Friday, December 20, 2019

#CoverRelease: Alexei (Chicago Blaze #5) by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for ALEXEI by Brenda Rothert. 
This is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the fifth title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series.  
Releases on January 28th.


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Book Blurb

Alexei I guess the party’s over—for now. When I wake up in the hospital after a DUI car crash, my new NHL team owner gives me an ultimatum – get sober or get packed for the minor leagues. So I talk the talk and go to rehab. I plan to breeze through, get sprung in 30 days or less and hit the road with my new team, the Chicago Blaze. All I have to do is charm my attractive, uptight rehab group leader into thinking I’ve changed—how hard could it be? Graysen I see right through Alexei Petrov.
My calling to save addicts from themselves before they self-destruct is deeply personal. Alexei’s hot and successful, sure. But he’s not okay, and he’s got a lot of work to do before graduating from my group. No one’s ever tested my boundaries like he does, though. I fight my desire and keep things professional, because the stakes couldn’t be higher—it’s not just my job that’s on the line, but also his life. The deeper we fall, though, the more he makes me question the mantra I live by: never trust your heart to an addict.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters. 


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Thursday, December 5, 2019

#BookSpotlight #Review: Lip Smacker by Alison G. Bailey


LIP SMACKER by Alison G. Bailey is LIVE! 

Are you ready for Logan Heath?!

Logan Heath was the sweetest and most beautiful boy I had ever seen. He was popular, smart, and the star quarterback of Fort Johnson High. Every girl in school followed him around in hopes of getting his attention. I was no different, except that I admired Logan from afar. With him being a superstar junior and me being an awkward freshman at a new school our coupling was a mere pipedream.
Implementing my topnotch investigating skills I learned from reading The Nancy Drew Mysteries, I followed Logan’s life from high school through his college career, and then some. Fearing that my stalker-ish tendencies were becoming more of a mental health issue, I purposely lost track of him five years ago. I admit since that time I have thought of Logan. And when I say thought I mean he has popped into one or forty R-rated dreams of mine.
The day he walked into my bakery, butterflies fluttered in my stomach, tingles tingled my skin, and a sequence of R-rated dreams flashed through my head. But I was no longer that awkward teenager, too scared to speak to him. I had grown into a confident woman. A woman who wanted to admire Logan Heath up close and personal. Unfortunately, from the very beginning Logan wanted something from me that I was not willing to give him. 


My hands landed on my hips. “You can’t set up a mobile office in my bakery.” “I have to work, Miss Smacker, and I am a paying customer.” He took a long sip of coffee. “This is your negotiating tactic? Wait out your target until she gets so annoyed she’ll sign anything to get rid of you?” “Not to boast, but I’ve never had a woman want to get rid of me. In fact, just the opposite.” Logan looked wistfully into the air. My guess, sexy memories of the long list of women he’s had encounters with. No doubt they were skinny, had big boobs, big hair, and legs for days, with cute Ivy League sorority names like Buffy, Felicity, and Poppy. “You can’t stay here the entire day,” I snapped. “Does that mean you’re ready to discuss Harper’s offer?” “It means get out. You lurking here in the corner will unnerve my customers.” “Your customers or you?” “My customers. You’re already on my nerves.” “Then let’s talk business.” “I’m busy!” He opened his laptop. “Do you have free WiFi?” “WiFi my ass.” I stomped toward the kitchen.  


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 Let me start by saying that Alison G. Bailey never disappoints. I've read pretty much all her books and they all bring something original and sweet to the table. 

Lip Smacker is funny, heartfelt, sexy, with a heroine full of sass, a grandmother who is a beautiful soul, and a swoony hero. A big investment company is looking to buy the bakery that Lip has put her heart and soul building from the ground up. And when they send a sexy attorney to try to convince Lip to sell, she receives the surprise of her life because she has known this man since she was a teenager. Logan is "the closer" and he has been assigned to get the spot where the bakery is in order to build a big hotel in that area, but sometimes things don't go according to plan and matters of the heart take the lead for the closer.

 Bailey has written a story that is as sweet as the cupcakes Lip makes. She shows us that perseverance and the love for what we do go along way keeping family together and showing the rest of the world that money can not buy memories (past and present,) or the quality time we get to spend with those we love. While most of the book has its very funny and witty moments as well as the heated moments between Lip and Logan, it also has that one moment that made me bawled, you know is coming but when it finally happens is heartbreaking, I think because it was written with so much care and love it affected me even more. 

You're going to love Lip, Logan and Wavy (grandma extraordinaire.) Grab a cupcake and your favorite beverage and enjoy this beautiful story.

Alison G. Bailey is an award winning, Amazon, and International bestselling author living in Charleston, South Carolina. At the age of ten she discovered her inner author, rewriting scenes from her favorite TV shows and movies. Alison wrote and produced several stage plays before turning her sights on the book world. Under the influence of large amounts of Diet Pepsi and her Spotify playlists, Alison writes thought provoking, emotional stories, full of love, and romance.

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#BookSpotlight: Southern Heartbreaker by Jessica Peterson

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He was the bad boy I fell for in college. Now he’s a sexy single dad and Charleston’s most successful venture capitalist. Dominant and decisive, Ford Montgomery is used to getting what he wants. And he just set his sights on me...
Southern Heartbreaker, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the Charleston Heat series by Jessica Peterson, is LIVE!

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Ford Montgomery was my first everything.
First love.
First guy I slept with.
First heartbreak when he dumped me without explanation.
A decade later, it’s just my luck he’s the first guy I run into after moving back to my hometown of Charleston. Three piece suit, tie, and a watch worth more than my car--being a mogul looks good on Ford. So does being a doting dad to his adorable four-year-old daughter.
I tell myself I can resist him. But one impulsive, ill-advised kiss later, and Ford is in hot pursuit. He’s determined to make up for his past mistakes, and convinces me to give him a second chance.
What started out as fun between the sheets gets really serious, really fast. Problem is, I swore I’d never give up the dreams I worked so hard for to settle down and do the family thing.
But seeing Ford light up around his daughter--seeing how he’s chasing his ambitions while rocking fatherhood--is making me rethink what I want out of life.
It doesn’t help that behind his corporate veneer is the bad boy I fell in love with. And bad boys aren’t afraid to play dirty...or break hearts.
Southern Heartbreaker is part of the Charleston Heat Series, which is a series of interconnected standalone novels set in the steamy southern town of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Another winner installment for this series.

Ford Montgomery and Eva Lang met ten years ago. He was her first love but also her first heartbreak. When life brings them together again, Eva realizes that the sizzling that was there years ago is still alive and kicking, but there's also a little twist to their encounter, Ford has a little girl. Problem is, Eva doesn't want kids. Can these two get over their issues from their past and can Eva learn to love a little girl who needs a mother?

I absolutely loved Eva's drive to have a career and the life she always dreamed about, I think her reluctance of having children was driven by fear that she was going to lose all she worked so hard for. Until she meets Bryce, Ford's little girl, she doesn't realize that she can have it all without losing her identity. Ford regrets breaking Eva's heart while his own heart is still in pain due to losing his wife, but he has put all his time and energy into taking care of his beautiful girl and work. What Ford and Eva has is magical, the chemistry is hot, and their times together are very steamy and passionate.

This book show us that sometimes work is not everything, that sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture and realize that all you imagine was going to fulfill you is not what is going to make you accomplished. Love this series! Highly recommended!!!

About Jessica

Jessica Peterson writes smart, sexy romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Frasier, and Edward Cullen, and it wasn’t long before she started creating irresistible heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.
She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.

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