DARE ME AGAIN by Shelly Alexander is LIVE!

Shelly Alexander’s epic romance, DARE ME AGAIN: Angel Fire Falls Book 2 is now available in Kindle, Paperback, AudioBook and MP3 CD!

 
Making dreams come true is a red-hot challenge for two stubborn hearts risking it all on a second chance…

Hot-wired and restless, financial wizard Elliott Remington doesn’t turn down a dare. This time it’s to coordinate a service-dog boot camp for veterans at his family’s resort. Success means a one-way ticket to the West Coast to pursue his dream career. But it comes with a hitch: teaming up with his ex, who vanished on him ten years ago with nothing more than a kiss-off note.

As fiery as her hair and as stubborn as her name, Rebel Tate did what she had to do—for Elliott’s sake and her own. A dog whisperer with a keen sense of survival, she’s lived a tough life. Here she is, back in Angel Fire Falls, doing what she loves, next to a man she’s never forgotten. While the flame between them still smolders, neither is ready to get burned.

For Elliott, trusting Rebel is a gamble. For Rebel, sharing the secrets that sent her running is a risk. Now, while finishing a job that could define both their futures, two hearts are about to collide—and a second chance at true romance could be the greatest dare of all.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is the second book in the Angel Fire Falls series and features the middle son Elliott and can be read as a standalone. I was really looking forward to Elliott’s story and I was not disappointed at all, it went beyond my expectations actually. If you haven’t read the first book Dare Me Once featuring Trace’s story I highly recommend it too.

Elliott, as we knew from the first book Dare Me Once, is a financial whiz and is a top earner in his company back in San Francisco; he took an emergency leave and went back to the island to join his brothers and help out with the flagging family business. He has no plans of staying for long but when his ex-girlfriend who left him a Dear John letter almost ten years ago comes back, will he change his mind and abandon his successful career? There are a few hard-line choices to make and some secrets that need to come out.

Rebel used to live on the island with her alcoholic mother; she was forced to be the adult in the family and grew up too fast. Elliott was her first love but something happened and she upped and left when he was away in college. She is now a dog whisperer and has come back to the island to work temporarily at the Remington Resort. There are so many secrets that lay hidden in the past and is now about to resurface, her biggest fear is that the Remington family may not be able to forgive her, especially Elliott.

Written in dual points of view, this is an epic romance with a lot of heart. The author weaves into Elliott and Rebel’s story, the process of training service dogs with disabled veterans that makes this book truly unique and inspiring. Both are lovable fiery characters and their passion for each other can’t be denied. They have a history and this unplanned reunion is their second chance at love. Rebel and Elliott’s heart-warming romance ticks all the right boxes: great storyline, witty dialogue, a three-legged dog named Bogart, a service dog named Rem/Buddy, Jax and his dragonfly and a wonky-waddling duck all endearing characters that will warm your heart. I couldn’t put this book down and was sad when it ended but I am definitely looking forward to reading about Spence, the youngest Remington brother. I am sure this author has got something wonderful up her sleeve and I cannot wait. This book is a must read!

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Rebel let out a heavy sigh and straightened. She’d wondered how long it would take for shit to get real. Maybe there was a hashtag for that she could use. “Go ahead. Just say it.”He gave her a look that said he had no idea what she was talking about. “Say what?”She crossed her arms. “Whatever’s on your mind. Whatever makes you feel better, because there isn’t just an elephant in the room. There’s an entire herd of elephants, and judging from the sound of your grinding teeth, they’re about to stampede.” She cocked a hip and waited. Waited for the very thing she’d tried to avoid years ago. His disapproval. His disappointment.Regret washed through her. Breaking up with him through a note had been cruel. But at the time, it was her only option. If she’d told him the truth about her circumstances, if she’d told him about the horrible secret she was keeping for her dying mother, she was pretty sure he would’ve given up his scholarship and come home to go to community college on the mainland just to be her support system.That would’ve been the only thing worse than him hating her for leaving him without an explanation.

So it was time to face what she’d done, even if it meant hearing harsh words from the only man she’d ever loved.

Instead, he stewed in silence. She wasn’t sure which was more awful.

His jaw hardened, and his eyes turned icy. Yeah, the silence was much more awful.

“Go on.” She couldn’t stop her foot from tapping nervously against

the cement. “I’m a big girl. I can take it. I’ve been through much worse than a few scathing words from an ex-boyfriend.”

Rem moved to her side.

Elliott studied her, finally drawing in a deep breath. “It’s ancient history. Forget about it. I know I have.”

Oh. Her foot tapping stopped. “Let’s focus on the camp,” he said. “That’s all I care about. Then you and I can go back to our lives.”

She swallowed down the sting in her throat.

She thought he’d ask why, want answers, or just plain tell her off.

She’d been terribly wrong. More than answers, more than having his say, what he obviously needed was for them to go their separate ways. Again.

Something sharp pricked at her heart. Breaking up had been the last thing she’d wanted, but what would a homeless teenager with no prospects have to offer a Wharton grad who was going to have a world of opportunities at his feet? Especially if the truth about what her mother had done ever came to light. So she’d broken up with him and told him to move on without her.

She just hadn’t realized how much it would hurt if she got what she’d asked for, even after all these years.
 

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Love is a risk worth taking in this sizzling romance about secrets and second chances…

Scarlett Devereaux’s life on the Gulf Coast went from riches to rags so scandalously fast that she barely had time to kiss her Jimmy Choos goodbye. Now, with a new alias (Lily Barns), a new budget (tighter than a pair of Spanx), and a new job on the vacation island of Angel Fire Falls, she’s daring to reinvent herself.

Single dad Trace Remington is devoted first and foremost to raising his young son, who has Asperger’s. With flying his floatplane and salvaging his family’s island resort too, he has time for little else. His brothers think he needs a break from his all-work-no-play lifestyle, so they goad him into action. In response to their dare, Trace asks a sexy tourist for her number, only to discover afterward that she’s the resort’s brilliant new hospitality manager.

The sparks of flirtation soon ignite into a flame too hot to ignore. But Lily and Trace both have pasts that threaten to tear them apart. Now, they’ll need to admit their secrets to each other…or risk ending their relationship before it really begins.

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About Shelly Alexander

Shelly Alexander is an Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories and a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, Shelly and her sister watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing contemporary romances that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She enjoys the arid climate of the beautiful Southwest where she lives with her husband and two toy poodles named Mozart and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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BLOG TOUR ~ MICADEN’S MADNESS by V.F. Mason is now available!

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with V.F. Mason’s all-new romantic suspense, MICADEN’S MADNESS

#DarkRomance #SerialKillerRomance

 

If madness has a name…it’s hers.

She is an artist seeking solace.
He is a serial killer seeking vengeance.

She doesn’t remember.
He remembers it all.

She is broken.
He is obsessed.

She wants truth.
He wants revenge.

One of them is guilty.
One of them is innocent.

Both of them want to win.
And for that one of them has to die.

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is a dark romance that contains some triggers so a bit of warning to the sensitive readers. I must say though that this author is one of the best in this genre and this book got me hooked and emotionally invested in Brochan and Emerald’s tragic story.

When Emerald was seventeen, she spent the summer with her Nona. A privileged girl from a rich family she meets twenty-one-year-old Brochan and fell in love with him. But little did she know that their young love will turn their lives upside down and tear them apart and those around them. Is there hope for these two lovers?

Brochan/Micaden was quite taken with young Emerald and although his status isn’t quite up to Emerald’s family’s standards, he didn’t really care. Young love is all that matters, isn’t it? Brochan’s love turns into hate when he was taken away from Emerald and revenge is his ultimate goal.

“What happens when a victim and persecutor meet in a fight where there’s no hope in sight?
So many possibilities. Roles might shift or they won’t. Strengths might be tested or they aren’t. Emotions can cloud judgments or they can’t. One truth stays the same though. They live in the roles until one of them dies.
Let the game begin, and may the stronger one win.”
 

The passionate connection between Emerald and Brochan will build up your hope and will shatter your heart to pieces. Some events after their separation are quite harrowing, but are integral to the story and will make you understand how Micaden’s character developed into a vengeful monster. This narrative told in the past and present in alternating points of view is a well-written tale of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet but with a much darker side. The appearance of Lachlan and other characters in previous books by the same author is a welcome bonus, too. There are so many angles and layers to this dark story that will leave you emotional and at times, disturbed. This is the third book I’ve read by Mason and it won’t be the last. If you need a book that will fire up your guts and heart and if you are one of those who craves for stories that have more bite than a unicorn’s, then this one is for you.

EXCERPT

“Are you sure about this? There’s no going back.”

Hollow laughter echoes through the space. A familiar hatred settles deep inside me, fed by fury that knows no mercy. “Oh, I’m sure.”

Everyone has to pay for what they’ve done to me.

Especially her.

About the author

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied film-making and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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MICADEN’S MADNESS by V.F. Mason is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing V.F. Mason’s all-new romantic suspense, MICADEN’S MADNESS

#DarkRomance #SerialKillerRomance

 

If madness has a name…it’s hers.

She is an artist seeking solace.
He is a serial killer seeking vengeance.

She doesn’t remember.
He remembers it all.

She is broken.
He is obsessed.

She wants truth.
He wants revenge.

One of them is guilty.
One of them is innocent.

Both of them want to win.
And for that one of them has to die.

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is a dark romance that contains some triggers so a bit of warning to the sensitive readers. I must say though that this author is one of the best in this genre and this book got me hooked and emotionally invested in Brochan and Emerald’s tragic story.

When Emerald was seventeen, she spent the summer with her Nona. A privileged girl from a rich family she meets twenty-one-year-old Brochan and fell in love with him. But little did she know that their young love will turn their lives upside down and tear them apart and those around them. Is there hope for these two lovers?

Brochan/Micaden was quite taken with young Emerald and although his status isn’t quite up to Emerald’s family’s standards, he didn’t really care. Young love is all that matters, isn’t it? Brochan’s love turns into hate when he was taken away from Emerald and revenge is his ultimate goal.

“What happens when a victim and persecutor meet in a fight where there’s no hope in sight?
So many possibilities. Roles might shift or they won’t. Strengths might be tested or they aren’t. Emotions can cloud judgments or they can’t. One truth stays the same though. They live in the roles until one of them dies.
Let the game begin, and may the stronger one win.”
 

The passionate connection between Emerald and Brochan will build up your hope and will shatter your heart to pieces. Some events after their separation are quite harrowing, but are integral to the story and will make you understand how Micaden’s character developed into a vengeful monster. This narrative told in the past and present in alternating points of view is a well-written tale of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet but with a much darker side. The appearance of Lachlan and other characters in previous books by the same author is a welcome bonus, too. There are so many angles and layers to this dark story that will leave you emotional and at times, disturbed. This is the third book I’ve read by Mason and it won’t be the last. If you need a book that will fire up your guts and heart and if you are one of those who craves for stories that have more bite than a unicorn’s, then this one is for you.

EXCERPT

“Are you sure about this? There’s no going back.”

Hollow laughter echoes through the space. A familiar hatred settles deep inside me, fed by fury that knows no mercy. “Oh, I’m sure.”

Everyone has to pay for what they’ve done to me.

Especially her.

About the author

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied film-making and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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THE SECRET TO DATING YOUR BEST FRIEND’S SISTER by Meghan Quinn is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing Meghan Quinn’s all-new romantic comedy, THE SECRET TO DATING YOUR BEST FRIENDS’S SISTER

How do you date your best friend’s sister? Easy.

Step one: Pretend you want her to set you up with someone else. That will bring the two of you closer.

Step two: Go on date with lots of random women, proceed to get stupid drunk and talk about your best friend’s sister, thus gaining the courage to finally make a move.

Step three: Randomly show up at her apartment and confess your love. Women love that, right?

It all seemed so simple. A fool-proof three step process that will guarantee the love of you life to fall madly in love with you.

At least–that’s what I thought was going to happen. But my attempts to win over Julia Westin backfired in more ways than I can count. The thing about Julia? She’s smart–really smart–and her wicked gaze cuts through all the charm I’ve tried slinging her way. She’s not interested in games, my gifts, or my stories. She might want me too; but she’s not giving in that easy…

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Nobody can beat this author when it comes to light-hearted romantic comedies. This is a laugh-out-loud tale featuring two people who knew each other way back in college and are so into each other but were totally clueless of the other’s feelings.

Bram is Rath’s best friend since their frat days in university. He is a successful real estate magnate and a hard worker and my initial impression of him was an easy-going guy who always looks for a good time. Reading further into the book, the author gives us a deeper insight into his character: he is goal orientated, sensitive and his bromance with Rath is so adorable. The words that come out of his mouth will constantly make you burst out in laughter.

“Because he’s so sweet, I press one more kiss across his lips, light and soft, and then I take the flowers he’s holding. “Are these for me?”

He shakes his head. “Your neighbors. I wanted to butter them up so when I get the chance to finally be with you, they don’t complain to your landlord about the moaning coming from your apartment.”

Jules is Rath’s younger sister who went to the same university she was not only under the protection of Rath but also of Bram’s. She was the nerdy student who wore tube socks to ward off guys because according to her brother, all these guys want from her are sex. Fast forward to ten years and she has now blossomed into a successful businesswoman with an impeccable dress sense, no more tube socks, yay!

Written in dual points of view, this entertaining romcom is even made more delightful when the author also introduces some equally funny and very interesting secondary characters. There are no bitchy exes involved nor tragic events, this is a total giggle fest with a lot of sexy scenes and the perfect book boyfriend who is funny, romantic, sexy and rich. What more could you ask for? This is one book that will cure your hangover during the holiday season or if you are in a book funk. Special request to the author: could we have Roark’s and Rath’s stories too, pretty please?

 

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, humor, and heat in every book.

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FINDING JUNIPER by Sadia Ash is LIVE!

IT’S TIME TO FIND JUNIPER!

Finding Juniper by Sadia Ash is LIVE!


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How far would you go for truly unconditional love?

From London with love… or indifference?

I have loved Kyle Paxton since I met him a year ago. We’ve gone through a lifetime of love and breakups. I can’t be with him. But I can’t keep away. I need to try to love him the way he is. Imperfect. Broken.

Unconditional love.

In an age of casual hookups, can our love survive?

Finding Juniper picks up where Juniper Smoke left off. Faster paced, with more sparks, more plot, more drama, more intensity: get ready for another fun ride as Juniper and Kyle fall in love over time and place. From Ann Arbor Michigan to San Francisco in the first book, to London and Ireland in Finding Juniper… catch up with Juniper and Kyle on this breathless journey of what unconditional love means.

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At last, after waiting for what it feels like forever, we finally get the conclusion to Juniper and Kyle’s epic romance and if you haven’t read Juniper Smoke (1 & 2), I strongly suggest you dive into it before reading this book.

The final installment of Juniper and Kyle’s love story is brilliantly written in dual points of view. If you think the author’s writing style was good in the previous offerings, you’ll find that she gets even better in this one. Here, I found Kyle’s character develop into a mature and selfless individual and turn into an even more lovable hero. His unique persona although at times headstrong and prone to tunnel vision, also shows in the latter part of the book his growth; amidst all that drama in his life, he is willing to take a risk and compromise.

“There are two pillars of happiness: One is love. The other is finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away” 

I noticed a considerable development in Juniper’s character but most often her hemming and hawing about certain decisions were really irritating. If only I could have reached inside my Kindle and given her a good slap for causing so much drama and self-inflicted heartache. I do admire her dedication to her career and her quest for self-growth but come on girl, you need to make up your mind!

This book is so much more than just a love story of two special individuals, the author also gives us more of Kyle’s family background and a very thorough insight into his psyche. I must admit I liked Kyle more than Juniper, his intelligence, vulnerability and generous spirit made him the perfect hero in a love story and you will certainly fall head-over-heels in love/lust with him. Juniper’s loyalty and caring for her brother, Cypress, her willingness to sacrifice the love of family over her happily-ever-after is a shining example of a true heroine.

This is a remarkable story of unique characters and the twists in the plot amidst the rollercoaster of emotions make this an unforgettable saga. I was so emotionally invested in Juniper and Kyle’s relationship that the long wait for the follow-up was worth the whiplash their story gave me. My only gripe is this book doesn’t have an epilogue although there is definitely closure in the last chapter. Highly recommended!

EXCERPT

© 2018 Sadia Ash
All rights reserved. 

 
Taking in the glittering city dancing in the rain, we lapsed back into silence. I soon became aware that I was taking in the sights and Kyle was taking me in. As our eyes collided, my heart skipped a beat. His expression was intense, and it was obvious what he needed.
“Are you jet lagged?” I asked, moving a few inches closer to him.
He shook his head.
Then kiss me.
He made no such move, and just stood there, lips parted eyes glowing and provoked. I felt electricity in every breath I took. I saw sparks ignite in the gap between us. Like embers from a fire, they flew up. Time slowed. The ache inside me grew. Unable to bear the inches between us, I seized his shoulders and drew him closer.
Automatically, his hands went around my waist and he said, “Are you sure?”
What?
A rainwater bucket on my anticipation. I tossed him a surprised look. “I thought that’s what being your fuck-buddy was about? I’m so confused right now.”
“I told you that you call the shots. Use it when you need me.”
“Thank you for not making me feel cheap.”
He caught the irony in my voice and his eyebrows knitted in one furry line. “Listen, I want you to be comfortable. Please know you call the shots when it comes to your duties.”
My duties?
What the actual fuckadoodle?
“Wow.” I dropped my arms from his shoulders and pressed my hands in together in a prayer emoji. “What a superbly feminist gesture. A progressive man who supports my rights—exists? I am sure right now, across the world, pink pussy hats are being dropped by the millions at this empowering statement of yours. Perhaps your epitaph will read, ‘Here lies the Empoweree of women, the Giver of shots when it came to their bedding duties.’”
“Very funny. You are one clown short of a circus, Juniper.”
“Sorry, Kyle. Force of habit.” My sass unleashed, I could not stop smiling. “I forgot we are following Kyle’s Law now. I will no longer make my regular snarky and sassy commentary. If there is a punishment, let me, let you, punish me.”
His lips came down on mine and I lost my ability to make snarky comments. Expert fingers gathered my hair and jerked my head back until I was tied to the open window sill. My breath lodged in my throat. Droplets of rain hit my faces as Kyle kissed me.
It was a deep endless kiss and I wanted time to freeze right here…in the summer, rain kissing my love.
Moving over my neck and jerking right back to my lips, his mouth left blazing lines of heat on my wet skin. The insistent lips claimed all my sass and left me limp, needing…wanting more.
Heavy arms slipped under my rear and lifted me up with such a swift motion, I almost slipped back into the open window. He steadied me—and still kissing me hard—walked to the bedroom while I was straddled on his midriff.
 

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Sadia Ash has held jobs in different fields that involved writing (and never math) in some way. She has worked for film and TV publicity with the Prenner Group, did news and TV placement for Aeros (a NASA project), edited scripts for indie films, and fundraised. A lot. A serial volunteer, she has raised funds for many charities that educate and help girls in disenfranchised regions.

Currently working on two novels, a TV show, and a film script, Ash is addicted to British shows, lattes, and sushi, though her fictional characters, thankfully, don’t have such banal tastes and uneventful lives. She holds an MA English degree from Loyola University in Chicago, a Screenwriting Certificate from UCLA and Masters in English Literature from NUML. Hailing from Chicago, she now lives in California with her husband, two teens, and Misha Collins, their cat.

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ONLY LOVE by Melanie Harlow is LIVE!

Heartfelt, beautiful and sexy! There’s a reason Melanie Harlow is one of my absolute favorite romance authors, and Only Love is the latest example of why she holds that spot. Ryan and Stella’s love touched my heart!” Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Only Love, an all-new sexy standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is now available!

 

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A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.

The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.

A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.

How could I have been so clueless?

Grams knew exactly how to distract me.

The “cute boy next door” who’s been helping her with yard work clearly needs a little therapy. Who better to call than her newly single therapist granddaughter?

She even fakes dementia to get me to visit, and now that I’m here she’s doing everything in her power to throw us together.

Not that I’m complaining. Ryan is the sexiest man I’ve ever met–I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver it.) He makes me want to get out of my head and follow my heart. He makes me want to take chances I never thought I’d take.

He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.

But he’s moody and challenging–one minute he’s an open book, and the next he’s completely closed off. He holds me like he’ll never let go, but insists he wants to be alone.

Some wounds are so deep, only love can heal them.

How can I convince him to let me try?

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This author never disappoints when it comes to giving her readers an enjoyable fun romance with a touch of angst. This is the story of Stella, the eldest sister of Emme and Maren. This is the third book of The One and Only series but can be read as a standalone.

Stella is a successful therapist whose heart was broken when her fiancé dumped her on her birthday. Now that her sisters are getting married she feels suddenly left out. Thank goodness she has a meddling and nosey grandma who won’t stop at playing cupid.

Ryan is our wounded hero, a divorced ex-Marine and a loner. He has learned to shut out the world and can be such a jerk. Helping out his next door neighbour led him to meeting Stella and you can feel the instant attraction between the two.

Told in multiple points of view this well-written love story features interesting characters. Gram’s attempts at matchmaking will make you giggle and smile and one can empathize with Stella’s insecurities. She is strong but has some self-esteem issues. And then there’s Ryan, emotionally closed-off and aloof, you will surely fall in love with this broken hero. Some readers might not be keen on insta-love and this book is a typical example. The author spins Stella and Ryan’s story that is pure escapism but is balanced out when PTSD is also extensively discussed. The secondary characters provide a multi-faceted side to the story and Ryan’s best friend Mack definitely stands out. According to the author’s notes, Mack will have his own book in the near future and I am looking forward to hearing his own story. I really enjoyed reading this book it gives you all the feels and warms your heart.

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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SINFUL GAMES by Shelly Alexander is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing Shelly Alexander’s next sizzling STANDALONE in the Checkmate Inc. Series, SINFUL GAMES

“She made the first move, so I’m all in and ready to play.” —Oscar (Oz) Strong

Sometimes life gets f&%#ed up. Is it my fault?

Usually.

I might be a literal genius in biochemistry. I might have made the right choice when I let two of my college chess team buddies talk me into putting my brain and my multiple degrees to work in an unexpected way that has made us ridiculously wealthy. I may be the founding partner who developed our full line of wildly successful, supercharged, pheromone colognes. I might have even been damned smart, coming up with the idea to take our multimillion-dollar company public.

But that doesn’t mean I make the most intelligent decisions when it comes to my personal life.

For instance, I let my parents push me into marriage right after I finished at Columbia. I should’ve reminded dear old Mom and Dad that their geekster, brainiac son has spent a lot of time at the gym packing on muscle and has learned how to treat a lady, both in and out of bed…so I’m smart enough to pick my own woman.

But naw.

I married a girl because my parents liked her family’s name. A girl who didn’t love me but instead loved my trust fund.

Now that I think about it, smart people really can be obtuse to the point of idiocy. Which is why falling for my new assistant is not only my biggest f&%# up, but it’s also a mistake that could put both of my business partners and our company’s future at risk.

It’s stupid, I know. But then she goes and makes the first move, and fierce competitor that I am, I can’t help but rise to the challenge.

I’m all in and ready to play by her rules. I just don’t realize until it’s too late that the only rule to the game she wants to play is seductive, steamy, sexy…and so positively sinful.

ABOUT THE CHECKMATE INC. SERIES:

Some guys are late bloomers, but once they hit their stride, they make up for lost time.

And the bonus? The founding partners of Checkmate Inc. didn’t become successful and smokin’ hot by accident. They were smart enough to surround themselves with guys who helped them transform into the men they are today. So get ready for more stories about the hotties who are connected to Checkmate Inc.

A fun, flirty, and dirty contemporary series in which the sizzling hot players associated with Checkmate Inc. meet their matches.

If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you! If you prefer your romances sweeter with a touch of steam, try Shelly Alexander’s RED RIVER Series OR her ANGEL FIRE FALLS Series.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is the fourth book of the series Checkmate Inc. I haven’t read the previous books but there were enough details from other characters that I can honestly say you can read this as a standalone. This is a contemporary love story featuring a super smart geek who made his millions at an early age and made some mistakes.

Oz is one of three geeky friends who created Checkmate Inc. He comes from a rich family but some bad decisions instigated by his parents made him step away from them. Fast forward a few years later, he along with his friends catapulted their company into a multi-million dollar business. Oz is still scarred from a disastrous first marriage and has steered clear of any relationships. His world is about to be rocked when he meets his new assistant, Kendall.

Kendall aka Pink is in need of a good paying job to support her sister and niece. When she meets Oz for the first time, sparks fly but she is caught in a dilemma. He is her new boss and they shouldn’t be messing around in the office or in the lab but how can they resist this combustible chemistry they feel for each other? And there are some family members that will definitely not approve of this liaison.

Written in Oz’s point of view, the author gave a very entertaining narrative: a light-hearted storyline with more than a few panty-melting scenes and a lot of dirty, witty banter between the characters. Oz’s friends and their partners are heavily involved in this book and you get to see the amazing dynamics of these people. And then there’s Pink, I love that the author created a feisty female heroine who can give as good as she gets. There were some dramatic scenes in the story but it wasn’t drawn out to provide angst and I was happy enough to read this as it was meant to be, a sexy love story sans drama. When you have a dirty talking, smart and sexy hero paired with a sassy and feisty heroine, you have the right ingredients for a perfect book on a lazy weekend. I better check out the earlier books in this series because getting a glimpse of Leo and Ethan in here made me want to read their stories too.

 

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Shelly Alexander’s first published novel was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. She is an Amazon #1 bestselling author in numerous categories, including contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, and romantic comedy. Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in business for twenty-five years. With four older brothers and three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels…and has been hooked ever since. Now, Shelly spends her days writing novels that are sometimes sweet, sometimes sizzling, and always sassy. She lives in the beautiful Southwest with her husband and toy poodle named Mozart. Visit her at  www.shellyalexander.net

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