REVIEW ~ COACH by Jacob Chance is now available

Now available, Jacob Chance’s all-new

sports romance, COACH

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“Are you looking for the cheerleading tryouts, sweetheart?”

Zeke Kingston is the arrogant, tattooed, and sinful coach of Boston University’s women’s football team. And I’m their new quarterback.

From the moment the dark and broody hunk mistook me for a cheerleader we’ve clashed. His smirking lips make my blood boil and his god-like muscles turn my knees weak.

Everything about us is off limits, but lines are blurring and temptations have become too hard to resist.

Being together breaks all the rules, but what happens when the rules no longer matter?

This is a standalone with crossover characters from PENALTY and DRIVE.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Zeke Kingston is the newly appointed coach for the Boston Terriers women’s football team. He is a hot alpha who is sinful and broody. The first words he ever speaks to Amelia has her back up straight away with the arrogance he portrays. His full-time job is a financial advisor. Zeke is a very busy guy indeed.

Amelia is the new quarterback for the Boston Terriers. Already Zeke has rubbed her up the wrong way, but there’s something about him that on the one hand has her seething; on the other, just one look from him makes her frustratingly weak at the knees. As her coach, he is off limits although the temptation is all too hard to resist. Amelia just wants to focus on her scholarship with no distractions.

It’s like a cat and mouse kind of situation with Zeke and Amelia with the strong attraction. However, the forbidden element of this couple somehow seems hopeless, making one think there can’t be anymore. Zeke tries his hardest to stick being the professional coach, keeping his pent-up attraction to Amelia to himself.

Feisty Amelia wants to play football and get through college, but seeing Zeke every day just sends her into a spin. The struggle is real between the two. The characters make an appearance from the previous BT books and it was a real pleasure to have them supporting the story. We also got a couple of new characters in the mix.

Coach is the third installment of the Boston Terriers series but can be read as a standalone. To get the full effect, I would advise reading all three if you’re a fan of sports romances. Zeke and Amelia’s story has everything from banter, passion, and romance. I was hooked on the story from the prologue to the end. I was convinced that it was a forbidden love but was absolutely flawed by the surprise twist during this rollercoaster of a story because let’s face it, two passionate people forbidden from each other is always a page-turner. I could never have predicted the spin on things.

The author has a fluidity to his writing that grabs you from the off start. The descriptiveness and cleverly planned out plot had me captivated and spellbound by the intensity. Mr chance seems to be able to turn his hand at sports or suspense and I follow with great interest as to what will be created next. What I love about his penmanship is the unpredictability. You never know what you are going to get but I promise it is always thrilling regardless of the genre. Five stars is a mild rating in comparison to the wonderful enthralling story of Zeke and Amelia.

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Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

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COVER REVEAL ~ BLOCK SHOT by Kennedy Ryan

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Block Shot, a standalone enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance from Kennedy Ryan is coming September 10th!

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Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 10th, 2018

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Nikki Ormerod

Model: Arsenii Savitckii

JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,

gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want,

but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.

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She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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BRING DOWN THE STARS by Emma Scott is LIVE!

 

I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.

I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away.

But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become. When they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never unravel my own heart that sometimes feels as if it will tear straight down the middle…for both of them.

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Bring Down the Stars is an emotional, angst-filled novel of unrequited love by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) It is Book I in the Beautiful Hearts Duet, coming this summer. Book II, Long Live the Beautiful Hearts, to be released a few weeks later. #lovetriangle #confusedhearts #notamenage

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My first thoughts after turning the last page; what  a simply magnificent read. My dilemma. How on earth was I going to write a review worthy of such a heart wrenching and beautiful book? I do hope I am able to give it the justice deserved, resonated in my head. Even though I haven’t read all of this author’s works, the ones I had were more than enjoyable. But Bring Down The Stars; ooh my, what an emotional roller-coaster ride in the first instalment of the Beautiful Hearts Duet! I really have strong feelings about this love story. Scott’s delved deeply into her soul to develop a relationship between her two male characters who are like chalk and cheese. But their friendship works so damn well together, they literally took my breath away. Now then, I’m a sucker for a good cry, so if you’re like me and prone to getting teary-eyed, I’d recommend not one man-sized hanky but three!

The prologue. It instantly grabbed my attention because what Weston Turner experienced was the cause of so much anguish and distress. It is the force behind his attitude, the root of his bitterness. Also, being at an age of awareness showed me that the result of this happening was sufficient motivation for him to want to move on. And although at times this was a matter of personal consternation, he tried hard to make things better, if only for his family’s sake. Thinking he was in control of his emotions is quite a different story altogether; nonetheless, a new beginning presented itself; an unknown journey overflowing with heartache and happiness.

Wes and Connor Drake met under not such brilliant circumstances but would learn to love each other like brothers, for what they are, faults and all…the whole shebang. This made me think of my son; the steadfast friends he has cherished over the years, their tolerance and forgiveness, how my heart sings when I listen to their banter, observe their jovial man hugs. Wes and Connor have exactly that except in their case, it’s far from plain sailing.

Connor is a good-looking happy-go-lucky kinda guy, doesn’t have a malicious bone in his body, but came across to me as a tad self-centered where the opposite sex is concerned. I mean, even when you’re out to prove yourself, nobody’s perfect, eh? Whether you think he unwillingly complicates Wes’s life or not is for you to judge, I personally couldn’t lay all the blame on him. What I will say is I would have gladly jumped into my Kindle and knocked their heads together!

Wes is as drop-dead gorgeous and ripped as he is stubborn. To the point of being rude, he has little time or patience for conversation or socializing. Apart from being intelligent and having a hidden talent, he has an unbeatable track record in running, which wasn’t a surprise seeing that the reasons for him competing in this sport is made clear early on in the story. A book nerd too, his most important gift I’m not going to say a word about. Ladies, you will swoon, want to pull your hair out, scream at the top of your voice…this guy’s gonna put you through the wringer and you won’t come out unscathed. Just a warning!

Autumn. What a lovely name for an even lovelier gal. In fact, her unassuming beauty draws everyone’s attention, the lads included. Whilst a romantic at heart, she has grounds for not wanting to get involved or time for distractions. Nothing is that simple, lines become blurred and here folks is where I’m going to stop because I have absolutely no wish to let on.

If I had to give one of them center stage, it would be Wes. I didn’t read the blurb until after finishing Bring Down The Stars and beg you to do the same. Now I’ve said that I can’t tell you why I feel this way. Just trust me on this please, ladies. Connor was as important to me as was Wes and Autumn. The latter two narrate from a dual point of view; however, plenty of dialogue and thoughts abound, so I had no trouble bonding with Connor. They all have a unique story that needs to be heard, understood and more importantly, a love which will break even the hardest reader’s heart.

What can I say to you Emma that I’m sure many readers have said already? Your writing is exquisite, your storyline original, moving and flows like a dream. The book’s structure is different, not in the least bit confusing and never once did I encounter mundane details. The cliffy…goodness me, there are no less than two of them! Read the sneak peek right at the very end of the book, it’ll floor you! Hmm…my reaction was a choice of expletives which I’d rather not repeat and the cause of inconsolable sorrow. I can’t wait to get my hands on Long Live The Beautiful Hearts and from the bottom of my mine, I pray there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Five Beautiful Stars ~ Bravo Scott!

EXCERPT

Later that night, Connor lay sprawled on the couch with SportsCenter blaring, scrolling his phone. I sat at the kitchen table, tapping my pen against an empty page in my notebook and contemplating running as my Object of Devotion. I couldn’t muster the blood and guts to put it to paper. I liked running. It served a purpose, but did I want to make it my life?

“Oh shit,” Connor cried from behind me.

“What is it?”

“I accidentally texted her.”

“Who?” I said, knowing damn well who.

“Autumn. I was fucking messing around and I hit that stupid predictive text thing, then panicked and hit send.”

“So what?”

“I don’t text or call a girl until at least three days have passed.”

I set down my pen and turned around. “Are you serious?”

“Of course I’m serious. It looks desperate to text her the same day.”

I hid a smile. “What did you text?”

“Just ‘yes’.” His eyes widened. “Shit. She’s texting me back.”

Connor jumped up from the couch and came to where I sat, standing next to my chair as we both watched his phone.

Yes…? J

Connor typed, Hey.

I smirked. “Really?”

“Yeah, so?”

A pause, then a new text bubbled up. What’s up?

“Now she’s annoyed,” I said. “Or impatient.”

Connor looked to me. “What do I say?”

“Why are you asking me?”

“You’re good at this shit. How many papers did you write for me at Sinclair?”

“This is not the same thing.”

“Ballpark.” Connor made a face. “Dude, she’s waiting.”

I frowned, thought for a moment. “Tell her the truth.”

“Hell no—”

“Tell her the truth but make it better. Tell her you were messing with your phone while thinking about her. Tell her that you wanted to talk to her so badly, your subconscious made it happen.”

“Oh, that’s good.”

Connor’s fingers flew, and then he hit send.

There was a pause and no answer.

Connor frowned. “What’s this mean?”

“It’s good. I mean she’s thinking about what you said.”

The rolling dots of Autumn’s reply came in.

The old ‘accidental text’ move? I feel like I’ve seen that before…;-)

“She’s not letting you off the hook so easily,” I said, smiling despite myself. “Don’t deny. Tell her she’s one hundred percent right. You’ll make any excuse to talk to her.”

“That’s perfect, man.”

Connor typed and hit send.

I like your honesty, came the reply.

“Hey, it’s working.” Connor beamed. “Now what?”

It was working, and I didn’t like what it was.

“I don’t know, man,” I said, waving a hand. “Type something. Whatever you’re thinking.”

“I want her to go out with me.”

“Then ask.”

With a horrible fascination, I watched Connor type, So, dinner?

“Jesus, dude,” I said.

“What? That’s exactly what you told me to do.”

“Not like that,” I said. “I told you she needs romance.”

I don’t know, she wrote. I have so much work to do already.

“Fuck,” Connor said. He nudged me with his phone. “Wes, man, you do it.”

I blinked. “Do what now?”

“Ask her out for me. The right way.”

I stared.

“Look, this girl is special. I’m not too proud to admit I need back-up getting things rolling with her.” He grinned that winning smile. “C’mon. Just this once.”

“But…”

Connor shoved his phone into my hand. “Come on, man. Do what you do. Write something witty and poetic. Something that’ll impress her enough to get me another text. Another…anything.” He clapped me on the shoulder. “Write something that knocks her on her ass and gets me in the door. That’s all I ask.”

I looked at Connor’s phone in my hand and Autumn Caldwell’s text, waiting for an answer. I felt my best friend’s expectations literally breathing down my neck as he leaned over me.

Ignoring the small ache in my heart, I thought about what I would’ve said to Autumn had it been my phone in my hand, and began to type.

 


Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels.

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REVIEW ~ RICHER THAN SIN by Meghan March

 

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.

A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.

Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.

I didn’t know or care what her name was.

Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.

She hates me, and she should.

I objected on her wedding day.

Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger.

They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable.

I’ll never be done with her.

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Richer Than Sin was still sitting on my Kindle three days after release unread. And believe you me, for this diehard fan of March’s, the temptation to pick the first book in the Sin Series was excruciatingly hard, but sometimes life gets in the way, doesn’t it? When one of my book buddies wished me good luck with the cliffy, her comment built up my anticipation up even more. Lol, she knows who she is and had no shame goading me! I dived in with an open mind, something all of us bibliophiles do and just plain wow! There’s no beating around the bush with this author’s modus operandi! The beginning of the book was like being thrown in at the deep end and my biggest mistake was starting it a daft o’clock. Did I get any shut-eye? No! One tease after the other presented itself, each page so titillatingly engaging, it was like a race to get to the end. Was the sleep deficit worth it? Absolutely!

Now, if you’re familiar with my reviews, you’ll know they’re never short. But this time I’d rather get to the point and not enter into too much detail regarding her two protagonists’ story. Let’s see if this is possible because I do tend to get carried away with myself when I’m enthusiastic about a read! March never fails. In awe of her writing, every new publication gets better and better, her plot and character development, stronger and stronger. Don’t doubt her mastery penmanship for one single minute. In this book, she’ll awake your every emotion, give you all the feels only to put you through the wringer, leaving you breathless or worse, wanting to give your Kindle a good bashing!

Lincoln Riscoff and Whitney Gable’s devastating journey begins as youngish adults. What I really, really liked was the structural writing technique. Even though their story flips back and forth in time, the past lays down the foundation for what could or could not happen, is evenly paced, and is ridiculously gripping. One thing is for sure, these guys detonate explosive steaminess. However, dramatic heart-wrenching scenarios abound, making me feel as if what they’d got would never have a chance to grow.

A family feud goes back many generations. And it’s sad that they had to suffer the repercussions of their elders’ actions. A real individual and a half, Lincoln’s grandfather pulls the strings, constantly reminds his grandson of the rules and is a totally unlikable character. This man drove me up the wall as did Lincoln’s brother. Hmm… a nasty piece of work, there’s no love lost between the two of them, either.

From the wrong side of the track, Whitney is easy to fall for. She’d made a bad decision, eats humble pie and goes back to her roots, well-knowing the person she doesn’t want to lay eyes on could be there. She has every reason to be wary but after a gap too long, needs to connect with family members who cherish her, who she loves. I had moments of profound sadness when reading her thoughts, how she felt about herself and how the entire catch 22 situation she was in affected her. Despite wanting a semblance of normalcy in her life, I felt that whichever way she turned the cards were stacked against her.

Right, ladies! Prepare yourselves for Lincoln. Don’t you always find a well-dressed man more attractive? Well, since you’ve all probably battered your eyelashes at the guy on the cover, coming to the conclusion that he doesn’t need a suit is indeed, a certainty. He’s always known what he wants. Trouble is, neither his wealth nor a steadfast determination is on his side. The twists went beyond my expectations, the turns left me floored and it’s not over!

I can’t recommend one-clicking enough. March has woven a nail-biting affaire de cœur, a romance which might or might not see the light of day. She’s given her readers the rough with the smooth, smiles and tears entwined with trust issues in an exceedingly well-thought-out-story. By the way, Whitney’s cousin sold me! A saga which has much more than even the best dramatic TV series, I am so looking forward to the 18th of September, the release of Guilty As Sin. Bravo March!

 

GUILTY AS SIN coming 18th September

That’s the way the world works, right?

I’m tired of being convicted without evidence, all because my last name is Gable.

The Riscoffs might own this town, but I’m done following their rules.

If only I could forget just how easily Lincoln Riscoff can drag me under his spell.

 

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REVELING IN SIN coming 23rd October

Whitney Gable is the kind of woman you fight to the death to protect.

To keep.

To cherish.

I’ve finally learned my lesson, and it’s time to prove I’m the man who’s worthy of her.

I don’t care what it takes, because failure is not an option.

No matter who or what stands in our way—this time, she’ll be mine forever

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COVER REVEAL ~ DEAR JANE by Kendall Ryan

WE ARE THRILLED TO BRING YOU THE COVER FOR DEAR JANE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KENDALL RYAN RELEASING OCTOBER 15TH!

 

I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

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He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

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REVIEW ~ A DATE FOR HANNAH by Callie Henry is now available!

#KFF are thrilled to share Katy Regnery writing as Callie Henry’s all-new YA Romance, A DATE FOR HANNAH
The first instalment in Love is for Everyone series.

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Early reviewers are LOVING A Date for Hannah!

“A beautiful story that’s universally relatable as well as irresistible.”
“A Date for Hannah is the sweetest, most unique and bravest thing I’ve ever read.”
“Don’t hesitate to read this sweet story, you will love it too!!”

 


Fans of Hallmark movies and sweet stories of first love will adore Callie Henry’s new series!
High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam’s charm wins her over, until they’re falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.
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All stories in the LIFE (Love is for Everyone) series portray true-to-life, teen-aged characters, with real personalities and common issues, who experience the lightning bolt of first love in their own, individual ways!

 

Emma-Louise’s 4 Review on behalf of KFF

Okay, so I’ll be honest with you; I don’t normally read YA books. Usually they just don’t keep me interested. A Date for Hannah though caught me totally by surprise. The issues raised in this book are relatable to anyone, not just teenagers. Perception of body image and feelings of inferiority can be relevant to anyone from any walk of life or from any age range.

The author of this book is known to me by another name (Katy Regnery) anyone who has ever read a book by this fabulously humble author will know she can run with any idea or scenario and turn it into a crazed page turner of a read.

I couldn’t help but identify with Hannah. At her age I was exactly the same as she is. Awkward, body-conscious, and not at all good with dealing with compliments from boys. Family is important to her and she’ll do anything for them, and vice versa. This leads me to the wrong thing done for the right reasons and of course, this has implications for our young lovers.

Liam was the perfect person for Hannah, right from the beginning they hit it off so sweetly. Like a lot of people, he’d made mistakes in his past, mistakes he’d to live with day in and day out. One can only realise who they really are when they see themselves straight on through a mirror, or even through someone else’s eyes.

People who interfere do so more often and not out of love. So many times, interfering irrevocably damaged something far more than anyone realises. Does interference destroy Liam and Hannah before they even have a chance? Will Hannah stop crying herself down and see herself for what she really is?

The love in this book was sweet and delicate. First love is very often the only love we remember 50 years on.

‘And as she pulled his head down to hers for a kiss, Liam Callahan realised that while he was originally cast as a date for Hannah, he’d somehow ended up in the part he wanted most of all.’

A short read at no more than 120 or so pages, it can definitely be read in one sitting. So many people forget their first love once their lives move passed their teenage years. This book reminds us how sweet, innocent and exciting that first time can be. Firsts are for celebrating and this author has penned another gloriously enjoyable book. Well done and congratulations.


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“Hey, you know what? You didn’t let me finish my pitch before, when I asked you to go on a date with me.”
She sighed, her eyes losing a little brightness and her smile dimming as she turned away to look at the reception guests on the dance floor. He tilted his head to see her better, and though he didn’t know her well enough to read her expression with accuracy, he saw wariness as her eyebrows knitted together. But when she sucked her lower lip into her mouth, he perceived a little bit of longing too, which made him press his advantage.
“Didn’t you wonder how I knew all that Shakespeare stuff?” he asked.
“Yes, actually,” she said, looking surprised by his question. “Come to think of it, I did wonder, but then you distracted me.”
He grinned. “Good distraction, right?”
She rolled her eyes, but her lips tilted up a little, which made him happy. “You were saying?”
“The OSF is twenty minutes from my house. I worked there taking tickets over spring break last year. So, if you’d like to go with me sometime—as a date—I might even be able to take you backstage. I’m sure Julia would give us a tour of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre.”
“Julia?” said Hannah, raising an eyebrow.
He saw it in her eyes, the way she was mentally backing away from him at the mere mention of another woman. Is that how she saw all men?
As players? As someone who’d hurt her and cheat on her if she let her guard down? He couldn’t help the way his feelings for her surged as he watched her—how much he wanted to be the person to prove to her that she could give her heart to someone who would keep it safe.
Julia is my Mom’s friend who works in group sales, is married, and has two kids.” He pulled Hannah’s hand behind his back, holding it hostage and drawing her closer until her chest pressed against his.
“And to be clear? I wouldn’t ask you out if I was seeing someone else. I don’t do that. I’m not with anyone right now, Hannah … except you.”
She flinched, and her face went utterly blank, except for her eyes, which looked worried and uncomfortable.
“You’re not with me,” she said softly, loosening her hand from his grasp and stepping away from him.
“I didn’t mean—”
“I have to use the ladies’ room. I’ll find you in a little bit, okay?
She turned and started walking away, while he babbled incoherently at her back:
“Wait. Hannah! No. I didn’t…I just—I just meant…Crap!”
He stopped talking when she was out of sight.
Dang it, Liam! Why do you have to be so freaking intense?
Probably because it bothered him that she kept trying to friend-zone him when he didn’t feel friendly toward her and pretty much hadn’t from the moment he’d laid eyes on her.
There were some girls he met—especially the shallow, self-absorbed ones—who turned him off the moment he met them. Most of the popular girls at his high school thought he was trouble, and even after he’d straightened himself out, they didn’t give him a chance. Not really. They’d fool around with him at a party—there was never a shortage of popular girls who wanted to make out with a bad boy—but on Monday morning, they’d act like they were too drunk to remember kissing him. And it sort of sucked, because Liam Callahan was one of those guys who quietly longed for a girlfriend, even though his reputation had pegged him inaccurately as a player.
He wanted to date someone. He wanted to leave a party with her on Saturday night, and hold her hand when he walked into school on Monday morning. He wanted to be the first person she texted when she was happy or upset about something. He wanted to invite her over for dinner with his mom. He wanted to introduce her to his friends:
You guys, this is my girlfriend.
He’d imagined saying those words about a thousand times, but he’d never had the chance to say them, and it bothered him. A lot.
But tonight? Meeting Hannah? Somehow it felt like maybe what he wanted was actually, finally, possible.
When Hannah looked up at him with those huge, vulnerable, dark brown eyes, he felt hopeful.
“Damn it,” he growled softly, frustrated that he’d pushed her too hard.
Maybe he was being pushy, but he liked her, and for all he knew, she was driving back up to Brookings in the morning. He wanted her to say yes to a date—his heart needed to know that he’d see her again.

 

About the Author:

Callie Henry is the YA pen name of New York  Times bestselling contemporary romance author, Katy Regnery

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

COVER REVEAL ~ MORE OF YOU by A.L. Jackson is coming 10th September!

More of You

The first stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s new Confessions of the Heart series…

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Title: MORE OF YOU

Series: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel

Release Date: 10th September, 2018

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My daddy warned me never to fall for a boy like Jace Jacobs . . .
The second I saw him walk through the door, I knew he was trouble.
A gorgeous rebel with a bad attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder.
My heart warned me. I didn’t listen. I saw something protective and good beneath the fierce, tough exterior.
I fell hard and fast.
He promised we’d be together forever, and then left me with a broken heart.
Now, ten years later, Jace Jacobs is standing at my door.
Sexier than he’s ever been.
Provocative and commanding.
Successful and powerful.
The man I always knew he would become.
But I promised myself I’d never lose my heart to him again.
Even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. One glance of his intense eyes, and I become weak. One brush of his hand, and he brings me to my knees.
Little do I know, Jace holds the key to everything I’ve lost and everything that threatens my future.
Now he will either save me, or he will break me all over again . . .
More of You – a Confessions of the Heart second-chance, stand-alone romance

 

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 A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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