BLOG TOUR ~ THE CLEANER’S DAUGHTER by Samantha Fontien

Today we are delighted to be on tour with Samantha Fontien’s all-new romantic suspense stand-alone novel, THE CLEANER’S DAUGHTER


There are some people who say; ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’…

Vee De Winter is powerful, ruthless and hell-bent on revenge.

Carefree Ronnie Danvers is the daughter of a humble cleaner.

Many years ago a series of events occurred and changed the lives of six families.

And now it’s time to pay…

Love and loyalties will be tested…

Many will suffer in the crossfire…

But who will be victorious?


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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is my first book by this author and is a powerful story about revenge and the (family) ties that bind.

Veronica de Winters formerly known as Ronnie Danvers is a woman who was wronged when she was young and is now on the road to revenge. Raised by a loving and hardworking mother, Ronnie was a smart girl and worked as hard as her mum. A sudden turn of events changed her life and she vowed to get back at the people she deemed responsible for her heartbreak.

“Always do better than your opponents, whatever it is, always have something up your sleeve that will trump them.”

This book is written in the third person narrative of which isn’t really to my liking. I think that writing a story this way lessens the impact of the drama and emotional scenes an author wants to convey to her readers. I couldn’t feel the character’s inner thoughts and I missed this connection with Vee. The author wrote Vee’s character as a smart, cunning and ambitious girl who grows up to be a powerhouse of a woman. I like books that portray a strong heroine, one that is not perfect and has hidden flaws. What I wasn’t so keen on was the choppy way it was narrated. It would have been better if the timelines had been divided into chapters instead of paragraphs which confused me at some point or other. (A note to the author, I believe that the correct phrase is “air quotes” and not “air commas”.)

The secondary characters sometimes eclipse the heroine. Lorcan and his partner Ian, Vee’s guardians, is the perfect balance to Vee’s stoic persona. Alistair Gerrard is the romantic interest and features in the early chapters but does not appear again until the last quarter of the story thus, he is more of a secondary character in my opinion. Then you have Nick as the wonderful father who gives Vee a new start in life and Imelda, his wife, who doesn’t seem to be the stereotypical evil stepmother.

There is some romance thrown in the story but this tale is all about Vee De Winters, her childhood, her loss and her rise to power. I am giving Vee’s story an added half a star because even though there were more than a few errors, the plot and storyline are brilliant.


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Author of 13, Naughty Romance Books…

I LOVE Music…I should, as I am the daughter Of Musicians. I was reared with a guitar in one hand and a pen in the other. I write emotional roller-coasters, filled with naughtiness and lots of humour.

My books contain Drama, Heartache and Mature Content, including Profanity and are recommended for readers 18+

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BLOG TOUR ~ BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER by Dylan Allen

Today we are delighted to be on tour with the first book in Dylan Allen’s
all-new The Forever Trilogy, BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER,
an epic second-chance romance

Forever felt impossible. Heartbreak was inevitable. Always would cost us everything.

FOREVER

”Real love stories, the ones worth telling,  never end.”

He was searching for the truth.

I was living a lie.

Our paths should never have crossed.

Yet, when we kissed it felt like destiny.

Falling in love was messy

We broke rules we should have followed.

We made promises we couldn’t keep.

Forever felt impossible.

Heartbreak was inevitable.

Always would cost us everything.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

I was looking forward to reading this author’s work as I have never read any of her books before. The first of a trilogy, this is a story of two interesting but imperfect characters from eminent families.

Elizabeth is the only daughter of a wealthy and prominent businessman with political ambitions to the highest office. With her pedigree, you’d think she is the typical princess but is exactly the opposite. In her father’s eyes, she is lacking in qualities that make her the perfect daughter. She has daddy issues and is always striving to get his approval.

Carter is a musical prodigy and comes from a loving family background but he has serious issues and has fallen out of grace from the public. He needs to redeem himself and is struggling to win back their trust.

The first chapter begins as a flashback to Carter and Beth’s first meeting when the author introduces us to their families. Beth’s father rules the small Texan town of Winsome. She craves for her father’s love but he only sees her as a commodity and a pawn for his quest to achieve political fame. Carter is considered the “odd” one in his famous reality TV family, he is a much-loved member but spirals downhill when he finds out about a secret.

Whilst I found the storyline riveting, there is something about Beth that kept me from connecting with her character. She is a naive twenty-one-year-old girl and her bad decisions annoyed the heck out of me. She is definitely not the perfect heroine, but I do hope that in book two she develops that much-needed backbone. The Machiavellian antagonist in this tale is intriguing in such a way that I wonder how the author can make this character possibly even eviler in the follow-up book. Let’s wait and see!

The attraction between Carter and Beth is undeniable right from the start but the turn of events that happen after their first meeting keeps them apart for most of the book’s timeline. Of course, we are all rooting for these two lovers to reunite and although the plot twist in the last chapter is somewhat predictable, I can’t wait to read the next installment. The characters in this saga are flawed but that doesn’t make their story less fascinating. Thank goodness I don’t have to wait too long for the next one as I am dying to find out how Beth and Carter’s story pans out.


EXCERPT

© 2019 Dylan Allen
All rights reserved.

“Keep it. A little something to remember me.”
“So…are we, like, going to be like…boyfriend and girlfriend?”
Her eyes are expectant and suddenly, breathing feels a little harder. Those words make me think of things like explanations and disappointment. I’m not sure that I can be intimate with anyone. And what happens when she finds out about everything? She’ll be horrified. Or when I start back on the show and that whole world crowds in on us… she’ll get tired of it and walk away. Or I’ll be weak and break even more of my own rules and end up hurting her.
“Let’s not put any labels on it.”
Her eyes lose some of their sparkle, but she smiles gamely. “Well, no matter what we call it, the last few days have been awesome. I know a side of myself that I didn’t before.”
“How do you mean?”
“I mean, now I know, that given the chance, I can sit down with people I don’t know and have a great conversation. I’ve never been anywhere, but here. And now I’m going to get to travel with you—even though I’ll be seeing it through your phone’s camera. Meeting you was really good luck.”Oh yeah…The cheesecake.
I’m ruined. I brush my lips very lightly across hers and smile when she whimpers. God, I’m going to miss her.
“I promise, I’ll call.” It doesn’t make my heart race to say it.
“Don’t promise, Carter. Those are bound to be broken. Just do it.”Her eyes turn solemn and I see that she and disappointment are intimate friends. I want to break them up.

 



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Meet Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER by Dylan Allen

Today we are delighted to be sharing the first book in Dylan Allen’s
all-new The Forever Trilogy, BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER,
an epic second-chance romance

Forever felt impossible. Heartbreak was inevitable. Always would cost us everything.

FOREVER

”Real love stories, the ones worth telling,  never end.”

He was searching for the truth.

I was living a lie.

Our paths should never have crossed.

Yet, when we kissed it felt like destiny.

Falling in love was messy

We broke rules we should have followed.

We made promises we couldn’t keep.

Forever felt impossible.

Heartbreak was inevitable.

Always would cost us everything.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

I was looking forward to reading this author’s work as I have never read any of her books before. The first of a trilogy, this is a story of two interesting but imperfect characters from eminent families.

Elizabeth is the only daughter of a wealthy and prominent businessman with political ambitions to the highest office. With her pedigree, you’d think she is the typical princess but is exactly the opposite. In her father’s eyes, she is lacking in qualities that make her the perfect daughter. She has daddy issues and is always striving to get his approval.

Carter is a musical prodigy and comes from a loving family background but he has serious issues and has fallen out of grace from the public. He needs to redeem himself and is struggling to win back their trust.

The first chapter begins as a flashback to Carter and Beth’s first meeting when the author introduces us to their families. Beth’s father rules the small Texan town of Winsome. She craves for her father’s love but he only sees her as a commodity and a pawn for his quest to achieve political fame. Carter is considered the “odd” one in his famous reality TV family, he is a much-loved member but spirals downhill when he finds out about a secret.

Whilst I found the storyline riveting, there is something about Beth that kept me from connecting with her character. She is a naive twenty-one-year-old girl and her bad decisions annoyed the heck out of me. She is definitely not the perfect heroine, but I do hope that in book two she develops that much-needed backbone. The Machiavellian antagonist in this tale is intriguing in such a way that I wonder how the author can make this character possibly even eviler in the follow-up book. Let’s wait and see!

The attraction between Carter and Beth is undeniable right from the start but the turn of events that happen after their first meeting keeps them apart for most of the book’s timeline. Of course, we are all rooting for these two lovers to reunite and although the plot twist in the last chapter is somewhat predictable, I can’t wait to read the next installment. The characters in this saga are flawed but that doesn’t make their story less fascinating. Thank goodness I don’t have to wait too long for the next one as I am dying to find out how Beth and Carter’s story pans out.


Between Now and Heartbreak, Book 2

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Between Now and Always, Book 3

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Meet Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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CRAZY RICH CAJUNS by Erin Nicolas is available now!

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Today we are thrilled to be sharing New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas’ all-new sexy, small town, opposites attract romantic comedy,
Crazy Rich Cajuns

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He wears suits and ties. He’ll one day inherit a fortune. He has a law degree. He shines his shoes, for God’s sake. What is she doing attracted to a guy like him? But she is. She so is.

She drives air boats on the bayou, drinks and cusses, and gives city boys in suits a hard time just for fun. Why can’t he get her out of his mind? But he can’t. He definitely can’t.

A weekend trip to Savannah for a fancy-schmancy party with his highfalutin family is the surefire way to prove that they have nothing in common but intense chemistry. And to maybe scratch this I’ve-never-wanted-anyone-like-I-want-you itch once or twice. Or five times.

But it takes only about twenty-four hours for the bayou girl and the city boy to figure out that they don’t really know much at all–about each other, or about themselves. And figuring all of this out is going to be downright crazy.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Having read the previous book Beauty and the Bayou (Boys of the Bayou #3) I was looking forward to reading Kennedy’s story. This book can be read as a standalone, but it would do you well if you read the previous stories about Kennedy’s brothers.

Kennedy is the only sister of the Landry boys: Owen, Josh and Sawyer. This sassy and feisty woman meets her match when Bennett enters the picture. Men in suits aren’t really her type but there is something about the man that tickles her womanly bits and piques her interest.

Bennett is an environmentalist lawyer and being groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps. He is into anything Cajun, especially Kennedy Landry. When he becomes a partner in the Landry family business, he falls in love with their lifestyle. Might he be falling love with Kennedy too?

This steamy romance novel is not only about Kennedy and Bennett but is also about the Landry family. Their close relationship and loyalty is what makes the whole family work and occasionally get in trouble with the law. I love the family dynamics and getting to know more of Leo and Ellie’s story provides an insight into Kennedy’s character and how it developed her attitude towards her relationships with men.

The books started off a bit slow for my liking as it was all about the pair’s verbal sexual tango; however, it eventually becomes more interesting when you get to know more about Bennett and his family’s back story.

Kennedy is a remarkably strong woman who has her brothers and the whole family twisted around her finger but it is Bennett who actually gets the real persona. She hides her insecurity but eventually finds her niche and gets empowered by her man. You can see her character bloom and flourish and it is great to see a man who is willing to support her all the way. These two are a perfect fit. Their chemistry is off the charts right from the start and it gets steamier further into the book.

You’ll need an industrial size fan to cool yourself down, phew! There are no obvious protagonists in this book but it doesn’t make it less interesting. All in all, this book is a total joy to read I highly recommend it, especially for the Landry family fans.


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.

Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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THE DUGOUT by Meghan Quinn is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing the release of USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s all-new sports romance, THE DUGOUT

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MQTheDugoutBookCover55x85_MEDIUMLet me ask you a question:

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.


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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Sports romance isn’t one of my favourite genres but this author makes it a very entertaining read and although full of baseball jargon, I somehow managed to get through the pages without getting lost.

Milly is the only daughter amongst four siblings. She lives and breathes baseball, not your typical girly-girl. She grew up with three brothers, one of them a famous baseball sports hero. Her in-depth knowledge about baseball made her noticeable to Carson, one of the rising star baseball players in their school. She might secretly be in awe of his talent but what are the chances of him noticing her?

Carson Stone is a promising baseball player but an injury sidelined him and delayed his chances of getting into the major league. His head isn’t into the game and he needs to get over the slump. When Milly, the unassuming tomboy surprises him with her advise, he gets to see the real persona beneath the baggy outfits.

Milly and Carson’s story is a standalone romance told in dual points of view and is packed with a lot of baseball trivia. I started out reading this book hardly knowing much about the sport apart from a few baseball movies I have watched but by the time I turned the last page in my kindle, I felt like an armchair expert on baseball. I appreciate this author’s entertaining and educational narrative on this sport without making my eyes glaze over the technical terms.

The main characters are a perfect fit personality-wise and dedicated to their careers. The slow progression of their romance from coach to student, then gradually becoming friends and eventually lovers is as realistic as can it be. And I was relieved that this wasn’t a love at first sight kind of story.

I was pleasantly surprised that the timeline actually stretched out to more than just a few years. I guess Carson had some growing up to do and he needed to get his head and heart together. I love Milly’s character, a passionate woman who is willing to give that extra mile and her heart. Carson and Milly’s story is not only about their love of baseball, but it’s also about family and loyalty. How ironic for someone like me who isn’t into the sport, it turns out that this is probably my most favourite book by this author. I highly recommend!

EXCERPT

© 2019 Meghan Quinn
All rights reserved.

**CARSON**

Everyone knows me as the easygoing, fun-loving guy without a care in the world. You know who I’m talking about, right?The guy who cheers when a couple kisses, who says stupid shit like YIPPEE when he’s excited, the guy who has no shame in shimmying his bare, bright white ass to his friends just to make them laugh.

I’m also the guy who is magically smart, can lead an entire bar to harmoniously sing any Taylor Swift song, lucks out in everything he does, and has impeccable taste in clothing—despite wearing a baseball hoodie every Monday. A dude must make himself feel better when the Monday blues hit and a hoodie does just that.

But have you guessed it? Do you see where this is going?

I’m not that guy anymore.

Nope.

Easygoing and fun-loving? Not anymore.

I spit venom at whoever dares to be in my presence. You know the old man who throws endless piles of shoes at the street youths as they walk by? That’s me, minus the incontinence problem and mothball smell. My days of singing Taylor Swift with a crowd are over.

Instead—if I even make it to a bar—I bury myself in a corner and sneer. Oh boy, do I fucking sneer. I sneer at anything and anyone that even attempts to look at my face.

That impeccable fashion sense I was boasting about? Gone. I think I’ve been wearing the same pair of athletic shorts for a month—not really—but maybe it’s a little true.
And the guy who lucks out in everything he does? Ha, my luck was cut short at the beginning of the season thanks to the square ass, dirty dick named Kirk Babcock, also known as Kirk BADcock by my team.

What did this Badcock do, you ask?

If you’re thinking he poked me with said bad cock, you need to get your mind out of the gutter.

What he did was even worse than winging his willy around on the baseball field.

So bad that you might need to brace yourself . . .

**FLAILS ARMS**

He committed a sin against all baseball etiquette.

The cardinal sin.

The biggest sin of all sins.

Are you sitting? I don’t want you to faint from the blasphemy I’m about to share.
Deeps breaths, everyone . . .

He . . . damn it, he slid late . . . at practice.

Gasp, I know.

I told you it was bad . . . my balls are shriveling up into my taint just thinking about it.
The dumbass freshman, who had too much juice in his junk, decided to book it to second during a practice game while Holt and I were fleshing out a double play. The dingleberry slid into second base two seconds too late.

Why is this a problem?

For those of you who might not be in the know—don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you—back in 2016, the gods of baseball developed a new rule; all players sliding into second must hit the ground first before touching the bag to avoid injuring the opposing players.

Layman’s terms: don’t be a dickhead and hurt people.

Apparently, Badcock didn’t get that memo, because the little turd nugget charged second base like an out-of-control steam train . . . just as I slid my foot across the base for the out. His dirty slide took my leg out, twisting me in the process, and tossed me to the ground.

As I fell, I heard a resounding snap that would make any grown-ass man throw up into his lap, followed by an immense amount of pain shooting up the back of my leg.
The motherfucker—stenchy bad cock—ruptured my Achilles tendon.

Like Achilles himself, I buckled to the ground and wallowed in pain while holding my leg, as if I let go, it would detach from my body and float right on up to heaven where it belongs for the many good years it gave me.

Badcock proceeded to fling his helmet off his head, get in my face, and apologize profusely, making up some excuse about tripping over his own damn feet. Yeah, okay, fart breath.

I’d like to see the tape for a full review, because I’m questioning the shit out of that statement. Tripped, my left nut.

If I was a freshman and got hurt, I wouldn’t want to rip the skin off Badcock’s scrotum, maybe just give him a swift lodge of my foot up his ass. But ripping scrotum skin, nah.
But guess what? I’m not a goddamn freshman.

I’m a fucking junior, and if you know anything about baseball, you know being a junior in college is one of the most important times in a guy’s life.

Because that’s the year you’re eligible to be drafted.

DRAFTED.

Brentwood University is known as a breeding ground for exceptional baseball players; it’s where the scouts come to find their next top prospects. If you want to play professional baseball, you either choose to go into the draft right after high school or be recruited by Brentwood. I chose an education so I had a possible career to fall back on in case something happened to me . . . like rupturing my Achilles tendon.

Can you guess where this is going?

Strike up the violins, because a sob story is coming your way.

I was ushered off the field and straight to the state-of-the-art training room where, after an excruciating physical exam, I had an ultrasound. It was then confirmed I’d be out of commission for the season. I underwent surgery, had the stupid thing stitched back together—let’s take a moment to be physically ill over the thought of that—and then put through an extensive rehab, missing my chance to be drafted.

You read that right, I was not drafted. My best friends were . . . I was not.

Because no one wants an injured player, even if he has tons of promise.

Even if he was the best second baseman in the country.

Even if he was supposed to be drafted in the first round.

Not one single team wanted to take the gamble to see if I could make a full recovery.
Isn’t that just peachy?

So needless to say, Kirk BADcock stays as far away from me as possible. As for me, I’d like to say I’m not a bitter man with a chip on his shoulder, but that would be a massive lie.

I have the biggest damn chip on my shoulder, so big that I named him Aloysius and I high-five him every morning, agreeing that we’re going to try to make at least one person’s life miserable that day.

My suggestion, if you see me around campus? Steer clear, run away, duck and hide, because I’m a polluted motherfucker with an equally rotten Aloysius on my shoulder ready to raise hell in your life.

Carson Stone is out for vengeance thanks to one moronic badcock.

 



Meet Meghan

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humour, and heat in every book.

 

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE DUGOUT by Meghan Quinn

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s all-new sports romance, THE DUGOUT

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MQTheDugoutBookCover55x85_MEDIUMLet me ask you a question:

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.


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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Sports romance isn’t one of my favourite genres but this author makes it a very entertaining read and although full of baseball jargon, I somehow managed to get through the pages without getting lost.

Milly is the only daughter amongst four siblings. She lives and breathes baseball, not your typical girly-girl. She grew up with three brothers, one of them a famous baseball sports hero. Her in-depth knowledge about baseball made her noticeable to Carson, one of the rising star baseball players in their school. She might secretly be in awe of his talent but what are the chances of him noticing her?

Carson Stone is a promising baseball player but an injury sidelined him and delayed his chances of getting into the major league. His head isn’t into the game and he needs to get over the slump. When Milly, the unassuming tomboy surprises him with her advise, he gets to see the real persona beneath the baggy outfits.

Milly and Carson’s story is a standalone romance told in dual points of view and is packed with a lot of baseball trivia. I started out reading this book hardly knowing much about the sport apart from a few baseball movies I have watched but by the time I turned the last page in my kindle, I felt like an armchair expert on baseball. I appreciate this author’s entertaining and educational narrative on this sport without making my eyes glaze over the technical terms.

The main characters are a perfect fit personality-wise and dedicated to their careers. The slow progression of their romance from coach to student, then gradually becoming friends and eventually lovers is as realistic as can it be. And I was relieved that this wasn’t a love at first sight kind of story.

I was pleasantly surprised that the timeline actually stretched out to more than just a few years. I guess Carson had some growing up to do and he needed to get his head and heart together. I love Milly’s character, a passionate woman who is willing to give that extra mile and her heart. Carson and Milly’s story is not only about their love of baseball, but it’s also about family and loyalty. How ironic for someone like me who isn’t into the sport, it turns out that this is probably my most favourite book by this author. I highly recommend!

EXCERPT

© 2019 Meghan Quinn
All rights reserved.

 
**CARSON**
 
Everyone knows me as the easygoing, fun-loving guy without a care in the world. You know who I’m talking about, right?The guy who cheers when a couple kisses, who says stupid shit like YIPPEE when he’s excited, the guy who has no shame in shimmying his bare, bright white ass to his friends just to make them laugh.

I’m also the guy who is magically smart, can lead an entire bar to harmoniously sing any Taylor Swift song, lucks out in everything he does, and has impeccable taste in clothing—despite wearing a baseball hoodie every Monday. A dude must make himself feel better when the Monday blues hit and a hoodie does just that.

But have you guessed it? Do you see where this is going?

I’m not that guy anymore.

Nope.

Easygoing and fun-loving? Not anymore.

I spit venom at whoever dares to be in my presence. You know the old man who throws endless piles of shoes at the street youths as they walk by? That’s me, minus the incontinence problem and mothball smell. My days of singing Taylor Swift with a crowd are over.

Instead—if I even make it to a bar—I bury myself in a corner and sneer. Oh boy, do I fucking sneer. I sneer at anything and anyone that even attempts to look at my face.

That impeccable fashion sense I was boasting about? Gone. I think I’ve been wearing the same pair of athletic shorts for a month—not really—but maybe it’s a little true.
And the guy who lucks out in everything he does? Ha, my luck was cut short at the beginning of the season thanks to the square ass, dirty dick named Kirk Babcock, also known as Kirk BADcock by my team.

What did this Badcock do, you ask?

If you’re thinking he poked me with said bad cock, you need to get your mind out of the gutter.

What he did was even worse than winging his willy around on the baseball field.

So bad that you might need to brace yourself . . .

**FLAILS ARMS**

He committed a sin against all baseball etiquette.

The cardinal sin.

The biggest sin of all sins.

Are you sitting? I don’t want you to faint from the blasphemy I’m about to share.
Deeps breaths, everyone . . .

He . . . damn it, he slid late . . . at practice.

Gasp, I know.

I told you it was bad . . . my balls are shriveling up into my taint just thinking about it.
The dumbass freshman, who had too much juice in his junk, decided to book it to second during a practice game while Holt and I were fleshing out a double play. The dingleberry slid into second base two seconds too late.

Why is this a problem?

For those of you who might not be in the know—don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you—back in 2016, the gods of baseball developed a new rule; all players sliding into second must hit the ground first before touching the bag to avoid injuring the opposing players.

Layman’s terms: don’t be a dickhead and hurt people.

Apparently, Badcock didn’t get that memo, because the little turd nugget charged second base like an out-of-control steam train . . . just as I slid my foot across the base for the out. His dirty slide took my leg out, twisting me in the process, and tossed me to the ground.

As I fell, I heard a resounding snap that would make any grown-ass man throw up into his lap, followed by an immense amount of pain shooting up the back of my leg.
The motherfucker—stenchy bad cock—ruptured my Achilles tendon.

Like Achilles himself, I buckled to the ground and wallowed in pain while holding my leg, as if I let go, it would detach from my body and float right on up to heaven where it belongs for the many good years it gave me.

Badcock proceeded to fling his helmet off his head, get in my face, and apologize profusely, making up some excuse about tripping over his own damn feet. Yeah, okay, fart breath.

I’d like to see the tape for a full review, because I’m questioning the shit out of that statement. Tripped, my left nut.

If I was a freshman and got hurt, I wouldn’t want to rip the skin off Badcock’s scrotum, maybe just give him a swift lodge of my foot up his ass. But ripping scrotum skin, nah.
But guess what? I’m not a goddamn freshman.

I’m a fucking junior, and if you know anything about baseball, you know being a junior in college is one of the most important times in a guy’s life.

Because that’s the year you’re eligible to be drafted.

DRAFTED.

Brentwood University is known as a breeding ground for exceptional baseball players; it’s where the scouts come to find their next top prospects. If you want to play professional baseball, you either choose to go into the draft right after high school or be recruited by Brentwood. I chose an education so I had a possible career to fall back on in case something happened to me . . . like rupturing my Achilles tendon.

Can you guess where this is going?

Strike up the violins, because a sob story is coming your way.

I was ushered off the field and straight to the state-of-the-art training room where, after an excruciating physical exam, I had an ultrasound. It was then confirmed I’d be out of commission for the season. I underwent surgery, had the stupid thing stitched back together—let’s take a moment to be physically ill over the thought of that—and then put through an extensive rehab, missing my chance to be drafted.

You read that right, I was not drafted. My best friends were . . . I was not.

Because no one wants an injured player, even if he has tons of promise.

Even if he was the best second baseman in the country.

Even if he was supposed to be drafted in the first round.

Not one single team wanted to take the gamble to see if I could make a full recovery.
Isn’t that just peachy?

So needless to say, Kirk BADcock stays as far away from me as possible. As for me, I’d like to say I’m not a bitter man with a chip on his shoulder, but that would be a massive lie.

I have the biggest damn chip on my shoulder, so big that I named him Aloysius and I high-five him every morning, agreeing that we’re going to try to make at least one person’s life miserable that day.

My suggestion, if you see me around campus? Steer clear, run away, duck and hide, because I’m a polluted motherfucker with an equally rotten Aloysius on my shoulder ready to raise hell in your life.

Carson Stone is out for vengeance thanks to one moronic badcock.


 


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HATED YOU THEN by M. Robinson is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be bringing the first book in USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author M. Robinson’s all-new Love Hurts Duet, LOVED YOU THEN

A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels. 

I couldn’t remember a time before her… Harley Jameson.

Before she owned me.

Hated me.

Needed me.

Before I hated her…

Things were simple.

We had an understanding.

Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.

Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.

I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.

She was mine.

Always had been.

Always would be.

Nothing altered that.

Not how much I hated her.

Not how much she hated me.

Especially, not how much I hated…

That I LOVED her.

Hated You Then is LIVE!

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This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed her writing style. Before I jumped into this story, I did a little research and was warned that the author is well known for her cliff-hanger endings. Little did I know that this one has a massive one so be warned!

Harley Jameson is her father’s favourite and can’t do any wrong in his eyes. She is a sassy, mouthy little princess. Her little MC kingdom would have been perfect if her enemy Jackson wasn’t in it. She can’t stand him and has hated him to her core since they were toddlers.

Jackson Pierce is the eldest of two sons of a surgeon who is close friends with Harley’s family. He is his mother’s favourite son. He cannot resist winding Harley up every time they see each other and he always gets her in trouble.

Narrated in dual points of view from when Harley was six years old and Jackson was seven, this coming-of-age story chronicles the misadventures, the wind-ups and the pains of growing up. The author flawlessly captures the angst of teenage life and when Jackson’s almost perfect family life is suddenly shattered. Oh boy, I felt this boy’s heartache and loss, my heart bled for him. Amidst all this turmoil his feelings for Harley seesaws from hatred to something akin to love! And Harley despite her hatred of Jackson, becomes his anchor to reality. The writing in this book has excellent pacing and character development and grips your attention from start to finish.

The secondary characters as I found out, had their own stories in the Good Ol’ Boys series and I would love to read the stories of Jackson’s and Harley’s parents and their friends. I am truly gutted that I have to wait for a few more months before I find out what happens to this pair. These two have a lot of growing up to do but then they are only teenagers so they need to learn from their mistakes and whilst reading their antics, there were times when I wanted to reach inside my kindle and bang their heads together. This new-to-me author is a revelation and I am very impressed. I would totally recommend this book.


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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.

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