Cover Reveal: Secret Puck (Rebecca Jenshak)

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Secret Puck: Campus Nights #1 is a friends-to-lovers, brother’s teammate romance releasing OCTOBER 19th! This is Heath’s story!!!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 Secretly hooking up with the team captain’s sister was a bad idea. Would I do it all over again?

In a heartbeat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors In the Titles

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Today’s topic is:

Books with Colors In the Titles

These are all ones I’ve read in the past.

1. Black Lies
Author: Alessandra Torre

2. White Oleander
Author: Janet Finch

3. Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E.L. James

4. Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard

5. A Different Blue
Author: Amy Harmon

6. Bellman & Black
Author: Diane Setterfield

7. Words in Deep Blue
Author: Cath Crowley

8. The Silver Swan
Author: Amo Jones

9. Dirty Red
Author: Tarryn Fisher

10. Emerald
Author: Elle Casey

 

Mini Reviews: The Girl in the Love Song & 40-Love

The Girl in the Love Song
Series: Lost Boys, #1
Author: Emma Scott
Publication Date: June 7, 2020
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ 

Synopsis:

At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys…

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice.

Until Violet.

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back.

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications.

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020

My thoughts:

This book was VERY angst filled. More so than any other book I’ve read by this author. The level of angst was too much for me, honestly. Even though I loved the characters and the story, I had a hard time bringing myself to read it. After about 20% I ended up skimming through until Part 4 where I started reading again. I hate that I did that, but I didn’t want to not finish it. It really was a vbeautiful story with a fantastic ending.

40-Love
Series: There’s Something About Marysburg, #2
Author: Olivia Dade
Publication Date: May 16, 2020
Publisher: Hussies & Harpies Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Synopsis:

This match is no game.

When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that fly.

Lucas, a former top-level tennis pro now giving lessons at the resort, fled there after the abrupt, painful end to his injury-plagued career. But he’s finally ready to move on with his life—and after a few late-night, hands-on sessions with Tess, he’s eager to prove he’s the ace she wants.

But this match comes with challenges: She’s forty, and at twenty-six, he’s barely old enough to rent a car. Worse, they only have two weeks together before Tess returns to her assistant-principal life in Virginia. During that brief time, they’ll have to play hard, take a few risks, and find out whether their chemistry is a one-shot wonder…or whether they’re meant to be doubles partners for life.

My thoughts:

I’m pretty new to Olivia Dade’s writing. This only my second book by her. I really like how she combines strong, relatable women with hot guys. It’s a nice change from perfect bodies all the time. I enjoyed this book a lot, but there were times where the MC’s hangups about her body and perceived self bugged me. I got over it, though, because I loved the guy who won her heart. It was a fun vacation read.

New-to-Me Author Summer Bingo UPDATE #2

My blogger friend Jessica over at Reading with Jessica has set up a summer bingo challenge with Jana at Artsy Reader Girl. I am going to attempt to play along this summer. I’ll update you with how I’m doing periodically.

NEW-TO-ME AUTHOR SUMMER BINGO

The Basics:

  • This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st.
  • You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
  • Each book only counts for one bingo spot. You can’t use one book for multiple spots.
  • A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
  • Feel free to use any genre for this challenge. Multiple genres even!
  • Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on social media/blog posts.

Bingo Card:

Where you can join:

*UPDATE*

Completed Bingo squares are off. Titles are linked to my reviews.

My TBR: COMPLETED!!!

Recommended by a friend: Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Over 400 pages long: One More Step by Assorted Authors – 658 pages and I’m kind of cheating here because this is an anthology. I have read some of the authors, but many were new to me. At least 15 out of 25. It counts, right?
Features a vacation: Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd
First in a series: The Hook Up (Game On, #1) by Kristen Callihan
Standalone: The First Score by Amie Knight

Extra Squares Marked Off:

A Holiday is Celebrated: Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, #1) by Claudia Conner
Contemporary: Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1) by Talia Hibbert
Summer 2020 Release: Living at the Frat House by Penny Wylder
Hyped: The Roommate by Rosie Danan

I got a Bingo! Now, everything else is just extra.

Promo Tour: Engagement & Espionage (Penny Reid)

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Engagement and Espionage, an all-new quirky and swoon-worthy romantic comedy featuring fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

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Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!

But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear.

Sabotage!

Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?

‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

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Download your copy today!

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Meet Penny Reid: PennyReid Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Review: The Girl Next Door (Emma Hart)

The Girl Next Door
Series: The Girl Next Door, #1
Author: Emma Hart
Publication: July 21, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Synopsis:

One accidental pregnancy. One fake husband. What can go wrong?

There’s nothing like starting your Monday morning with a positive pregnancy test.
Trust me, I know. Because I’m looking at one right now.
All I can think is: Oh, hell. My grandmother is going to kill me.
This might just send her to an early grave, so there’s only one option—pretending the father is my new husband.
If only he’d agree to fake it.
Kai Connors was supposed to be nothing more than a one-night stand. A long, dirty, one-night stand fueled by one too many tequila shots, where the only promise was to never speak of it again.
But if my unfairly sexy next-door neighbor gets his way, this fake marriage could turn out to be very, very real…


Before I start this review, if you’re at all interested in this book after reading the blurb, I highly recommend The One Night Stand Next Door. It’s the free prequel novella to this book and it sets up the entire scenario. It was a fun read.

As for The Girl Next Door, it was also incredibly fun to read. I loved Ivy. She had this snarky, sarcastic sense of humor that I loved. I was constantly laughing at the stuff that came out of her mouth. Her thoughts and opinions on pregnancy were fantastic. I could relate.

I also enjoyed Kai. He was the sweetness to Ivy’s spunk. I loved how he reacted to both Ivy and the pregnancy. I don’t think the surprise pregnancy trope would have been half as fun without the personality of his character. Kai and Ivy’s love story was just so entertaining and lovable.

I do have one complaint about this book. It was shorter than I wanted it to be. It ended up at an epilogue way faster than I wanted or expected. It was almost startling. I wanted more time with Kai and Ivy. It didn’t change my feelings about the book, just disappointed me a bit.

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WWW Wednesday: July 29, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

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


Recently Read

What have I been doing this past week? Listening to Folklore ts over and over and over. Other than, that I was kind of in a reading slump. It might not look like it now, but it was a real thing. I started The Girl in the Love Song (Lost Boys, #1), but it was too angsty for my mood so I put it aside. I picked up a couple of fluffy Kendall Ryan books to get me back in the reading mood. Then, I read an ARC of The Girl Next Door and 40-Love (There’s Something About Marysburg, #2).

Currently Reading

I’m reading an ARC of Leo (Preston Brothers, #3.

Reading Next

I don’t even know. I am definitely mood reading these days, so we’ll see…

What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA (Part 2)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Today’s topic is:

FREEBIE

A while back I did a TTT post on books that helped pave the way from YA to NA. I decided that for my freebie topic today, I’m going to give you more examples with:

Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA (Part 2)

1. If you liked Pushing the Limits, try This is Falling.

What they have in common: Big on emotions and baseball. They also are first books in a great series.

2. If you liked Autoboyography, try Goodbye Paradise.

What they have in common: LBGTQ+ romances with a religious aspect.

3. If you liked What Happened to Goodbye, try The Simple Wild.

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What they have in common: emotional and physical journeys to learn about their parents and the past. Oh, and cute romances.

4. If you liked P.S. I Like You, try Let’s Get Textual.

What they have in common: both books fall in the cute romance category and anonymous communication before they figure out who the messages are coming from.

5. If you liked Alex, Approximately, try Where I Belong.

What they have in common: summer vibes, moving, and fun romances.

6. If you liked The Heartbreakers, try Cake.

What they have in common: Sweet rock star romances with some heavy emotions and topics.

7. If you liked Fallen Crest High, try Addicted to You.

What they have in common: darker, edgier, and angsty. Both also have a group of friends/family that you want to know all about.

8. If you liked The Field Party, try Kick Push.

What they have in common: there’s big emotions in both of these.  They have female MCs who don’t speak due to past trauma and supportive guys.

9. If you liked On the Fence, try The Friend Zone.

What they have in common: best friends to more, sports.

10. If you liked Delicate Monsters, try Marrow.

What they have in common: to put it plainly, they’re both super messed up. Dark and twisted — great for psychological thriller readers.

Review: Hate the Player (Max Monroe)

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Hate the Player
Author: Max Monroe
Publication Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

“Roses are red, violets are blue, stay away from Andrew Watson’s *ahem* because no other women ever do.”

That’s quite the way to start a conversation at a casual lunch, huh? Grilled chicken, French fries, and pelvic-fatigue, oh my!

And that’s not even the worst of it.

My friend Raquel didn’t pull any punches when she warned me about my brand-new costar and his notoriously player-esque ways. Apparently, my most important mission on my first role in a feature film is to stay immune to his charms.

Are you kidding me? Production costs on this movie are in the hundreds of thousands a day, and staying away from a panty-whispering, vajayjay-charmer is supposed to be at the top of my list? Pfft. Puh-lease.

It doesn’t matter that he’s annoyingly attractive, uber rich, crazy famous, and lusted after by ninety percent of the female population; Andrew Watson is trouble with a capital T—especially for a woman like me.

As a preventative measure, I’ve decided to go ahead and hate him.

Don’t worry, you guys, I’m completely in control. There’s absolutely no way I’m going to do something stupid like fall in love with him.

I can hate the player but still secretly love his addictive game.

I’m sure of it.


ADORABLE! HILARIOUS! Hate the Player was everything I was expecting from the duo behind Max Monroe and more. Now I love everything they write, but this one was especially entertaining. There was something about the celebrity trope combined with the enemies to lovers one that made for a great time. Birdie, the confident country music star, was a fish out of water in the acting world. Famous womanizing actor Andrew helping her find her groove was one cute moment after another. Even when they were slinging insults at each other this book was nothing but fun. Their chemistry was off the charts. Add in some cameos from the first couple of books in this series, and it was PERFECTION! Max Monroe’s humor shined so bright. I smiled so hard. This is the stay at home and read romance everyone needs in their lives right now. I already want to do a re-read.

Hate the Player, a slow burn and hilarious romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe is available now!

Download your copy today or read for Free on Kindle Unlimited!

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About Max Monroe

A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.

Connect with Max Monroe

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Review: The Roommate (Rosie Danan)

The Roommate
Author: Rosie Danan
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

House Rules:
Do your own dishes
Knock before entering the bathroom
Never look up your roommate online

The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true.

After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet…

Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.


The Roommate was sooooo much fun to read! I smiled so hard. My husband was making fun of me from across the room because of the gigantic smile on my face. I just couldn’t help it. The Roommate was adorable, sweet, slightly innocent while also being extremely sexy. I don’t know how Rosie Danan managed to combine those two things, but she did and she did it well.

What was so fun about this book? Well, it stars an uptight young women who is breaking free from her socialite upbringing. Clara thinks she’s going to be roommates with her childhood best friend who she’s had a crush on FOREVER. Everett throws a kink in her plans to seduce him when he rents out his room to someone else for the summer. Josh isn’t at all what Clara was expecting for the summer — he’s a porn star. You can only imagine the shenanigans that take place once Clara figures out what Josh does for a living, and how things take a turn when Clara finds herself falling for Josh. It was all kind of crazy, sweet fun.

I guess what made me love this one so much was the writing and the romance. I am not a fan of third person, and this would have been that much better in first person, but I didn’t care. I was so in love with the story and the way it was written. There was so much heart and that’s what mattered. It was a fabulous read. I can’t believe it was a debut novel! I cannot wait to find out what Danan has coming next.