WWW Wednesday: October 5, 2016

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Welcome to the first WWW Wednesday of October! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading but is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three W’s are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So here we go…


Currently reading:

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Sadly, I had to return The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo before I finished reading it. I decided to request the audio version from the library to finish it in the future. I’m #16 on the waiting list, so it will be a while before I’m back to it.

My daughter and I are about 1/2 way through Return to the Isle of the Lost. This sequel is so cute!

I’m currently reading the much hyped Crooked Kingdom. It’s been slow going reading it because my weekend was packed with my daughter’s Friday night soccer skills clinic, 3 of her soccer games, and a girls’ night Def Leppard concert. It was fun but left me no time and too tired to read.


Recently finished:

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I really enjoyed reading this week. I got to read some fun books. Most of them were ARCS and I can tell you they are books to be watching for this month!

Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds, #1)
To Love and to Cherish (The Wedding Belles, #3)
The Rule Book (The Rule Breakers, #1)
What Light

Click on the book titles to read the reviews that I have already posted.


Reading Next:

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Next up is an ARC of the upcoming erotic romance by Anna Durand, Dangerous in a Kilt (Hot Scots, #1).

 

Review: Dirty English by Isla Madden-Mills

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Series: English, #1

Author: Isla Madden-Mills
Publication Date: October 10, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Synopsis:

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’ssupposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*


I kind of loved this book. Actually, there’s no kind of about it. Dirty English had a strong emotional pull that sucked me in and kept me reading. I read it in one evening. That’s how good the writing was. The nods to Pride and Prejudice were cool and added a unique, fun aspect to the story. I absolutely loved reading this NA romance.

While the writing may have sucked me in, my favorite thing about Dirty English was the characters. The connection between Elizabeth and Declan was fierce. I could feel the intensity of their feelings throughout the entire book. They had sexual chemistry that was off the charts, but what really got me was the sweetness of their emotional connection. They just got each other. It was beautiful.

I also adored the supporting characters. Dax was probably my favorite one of them. He was so happy-go-lucky. I loved the way he tried to get Declan all riled up. He just added so much fun to the story!

I only have a couple of gripes about this book. First, I have to admit the story was fairly predictable. I knew what was coming the entire time I was reading. I loved the characters so much I could easily look past it, but other might not be able to. Second, Blake. While I liked what his friendship with Elizabeth brought to the story, the way he and Shelley acted behind her back didn’t sit so well with me. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I was a little concerned. Maybe I just need a Blake book to explain it all! (That would awesome! Hint, hint Ms. Madden-Mills!)

Dirty English was a great NA read. It had all the things I would expect from the genre. It was emotional, angsty, fun and sexy. I loved it so much, I immediately downloaded the second book in the series.

Release Blitz Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

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BLURB:

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…

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REVIEW:

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I read and loved Rachel Van Dyken’s New Adult series Ruin, but I hadn’t had the chance to read any of her adult contemporaries yet. I was excited to get the chance with The Bachelor Auction. 

The Bachelor Auction was a fun Cinderella retelling. It didn’t follow the plot to a T, but I liked how it slightly resembled it. Rachel Van Dyken’s writing was just as good as I remembered it. It was cute and funny, but also touched on deeper emotions. The main characters in this story were pretty messed up. Each was dealing with their own pain and set of problems.

Jane was a very sweet woman. That was a good and bad thing. Good in that it made people like her (including me), but bad in that it made her a pushover. She let her sisters take advantage of her and ruin her self-confidence. I loved watching her grow throughout the book and learn to stand up for herself and what she wanted.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Brock. I understood the demons he was fighting, but his hot and cold attitude drove me nuts. I don’t think I would have been as understanding as Jane was. I would have been done with him long before he straightened himself out.

What really made this book were the supporting characters. There was an adorable meddling grandfather, hilariously rowdy farm animals, and witty twin brothers. The twin brothers were the best part of the entire thing. Their horny commentary had me laughing so hard. I hate to say it, but I kind of wished Jane would have run away with one of them…But I know their stories are coming up, so at least I’ll get more of them. I can’t wait to find out who they fall for!

Overall, The Bachelor Auction was a good start to what is bound to be a great new series. I’m really looking forward to reading what comes next for the Wellington family.

**I received an ARC from TRSOR Promotions via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

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rachel-van-dyken ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Villains I Love To Hate

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is All About The Villains. I’m going to narrow this topic down to my Top Ten Villains I Love To Hate. Some of these may not be your typical villains. I tried to think of characters I haven’t used in a villain post before.


1. Miranda
So Much More by Kim Holden

2. Brooke
Broken Prince by Erin Watt

3. The Octopus
Lily and the Octopus

4. Asa
Too Late by Colleen Hoover

5. Scott
Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

6. J.T.
Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

7. Nan
Up in Flames by Abby Glines

8. The Mom
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

9. Nate
Combative by Jay McLean

10. Della
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher


Did any of these bad guys or girls end up on your list?

Release Day Review & Excerpt: How to Catch an Heiress by Natalie Rios

How to Catch an Heiress
Series: Heiress Series, #1

Author: Natalie Rios
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Synopsis:

Anthony Carter has not had it easy in life. In a matter of months, he lost his mother to cancer along with his much coveted spot in a prestigious doctoral program. Swimming in debt, he’s been forced to move back to his hometown in rural Montana and take whatever job he can find. A drunken weekend in Vegas is exactly what he needs to help him forget his problems.

A recent break-up with her boyfriend of nearly a decade has left straight-laced Liz Rockwell disillusioned with love and in desperate need of a vacation. She gets more than she bargained for when one drunken night at a Vegas bar results in her being married to Anthony. Embarrassed by her lapse in judgment, Liz is ready to make this whole night just go away. A quickie divorce seems like the best solution to their problem, until Anthony realizes who Liz really is.

Known in the media as the Candy Heiress, billionaire Liz is the answer to Anthony’s prayers. All he has to do is convince her to write him a check. Unfortunately, Liz is not one to be easily intimidated or coerced. Discovering the Rockwell family secret may be Anthony’s only hope. But the more time he spends with the intelligent and tenacious Liz, the more he realizes their chapel wedding may not have been such a drunken mistake after all…


When Natalie Rios asked me if I would read her début novel How to Catch an Heiress I was excited. I love the whole waking up in Vegas married trope. There’s always a crazy fun story to lead to the waking up married thing. How to Catch an Heiress had one of those, but it also had something that made it unique. It had an heiress who could fix the groom’s problems.

When Liz and Anthony wake up married after a night of Vegas shenanigans, they agree they can’t stay married. They’re complete strangers who live across the country from each other. But when Anthony discovers Liz is an heiress, he realizes he shouldn’t be so quick to terminate their marriage. Anthony has a ton of debt and Liz can pay it. All he has to do is convince her to write him a check, and threatening to prevent their divorce might just do it.

I was really surprised by the writing in How to Catch an Heiress. It didn’t feel like a début novel at all. The story immediately caught my attention and never let go. Despite being a slow-burn romance, it moved at a very fast-paced. There were also a ton of funny moments peppered throughout the story. I smiled a lot while reading it.

I loved the characters. Liz and Anthony were perfect together — even when they were at war. The way they each tried to “win” was so much fun to read. I also loved seeing them realize that maybe what they wanted wasn’t what they needed. It was such a cute love story!

The supporting characters were pretty awesome, too. Liz’s family and friends were hilarious! I can’t even imagine meeting them the way Anthony did. I can’t wait to see them again in the rest of the series.

My only complaint about the whole story was when Anthony approached Liz after leaving Vegas. For someone who was supposed to be so smart, he acted so dumb. I didn’t really get that. It worked out for the story in the end, but it just felt weird at the time I was reading it.

Overall, I really enjoyed How to Catch an Heiress. I would recommend it to contemporary romance readers who are looking for a new favorite author. I can only imagine Natalie Rios’ will become an even more talented writer as time goes on. I’m very excited to read the next book in the series.

Excerpt:
Watching him squirm was fun, almost too much fun.
A muscle in his jaw twitched and if his teeth were clenched any tighter, they would probably break. He oh-so-gently set my card down on the entryway table, as if it were a grenade that needed to be handled with great care. When his gaze met mine again, I could see the worry in his eyes. It was finally hitting him that he was up the creek without a paddle.
“This,” I made whirling motion with my index finger, “is all so very predictable.”
That had his eyes narrowing, anger quickly replacing worry. “Predictable,” he snorted. “You don’t know anything about me. And what little you do know is hardly enough for you to be able to predict anything about me.”
“Oh, but I do know about you. Quite a bit, in fact. Shall I tell you what my research on you has turned up?”
His eyes and mouth widened with shock. “You researched me?”
“I’m the Candy Heiress, born to a family worth billions. Did you seriously think I would wake up suddenly married to a stranger and not immediately look into his criminal history? His life story?” Studying him, his expression told me that’s exactly what he’d thought. The prick. “Let’s see…Where should I begin? Perhaps chronologically?”
“Get on with it. You probably don’t have much,” he replied gruffly. “I was only a bit surprised because I’m not as searchable as you are, princess.”
The nickname had me sending him a withering look. “Don’t call me that.”
“I’ve Googled myself before. There’s hardly anything out there.” His words were like a gauntlet being thrown, a challenge I could not resist accepting. Like most people, he was underestimating me. A huge mistake on his part and a notion I was happy to disabuse him of.
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Review: Dark Water by Sara Bailey

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Author: Sara Bailey
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Note: I received an ARC from Nightingale Editions in exchange for an unbiased review.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Synopsis:

Friendship doesn’t die, it waits…

A haunting and lyrical novel, Dark Water is a psychologically intense portrait of adolescent yearning and obsession.

When Helena returns to her childhood home in Orkney, she is forced to face memories that she has spent half a lifetime running from. Her best friend, the charismatic Anastasia, disappeared after a swimming incident. But what really happened that night by the wrecks?


I have mixed feelings about Dark Water. On one hand, it was an incredibly strong debut novel. On the other, it didn’t really feel like a psychological thriller.

Sara Bailey’s writing in Dark Water is exceptional. The pictures she paints in her novel are clear and concise. Her descriptions of Orkney were so beautiful and haunting. They took over the novel at times, but that was a good thing because the setting played a huge part in the story. I liked the characters and their dark history.

There were a couple of things that kept me from truly appreciating Dark Water, though. First, The story unraveled so slowly that it never truly pulled me in. I wasn’t truly invested in it until the last third of the book. That’s when the story felt like it really took shape and built toward an amazing ending. Second, I was interested in the characters and their present points of view, but not as much as I was interested in the past. The little bits of it I got weren’t enough. I wanted more of them. They were the only parts that made me feel like I was reading a psychological thriller.

Overall, Dark Water was a well written and interesting tale of the bond of an obsessive adolescent friendship. It wasn’t quite the psychological thriller I was hoping, but it was still a tale I think readers of the genre might enjoy.

Rachel Van Dyken The Bachelor Auction Pre-Order Giveaway

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The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken will be released on October 4th, but… Did you know you can Pre-order your own paperback for a January delivery!

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BLURB:

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 . . .

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Cover Reveal: Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn

STROKED HARD will be here soon! Check out the amazing cover!

 

STROKED HARD
Scheduled to release: November 1, 2016
 Sports Romance
Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae
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He’s hot. Like, stop breathing kind of hot with his killer body, vivid blue eyes, and constant five o’clock shadow.
Did I mention his body?
Watching Hollis Knightly, Olympic diving gold medalist, man-pony specialist—and cocky bastard—stand up on the diving platform in nothing but a small piece of Spandex? Yeah, I’m beguiled.
And easily seduced.
I want to keep things light but he won’t leave me alone. And hell, if he’s not wearing me thin.
What is supposed to be a simple summer fling with a very hot man, has now morphed into a f*cked-up mess of feelings, attachment, and dare I say it…love. But I don’t do relationships. And Hollis Knightly does.

 

NOW AVAILABLE!

 

STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016

Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

BLURB:

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: September 20, 2016
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Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae
BLURB:
From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.
Yet there’s more.
Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.
I’m enamored. He’s captured me.
How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?


**STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.

About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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Review: Thank You, Goodnight by Andy Abramowitz

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Author: Andy Abramowitz

Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Genre: Fiction
Note: I received this book from Touchstone via Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an unbiased review.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Synopsis:

In Thank You, Goodnight, hailed by Billboard as “High Fidelity andAbout a Boy with a dose of Music & Lyrics thrown in,” the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band tries for one more swing at the fence.

Teddy Tremble is nearing forty and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days aren’t as exciting as the time he spent as the lead singer of Tremble, the rock band known for its mega-hit “It Feels Like a Lie,” but that life has long since passed its sell-by date.

But when Teddy gets a cryptic call from an old friend, he’s catapulted into contemplating the unthinkable: reuniting Tremble for one last shot at rewriting history. Never mind that the band members haven’t spoken in ten years, that they left the music scene in a blazing cloud of indifference, and that the only fans who seem to miss them reside in an obscure little town in Switzerland.

If Teddy manages to snooker his band mates out of their adult lives, can a once immature, self-involved fallen idol find his way back to the top—and possibly back to the one who got away?Thank You, Goodnight is début novelist Andy Abramowitz’s hilarious, honest, and “unfailingly heartfelt” (The Washington Post) story about love, lyrics, and finding one’s legacy in the unlikeliest of places.


I’m going to have to chalk my experience of reading Thank You, Goodnight up to “It’s not you, it’s me.”  I’m giving it three stars, but it probably deserves more. I don’t know if it’s because I wasn’t in the mood for this book or that I just couldn’t identify with it? I had trouble getting into it. The writing was really good, but I wasn’t interested or invested in the story until the fourth chapter. After that, my interest in the story would come and go.

My interest in the story was sporadic because all the characters and their relationships felt like they were on the surface level. None of the deeper aspects of their relationships were truly explored. Thank You, Goodnight focused mostly on Teddy’s desire to reunite his band. I enjoyed getting to know his old band mates, but the relationship I was most interested in was Teddy and Sara’s. I wanted it to be the main focus of the story instead of what Teddy had to do to get the band back together.

Thank You, Goodnight was a good début novel with lots of great descriptions. I enjoyed the more colorful characters, but needed more of an emotional connection to them. I would recommend Thank You, Goodnight to readers who are looking for a mid-life crisis novel that’s on the lighter side.

Stroked Long Excerpt & Giveaway

We’re so excited about the release of STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn! 

STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: September 20, 2016

Sports Romance

Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

BLURB:
From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.
Yet there’s more.
Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.
I’m enamored. He’s captured me.
How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?

**STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.

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EXCERPT:
She guides me to the side, out of the way of all the energetic children. Energetic is the politically correct way to describe them. Demon children is not.

“I’m aware you’re friends with Eva Banks.”

“Yes, is she okay?” I ask, a little worried.

“Of course.” Rita waves her hand in front of her face, dismissing my worry. “She’s done very well for herself and made quite the donation to start a foundation in honor of her mom, who used to volunteer here.”

“Oh, how wonderful.”

Eva and I know each other from school. When she was getting her master’s, I was completing my bachelor’s, but we were part of the same dorky art clubs and became good friends. Something tragic happened to her parents when she was young, but I never went into great detail about it with her, because frankly it’s none of my business. But I do know she and her brother donate as much time here as possible.

Yes, her brother . . .

Sigh.

Bodi Banks, Olympic royalty, masterful swimmer, gorgeous human being, and the most closed-off and quiet man you will ever meet.

The man is incredible.

I’ve spoken two sentences to him the entire time I’ve known Eva, and they didn’t generate much conversation.

One being: “You’re Bodi Banks, the swimmer.”

Well, duh, Ruby, he knows who the hell he is. You try coming up with something intelligent to say when a beast of a man is standing in front of you, his denim blue eyes staring through you.

Second time: “So you like swimming, huh?”

Another classic question coming directly from a bumbling idiot.

He politely grimaced at me, yes, grimaced, and walked away. It was humiliating. But, I always tell myself, it could have been worse. I’ve been known to throw a little fun punch here and there, so the fact that I held my fist at my side instead of saying, “So, you like swimming, huh?” while tapping his shoulder is a feat in itself.

Point to me!

But yeah, Eva’s brother is one of those mythical men you read about and follow on Instagram, wondering if he really does exist or if someone is Photoshopping your average Joe to make all women salivate over a little IG newsfeed.

Let me state for the record: he’s real. He’s so real I may have accidently poked him during my first encounter when I pointed out who he was . . . to him.

“You’re Bodi Banks, the swimmer.” *Pokes finger to chest*

I’m awkward as hell. At least I didn’t poke his nipple and then make it hard. Lord knows if that happened, I would have laughed and pointed at the hardened tip while restraining my fingers from flicking it once more.

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STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016

Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

BLURB:

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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