DARE: A ROCK STAR HERO by S.L. Scott is LIVE!

We’re a Hurricane in the Making.

Today we are thrilled to be sharing S.L. Scott’s brand new romance,
DARE: A ROCK STAR HERO.

 

Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.Cocky.
Devilish good looks.
A voice that commands attention.

A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.

Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.

Whip-smart.
Drop dead gorgeous.
Too good for any guy from the east side.

Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.

I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.

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New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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BLOG TOUR ~ MOTI ON THE WATER by Leylah Attar

A Greek family. An Indian family. A summer wedding on the Aegean coast…

Today we are delighted to be on tour with MOTI ON THE WATER,
a magnificent summer read from New York Times bestselling author
Leylah Attar and we don’t have one, but THREE 5-star reviews to share with you!

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Meet Moti Ferreira—spectacularly jinxed from the day she’s born.

Saddled with an eccentric mother, she stumbles upon the one man who holds the key to her freedom—the best man at her cousin’s upcoming wedding.

All Moti has to do is overcome her fear of water, board a yacht to the Greek Isles, seduce the dreamy Nikos Manolas, and survive two weeks at sea with her oddball family.

The only obstacle Moti doesn’t see coming is Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef and star witness to her awkward mishaps. He transforms onions into chocolate and aroma into nostalgia. Day by day, his alchemy works its magic on Moti. But she’s not the only one falling under his spell. Everyone has a secret, growing round and ripe at Chef Alex’s table. When the masks fall off, they spill out one by one, and everything blows up in their faces.

Now Moti’s truth is exposed, and worse, she’s hooked on more than Alex’s midnight snacks. But this time, screwing up could be the best thing she’s ever done…

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© 2019 Leylah Attar
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It was as if the Greek gods had orchestrated a cosmic game, put me in the center of it, and placed bets on what I would do.

This is who you’re supposed to be with,said Zeus and Hera, holding up a marble bust of Nikos. These two head honchos of Greek mythology threw their son off the top of Mount Olympus because they didn’t like the way he looked. You didn’t want to incur their wrath.

Aphrodite, Goddess of love, clapped her hands.Ah, but what you really wantto do right now is kiss Alex, don’t you? You really have to watch this gal pal. It was her husband who’d been thrown off Mount Olympus, so if it’s happily-ever-after that you’re gunning for, proceed with caution.

Always listen to your mother, Hestia piped in. She was the goddess of family and domesticity. She deserved a lot of kudos. Not many of the gods practiced what they preached, but Hestia stuck to her guns, and probably listened to her mother. Hence, she remained a virgin.

Dionysus, the Greek deity of wine and ecstasy, raised his glass. Pffft. Eat, kiss, and be merry! Pirates once seized him, thinking he was too incapacitated to fight back. Dionysus filled their ship with vines and turned them into dolphins. Moral of the story? Don’t mess with a Greek god even when he’s drunk. Also, he gave the kind of advice you could really get on board with.

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Moti Ferreira is a 24-year-old born to Indian parents. She lives with her overbearing mother Dolly, and the poor lass was doomed from the day she was born. She thinks she’s found the key to freedom when she meets the best man of her cousin’s soon to be husband. Moti is to board a yacht around the Greek Isles but she must conquer her fear of swimming as well as seduce Nikos and cope with her eccentric family for a whole two weeks. No easy task as you read on and discover how crazy her family actually are. However, she never visions a complication in the form of Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef who witnesses a lot of Moti mishaps. Moti starts to fall under his spell-like cooking superpowers, and then secrets abound around all of the guests on the yacht.

Two cultures brought together in this hilarious romantic comedy. I particularly loved the journey they embarked on around the Greek islands. Having just come back from Crete myself, I understood “yamas” and what the drink ouzo was. Also, how hospitable the Greeks are with their generosity. This book had me laughing-out-loud and the visions the funny scenes conjured up had me smiling all the way through. It has swoon-worthy moments with the delicious Alex, and a scene with Naani made me erupt into a full belly laugh. I couldn’t stop thinking about poor Moti though. The disasters which followed her, and how Alex showed her a whole new world instead of the clouded vision Moti’s mum had shrouded her in.

‘I wasn’t afraid of dying. I was afraid of dying without living.’ 

The character development is amazing, each one of them bringing something special to the story. Let’s not forget that this is about Moti and told predominantly from her point of view. There are twists and turns which left me open-mouthed when I discovered all the hidden secrets. It’s such a refreshing and well-written book. I was sucked straight into a yacht where I meet the crew members and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone aboard. A fantastic holiday read I highly recommend, it has everything from comedy, lightheartedness to romance. And a bit of a message one should take note of is how we live our lives. We don’t always get what we want when we try to keep others happy. This is the first time I’ve read Ms Attar’s work and was pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved her penmanship. Very well-deserved 5-stars and I would have given more if I could have.

“Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it. And when you do, you want to pause and relish it forever.”

 

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This latest offering by Leylah is quite different from her usual style but is also the most entertaining and hilarious read I have had for a long time.

Moti Ferreira at twenty-four is still single and has not met her soul mate yet. She was raised to believe that that man has three thumbs and has to marry him or else something bad will happen. Moti’s mother is a control freak drama queen and all she does is try to remind Moti of her duty to marry the right man. When Moti becomes the maid of honour at her cousin Isabelle’s wedding and finds out that the best man Nikos looks like her perfect match along comes Alex the chef who creates the most delectable mouth-watering dishes she ever tasted and he is as tasty as his creations too. What’s not to like eh but what about Nikos who is supposed to be the one written in the stars for Moti?

“Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it. And when you do, you want to pause it and relish it forever.” 

Written in Moti’s point of view, this colourful tapestry of Greek and Indian cultures combined make this book the perfect summer holiday read. Light-hearted with flirty funny banters, mishaps galore and characters that will make you laugh and cry, Alex and Moti’s story is a breath of fresh air from the dark and dramatic books I have read lately. This very well written book not only successfully combines the drama in family relationships but also gives you a deeper insight into Greek and Indian culture. Although this is meant to be light-hearted there are some moments between mother and daughter, sister and sister, husband and wife, cousin and cousin dialogues that touched me deeply. I couldn’t have asked for a more well-balanced storyline that not only entertains but is also informative, a story that makes you giggle and cry happy tears. I highly recommend this book!

 

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Minutes into Moti on the Water and I was laughing so much I could hardly breathe! And there’s no let-up. It’s a constant, making this welcome offering a book you truly need to read. Attar has proved to be an extremely versatile writer. Painfully funny one-liners, snappy comebacks and her shedding insight into Indian culture with flair, I found beyond refreshing. There’s no doubt her straying away from suspenseful romantic fiction has worked to a tee but that being said, she still kept this reader guessing what calamities were around the corner and what would be the outcome of them.

Every unimaginable scenario happens when a Greek family get together with Moti’s folk, becoming a challenge for this adorable lass in more ways than one! Throw a luxurious cruise into the mix set in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, and what you’ve got is a story that’s impossible to put down. This read spoilt me to bits. Having travelled to the islands where they went brought back many happy memories. And the mealtimes. Goodness me, I laughed until I cried. The fish heads, eyes and tails…deary me, I live on a Mediterranean island, so seeing dishes like Moti had in front of her isn’t new for me. But to her horror, they were there staring her in the face!

‘You can serve it, Chef Alexandros, but I don’t have to eat it.’ 

I can only describe Moti as a beautiful walking disaster. If it’s going to happen to someone, it’s her on the receiving end all-the-damn-time! Her lack of confidence doesn’t stop her though. Totally blaming her mum, Dolly who she’s taking care of for putting her down, I’d have loved to tell this whimsical woman to take a good look at her amazing daughter’s qualities. On the other hand, Naani, Moti’s grandmother, is lovely. You’ll see why I thought she had no idea what was going on around her but don’t be fooled, her cognitive skills are sharper than mine and that’s saying something!

“Your turn will come too. And when it does, don’t listen to anything but your heart.” 

Moti had already met Nikos, her cousin’s future husband’s best man at a pre-wedding do and over the moon that he’s onboard. Now here’s a character and a half. Flirtatious, wealthy and rockin’ a hot bod to boot; more importantly, he’s fancy-free. Not surprisingly, he caught Moti’s attention straight away! Was this the only reason she was attracted to him? Ahh, just wait and see…I nearly choked with laughter when it was pointed out. This guy worried me and seeing as Moti has an innocence about her, I prayed she wasn’t going to be another notch on his bedpost.

“You and I are going to have a lot of fun on this trip,” 

Alex. Chef extraordinaire, the alchemist of everything food, the guy with the man bun is flippin’ gorgeous and about to titillate Moti’s taste buds with his cuisine. How else are his sauces…oops, I meant his sorcery of delights going to affect Moti, you may ask? Not telling but do get ready for mouthwatering recipes that’ll probably have you wiping dribble on your sleeves. Okay, so I fell hard for him. That blinkin’ eyebrow he kept lifting while observing Moti simply got the better of me. And, to top the lot, he’s a really delightful person even if he rubbed Moti up the wrong way most of the time.

‘It’s your fault, Alex. Your cooking is messing with our brains.’ 

Now then, there is nothing, I mean nothing like a good shocker or two to get you all worked up. Well, when you know what hits the fan, I was like, ‘what the freakin’ heck!’ Secrets were hidden so well that I’m still reeling from the effect of what would change the entire feel of the story.

‘I wanted to shield Moti from the entire world, to keep her safe and happy and carefree.’. 

Joseph uncle. Out of all Moti’s relations, I had a soft spot for him and don’t get me wrong because they’ve all got something special character-wise. I honestly felt sorry for the poor man but was so pleased to see him put his foot down when he did. Nonetheless, this is Moti’s story through and through. Yes, the families are entangled, and yes, I slept well after working out the meaning of their lives.

“The stars weren’t the same without you tonight.” 

Attar’s delivered a flawless first-person narrative in past tense and brilliantly developed personality traits for all the players’ perfect imperfections and by the way, the ship ahoy vocabulary is spot on.

‘No gangway or footbridge to board this baby. Never in my life had I played it so cool while simultaneously freaking out.’ 

This romance is so addictive it should come with a ‘hold onto your emotions’ warning. And get this! The sweet cherry topping I never expected and what made my day was when Alex stepped in and told it from his point of view towards the end. So, five stars it is, but this rating seems so mean when my enjoyment was a ten out of ten! From now on, I will never underestimate the powers of a starfish, the powers of forgiveness, or the powers of love. Bravo!

“…And my name is not Mo-te,” I said to the rest of them. “It’s Mo-thi.”.

 

Meet Leylah

Leylah Attar is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She is the recipient of the 2017 Indie Reader Discovery Award for fiction. Her books, which include Mists of The Serengeti, The Paper Swan, 53 Letters for My Lover (#1) and From His Lips (a 53 Letters novella #1.5), have been published in nine languages.

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COVER REVEAL ~ BOSS OF ME by Tia Louise

Today we are sharing the gorgeous cover for USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise’s all-new military romance stand-alone,
BOSS OF ME, releasing 17th September!

Cover Design by Lori Jackson Design
Photography by Wander Aguiar

 

They warned me not to take this job.

They said you were ruthless, impossible to please…

I said I was better than them.

I wouldn’t fall for your charm, your arrogance, or how sexy you fill out that suit.

I wouldn’t fall for your deep brown eyes or the way that muscle moves in your square jaw when you’re pissed.

I said I could resist you.

I was wrong…

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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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BOUND: Tangled Web #3 by Aleatha Romig is LIVE!

BOUND, the conclusion in Aleatha Romig’s all-new new dark and intriguing romance trilogy, TANGLED WEB, is now available on all platforms.

Are you ready to meet Aleatha’s MOST dangerous alpha yet?
Are you ready to be Aleatha’d? 

 

BOUND
Tangled Web #3

With danger lurking around every corner and my life turned upside down, I struggle with who to believe and who to trust.

Can my heart convince my mind that what was bound long ago is where I’ll find love, safety, and security?

Or are the memories simply an illusion?

BOUND, the conclusion to the TANGLED WEB trilogy that began with TWISTED and OBSESSED, is now available! 

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TWISTED
Tangled Web #1

The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.
While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give my life..
That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.
Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.
And then I saw her.
Laurel Carlson.
I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.
My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.
None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.
I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.
This time, will the price be too high?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.
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OBSESSED
Tangled Web #2

Everything changed the night our eyes met across the room. His green gaze upon me prickled my skin with uncustomary warmth while my peek beneath his cuff—of a riot of color on his wrist—sparked my insatiable curiosity. Tall and mysterious, Kader was a man whose secrets I longed to know. 

Little did I realize that the night we met was only the beginning—the beginning to the end of the existence I knew. 

What will happen as his assignment becomes our obsession?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web. 

OBSESSED is book two of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which began with TWISTED and will conclude with BOUND. 
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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MOTI ON THE WATER by Leylah Attar is LIVE!

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A Greek family. An Indian family. A summer wedding on the Aegean coast…

We are so excited! Moti on the Water, an all-new sensational summer must-read from New York Times bestselling author Leylah Attar is available now, and we have three 5-star reviews to share with you!

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Meet Moti Ferreira—spectacularly jinxed from the day she’s born.

Saddled with an eccentric mother, she stumbles upon the one man who holds the key to her freedom—the best man at her cousin’s upcoming wedding.

All Moti has to do is overcome her fear of water, board a yacht to the Greek Isles, seduce the dreamy Nikos Manolas, and survive two weeks at sea with her oddball family.

The only obstacle Moti doesn’t see coming is Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef and star witness to her awkward mishaps. He transforms onions into chocolate and aroma into nostalgia. Day by day, his alchemy works its magic on Moti. But she’s not the only one falling under his spell. Everyone has a secret, growing round and ripe at Chef Alex’s table. When the masks fall off, they spill out one by one, and everything blows up in their faces.

Now Moti’s truth is exposed, and worse, she’s hooked on more than Alex’s midnight snacks. But this time, screwing up could be the best thing she’s ever done…

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Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Moti Ferreira is a 24-year-old born to Indian parents. She lives with her overbearing mother Dolly, and the poor lass was doomed from the day she was born. She thinks she’s found the key to freedom when she meets the best man of her cousin’s soon to be husband. Moti is to board a yacht around the Greek Isles but she must conquer her fear of swimming as well as seduce Nikos and cope with her eccentric family for a whole two weeks. No easy task as you read on and discover how crazy her family actually are. However, she never visions a complication in the form of Alexandros Veronis, the onboard chef who witnesses a lot of Moti mishaps. Moti starts to fall under his spell-like cooking superpowers, and then secrets abound around all of the guests on the yacht.

Two cultures brought together in this hilarious romantic comedy. I particularly loved the journey they embarked on around the Greek islands. Having just come back from Crete myself, I understood “yamas” and what the drink ouzo was. Also, how hospitable the Greeks are with their generosity. This book had me laughing-out-loud and the visions the funny scenes conjured up had me smiling all the way through. It has swoon-worthy moments with the delicious Alex, and a scene with Naani made me erupt into a full belly laugh. I couldn’t stop thinking about poor Moti though. The disasters which followed her, and how Alex showed her a whole new world instead of the clouded vision Moti’s mum had shrouded her in.

‘I wasn’t afraid of dying. I was afraid of dying without living.’ 

The character development is amazing, each one of them bringing something special to the story. Let’s not forget that this is about Moti and told predominantly from her point of view. There are twists and turns which left me open-mouthed when I discovered all the hidden secrets. It’s such a refreshing and well-written book. I was sucked straight into a yacht where I meet the crew members and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone aboard. A fantastic holiday read I highly recommend, it has everything from comedy, lightheartedness to romance. And a bit of a message one should take note of is how we live our lives. We don’t always get what we want when we try to keep others happy. This is the first time I’ve read Ms Attar’s work and was pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved her penmanship. Very well-deserved 5-stars and I would have given more if I could have.

“Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it. And when you do, you want to pause and relish it forever.”

 

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This latest offering by Leylah is quite different from her usual style but is also the most entertaining and hilarious read I have had for a long time.

Moti Ferreira at twenty-four is still single and has not met her soul mate yet. She was raised to believe that that man has three thumbs and has to marry him or else something bad will happen. Moti’s mother is a control freak drama queen and all she does is try to remind Moti of her duty to marry the right man. When Moti becomes the maid of honour at her cousin Isabelle’s wedding and finds out that the best man Nikos looks like her perfect match along comes Alex the chef who creates the most delectable mouth-watering dishes she ever tasted and he is as tasty as his creations too. What’s not to like eh but what about Nikos who is supposed to be the one written in the stars for Moti?

“Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it. And when you do, you want to pause it and relish it forever.” 

Written in Moti’s point of view, this colourful tapestry of Greek and Indian cultures combined make this book the perfect summer holiday read. Light-hearted with flirty funny banters, mishaps galore and characters that will make you laugh and cry, Alex and Moti’s story is a breath of fresh air from the dark and dramatic books I have read lately. This very well written book not only successfully combines the drama in family relationships but also gives you a deeper insight into Greek and Indian culture. Although this is meant to be light-hearted there are some moments between mother and daughter, sister and sister, husband and wife, cousin and cousin dialogues that touched me deeply. I couldn’t have asked for a more well-balanced storyline that not only entertains but is also informative, a story that makes you giggle and cry happy tears. I highly recommend this book!

 

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Minutes into Moti on the Water and I was laughing so much I could hardly breathe! And there’s no let-up. It’s a constant, making this welcome offering a book you truly need to read. Attar has proved to be an extremely versatile writer. Painfully funny one-liners, snappy comebacks and her shedding insight into Indian culture with flair, I found beyond refreshing. There’s no doubt her straying away from suspenseful romantic fiction has worked to a tee but that being said, she still kept this reader guessing what calamities were around the corner and what would be the outcome of them.

Every unimaginable scenario happens when a Greek family get together with Moti’s folk, becoming a challenge for this adorable lass in more ways than one! Throw a luxurious cruise into the mix set in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, and what you’ve got is a story that’s impossible to put down. This read spoilt me to bits. Having travelled to the islands where they went brought back many happy memories. And the mealtimes. Goodness me, I laughed until I cried. The fish heads, eyes and tails…deary me, I live on a Mediterranean island, so seeing dishes like Moti had in front of her isn’t new for me. But to her horror, they were there staring her in the face!

‘You can serve it, Chef Alexandros, but I don’t have to eat it.’ 

I can only describe Moti as a beautiful walking disaster. If it’s going to happen to someone, it’s her on the receiving end all-the-damn-time! Her lack of confidence doesn’t stop her though. Totally blaming her mum, Dolly who she’s taking care of for putting her down, I’d have loved to tell this whimsical woman to take a good look at her amazing daughter’s qualities. On the other hand, Naani, Moti’s grandmother, is lovely. You’ll see why I thought she had no idea what was going on around her but don’t be fooled, her cognitive skills are sharper than mine and that’s saying something!

“Your turn will come too. And when it does, don’t listen to anything but your heart.” 

Moti had already met Nikos, her cousin’s future husband’s best man at a pre-wedding do and over the moon that he’s onboard. Now here’s a character and a half. Flirtatious, wealthy and rockin’ a hot bod to boot; more importantly, he’s fancy-free. Not surprisingly, he caught Moti’s attention straight away! Was this the only reason she was attracted to him? Ahh, just wait and see…I nearly choked with laughter when it was pointed out. This guy worried me and seeing as Moti has an innocence about her, I prayed she wasn’t going to be another notch on his bedpost.

“You and I are going to have a lot of fun on this trip,” 

Alex. Chef extraordinaire, the alchemist of everything food, the guy with the man bun is flippin’ gorgeous and about to titillate Moti’s taste buds with his cuisine. How else are his sauces…oops, I meant his sorcery of delights going to affect Moti, you may ask? Not telling but do get ready for mouthwatering recipes that’ll probably have you wiping dribble on your sleeves. Okay, so I fell hard for him. That blinkin’ eyebrow he kept lifting while observing Moti simply got the better of me. And, to top the lot, he’s a really delightful person even if he rubbed Moti up the wrong way most of the time.

‘It’s your fault, Alex. Your cooking is messing with our brains.’ 

Now then, there is nothing, I mean nothing like a good shocker or two to get you all worked up. Well, when you know what hits the fan, I was like, ‘what the freakin’ heck!’ Secrets were hidden so well that I’m still reeling from the effect of what would change the entire feel of the story.

‘I wanted to shield Moti from the entire world, to keep her safe and happy and carefree.’. 

Joseph uncle. Out of all Moti’s relations, I had a soft spot for him and don’t get me wrong because they’ve all got something special character-wise. I honestly felt sorry for the poor man but was so pleased to see him put his foot down when he did. Nonetheless, this is Moti’s story through and through. Yes, the families are entangled, and yes, I slept well after working out the meaning of their lives.

“The stars weren’t the same without you tonight.” 

Attar’s delivered a flawless first-person narrative in past tense and brilliantly developed personality traits for all the players’ perfect imperfections and by the way, the ship ahoy vocabulary is spot on.

‘No gangway or footbridge to board this baby. Never in my life had I played it so cool while simultaneously freaking out.’ 

This romance is so addictive it should come with a ‘hold onto your emotions’ warning. And get this! The sweet cherry topping I never expected and what made my day was when Alex stepped in and told it from his point of view towards the end. So, five stars it is, but this rating seems so mean when my enjoyment was a ten out of ten! From now on, I will never underestimate the powers of a starfish, the powers of forgiveness, or the powers of love. Bravo!

“…And my name is not Mo-te,” I said to the rest of them. “It’s Mo-thi.”.

 

Meet Leylah

Leylah Attar is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She is the recipient of the 2017 Indie Reader Discovery Award for fiction. Her books, which include Mists of The Serengeti, The Paper Swan, 53 Letters for My Lover (#1) and From His Lips (a 53 Letters novella #1.5), have been published in nine languages.

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One Week Countdown ~ CRUEL PRINCE by Ashley Jade

Only one week for the release of Ashley Jade’s all-new romance,
CRUEL PRINCE:
A High School Bully Romance (Royal Hearts Academy #1)

Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.
But five years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.
My first friend. First crush. First kiss.
The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.
And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.
Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.
Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

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MEET ASHLEY

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

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She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

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SNEAK PEEK ~ THE DAY HE CAME BACK by Penelope Ward

Today we are delighted to be sharing an excerpt from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward’s all-new contemporary romance,
THE DAY HE CAME BACK, releasing 19th August!

 

It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was.
Until it all ended—badly.

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

EXCERPT

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I looked down at her fitted white pants, covered in dirt marks. Even though she looked sexy as hell, I had to ask. “Why the hell does my mother insist on the staff wearing all white?””You’ll have to ask her, although I like to think of it as practice for my future nursing career.”“I guess that’s one way to look at it. It kind of freaks me out. It’s like you’re all part of some cult.” I chuckled.“I wonder what she’d do if I showed up in black. She’d shun me.” She snapped her fingers jokingly. “Oh wait…”Except I wasn’t laughing now. I felt horrible that she knew exactly how my mother felt about her.

“I’m sorry she’s such a bitch, Raven.”

“It’s not your fault.” She looked out at the ocean, then promptly changed the subject. “You must be excited to go to Connecticut in the fall.”

“At this very moment, thanks to you, I’m in absolutely no rush to leave this spot, let alone Palm Beach.”

She blushed. “You’re funny.”

“You’re f*cking beautiful.” That just came out. “I’m sorry if that was too forward. But it’s true,” I said.

“No.” Her cheeks turned pink. “Thank you.”

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

She pushed some hair behind her ear. “No.”

“I want to take you out.”

She looked down at her empty cup. “I don’t think so.”

Ouch. “Can I ask why?”

“It’s not that I’m not interested, but…you’re leaving in the fall, so I’m not sure it makes sense to start anything up. Then there’s the bigger issue of your mother. I just don’t think it’s a good idea.”

“I get it.” I nodded. “I understand.”

Holy sh*t. I wasn’t used to rejection. I couldn’t remember the last time a girl had said no to me. I swear to God, my dick just stiffened. What was it about the chase that was so damn arousing? I had to find another way…

“Can we hang out as friends, then?”

She grinned skeptically. “Friends?”

“There’s this improv club near where you live. I wanted to go check it out this weekend. Would you want to go with me?”

“Venturing to the other side of the bridge, eh?” she teased. “What would Mother think?”

“Will you come with me, wiseass?”

“Seriously, what if your mom finds out?”

“She won’t. She doesn’t really question where I go. I’ll just tell her I’m going to meet a friend. And thanks to your rejection, that won’t be a lie, right?”

Raven blinked for a while before she finally answered, “Okay. Yeah.”

My heart sped up. “Yeah?”

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a twenty-one time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. 

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