Guest Review: The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Forever Romance
Source: Publisher
Pages: 368
Guest Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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What do you do when you can't control your feelings for someone? When you know you shouldn't go there? Not even in your head. 

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy-the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she's already in too deep. And Jack isn't only dangerous. He is forbidden.

Review: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

Author: Santino Hassell
Series: The Barons #1
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Intermix
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 251
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The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…

Release Week Blitz: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell!


#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie McGuire Signs Three-Book Deal With Forever Romance!

New York, NY—August 9, 2017

Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group has acquired the world rights from Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency to a new trilogy by Jamie McGuire, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling BEAUTIFUL and MADDOX BROTHERS romance series.  At GCP, Leah Hultenschmidt, Editorial Director for Forever, acquired world rights and will edit the series.

In North America, the CRASH AND BURN series will be published as simultaneous trade paperback, e-book, and audio editions with the first book releasing in Fall 2018.  A mass-market edition will follow in 2019.

The CRASH AND BURN trilogy follows the Alpine Hotshots, a diverse group of elite wildfire firefighters who work in the most remote mountains of the U.S., pushed beyond their limits, unafraid to die if not for losing those they love.

“Ever since readers first met some of the Hotshots in my Maddox Brothers series, they’ve been asking for more, and I’m so excited to be working with the great team at Forever to bring them a closer look at these fascinating men and women,” McGuire says.

“We’ve been longtime fans of Jamie and are thrilled to have her join the GCP and Forever family with this new series,” says Beth deGuzman, VP, Digital and Paperback Publisher for GCP. “Her emotional stories and strong characters are absolutely unforgettable.”

Jamie McGuire became an international sensation with her instant bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, and she’s been a consistent bestseller ever since.  She lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband and three children.



About Forever
Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, publishes romantic fiction ranging from light-hearted and contemporary to dramatic and historical, as well as erotic, romantic suspense, and enthralling paranormal. Authors include #1 New York Times bestsellers Jodi Ellen Malpas and Rachel Van Dyken; New York Times bestsellers Kristen Ashley, Elizabeth Hoyt, Rebecca Zanetti, Grace Burrowes, J. Daniels, Mia Sheridan and Denise Grover Swank; and USA Today bestsellers Debbie Mason and Carolyn Brown.  For more information about Forever, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ForeverRomance.


About Grand Central Publishing:
Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback and mass market books and e-books that cater to every kind of reader. Our imprints are Twelve, Grand Central Life & Style, Forever and Forever Yours.


About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, Hachette Audio, and the Perseus Book Group.

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Guest Review: When I Need You by Lorelei James

Title: When I Need You
Series: Need You #4
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Source: Publisher
Pages: 368
Guest Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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Rules are tossed aside when a pro football player joins forces with a spitfire cheerleading coach in New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s brand-new romance…

Heir to Lund Industries and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating:
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel
So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three.

Rowan didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete. Been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict no fraternization policy because the sexy man defines temptation.

But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player…on and off the field.

Guest Review: Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward

Title: Devil's Cut
Series: The Bourbon Kings #3
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Ballantine/Random House
Source: Publisher
Pages: 418
Guest Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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In #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s thrilling finale to her Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch—and a shocking arrest.

At first, the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom . . . but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company’s biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there’s the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.

Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward’s shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer—only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game-changing.

As Lane rushes to discover the truth, and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some, this is good; for others, it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing is for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.