Nothing But a Dare is a second chance, enemies to lovers rom-com with a curvy, will punch you in the throat heroine, and a hero that will push every button she has for fun. Oh, and did I mention there’s a cat that wears turtleneck sweaters?
After what could possibly be the world’s worst morning, the last thing Abbie expected to see as she walked into her meeting was her childhood nemesis.
Hunter. Freaking. James.
The title of world’s worst morning now seemed like an understatement.
When Abbie walked into the conference room looking like a complete mess, and still killed her presentation, Hunter knew he’d made the right decision signing on with WCM Advertising. He was there for one reason, and one reason only. Abbie was going to be his, even if he had to dare her every step of the way.
** I was given the ARC in exchange for my Honest Review **
This is a sweet, childhood love that in a way makes no sense but, makes perfect sense all at the same time. Abbie is working her way up the ladder at an add agency when her very first true heart break walks in effectively derails her life. He had no intention of that, all Hunter wanted was to tell her that he had come to terms and loved her.
But old habits die hard and they fell into an old rhythm of teasing and dares. After an impromptu work trip that forced Abbie to face all her fears things change between the two of them and the truth comes to light.
I love books that have such a deep rooted love that goes far back between the leading people. But this one does have parts that are off putting. While the story itself is amazing, but how Abbies carries herself bothers me, no matter the feelings inside a professional woman would not launch herself across the room at someone and start wrestling with them. Her character bothered me in the sense that it feels like she never really did grow up.
That may be off putting for some readers but it was ok enough for me to set that aside and read the book and enjoy it all for what it is.
I do recommend this Book to others who love childhood romances, growing up and soft sweet ones.
book was like the best sort of dessert. I. Am. Addicted.” – #1NYT
bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
Fake Date, an all-new standalone
contemporary romance by New York Times
and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is LIVE!
Working at Bliss Lingerie,
Sarah Harrison deals with all sorts of—interesting
clientele. Yet no one sparks her interest more than Jared Gaines, the
ultra-rich, ultra-sexy businessman who frequents her shop, buying delicate
little “gifts” for the women in his life.
But one day, Jared sends her a gift from Bliss. Then another—and
another. So when Sarah walks into his office demanding to know why he can’t
stop sending her gifts, he makes her an offer she somehow can’t refuse: be his
fake girlfriend for the weekend while attending his brother’s engagement party.
Next thing Sarah knows, she’s
in San Francisco, pretending to be in love with Jared. Not that it’s a
hardship. Once you get the man away from the office, he’s much more relaxed.
Sweet. Funny. Even…thoughtful? Oh, and sexier than ever, of course.
Their pretend relationship
feels very real, very quickly. Soon Sarah’s in over her head. Could what she
and Jared share turn into something real? Or is it all actually…fake?
Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author
of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules
series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold
over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by
Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult
and contemporary romance.
is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen
acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A
self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out
with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she
will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they
finally get that hard won HEA.
Club life isn’t for everyone,
but for me—it was everything.
I was a man who’d always
demonstrated loyalty, pride, and grit. My brothers and those around me knew I
was someone they could trust, that I would always hold true to my word. They
knew I’d never waver or show signs of weakness when it came to my commitment to
the club, and as the new president of Satan’s Fury Memphis, I knew exactly what
I had to do.
Then, I met her … Samantha
Travers—a woman who consumed me and I knew there would never be another.
This is my story. My
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I loved how he made me feel
so wanted, so desired. We were both quickly getting carried away, forgetting
that we were out in broad daylight, until a car drove by only a few yards away.
While I found it doubtful that they could see anything, Gus pulled back from
our embrace and said, “It’s time to go.” “What?” I gasped. “I thought we had
all afternoon.” “We did.” He eased me off of him and quickly started to stand.
Once he was on his feet, he extended his hand to me and said, “But, then you
went and kissed me like that, and now, we have to go.” “We do?” As he pulled me
to my feet, he answered, “Yeah. We do.” “Why’s that?” I teased. “Cause I need
to bury myself inside my woman, and I have no intention of doing that out here
where God and anyone else can see.” He placed his hands on my hips and pulled
me close. “What you have going on is for my eyes only.” “Oh.” “Now, get that
sexy ass of yours on that bike,” he ordered with the sexiest smirk I’d ever
seen. I nodded, grabbed the blanket off the ground, and rushed over to his
motorcycle. I was about to put on my helmet when Gus came up to me and said,
“You know what?” “What?” “I’m pretty crazy about you.” I’d heard him say those
words to me many times , but there was something in his tone that made my chest
tighten, like a hot dagger had just impaled my heart. My voice trembled as I
repeated his words back to him. “I’m pretty crazy about you, too, Gus.”
Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A
country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had
no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s
always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and
wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come
to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A
Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she
fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil
Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so
many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers,
appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over
the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years
Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her
Holding on to Forever, an all-new
edgy, new adult romance from USA Today
bestselling author Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander is available now!
Returning to my drug-dealing past
wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U.
But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no
choice but to change the playbook.
When Emily walks into my life, like a
fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I
should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for
her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it
gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love.
Now, it’s all on the line. Including
the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close.
The stakes are high, but family means
everything, so I’ll take my chances.
It’s only a problem if it’s out of
control. And I have it in hand.
Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m
using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of
Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean
everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment.
They told me I’d be out on my ass if
I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority.
Until the super-hot all-star QB takes
more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has,
filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more.
Dating my dealer is a recipe for
disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself.
bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new
adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons
of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages
beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.
family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and
writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty
Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.
to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in
human resource management.
She resides in the Garden
County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
I’m Susan Alexander, and
you’ll find my books under S.B. Alexander. I’m an independent author with close
to 20 titles to date. I write young adult and new adult romances that span the
sub-categories of coming of age, sports, paranormal, suspense, and military
fiction. My stories are emotional, angsty, and character driven.
In between writing, I spend
time with my soul mate of 21 years who got a bad deal in life. Four years ago
he was diagnosed with ALS. It’s a horrible disease, but we both have been
making the best of life, laughing, smiling, and doing what we can together.
But writing is a great outlet
for me to take my mind to another place. Plus, I have a great network of
family, friends, fans, and so much more. I truly have an angel on my shoulder.
My mantra is make the best of life because it’s too darn short.
I love to hear from readers
and fans. Drop me a line by filling out the contact form on my website or you
can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stalk me on social media.
A total playboy with abs for days, a panty-melting smirk, and a face the gods themselves would be jealous of.
And he’s my new boss.
None of that matters, because as a single mom, men like Alexander Harding are the last thing I need. What I do need is this job, so I’m going to keep my head down, work hard, and avoid that asshole as much as humanly possible.
But then he gives me an offer I can’t refuse, even though everything inside of me is warning me to run away and never look back.
It’s just one weekend.
One weekend to convince a potential client that Alexander has changed from the player who spent more time in the bedroom than the boardroom into a family man they’d be happy to go into business with.
But the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that there might be a beating heart buried under his designer shirts and spectacular pecs after all…which is bad news for me.
Because the only thing worse than hating your boss is falling in love with him.
** I WAS GIVEN THE ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST AND FULL REVIEW **
This Book gave me the feel from the start to finish, and then to find out it is part of a duet!? Made me so happy then broke my heart to wait all at the same time!
This is not my first book I have read by Emily Goodwin and I have yet to be disappointed by a book of hers. The synopsis is a bit misleading because it paints Alex as this cold person, when really you see him and what he is really looking for, it makes him such a great addition to the Book Boyfriend Club. Reading about him and what he does for Harper and her kiddos, his sister and her family, you see that he is merely a product of his upbringing and that makes me him more amazing. (Don’t Worry I wont spoil those, but when you see what I am talking about please let me know.)
Harper is strong determined mom, who is not afraid to accept help when it is offered to her. But at the same time will not take advantage of the kindness to those around her. I love her as strong leading lady, a great role model to her mother. I love how she was developed and is portrayed as human rather than this super human trying to do it all. I mean I am married mom of 2, I have help daily and the fact that she was written to be human and have breakdown, bad days and just dont give a shit days is amazing and great. More reason why I love Emily’s writing style because she write real, but in a way you can still fantasize…. If that makes any sense at all.
I am IN LOVE with the dynamic being developed between Harper and Alex, what I am not in love with is the way this one ended!
I love them because they make you want more and try and think of where this is going to go from here, but I hate them because not you have to wait for more…
I Do Highly Recommend this Book to anyone who loves a fluffy sweet, Office, Single Parent, Enemies to Friends To Lovers Kind of Romance.
I’ve known him my entire life. Before marriage. Before fatherhood. Before betrayal. Now, he’s one of rock’s bad-boys trying to be good. Trying to be the best father he can for his daughter. He’s my brother’s best friend. He’s my boss. He has a wife. Max isn’t mine to have, but I want him all the same. And I haven’t survived all that I have to not go after what I want.
Her story is a tragedy, mine’s a publicity disaster.
Just when I needed her most, she walked back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be worse. With a newborn baby, a divorce, an album to record, and a world tour to plan, I don’t need the distraction. She’s off limits. She’s my best friend’s little sister. She’s my nanny. Billie’s a golden drop of sexy sun on a grey autumn day, tempting me into the light and a life full of possibilities. A life not meant for us.
* I WAS GIVEN AN ARC COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW *
This book sucked me in from the first chapter! There were many things that had me humming and hawing before I read it that I wasn’t overly sure that I would like it, but my love for the single dad books and my love of rockstars, made me try it and I was not disappointed in the least!
The Hop of the page instant connection between Billie and Max made your heart bleed for them in what they needed to go through. There was also the amazing friendship between Cal and Max, as well as Cals wife that made things work as well. There was a great build to all the characters involved that just kept you in. It also has been a long while since there was a character that I just plain didn’t like in a book, no matter the issues they were going through.
Normally I am ok with the viewpoints being split between the two main character, and anything more bothers me, but the slight inclusion of others has only added to the depth of what is going on. I like how the address the age gap, but they don’t revolve around it. They look into the laws and make it a realistic and not over dramatized even thought in reality most celebrity new is big like this and they are using public image as a real excuse.
I do not like how there is a loose end with the father of one of the lead conflict characters… When you get a chance to read it, let me know if you agree.
Back in Bliss, an all-new sexy romance in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak is available now!
Logan Green is back in Bliss, but only for a few weeks to help out at the sheriff’s office.
Everything changes when Seth Stark strolls into town with Georgia Dawson on his arm.
Seth’s arrival is anything but a happy accident. He always dreamed of a big house on the river and a wife he could share with his best friend, Logan. After building a software empire, his only goal has been to make that dream come true. He just needed the perfect woman.
Georgia is still haunted by the dark, troubled man who saved her life. She can’t get Logan out of her head. Her boss brought her to Bliss to help him decorate his new summer home, but when Logan Green walks through the door she discovers Seth has something different in mind.
Seth has a plan for their mutual happily ever after, but he never dreamed that coming home would put all their lives in danger.
“Holy shit.” Logan practically beamed at the thing that looked like it could eat her. “Seth! Seth, get in here!”
He went to the door and yelled for Seth again.
Seth ran in, his eyes wide and his body covered only in a towel. A little towel. A tiny white towel that contrasted with his tan skin and had been wrapped over ridiculously muscled hips. He had those notches, the ones she’d always been sure some artist Photoshopped onto male models because no one could be that perfect. His dark hair was wet, curling above his shoulders. Moisture clung to his every muscle and, holy hell, he had a lot of them. They hid underneath his perfectly tailored suits.
Georgia forgot about the crazy-ass creature that had come straight out of some danger-in-the-wild documentary and watched the two gorgeous predators who had invaded her room.
She pulled the covers up to her neck, aware that she didn’t look anything like they did.
“Maurice.” Seth took a step forward. “Wow. How the hell long do moose live, man? It’s totally Maurice. You can see where Hiram tried to take him down. There’s a scar on his nose.”
Logan moved in, too, and she could see the easy way the two men related. For a moment she saw the kids they had been, friends forever. God, she’d never had a friend like that.
Logan opened the window and she heard a loud chuffing noise. “He kicked Hiram in the groin. It was a damn lucky thing the man already had three kids because I heard nothing worked the same after. Hey, boy. You remember me?”
Another huff and she was about to believe the thing knew how to communicate.
Seth looked over at her, his eyes glinting. “We don’t get a ton of moose around here. Maurice is a legend. The people of Bliss say that if he shows up at your place, you’re blessed. Meant to be here. He’s the welcoming committee.”
Logan laughed. “What no one will tell you is he’s a total snack whore. If you leave a Snickers bar on the porch, he will show up lickety-split. When Laura finally got comfy, I snuck some chocolate onto her porch so she would feel welcome.”
“I’m glad she stayed. I heard she got married,” Seth said.
Logan nodded. “Got a kid now. That’s why I’m here. Her husbands need some paternity leave. I heard it’s a girl.”
Their shared history was right there, a palpable thing between them. It was almost as though she could reach out and touch it, feel the warmth of it. Logan and Seth felt like a family.
What was she doing here?
Once again, like most of her life, she was the outsider. Even among her brothers, she’d felt it. Chase and Ben had each other. Mark and Dare had been tight. And she and Win had been so far apart in age that they couldn’t connect on a brother-sister
level. She’d been alone. The only child whose mother wasn’t up to snuff. The only one without money when the tide had turned.
Logan looked down at her, his eyes softening. “Georgia, I’m sorry about last night. I didn’t mean a word of what I said. To either of you.”
She nodded, feeling awkward. They were here in her bedroom. It was a bit surreal. She turned her attention back to the moose.
“So it’s not something that’s going to attack?” She kept the blanket around her neck. Yeah, that was another way she was different. She wasn’t gorgeously perfect like them. She’d tried the whole diet thing, and she wasn’t cut out for it.
“Maurice is a sweetie, but I won’t lie. The first time I saw him, I peed my own damned pants and ran screaming for my mommas,” Logan said on a laugh. He reached a hand out, pressing it against the screen, his eyes misting like he was reaching for his past. “He won’t hurt you. He wants to say hello. And he probably smelled the bacon. Shit. My bacon.”
Logan turned and took off at a dead run for the kitchen.
Seth touched the screen, too. “Hey, Maurice. Thanks for the welcome.”
When he turned back to Georgia, he sported the sweetest smile. He jumped onto her bed, not a hint of self-consciousness on his face as he settled in beside her. “How did you sleep? My bed’s better, by the way. It’s huge. Built for three.”
“Good for you and whatever ménage you choose to invite. Could you go away so I can get dressed?” Last night seemed like a dream, and more than a little like a nightmare. God, what had she been thinking? Seth wanted her to tempt Logan into a ménage? He was insane. She was insane for not immediately walking out of the cabin and hoofing it to Malibu and the safety of Win’s minicastle where she could make like Rapunzel. She would barricade herself in and then keep her hair cut because she was done with men.
He smiled, an intimate thing that threatened to curl her toes. “I thought we settled that last night.”
She sighed and wished she was strong enough to not look at that towel, praying it would flop open and she would get a good view of what Seth had down under. Maybe it was small. Like tiny.
Did it matter? He was the sweetest man she’d ever met. He was kind and good. She wasn’t about to reject him because he had a small penis. It wasn’t like sex was all that awesome anyway.
Logan had a big penis. She’d felt it rubbing against her when he’d kissed her like there was no tomorrow. She thought about Logan’s penis a lot. More than a lot.
Nope. She wasn’t going to reject anyone based on penis size. She was going to reject them because she wasn’t about to get her heart broken again.
About Lexi Blake
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.
Justifying Jamie, an all-new standalone Romance in Anna Brooks Reason to Ruin Rockstar series is NOW LIVE!
The first time I heard his cheesy pick-up line, he made me laugh. The next night, I fell madly in love. Then he shattered my world without speaking a word, leaving me with an empty heart and a hollow soul. Still, I tried to fix what was broken, only to be humiliated beyond repair. I couldn’t believe the same man who promised me heaven so ruthlessly put me through hell with lips that once worshipped me. I thought that was the end of us, but then a life-altering discovery threatened more than just me, and the least likely man to stand at my side was the one who refused to leave it.
Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song.Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house.
Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen state.
How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?
Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.
But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again.
But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.
If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…
Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we’re willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and paleo. She is the author of The Last Letter, the Renegade series, and the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. Having fostered and adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping others in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October.
My best friend’s sister is back in town, and while she’s here, she’s under my protection. Quinn Parker had her heart broken, and I’ll make sure no one hurts her again.
But when she starts looking around for a hot, no-strings distraction, I can’t stand back and do nothing. No one is touching this vibrant beauty…but me.
She’s the woman of my dreams, but Quinn wants a good time, not a long time. We play by her rules: no one finds out, no one gets hurt.
I have to keep it casual because an ex-con like me can’t offer her forever…even if I want so much more.
***** I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW *****
This is seems like it would be a slow burn as most of the ‘Brothers Best Friends” books I have read are but there is so much more to this one that make me love it!
This book is a flip to the normal conventions that I like, mainly because its Bull who has taking over the Pining part as opposed to Quinn. Now I know that is a generalization of these type of books but hold on with me here. Quinn has always been attracted to Bull, because he was older, better looking and treated her with kindness that he normally did not show other people. But that’s as far as it was for Quinn in the start, but Bull… Bull was the one who was torn for his attraction for Quinn and his loyalty to his best friend and her brother.
After she had a terrible break up and needed to get away he offered her a job at his bar and promised to look out for her. He did that more so out of his ned to keep her close and watch her as she navigated mending her broken heart. When she gets mad at him for basically scaring away any guy she met to fulfilling a needs she has, he takes on that role. He is the one to fill that need, and she accepts because of her long time crush.
Then we see more from Bulls side where he wants more and more from her. He is not happy being the booty call, the means to an end and wants her in more ways. But he also is battling with demons from his past, as well as issues with his own self worth. I love seeing it from his perspective and seeing the male lead on this side more than the female. The male just trying to sway her from casual to something more.