NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR by Rachel Higginson is available now!

Today we’re delighted to be sharing bestselling author Rachel Higginson’s all-new second chance contemporary romance,
NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR

My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives.

The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.

Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe.

My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me.

And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself.

But what happens when my two lives collide?

When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with.

He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.

But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.

Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.

I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.

Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar is live!

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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

The author’s mind and magic are not new to this reader. She has the cunning ability to spin a story with all the real world feelings anybody else could see themselves experiencing.

The story of Clover and Malachai is a tough one to endure at times. Throughout their long relationship, they have overcome so many insurmountable issues. Clover felt the way she did and made choices because of problems she couldn’t find a way out of. Watching someone who means the world to you self destruct is harder than anything else to endure. I may not have completely agreed with the way she did it, but I see why it was her only recourse.

Malachai is a troubled soul. Reading about his past and his family brought me to tears. He had very few choices growing up and when he finally could make his own choices he chose wrong; of course, this impacted both Clover and himself.

Their relationship often reminded me of a stove top teapot. Slowly rising in temperature and just as it hits boiling point, the almighty whistle blows like the high crescendo of cymbals during a classical music piece.

“You know your music, Malachai. You do. Not them. Don’t let them get to you. Believe in yourself. Believe in the magic you create. Believe that you’re stronger and tougher and smarter than those two and anyone or anything else that would try to destroy your beauty.” 

Music was their world, taking it away from either one of them would leave them a fractured, broken mess. The band is a family and Bright Tragedy is together in everything, battling any and all comers. Friends for years, family just as long. They have each other’s back even when their self-destructing and bleeding out.

Clover is very much the mother of the band, and not in an icky way. She sees all and knows all, and fights to get the band where they want to be and who they want to be. Her unending love and support of Malachai and the rest of the band is what I found the most humbling and respectful about her.

‘“Clover.” The world was held in that one word. It was created and destroyed in just the simplicity of my name on his lips. And my soul? Utterly upended.’ 

When the chips are down, both Clover and Malachai just want the simple life. She never saw her life returning to him and the band that does not mean that she will turn her back on them or her heart.

‘I didn’t want the big, publicized rock star romance.
I just wanted normal.
Simple. A love so deep I could feel with every breath. A love so long and endless and consuming there were not words accurate enough to describe it. A love that would heal me. Hold me. Help me.’
 

The subject matters within this book are not pretty. They are the simple facts of where people go when they feel they have no place else to escape to. Thank you, Ms Higginson, for once again doing second chance romance in the only way you know how. Splendidly.

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Admittedly starting this song with him had been rough, but once we’d found our rhythm, we couldn’t seem to slow down.“That’s so good,” he murmured, pressing heavier on me so I felt the warmth of him everywhere.“This hope,” I continued, not knowing where I was going, but unable to stop. “This hope. It’s in my head. It’s in our bed. It’s in all the words we’ve
left unsaid.”His sharp intake of breath chased a shiver down my spine. “Fucking hell, Clover.”I smiled at the keys, picking my way through the part again to see if I could get it right. My fingers were clumsy, my breath quick and uneven. I hadn’t planned that; it had just happened.

“This love,” he murmured to the tune I was trying to recreate. “This love. It’s in my soul. It’s making me whole. It’s better than it’s ever been before.”

My fingers stilled, pausing in the middle of the note he was holding. The words seemed ripped from the center of him, raw and rigid and still bleeding.

He picked it up with his guitar, his head bent over the instrument as if he were praying. “And I know… I know… if we let it breathe, it will take us to places we’ve never been before.” The crescendo, cracking of his voice—but just barely—as emotion joined the words that stole my heart all over again. “My joy. Oh, be my joy… Let me love you like I never have before. Let me love you… forevermore.” He chuckled as his perfect, talented fingers continued to pluck the strings. “Or something like that.”

 

 

MEET RACHEL

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends  her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN by Kendall Ryan is available now!

Today we are delighted to be sharing New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan’s epic conclusion in The Penthouse Affair duet, SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN


He’s the powerful CEO. I’m the know-it-all intern. Things went further than they should have, but I don’t have any regrets. Well, maybe just one . . .

I went and did the one thing he told me not to–fall in love with him.

Now I have seven days to prove my trust and devotion. Turns out money is a powerful drug, but love is even more addictive.

Seven Nights of Sin is the stunningly sexy and heart-tugging conclusion to The Two Week Arrangement.

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

I was so excited to catch up with Dom and Presley again. After the misunderstandings, we were left wondering if these two characters would ever be together. This book is a continuation of their story, so it’s imperative that you read the first instalment in the Penthouse Affair Duet, The Two Week Arrangement.

Trust issues played a big part in this book. When there is no trust in a relationship, there is no way forward.

Presley had unknowingly made a huge mistake and was horrified that Dom would not let her explain what had actually happened. Fearing she’d lost her job, she didn’t turn up for work. Despite everything that had occurred, her job was the one thing she still clung to. Knowing that she was a great and talented member of the company, Dom knew that letting her go was not even a consideration.

Presley knew she had to earn Dominic’s trust. She’d it once and wants it again. Finally realising she was in love with him and his girls, all she wanted was a future with them.

Dominic was scared, scared to love. He felt he didn’t have the capacity to love which wasn’t true. The love he had for his daughters was proof of that.

They were still working in the same office all day, every day and this tormented both of them. A business trip overseas comes just at the right time for Presley. The opportunity to show Dom that he can rely on her, trust her and that she’s fallen in love with him. She didn’t mean to fall in love but that, as they say, was inevitable.

A story that holds a lot of emotion between its pages, there were some parts in this book where I just wanted to tell Dom to get a grip! He can be so frustrating at times. When an author can draw you in, turn you inside out and capture your attention to every little detail, this is a good sign.

Beautifully written, these two characters are the perfect match for each other, although they certainly took the long route to find that out.

Another great read from this Ryan and I look forward to reading more of her work. Congratulations!

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THE TWO-WEEK ARRANGEMENT

Dear Sexy AF Intern,

I know you don’t particularly care that I’m the CEO of this company, and you’re just an intern. I also know you’re not impressed by my power or my wealth, and that’s fine.

You think you’ve got me all figured out from working alongside me for two weeks, but you don’t know me. Not really.

You don’t know that I’m a single dad to twin toddlers, or that those two little girls matter more to me than this entire hotel chain.

I’m not interested in starting something deep and meaningful, but what I am interested in is the way your body reacts to mine when we’re in the same room. You probably assume the concentration on my face is work-related, when in reality, I’m figuring out which I want more–to nail you against the wall, or to bend you over my desk.

While you’re too disciplined to act on it, I’m not. And the night you stepped into my limo, all bets were off.

 

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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INDEFINITE by Corinne Michaels is available now!

Today we are delighted to be sharing New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels’ first book in an emotional second chance romance duet, INDEFINITE


The day he said he’d never love me is when I vowed Quinn Miller would never break my heart again.
I wanted a family—but he wouldn’t give me that. As one of the top embryologists in the country, I’ve spent years creating babies in the lab for other people as my own dreams of motherhood fade.
I’m done waiting. I decide to start the journey to parenthood alone.
Then Quinn strolls back into my life, with all the finesse of a hurricane. I’m a fool to think I don’t want him anymore, and one reckless night of passion ends with me pregnant by the man I swore I’d never love again.
Now he doesn’t just want my heart, he wants it all. The baby. Love. A life where we’re happy.
But even as he promises me the future I always desired, I can’t help but fear that something will rip him away from me again.

This time . . . indefinitely.


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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

We finally get to read Ashton and Quinn’s story. This is number six in the Salvation series and although other characters in the series appear in this book, Indefinite can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone.

Ashton is a feisty, no-nonsense woman who knows what she wants but when it comes to Quinn, her resolve to resist him always seem to crumble into dust. She wants a future with the man she loves, the white picket fence, children and everything else. But her relationship with Quinn always seems to do the same cycle: rinse and repeat, same issues, same problems. Will they ever meet halfway?

Quinn has always put his Navy Seal career in front of everything else including the woman he’s been with these last few years. He’s a stubborn son of a gun but this time he needs to man up and do the right thing, or he might lose Ashton forever.

Once again this author regales us with the story of Quinn and Ashton, a feisty woman and an obstinate hero. Ms Michaels is a very entertaining storyteller and I love that she makes Ashton a strong character that won’t be pushed around, one who knows what she wants. Quinn is the yin to her yang, their fiery relationship needs to be rebooted and spiced up with a touch of romance and when required, he doesn’t fail to impress her. But will she change her mind?

“No, we never will know a life without each other because I will never let you go. Ever.” 

Told from both protagonists’ points of view, this book is well-written, fast-paced with a riveting storyline and filled with exceptional characters. We get to meet up with other men and women in the series again and enjoy their camaraderie; their loyalty and the fierce band of brothers. I must warn you that this book ends in a massive cliffhanger. I felt like pulling my hair when I realised that I was at the end of the book and hadn’t got a clue whose point of view it was in the last paragraph. I do so need to know what happened! I’m dying to read book two, Infinite, and hope I don’t get any more grey hairs from waiting! You really shouldn’t miss out on this one!

Infinite, Book Two in the Indefinite Duet releases 22nd July!

New York Times Bestseller Corinne Michaels brings you the conclusion in this emotional second chance love story. 

I was right. I never should’ve fallen back in love with Quinn. I always knew we wouldn’t make it. And to make matters worse, not only did I lose my soulmate—I lost myself as well.

Everything was stripped away, leaving me bare and unable to breathe. No one told me it could hurt this much. I was unprepared for this level of agony from the horrible weight of grief.

I planned to love him infinitely. But what is infinity, when love always ends?


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Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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SUPERFAN by Sarina Bowen is available now!

Today we are delighted to be sharing Sarina Bowen’s all-new stand-alone contemporary/sports romance in the
Brooklyn Bruisers world,
SUPERFAN

 

Sometimes lady luck shakes your hand, and sometimes she smacks your face. Sometimes she does both on the same day.

Three years ago I met the most amazing woman. We were both down on our luck. Then I got that call—the one that tells you to get your buns on a plane to go meet your destiny.

But the girl was left behind. I didn’t have her phone number, and she didn’t know my real name.

While I became a professional hockey player, she became a superstar, with platinum records and legions of fans. And a slick, music producer boyfriend who treated her badly.

But fate wasn’t done with us yet. When Delilah turns up at a hockey game, I can’t resist making contact. The internet swoons when I ask her out on a date.

She might not remember me. But her jerkface ex does. He’ll do anything to keep us apart. 

Good thing athletes never give up. This time I’m playing for keeps.

 

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Diving into Bowen’s reads is always a treat. Whatever the offering, her characters are unique, their stories interesting and the lifelike banter is sure to draw you in from the word go. To my surprise, this engaging stand-alone in the Brooklyn Bruisers world doesn’t just revolve around sport, but also music. Rock star sub-genre isn’t really my cuppa; however, Superfan has been written in such a way that my opinion quickly changed. The detail is without a doubt, well-researched and as I had no idea to what extent a musician’s representative/record company has over their artists, I was quite taken aback.

“I need you to be less trusting. Don’t trust anyone on your payroll. Don’t trust strangers who offer you candy. Don’t trust men who want to get in your pants. Or women, if you swing that way.” 

This second chance romance was right up my alley! I have to admit that the angst in the last quarter of the story wound me up so much that I found myself rereading certain passages which I’d read too quickly. I loved the hockey team camaraderie, the ribbing and encouragement Silas Kelly’s friends gave him. You see, from the moment he’d set his eyes on Delilah Spark, he was smitten but as luck would have it, they’d lost contact. When the occasion arose, all he needed was a nudge in the right direction. Mind you, there’s nothing subtle about how his mates played him but laugh-out-loud, I did.

‘I’m used to taking a lot of flak for my obsession with Delilah Spark, even if my interest in her is slightly less pathetic than everyone assumes.’ 

Kind eyes, a good friend to his friends and a heart of gold, Sillas is a smashing person. He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body; however, something he’s not at all proud of happened years back and he’s kept it to himself ever since. Funnily enough, it involved a certain individual who’s out to make his and Delilah’s life difficult. Blinkin’ heck…there are quite a few serious moments when I even considered doing some Kindle bashing! But I love my Kindle, so I called him all the names under the sun instead! It wasn’t enough that tight schedules or the long-distance between them hindered their growing relationship, they also had to contend with this moron.

‘And this ordinary girl does not have the courage to up and move thousands of miles across the country to ask a man to love her. Even a man as great as Silas.’ 

There’s nothing pretentious about Delilah. She’s a really lovely gal trying to move past bad decisions, and coming to terms with her weasel of an ex-boyfriend’s actions isn’t easy. She’d trusted the wrong person and that’s made her very wary of everyone except her personal assistant. For someone who’s a rising star, one would think her lack of self-confidence a tad strange but I found her stance regarding stardom totally understandable. All she wants to do is write songs and sing them.

‘It’s been way too easy to find our rhythm. And I don’t ever want the song to end.’ 

Delilah’s personal problems are handled by Silas with so much consideration that my heart melted. Together they are sweet, loving and in one exotic scenario…goodness me, I was left smiling from ear to ear. Not only was it great catching up with all the guys and gals from previous books in this series, but a new character literally bowled me over. Kickass, dry wit and totally professional, their solid advice to Delilah was more than spot on. Having sussed out who was behind cruel deeds before the ending didn’t spoil my reading enjoyment in the slightest, and I can’t recommend Superfan enough. Bravo Ms Bowen!

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“Would you like a beer?” the cute bartender asks me.I glance at the pile of mint leaves on his cutting board and hesitate. “Sure,” I say. But the mint looks so fresh and pretty.“I could make you something different.”“Beer is great. A cold…”“—lager,” he finishes. “No glass, no opener.”When I look up to flash him a smile, my heart does a little somersault. Those kind eyes are smiling at me, too. “Thank you,” I whisper. “It’s really no problem.” He turns toward the beer cooler. “You’re an easy customer, trust me.”

But I really meant—thank you for remembering. As he leans down to grab a bottle for me, I find myself admiring the strong muscles in his back. Stop it, I admonish myself. It only gets worse when he turns around and places the bottle in front of me. I’ve never seen hands like his. I didn’t even know wrists could look muscular.

Even so. Ogling him is not why I came here. I pull out my keychain opener and remove the cap from my beer.

He discards it, gives me another pleasant smile and then picks up his paring knife again.

I take a sip, wondering when he’s going to mention my show at the Coconut Club. He was there. I saw him.

He separates some mint leaves from their stems and says nothing.

I last about seventeen seconds. “Well?”

“Well?” He looks up. “Sorry?”

“Jesus lord.” I close my eyes and then open them again. This is not going how I’d hoped it would. “What did you think?

“Of…?” His amazing eyes are studying me.

“Forget I asked.” I take a swig of beer.

“Think about what?” He pushes the cutting board aside, and his smile turns knowing.

“My set at the Coconut Club! I saw you holding up that wall in the back. Don’t lie.”

He tips his head back and lets out a sudden laugh. “I’m so busted. I loved your show, but I didn’t expect you to spot me.”

“You loved it so much you weren’t going to say anything?” The sentence sounds crazy to my own ears. I put down the beer. “You know what? Never mind. I’m just being psycho right now. This town is getting into my head.”

“Listen, girly.” He braces both (muscular!) hands on the bar and looks me right in the eye. “I loved it so much that I don’t even know what to say about it. From that moment at the beginning—when you shut that asshole’s maw? To the part where you made a lady cry.” He shakes his head. “I couldn’t look away. And I never wanted it to end.”

I give him a slow blink, just trying to take that in. It’s so much more than I was even hoping to hear.

“Shit, Delilah. If that set doesn’t win you whatever contract you’re looking for, they don’t even deserve you.”

Something warm and unfamiliar settles into the center of my belly. “That might be the nicest thing anyone ever said to me. Which only means you’re still trying to get my phone number.”

He laughs immediately. “Can’t both things be true? Both my musical assessment and my interest in your evening plans?”

“Because you know so much about music.” I flip my hair and take another sip of beer.

“Look. I don’t know shit about music. But I know plenty about talent.” He leans down on a set of forearms I shouldn’t be noticing. “I know that talent sometimes takes a nap at just the wrong moment, but it never stays asleep for long. I also know that luck matters, too. If they don’t give you what you want, it won’t be your fucking fault.”

“Thank you,” I say quietly.

But he’s not done. “I saw something else valuable the other night. You’re good in the clinch. And that counts for double, I swear to God.”

“The clinch?”

“Yeah. You’re not just good at practice.” He pauses, wrinkling up his interesting nose. “What word would a musician use? Okay—you’re not a rehearsal musician. That stage was like your home. Either that or you fake it really well. That’s going to pay your rent someday, I promise.”

“Wow.” It’s like he looked right into my terrified little soul and found the very thing I needed to hear. Those beautiful eyes of his are practically burning me right now, so I have to look away. “Thank you. Really. I really needed that pep talk.”

I make the mistake of looking up at him again, and, for a split second, I see pure yearning. It’s like our souls vibrate at exactly the same frequency. And I have no idea what to do with that.

 



Also available in the Brooklyn Bruisers world:

Brooklynaire (Brooklyn #1)

You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

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Overnight Sensation (Brooklyn #2)

Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it’s so good to be bad.


There’s this girl…
Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don’t do girlfriends, and I certainly can’t get involved with the league commissioner’s daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.
Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.

There’s this guy…
Jason wants me, but he won’t admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice–and I love it.
But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can’t even avoid him–as the team intern, I’m in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile.
I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation

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Meet Sarina

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years  updates.

For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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