Just a Fling is a stand alone romance novel. It's a fun, flirty, quick read that can be enjoyed in just a few days (or in my case one night because I couldn't put it down). Stella has been planning a summer vacation at her sister's guest house for months. It's her yearly trip to spend some time in the sun as well as enjoy some much needed sister bonding time. This trip couldn't come at a better time as she has just quit her job and needs some time away to help her figure out what she will do for future employment. What she didn't anticipate was to emerge from her shower one morning to find Brooks in the guest house. Thinking he's an intruder, their initial meeting doesn't go smoothly but once things are sorted out, they decide they can be adults and share the guest house for their respective vacations. What they don't count on is the white hot attraction they feel for each other and their desire to act on it. Both worry about acting on it since after all, they are both only there on vacation and will be returning to their respective homes in 2 weeks time. Can they limit this to just a fling or should they not act on their attraction at all? The story of Brooks and Stella is charming, funny and emotional at times but very well rounded. It's told in alternating POV and wraps up nicely. I absolutely recommend this book for anyone who likes a strong female character and an enjoyable romance novel.
Title: Just a Fling
Series: Road Trip Romance #4
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2020
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48841402-just-a-fling
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Stella Woods has just quit her job. And there’s nothing like a little vacation at her sister’s Floridian mansion to contemplate her future. Unfortunately, Stella’s brother-in-law mixed up her arrival date and has already offered the pool house to his best friend.
Brooks Larsen wasn’t looking for anything but a good time when he came to visit his old college friend. Only, he hadn’t expected his buddy would have a gorgeous woman waiting for him—in nothing but a towel—just minutes after he arrives.
Realizing things could be worse, Stella agrees to make the best of a bad situation. As the days go by, Brooks and Stella can’t fight their budding attraction.
And when the end of their time together approaches, the pair are left frustrated. He thinks she’s the one. She wishes he wanted more.
But neither shares their feelings.
Because this was only supposed to be just a fling.
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
While Andrea continues to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).
Off the charts chemistry
Get your copy now: www.books2read.com/AnchorPoint
In book 4 of the Inland Sea series and we finally get E's story. Elijah has been elusive, enigmatic and edgy, now we get to know what made him that way. Let me tell you it will break your heart.
Overall Rating: 5 (I want a modern day pirate) Stars!
Kindle unlimited: No
Standalone: Could be, but I don't recommend it. Although this book is about a specific couple, there is an underlying story arc
Book 4 features Elijah and Evangeline, two broken people that have suffered so much you have to wonder if they can recover from their respective tragedies. Can two broken people, heal the cracks in their hearts?
Evangeline no longer trusts herself, or people. She's been hurt, but there is something about Elijah that gives her hope. Elijah has gone through a tragedy that will make you cry, his heart has been ripped out, stepped on, and it's a wonder he gets out of bed everyday. However, watching the two of them fight their demons, learn to trust, and heal their hearts is an amazing story.
Of course, there is suspense, there is steam, all my fave pirates (Preacher), and yet another foe that this team of good bad guys to overcome. Basically, this book has it all! So what are you waiting for? Read this book/series! This series has all my recommendations and I am now anxiously waiting for Rion's book!!! EEEKKKK!!!
Life outside the walls of my prison cell is far harder than the time I did inside.
There, I had my misery to keep me company.
Out here, I’m forced to face the reality of everything I’ve lost.
Nothing can repair the gaping hole in my chest.
Yet, a broken woman wrapped in chains threatens to unravel the tangle of excuses I use to keep everyone at arm’s length.
But letting Evangeline into my world means exposing her to the real threat.
And all the terrible things that come along with that.
To be sold to the highest bidder.
The monsters who stole me away from my life have no conscience.
I’m not so sure the man who rescues me is any different.
He’s an ex-con and a pirate— not to be trusted.
But the dark veil of anguish that shrouds him can’t hide the truth of who he is at his core.
Elijah isn’t the enemy.
He may be broken and tormented…
And exactly what I need.
Elijah and Evangeline.
Agony and regret.
Faith and acceptance.
This anchor may pull them both down...
The Inland Seas Series
Title: Private Pilot
Author: Karen Deen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50439290-private-pilot
PURCHASE LINKS – 99c for a limited time!
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Private Pilot was a sexy, funny, and exhilarating romance that I could not get enough of. Karen Deen is a new author to me but now I am addicted to her words. Her words made me forget I was reading, and the images in the book soon started free-flowing through my mind allowing me to experience her scenarios first hand...and boy was it an experience. I highly recommend reading Private Pilot by Karen Deen. To be honest, lighthearted stories are not typically my go-to books, but 1st the cover drew me in and the story was definitely worth it.
Love is blind …. I only wish it was.
Because then I wouldn’t see what I can never have.
They say when you know, you know.
What a load of nonsense.
Because the only thing I know is …. he’s off limits.
Workplace relationships are inappropriate and seedy.
Every morning I step onto his plane.
Every morning he smiles and says a polite hello.
I give him a controlled nod, acknowledging him as I pass, pretending not to notice him.
But I can feel his eyes undress me as I walk past.
And if I’m being honest, they do a lot more.
If his gaze gives me tingles, I dread to think what an actual touch could do.
Maybe I’m imagining the entire thing.
Daydreaming the ultimate fantasy.
Because he’s my Private Pilot.
And I’m just his smitten boss.
Karen Deen has been a lover of romance novels and happily-ever-after stories for as long as she can remember. Reaching a point in her life ready to explore her own dreams, Karen decided now was the time to finally write some of her own stories. For years, all of her characters have been forming story lines in her head, just waiting for the right time to bust free.
Sitting up in the early hours of the morning with her cups of tea, chocolate and music she gets lost in a world of sexy, alpha men who are challenged by some funny, sassy and strong-willed women. Bringing you unexpected laughs, suspense and a little bit of naughty.
Karen is married to her loving husband and high school sweetheart. Together, they live the crazy life of parents to three children. She is balancing her life between a career as an accountant by day and writer of romance novels by night. Living in a beautiful coastal town two hours south of Sydney, Australia, Karen loves to enjoy time with her family and friends in her beautiful surroundings. Of course, when she is not shut in her writing cave bringing you more words to devour.
Title: Royal Rebel
Series: The Haldonia Monarchy Trilogy #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Royal Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2020
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51066751-royal-rebel
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2TxrRcS
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2vHVUGL
I knew what I would get when I turned twenty-five.
And to be honest, I wasn't sure I wanted either one of them.
At twenty-three I knew it was my duty to serve.
The one thing I never counted on? Falling in love with my husband.
Royal Rebel is the first book in the Haldonia Monarch Series. The book is about Tristan and Amelia who are about to become King and Queen of Haldonia. Tristan has just turned 25 which means he is set to ascend to the throne as king and must get married. Because he hasn't chosen a wife for himself, he must marry a woman he has been betrothed to since childhood. They have never met nor do they know anything about each other personally. Amelia has been groomed to be Tristan's wife her entire life. She has been watching him from afar while preparing to be Queen. Her only reservations about their arranged marriage is if she will be a good wife for Tristan. While Tristan is just happy to no longer be under the thumb of his cold authoritarian father, he is also worried if he and Amelia will be a good match. Neither wants to be in a loveless marriage and while an arranged marriage is far from ideal, both are determined for it to be a success. As the newly engaged couple gets to know one another, they start discovering not only who they are as individuals but all that they could accomplish as the monarchy. This is a very sweet story with only a bit of a cliffhanger as there will be another book in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and am looking forward to book 2.
His hands grips mine in his sleep and for this moment I’m thankful that he’s able to have this time, and I’m able to have it with him. Able to give it to him. As much as he’s changing, I’m changing too.
One day there will be people that try to pull us in different directions, one day we might not be able to stand as united front without someone trying to tear us down. But here, right now, in the back of this limo, we’re the anchors for each other. The swirling sea around us resembles the one not far from the road we’re driving on. But I know one thing is for certain. I’ll never take this or him for granted.
As scared as I was to be his wife, I’m even more scared to live my life without him.
About Laramie Briscoe
Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.
When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.
Text LARAMIE to 88202 to join the new release list!
Stay in touch at:
Mailing list - http://sitel.ink/LBList
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLaramieBriscoe
Website - http://www.laramiebriscoe.net
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 3 Stars
Angelica Turner’s life is in danger. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to turn to a man with violence in his eyes and death in his soul. A man she desires… yet desperately needs to resist.
Hardened mercenary Colton Duchaine has wanted Angie since he first laid eyes on her, but he’s the wrong kind of man for an innocent woman like her.
Until someone wants her silenced. Colt will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. And when it’s over, he’ll walk away for good.
This is book 3 of the Black’s Bandits series, and the first book I read in this series. Even though this is book 3, it can be read as a standalone without any issues.I think Colton was the sweetest mercenary ever, I mean like super sweet. He was always cautious with Angelica, and the French… Oo La La! That was hot! However, I just wanted him to go all alpha caveman once (okay maybe twice). He was just so darn understanding and patient. Angelica, was a little skittish, I guess in previous books she had been through a great deal, so she was still healing from that but you see her grow with confidence and strength through the book by the end, she was a bada$$!The storyline was interesting, but I wished there had been more of the suspense story, more of the good guys kicking a$$. For me, I lean towards harder storylines, I like the blood, guts, and steam, this was a great story…it was just a little too tame/sweet for me. Did I like it? Yes, I did. Would I recommend? Sure, especially if you like a “nicer” romantic suspense.
Get it here: http://books2read.com/ReesePackofMisfits
FULL REVIEW BY BRENDA KV
Cheese and crackers this was ducking hilarious!!!
Overall Rating: 5 STARS
I thought that Addie’s book was funny, but Raven Kennedy kicked the funny factor up a notch in this book! Raven always makes me laugh and is always original, but this book had me crying from laughter!!
Reese is an unusual shifter that has had a hard life. She is skittish and is honestly scared of people and for good reason. But once again the Pack Aberrant is there to welcome her into the fold with friendship and a misfit family.
“He means that this pack is a family, and we don’t turn family away for having fucked up pasts. But you have to tell us what’s up so that know what we’re dealing with,” Addie explains. “And then we’ll deal with it together.”
And Reese and her animal are instantly infatuated 🥰, but she sure does have a funny way of showing it.
““Can I have that back?” he asks with a smirk. I startle at that question. Have it back? Yeah, that’s not happening. It’s in my mouth. On my tongue, covered in my spit. That’s basically the same thing as licking it, so that makes it mine. I have it on good authority that’s how things work.” – Luca and Reese
This story was perfect! I loved all the characters (well except Sid and Rick Dick), I loved the storyline, I thought this book , I got my HEA, and did I mention it was hilarious! I am not going to spoil anything...not hinting at what the characters are because that’s the fun of these books, the shifters will reveal themselves when they are ready!
Do I recommend? YES!!!! A thousand times yes! You would be quackers to miss this!!! Will I continue to read? You better ducking believe it!!! Don’t miss out on this very original series and start reading today! You won’t be disappointed!
“Oh, cheese squeeze, that’s friggen good.” – Reese, I agree Reese… I agree!
Cheers and happy reading! Brenda
Reviewed by Blogger Donna Payne Latham
DEAR AVA by Author Ilsa Madden-Mills
Buy Today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084FJW8DQ
Free in Kindle Unlimited!
WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.
The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world--until they destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer?
Knox, the scarred quarterback.
Dane, his twin brother.
Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . .
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.
Wait. That's stupid.
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.
It's been ten months since you were here, but I can't forget you.
I've missed seeing you walk down the hall.
I've missed you cheering at my football games.
I've missed the smell of your hair.
And then everything fell apart the night of the kegger.
Don't hate me because I'm a Shark.
I just want to make you mine.
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angst new adult romances and romantic comedies.
Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online. ☺
★ Sign up for her newsletter and receive insider info about new releases and exclusive giveaways.
★ You can stalk her/sign up on the contact page: ilsamaddenmills.com
★ Facebook: Author Ilsa Madden-Mills
★ Twitter: @ilsamaddenmills
★ Instagram @Ilsamaddenmills
Fall in love with a rocker, bad plan.
Fall in love at sixteen, even worse.
Doesn’t matter, he’s on his way to his next gig.
Life is complicated but has a way of coming together in strange places.
That’s what I keep telling myself. Now, I’m facing a man who wants me, but someone else stands in the way.
Someone from my past. Someone from his present. What if I choose the wrong one?
I’ve got problems, but women aren’t one of them.
I’m sick in the worst possible way. Then she steps into my life, again. If only I could remember her.
Doesn’t matter, she’s already spoken for.
Life is complicated and has a way of throwing in obstacles on the road to success.
That’s what I keep telling myself. Now, I’m facing a life-altering battle and need someone to stand by me.
Someone I want. Someone who knows me. How the hell do I convince her?
Timing is everything.
And now is the time to fight for what’s mine!
~Review by Jenny Flores PA~
5 STAR REVIEW
Before the Second Show by Thia Finn
Order here: amzn.to/37EUuu6
About Thia Finn
Growing up in small town Texas, Thia Finn discovered life outside of it by attending The University of Texas, only to return home and marry her high school sweetheart. They raised two successful and beautiful daughters while she taught middle school Language Arts and eventually became a middle school librarian. After thirty-four years, she retired to do her favorite things, like travel, spend time off-roading with family and friends, hanging out at one of the Texas Hill Country's beautiful rivers, reading, and writing.
She currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her husband and Chihuahua, Josie. She can often be found stalking on social media, watching Netflix or Hulu.
Amazon US ➜: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TKW6259
Welcome to their kingdom...
I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again.
But four 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.