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I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.
Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.
The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.
The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.
I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place.
Now the only place I want to put her is under me.
I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.
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With a title like Real Dirty who wouldn’t want to get down and dirty with Boone Thrasher and delve deep into those pages?
Poor sexy country superstar BooneThrasher has just had his heart stomped on by his fiancee. I mean really the man planned THE most elaborate proposal in the history of ever, and the B**** didn’t even have the nerve to show her face! I mean really, it looks like he dodged a bullet with that one — but try telling a bruised and battered heart that! (but then again — great country songs come from stuff like this! — just saying!) But a good man doesn’t stay down for long. And underneath that bad boy exterior, that is exactly what this swoonworthy grumpster is! And when he slinks into a bar and comes face to face with a sassy bartender named Ripley the sparks start to fly.
I loved how these two pushed each other out of their comfort zones. Neither of them just sat back and took life as it came flowing over them, but they fought back, and they fought for each other. And pushed the other to be a better version of themselves. They brought out the best in the other — and really isn’t that what we look for in a relationship. Even when that relationship wasn’t one we were looking for. Even when it comes up out of nowhere at the most inconvenient of times. We want someone who is going to compliment us and boy do Boone & Ripley compliment each other — both in and out of the sack 😉
Real Dirty is the first book in the Real Dirty Duet… and OMG do I need the next book NOW. But never fear — Real Sexy is literally just around the corner and Meghan March will answer all of our burning questions and finish Boone & Ripley’s story. I have to say that I really adore how she gives us these duets and doesn’t make us wait to get the conclusion. Seriously it is brilliant!
So do I recommend this — ummm… Hell yes! Go on and #1click now!
I received a complimentary copy of Real Dirty.
In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.
I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.
I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it.
Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we’ll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.
Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too.
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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The boy next door. That’s what he was. Dash Frasier—my hero from the day we met, when I was six and he was nine. His sister was my best friend, the three of us one happy crew. Then one sweaty summer night changed everything.
No one understood me like Dash. No one made me feel so loved. That’s why, when he skipped town, it wrecked me.
Now I’m older. Wiser. I’ve just snagged my dream job, writing at a film studio. The lead animator on my project? You guessed it.
He’s not the boy next door. Not anymore.
I’m guarding my heart this time.
But Dash has secrets that could break us both.
In The Boy Next Door Ella James gives us a friends to lovers second chance romance that sucked me in and had me rooting for them to find their way back to each other.
Amelia and Dash grew up as next door neighbors. He was her best friend’s brother (and haven’t we all had a crush on our friend’s older brothers!) And really he was the perfect crush material he rescued her the very first time they met — and he was always around to talk and hang out.. until one day he just stopped showing up. Fast forward to now! Amelia walks into her new summer internship and who the F does she run into? Who is the lead animator of her team? The one she will work oh so closely with? Yeah, you nailed it — that boy from next door! Uh oh!
Their story is told through both of their POVs as well as through flashbacks. I loved how this was done as it really connected me to them. It made me want to reach through the screen and squeeze them and figure out what secrets were hiding out there so that I could make sure it didn’t explode in their faces and ruin the beauty that was building between them. Becuase I wanted them to succeed. And because damn — the sexy times… I REALLY didn’t want to see that end!
I recommend this one — this sexy second chance romance is definitely one where you are hoping all that angst that the boy next door went through wins the girl in the end!
I received a complimentary copy of The Boy Next Door.
Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
Ella’s obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other weird, crunchy things like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters.
To find out more about her projects, follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ellajamesbooks, tweet her at author_ellaj or follow her on Instagram (authorellajames).
Interested in the foreign rights for one of Ella’s books? Contact her agent, Rebecca Friedman, at email@example.com.
by Jessica Prince
Publication Date: May 8th, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Chance Encounters, an all-new romantic comedy from Jessica Prince is available now!!
There are three kinds of nerdy women in the world.
– The Sexy Nerd
– The Confident Nerd; and
– The So-Socially-Awkward-it’s-Painful-to-Watch Nerd.
You can probably guess which one I am. After witnessing me making a fool of myself, Chance Hoffman decided to take pity on me. He’s smart, sexy, charming, and totally out of my league… and for some unexplainable reason, he wants to help me. Who am I to say no? Besides, I need all the assistance I can get.
There are three things that make a woman irresistible.
– A Wicked Sense of Humor; and
– A Killer Rack.
Melany Fitzgerald had none of those things. Or so I thought… until I really got to know her. She’s the total package and she doesn’t even realize it. Now I’m stuck with the uncomfortable task of helping her land another guy, all the while trying to ignore the fact that I’m starting to fall for her.
She thinks she’s an ugly duckling and wants to become a swan. All I want is her. And I’m not giving up without a fight.
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Oh Chance! I wanted you to find a woman… I just never really saw it going down like this! Leave it to Jessica Prince to make it so that after Chance has been spurned by every woman we have seen him with — the shy, bumbling assistant he agreed to help land her crush is the one that brings him to his knees! But OMG! Watching him fall was such a treat! The chemistry between them was electric! But what was truly swoonworthy was how he saw Melany’s true worth right from the start and how he helped to build her self-esteem up! And Melany really had it all — yes she was beyond awkward… yes social situations were her downfall.. but she still had a spine and confidence beneath it all. It was just finding the courage and support to pull it all together.
I adored this sexy read that managed to be fun and touching at the same time!
About the Author:
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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I’m known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional.
So you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers who’ll tell you they live for my posts.
I’m like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time.
Except leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity.
When I call one of the most respected law firms in town, I expect quality legal advice and confidentiality. Not a sinfully sexy attorney whose dangerous curves and soul-piercing gray eyes make me want to personally demonstrate my particular skill set.
I shouldn’t be tempted.
Especially when she knows all of my best-kept secrets. But everyone has a breaking point. And I’ve met mine.
When I saw the blurb for the book, it definitely caught my attention and made me think… hmmmm, I think this will be fun. But once I dove into this book it was just so much more. Yes, it was a fun and entertaining read. Yes, there was banter and jokes galore that had me chuckling! Yes, I was kinda wishing I could REALLY see this NSFW blog post — I mean really I am ONLY curious for the artistic value of it, HONEST! 😉 But there was also heart and feeling and emotion behind it. I adored and fell hard for the characters. I wanted to be friends with them and hang with them. And I was truly impressed with the writing. It was seamless. If I hadn’t seen on the cover that it was a co-authored book, I would never in a million years have guessed that this book had two different voices behind it.
I definitely recommend this read. This is one that will brighten your day!
I received a complimentary copy of All About the D.
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.
From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a steamy new standalone rivals-to-lovers romance…
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From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of FULL PACKAGE and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…
Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood…for the best joy ride of your life.
I’m at your service. Ready to go all night long.
But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She’s fiery, she’s talented, she’s gorgeous, and I’d really like to know what makes her engine hum.
Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we’re forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can’t quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can’t seem to put on the brakes.
If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?
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Henley Rose and a hot car go together like peaches and cream, like fine Scotch and a long, dirty night. Which means working with her was like walking into the Garden of Eden every single day. It was a test of willpower because the woman could craft a car as if it were an erotic dance.
Not a striptease.
Not an in-your-face pelvis thrust.
But a beautiful fucking ballet of a woman seducing machine. Those hands, the way she wielded tools, the intensity in her focus—it was sensual, and it was sinful, and it was this man’s fantasy made flesh.
Imagine what it was like working with her for one, hard-on year.
I mean, hard year.
I survived the challenge because she had talent to spare. And I never treated her differently because she was a woman, or because I thought about her naked an obscene amount of the time. I treated her like anyone else—specifically, all the people I work with who I never ever imagine in anything less than full-on Siberian winter garb, complete with the thermals and Michelin Man coat.
“Black heart still intact.” I tap my sternum. “Same model as before.”
“I’d have thought you’d get an upgrade by now. Faulty parts and all.”
“No recall needed on the ticker. It works just fine in this cruel bastard.” I say, reminding her of the words she’d uttered the day she stormed out.
She arches a brow. “Shame. You should have let me replace it. I’m good at making all sorts of clunkers run better.”
Jesus Christ. She still takes no prisoners. “I’ve no doubt you have all the tools to fix anything, and if you couldn’t find the right one, you’d use a blowtorch.”
She adopts an expression of indignation. “There’s nothing wrong with using a blowtorch,” she says, taking extra time on the first syllable.
How the hell did I ever last with this woman? Before I can even fashion a comeback, she taps her toe against the tire on Wagner’s car. “I see you still like to make your cars with big, manly wheels.”
I roll my eyes then make a give it to me now motion with my hands. “All right, Henley. Deliver the punchline.”
She bats her lashes. “What punchline?”
“Big? Manly? You’re going to say it’s some sort of compensation thing going on. That’s what you always said about the guys who wanted the biggest cars with the biggest wheels.”
She smirks. “Was I wrong in my assessment?”
I laugh. “I don’t know. I didn’t check to see how that added up for them.”
“Nor did I. My focus was always on the work.”
“As well it should have been.”
“That’s what you taught me.”
“I’m glad you learned that lesson.”
“I learned so many lessons from you.”
Joy Ride is another fantastic Romantic Comedy from Lauren Blakely.
Her books are always chock full of characters that have such unique, full personalities and quirks. And the way they interact with each other… well to say that they are an enemy to lover’s type of story seems to undersell it. They are a mentor/mentee relationship gone horribly wrong — you know when Max fired Henley after she made one mistake. Harsh, right? So now that they have crossed paths again, you can bet the sparks ignite.
Max & Henley are two characters that you just can’t help but love. The witty banter and sexual chemistry between the two are beyond amazing. The banter in Lauren Blakely books is always spot on… but it is just so perfect in this one. The sexual car innuendos were so hilarious — I couldn’t get enough. They truly made a huge mark on this book. And the chemistry between them just sizzled and crackled, made the sexytimes that much hotter!
I have to admit that cars are NOT my thing. I know nothing about them — well I know how to fill them up with gas, but that’s pretty much the extent of it. Ask me about books, ask me about sports — I can talk your ear off! Ask me about cars — I can say, that looks pretty. But let me tell you this book definitely got my engine revving! Having both leads being able to go toe to toe and hold their own against each other in their knowledge of and skill with custom cars was fantastic.
I more than recommend this book. If you are looking for a book that is full of passion and will have you laughing and swooning then you want to take this one on a Joy Ride 😉
I received a complimentary copy of Joy Ride.
“If I was going to place a bet on an author to consistently deliver a FANTASTIC romance time and time again, I would put all my money on Lauren Blakely. She always writes amazing comedic romances—they are sexy, entertaining and always original. Consider me a fangirl.”
~Mary, Harlequin Junkie
“At some points during my read, I would have to remind myself to breathe. I was so utterly consumed with what I was reading, with the compelling chemistry between Henley and Max . . . The S. E. X. Was. Soooooo HOTT. I’d argue it was Blakely’s best writing by far.”
~Jess at joandisalovebooks
“The dynamic between Max and Henley is addictive, and the story line in Joy Ride was down right juicy! I can’t wait for you to read it.”
~Angie, Angie & Jessica’s Dreamy Reads
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About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she’s sold more than 1.5 million books. In May she’ll release JOY RIDE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter