBI Cas Mathews has one focus – catch the killer. That’s until officer Alta Johnson shoves her way on to the team, making him fantasize about the delicious curves she hides beneath her park ranger uniform. Alta’s natural beauty catches his immediate attention, but the strength behind her fierce gaze is what holds him captive – demanding he learns more about her.

As the team grows close, the serial killer shifts focus putting them all in danger. Cas should walk away before their sizzling attraction distracts him and gets them both killed. But as the threat pushes Cas and Alta closer, the temptation turns too hot for either to resist.

With their focus diverted the threat zeroes in, catching everyone off guard. Figuring out the players in the killer’s cat and mouse game is key to Alta’s survival. Cas swore he would protect her but with the clues carefully hidden, can he figure it out before Alta disappears for good?

Mine to Protect is a standalone, romantic thriller novel based in the beautiful mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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My first book by this author, this romantic thriller standalone is just up my alley, and a definite page-turner from the first chapter to the last.

Alta Johnson aka Birdie is a forest park ranger in Colorado, an introvert who ran away from a traumatic past. She is not much into people and would prefer the company of her best friend, Benny, a German Shepherd who is always by her side. When a woman goes missing in the park, she meets Cas and Chandler who take over the case. Her quiet existence soon turns into a whirlwind of surprises; emotions that are dormant for ten years start to resurface. Her life might be in danger or is it her heart that she needs to protect this time?

Cas Matthews is an ex-Marine and was recruited by his friend Chandler to work a special case with the FBI. His self-imposed solitude has served him well ever since his last deployment. Memories still haunt him every night and he doesn’t trust anyone but when he meets Birdie, unfamiliar feelings bubble up and start to crack the thick armour guarding his heart.

I love the fast-paced and seamless plot of this romantic thriller. Cas who is dark, brooding and volatile is the perfect match for the broken but tenacious Birdie.

“Like a siren’s call, her deeply buried darkness sang to my own. But was it a call to protect her from experiencing pain and fear again, or a luring of her dark passion that’s been waiting for the right spark to ignite the building want inside?” 

Written in dual points of view, the story of Cas and Birdie is a perfect combination of suspense, mystery and steamy romance. The author’s narrative style will keep you guessing who the bad guy is right until the last chapter and I thought I had it all figured out but I was proved wrong. The main characters are so engaging and I love that Benny, Alta’s protector plays quite a significant part in her life. This was a quick read for me and not because it is lightweight, but because I couldn’t put it down. I would also love to hear Chandler’s story; in fact, John deserves his own book too. Dang, the men in this tale are all so delish. Can I have all three, please? I highly recommend this book!

EXCERPT

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“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

 

 

 

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Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

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Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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TOUCH MY SOUL by Stewart Reardon & Jane Harvey-Berrick is LIVE!

A heart-breaking love story from the bestselling authors of ‘Undefeated’ and ‘Model Boyfriend’

Touch My Soul – a novella 💔 11 April

“Oh, you little heartbreaker!”

Authors: Stuart Reardon & Jane Harvey-Berrick

Ben Richards is a professional rugby player, successful and single. He has everything he wants in life, except for the health of his younger brother who suffers from a life-limiting illness.

When fun and feisty physiotherapist Brunina comes into both their lives, he realizes that love is a precious gift—and that a little love can last a lifetime.

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A collaboration of two authors, their novella is packed with an emotional punch. A short story that made my heart shatter into pieces but made whole again by the inspiring message and hope.

Ben Richards is a winger for the Finchley Phoenexis, a top league Rugby Union Club.  He is wholly dedicated to his sport, a responsible young man and a skilled athlete at the top of his game.  Paul, his younger brother, is the one who keeps him grounded and makes him reflect on life and the choices given to him.

Bruninha or Ru, is the new physiotherapist of the team. A little spitfire who won’t be messed around in the locker room by a bunch of jocks, she is quick-witted and can give as good as she gets. Ru is a young woman who’s full of life and loves her job.

This tale narrated from Ben’s point of view may be short but is full of angst. When I was warned that I might need tissues, I knew that somewhere along the storyline this will end in tears and although I didn’t bawl my eyes out (I managed to hold it in), the grief and heartbreak I felt for the characters was totally consuming. This book is not only about romance but also tells us about the two brothers’ relationship. Eighteen-year-old Paul is a charming character, he may be physically weak but his zest for life is contagious. The interaction between Ru and her family, with Ben and his own parents, is significant.

The authors successfully combine the entertaining world of rugby and the fascinating family dynamics of Ben and Ru’s families. My only gripe is that because this is a novella, I felt short-changed, I wanted so much more. I hope the authors will give us more of Ben’s story. I highly recommend this.

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© 2019 Stuart Reardon & Jane Harvey-Berrick
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“What’s the matter with you?” Paul asked the next evening. “You’re being weird.”“What are you talking about, you little squirt? Weird how?”“Smiling and shit. It’s creepy.”Without looking, I threw a cushion at his head and flipped channels on the TV. Mum and Dad were having a rare night out for just the two of them, so Paul was staying with me. We didn’t call it babysitting, but that’s kind of what it was.It took quite a lot of planning for him to spend the night away from home: there were all his meds to pack up; his high-calorie drinks, some strange banana-flavoured stuff called Fortisip which was like a thick milkshake and a feeding supplement.

I kept a bunch of his stuff at my place anyway, and I knew he liked getting away from Mum and Dad—they could be pretty stifling, especially now he was 18. He should be leaving home and taking the place he’d been offered at Cambridge to study Chemistry or going backpacking around the world or getting his first job. Instead, he was stuck being a kid while his health became more and more fragile.

He threw the cushion back and grabbed the remote control, flipping back to the DVD channel.

I groaned. Game of Thrones again. I’d never got into it, even though I thought that Queen of Dragons chick was hot, but Paul loved it.

“So, are you going to tell me what’s up?”

“Nope.”

“You’re being a dickhead, Ben,” he grumbled.

“Not true! I’ve ordered pizza and I’m letting you watch Dungeons and Dragons.”

He gripped the remote control and glared at me.

“It’s Game of Thrones, knob head.”

“Cheese dick,” and I grabbed the remote, holding it over my head.

“Wanker.”

“Tosser.”

“That’s weapons-grade tosser to you.”

I was distracted when my phone beeped with a message and Paul yanked the remote control out of my hands.

Have fun with Paul.

Excited about our date! You’d better impress me.

Ru x

“What’s that stupid smile on your face?” Paul asked suspiciously.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“It’s that girl, isn’t it? The hot one at the hospital.”

My denial was a second too slow.

“Holy shit, are you shagging her?”

I slapped him around the head, not very gently.

“Don’t talk about her like that.”

He rubbed his head, surprise written on his face.

“Sorry, bruv. I didn’t realise that you liked her that way.” He paused. “She seemed really nice.”

“She is,” I said shortly.

 

QUICK QUOTES

Life would never be the same again. Sometimes that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Guys, if you’re reading this, here’s a tip from the top: women love cake. Doesn’t matter what kind because they love all types of cake.

If you were twice as smart as you are, you’d be half as smart as you think you are.

Her mittens pressed against the back of my neck, drawing me closer, and we kissed, on the top of a London double-decker bus as snowflakes started to drift down around us, catching in Ru’s dark hair, sparkling like diamonds before they melted. Could anything ever be this perfect again?

Ru was the storm that I didn’t see coming. No clouds on the horizon, just the heat on my skin as I felt the electricity between us.

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Stewart Reardon

Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player whose career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had a number of major injuries that nearly ended his career, just as in ‘Undefeated’, his first amazing collaboration with Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Currently, he is a Personal Trainer living in Cheshire, UK. He’s beginning a new journey this year into videography and photography, as he continues to develop his writing partnership with Jane—and new books are on the way. Hold tight!

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Jane Harvey-Berrick

Jane is a best-selling author of compelling, thought-provoking contemporary and new adult romances, translated into seven languages. Her three collaborations with Stuart Reardon have all been bestsellers, all set within the world of international rugby as a backdrop: UNDEFEATED, MODEL BOYFRIEND, TOUCH MY SOUL (novella).

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