The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood

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Release Date: January 16, 2017

 

Synopsis

Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

 

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

 

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

 

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

 

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

 

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

 

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

 

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

 

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

 

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

 

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

 

 

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About the Author
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and contemporary romance author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s binging on Veronica Mars episodes and white cheddar popcorn.

 

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

 

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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

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lil_frontcover_loresI hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.

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Author Photo Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She has also served as the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
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Star Pupil by Rochelle Paige

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Griffin Stone isn’t known for his patience, but he manages to endure the three months until Avery Rose’s eighteenth birthday to pursue her. The hot teacher has a plan…

Step 1: Get close to Avery by replacing her set teacher.

Step 2: Make the gorgeous young actress fall for him—just like he’d done with her at first sight from across the studio lot.

Step 3: Teach her the most important lesson of all—that she belongs with him.

Warning: The sweet story might be short, but it has plenty of sexiness and an alpha male who will do whatever it takes to get his woman.

Please note: Star Pupil was previously published in the Hot For Teacher anthology.

I normally don’t read novellas. This book is making me change my mind on that front. These things are like crack! I could not put it down and then I found myself one-clicking another one and devouring it.

That said, I also don’t normally go for the student/teacher romance. Something about it just never sits well with me; maybe its where my mind goes with it. But this book actually worked really well and I found myself enjoying the story a lot and it opened my mind to a concept that I normally am dismissive of.

This book is short, but extremely steamy. Avery is an up-and-coming actress who Griffin sees from afar. He’s immediately drawn to her, but he also knows she isn’t of age…yet. So he bides his time. When they do meet, the chemistry is undeniable.

One facet I really loved of Avery and Griffin’s relationship is that he bolsters her confidence. There are a few scenes where he is truly paying attention to Avery and really helps her stand up for herself. Those scenes were actually some of my favorite in the book.

I would definitely recommend Avery and Griffin’s story. I loved the way it was presented and to me, it really shows the talent this author has to make me like something that I normally would shy away from.

Completely Yours by Erin Nicholas

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Completely Yours by Erin Nichols

Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that’s just how she likes it. She’s built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.

Zach Ashley doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he’s called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart?

This is my first book from Erin Nicholas and I am so pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

I feel like this sounds corny, but this book was so cool. I thought the author took the concept of the gamer/nerd trope and totally turned it upside down. As I read this book, many times I found myself admiring the author’s creativity. She took ideas that might be ones we’ve seen and completely flipped them around and then made them something totally new.

One really great example of this is Keira and her gaming. Also, Zach’s sister and her love of gaming. I feel like so many times the stereotype is that girls don’t play games or if they do, its in a hyper-sexed up aspect. This is not the case in this book. I also enjoyed seeing Zach not getting the concept of gaming and why it could be found fun.

With that said, we do see Zach and Keira evolve throughout the book. At some point, both of them, and even other supporting characters, learn some valuable life lessons. I appreciated this for both Zach and Keira but also for the supporting characters. However, it didn’t feel forced. It felt like based on the way the book was going, it made sense that our characters would need to either step up to the plate or be left behind.

I really found myself enjoying this story. When I first started it, I wasn’t totally sure I would like it. I know I said it before, but the way the author approached this book and was able to make common ideas into totally new ideas was really enjoyable to read. I will definitely be checking out more books from this author because I ended up enjoying this story so much.

Home Run by Heidi McLaughlin

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Title: Home Run
Series: The Boys of Summer #2
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Release Date: Jan 17, 2017
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Synopsis:
LOVE ISN’T A GAME . . .
I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .
Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.
But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.
All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.
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Into You by Ariana Grande
Don’t Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers & Daya
Animals- Maroon 5
Treasure- Bruno Mars
This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker- Maroon 5
Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
Where Are You Now – Skrillex & Justin Bieber
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Let Me Love You – Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne
Constant Crush – Verite
Something to Believe In – young the giant
Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
Boyfriend – Tegan & Sara
The One – Kodaline
House Party – Sam Hunt
Sippin on Fire – Florida Georgia Line
Smoke – A Thousand Horses
Wild Child – Kenny Chesney
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Break Up in a Small Town – Sam Hunt
I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Record Year – Eric Church
Author Info:
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.
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Its 4:51AM CST. I am awake because I just finished reading this amazing book. Am I in a book hangover? Am I still drunk off this book? I have no idea, but I can tell you that this book was seriously amazing.

One thing I really enjoyed about this book was how the story kept moving at a good pace. Our characters go through a lot and normally, I wouldn’t like that. The reason it works for this story is that nothing is dredged on for too long. Its enough so that we know what is happening, we can feel the emotion, but then life keeps moving. As I read this story, it reminded me of when my mom will say “it sounds like life”, usually after I’m complaining about something. Yes, these characters have highs and lows, but life doesn’t stop because of them.

As a huge baseball fan (Go Twins!), I really enjoyed the environment of this story. I really loved that we see a lot of baseball in this story. The reason I mention this is that in other sports romances, it seems like we never see much of the sport. Only the funny sexual innuendos or other comedic references. I appreciated seeing Cooper being so dedicated to the game and everything he went through to get where he was. I think we see athletes and sort of forget all the sacrifices they make for the game they love.

In this story, Ainsley deals with a lot. I related to her character immensely. I thought the author wrote some of these tough scenes really beautifully, without torturing the character or readers.

This book was fantastic. I found myself smiling, blushing, crying, then smiling again, more tears, more laughing. I do have the book’s playlist above and now after reading this book, the playlist is so accurate. Just seeing the songs made me see how they fit right into the story and I doubt I’ll be able to hear them and not think of Cooper and Ainsley.

I can’t resist the baseball pun: this book is a Grand Slam! Heidi McLaughlin keeps readers on the edge of their seat, and even with a full count, bases loaded, in the bottom of the 9th, Cooper and Ainsley bring us the win we all need.

Shattered by Helen Hardt COVER REVEAL

Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga #7) 

by Helen Hardt

Release Date: 29th August 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Ryan Steel is known in Snow Creek as the handsomest Steel brother with the most jovial personality. Now that his busy grape harvest and winemaking season is over, he’s happy to spend time with his family and help his brothers, Talon and Jonah, celebrate their impending nuptials. The Steels are taking a well-deserved break from the conspiracy surrounding them…until an unlikely woman and a long-buried secret shatter Ryan’s world. 
Detective Ruby Lee has been on her own since she was fifteen. When her past collides with the Steel family’s mysteries, she’s determined to find the truth. She has her own issues, and she’s not looking for a relationship, despite her all-consuming attraction to Ryan Steel. The gorgeous dark-haired man gets under her skin anyway…and he needs her. 
Together they explore both of their histories, but those pasts could cost them a future.

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#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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