Cover Reveal: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

Are you ready for ARROGANT DEVIL? We are so excited to reveal the cover of this next release from R.S. Grey! Check it out below!

 

 

About ARROGANT DEVIL (available May 10th)

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

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ARROGANT DEVIL releases May 10th – you’ll be able to preorder your copy for .99c starting May 7th!

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Cover Reveal: I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

IDareYou-SBPRBANNER-CRWall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills brings you a brand-new heartfelt, sexy contemporary romance with I DARE YOU coming April 30th!

Title: I Dare You

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Publishing Date: April 30th

Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Travis S.

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Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Bad Ass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

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About Ilsa


Ilsa LogoWall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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Cooking + Current Reads: Meal Prep Freezer Burritos and Five Star Reads

Does anyone else feel like the month of March has been jam packed with New Releases (and amazing ones at that!)  I feel like it has been non stop with great book after great book.  It seems like every book I picked up this month I truly enjoyed.  I didn’t have a lot of ARCs to read as it’s a busier time of the year for work for me, so I did get to actually handpick some reads that I had been wanting to read for awhile.

I love to meal plan and I love to cook/eat Mexican food so of course my meal plan for this week consists of burritos.  I make everything on Sunday, freeze them and then me and my husband have lunch for the week.  We don’t have to spend any extra money on food for lunch (those $5-8 adds up quick!) and they are pretty cheap to make!  One of my favorite recipes actually doesn’t come from anywhere- it’s one that I have always just made and we love it!  If you wanted some other options, I did start out making ones similar to The Pioneer Woman’s recipe, but I have left out and switched up some of the ingredients to make it my own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • Onion- I use about 1/4 of one
  • Garlic- about 2-4 cloves
  • Ground meat- we have used turkey, beef, and deer.  I have also used chicken too.
  • Taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of water
  • One can of corn, drained
  • One can of Rotel
  • One can of black beans, drained
  • 10 inch tortillas
  • Cheese- Mexican or cheddar

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until clear and aroma smells great
  2. Add the (ground) meat and cook until no longer pink (about 8-10 min)
  3. Add the taco seasoning and water
  4. Add drained corn, black beans and rotel- stir CAREFULLY! Pot will be full!

5. Let it heat up for a little while then remove from heat

6. Microwave the tortillas for about 20 second

7. Get foil and cut out 10 pieces

8. Spoon two scoops of meat mixture on the far left side of the tortilla

9. Add a line of cheese to the tortilla

10. Roll up, date, and freeze!

Since I have gotten a lot of reading done this month, I thought I would link up some of my five star reads that I am still thinking about.  If you have been living under a rock and haven’t seen these, then do yourself a favor and check them out.  One set is a duet series that is totally binge worthy and is free on Kindle Unlimited.  The other might seem a little bit taboo, but only because it is a triangle.  This book does contain cheating, but I hope that you give it a chance.  I am not one to typically read something like this and I do not condone it at all, but I took the leap of faith and I am glad I did!  Please trust me and give it a shot- you won’t be disappointed.

Then There Was You (Second Chances Duet, #1)Then There Was You by Claire Contreras

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Yes, people were all the same, we were all born and we would all die. The only thing really setting us apart was the way we chose to spend the short time we were alive.”

Tessa and Rowan’s story held me captive until I finished both books in record time. I was so interested to see how this went down. One of my favorite sub genres in Romance books is friends to lovers and especially young love. There is just something different and special about it. Their story was no different in that department, but it was different in so many other good ways!

Tessa is back in town to settle some family things and runs into her old best friend Rowan (whom she secretly loved fiercely even at the ripe old age of 16). She tries her hardest to stay away but ultimately they both realize and already know that they can’t. It seems like it would be a simple story, but it’s not- it’s one filled with so much angst, heartache, slow burn, and some out of this world chemistry!

This is the first book that I read by Claire Contreras and it definitely won’t be my last (hello book #2!) I thought the story had the right amount of romance, angst, and parts that warmed your heart. Tessa is a powerhouse of a woman, and I truly enjoyed reading about her going after what she wants in life. I gave this book 5 stars because I really did enjoy every piece of it. I cannot wait for Book #2 so be sure to look for my review there!

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My Way Back to You (Second Chance Duet, #2)My Way Back to You by Claire Contreras

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The series is concluded with this book and I am left with the biggest smile on my face! It was an amazing finish for this second chance romance and I cannot say enough good things about it.

The second book takes place after some time has passed, and things have changed. Mainly Tessa’s life, but we also got to see how Rowan had finally wised up and was making smart decisions. While it did seem a little far fetched and how quickly everything went down, I don’t think I could have taken any more heartache in trying to figure out what was going to happen! I don’t want to give too much away if you haven’t read it, but just know that you are in for a very big surprise in Book 2 and you will hopefully finish the book with a smile on your face just as I did.

I thought Claire did a grab job wrapping up all of the loose ends, you could feel the grown-upness in the characters and the story itself. It was still filled with angst and I had no idea which way it was going to go, but I was so happy that everything worked out like I wanted it to. I gave this book 5 stars as well because it was the perfect ending. It was a great read and left me fully satisfied. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this series, I highly recommend you going out and getting the books today!

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What He Doesn't Know (What He Doesn't Know Duet, #1)What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am not really that into love triangles, but this was a love triangle done right. And if were to ever recommend one to someone else, this would be at the top of my list- every. single. time.

I wasn’t really sure how to feel after reading this book- I just know I absolutely loved it. Charlie, Cameron and Reese have completely consumed my thoughts, and when I thought I had it figured out and was going to be happy with how the story was going to end, I found myself wishing for a different ending and completely breathless. It was heartbreaking, it was gut wrenching, and it was so emotional- so, so, so emotional. I loved how the book didn’t focus on the past or what happened then, it was more about life- something we all can relate to- and how people as adults handle the situation that they are faced with. It is a real, raw, and honest portrayal of life and how sometimes things just happen. I have never felt so torn and conflicted while reading, and then to be left with such a cliffhanger is almost devastating, but I know that Kandi will wrap everything up in Book 2.

This is not your typical triangle- don’t be scared of it, don’t avoid it, and don’t not read it just because it has a triangle in it. I absolutely loved it and even tried to explain it to my husband while we were in the car -which all totally went over his head, but that’s OK! Go out and get this book and make sure you make time in your schedule to read it. You will not be disappointed!

I gave this book 5 stars because it was so much more than I was ever expecting. It was beautifully written, it got my attention and held it, and it was one of those books that just stick with you. I am on pins and needles waiting for Book 2 to be released!

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Do you Meal Prep?  Let me know if you take a chance on the burritos and if you love them as much as we do. One of my favorite things to do is meal prep on Sunday for the week.  I love not having to think about what we are eating for the rest of the week (one less thing to worry about!) Also, they typically hold up pretty well in the freezer and are not too mushy when we go to reheat them for lunch.

Feel free to chat with me about the books above- I love to talk all things book and these were some of my favorites this past week!  See the links below for purchasing Then There Was You, My Way Back to You and What He Doesn’t Know.  remember, these are all FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Then There Was You

My Way Back to You

What He Doesn’t Know

Review: Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

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Title: Twisted Threads

Author: Kaylin McFarren

Genre: Romantic Suspense (more on the suspense side although some heavy scenes are there for your enjoyment!)

Synopsis:

Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister’s murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death. But falling in love with her target’s nephew was never part of the plan and may prove to be her undoing

Review:

I didn’t realize when I started to read this book that it was a part of a series, so now I wish I would have read all of them. It can definitely be read as a standalone though, and I would highly encourage you to pick it up.

Twisted Threads was so well written, structured and developed. It definitely made me use my brain to keep up with everything and try to solve the puzzle, so if you are looking for a “lose yourself” sort of book this is not for you! It is suspensful from the get go, and sucks you in so that you have to finish it and know the whole story.
This is the story of Akira Sota and how she is a total bad ass! Even the first few chapters showed just how much of a bad ass she is and it just got more fast paced from there. I loved the setting of the story, I loved all of the characters, and I loved how it had every single type of thing I could want in a book. It had the romance (although at times I was a little confused by the side conversations and realized some things might have been explained in previous books but it definitely made me want to go back from the very beginning and them all), it has mystery an intrigue, and a murder!

In order to rid herself of the life that she knows – a geisha- she must complete one last task and that is to find out who killed her masters sister.  In order to do that, she must go on a cruise (how fun!) and meet with the people who have been identified as the murderer’s.  It is when she becomes close – well too close if you want to keep it real- to the couples nephew Devon that she might not accomplish what she has been tasked with.  But could it lead to other things?  You will have to red to find out!

I give this book 4 stars because while it can be read as a standalone, it might have been all the better if I had started from the beginning. I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend you picking up a copy and meeting everyone!

Be My Book Valentine Giveaway Hop

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Love is in the air and I have teamed up with some wonderful book bloggers to do a giveaway hop. We will each be choosing Book Valentines who will win some great romance book prizes!
 
Winner will get a $10 Amazon Gift Card- that way you get to pick the book you want!  
 
Rules
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  • Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond until another winner will be chosen. Winner will be verified prior to prize being awarded. 
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Review: Privileged by Carrie Aarons

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Title: Privileged

Genre: Romance

Author: Carrie Aarons


Synopsis:

In a world of wealth and power, the rules of love and war are nothing as they seem.

Nora Randolph never wanted a life of luxury. But when her mother falls in love with the heir to the British throne, their small-town lives are uprooted and every little girl’s fantasy becomes her reality. All too quickly, she learns the dangers of running in circles with the world’s elite, especially when she attracts the attention of Winston Academy’s resident golden boy.

Asher Frederick has known nothing but favor and fortune. The son of London’s most influential family, his future has been written in stone since infancy. But a tragic childhood loss redirects his course, and revenge has been boiling in his blood for years. When innocent and unaware Nora lands in his path, it’s as if the universe hands him the ammunition to finally drag his enemy through the mud.

But as his plan for vengeance gets more twisted, so do his feelings for Nora. And as her immersion into the upper crust dives deeper, she struggles to keep the secret she’s been guarding for eighteen years.

Heavy lies the crown, and when the ultimate betrayal blindsides her, will either of them survive the consequences that come crashing down on their heads?


Review:

This book was so much fun!! I loved the story of Nora and Asher!
This story takes place in a prep school located overseas (to me) in Britain. Ever since Nora’s mom has fallen in love with her Prince Charming, they have all been whisked away to a new land and new life.
When she firsts walks into the hallway of her new school, she had no idea what to expect and she certainly didn’t expect to meet a guy that would make her feel the way she does upon just meeting. However, Nora has no clue just what Asher’s true intentions are, but when his master plan is revealed, she won’t be the only one with a broken heart.
I love reading into a little glimpse of a lifestyle I know nothing about- a lifestyle of jet-setting, club hoping and staying out all hours of the day (sex, love and rock and roll at 18..YIKES!). While it seems so interesting, it also seems exhausting. And to have someone to share that with would be fun and exciting too. I also loved how at times innocent the characters seemed, and at other times, I completely forgot I was reading about high school people.
I would give this book a 4 star rating because it was a fun light read and I enjoyed the writing. I enjoyed the dual points of view (as always) and I loved how far away the book took me from my real life. I thought it ended rather short and quickly and I was surprised at how it wrapped up, but it was a story that kept me interested and engaged. I can’t wait to see what else I can read from Carrie Aarons!

You can purchase it on Amazon and right now it’s free for Kindle Unlimited!

Blog Tour + Review: Scoring Mr. Romeo

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Scoring Mr. Romeo
by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Release Date: January 15th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Here’s a tip: never underestimate romance.

Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority.

The universe felt otherwise, sending me―actually, my son’s soccer ball―hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man, who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.

In the past, when I met a man, they ran as soon as they heard I was a widow with a child. Not this guy. No, he fell in love with my son, and in turn my son fell in love with him. But, it was hard to believe he felt the same about me. My job was to be the strong one―to protect our hearts from sweet dreams that never lasted.

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Women told me I was a master of romance. They were right. I knew how to sweep a woman off her feet, to make her feel special, and good in all the right places. I wasn’t a saint. I’ve had my share of one-night stands. They served their purpose, giving me a steady diet of romance without the hassle of commitment.

Then one day at the park, a soccer ball came careening toward my head, and my life changed in an instant. I never imagined that true love would come in the form of a five-year-old little boy. And then I got to know his mother: She was strong, independent, drop-dead gorgeous, and someone I desired – I just needed to prove it to her.

She called me Mr. Romeo, and that was fine with me.

Lesson learned: Love always trumps everything.

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Excerpt:

Luca’s POV

Only an inch separated our mouths, but the cool air that replaced her warm lips had me going back for more. Wanting to feel them again, the second time I pressed harder. She parted just enough to convey she also wanted more.

My conscience nagged, forcing me to again break the connection and end the temptation. Her breath hitched when I added more distance, as if I removed her source of oxygen.

“I better go,” I whispered. The uncertainty in her eyes killed me. “Sabrina, I don’t want to… I need to.”


Meet the Authors:

A.M. Madden:

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.

She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.


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Joanne Schwehm:

Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.

Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.

She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.

Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.

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 MY REVIEW:

Scoring Mr. Romeo is a single mom story that was very enjoyable to read.

I will admit I am a complete sucker for single mom/dad stories so when I saw the blurb, I was super interested in it. I am glad that it did not disappoint.

Luca and Sabrina both have their own lives, and neither of them are looking for love. When Luca runs into Sabrina and her son on two separate occasions, it seems like it is just meant to be. Even though Luca wasn’t looking for love, he knows a good thing when he sees it, and goes after what he wants. But being a single mom, Sabrina isn’t necessarily ready to let her guard down and let a man into both of her lives. Can they find a way to make it work? Or will they both realize that they have separate lives, and the two of them shouldn’t be mingled together?

First off, any man that steps up and takes care of his own, or not his own children has major props in my eyes. I think there is nothing sexier than a man being a role model to a child. It gets me every time. So to read about how much Luca enjoyed being around Sabrina’s son was SO enjoyable to read. More men should be like Luca. Sabrina does go a little haywire in my opinion, but I have always been open to love- but I have also never had to deal with being a single parent, so i can’t really pass judgement on her decision.

I am giving this book 4 stars because it was a fast and enjoyable read. It wasn’t a book that was going to change my life, but it also had points that I could respect and see both sides of their stories. The story line was interesting and I read it in one day. Again, if you are looking for something fun and a single parent story- I would definitely recommend this! It was definitely heartwarming and kept me interested the whole time.

Do you plan to read Scoring Mr. Romeo?