Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 336
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series.

In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... 

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....

Review: Mistletoe Games by Jaci Burton + Surprise Giveaway!

Author: Jaci Burton
Series: Play-by-Play #6.5, 8.5, 10.5
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 384
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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No one brings the sexy out in sports like Jaci Burton, the author of the New York Times bestselling Play-by-Play novels. Now, she puts together a holiday hat trick with three novellas featuring the hottest sports around: baseball, hockey, and surfing—because hard bodies are always in season...

Holiday Games 
For the high-achieving Elizabeth and her husband, baseball player Gavin Riley, failure is not an option. So when it comes to making a baby, they’re not about to let any holiday distractions get in the way of their necessary pleasures...

Holiday on Ice 
It’s the season for giving and superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer is ready to give dancer Stella Slovinski his heart wrapped up in bow. But he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away...

Hot Holiday Nights 
Christmas in Hawaii brings sports agent Tori Baldwin two presents: a young surfer at the top of his game and his business manager. But this hot threesome has to decide if the romantic wave they’ve caught is nothing more than a vacation fling, or the kind of love that could change their lives forever...

Release Day Blitz: Between Love and Loyalty by Shannyn Schroeder + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Press Release: Avon Books Celebrating Diamond Anniversary with a HUGE Giveaway!

Avon Books Invites Readers to Enter to Win an Eastern Caribbean Cruise and a Boatload of Novels!

NEW YORK, NY, October 17, 2016 – Who wouldn’t want to celebrate a landmark event with a once-in-a-lifetime cruise?  This year, Avon Books, leading romance publisher and imprint of HarperCollins, celebrates its 75th anniversary by offering readers the chance to win a seven day Eastern Caribbean cruise for two people, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL, courtesy of Princess Cruises. In addition, the winner will receive a $500 gift card that may be used toward airfare…and a boatload of 25 Avon books!

Launched in 1941, Avon is renowned for widely popularizing the historical romance category.  Today, Avon is recognized as the “Diamond Standard of romance,” and the imprint is proud to publish the best and brightest authors in the romance industry.  What’s more romantic than a getaway on the “Love Boat?”  The publisher is ecstatic to share that Princess Cruises has generously donated an indulgent cruise for two to help commemorate Avon’s diamond anniversary.  Promotional partners BookingBuddy®, and Woman’s Day have joined forces to float airfare for two, with a travel gift certificate valued at $500.

No great vacation is complete without some “me” time – and Avon is generously providing the winner with ultimate voyage of imagination: an extensive library of 25 timeless romances, including: 
The Earl – Katharine Ashe; How the Duke was Won – Lenora Bell; Lord of Scoundrels – Loretta Chase; Black Lyon – Jude Deveraux; That Scandalous Evening – Christina Dodd; Halfway to the Grave – Jeaniene Frost; Simply Irresistible – Rachel Gibson; Waking Up with the Duke – Lorraine Heath; Frost Line – Linda Howard and Linda Jones; My American Duchess – Eloisa James; Forbidden – Beverly Jenkins; Ride Hard – Laura Kaye; Flowers from the Storm – Laura Kinsale; Devil in Winter – Lisa Kleypas; Gentle Rogue – Johanna Lindsey; Hot in Hellcat Canyon – Julie Anne Long; The Rogue Not Taken – Sarah MacLean; The Fairest of them All – Cathy Maxwell;  Match Me If You Can – Susan Elizabeth Phillips; The Duke and I – Julia Quinn; The Scottish Duke – Karen Ranney; Stone Cold Cowboy – Jennifer Ryan; Runaway Vampire – Lynsay Sands; Sweet Little Lies – Jill Shalvis; Shanna – Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

Note: As part of this special promotion, select Avon romances will also be available in gift shops onboard all ships in the Princess Cruises fleet during the month of October.

The Avon 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007.  Must be legal U.S. resident 18 or over.  Sweepstakes begins October 11, 2016 12:00 p.m. (ET) and ends on November 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Offer void in Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and all U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For more information and Official Rules visit

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Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona #1
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Forever Romance
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 352
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

Book Tour: Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Review: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Author: Lorelei James
Series: Need You #2
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Berkley Books
Source: Publisher
Pages: 368
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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The second sexy novel in the Need You series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.

Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. So when she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot, blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life.

Walker Lund never expected that a chance at love would hit him right on the mouth. Since the moment his brother decided to settle down, Walker has been dodging his family’s hopes that he’ll do the same.  He’s never been interested in following in anyone’s footsteps. But when he discovers his sexy assailant has given him a fake name and number he suddenly finds himself in the mood for a little hot pursuit...

Review: Homecoming by Shannon Stacey

Author: Shannon Stacey
Series: Boys of Fall #3
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Jove
Source: Publisher
Pages:  303
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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The New York Times bestselling author of Defending Hearts returns to small-town New Hampshire where a substitute football coach and a guidance counselor tackle love.

They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School’s legendary championship football team. Fourteen years later, they’re back to relive their glory, save the team—and find themselves again . . .

Sam Leavitt has returned home to Stewart Mills with one goal: to fill in for Coach McDonnell and lead the high school football team to the championship. He doesn’t have time for distractions or commitments—but he’s unable to resist falling for the sexy guidance counselor he shared a hot night with months ago.

Jen Cooper knows what she’s looking for long-term, and it’s not Sam—even though the night they shared was explosive. Now, with Sam back in town and working by her side, picking up where they left off is too great a temptation to resist. But before long their fun fling is looking like a future together. And as the championship approaches, Sam is faced with a big decision that will either break them apart—or help them find their way home.

Review: Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti

Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Forever Romance
Source: Publisher
Pages: 400
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...

Review: Dare To Stay by Jen McLaughlin

Author: Jen McLaughlin
Series: The Sons of Steel Row #2
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Signet (Berkley)
Source: Publisher
Pages: 336
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4 Stars
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Fans of Katie Ashley, Joanna Wylde, Kristen Ashley, Sophie Jackson and Katee Robert will be thrilled by this dark, steamy series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Out of Line novels, where one gang of criminals knows just how being bad can be so good...

Bruised and bloodied on Boston's mean streets, Chris O'Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A safe haven comes to mind - the home of the perfect girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he finds himself on her doorstep.

When Molly agrees to let Chris inside her home, she realizes she's also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off him like steam, and yet she can't bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there's a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she's never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he'll stay...

The stakes are dangerously high...and the passion is seriously intense. Follow the exploits of the Sons of Steel Row in Dare To Run and Dare To Stay.

Author Q&A & Review: Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Release Day Blast: Safe from Harm by Kate SeRine + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Virtual Tour & Review Stop: His To Protect by Karen Rock + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Release Day Blitz: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Release Day Blitz: License to Shift by Kathy Lyons + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Release Day Blitz: Getting Dirty With The CEO by Mia Sosa

Release Day Blitz: Renegade Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Release Day Blitz: Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks + Giveaway!

Review: Break of Day by Mari Madison

Author: Mari Madison
Series: Exclusive Romance #2
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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There’s a chance of a heat wave for the crew at News 9 San Diego...

Asher Anderson is an amazing surfer—with a body to match—but he’s pretty much the world’s worst weatherman. He’d prefer to catch the perfect swells in the morning so he tapes his forecasts in advance—it never rains much in San Diego anyway. The suits at News 9, however, would love to fire him, but since he’s the son of the station owner, they’ll just have to get creative...

Piper Strong thinks she’s scored her dream job when she’s promoted to weather producer. Glorified babysitter is more like it—she’s now responsible for bringing Asher back to shore. The problem is she’s afraid of the water, and she wasn’t counting on her growing attraction to Asher. But if Piper can just weather this storm, she'll be able to carve out a career to be proud of—and maybe even a place in her heart for love....